The Great Alaskan Mystery
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Directed byLewis D. Collins
Ray Taylor
Written byJack Foley
George H. Plympton
Maurice Tombragel
Produced byHenry MacRae
StarringMilburn Stone
Marjorie Weaver
Edgar Kennedy
Samuel S. Hinds
Martin Kosleck
Ralph Morgan
CinematographyHarry Neumann
William A. Sickner
Edited byIrving Birnbaum
Jack Dolan
Ace Herman
Alvin Todd
Edgar Zane
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • April 25, 1944 (1944-04-25)
Running time
13 chapters (223 minutes)
CountryUnited States

The Great Alaskan Mystery is a 1944 Universal film serial about government agents trying to stop Nazi spies from getting their hands on futuristic weapons.


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James 'Jim' Hudson, an adventurer and accompanied by allies, goes after Nazi agents who have a new death ray called the Paratron...


Critical reception

The author of a book on movie serials, William C. Cline, considers this to be a mediocre serial but possessing a good cast and all the necessary "ingredients" of a good serial.[1]

Chapter titles

  1. Shipwrecked Among Icebergs (18 min 03s)
  2. Thundering Doom (18 min 56s)
  3. Battle in the Clouds (17 min 02s)
  4. Masked Murder (17 min 32s)
  5. The Bridge of Disaster (17 min 46s)
  6. Shattering Doom (16 min 34s)
  7. Crashing Timbers (15 min 35s)
  8. In a Flaming Plane (17 min 24s)
  9. Hurtling Through Space (17 min 19s)
  10. Tricked by a Booby Trap (17 min 04s)
  11. The Tunnel of Terror (16 min 37s)
  12. Electrocuted (17 min 42s)
  13. The Boomerang (16 min 34s)


See also


  1. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "3. The Six Faces of Adventure". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 50. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
  2. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 237. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.

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Preceded byAdventures of the Flying Cadets (1943) Universal Serial The Great Alaskan Mystery (1944) Succeeded byRaiders of Ghost City (1944)