Black Dragons

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Black Dragons
Promotional lobby card for Black Dragons
Directed by William Nigh
Produced by Jack Dietz
Sam Katzman
Barney A. Sarecky
Written by Robert Kehoe
Harvey Gates
Starring Bela Lugosi
Joan Barclay
George Pembroke
Music by Johnny Lange
Lew Porter
Heinz Roemheld
Cinematography Arthur Reed
Edited by Carl Pierson
Distributed by Monogram Pictures Corporation
Release dates
  • March 6, 1942 (1942-03-06)
Running time
64 min.
Country United States
Language English

Black Dragons is a 1942 American film directed by William Nigh and starring Bela Lugosi, Joan Barclay, and George Pembroke. The Black Dragon Society also appears in Let's Get Tough! a 1942 East Side Kids film made by the same team of writer Harvey Gates and producer Sam Katzman. The cast includes Clayton Moore (later famous as the Lone Ranger), who plays a handsome detective.


It is prior to the commencement of World War II, and Japan's fiendish Black Dragon Society is hatching an evil plot with the Nazis. They instruct a brilliant scientist, Dr. Melcher, to travel to Japan on a secret mission. There he operates on six Japanese conspirators, transforming them to resemble six American leaders. The actual leaders are murdered and replaced with their likenesses. Dr. Melcher is condemned to a lifetime of imprisonment so the secret may die with him.

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