Blackhawk: Fearless Champion of Freedom (1952)

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Based on a successful comic book that began in 1941, the Blackhawks were seven flyers who banded together during WW II to fight the Nazis. After the war, they continued to fight evil where ... See full summary »


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27 August 2015 | feakes
Men of Iron strike hold no fear when brave hearts hold freedom dear we're the Blackhawks
Blackhawk holds a special place in my heart as being one of the last great serials. Being a lifelong fan of the Blackhawk comics. I found the serial on VHS tape and watched it. It gets a lot of the details wrong and omits some of the Hawk's it basically uses Stan Olaf Chuck and Chop Chop while using Hendrickson as a mechanic and Andre is in the background mostly. but this is Kirk Alyn's show. the plot is a clichéd 50's plot a foreign country wants a secret weapon and only our black knights can stop them . not high brow entertainment but if you were a kid in the 50's this was as good as it got. and it still is . The Glory days of the serial had come to a end but the cliffhangers were still reliable money earners . gone were the glory days of The Adventures of Captain Marvel Superman and Flash Gordon. the Serials were falling in quality and produced the First Batman serial The Phantom and later on Batman and Robin and The Bruce Gentry serials. The magic was still there but the stories were not as good and the acting phoned in. With blackhawk you got a sense that these people enjoyed making it. and while the story is for the younger kids the adults will love it too as it lets them be a kid again and cheer on the good guys .. A bit of old magic still exists and Blackhawk proves it.

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