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Sound  Serials,  1930-39
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The Lone Defender 1930 12-chapter serial starring Rin Tin Tin  "The Lone Defender" 12-chapter sound serial [Mascot Pictures March 1930]
The Cactus Kid and his gang ambush two prospectors, killing one; the murder is witnessed by the man's dog, Rinty. The gang pursues the dog, hoping to locate the gold mine; the dog gets help from a girl and a government agent. Chapter Titles: 1. The Mystery of The Desert; 2. The Fugitive; 3. Jaws of Peril; 4. Trapped; 5. Circle of Death; 6. Surrounded By Law; 7. The Ghost Speaks; 8. The Brink of Destruction; 9. The Avalanche; 10. Fury of The Desert; 11. Cornered; and 12. Vindicated! Directed by Richard Thorpe; starring Rin Tin Tin, June Marlowe, Walter Miller, Lee Shumway, Frank Lanning & Josef Swickard
Alpha Home Ent. b&w DVD [7/2007] for $7.98
full credits at IMDb • serial entry at Wikipedia

"The Lightning Express" 10-chapter sound serial [Universal June-Aug 1930]
Chapter Titles: 1. A Shot In Ihe Dark; 2. A Scream of Terror; 3. Dangerous Rails; 4. The Death Trap; 5. Tower of Terror; 6. A Call For Help; 7. The Runaway Freight; 8. The Showdown;
9. The Secret Survey; and 10. Cleared Tracks
• Produced & directed by Henry MacRae; adapted by Ford Beebe from "Whispering Smith Rides" by Frank H. Spearman; starring
Al Ferguson {as Whispering Smith}, Lane Chandler, Louise Lorraine, Greta Granstedt, J. Gordon Russell, John Oscar, Martin Cichy & Bob Reeves • full credits at IMDb

More info on real-life railroad detective James L. Smith and the many fiction & non-fiction books & stories and silent & sound movies
is on 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore's "Whispering Smith" Page

The Indians Are Coming 12-chapter serial starring Tim McCoy  "The Indians Are Coming" 12-chapter serial [Universal Pictures Oct 1930]
Released as a talkie, as well as a silent version (for theaters not yet equipped for sound); Jack goes East to deliver some gold to his pal George's brother; while rescuing George's niece Mary, Jack drops the gold, which is picked up by bad guy Rance – that's just Chapter 1, followed by Indian raids, prairie fires, a mine tunnel explosion, and gunfights & knifefights. Chapter Titles: 1. Pals In Buckskin; 2. A Call To Arms; 3. A Furnace of Fear; 4. The Red Terror; 5. The Circle of Death; 6. Hate's Harvest; 7. Hostages of Fear; 8. The Dagger Duel; 9. The Blast of Death; 10. Redskin's Vengeance; 11. Frontiers Aflame; and 12. The Trail's End Produced & directed by Henry MacRae; starring Tim McCoy, Allene Ray, Edmund Cobb, Francis Ford {dual role}, Wilbur McGaugh, Bud Osborne, Charles F. Royal, Chief Thunderbird & Dynamite the Dog
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

poster for Chapter 1 of the 1931 serial "Spell of the Circus"  "The Spell of The Circus" 12-chapter sound serial [Universal Pictures Jan 1931]
The manager of a struggling circus wants to take it over, so he forces himself on the owner's pretty daughter, while she is in love with the star Western rider. Most listings specify twelve chapters; IMDb lists none, Wikipedia lists only ten: Chapter Titles {sic}: 1. A Menacing Monster; 2.The Phantom Shadow; 3. Racing With Death; 4. A Scream of Terror; 5. A Leap For Life; 6. A Fatal Wedding; 7. A Villain Unmasked; 8. The Baited Trap; 9. The Terror Tent; and 10. The Call of The Circus Directed by Robert F. Hill; starring Ralph Bushman, Alberta Vaughn, Tom London, Walter Shumway, Charles Murphy, Monte Montague & Bobby Nelson
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available { this serial is considered lost } • credits at IMDb • serial entry at Wikipedia

