The Master Key
Directed byLewis D. Collins
Ray Taylor
Written byJack Natteford
Dwight V. Babcock
Joseph O'Donnell
George H. Plympton
Ande Lamb
Produced byMorgan Cox
StarringMilburn Stone
Jan Wiley
Dennis Moore
Addison Richards
Byron Foulger
Maris Wrixon
CinematographyMaury Gertsman
William A. Sickner
(as William Sickner)
Edited byIrving Birnbaum
Jack Dolan
Ace Herman
Alvin Todd
Edgar Zane
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • April 24, 1945 (1945-04-24)
Running time
13 chapters (226 minutes)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

The Master Key is a 1945 Universal movie serial, directed by Lewis D. Collins and Ray Taylor. It starred Milburn Stone, Dennis Moore and Byron Foulger. This serial also featured the screen debut of future western film star Lash LaRue.

Plot

Nazi spies, led by the mysterious "Master Key", kidnap Professor Henderson in order to acquire his "Orotron machine" which is capable of extracting gold from sea water. FBI agent Tom Brant, aided by reporter Janet Lowe and Detective Lt. Jack Ryan, attempt to rescue him and crack the Nazi spy ring.

Cast

Production

Stunts

Chapter titles

  1. Trapped by Flames
  2. Death Turns the Wheel
  3. Ticket to Disaster
  4. Drawbridge Danger
  5. Runaway Car
  6. Shot Down
  7. Death on the Dial
  8. Bullet Serenade
  9. On Stage for Murder
  10. Fatal Masquerade
  11. Crash Curve
  12. Lightning Underground
  13. The Last Key

Source:[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ Wollstein, Hans J. "The Master Key > Overview". Allmovie. Macrovision Corporation. Retrieved 2008-09-19.
  2. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 240. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
Preceded byJungle Queen (1945) Universal Serial The Master Key (1945) Succeeded bySecret Agent X-9 (1945)