Speed Gibson of the International Secret Police was written by Virginia Cooke. It features Speed Gibson, a 15 year-old pilot who, through his uncle Clint Barlow, becomes a member of the International Secret Police.
The show ran weekly from January 2, 1937 to May 25, 1940. 178 Episodes of the show were produced each lasting approximately 15 minutes. All of these have survived intact!
Elliott Lewis may have starred in the title role, but this cannot be confirmed. Some also believe he played Splinters, one of the Octopus' henchmen. Howard McNear played his uncle Clint Barlow and John Gibson sidekick, Barney Dunlap, known for catch phrases such as "Suffering wangdoodles!" Other actors include: Hanley Stafford, Jack Mathers, Victor Rodman and Sam Edwards. The opening theme contains the drone of an airplane and an air traffic controller calling, "Ceiling zero ... ceiling zero ... ceiling zero!"
The series is divided into two stories. The first 100 episodes cover The Menace of the Octopus. The remaining 78 shows are titled Speed Gibson And The Atlantian Syndicate. This series follows Speed as he continues his adventures on the African continent and his quest to defeat the Octopus. (Source: wikipedia.org)