Phantom of the West 1931 sound serial, poster for Chapter 3  "Phantom of The West" 10-chapter sound serial [Mascot Pictures Jan 1931]
'All-Talking' sound serial; a convicted murderer escapes from prison and enlists the victim's son in clearing his name; the real murderer, who disguises himself as 'The Phantom', is one of seven men. Chapter Titles: 1. The Ghost Rides; 2. Stair-way of Doom; 3. Horror In The Dark; 4. Battle of The Strong; 5. League of The Lawless; 6. Canyon of Calamity; 7. Price of Silence; 8. House of Hate; 9. Fatal Secret; and 10. Rogue's Roundup Directed by D. Ross Lederman; starring Tom Tyler, William Desmond, Tom Santschi, Dorothy Gulliver, Philo McCullough, Frank Lanning, Tom Dugan, Joe Bonomo, Frank Hagney, Halie Sullivan & Kermit Maynard; stunts by Joe Bonomo, Yakima Canutt, Cliff Lyons & Kermit Maynard
Alpha Video b&w DVD [4/2005] for $7.98
V.C.I. Video b&w VHS [6/2002] 2 tapes - out of prodn/used
27"x40" Chapter 3 poster {as at left} from Amazon for $8.49
dozens more "Phantom of The West" posters from Amazon
full credits at IMDb • serial entry at Wikipedia

'Heroes of The Flames' 12-chapter serial from Universal Pictures starring Tim McCoy  "Heroes of The Flames" b&w 12-chapter serial [Universal Pictures June 1931]
A fireman invents an original chemical fire extinguisher, and the rival for his girlfriend wants the invention too; distri-buted in both silent and sound versions. Chapter Titles: 1. The Red Peril; 2. Flaming Hate; 3. The Fire Trap; 4. Death's Chariot; 5. The Avalanche; 6. The Jaws of Death; 7. Forest of Fire; 8. Blank Cartridges; 9. The House of Terror (per Copyright) aka The House of Horror (press book listing); 10. The Depths of Doom; 11. A Flaming Death; and 12. The Last Alarm • Directed by Robert F. Hill; starring Tim McCoy, Marion Shockley, Gayne Whitman, Bobby Nelson, William Gould, Grace Cunard, Andy Devine & Beulah Hutton
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • credits at IMDb

Battling With Buffalo Bill 12-chapter serial starring Tom Tyler  "Battling With Buffalo Bill" 12-chapter serial [Universal Pictures Nov 1931]
A gambler hears about a local gold strike and kills an Indian woman, which sets off an Indian uprising (to kill off members of the town); but 'Buffalo Bill' Cody and the U.S. Army Cavalry arrive, so the bad guy switches to Plan B. Chapter Titles: 1. Captured By Redskins; 2. Circling Death; 3. Between Hostile Tribes; 4. The Savage Horde; 5. The Fatal Plunge; 6. Trapped; 7. The Unseen Killer; 8. Sentenced To Death; 9. The Death Trap; 10. A Shot From Ambush; 11. The Flaming Death; and 12. Cheyenne Veng-eance Directed by Ray Taylor; based on Cody's book "The Great West That Was"; starring Tom Tyler, Lucile Browne, William Desmond, Rex Bell, Francis Ford, George Regas, Yakima Canutt, Chief Thunderbird, athlete Jim Thorpe & Franklyn Farnum
V.C.I. Ent. b&w DVD [12/2007] for $14.99
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

watch "Battling With Buffalo Bill" free online at Internet Archive: chapters 1-6 • chapters 7-12

Lightning Warrior 1931 12-chapter serial starring Rin Tin Tin  "The Lightning Warrior" 12-chapter serial [Mascot Pictures Dec 1931]
A mysterious masked figure, The Wolfman, leads an Indian uprising to drive local settlers off their land; he kills two men, whose son & brother & dog Rinty hunt down and defeat the villain. Chapter Titles: 1. Drums of Doom; 2. The Wolf Man; 3. Empty Saddles; 4. Flaming Arrows; 5. The Invisible Enemy; 6. The Fatal Name; 7. The Ordeal of Fire; 8. The Man Who Knew; 9. Traitor's Hour; 10. Secret of The Cave; 11. Red Shadows; and 12. Painted Faces Directed by Benjamin H. Kline & Armand Schaefer; starring Rin Tin Tin, Frankie Darro, Hayden Stevenson, George Brent, Pat O'Malley, Georgia Hale, Yakima Canutt & Theodore Lorch
Alpha Home Ent. b&w DVD [8/2006] for $7.98
V.C.I. Video b&w VHS [6/2002] 2 tapes for $25.00
full credits at IMDb • serial entry at Wikipedia

Shadow of the Eagle 12-chapter serial starring John Wayne  "The Shadow of The Eagle" 12-chapter sound serial [Mascot Pictures Feb 1932]
The Eagle uses skywriting to threaten an airplane manufacturer; the primary suspect is the owner of a traveling air circus, but he goes missing, so a stunt pilot tries to solve the mystery. Chapter Titles: 1. The Carnival Mystery; 2. Pinholes; 3. The Eagle Strikes; 4. The Man of A Million Voices; 5. The Telephone Cipher; 6. Code of The Carnival; 7. Eagle or Vulture?; 8. On The Spot; 9. When Thieves Fall Out; 10. The Man Who Knew; 11. The Eagle's Wings; and 12. The Shadow Unmasked Co-written & directed by Ford Beebe; starring John Wayne, Dorothy Gulliver, Edward Hearn, Richard Tucker, Kenneth Harlan & Walter Miller
Marengo Films b&w 72-minute feature version DVD [11/2000] for $9.99
Anchor Bay b&w VHS [6/94] 4 tapes - out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb • serial entry at Wikipedia
full serial included on "The John Wayne Cliffhanger Collection" 3-serial box set [2006]
Passport b&w digitally-remastered DVD set [7/2006] 5 disks for $17.99

