1951 Ovaltine commercial from CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT'S ADVENTURE THEATER. Prior to Richard Webb essaying the role of Captain Midnight, announcer Vern Smith, bedecked in flight suit reminiscent of the Fawcett comic book version if the intrepid aviator, flew into homes in 1951 as the host of this half-hour series. Smith was featured in the opening, closing and commercials wrapped around episodes of Republic serials which and been edited to 26 minutes, by, essentially, combining two chapters and removing the extra titles and recaps.
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The Captain Midnight TV series, produced by Screen Gems and starring Richard Webb, began...