This 13 chapter serial is based on the comic strip character Ace Drummond created by Eddie Rickenbacker. Ace is a 'G-Man of the sky' working out of Washington D.C. He is sent to Mongolia to find out why a mysterious villain known only as 'The Dragon' is trying to prevent the newly formed International Airways from setting up an airport there. Ace meets Peggy Trainor (Jean Rogers) who is searching for her archaeologist father who has disappeared. Together they search for answers to the puzzles.
Ace Drummond is a Universal Pictures 1936 film serial based on the comic strip “Ace Drummond” written by Captain Eddie Rickenbacker and drawn by Clayton Knight. The serial’s cast features John King, Jean Rogers, Noah Beery, Jr. and Jackie Morrow, with Lon Chaney, Jr. in a supporting role.
A mysterious villain who calls himself The Dragon is attempting to prevent International Airways from beginning service in Mongolia, in order to protect the secret of the mountain of jade for himself. It features a dungeon in the nearby monastery, the kidnapping of an archeologist who stumbles onto the secret, his daughter’s attempts to rescue him with Ace’s help, a death ray The Dragon uses on the airline pilots, a radio system by which The Dragon communicates with his henchmen via the rotation of Buddhist prayer wheels (each transmission concluding “The Dragon commands!”), and a squadron of his own fighter planes.
John King as Ace Drummond
Jean Rogers as Peggy Trainor
Noah Beery Jr. as Jerry
Jackie Morrow as Billy Meredith
Selmer Jackson as Mr. Meredith
Guy Bates Post as the Grand Lama
C. Montague Shaw as Trainor
Frederick Vogeding as Bauer
Al Bridge as Wyckoff
Chester Gan as Kai-chek
James B. Leong as Henry Kee
James Eagles as Johnny Wong
Arthur Loft as Chang Ho
Lon Chaney, Jr. as Henchman Ivan
Stanley Blystone as Henchman Sergei
Edmund Cobb as Henchman Nikolai
Richard Wessel as Henchman Boris