Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Spy Smasher - Chapter 1

Among fans of the classic Republic Studio serials there is little argument over the best two they ever produced. THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN MARVEL is often listed as deserving first place but I have to side with the group that puts SPY SMASHER above it. An incredibly thrilling chapter play it lopes along at an astonishing pace and has one of the best, most involving stories ever stretched over 12 parts. Some kind soul has posted the first (and longest) chapter on youtube and I recommend watching it to get a sense of how fun these relics of the past can be. Here's the first 10 minutes to get you started---

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