The Air Mail Mystery lost 12-chapter serial  "The Air Mail Mystery" 12-chapter sound serial [Universal Pictures March 1932]
Evil mastermind The Black Hawk kidnaps a friend of airmail pilot Bob Lee . . . Chapter titles: 1. Pirates of The Air; 2. Hovering Death; 3. A Leap For Life; 4. A Fatal Crash; 5. The Hawk Strikes; 6. The Bridge of Destruction; 7. The Hawk's Treachery; 8. The Aerial Third Degree; 9. The Attack On The Mine; 10. The Hawk's Lair; 11. The Law Strikes; and 12. The Mail Must Go Through
Directed by Ray Taylor; written by George Morgan, Basil Dickey, Ella O'Neill & George H. Plympton; starring James Flavin, Lucile Browne, Wheeler Oakman, Frank Hagney, Sidney Bracey, Nelson McDowell, Walter Brennan, Al Wilson, Bruce Mitchell, Jack Holley
{this film is considered lost} • full credits at IMDb

poster for 1932 'The Last of The Mohicans' serial Chapter 8   "The Last of The Mohicans" 'epic serial in 12 chapters' [Mascot Pictures May 1932]
Location filming in California at Iverson Ranch, Kern River, Kernville, Lake Sherwood & Thousand Oaks; story is the basic 'Mohican' plot; Chapter Titles: 1. Wild Waters, 2. Flaming Arrows; 3. Rifle of Tomahawk, 4. Riding With Death, 5. Red Shadows, 6. The Lure of Gold, 7. The Crimson Trail, 8. The Tide of Battle, 9. A Redskin's Honor, 10. The Enemy's Strong-hold, 11. Paleface Magic, and 12. The End of The Trail • Co-written & co-directed by Ford Beebe; co-directed by B. Reeves Eason; co-written by Colbert Clark, Jack Natteford & Wyndham Gittens; based on the 1826 novel by James Fenimore Cooper [1789-1851]; starring Harry Carey {as Hawkeye}, Hobart Bosworth {as Chingachgook}, Bob Kortman {as Magua}, Frank Coghlan Jr., Edwina Booth, Lucile Browne, Walter Miller, Walter McGrail, Nelson McDowell, Edward Hearn, Mischa Auer, Yakima Canutt, Chief John Big Tree, Joan Gale
214-minute Alpha Video b&w DVD [11/2005] for $5.98
235-minute Grapevine Video b&w DVD [5/2012] 2 disks for $12.95
Anchor Bay Ent. b&w VHS [10/92] for $6.99
full credits at IMDb • serial entry at Wikipedia

The Hurricane Express 12-chapter sound serial starring John Wayne  "The Hurricane Express" 12-chapter sound serial [Mascot Pictures Aug 1932]
"A Thriller of The Roaring Rails" - Someone is trying to wreck the L&R Railroad, and when the chief engineer is killed, his airline pilot son takes over the job. Chapter Titles: 1. The Wrecker; 2. Flying Pirates; 3. The Masked Menace; 4. Buried Alive; 5. Danger Lights; 6. The Airport Mystery; 7. Sealed Lips; 8. Outside The Law; 9. The Invincible Army; 10. The Wrecker's Secret; 11. Wings of Death; and 12. Unmasked; the 81-minute feature version was edited down from seven chapters Directed by J.P. McGowan & Armand Schaefer; starring John Wayne, Shirley Grey, J. Farrell MacDonald, Tully Marshall, Conway Tearle, Lloyd Whitlock, Edmund Breese, Matthew Betz & Alan Bridge
A.F.A./Passion b&w DVD [7/2003] for $6.89
Alpha Home Ent. b&w DVD [10/2006] for $7.98
Reel Enterprises b&w 77-minute feature version DVD [5/2007] for $9.95
full credits at IMDb • serial entry at Wikipedia
full serial included on "The John Wayne Cliffhanger Collection" 3-serial box set [2006]
Passport b&w digitally-remastered DVD set [7/2006] 5 disks for $17.99

