Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Ace Drummond - Volumes 1 2 |
Actors: John King, Jean Rogers, Lon Chaney Jr.
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television
The complete ""Ace Drummond"" serial on two DVDs.
"The Sign In the Sky" 13 Chapters
Tom Without Pity | A Major Midwestern Metropolis | 01/16/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a review of the 2 DVD release of the ACE DRUMMOND
serial titled THE SIGN IN THE SKY in 13 chapters featuring the Eddie Rickenbacker comic strip character "Ace Drummond," a singing pilot much like the singing cowboy heroes of that era.
This serial stars John "Dusty" King as Ace Drummond, Jean Rogers as Peggy
Trainer, Noah Berry Jr. as Jerry, Guy Baines Post as The Grand Lama, Lon Chaney Jr.
as Henchman Ivan and Jackie Morrow as Billy Meredith.
The story concerns an attempt by "International Airlines" to establish Mongolia to
its routes and the schemes of archvillian The Dragon to stop those plans and to find and keep a mountain full of jade from the western intruders and for himself.
This serial is fast paced with the appropriate cliff hanger climax at the end of each chapter. The picture and the sound in the early chapters is not the best but the quality improves as the story moves on to its exciting conclusion.
Just to give you a little flavor of ACE DRUMMOND hee are the chapter titles:
1) When East Meets West.
2) The Invisible Enemy.
3) The Doorway of Doom.
4) The Radio Riddle.
5) Bullets of Sand.
6) Evil Spirits.
7) The Truckless Trail.
8) The Sign In the Sky.
9) Secret Service.
10) The Mountain of Jade.
11) The Dragon Commands.
12) The Squadron of Death.
13) The Worlds Akin.
This serial is a total of 255 minutes of 1936 techno adventure, drama, thrills
and suspense. ACE DRUMMOND is quite enjoyable and I rate it four stars. I decided to overlook the early pictue and sound problems because they are soon amended and really don't take away too much from the total enjoyment of this entertaining serial adventure.
Ace Drummond, as I remembered it, almost.
Dale L. Olson | South Dakota | 12/05/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ace Drummond. I saw this when I about 60 years ago, when I was a kid. It's amazing, I enjoyed it then, and I enjoyed it now. There were enough suspects for a massacre, and for we simple, the bad guy was under cover till the last chapter.. If you like singing heroes, suspense and cliff hanging action in the early orient, this is it."