Captain America Battles the Red Skull (1964)
Article 5757 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Donald F. Glut
Featuring Larry Ivie and Donald F. Glut
What it is: Amateur film
Captain American battles the Red Skull.
This being an amateur film, I probably wouldn’t be covering it if it weren’t for the fact that it is listed in the Walt Lee guide compounded with the fact that Donald F. Glut’s amateur films have become famous enough that they even merit listings on IMDB. Still, this being an amateur film, I look at them more as artifacts of fandom and as learning experiences; Donald F. Glut would indeed go on to become a professional in the business. Even as an amateur film, I can appreciate the creativity that is necessary when you don’t have much in the way of money to help; in its short 2-minute run, it manages to have a beginning, a middle, and an end. Its fight choreography is good, and it uses some clever methods to establish certain facts; I like the way it communicates to me that the building is on fire. For what it is, this amateur movie is pretty good.