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Green Hornet
September 9, 1966 - March 17, 1967

 

Van Williams starred as Britt Reid, the editor and publisher of The Daily Sentinel newspaper. His secretary was the attractive Lenore ‘Casey’ Case. In secret, Britt fought crime with the help of his faithful manservant, Kato (an early role for Bruce Lee).

The only other person besides Kato that knew Britt’s secret was the city’s District Attorney, F. P. Scanlon. Even Mike Axford, the tough and intrepid crime detective who was always on the Green Hornet’s tail, never figured out that Britt Reid and the Green Hornet were one and the same.

Some changes were made in adapting "The Green Hornet" to TV, and to the 1960s. In addition to THE DAILY SENTINEL, Britt owned a TV station. The evil he fought often involved organized crime, and the crime-fighting gadgetry was brought up to date. His most notable gadget was his car, the Black Beauty. It had a built-in video camera that could ‘see’ anything in front of the car for four miles, special jets at the rear that could shoot ice onto the road to hinder anyone trying to chase the car, and brushes near the wheels that could sweep away the car’s tracks.

The Green Hornet also had it tougher than other television heroes in that he had to deal with being perceived as a criminal by the police.

The Green Hornet never caught on with viewers the way Batman did and was canceled in July of 1967 after one season. However, it remains memorable to many cult followers for providing future martial-arts legend Bruce Lee with his first notable public exposure.

 

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Cast Favorite Episodes Guest Stars

Van Williams
Bruce Lee
Walter Brooke
Lloyd Gough
Wendie Wagner

1.   Preying Mantis
2.   Frog Is A Deadly Weapon
3.   Bad Bet On A 459 Silent
4.   Hornet & The Firefly
5.   Hunters & The Hunted
6.   The Ray Is For Killing
7.   Eat Drink & Be Dead
8.   Give Me Enough Rope
9.   Freeway To Death
10. May The Best Man Lose

Lloyd  Haines
Brenda Benet
John Carradine
Nicolas Costar
Jason Wingreen
Harold Gould
Beth Brickell
James Best
Lynda Day George
Peter Haskell


Videos

Green Hornet - Give Em Enough Rope

Green Hornet - Programmed For Death

 

 

 

Episodes Known To Be In Existence

Silent Gun  9/9/66

Give Me Enough Rope  9/16/66

Programmed For Death   9/23/66

Crime Wave   9/30/66

The Frog Is A Deadly Weapon   10/7/66

Eat Drink & Be Dead   10/14/66

Beautiful Dreamer  Pt. 1   10/21/66

Beautiful Dreamer  Pt. 2   10/28/66

The Ray Is For Killing   11/11/66

Preying Mantis   11/18/66

The Hunters & The Hunted   11/25/66

Deadline For Death   12/2/66

Secret Of The Sally Bell   12/9/66

Freeway To Death  12/16/66

May The Best Man Lose   12/23/66

The Hornet & The Firefly   12/30/66

Seek Stalk & Destroy   1/6/67

Corpse Of The Year Pt. 1   1/13/67

Corpse Of The Year Pt. 2   1/20/67

Ace In The Hole   2/3/67

Bad Bet On A 459 Silent   2/10/67

Trouble For Prince Charming   2/17/67

Alias The Scarf   2/24/67

Hornet Save Thyself   3/3/67

Invasion From Outer Space  Pt. 1   3/10/67

Invasion From Outer Space  Pt. 2   3/17/67

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