Blake of Scotland Yard (II) (1937)

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Sir James Blake has retired from Scotland Yard so that he can assist his niece Hope and her friend Jerry in developing an apparatus they have invented. Sir James thinks that their invention... See full summary »


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  • Joan Barclay, Ralph Byrd, and Herbert Rawlinson in Blake of Scotland Yard (1937)
  • Ralph Byrd in Blake of Scotland Yard (1937)

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Director:

Robert F. Hill

Writers:

Robert F. Hill (original story), Basil Dickey (screenplay), William Buchanan (screenplay)

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17 April 2019 | Tweekums
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| You can't make a good seventy minute film from a five hour serial
Sir James Blake is a retired Scotland Yard police officer who has helped invented a 'Death Ray', along with his niece, Hope; and her friend Jerry Sheehan. He doesn't intend this to be used for conquest though; he intends to give it to the League of Nations so it can be used to prevent all aggressive military action. As well as guaranteeing peace it will put the munitions industry out of business. After a successful demonstration the device is stolen buy people working for a character known as Scorpion. Now they must recover the device and identify the dastardly Scorpion.

This seventy minute film is a heavily cut down version of a serial that totalled over five hours in length and it shows. It opens well enough with the demonstration of the device but after it is stolen it is almost non-stop action; sometimes that is a good thing but here it was just one scrap after another with little real sense of danger; it was repetitive rather than exciting. The villain is distinctly weak; a man who moves like an ape and hides his face behind a large lobster like claw. I'd normally comment on the quality of the acting but that seems more than a little unfair as most of their work on this story doesn't feature in this film. Overall not really something worth seeking out; if like me you got it on a DVD with a couple of other films it is worth watching once.

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Release Date:

30 January 1937

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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