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SOS Coast Guard (1937)

Approved | | Adventure, Horror, Romance | 28 August 1937 (USA)
A mad scientist tries to sell his formula for a dist integrating gas to foreign powers.

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Barry Shipman (screenplay), Franklin Adreon (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ralph Byrd ... Lt. Terry Kent
Bela Lugosi ... Boroff
Maxine Doyle ... Jean Norman
Richard Alexander ... Thorg
Lee Ford Lee Ford ... Snapper McGee
Herbert Rawlinson ... Cmdr. Boyle
John Picorri ... G.A. Rackerby [Chs. 2-12]
Lawrence Grant ... Rabinisi - Boroff's Spokesman at Screening [Ch. 1]
Thomas Carr Thomas Carr ... Ens. Jim Kent [Ch. 1]
Carleton Young ... Henchman Dodds [Ch. 4]
Allen Connor ... Dick Norman
George Chesebro ... L.H. Degado - Chief Thug [Ch. 5]
Ranny Weeks Ranny Weeks ... Wies - Ambulance Orderly Thug [Ch. 4]
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Storyline

A 12-episode serial. The government of Marovania hires the wicked Boroff to manufacture a powerful gas that causes mass disintegration. Boroff is en route to Marovania with a boatload of arnatite to make the gas when his steamer runs aground off the California coast. Boroff soon commits a murder. The Coast Guard, led by Lt. Terry Kent, must hunt Boroff, figure out his plan and where the arnatite is, capture and dispose of any gas Boroff manages to make, and protect the safety of civilians, including Terry's special friend, ubiquitous reporter Jean Norman, and her chatty photographer, Snapper McGee. Aiding Boroff is his slave Thorg, a formidable giant. Kent must often use his fists. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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ADVENTURE....THAT SWEEPS THE SEA! ROMANCE...THAT SWEEPS THE HEART! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guarda Costa Alerta See more »

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Budget:

$107,217 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The chapters tend to be pretty repetitive, with a lot of running around and long fist fights in each, and Bela Lugosi having barely one scene, on average. See more »

Goofs

After Boroff enters the cave in Chapter 10, Bela Lugosi puts his hat down and mouths some words, but for about a second, no sound is heard out at first. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Terry Kent: You might as well surrender, Boroff. You can't get away from the Coast Guard.
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Typical exciting Republic serial fare.
19 April 1999 | by Steve-171See all my reviews

Typically exciting Republic serial, with Ralph Byrd, who went on to a career as Dick Tracy, in stalwart form with an unlimited supply of dress uniforms: in every chapter he's either dirtied, soaked, or blown up, but he always comes back conforming to regulations. Lugosi is evil scientist with a gas that disintegrates almost everything. Some great (and some laughable) special effects from the Lydecker brothers, gaining experience that would make them tops in the field in coming years.


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