Not Rated | | Action, Sci-Fi
The creator of a scientific device is kidnapped, and his daughter enlists the help of a private detective whose investigations lead them to a remote Pacific isle where they confront the evil and shocking descendants of a long-dead pirate.
CHAPTER TITLES: 1. Secret Weapon; 2. Satan's Web; 3. The Murder Machine; 4. The Lethal Chamber; 5. Mephisto's Mantrap; 6. Ocean Tomb; 7. The Death Drop; 8. Bombs Away; 9. The Fatal Flood; 10. The Sable Shroud; 11. Satan's Shadow; 12. Cauldron of Cremation; 13. Bridge to Eternity; 14. Power Dive to Doom; 15. Fatal Transformation.
You wouldn't dare trick me?
Prof. William Forrest: Trick you? I'd kill you if I thought I could escape afterwards! As it is, I'm obeying orders.
Capt. Mephisto: Don't tax my patience too far!
Chapter 9: The water coursing through the tunnels is a muddy brown, but when it exits the tunnel is white.
This Republic serial was edited down to a feature film and released under the title "Captain Mephisto and the Tranformation Machine."