“Have no fear — Doc Savage is here!”
Doc Savage (Ron Ely) and his associates, the Fabulous Five, travel to the South American country of Hidalgo to investigate the death of Doc’s father.
- Comics and Comic Strips
- George Pal Films
- Murder Mystery
- Satires and Spoofs
Response to Peary’s Review:
This adventure film — George Pal’s last production, bringing “Kenneth Robson’s pulp hero to the screen for what was supposed to be the beginning of a series” — is clearly meant to be a spoof, but falls flat on all counts. While I’m occasionally in the mood for enjoying a truly “bad movie”, this one can’t seem to make up its mind if it wants to be camp or straight-action drama. Plus, as Peary points out, “square-jawed” Ron Ely has zero charisma:
… there are “few interesting story twists”, and it “has the static studio-look of a cheap, kiddle adventure TV show.” Other than a few diehard Doc Savage fans, most IMDb contributors seem to agree with Peary that this cult film is a “dull disappointment”.
- A bizarre image of a villain sleeping in an oversized crib and sucking his thumb
No, unless you happen to be a Doc Savage fan.