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Blake of Scotland Yard (1937)

Passed | | Crime, Sci-Fi | 30 January 1937 (USA)
Sir James Blake has retired from Scotland Yard so that he can assist his niece Hope and her friend Jerry in developing an apparatus they have invented. Sir James thinks that their invention... See full summary »


Robert F. Hill (as Bob Hill)


Robert F. Hill (original story) (as Rock Hawley), Basil Dickey (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph Byrd ... Jerry Sheehan (archive footage)
Herbert Rawlinson ... Sir James Blake (archive footage)
Joan Barclay ... Hope Mason (archive footage)
Lloyd Hughes ... Doctor Marshall (archive footage)
Dickie Jones ... Bobby Mason (archive footage)
Lucille Lund ... The Duchess (archive footage)
Nick Stuart ... Julot, Male Apache Dancer (archive footage)
Sam Flint ... Chief Inspector Henderson (archive footage)
Gail Newbury Gail Newbury ... Mimi (archive footage)
Jimmy Aubrey ... Baron Polinka (archive footage)
Theodore Lorch ... Daggett (archive footage) (as Ted Lorch)
George DeNormand ... Gang Member posing as Newshawker (archive footage) (as George de Normand)
Bob Terry ... Peyton (archive footage)
William Farrel William Farrel ... Count Basil Zagaloff (archive footage)
Frank Wayne Frank Wayne ... Charles (archive footage)


Sir James Blake has retired from Scotland Yard so that he can assist his niece Hope and her friend Jerry in developing an apparatus they have invented. Sir James thinks that their invention has the potential to prevent wars, and plans to donate it to the League of Nations. But a gang of criminals led by the elusive "Scorpion" steals the device, and Blake and his associates must recover the invention and determine the identity of the "Scorpion". Written by Snow Leopard

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Crime | Sci-Fi


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30 January 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La sombra del escorpión See more »

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1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecasts of the feature length version of this film took place in Los Angeles Saturday 13 August 1949 on KTSL (Channel 2) and in New York City Wednesday 3 May 1950 on the Night Owl Theatre on WPIX (Channel 11). See more »


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4 February 2011 | by ColeSearSee all my reviews

This film is not the true version of "Blake of Scotland Yard." This is a truncated feature-length version of a 15-Chapter Serial. Its more than 400% shorter than it was intended to be and hence that accounts for all the issues you will read about in other reviews. This is truly unfortunate because it means the ruination of a great serial. If you visit the serial's IMDb page (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028637/) you'll not that it's average user rating is double what it is here.

Unfortunately, this false version is the only one which is available from Amazon so it truly is a case of buyer beware. Please don't judge this work by the worst version of it but instead look for a full version which is 15 chapters and 303 minutes long.

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