Three Musketeers  "The Three Musketeers" 12-chapter sound serial [Mascot Pictures April 1933]
A U.S. Army pilot rescues three Foreign Legionaires in the Moroccan desert, and joins them to fight the mysterious El Shaitan. Chapter Titles: 1. The Fiery Circle; 2. One For All, All For One; 3. The Master Spy; 4. Pirates of The Desert; 5. Rebel Rifles; 6. Death's Marathon; 7. Naked Steel; 8. The Master Strikes; 9. The Fatal Cave; 10. Trapped!; 11. The Measure of A Man; and 12. The Value of Comrades • Directed by Colbert Clark & Armand Schaefer; starring Jack Mulhall, Raymond Hatton, Ralph Bush-man, John Wayne, Lon Chaney Jr., Noah Beery Jr., William Desmond & Yakima Canutt; re-edited & re-released as the feature "Desert Command" [1946]
Marengo Films color DVD [11/2006] for $9.99
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $14.99
27"x40" poster from Amazon for $19.99
full credits from IMDb • serial entry at Wikipedia
full serial included on "The John Wayne Cliffhanger Collection" 3-serial box set [2006]
Passport b&w digitally-remastered DVD set [7/2006] 5 disks for $17.99

poster for Chapter 10 of serial "Fighting With Kit Carson"  "Fighting With Kit Carson" 12-chapter serial [Mascot Pictures July 1933; feature re-issue 1948]
Famous scout Kit Carson leads a wagon train West that is carrying a government gold shipment; Kit is forced to hide the gold when attacked by marauders, then has to prevent the marauder gang from locating the gold. Chapter Titles: 1. The Mystery Riders; 2. The White Chief; 3. Hidden Gold; 4. The Silent Doom; 5. Murder Will Out; 6. The Secret of Iron Mountain; 7. The Law of The Lawless; 8. Red Phantoms; 9. The Invisible Enemy; 10. Midnight Magic; 11. Unmasked; and 12. The Trail To Glory
Co-directed by Armand Schaefer; co-written & co-directed by Colbert Clark; starring Johnny Mack Brown {as Kit Carson}, 'trick rider' Betsy King Ross, Noah Beery Sr., Noah Beery Jr., Tully Marshall, Edmund Breese & Lane Chandler; other actors include Al Bridge, stuntman Yakima Canutt, stuntman Tommy Coats, Iron Eyes Cody, William Farnum & stuntman Ken Cooper; edited as feature film "The Return of Kit Carson" {not on IMDb} released in 1948 by Albert Dezel Productions
Alpha Video b&w DVD [1/2005] for $7.98
V.C.I. Video b&w DVD [6/2005] for $13.49
V.C.I. Video b&w VHS [6/2002] for $9.95
full credits at IMDb • serial entry at Wikipedia

watch the twelve chapters free online at Internet Archive
#1 • #2 • #3 • #4 • #5 • #6 • #7 • #8 • #9 • #10 • #11 • #12

Tarzan The Fearless 12-chapter serial of 1933  "Tarzan The Fearless" 12-chapter serial [Sol Lesser Prodns Aug 1933]
Filmed in the San Fernando Valley; a party of Europeans on safari in Africa includes a blonde named Mary Brooks and a guide who has a written offer of £10,000 reward for the confirmed death of Tarzan the Apeman; then Mary's father is kidnapped by natives guarding the treasure of Zar ... Producer Lesser edited the first four chapters into a feature film with a trailer announcing future weekly chapters, but some theaters omitted showing the trailer, which led to confusion about the abrupt ending. No complete version of the serial exists, and all elements are in the public domain; a surviving 86-minute feature version released in the U.K. by Wardour Films eliminates story gaps that are present in the 61-minute USA feature version released by Lesser's Principal Distri-buting Corp. • Chapter Titles: 1. The Dive of Death; 2. The Storm God Strikes; 3. Thundering Death; 4. The Pit of Peril; 5. Blood Money; 6. Voodoo Vengeance; 7. Caught By Cannibals; 8. The Creeping Terror; 9. Eyes of Evil; 10. The Death Plunge; 11. Harvest of Hate; and 12. Jungle Justice. • Produced by Sol Lesser; directed by Robert F. Hill; starring Buster Crabbe {his first Tarzan role}, Julie Bishop, Edward Woods, Philo McCullough, E. Alyn Warren, Mischa Auer, Matthew Betz & Frank Lackteen
Synergy Ent. 86-minute b&w DVD [10/2008] for $9.99 • also available on DVD box sets above
Heaven Fire Prodns 200-minute {it says} b&w DVD [10/2008] for $29.95
Madacy Records 78-minute b&w VHS [9/97] for $4.99
UAV Corp 78-minute b&w VHS [6/89] for $5.99
Timeless Multimedia 96-minute b&w VHS [12/98] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia • watch online [1:25:58] at Internet Archive
Complete 12-Chapter Serial Script for 1933 'Tarzan The Fearless'  "Tarzan The Fearless: The Complete 12-Chapter Serial Script" [2008]
Edited by Jerry L. Schneider

