Friday, February 24, 2017

Friday's Favority OTR

The Green Hornet: “Underwater Adventure” 9/25/46

Often, I’ll pick a particular episode to listen to based on its title. The Green Hornet normally centers around an urban crime adventure, so a title like “Underwater Adventure” stands out.

Well, it was still an urban crime adventure, but it was a gosh darn good one. The Hornet suspects that a salvage scow working out in the bay is up to no good. He’s right—the thugs on board are attempting to find a quarter million dollars in bank loot.

The Hornet, posing as he always does as yet another bad guy, forces himself into the deal. When the diving suit being used is damaged, it becomes the Hornet’s job to steal another one. This gives him an opportunity to lead the police right to the bad guys—providing he and Kato don’t get caught first.

It’s a straightforward, entertaining episode, with the high production values typical of the shows produced at WXYZ in Detroit. (The station that also produced The Lone Ranger and Sgt. Preston of the Yukon.) The title’s a bit misleading—the Hornet actually only spends a few minutes underwater. But the story is a good one anyways, so we’ll forgive this.

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1 comment:

  1. It's amazing how much classical music was in that show. Besides probably others I heard Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky.


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