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The Spider Returns (1941)

The evil and masked "Gargoyle" is sabotaging all of America's industrial plants. It is up to the Spider to save the country.

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James W. Horne

Writers:

Morgan Cox (story) (as Morgan B. Cox), Lawrence Taylor (story) (as Lawrence E. Taylor) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Warren Hull ... Richard Wentworth / The Spider / Blinky McQuade
Mary Ainslee ... Nita Van Sloan
Dave O'Brien ... Jackson, Wentworth's Aide
Joseph W. Girard ... Police Commissioner Kirk (as Joe Girard)
Kenne Duncan ... Ram Singh, Wentworth's Hindu Chauffeur (as Kenneth Duncan)
Corbet Morris ... McLeod
Bryant Washburn ... Westfall
Charles Miller Charles Miller ... Mr. Van Sloan
Anthony Warde ... Henchman Trigger
Harry Harvey ... Stephen
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Columbia's 14th serial (between "White Eagle" and "The Iron Claw") and the second serial based upon the character in the pulp magazine from Popular Publications "The Spider Magazine." Some sources, evidently based on their knowledge that L. Ron Hubbard and Norvell Page wrote stories for that magazine, have incorrectly credited them as being writers of this serial. The only serial that L. Ron Hubbard wrote was 1938's "The Secret of Treasure Island" filmed by Columbia, and the only connection Page has is that he wrote stories about the character in the magazine. Chapter One, "The Stolen Plans", has a gang of saboteurs, led by The Gargoyle, a mysterious and powerful agent for an unnamed country, playing havoc with National Defense projects. Socialite Richard Wentworth (Warren Hull), alias the Spider, returns to continue his crusade against the underworld. Wentworth calls a meeting of the nation's biggest business men, but the Gargoyle's men disrupt it with a tear-gas bomb. Chasing after ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Volta da Aranha See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Chapter Titles: 1. The Stolen Plans (PCA #7048) 2. The Fatal Time-Bomb ((PCA #7049) 3. The Secret Meeting (PCA #7050) 4. The Smoke Dream (PCA #7051) 5. The Gargoyle's Trail (PCA #7052) 6. The X-Ray Eye (PCA #7053) 7. The Radio Boomerang (PCA #7054) 8. The Mysterious Message (PCA #7055) 9. The Cup of Doom (PCA #7056) 10.The X-Ray Belt (PCA #7057) 11.Lips Sealed by Murder (PCA #7058) 12.A Money Bomb (PRCA #7059) 13.Almost a Confession (PCA #7059) 14.Suspicious Telegram (PCA #7060) 15.The Payoff (PCA #7060) See more »

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Chapter two: During the fight at the chemical plant, chemical tanks are overturned, when they land, they sound like tin. See more »

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Follows The Spider's Web (1938) See more »

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L. Ron HUbbard wrote the Original screenplay/Script for this Movie
20 November 2013 | by mfeher8008See all my reviews

Did you know that L. Ron HUbbard wrote the Original screenplay/Script for this Movie? For some reason its not in his IMDb profile though, but yes, Hubbard, himself, wrote the screenplay for this-- he was a Big-Time Pulp Fiction writer in the 30s and 40s and someone in Hollywood asked him to write this Script and he did it.

I don't know why he gets no credit for this one/

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