The Black Coin [Serial]

The Black Coin [Serial]

Director: Albert Herman Cast: Robert W. Frazer, Constance Bergen, Matthew Betz


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The first of three inexpensive serials produced by Louis Weiss for Poverty Row company Stage and Screen Productions, The Black Coin centered around 12 black coins, who together form a treasure map. The plot was as old as the Hollywood Hills, and didn't quite deliver the same punch by 1936, despite the addition of the popular G-men to the proceedings. Secret Service agents Ralph Graves and Ruth Mix go in search of the villains who are using the Caswell Shipping Company as a front to their smuggling operation when they stumble over the secret of The Black Coin. Ruth Mix, the daughter of Tom, furnished much-needed name value to all three Stage and Screen serials. William Desmond, a major serial star in the silent era, plays a bit as a bartender in The Black Coin, while, more amusingly, veteran stunt man Yakima Canutt appears as a character named "Ed McMahon."

Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2015
UPC: 0644827139828
Original Release: 1936
Source: Reel Vault

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert W. Frazer Hackett
Constance Bergen Virginia, Caswell
Matthew Betz Jensen
Yakima Canutt Ed McMahan
Lane Chandler Sir Philip
Rychard Cramer Hank
William Desmond Bartender
Juan Duval Juan
Joe Garcia Ozzie
Ralph Graves Prescott
Ruth Mix Dorothy Dale
Milburn Morante Slim
Dave "Tex" O'Brien Terry Navarro
Josef Swickard Don Pedro
Bryant Washburn Caswell
Blackie Whiteford McGuire
Roger Williams Gleason
Clara Kimball Young Actor
Harry "Snub" Pollard Vic Moran
Robert Walker Shark Malone

Technical Credits
Albert Herman Director

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