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Congo Bill (1948)
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Director: Spencer Gordon Bennett
Thomas Carr
Producer: Sam Katzman
Writer(s): George H. Plympton
Arthur Hoerl
Lewis Clay
Release Date: October 28, 1948
Running Time: 15 chapters/270 mins
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Congo Bill is a 1948 movie serial detailing the adventures of Congo Bill.

Plot

The Vigilante, a masked government agent, is assigned to investigate the case of the "100 Tears of Blood", a cursed string of rare blood red pearls sought by a gang led by the unknown X-1 that may have been smuggled into the country.

Greg Sanders (Saunders in the comics), in his civilian guise as an actor, is filming a western on George Pierce's ranch. Pierce is a wealthy rancher and nightclub owner. When the Prince Hamil arrives to the ranch, he gives a horse each to Saunders, Pierce, Captain Reilly, Tex Collier and Betty Winslow. But an outlaw gang soon attacks, attempting to steal all five horses. It turns out that each horse has twenty of the pearls hidden in their shoes (five in each) in secret compartments. Edging closer, Sanders learns that a prince's servant stole the diamonds from his master and smuggled them in on the horses with the intention of passing them on to X-1.

Cast

  • Don McGuire as Congo Bill
  • Cleo Moore as Queen Lureen
  • Jack Ingram as Cameron
  • I. Stanford Jolley as Bernie McGraw
  • Leonard Penn as Andre Bocar
  • Nelson Leigh as Dr. Greenway
  • Charles King as Kleeg
  • Armida Vendrell as Zalea
  • Hugh Prosser as Morelli
  • Neyle Morrow as Kahla
  • Fred Graham as Villabo
  • Rusty Wescoatt as Ivan
  • Anthony Warde as Rogan
  • Stephen Carr as Tom McGraw
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