Hop Harrigan (serial)

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Hop Harrigan
Directed by Derwin Abrahams
Produced by Sam Katzman
Starring William Bakewell
Jennifer Holt
Robert 'Buzz' Henry
Sumner Getchell
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
Country  United States
Language English

Hop Harrigan (1946) is a Columbia film serial, based on the Hop Harrigan comic books by DC Comics.


Hop Harrigan (Bakewell) and his pal "Tank" Tinker (Getchell) operate a small airport and flying service where they are hired by J. Westly Arnold (Vogan) to fly scientist, Dr. Tabor (Merton), to his secret laboratory where he has a revolutionary new power unit. But an unknown character known as The Chief Pilot (Oakman) is interested in the invention and uses a destructive ray to cripple Hop's airplane and kidnap Tabor. Hop and "Tank", aided by Gail Nolan (Jennifer Holt) and her younger brother, Jackie (Robert 'Buzz' Henry), finally overcome the criminals only find a bigger threat to them all within their group...



Hop Harrigan was based on Jon Blummer's All-American Comics and associated radio series.[1]

The serial comprised 15 two-reel chapters. Derwin Abrahams was the director, and Sam Katzman was the producer.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Cline wrote that Hop Harrigan is "a fairly action-filled cliffhanger...[and the] action was well paced, making this chapterplay as convincing and successful as it was meant to be."[1]

Chapter titles[edit]

  1. A Mad Mission
  2. The Secret Ray
  3. The Mystery Plane
  4. Plunging Peril
  5. Betrayed by a Madman
  6. A Flaming Trap
  7. One Chance for Life
  8. White Fumes of Fate
  9. Dr. Tobor's Revenge
  10. Juggernaut of Fate
  11. Flying to Oblivion
  12. Lost in the Skies
  13. No Escape
  14. The Chute that Failed
  15. The Fate of the World


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Cline, William C. (1984). "3. The Six Faces of Adventure". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 31. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X. 
  2. ^ Rainey, Buck (2010). Serials and Series: A World Filmography, 1912–1956. McFarland. p. 114. ISBN 9781476604480. Retrieved 26 April 2018. 
  3. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 243. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X. 

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Preceded by
Who's Guilty? (1945)
Columbia Serial
Hop Harrigan (1946)
Succeeded by
Chick Carter, Detective (1946)