G-Men Never Forget
|G-Men Never Forget|
|Directed by||Fred C. Brannon|
|Written by||Franklin Adreon|
|Produced by||M. J. Frankovich|
Dale Van Sickel
|Distributed by||Republic Pictures|
|12 chapters / 167 minutes (serial)|
100 minutes (TV)
|Budget||$151,061 (negative cost: $151,554)|
Escaped criminal Victor Murkland (Roy Barcroft) kidnaps the police commissioner and, with the aid of plastic surgery, takes his place. Federal Agent Ted O'Hara (Clayton Moore) is called in to try to stop the wave of crime initiated by Murkland, not knowing that Murkland is posing as the police commissioner and is aware of O'Haras' every move. The real commissioner is being held captive in a mental hospital run by Dr. Benson (Stanley Price). O'Hara is aided by the beautiful Sgt. Francis Blake (Ramsay Ames). Murkland's gang threatens to destroy a major tunnel being built underneath a channel, and blackmails the builder into paying him protection money.
- Tom Steele as Agent Ted O'Hara/Vic Murkland/Commissioner Angus Cameron/Duke Graham (doubling Clayton Moore, Drew Allen & Roy Barcroft)
- Dale Van Sickel as Agent Ted O'Hara/Duke Graham (doubling Clayton Moore & Drew Allen)
- David Sharpe
- John Daheim
- Duke Green
- Carey Loftin
- George Magrill
- Gil Perkins
- Ken Terrell
- Bud Wolfe
The special effects were created by the Lydecker brothers.
G-Men Never Forget's official release date is January 31, 1948, although this is actually the date the sixth chapter was made available to film exchanges.
G-Men Never Forget was one of twenty-six Republic serials re-released as a film on television in 1966. The title of the film was changed to Code 645. This version was cut down to 100-minutes in length.
- Death Rides the Torrent (20min)
- The Flaming Doll House/100,000 Volts (13min 20s)
- Code Six-Four-Five (13min 20s)
- Shipyard Saboteurs (13min 20s)
- The Dead Man Speaks (13min 20s)
- Marked Money/Marked Evidence (13min 20s)
- Hot Cargo (13min 20s)
- The Fatal Letter (13min 20s)
- The Death Wind (13min 20s) - a re-cap chapter
- The Innocent Victim (13min 20s)
- Counter-Plot (13min 20s)
- Exposed (13min 20s)
- Mathis, Jack (1995). Valley of the Cliffhangers Supplement. Jack Mathis Advertising. pp. 3, 10, 102–103. ISBN 0-9632878-1-8.
- "The Flaming Doll House" is recorded as the title of the second chapter in William C. Cline’s In the Nick of Time while "100,000 Volts" is recorded as the title in Jack Mathis’ Valley of the Cliffhangers Supplement.
- "Marked Money" is recorded as the title of the sixth chapter in William C. Cline’s In the Nick of Time while "Marked Evidence" is recorded as the title in Jack Mathis’ Valley of the Cliffhangers Supplement.
- Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 246. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.