Captain Marvel was one of the greatest of comic strip characters until DC publications, creators of Superman, sued his publishers for plagarism and wiped him off the news-stands in the '50s. He was revived later by DC themselves, but when this vintage serial was put together he was at the height of his fame and glory. Young Billy Batson, who changes into superhero Captain Marvel on uttering the magic 'Shazam', here ventures to Siam to ensure that the secrets of the Scorpion Dynasty, violated from the tomb, are not put to wicked use (naturally by a mastermind intent on world domination). Fun.
Cast and crew
|Director:||William Witney, John English|
|Screenwriter:||Ronald Davidson, Norman Shannon Hall, Arch B Heath, Joseph Franklin Poland, Sol Shor|
Frank Coghlan Jr
Nigel de Brulier