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Speed Gibson of the International Secret Police

Thrill along with Speed and his pals as they track down dreaded "Octopus". This aviation oriented series allows Speed (as best we can tell the actor who played Speed is uncredited and we've been unable to locate the voice of this young hero) and his friends to chase down all of "The Octopus'" various organizations around the world, all in a fifteen minute episode.

But don't think this serial is just for boys. The series, written by Virginia Cooke, was smart enough to include Marcia Winfield, governess to little Jean Kingsley, for the girls to follow.

If your kids (or you) enjoy this series, others to look at include "The Air Adventures of Jimmie Allen", "Captain Midnight", "Hop Harrigan" and of course "I Love A Mystery".

Date Originally AiredTitleGot it?
1/2/1937The Octopus Gang Active*
1/9/1937Speed Is Inducted Into Secret Police*
1/16/1937Heading For Hong Kong*
1/23/1937A Shooting Attempt*
1/30/1937The Octopus Orders A Kidnapping*
2/6/1937Remaining At Wake Island*
2/13/1937Speed Is Missing*
2/20/1937Splinters Into Custody*
2/27/1937Splinters Gets Away*
3/6/1937Barney Flies the Mystery Plane*
3/13/1937The Trio Is Ambushed On Guam*
3/20/1937The Octopus Plans Surprise*
3/27/1937The Arrival In Hong Kong*
4/3/1937Clint Suspicious of Mr. Wu*
4/10/1937Clint To Stay With Dr. Kingsley*
4/17/1937Hotel Rooms Are Ransacked*
4/24/1937Marsha Is Kidnapped*
5/1/1937The Octopus Reveals Plans*
5/8/1937Disguised As Coolies*
5/15/1937Speed Is Knocked Out*
5/22/1937Leave On Bullet Plane*
5/29/1937Speed Tries To Warn Clint*
6/5/1937Shot At And Forced Down*
6/12/1937Flower Boat Is Sighted*
6/19/1937Prisoners On the Flower Boat*
6/26/1937Clint & Barney Are Captured*
7/3/1937Speed Arrives And Helps Clint & B*
7/10/1937Bob Gilmore Sworn Into Secret Pol*
7/17/1937Speed & Bob Fly To Help Dr. Kings*
7/24/1937Octopus Secret Headquarters*
7/31/1937Speed Discovers the Secret Entran*
8/7/1937A Trap Has Been Set*
8/14/1937Tunnel Fills With Water*
8/21/1937Water Continues To Rise*
8/28/1937Dynamite Must Be Used*
9/4/1937Speed Is Lost In the Tunnel*
9/11/1937Speed Is Found*
9/18/1937Barney Heads For the Hut*
9/25/1937A Teahouse Fire*
10/2/1937New Instructions From the Octopus*
10/9/1937The Octopus Continues Plans*
10/16/1937The Octopus Puts Plans Into Effec*
10/23/1937Speed Thinks Quan Wu Is a Gang Me*
10/30/1937Set Up in a Trap*
11/6/1937The Octopus Traps Speed and Jean*
11/13/1937Al Taken Prisoner*
11/20/1937The Octopus Escapes*
11/27/1937Hiding In A Secret Room*
12/4/1937Poison Gas Bomb Thrown*
12/11/1937How To Catch The Octopus*
12/18/1937Everyone Ready For Trap*
12/25/1937Fighting Breaks Out*
1/1/1938Heading Into Tibet*
1/8/1938The Octopus Will Go To Black Pass*
1/15/1938Following the Octopus To Tibet*
1/22/1938Monoplane Is Airborne*
1/29/1938Speed talks With the Octopus via *
2/5/1938Follow The Dragon*
2/12/1938A Tibetan Avalanche*
2/19/1938All Narrowly Escape*
2/26/1938The Octopus Plane Spotted*
3/5/1938The Secret Police Are Jailed*
3/12/1938The Octopus Reaches Secret House*
3/19/1938The Pass of Iron Dagger*
3/26/1938Surrounding the Octopus Secret Ho*
4/2/1938Secret Police Capture the Octopus*
4/9/1938Kidnapping Plans*
4/16/1938Barney Kidnapped*
4/23/1938Thought Recording Machine*
4/30/1938A False Floor*
5/7/1938A Secret Torture Chamber*
5/14/1938Thought Helmet Taken*
5/21/1938Black Thought Waves*
5/28/1938Barney Found Wandering*
6/4/1938Arrow Almost Hits Speed*
6/11/1938A Tibetan Feast*
6/18/1938The Octopus Visits Zee Rings Home*
6/25/1938Picnic Planning*
