“Black Dragons” is a 1942 American film directed by William Nigh and starring Bela Lugosi. The movie tells the story of a group of Japanese agents, led by the mysterious Dr. Melcher (played by Lugosi), who arrive in the United States to carry out a diabolical plan.
The agents assume false identities and begin infiltrating American society. They target wealthy industrialists and businessmen, using their influence to acquire military secrets and technological advancements. However, their true intentions are soon revealed when they begin a series of brutal murders.
As the body count rises, a government agent named Mr. Dick Martin (played by Clayton Moore) is assigned to the case. He teams up with a group of patriotic citizens, including a newspaper reporter named Joan Woodbury (played by Joan Barclay), to track down the elusive Japanese agents and stop their deadly plot.
As the investigation progresses, it becomes clear that Dr. Melcher is the mastermind behind the operation. Martin and his team race against time to stop the Black Dragons before they can cause more destruction.
In the end, the Black Dragons are brought to justice, and their evil plan is foiled. The movie ends on a patriotic note, with a message urging Americans to remain vigilant against the threat of foreign agents and to support their country in its fight against fascism.
Harvey Gates, Robert Kehoe
Bela Lugosi, Joan Barclay, George Pembroke