Adventures Of Captain Marvel
1941 - 12 Chapter Serial
During an archaeological expedition to Siam, the power of the Golden Scorpion allows Billy Batson meets the ancient wizard Shazam, who grants him the power to become Captain Marvel and protect those who may be in danger from the Scorpion's curse.
The lenses from the Golden Scorpion are divided among five scientists of the Malcolm Archaeological Expedition. A black-hooded villain known as the Scorpion attempts to acquire all of the lenses and the Scorpion device. Several expedition members are killed in the Scorpion's quest despite Captain Marvel's continual efforts to thwart him. Deducing that the Scorpion always seems to know what goes on at all the meetings with the scientists, Billy later confides his suspicions to his friends, Betty Wallace and Whitey Murphy, that the Scorpion might be one of the archaeological team.
The Scorpion later discovers the connection between Billy and Captain Marvel. After capturing him, the Scorpion interrogates Billy for the secret. Billy transforms into Captain Marvel and reveals the Scorpion to be one of the last surviving scientists, who is then killed by an angry Siamese native. Captain Marvel tosses the scorpion statue into a volcano's molten lava to prevent it from ever being used for evil. Once it is destroyed, Captain Marvel is instantly transformed back into Billy Batson as there is no longer any need for a protector for the scorpion.
Tom Tyler as Captain Marvel
Frank Coghlan, Jr. as Billy Batson, and secret identity of Captain Marvel.
William Benedict as Whitey Murphy, a friend of Billy Batson.
Louise Currie as Betty Wallace, a friend of Billy Batson
Robert Strange as John Malcolm, leader of the Malcolm Expedition.
Harry Worth as Prof Luther Bentley, and the mystery villain The Scorpion.
Bryant Washburn as Harry Carlyle
John Davidson as Tal Chotali, the Malcolm Expedition's guide.
George Pembroke as Dr. Stephen Lang, a member of the Malcolm Expedition.
Peter George Lynn as Prof Dwight Fisher, a member of the Malcolm Expedition.
Reed Hadley as Rahman Bar, the native chief in the Valley of the Tombs.
Jack Mulhall as Howell
Kenneth Duncan as Barnett
Nigel De Brulier as Shazam, the wizard who gives Billy the power to become Captain Marvel.
Tetsu Komai as Chan Lai
Stanley Price as Owens
Gerald Mohr as the voice of The Scorpion (uncredited)
1.Curse of the Scorpion
4.Death Takes the Wheel
5.The Scorpion Strikes
6.Lens of Death
9.Dead Man's Trap
11.Valley of Death
12.Captain Marvel's Secret
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This Classic Serial is in the public domain.
Release Date: March 28, 1941
Entered the Public Domain: March 29, 1969