Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein
Although Smilin' Jack (Tom Brown) and his Chinese friends appeared to have crashed their vehicle in chapter three of the Universal serial Adventures of Smilin' Jack, chapter four reveals that all emerged unscathed from the Japanese bombing attack. His Nippon kidnappers arrested, Mah Ling (Cyril Delevanti) is brought before General Kai Ling (Sidney Toler). Although Mah Ling is generally willing to help his country against the Japanese enemy by revealing the secret passage from China to India, the estimable governor of Mandon wishes to think the matter over for the sake of his peaceful constituents and the general gracefully allows him a bodyguard. Fearing that Axis spy Fraulein Von Teufel (Rose Hobart) will attempt to assassinate the governor, Jack sends a fake radio message stating that Mah Ling has already revealed his secret. In retaliation, the fraulein has a henchman, Hito (Rico de Montez) bring Jack to her quarters, where she threatens him with torture. As Tommy (Edgar Barrier) and Captain Wing (Keye Luke) desperately search for their friend, Jack is being lowered into a pit filled with dangerous looking spikes.
bomb, General, kidnapping