Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941)

During an archaeological expedition to Siam, the power of the Golden Scorpion allows young radio broadcaster Billy Batson to meet the ancient wizard Shazam who gives him magic underpants so that he can protect those who may be in danger from the Scorpion’s curse.



Readers Comments (10)

  1. I was just watching this and thinking. Betty’s dress is truly ugly. It’s cut wrong and it doesn’t fit. I know the wardrobe department on this show must have been on a budget, but wow. We are all very fortunate they hadn’t invented polyester yet.

    • Hi Kevin… Maybe “wardrobe”, isn’t the point they wanted to stress…? I’m fascinated to see these “Magic” under pants though… 😉

  2. Kevin…….Saw this serial new in 1941. I was seven years old and was thrilled. First time I had seen someone “fly”. As for the clothes, this was the style in 1941.

    • Thanks for clarifying… My first time seeing this, but I was a fan of the comic books. Great effects, considering when this was made. Amazing that already, we can nearly recreate the REAL ability now… :=)

  3. Even by 1941 standards Betty’s dress is ugly. 🙂

  4. VERY INTERESTING MOVIES . oNE MOVIE I TRIED TO SEE AFTER 60 YEARS

  5. With all that smoke and flame, let’s hope Billy never has to holler SHAZAM in a gunpowder factory.

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