Writing credits: story by Edgar Rice Burroughs; continuity by Basil Dickey &
George H. Plympton; dialogue editor Walter Anthony
LULU.com 9¾x7½ pb [8/2008] out of print/scarce

Wolf Dog 1933 12-chapter serial starring Rin Tin Tin, Jr.  "The Wolf Dog" 12-chapter serial [Mascot Pictures Sept 1933]
The caretaker of a young boy plots to kill him for the inherited wealth; the boy escapes several attempts on his life, and then is aided by a telegraph operator and his 'wolf dog', and a girl. Chapter Titles: 1. The Call of The Wilderness; 2. The Shadow of A Crime; 3. The Fugitive; 4. A Dead Man's Hand; 5. Wolf Pack Law; 6. Gates of Mercy; 7. The Empty Room; 8. Avenging Fanks; 9. Wizard of The Wireless; 10. Accused!; 11. The Broken Record; and 12. Danger Lights Co-written & co-directed by Colbert Clark; co-directed by Harry L. Fraser; starring Rin Tin Tin Jr., Frankie Darro, Boots Mallory, George J. Lewis, Henry B. Walthall, Hale Hamilton, Yakima Canutt & Niles Welch
DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb • serial entry at Wikipedia

Perils of Pauline 1933 sound serial on DVD  "The Perils of Pauline" 12-chapter sound serial [Universal Nov 1933]
A famous scientist and his beautiful daughter travel to Indochina to find an ivory disc with a secret formula engraved on it, before an evil doctor and his gang can locate it. Chapter Titles: 1. Guns of Doom; 2. Typhoon of Terror; 3. The Leopard Leaps; 4. Trapped By The Enemy; 5. Flaming Tomb; 6. Pursued By Savages; 7. Tracked By The Enemy; 8. Dangerous Depths; 9. The Mummy Walks; 10. The Night Attack; 11. Into The Flames; and 12. Confu's Sacred Secret • Directed by Ray Taylor; starring Evalyn Knapp, Craig Reynolds, James Durkin, John Davidson, Sonny Ray & Frank Lackteen
Alpha Video b&w DVD [2/2006] for $7.98
Video Treasures b&w VHS [2/94] 2 tapes - out of prodn/used
United Home Video b&w VHS [6/95] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb • serial entry at Wikipedia

The Lost Jungle 1934 12-chapter serial & feature   "The Lost Jungle" 12-chapter serial [Mascot/Republic March 1934]
Animal tamer Beatty sets off to capture wild animals in India and Africa; perils include a jealous circus employee who kidnaps the professor's daughter, a crashing dirigible, greedy goldhunters, and all kinds of wild animals. Chapter Titles: 1. Noah's Ark Island; 2. Nature In The Raw; 3. Hypnotic Eye; 4. Pit of Crocodiles; 5. Gorilla Warfare; 6. Battle of Beats; 7. Tiger's Prey; 8. Lion's Brood; 9. Eyes of The Jungle; 10. Human Hyenas; 11. The Gorilla; and 12. Take Them Back Alive • Produced by Nat Levine; directed by David Howard & Armand Schaefer; starring Clyde Beatty, Cecilia Parker, Syd Saylor, Warner Richmond, Edward LeSaint, Wheeler Oakman, Maston Williams, Lew Meehan, Max Wagner, Wes Warner, Jim Corey, Ernie Adams, Slim Whitaker, Jack Carlyle, Hal Taliaferro, Crauford Kent, Harry Holman, Mickey Rooney {age 13}, Lloyd Ingraham, Lloyd Whitlock, George 'Gabby' Hayes
Complete Serial: The Film Detective restored b&w DVD [11/2016] for $9.99
Volume 1, Chapters 1-6: Alpha Video b&w DVD [11/2003] for $5.98
Volume 2, Chapters 7-12: Alpha Video b&w DVD [] for $5.95
serial credits at IMDb • serial entry at Wikipedia
edited down to 68 minutes for feature release and foreign markets [June 1934] • feature credits at IMDb
Alpha Home Ent. b&w DVD [7/2010] for $5.99
Film Rise digitally-remastered b&w DVD [11/2014] for $9.99

