G-Men Never Forget

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G-Men Never Forget
Directed by Fred C. Brannon
Yakima Canutt
Produced by M. J. Frankovich
Written by Franklin Adreon
Basil Dickey
Jesse Duffy
Sol Shor
Starring Clayton Moore
Roy Barcroft
Ramsay Ames
Drew Allen
Tom Steele
Dale Van Sickel
Edmund Cobb
Stanley Price
Jack O'Shea
Cinematography John MacBurnie
Distributed by Republic Pictures
Release date
  • January 31, 1948 (1948-01-31) (U.S. serial)[1]
Running time
12 chapters / 167 minutes (serial)[1]
100 minutes (TV)[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $151,061 (negative cost: $151,554)[1]

G-Men Never Forget is a 1948 Republic movie serial. The serial was condensed into a feature film in 1966 and re-released under the title Code 645.


Escaped criminal Victor Murkland kidnaps the police commissioner and, with the aid of plastic surgery, takes his place. Federal Agent O'Hara is called in to try to stop the wave of crime initiated by Murkland not knowing that he is pretending to be the police commissioner and is aware of O'Haras' every move...



G-Men Never Forget was budgeted at $151,061 although the final negative cost was $151,554 (a $493, or 0.3%, overspend). It was the most expensive Republic serial of 1948.[1]

It was filmed between July 16 and August 7, 1947.[1] The serial's production number was 1698.[1]


Special effects[edit]

The special effects were created by the Lydecker brothers.



G-Men Never Forget's official release date is January 31, 1948, although this is actually the date the sixth chapter was made available to film exchanges.[1]


G-Men Never Forget was one of twenty-six Republic serials re-released as a film on television in 1966. The title of the film was changed to Code 645. This version was cut down to 100-minutes in length.[1]

Chapter titles[edit]

  1. Death Rides the Torrent (20min)
  2. The Flaming Doll House/100,000 Volts (13min 20s)[2]
  3. Code Six-Four-Five (13min 20s)
  4. Shipyard Saboteurs (13min 20s)
  5. The Dead Man Speaks (13min 20s)
  6. Marked Money/Marked Evidence (13min 20s)[3]
  7. Hot Cargo (13min 20s)
  8. The Fatal Letter (13min 20s)
  9. The Death Wind (13min 20s) - a re-cap chapter
  10. The Innocent Victim (13min 20s)
  11. Counter-Plot (13min 20s)
  12. Exposed (13min 20s)


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Mathis, Jack (1995). Valley of the Cliffhangers Supplement. Jack Mathis Advertising. pp. 3, 10, 102–103. ISBN 0-9632878-1-8. 
  2. ^ "The Flaming Doll House" is recorded as the title of the second chapter in William C. Cline’s In the Nick of Time while "100,000 Volts" is recorded as the title in Jack Mathis’ Valley of the Cliffhangers Supplement.
  3. ^ "Marked Money" is recorded as the title of the sixth chapter in William C. Cline’s In the Nick of Time while "Marked Evidence" is recorded as the title in Jack Mathis’ Valley of the Cliffhangers Supplement.
  4. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 246. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X. 

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Preceded by
The Black Widow (1947)
Republic Serial
G-Men Never Forget (1948)
Succeeded by
Dangers of the Canadian Mounted (1948)