Radar Patrol vs. Spy King (1949) is a 12-chapter black-and-white spy film serial produced and distributed by Republic Pictures from an original, commissioned screenplay collaboratively written by Royal K. Cole, William Lively and Sol Shor. Kirk Alyn played the lead.
Federal Bureau of Radar Research agents find themselves facing attempts to impede American radar development, due to the activities of a former Nazi saboteur, Baroda, and his criminal associates.
Radar Patrol vs. Spy King was budgeted at $164,970 although the final negative cost was $164,632 (a $338, or 0.2%, under spend). It was filmed between 20 September and 12 October 1949. The serial's production number was 1706.
The special effects were created by the Lydecker brothers.
Radar Patrol vs. Spy King's official release date is 23 November 1949, although this is actually the date the sixth chapter was made available to film exchanges. This was followed by a re-release of Undersea Kingdom instead of a new serial. The next...