Secret Agent X-9 (1945 serial)

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Secret Agent X-9
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Lewis D. Collins
Ray Taylor
Produced by Morgan Cox
Written by Joseph O'Donnell
Harold Channing Wire
Patricia Harper
Dashiell Hammett (comic strip)
Starring Lloyd Bridges
Keye Luke
Jan Wiley
Victoria Horne
Samuel S. Hinds
Cy Kendall
Music by Milton Rosen
Paul Sawtell
Cinematography Maury Gertsman
Ernest Miller
Edited by Norman A. Cerf (supervisor)
Irving Birnbaum
Jack Dolan
Alvin Todd
Edgar Zane
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s)
  • July 24, 1945 (1945-07-24)
Running time 13 chapters (246 min)
Country United States
Language English

Secret Agent X-9 (1945) is a Universal movie serial based on the comic strip Secret Agent X-9. It was the second serial with this name, the first was released by Universal in 1937.

Plot[edit]

On a neutral island in the Pacific called Shadow Island (above the island of Formosa), run by American gangster Lucky Kamber, both sides in World War II attempt to control the secret of element 722, which can be used to create cheap aviation fuel.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Secret Agent X-9 was based on the comic strip Secret Agent X-9 by Leslie Charteris and others. It was Universal's last comic strip adaptation (from 1936 to 1945, Universal almost made more serial adaptations of comic strips than both of their rivals, Columbia and Republic, combined).[1] The serial reuses footage and Frank Skinner's score from Universal's Gung Ho!.

Stunts[edit]

Chapter titles[edit]

  1. Torpedo Rendezvous
  2. Ringed by Fire
  3. Death Curve
  4. Floodlight Murder
  5. Doom Downgrade
  6. Strafed by a Zero
  7. High Pressure Deadline
  8. The Dropping Floor
  9. The Danger Point
  10. Japanese Burial
  11. Fireworks for a Deadman
  12. Big Gun Fusillade
  13. Zero Minute

Source:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "2. In Search of Ammunition". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 18. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X. 
  2. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 241. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X. 

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