DON WINSLOW OF THE NAVY (1942)
Article #466 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing date: 6-24-2002
Posting date: 11-17-2002
Don Winslow investigates saboteurs on Tangita island.
This serial is pretty good; it has a fairly decent story that keeps moving without repeating itself endlessly, and other than the first couple of episodes, it avoids cheating cliffhangers. Fans of fantastic cinema may be a little disappointed; there are some slight science fiction elements (a two way visual communication screen used by the minions of the Scorpion, and a Human Torpedo) and some slight horror elements when the plot turns to the planting of a microphone in the mouth of a stone idol, but other than that, it’s pretty much straight action-adventure. Still, I enjoyed it throughout; nothing amazing, but good fun nonetheless.