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Pirates of the High Sea Movie Serial

Pirates of the High Sea - Buster Crabbe (1950) - 15 Chapter Movie Serial from Columbia Pictures

The serial concerns the search for 5 million dollars in diamonds that went missing at the close of the Second World War. Crabbe plays Jeff Drake who is summoned to a small south pacific island by a war time buddy who has run in a nest of vipers looking for the stolen gems. The story begins as Jeff is summoned to the island, and how he reluctantly heads out, the result not so much of wanting to help a friend, Kelly Walsh (Tommy Farrell) but rather because several people, including his friend’s sister, Carol Walsh (Lois Hall) all want to go to the island. Once he's on his way Crabbe and his friends are beset by many of the usual and several unusual serial dangers.  Crabbe and his buddies also help search for a fugitive Nazi named Walter Castell.  The fortune in diamonds were stolen by the Nazi during WWII.  Buster and friends encounter multiple dangers at the hand of a gang also seeking the treasure for the island's corrupt governor (Gene Roth).