I have a few observations and questions about the 1949 serial...
- It looked like the Wizard had a teleportation device. Henchmen would appear to materialize outside his lair just before entering, but I guess those shots were supposed to be him just looking through the wall using some sort of x-ray. It's just how the effect looked.
- Did Vicki Vale have any reaction to her brother's death? Haven't gone back to check.
- Why did Vicki go into the closet in her office?
They were both great I've got both on DVD, along with both Supermans, Buck Rogers, and all the Flash Gordons.
I wouldn't mind checking all of those out along with The Phantom
. The Green Hornet
is on TCM on Saturdays right now.