1936 - 12 Chapters
The star of the serial is Ray "Crash" Corrigan, using that screen name for the first time.
The plot revolves around the main character "Crash" Corrigan trying to stop
an evil tyrant ruler of Atlantis from conquering the lost continent and then the
entire upper world.
Lieutenant Crash Corrigan, in his last year at Annapolis, is invited by Billy Norton
to visit his father, Professor Norton, after a wrestling match. At their house, the
professor is demonstrating his new invention, which can detect and prevent
(at short range) earthquakes, to Diana Compton and his theory about regular
tremours from the area where Atlantis used to be.
When Atlantean tyrant Unga Khan and his Black Robe army turn their
Disintegrator beam on St Clair, Professor Norton
leads an expedition to investigate. Along with him in his Rocket Submarine
are Crash, Diana, three sailors (Briny Deep, Salty, Joe) and their pet parrot
Sinbad. Unknown to the expedition until it is underway and in trouble, Billy
has stowed away on the Rocket Sub as well.
Problems for the expedition begin when Joe, in charge of the engine room,
is driven mad by the fear that the submarine cannot survive such depths.
In order to prove this, he locks the engine room door and sends the sub into
a fatal dive. As soon as this crisis is averted, Unga Khan and Captain Hakur
detect their approach and bring them through a tunnel into the Inland Sea
with a Magnetic Ray.
Ray "Crash" Corrigan as Crash Corrigan, Athlete and Navy Lieutenant. Crash Corrigan's stage name came from this serial.
Lois Wilde as Diana Compton, Reporter from the Times who joins the expedition to Atlantis to get a story
Monte Blue as Unga Khan, Tyrant and leader of the Black Robes
William Farnum as Sharad, High priest of Atlantis and leader of the White Robes
Boothe Howard as Ditmar, one of Unga Khan's Black Robes
Raymond Hatton as Gasspom, one of Unga Khan's Black Robes
C. Montague Shaw as Professor Norton, a British-born US scientist and leader of the expedition to Atlantis in his Rocket Submarine
Lee Van Atta as Billy Norton, Professor Norton's young son who stows away aboard the submarine expedition
Smiley Burnette as Briny Deep, a sailor in Professor Norton's Rocket Sub expedition and comic relief
Frankie Marvin as Salty, a sailor in Professor Norton's Rocket Sub expedition and comic relief
Lon Chaney, Jr. as Captain Hakur, Black Robe commander, Unga Khan's main henchman. Captain Hakur was "probably" Lon Chaney, Jr.'s "most
Lane Chandler as Darius, one of Sharad's White Robes
Jack Mulhall as Lieutenant Andrews, US Navy
John Bradford as Joe, a sailor in Professor Norton's Rocket Sub expedition who goes mad with fear and almost kills them all
Malcolm McGregor as Zogg, one of Unga Khan's Black Robes
Ralph Holmes as Martos, one of Sharad's White Robes
John Merton as Moloch, Black Robe whose life is spared by Corrigan and switches sides
Ernie Smith as Gourk, one of Unga Khan's Black Robes
Lloyd Whitlock as Captain Clinton, US Navy Captain
Beneath the Ocean Floor
Arena of Death
Revenge of the Volkites
Prisoners of Atlantis
The Juggernaut Strikes
The Submarine Trap
Into the Metal Tower
Death in the Air
Ascent to the Upper world
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Your Serial comes on a DVD-R
in a Paper Protective Sleeve with Color
Artwork on the DVD.
Please keep in mind that this movie is of
very good quality for its age, but is over 75 years
old. This is Not HD quality and may not look that great on your
large flat screen TV.
This Classic Serial is in the Public
Date of release:
May 30, 1936
Date entered public domain: May