Diabolical mastermind Harry Crowel, A.K.A. Prisoner 39013, escapes and, with a seemingly endless supply of henchmen, sets out to destroy all holdings of industrialist Horace Granville, who put him in prison. One target is an amusement park, home of the three Daredevils of the Red Circle, who perform death-defying stunts. Aghast at innocent lives lost, our three heroes swear to capture No. 39013. It’ll be harder than they suspect, as the villain is holding the REAL Granville captive, and with a near-perfect disguise, has taken his place! A mysterious cloaked benefactor known as The Red Circle aides the Daredevils in their crusade. CHARLES QUIGLEY, HERMAN BRIX (BRUCE BENNETT) and DAVID SHARPE make a superb trio of action heroes in what may well be the best of the cliffhanger serials, DAREDEVILS OF THE RED CIRCLE. CAROLE LANDIS, who became a major star before her untimely death, MILES MANDER and the great screen villain CHARLES MIDDLETON (Ming The Merciless) give support. Directed by the action ace WILLIAM WITNEY with JOHN ENGLISH. Originally released by Republic Pictures in 1939, this 12-chapter black & white , all-ages, regions-free serial has a running time of 211 minutes, is digitally remastered in NTSC format, and presented on two DVD-R discs with chapter selections and interactive menus, and should play on any standard DVD player. Released by Smarty Pants Entertainment in 2008.
– August 17, 2010