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Junior G-Men of the Air (1942)

Dead End Kids , Billy Halop , Lewis D. Collins , Ray Taylor  |  NR |  DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Dead End Kids, Billy Halop, Huntz Hall, Kathryn Adams, Frank Albertson
  • Directors: Lewis D. Collins, Ray Taylor
  • Format: Black & White, Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: VCI Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: February 5, 2008
  • Run Time: 231 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B0011Z5NFU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #445,094 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Junior G-Men of the Air" on IMDb

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In this WWII epic, Lionel Atwill and Turhan Bey play Japanese spies who infiltrate the United States and set about to sabotage America's defense effort. The Junior G-Men, a group of young pilots played by the Dead End Kids and Little Tough Guys take only 12 chapters to defeat this road-company Mikado and win the war from the back lot at Universal.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Comic antics along with the serial thrills!! March 19, 2001
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Okay, this version of the conflict between G men and the Black Dragon society might not have the great chapter endings or the raven or the super weapons in "G Men Versus the Black Dragon", but I couldn't help liking it anyway. You have thwe antics of the East Side Kids...no Leo Gorcey, but the rest are all there. You have Lionel Atwill as the Japanese villain with a rather german accent. You have the secret entrance to the hideout in a haystack. You have shots where the shadows cast by the staircase resemble the rising sun symbol associated with the Japanese during the second world war. You have allusions to history in touches like the Japanese merchant (a cover, of course, for the Black Dragon Society) closing their doors on December 7, 1941. I guess I can't call this one of the great serials, but what the heck, I really enjoyed it and recommend it.
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VCI Entertainment and Universal Pictures present "Junior G-Men of the Air" (1942) (Dolby digitally remastered), featuring the Dead End Kids and Little Tough Guys together in 12 Chapters of vintage serial episodes loaded with action sequences...story line has our favorite group of juvenile delinquents The Dead Ends Kids up against "The Black Dragons" a gang of Japanese terrorists bent on destroying American oil fields and airports...will "Ace" Holden (Halop) and his group be able to stop the evil plot and handle the saboteurs without the help of the police...watch the action within each cliffhanger, fight scenes and spies in a burning warehouse...next we have the dam exploding as our heroes try to escape for the final 12th chapter "Civilian Courage Conquers"... can the Dead End Kids and the Little Tough Guys (who's who) foil the Japanese spies and roundup the villains, heavies and just down right bad guys...double thrills, chills, mystery and suspense...hitting the bull's eye with excitement...don't miss a single spine thrilling episode..return next week to this local theater for another episode of action and adventure that will keep you thrilled until the next chapter.

Under director's Ray Taylor and Lewis D. Collins, associated producer Henry MacRae, screenplay by Paul Huston, Griffin Jay, George H. Plympton, additional dialogue Brenda Weisberg, original music score by Milton Rosen...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dead end kids still going strong. December 18, 2012
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This is a very old video, and it was trans recorded from a VHS tape so you cannot expect excellent video quality. The video was viewable and the audio was fair. The delivery was very fast and the price was right.
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VCI Entertainment and Universal Pictures present "JUNIOR G-MEN OF THE AIR" (1942) (Dolby digitally remastered) --- Serials, more specifically known as Movie serials or Film serials, were short subjects originally shown in theaters in conjunction with a feature film --- Known as "chapter plays," they were extended motion pictures broken into a number of segments called "chapters" or "episodes." --- Each chapter (a typical serial usually had as many as 15 of them) would be screened at the same theater for one week --- The serial would end with a cliffhanger, as the hero and heroine would find themselves in the latest perilous situation from which there could be no escape --- The audience would have to return the next week (and pay admission) to find out how the hero and heroine would escape and battle the villain once again --- Serials were especially popular with children, and for many youths in the first half of the 20th century, a typical Saturday at the movies included a chapter of at least one serial, along with animated cartoons, newsreels, and two feature films.

The Movie studios of Universal, Columbia and Republic, with Republic quickly becoming the acknowledged leader in quality serial product --- Each company turned out four to five serials per year, of 12 to 15 episodes each, a pace which they all kept up until the end of World War II when, in 1946, Universal dropped its serial unit along with its B-picture unit and renamed its production department Universal-International Pictures -- (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Dead End Kids and Little Tough Guys in "JUNIOR G-MEN OF THE AIR" (1942) (231 mins/B&W) --- A Universal Chapter Play -- Under Lewis D. Collins (Director), Ray Taylor (Director), William Sickner (Cinematographer), Saul A.
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