One of the BEST adventure serials of all time, with a great cast, inventive & original stunts, and a well-crafted script, DAREDEVILS OF THE RED CIRCLE tells the tale of diabolical mastermind Harry Crowel, a.k.a. Prisoner 39013. Crowel escapes from prison, and aided by a seemingly endless supply of henchmen, sets out to destroy all holdings of industrialist Horace Granville, the man 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 (Bruce Bennett ) BRIX and DAVID SHARPE (normally the leading stuntman in all the Republic serials, here he renders a creditable onscreen performance as on of the three male leads) make a superb trio of action heroes in what is arguably among the top three or four action serials ever produced. Pretty CAROLE LANDIS (playing Granville's granddaughter here ) went on to become a major star in "A" pictures before her untimely death, MILES MANDER (as Granville AND Crowel in disguise ) and the great screen villain CHARLES MIDDLETON (Flash Gordon's Ming The Merciless ) give great support. This 12-chapter 1939 Republic release was directed by action film ace WILLIAM WITNEY with JOHN ENGLISH, and is highly recommended. This digitally-remastered version on DVD is region-free and recorded in NTSC format and presented on two discs, and should run on any standard DVD player. The feature runs 211 minutes, with an interactive menu and chapter selections.