Detective Lloyd

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Detective Lloyd
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Directed by Henry MacRae
Ray Taylor
Written byHenry MacRae, Ella O'Neill, Basil Dickey, George H. Plympton [1]
Starring Jack Lloyd
Muriel Angelus
Edited by Charles Saunders
Distributed by Universal Pictures
General Films
Release dates
4 January,
  • 1932 (1932)
Running time
216 minutes (12 chapters)
CountriesUnited Kingdom
United States
Language English

Detective Lloyd (1931) is a 12-chapter Universal movie serial. A co-production between the American company Universal and the British company General Films, it was filmed entirely in Britain with British and Commonwealth actors. It was the only sound serial ever produced in the UK. Although a print was shown on British and Swedish [2] TV as recently as the 1970s, the film is now considered lost.


It was also known by the titles Lloyd of the C.I.D. and In the Hands of the Hinfu. Detective Lloyd battled a villain known as the Panther in this serial. Material from the serial was edited into a feature film version called The Green Spot Mystery (1932), which is also a lost film. Detective Lloyd is on the British Film Institute's BFI 75 Most Wanted list of lost films. [3]


Chapter titles

  1. The Green Spot Murder
  2. The Panther Strikes
  3. The Trap Springs
  4. Tracked by Wireless
  5. The Death Ray
  6. The Poison Dart
  7. The Race with Death
  8. The Panther's Lair
  9. Imprisoned in the North Tower
  10. The Panther's Cunning
  11. The Panther at Bay
  12. Heroes of the Law

Source: [4]

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  1. Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X. Pg. 58.
  2. The Swedish broadcast was shown on SVT2 during the summer of 1974 with the 12th and last episode being aired on 5 July; see TV schedules in contemporary newspapers, for example Aftonbladet , 5 July 1974.
  3. "Lloyd of the C.I.D. / BFI Most Wanted". British Film Institute. (With extensive notes). Archived from the original on 3 August 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  4. Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time . McFarland & Company, Inc. pp.  205. ISBN   0-7864-0471-X.
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Detective Lloyd (1931)
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