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Manhunt of Mystery Island Serial Cliffhanger

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Manhunt of Mystery Island (1945) is a Republic Movie serial. It was the thirty-sixth serial produced by Republic (of a total of sixty-six) and the first released in 1945.

It is the penultimate 15-chapter serial to be released by the studio. The year 1945, the end of the Golden Age of Serials, was the last in which Republic released any 15-chapter serials, the remainder being either 12- or 13-chapters in length.

In 1966 footage from the serial was edited together into the 100-minute film Captain Mephisto and the Transformation Machine.

A mad genius seeks to conquer the world, using a Transformation Machine to disguise himself as "the legendary" pirate Captain Mephisto. To do so, he kidnaps Prof Forrest, resulting in his daughter Claire Forrest, with Lance Reardon, coming to the rescue.

{I've always felt that Lance's hat, which never leaves his head, despite falling off a cliff into a lake,countless fights, car crashes and much more, never leaves his head deserves its own credit.}

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Date of release: March 17, 1945 Date entered public domain: Jan 1, 1971

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Manhunt on Mystery Island

Manhunt on Mystery Island Chapter 01: Secret Weapon (24min 38s)

Manhunt on Mystery Island Chapter 02: Satan's Web (14min 27s)

Manhunt on Mystery Island Chapter 03: The Murder Machine (14min 26s)

Manhunt on Mysery Island Chapter 04: The Lethal Chamber (14min 27s)

Manhunt on Mystery Island Chapter 05: Mephisto's Mantrap (14min 26s)

Manhunt on Mystery Island Chapter 06: Ocean Tomb (14min 27s)

Manhunt on Mystery Island Chapter 07: The Death Trap (14min 27s)

Manhunt on Mystery Island Chapter 08: Bombs Away (14min 26s)

Manhunt on Mystery Island Chapter 09: The Fatal Flood (13min 20s)

Manhunt on Mystery Island Chapter 10: The Sable Shroud (13min 20s)

Manhunt on Mystery Island Chapter 11: Satan's Shadow (13min 20s)

Manhunt on Mystery Island Chapter 12: Cauldron of Cremation (13min 20s)

Manhunt on Mystery Island Chapter 13: Bridge to Eternity (13min 20s)

Manhunt on Mystery Island Chapter 14: Power Dive to Doom (13min 20s)

Manhunt on Mystery Island Chapter 15: Fatal Transformation (13min 20s)

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