The Sleeping Beauty

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The Sleeping Beauty
Start date: October 15th, 1945
End date: January 12th, 1946
# of strips: 78 (13 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Mysterious Prince"
Followed by: "Pleasant Valley"

"The Sleeping Beauty" is the 37th Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

On a rainy night, one of the tires of the Narda's car suddenly bursts and she takes refuge with a couple who is obviously hiding something in their attic. Informed, Mandrake will investigate on the spot and discover in this house a young blonde girl lying and asleep on a bed. By delivering the sleeping young person and by opposing the abducting couple, he will discover the story of a kidnapping intended to divert a rich maiden's legacy.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Alex, caretaker of the desolate house
  • Bessie, wife of Alex
  • Hepzibah, lived and died an old maid
  • Greg, nephew of Hepzibah - and Carol's guardian
  • Lilly, niece of Hepzibah - and Carol's guardian
  • Carol, grandniece of Hepzibah
  • Bob, Carol's fiancé


    • The Highway
      • A desolate house
      • The old mill, in the woods

Behind the scenes

  • The title for the story is taken from the strips of October 13 and 15, 1945 (Beginning Next Week = The Sleeping Beauty & Beginning: The Sleeping Beauty).

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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