Sea Raiders

Sea Raiders is a 1941 Universal film serial starring the Dead End Kids and Little Tough Guys. This was the teen stars' second of three serials, between Junior G-Men (1940) and Junior G-Men of the Air (1942). Sea Raiders was the 52nd serial to be released by Universal (or the 120th if silent serials are counted). The plot concerns the heroes foiling Nazi attacks on American shipping.

Sea Raiders
Theatrical poster
Directed byFord Beebe
John Rawlins
Produced byHenry MacRae
Written byClarence Upson Young
Paul Huston
StarringBilly Halop
Huntz Hall
Gabriel Dell
Bernard Punsly
Hal E. Chester
Music byMilton Rosen
CinematographyWilliam A. Sickner
Edited byJoseph Gluck
Patrick Kelley
Louis Sackin
Alvin Todd
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • October 14, 1941 (1941-10-14)
Running time
12 chapters (229 min)
CountryUnited States


The Sea Raiders, a band of foreign agents, led by Carl Tonjes, and secretly by Elliott Carlton, blow up a freighter on which Billy Adams and Toby Nelson have stowed away to avoid Brack Warren, a harbor patrol officer assigned to guard a new type of torpedo boat built by Billy's brother, Tom Adams. Intended targets or not, getting blown up does not set well with Billy and Toby and, together with their gang coupled with the members of the Little Tough Guys, they find the Sea Raiders' island hideout, investigate the seacoast underground arsenal of these saboteurs, get blasted from the air, dragged to their doom, become victims of the storm, entombed in a tunnel and even periled by a panther before they don the uniforms of some captured Sea Raiders and board a yacht that serves as headquarters for the Raiders.


The Dead End Kids and the Little Tough Guys

Additional principal cast



Chapter titles

  1. The Raider Strikes
  2. Flaming Torture
  3. The Tragic Crash
  4. The Raider Strikes Again
  5. Flames of Fury
  6. Blasted from the Air
  7. Victims of the Storm
  8. Dragged to Their Doom
  9. Battling the Sea Beast
  10. Periled by a Panther
  11. Entombed in the Tunnel
  12. Paying the Penalty



  1. Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 230–231. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
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