Dick Purcell in King of the Zombies (1941)

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     King of the Zombies (1941) is a “B” film from Monogram pictures starring Dick Purcell, Joan Woodbury and Mantan Moreland.  Dick Purcell plays James “Mac” McCarthy, whose plane is forced to land in a mysterious jungle.  His companions Bill Summers and Jefferson “Jeff’ Jackson are Bill Archer and Mantan Moreland respectively. The men quickly discover the island has many strange inhabitants including a

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Bela Lugosi in Black Dragons (1942)

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      Monogram Pictures produced Black Dragons (1942) shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor.  Monogram released the film on March 6, 1942.  Most Monogram films were completed in less than two weeks, so it was not difficult to produce a film so close to the actual bombing.  Bela Lugosi was the biggest name in the film.       “B” movie companies

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Mr. Wong in The Fatal Hour (1940)

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     The Fatal Hour (1940) is the fourth of the six Mr. Wong films by Monogram Pictures.  Mr. Wong is assisting Capt. Bill Street in investigating the death of his friend Dan Grady.  Grady is a police detective assigned to smuggling.  He is also a childhood friend of Capt. Street.  They joined the police department at the same time and worked

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