Green Hornet Radio Show
First Episode: January 31, 1936
Last Episode: December 5, 1952
Number of Episodes: Approximately 1045
Network: WXYZ Detroit (1/31/36-4/7/38), Mutual (4/12/38-11/9/39), Blue Network (11/16/39-8/28/40), Mutual (9/2/40-10/10/40), Blue Network (12/28/40-4/11/43), ABC (4/20/43-12/5/52)
Series Creators: Fran Striker, George W. Trendle
NOTE: Photo to the right is Al Hodge in his secret identity as Britt Reid -------->
Cast Members: Al Hodge (Britt Reid/Green Hornet 1/31/36-12/20/42), A. Donovan Faust (Britt Reid/Green Hornet 1/10/43-?/?/43), Robert "Bob" Hall (Britt Reid/Green Hornet ?/?/43-?/?/46), Jack McCarthy (Britt Reid/Green Hornet ?/?/46-12/5/52), Raymond Hayashi (Kato 1/31/36-12/20/42), Rollon Parker (2nd Kato - Dates Unknown), Mickey Tolan (3rd Kato - Dates Unknown), Lee Allman (Lenore Case), Jim Irwin (Michael Axford), Gil Shea (Michael Axford), Jack Petruzzi (Ed Lowry), Paul Hughes (Miscellaneous Villans), John Todd (Dan Reid)
Producers/Directors: James Jewell, Charles Livingstone
Announcers: Fielden Farrington, Bob Hite, Hal Neal, Mike Wallace, Charles Woods
Sound Effects: Tony Caminito, Dewey Cole, Jimmy Fletcher, Fred Flowerday, Fred Fry, Bill Hengsterbeck, Ken Robertson
Music: Billy May (Conductor), Al Hirt (Trumpet)
Theme Song: "Flight of the Bumblebee" by Rimsky-Korsakov
Writer: James Jewell, Fran Striker, George W. Trendle, Steve McCarthy
Sponsor: Supported by the networks (1/31/36-12/30/47), General Mills (1/6/48-8/24/48), Supporte by ABC (9/14/48-9/8/50), Orange Crush (9/10/52-12/5/52)
Typical Episode Length: 30 Minutes
The Green Hornet radio show was a children's fantasy/adventure series. Britt Reid, the publisher of the "Daily Sentinel", would pursue evil-doers as "The Green Hornet". Along with his trusty sidekick, "Kato", they battled "super-villans" in a similar manner as did Batman and Robin. The Green Hornet even had his version of the "Batmobile" but his car was called "Black Beauty".
John Todd, who played Dan Reid on the Green Hornet, is best known as "Tonto" on The Lone Ranger Radio Show!
The Green Hornet began on the radio and then "branched out" into comic books, movie serials, a feature film, and a Green Hornet TV Show!
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