Adventures of Smilin Jack 12 of 13 The Torture Fire Test

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Oct 1, 201241m
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Adventures of Smilin Jack 12 of 13 The Torture Fire Test
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The serial was based on the comic strip by Zack Moseley but it was not in the spirit of the strip as would normally be expected from a Universal production. Very little of the original comic strip was used and a new character, Tommy Thompson, was created by Universal. The similarity to Tommy Tomkins, of the Tailspin Tommy stories, may imply a crossover of sorts. Cline suggests that it was "a quick attempt to get a story on screen about a topical subject, and could have had almost any flyer with any name as a hero

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