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Digging around, Reid suspects that the gemologist had been working on producing synthetic diamonds, and the Green Hornet takes an interest in him. In this episode, Batman, Robin and the police consider the Green Hornet and Kato criminals, though Batman and Robin were cordial to the duo in the earlier window appearance. Get your swag on with discounted movies to stream at home, exclusive movie gear, access to advanced screenings and discounts galore. 1 hr 48 min. Once Gumm's crew is defeated, Batman and Robin square off against The Green Hornet and Kato, resulting in a stand-off interrupted by the police. On police records a wanted criminal, the Green Hornet is really Britt Reid, owner-publisher of the Daily Sentinel; his dual identity known only to his secretary, and to the district attorney. [3] This character was changed from the original's police commissioner because the Batman TV series was already using a man in that post as the hero's official contact, and William Dozier, the executive producer of both programs, wanted to downplay comparisons between the two shows. In the December 9, 1966 The Green Hornet episode "The Secret Of The Sally Bell"[22] the Batmobile is seen on a television receiver, turning around inside the Batcave. After reporter Pat Allen is killed in the Daily Sentinel's eighth-floor city room by a leopard, Britt Reid finds a transmitter in a cigarette box.
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's orchestral interlude, "Flight of the Bumblebee", used for the radio series, was so strongly identified with The Green Hornet that a similar, jazz-styled theme modeled after the Rimsky-Korsakov piece was used for the series, composed and arranged by Billy May, who also composed the background scores, and conducted by Lionel Newman, with trumpet solo performed by Al Hirt. Furthermore, Garman and Smith have performed dramatized readings of all 6 issues on podcast episodes hosted on Smith's SModcast webpage. The arrival of visitors from outer space seemingly coincides with an Air Force convoy transporting top secret electronic equipment and an H-Bomb missile warhead. As with the later years of the radio version, secretary Lenore "Casey" Case (played by Wende Wagner) is again aware of Reid's secret, and the Hornet also has a confidant within the law enforcement community, but now he is District Attorney Frank P. Scanlon (played by Walter Brooke). The character had originated as the star of a radio series[6] (1930s to 1950s), and it had previously been adapted to movie serials, comic books, and other media. As reporter Mike Axford tries to follow a lead to the racketeers, he becomes kidnapped. [9] The Commissioner refuses to enlist the aid of a retired top arson investigator because his work had previously cost him an eye, but reporter Mike Axford suggests to Britt Reid that the. [29] The issues were drawn by artist Ty Templeton, with covers by Alex Ross. Beyond Kato, Britt's dual identity is known only to his secretary Lenore "Casey" Case and District Attorney Frank P. One other appearance of The Green Hornet, Kato, and Batman was broadcast in Autumn 1966 on a Milton Berle Hollywood Palace television variety show.[23]. In a reverse of his usual situation, Britt Reid hides from the police by becoming the Green Hornet. [3] With the later success of Lee as a premiere star of the martial arts film genre, the series has become a cult favorite. [citation needed] Michael Axford (Lloyd Gough), the bodyguard turned reporter of the radio series, is now solely a police reporter for The Daily Sentinel, the newspaper owned by Britt Reid/the Green Hornet. [27], The 1993 American semi-fictionalized film biography of Bruce Lee depicts Lee (Jason Scott Lee) meeting fictional producer Bill Krieger (Robert Wagner) after a martial arts tournament, and being hired to play Kato in The Green Hornet series. Despite character co-creator George W. Trendle's failed efforts to generate interest in a Green Hornet TV series in 1951 and 1958,[citation needed] it was not until the success of ABC's 1960s Batman series that the network decided to adapt the venerable radio and movie-serial character. Two cars were built for the show and both exist today. The Green Hornet and Kato respond in the infamous Black Beauty and hit the streets to track down the villainous culprit. A similar recording titled "The Green Bee" recorded by trombonist Urbie Green that appears on Green's 21 Trombones album had also been considered as the tv series theme. A charity art auction of fine paintings at Britt Reid's home is interrupted on live television by three masked, gun-toting criminals. An illegal bootleg liquor ring devised by Henry Dirk forces a stronghold on bars in the town to buy from them. In the episode "The Secret of the Sally Bell", the Hornet used it to explode the thug's gun, causing the thug to fall and suffer a concussion, resulting in the criminal's being hospitalized. The series was published both in physical comic book form and in an extended 12-part digital format (splitting each regular issue's material into two digital issues). As a surprise birthday party begins for Britt, a handgun given as a present to Britt seemingly discharges itself, fatally shooting ex-employee Eddie Rech. Promotional artwork for the radio program and the comic books of the day depicted the Hornet wearing a mask that covered all of his face below the eyes (the two Universal Studios Saturday matinee serials contained a full face mask with eye holes) while Kato wore goggles. These masks initially had a stylized angularity that soon proved problematic: neither man could see much.

The Green Hornet is an American action television series that aired on ABC in the 1966–1967 television season, starring Van Williams as the Green Hornet/Britt Reid and Bruce Lee as Kato. Carmel). The TV series featured the Green Hornet's car, The Black Beauty, a 1966 Imperial Crown sedan customized by Dean Jeffries[24] at a cost of US$13,000. Using the museum researcher's manuscript about the Scarf, the Green Hornet and Kato attempt to snare the killer before he claims any more victims. Van Williams and Bruce Lee make a cameo appearance as the Green Hornet and Kato in "window cameos" while Batman and Robin were climbing a building.

Having Britt's secretary, Lenore "Casey" Case, taken hostage makes the situation very touchy. Shortly later, Nat is found floating dead in the harbor from a possible boating accident. The Green Hornet and the District Attorney work behind the scenes to aid the Commissioner to put a stop to this hot situation. Scanlon informs Britt of the discovery of a perfect diamond on Allen's desk. After a rash of wealthy homes are burglarized shortly after reporter Mike Axford writes a feature on them, he becomes so suspicious that he places himself at the next possible home to be targeted, only to find himself being arrested and put behind bars, for suspicion of murder when the home's butler is killed in the robbery. An arsonist wreaks havoc setting fire to buildings at the stroke of midnight.

A tank crew who served together in Korea steals a tank to free their former captain from prison before he is executed for the murder of their ex-commanding officer. The series stars Van Williams as the Green Hornet and introduced martial artist Bruce Lee to American television audiences as his partner, Kato. [10] In the two episodes, the Green Hornet and Kato are in Gotham City to bust a counterfeit stamp ring run by Colonel Gumm (portrayed by Roger C.

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