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SOS Coast Guard Volume 1 (Chapters 1-6)

Bela Lugosi is Boroff, a murderous spy who battles the U.S. Coast Guard in this suspense-filled, action-packed serial.
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DVD Features:

  • Original Story Morgan Cox & Ronald Davidson
  • Chapters 1-6
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1937
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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Description by OLDIES.com:

Dashing Coast Guard Lieutenant Terry Kent (Ralph Byrd) is determined to stop the villainous Boroff (Bela Lugosi), who has invented a disintegrating gas that's capable of world destruction. Follow Kent through 12 exciting chapters of cliffhanging suspense as he pursues Boroff in a desperate race against time. Republic Pictures loaded SOS Coast Guard with action and exceptional special effects to create one of the best serials of all time.

Product Description:

A diabolical scientist has developed a deadly disintegrating gas and plans to deliver the lethal weapon to a foreign power. It's up to Lt. Kent and the Coast Guard to intercept the cargo and thwart his plan for world domination. Included here are chapters one through six.

Plot Keywords:

Action | Adventure | Mad Doctor | Serial

Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating: Rating 4.2
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Rating 5.0 SOS Cost Guard Movie Lover: from New York -- March, 10, 2010

For my money, this is definitely one of the best serials ever produced. Bela Lugosi is at his best as the villain, and the "special effects" for the disintegration gas were fun to watch (remember- this was made in 1937). The cliff-hangers are what you would expect from a serial, and the story is easy to follow.


Rating 5.0 Brilliant serial. Movie Lover: from Norwich, England UK -- April, 18, 2005

This is my favourite serial of all time. Great location filming, superb model effects, marvellous action sequences, good story and, finally, superb performances from Lugosi and Byrd. I can't recommend this highly enough. Also, Alpha have acquired an excellent print of this serial. Top marks to all concerned.


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  • Sales Rank: 8,092
  • UPC: 089218403094
  • Shipping Weight: 0.24/lbs (approx)
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