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Manhunt Of Mystery Island

Today we present the first chapter of Manhunt of Mystery Island, our new Saturday Matinee serial. Released in 15 chapters by Republic Pictures in 1945, Manhunt of Mystery Island served as a major influence for Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. In fact, Spielberg copied three of the set pieces from this serial for his own movie.

This opening chapter, Secret Weapon, introduces us to Mystery Island‘s hero Lance Reardon and the plucky Claire Forrest. Claire is the daughter of Professor William Forrest, inventor of the Radiatomic Power Transmitter. When he’s kidnapped by a mad genius disguised as the legendary pirate Captain Mephisto, Lance and Claire must spring into action to plot a daring rescue.

Manhunt of Mystery Island stars Roy Barcroft as Mephisto, Richard Bailey as Lance, Linda Stirling as Claire and Forrest Taylor as the professor. Enjoy, and return next Saturday for Chapter Two, Satan’s Web.

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