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The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet


From the creator of Batman; The Green Hornet prowls the city streets looking to put an end to criminal activity!
Accompanied by his aide Kato, the Green Hornet -- himself considered a criminal -- exists to fight against crime.

THE LEGACY:
Although "The Green Hornet" has been presented as a radio show, two movie serials, and countless comic books, the television show stands as the most fondly remembered incarnation of the hero, thanks in no small part to the stars.

FURTHER READING:
James Van Hise's The Green Hornet Book (published in 1989) covers all incarnations of the Green Hornet, with a focus on the television series. Each episode is discussed in detail. Information on the serials and the radio show is also provided. The book is out of print but can be acquired through auction sites.

THEME MUSIC:
Jazz great Al Hirt performed "Flight of the Bumblebee" for the theme music. His 1966 album, The Horn Meets the Hornet featured the theme as well as Hirt and Van Williams on the cover.
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Episode Info

Final: 1x26 -- Invasion from Outer Space (2) (Mar/17/1967)


The Green Hornet interrupts Dr. Mabouse's plans to load the nuclear bomb onto a plane. Mabouse sets a trap for the Hornet and Kato, then locks them in a booby-trapped Black Beauty while he devises a new plan to detonate the bomb.
Cast
Van WilliamsVan Williams
As Britt Reid / Green Hornet
Bruce LeeBruce Lee
As Kato
Wendy WagnerWendy Wagner
As Lenore "Casey" Case
Lloyd GoughLloyd Gough
As Mike Axford
Walter BrookeWalter Brooke
As District Attorney Frank P. Scanlon
William DozierWilliam Dozier
As Narrator

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Recaps
1x26: Invasion from Outer Space (2) recap: Mabouse tells the colonel to confirm that the arming device is working. The colonel is satisfied, but warns Mabouse that he’s crazy to think he can get away with his plan. Varna stuns the colonel and his aide unconscious.. read more.

1x25: Invasion from Outer Space (1) recap: Britt is dictating a letter to Casey while preparing for a night out. He pours a drink and says that he and his date are having a late dinner. As they talk, the radio announces that a UFO has crashed in a field outside the city. Britt calls Kato in as they listen to a report that the UFO exploded, but not before several individuals fled the saucer. Mike calls and reports that there are rumors of invasion, and people are fleeing the city. Suddenly there’s a burst of smoke and silver-clad figures burst in through the balcony. They subdue Kato with a burst of electricity, and then address Britt by name... read more.

1x24: Hornet Save Thyself recap: Britt arrives home and finds Kato and the others have thrown him a surprise party. Editor Dale Hyde organized the party, and gives Britt a present: a revolver. As Britt turns, he sees a man there: former employee Eddie Rech. The two have a long history. Dale tries to get them to make up, but Britt refuses. The revolver suddenly goes off and Eddie collapses, dead... read more.

1x23: Alias The Scarf recap: At the Willman Wax museum, Green Hornet and Kato statues are the new exhibits in the Chamber of Evil. Mike Axford is there and congratulates the sculptor, Peter Willman, on his talent. The owner and Wellman’s partner, James Rancourt, comes in and shows the reporters exhibits on the various evil doers, including The Scarf, identity unknown. Before the Green Hornet arrived, The Scarf was the master villain of the city and used a white scarf as a garotte. Twenty years ago he disappeared without a trace. Rancourt leaves to prepare his notes on the exhibit, leaving the reporters to take photos... read more.

1x1: The Silent Gun recap: DA Frank Scanlon and Detective Olson go to the funeral of James Bannister. They've received a request from James' son Dave to meet him after the funeral. As the two officers watch, they're unaware that one man at the funeral has taken out a small oddly-designed gun from his pocket. He secretly aims and fires and Dave collapses. When Scanlon runs over, he's surprised to discover that Dave is dead, killed by a gunshot... read more.
Crew

Creator: George W. Trendle
Executive Producer: William Dozier
Producer: Stan Shpetner, Richard Bluel
Associate Producer: Jerry Thomas
Unit Production Manager: Mark Evans (7)
Music: Billy May
Music Editor: Ken Spears
Music Supervisor: Lionel Newman
Set Decorator: Joseph Reith, Walter M. Scott

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Recurring Guests

Jack Garner as Security Guard #1 (3 eps)
Ken Strange as Big Bruiser (3 eps)
Tom Simcox as Dan Scully (2 eps)
Arthur Batanides as Shugo (2 eps)
Maurice Manson as Cavanaugh (2 eps)
Christopher Dark as Martin (2 eps)
Pamela Curran as Vanessa Vane (2 eps)
Linda Gaye Scott as Vama (2 eps)
Harvey Parry as Bill (2 eps)
Troy Melton as Pete (2 eps)

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Warning: The Green Hornet guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Adventure
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: ABC ( USA)
Airs: Fridays at 07:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: September 09, 1966
Ended: July 14, 1967
Themes
Flight of the Bumblebee by Al Hirt  
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