The Green Hornet

(13-chapter serial)  The Green Hornet is one of the great fictional masked crime fighters who operates outside the law.  In this exciting cliff-hanging serial he tackles rising crime, racketeering and other nefarious menaces intent on terrorizing a helpless city.

About This Film

The Green Hornet is a masked fictional crime fighter, originally created by George W. Trendle for an American radio program in the 1930s.The character has appeared in two Universal serials. In the first 13 episode serial, the city is faced with rising crime and increased racketeering activity. Intrepid newspaper editor, Britt Reid (Gordon Jones) becomes the crime fighter the Green Hornet to take on the bad guys. As far as the police are concerned, the Hornet himself is the criminal. This misunderstanding enables Reid to operate “outside the law” to battle evil and injustice. Working along side the Hornet is the brilliant inventor/sidekick Kato (Keye Luke), the only person who knows the true identity of the Hornet. Watch as our heroes fight an infamous racket and put an end to the menace infecting their city.

1940 | 258 min | B&W | 1.33:1/4×3 | Dolby Digital | All Region | NR

Special Features:

  • Liner Notes by author Martin Grams Jr.
  • Two Radio Episodes of THE GREEN HORNET
  • “I AM…THE GREEN HORNET” Audio Piece by Clifford Weimer
  • Before and After Restoration Example
  • George W. Trendle Bio
  • Photo Gallery


Gordon Jones, Keye Luke, Anne Nagel, Wade Boteler, Phillip Trent, Cy Kendall, Stanley Andrews, Selmer Jackson, Joseph Crehan, Walter McGrail, Eddie Dunn, Edward Earle, Ben Taggart

Directed by

Ford I. Beebe and Ray Taylor

“The Green Hornet”

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