Updated: May 04, 2013
THE GREEN HORNET PHOTO GALLERY #02
9/9/1966 - 7/14/1967 ABC 30 minutes
Color - 26 episodes
Based on the radio by the same name and created by George Trendle
Produced by Richard Bluel
Green Hornet Cast:
Van Williams as Britt Reid/The Green Hornet
Bruce Lee as Kato
Wende Wagner as Lenore 'Casey' Case
Lloyd Gough as Mike Axford
Walter Brooke as District Attorney F.P. Scanlon
Green Hornet Theme Song
"Flight of the Bumble Bee" performed by Al Hirt.
Van Williams and Bruce Lee
Britt Reid (Van Williams) is handed management of his father Dan's
newspaper, The Daily Sentinel in Washington D.C. With this comes a mandate
to do good in the world, which this family comes by naturally as Dad is a
grandnephew of John Reid, also know as - The Lone Ranger.
The Green Hornet is the great-grand-nephew of the Lone Ranger, you ask
skeptically. Yes, because George Trendle created both and a plug is a plug
is a plug.
The association inspires Britt and so he sets up shop as the Green Hornet,
a crimefighting masked crusader. (Sound familiar?) His manservant, Kato
(Bruce Lee) assists him in his deeds of derring-do. Only he, Reid's
secretary and the District Attorney (Walter Brooke) know the Green
Hornet's true identity.
Yes, THAT Bruce Lee, later to star in a gadzillion martial arts films.
The plot twist. The Green Hornet is considered a criminal by police and so
has to beat a hasty retreat after nabbing the bad guys.
Bruce Lee died in 1973 of cerebral edema, Lloyd Gough in 1984 of aortic
aneurism, Walter Brooke in 1984 of emphysema and Wende Wagner in 1997 of