"Burn 'Em Up Barnes" 12-chapter serial [Mascot June 1934] about a race car driver
starring Jack Mulhall, Frankie Darro, Lola Lane, Julian Rivero /tt0024936/
feature version /tt0395485/

lobby card for 'The Young Eagles' 1934 12-chapter serial  "The Young Eagles" 12-chapter serial [Romance Productions, Inc. July 1934]
Two Boy Scouts win a trip around the world with an intrepid aviator, but the expedition crash lands in the jungles of South America in the first chapter! Film was 'endorsed by the Boy Scouts of America'. Chapter Titles: 1) The Crash; 2) The Drums of Hate; 3) City of The Dead; 4) Bridge of Doom; 5) Treasure Trails; 6) Fangs of Flame; 7) Tropic Fury; 8) Wings of Terror; 9) The Lost Lagoon; 10) Jungle Outlaws; 11) Trapped; and 12) Out of The Sky • starring Bobby Cox, Jim Vance, Carter Dixon, Iron Eyes Cody, Frank Lackteen, and Johnson the Dog
Alpha Home Ent. b&w DVD [9/2008] for $5.98
Grapevine Video b&w DVD [10/2015] 2 disks for $16.95
credits at IMDb • no entry at Wikipedia

Law of The Wild 1934 12-chapter serial starring Rin Tin Tin, Jr.  "The Law of The Wild" 12-chapter serial [Mascot Pictures Sept 1934]
Nolan falsely accuses Sheldon of murder, then steals his horse to ride in the big race; Sheldon's dog and a girl rescue the horse, and she rides him in the big race, and their winnings are enough to pay for a defense lawyer for Sheldon. Chapter Titles: 1. The Man Killer; 2. The Battle of The Strong; 3. The Cross-Eyed Goony; 4. Avenging Fangs; 5. A Dean Man's Hand; 6. Horse Thief Justice; 7. The Death Stampede; 8. The Canyon of Calamity; 9. Robber's Roost; 10. King of The Range; 11. Winner Take All; and 12. The Grand Sweepstakes Co-written & co-directed by B. Reeves Eason; co-directed by Armand Schaefer; starring Rin Tin Tin Jr., Rex The Horse, Bob Custer, Lucile Browne, Ben Turpin & Richard Cramer
Alpha Home Ent. b&w DVD [11/2006] for $7.98
V.C.I. Video b&w VHS [10/95] for $10.95
full credits at IMDb • serial entry at Wikipedia

"Tailspin Tommy" serial [Oct 1934] /tt0025856/
https://www.amazon.com/Tailspin-Tommy-Maurice-Murphy/dp/B0013PVGI6/

lobby card for Chapter 6 of 'The Return of Chandu' 1934 12-chapter serial  "The Return of Chandu" 12-chapter serial [Principal Pictures Oct 1934]
Follows 1932 feature film (different actors); serial was re-edited and released as two features; based on the radio show that began at KHJ in Los Angeles in 1931; Frank Chandler practices Oriental mysticism in California as Chandu; he learns that Princess Nadji is in danger and sets out to rescue her . . .; Chapter Titles: 1. The Chosen Victim; 2. The House In The Hills; 3. On The High Seas; 4. The Evil Eye; 5. The Invisible Circle; 6. Chandu's False Step; 7. Mysterious Magic; 8. The Edge of The Pit; 9. The Terror Invisible; 10. The Crushing Rock; 11. The Uplifted Knife; and 12. The Knife Descends • Produced by Sol Lesser; directed by Ray Taylor; adapted by Barry Barringer from the radio show by Harry A. Earnshaw, R.R. Morgan & Vera M. Oldham; starring Bela Lugosi {as Frank Chandler/Chandu}, Maria Alba, Clara Kimball Young, Lucien Prival, Dean Benton, Phyllis Ludwig, Cyril Armbrister, Murdock MacQuarrie, Wilfred Lucas, Josef Swickard, J.J. Clark, Dick Botiller, Iron Eyes Cody
208-minute V.C.I. Video b&w DVD [6/2004] out of prodn/used
208-minute Critics Choice Video b&w DVD [6/2004] out of prodn/used
Volume 1, Chapters 1-6: 107-minute Alpha Video b&w DVD [10/2002] for $5.98
Volume 2, Chapters 7-12: 105-minute Alpha Video b&w DVD [10/2002] for $5.99
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

the twelve chapters [7/2008 upload] are available online at Internet Archive
also available online at YouTube: chapters 1-6 [1:42:06] + chapters 7-12 [1:40:29]

