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Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941)

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216 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

To protect a magic talisman from being used for evil, a teenage boy named Billy Batson is given the power to become an adult superhero, Captain Marvel, with a single magic word: "Shazam!"
Writers
Ronald Davidson (original screenplay) | Norman S. Hall (original screenplay) | Arch Heath (original screenplay) (as Arch B. Heath) | Joseph F. Poland (original screenplay) (as Joseph Poland) | Sol Shor (original screenplay)
Composer
Cy Feuer (music score)
Cinematographer
Editors
William P. Thompson (as William Thompson) | Edward Todd
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Release date
Mar 28, 1941 (United States)

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54 cast members
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Tom Tyler
Captain Marvel Captain Marvel   See fewer
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Frank Coghlan Jr.
Billy Batson Billy Batson   See fewer
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William 'Billy' Benedict
'Whitey' Murphy (as William Benedict) 'Whitey' Murphy (as William Benedict)   See fewer
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Louise Currie
Betty Wallace Betty Wallace   See fewer
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Robert Strange
John Malcolm John Malcolm   See fewer
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Harry Worth
Prof. Luther Bentley Prof. Luther Bentley   See fewer
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Bryant Washburn
Henry Carlyle [Ch. 1-3] Henry Carlyle [Ch. 1-3]   See fewer
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John Davidson
Tal Chotali Tal Chotali   See fewer
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George Pembroke
Dr. Stephen Lang [Ch. 1-9] Dr. Stephen Lang [Ch. 1-9]   See fewer
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George Lynn
Prof. Dwight Fisher [Ch. 1-6] (as Peter George Lynn) Prof. Dwight Fisher [Ch. 1-6] (as Peter George Lynn)   See fewer
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Reed Hadley
Rahman Bar [Ch. 1, 11-12] Rahman Bar [Ch. 1, 11-12]   See fewer
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Jack Mulhall
James Howell [Ch. 1] James Howell [Ch. 1]   See fewer
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Kenne Duncan
Barnett - Chief Henchman [Ch. 2-10] (as Kenneth Duncan) Barnett - Chief Henchman [Ch. 2-10] (as Kenneth Duncan)   See fewer
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Nigel De Brulier
Shazam [Ch. 1] Shazam [Ch. 1]   See fewer
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John Bagni
Cowan - Henchman [Ch. 2-10] Cowan - Henchman [Ch. 2-10]   See fewer
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Carleton Young
Martin - Henchman [Ch. 3-9] Martin - Henchman [Ch. 3-9]   See fewer
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Leyland Hodgson
Maj. Rawley [Ch. 1] (as Leland Hodgson) Maj. Rawley [Ch. 1] (as Leland Hodgson)   See fewer
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Stanley Price
Owens - Henchman / Driver [Ch. 3-5] Owens - Henchman / Driver [Ch. 3-5]   See fewer
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Ernest Sarracino
Akbar [Ch. 11-12] Akbar [Ch. 11-12]   See fewer
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Tetsu Komai
Chan Lai [Ch. 4] Chan Lai [Ch. 4]   See fewer
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Wilson Benge
Benson - Lang's Butler [Ch. 8] (uncredited) Benson - Lang's Butler [Ch. 8] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lynton Brent
Lefty - Heavy at Lang's Estate [Ch. 8] (uncredited) Lefty - Heavy at Lang's Estate [Ch. 8] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Earle D. Bunn
Dam Heavy 1 [Ch. 7] (uncredited) Dam Heavy 1 [Ch. 7] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ed Cassidy
Dodge - Captain of 'The Carfax' [Ch. 10] (uncredited) Dodge - Captain of 'The Carfax' [Ch. 10] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Steve Clemente
Native 5 (uncredited) Native 5 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Armand Cortes
Hamid - the Wise Man [Ch. 12] (uncredited) Hamid - the Wise Man [Ch. 12] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Victor Cox
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Crockett
Bridge Heavy [Ch. 2] (uncredited) Bridge Heavy [Ch. 2] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe De La Cruz
Native 6 (uncredited) Native 6 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Dew
Cavalry Lieutenant [Ch. 1] (uncredited) Cavalry Lieutenant [Ch. 1] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Curley Dresden
Native 3 [Ch. 1] (uncredited) Native 3 [Ch. 1] (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Fawcett
Curio Shop Henchman 2 (uncredited) Curio Shop Henchman 2 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bud Geary
Pete - Lang's Estate Caretaker [Ch. 8-9] (uncredited) Pete - Lang's Estate Caretaker [Ch. 8-9] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Augie Gomez
Native 2 (uncredited) Native 2 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Hanson
Trucker (uncredited) Trucker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Harris
British Col. Hudson [Ch. 1] (uncredited) British Col. Hudson [Ch. 1] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerry Jerome
Brandon - Airport Heavy [Ch. 3] (uncredited) Brandon - Airport Heavy [Ch. 3] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Kikume
Native Chief [Ch. 11] (uncredited) Native Chief [Ch. 11] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marten Lamont
British Radio Sergeant [Ch. 1] (uncredited) British Radio Sergeant [Ch. 1] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Lopez
Ali (uncredited) Ali (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stanley Mack
Henchman at Fisher's House [Ch. 6] (uncredited) Henchman at Fisher's House [Ch. 6] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ted Mapes
First 'Carfax' Seaman [Ch. 10] (uncredited) First 'Carfax' Seaman [Ch. 10] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Marlowe
Gus - Henchman [Ch. 8] (uncredited) Gus - Henchman [Ch. 8] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gerald Mohr
Scorpion (voice) (uncredited) Scorpion (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chuck Morrison
Carlson - First Mate on 'The Carfax' [Ch.10] (uncredited) Carlson - First Mate on 'The Carfax' [Ch.10] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Loren Riebe
Curio Shop Heavy [Chs. 2-4] (uncredited) Curio Shop Heavy [Chs. 2-4] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Francis Sayles
Carter - Truck-Rental Heavy [Ch. 4-5] (uncredited) Carter - Truck-Rental Heavy [Ch. 4-5] (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Suzanne
Dam Heavy 2 [Ch. 7] (uncredited) Dam Heavy 2 [Ch. 7] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Taylor
Native 3 [Ch. 1] (uncredited) Native 3 [Ch. 1] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Duke Taylor
Lefty - Guillotine Heavy [Chs. 2-3] (uncredited) Lefty - Guillotine Heavy [Chs. 2-3] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ken Terrell
Hawks - Bentley's Butler [Ch. 6] (uncredited) Hawks - Bentley's Butler [Ch. 6] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Wayne
Steve - Third Heavy at Lang's Estate [Chs. 9-10] (uncredited) Steve - Third Heavy at Lang's Estate [Chs. 9-10] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henry Wills
Native 5 (uncredited) Native 5 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carl Zwolsman
Army Sentry [Ch. 1] (uncredited) Army Sentry [Ch. 1] (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 1,001 votes