“Rare poster for the poorly received ‘Fighting Gentlemen’ serials, from HWC Studios, circa 1940.
Starring a slumming Errol Flynn as Jack Churchill, and serial legends Buster Crabbe (Flash Gordon) as Mike Calvert, Kirk Alyn (Superman) as Orde Wingate, Lewis Wilson (Batman) as Cecil Williamson, and featuring the imposing Victor Jory (The Shadow) as the Thule Cult Supreme Master, the series lasted only seven installments before being unceremoniously removed from distribution.
The series was later found, mostly intact, in the HWC Studios morgue, and has since been lovingly restored by film archivists.
The DVD box set is scheduled for release on Independence Day '09, to commemorate the seventieth anniversary of the serial’s original release.”
(Clockwise from top left: Victor Jory (Thule Cult Supreme Master); Errol Flynn (Jack Churchill); Veda Ann Borg (Peg Pendergrast, PI); Kirk Alyn (Orde Wingate); Johnny Weissmuller (Simon Fraser, 15th Lord Lovat); Buster Crabbe (Mike Calvert); Basil Rathbone (Major Digby Tatham-Warter); Lewis Wilson (Occult Liaison Cecil Williamson).)