'Chandu' old time radio shows on CD & MP-3  "Chandu The Magician" radio series [1931-36 & 1948-50]
The 'Chandu' radio adventure drama began at station KHJ in Los Angeles in 1931, went national in October 1932 over the Mutual Network; production moved to WGN in Chicago in 1935 and ended in 1936; sponsors included White King Soap & Beech Nut Gum. The radio series was revived in June 1948 as a 15-minute weekday program (live music provided by organist Korla Pandit), and moved to ABC Radio in October 1949 as a weekly half-hour broadcast, running until September 1950.
Radio Spirits audio CD set [1/2015] 12 episodes on 5 disks for $24.95
A.M.F. Radio MP-3 album on CD [2011] 308 shows on 2 disks - out of prodn/used
Stardust Records MP-3 album download [2012] 40 shows for $8.99
Mark 56 vinyl LP album [1974] out of prodn/used
radio show entry at Wikipedia • free MP-3 downloads at Zoot Radio fansite

Chandu the Magician 1932 feature film  "Chandu The Magician" feature film [Fox Sept 1932]
Evil megalomaniac Roxor {Lugosi} kidnaps a scientist to acquire his death ray and use it to achieve world domination, but is thwarted by Chandu, a powerful hypnotist and yogi • 71-minute b&w feature film directed by Marcel Varnel & William Cameron Menzies; screenplay by Barry Conners & Philip Klein, based on the radio drama; cinematography by James Wong Howe; starring Edmund Lowe {as Frank Chandler/Chandu}, Irene Ware, Bela Lugosi, Herbert Mundin, Henry B. Walthall, Weldon Heyburn, June Lang, Michael Stuart/Nestor Aber, Virginia Hammond
Kino Lorber b&w Blu-ray [8/2016] for $16.99
Cinema Classics Collection b&w DVD [9/2012] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
The Return of Chandu 1935 feature film  "The Return of Chandu" feature film [Principal Pictures April 1935]
Lugosi in a rare sympathetic role as a mysterious magician who uses his white magic to try and save an Egyptian princess from the clutches of an evil high priest who wants to sacrifice her and resurrect an Egyptian goddess; 65‑minute feature edited down from the first six chapters of the serial • Directed by Ray Taylor; adapted by Barry Barringer; starring Bela Lugosi {as Frank Chandler/Chandu}, Maria Alba, Clara Kimball Young, Lucien Prival, Dean Benton, Phyllis Ludwig, Cyril Armbrister, Murdock MacQuarrie
Gotham Distrbn b&w DVD [3/2005] for $5.49
A2ZCDs b&w DVD-R [11/2015] for $9.95
full credits at IMDb
Chandu on the Magic Island 1935 feature film  "Chandu On The Magic Island" feature film [Principal Pictures Aug 1935]
While Frank Chandler is away, the high priest kidnaps Princess Nadji again and takes her to the secret island of Lemuria; 65-minute feature edited down from chapters 7-12 of the serial • Directed by Ray Taylor; adapted by Barry Barringer; starring Bela Lugosi {as Frank Chandler/Chandu}, Maria Alba, Clara Kimball Young, Dean Benton, Phyllis Ludwig, Murdock MacQuarrie, Wilfred Lucas, Josef Swickard, J.J. Clark, Iron Eyes Cody
Gotham Distrbn b&w DVD [3/2005] for $5.99
Nostalgia Family b&w DVD [7/2015] for $8.99
full credits at IMDb
watch full movie [1/2014 upload; 1:09:49] online at Internet Archive
watch full movie [4/2103 upload;1:09:53] online at YouTube

"Chandu Classic Movie Collection" Box Set [2009]
both "The Return of Chandu" and "Chandu On The Magic Island"
Alpha Home Ent. b&w DVD set [4/2009] 2 disks for $15.96

'The Phantom Empire' 1935 12-chapter movie serial starring Gene Autry  "The Phantom Empire" 12-chapter movie serial [Mascot Pictures Feb 1935]
Combination sci-fi Western musical movie serial! Autry's first starring role; filmed at Mack Sennett Studios, Bronson Canyon, and Griffith Observatory in Hollywood, and at Agoura Ranch, Chatsworth Park, and Iverson Ranch in the San Fernando Valley. Radio singer Gene and two teen sidekicks are kidnapped by Thunder Riders of the underground civilization Murania, in the midst of an attack by above-ground scientists and a revolution against the evil queen • Chapter Titles: 1. The Singing Cowboy; 2. The Thunder Riders; 3. The Lightning Chamber; 4. Phantom Broadcast; 5. Beneath The Earth; 6. Disaster From The Skies; 7. From Death To Life; 8. Jaws of Jeopardy; 9. Prisoners of The Ray; 10. The Rebellion; 11. A Queen In Chains; 12. The End of Murania Directed by Otto Brower & B. Reeves Eason; written by Hy Freedman, Gerald Geraghty, Maurice Geraghty & Wallace MacDonald; starring Gene Autry, Frankie Darro, Betsy King Ross, Dorothy Christy, Wheeler Oakman, Charles K. French, Warner Richmond, J. Frank Glendon, Lester 'Smiley' Burnett, Peter Potter/William Moore, Edward Peil Sr., Jack Carlyle, Ray Corrigan, and the Radio Ranch Band
241-minute Shout! Factory/Timeless Media DVD [6/2011] 3 disks for $18.20
240-minute V.C.I. Ent. b&w DVD [2/2008] 1 disk for $8.77
129-minute Digiview b&w DVD [4/2004] for $9.98
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch 5/2009 official trailer [2:10] online at YouTube
watch 12 chapters from playlist [9/2013 upload] online at YouTube