7/2/1938Speed in Disguise*
7/9/1938Speed Caught by the Octopus*
7/16/1938Speed Saves Clint From Storm*
7/23/1938The Octopus Pictures to the State*
7/30/1938Marsha Winfield Held Prisoner*
8/6/1938Slave Raid Begins*
8/13/1938Clint & Speed Begin an Air Flight*
8/20/1938Marsha and Her Brother Found*
8/27/1938Splinter and Wu are Captured*
9/3/1938Splinter is Shot*
9/10/1938Splinter is Cared For*
9/17/1938Splinter is Hiding*
9/24/1938Marcia Recovers From Vapors of Sl*
10/1/1938Shooting Breaks Out*
10/8/1938Tepo Catches Pilots At Black Pass*
10/15/1938Open Radio Accident*
10/22/1938An Aerial Dog Fight*
10/29/1938Octopus Plane Crashes*
11/5/1938Ready For Attack on the Octopus*
11/12/1938Time For a Showdown*
11/19/1938The Octopus and Men Captured*
11/26/1938The Octopus Jumps From Plane in F*
12/3/1938An Atlantian Investigation in Afr*
12/10/1938An Airborne Fire*
12/17/1938Safe Landing is Made*
12/24/1938Falling into a Trap*
12/31/1938No Water Aboard the Plane*
1/7/1939The Time Bomb*
1/14/1939Leeds Kills Himself*
1/21/1939Davis Shot By Octopus Gang*
1/28/1939Davis Killed*
2/4/1939The Octopus is Still Alive*
2/11/1939An Octopus Gunboat Outside*
2/18/1939Trapped In Cave With No Water*
2/25/1939Everyone Rescued*
3/4/1939Marie is Stowaway*
3/11/1939Smiley Is Missing*
3/18/1939Is Smiley Dead*
3/25/1939Messenger Arrives*
4/1/1939Angry Crowd at Casablanca*
4/8/1939Airport Disguise*
4/15/1939Octopus Gang Moves In*
4/22/1939Power Magazine Plan*
4/29/1939Stop Plans For Explosion*
5/6/1939Speed, Clint & Carlos In A Bad St*
5/13/1939Dropping A Signal*
5/20/1939A Poison Dart*
5/27/1939The Octopus Old Headquarters*
6/3/1939Plan Flight To The Sahara Desert*
6/10/1939Fly To Legionnaire Outpost*
6/17/1939Attack Repelled*
6/24/1939Bad Sand Storm*
7/1/1939Clint Lands In The Desert*
7/8/1939Discovered In The Desert*
7/15/1939Octopus Learns Their Location*
7/22/1939Tricks By the Octopus*
7/29/1939A Ring Gets Them Out Of Jail*
8/5/1939The Octopus Visits Are Explained*
8/12/1939Enemy Plane Crashes*
8/19/1939Boating Down The Congo*
8/26/1939Speed is Confronted By a Leopard*
9/2/1939Leaving Camp*
9/9/1939Clint Rescues Mrs. Buchanan*
9/16/1939Search For John Buchanan*
9/23/1939Barney Hypnotized By Giant Moth W*
9/30/1939Troubles With a Boa Constrictor*
10/7/1939Fumes Overcome Everyone*
10/14/1939In The Path of Cannibal Ants*
10/21/1939The Octopus Suspects Trap*
10/28/1939Warriors Help in Searching For He*
11/4/1939Native Attack Near Octopus Headqu*
11/11/1939Attack Stopped with Elephant Stam*
11/18/1939Search of Headquarters Started*
11/25/1939Saved From Suffocating*
12/2/1939Leaving for Gorilla Country*
12/9/1939The Octopus Prepares Death Ray*
12/16/1939The Octopus Overheard on the Radi*
12/23/1939Elephant Grass Fire*
12/30/1939A Jungle Crash Landing*
1/6/1940Surprise Meeting with Natives*
1/13/1940Barney Confronted Talking Gorilla*
1/20/1940Talking Gorilla Starts Attack*
1/27/1940Entire Camp Captured*
2/3/1940Octopus Packs Up Deathray Machine*
2/10/1940Everyone Escapes Gorilla Attack*
2/17/1940All Are Caught In Jungle Storm*
2/24/1940John Buchanan Found in Hut*
3/2/1940Surrounded By Pygmy Headhunters*
3/9/1940Safe Take-off*
3/16/1940Speed Missing Again*
3/23/1940The Octopus Waits*
3/30/1940Car Crash*
4/6/1940Octopus Gang Member is Questioned*
4/13/1940Clint Worries About Landing*
4/20/1940Clints Plane Catches On Fire*
4/27/1940Octopus Agent Confesses To Fire*
5/4/1940Desert Raiders Attack*
5/11/1940Octopus Camp is Reached*
5/18/1940Death Ray Blown Up*
5/25/1940The Octopus Finally Captured*

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