Secret Agent X-9 (1937 serial)

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Secret Agent X-9
Directed by Ford Beebe
Clifford Smith
Produced by Ben Koenig
Barney A. Sarecky
Henry MacRae
Written by Charles Flanders
Wyndham Gittens
Norman S. Hall
Leslie Swabacker
Ray Trampe
Dashiell Hammett (comic strip)
Starring Scott Kolk
Jean Rogers
David Oliver
Monte Blue
Henry Brandon
Music by Clifford Vaughan
Cinematography Richard Fryer
Jerome Ash
Edited by Saul A. Goodkind
Leete Renick Brown
Joseph Gluck
Louis Sackin
Alvin Todd
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • April 12, 1937 (1937-04-12)
Running time
12 chapters (232 minutes)
Country United States
Language English

Secret Agent X-9 (1937) is a Universal film serial based on the comic strip Secret Agent X-9 by Dashiell Hammett and Alex Raymond.


G-Men learn that "Brenda", notorious jewel thief, is heading for the US, to steal the Belgravian crown jewels currently on exhibit. The jewels are placed on a ship bound for Belgravia. However, the guard is murdered and the treasures are stolen. Agent Dexter, alias Agent X-9, trails Blackstone, one of the gang members, who hides the jewels in a safe deposit vault of a bank. He takes the bank receipt to an art shop, where Marker, a paid accomplice, conceals it between an oil painting and its frame. Dexter arrests Blackstone and pursues Marker with the full intention of unmasking of the mysterious "Brenda"...



Secret Agent X-9 was based on the comic strip by Dashiell Hammett (writer) and Alex Raymond (artist).


Chapter titles[edit]

  1. Modern Pirates
  2. The Ray That Blinds
  3. The Man of Many Faces
  4. The Listening Shadow
  5. False Fires
  6. The Dragnet
  7. Sealed Lips
  8. Exhibit A
  9. The Masquerader
  10. The Forced Lie
  11. The Enemy Camp
  12. Crime Does Not Pay



  1. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 217–218. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X. 

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