'The Lost City' 1935 12-chapter serial  "The Lost City" 12-chapter sci-fi serial [Principal/Regal March 1935]
"12 High-Voltage Chapters" • Daring electrical engineers track the cause of recent earthquake swarms to Magnetic Mountain in Africa . . . • Chapter Titles: 1. Living Dead-Men; 2. The Tunnel of Flame; 3. Dagger Rock; 4. Doomed!; 5. Tiger Prey; 6. Human Beasts; 7. Spider Men; 8. Human Targets; 9. Jungle Vengeance; 10. The Lion Pit; 11. The Death Ray; and 12. The Mad Scientist; two different feature-length versions of this serial were released theatrically the same year: 80-minute "The Lost City" [Feb 1935] which was condensed from the entire serial, and 90-minute "The Lost City" [Feb 1935] which was condensed from just chapters 1-4 with some added wrap up scenes tacked on. And yet another feature version of this serial was released theatrically five years later: "City of Lost Men" [1940] • Directed by Harry Revier; SFX by Ken Strickfaden; starring William 'Stage' Boyd, Kane Richmond, Claudia Dell, Josef Swickard, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Billy Bletcher, Eddie Fetherston, Margot D'Use
V.C.I. Video b&w DVD [12/2006] for $14.99
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

edited feature "The Lost City" [Feb 1935] {credits at IMDb}
which was condensed from just chapters 1-4 with some added wrap up scenes tacked on
90-minute Alpha Video b&w DVD [4/2005] for $5.98

edited feature "City of Lost Men" [1940] {credits at IMDb}
80-minute Sinister Cinema b&w DVD-R [5/2008] for $8.99

Miracle Rider serial movie poster directed by B. Reeves Eason & Armand Schaefer, starring Tom Mix  "The Miracle Rider" 15-chapter Western serial [Mascot Pictures April 1935]
A cowboy joins the Texas Rangers to avenge his father's death and to help the Indians fight the evil Zaroff gang • Directed by B. Reeves Eason & Armand Schaefer; starring Tom Mix, Joan Gale, Charles Middleton, Jason Robards Sr. & Tony Jr. the Horse
Alpha Home Ent. b&w DVD [5/2007] for $7.98
V.C.I. Ent. b&w DVD [2/2004] 2 disks for $17.99
Video Treasures b&w VHS [12/91] out of prodn/used
V.C.I. Ent. b&w VHS [6/2002] 2 tapes out of print/used
full credits from IMDb • serial entry at Wikipedia

New Adventures of Tarzan 1935 serial  "The New Adventures of Tarzan" 12-chapter serial [Burroughs-Tarzan Enterprises May 1935]
Three contending parties seeking the Green Goddess totem in a lost city in Guatemala meet Tarzan, whose mission is to rescue an explorer friend in the same area. The serial was re-edited as a feature for foreign release. Produced by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ashton Dearholt & George W. Stout; directed by Edward A. Kull; starring Herman Brix/Bruce Bennett, Ula Holt, Ashton Dearholt, Frank Baker, Harry Ernest, Dale Walsh, Earl Dwire & Jackie Gentry
Pop Flix Family color DVD [10/2006] for $6.98
Madacy Records b&w DVD [5/2003] 2 disks for $10.99
Reel Classic Films b&w DVD [10/2007] 4 disks for $19.95
serial credits from IMDb • serial entry at Wikipedia • feature credits from IMDb

more on Spirit of America Bookstore's 'Tarzan' Movies Page

Adventures of Rex and Rinty 1935 12-chapter serial starring Rin Tin Tin, Jr.  "The Adventures of Rex and Rinty" 12-chapter serial [Mascot Pictures Aug 1935]
Greedy rancher Crawford steals a sacred god-horse from Africa, to train as a polo pony, but the horse escapes and joins an independent dog (Rinty) in the wild. A friendly polo player takes them back to Africa, where Crawford convinces the natives that the horse must be burned as a sacrifice ... Chapter Titles: 1. The God Horse of Sujan; 2. Sport of Kings; 3. Fangs of Flame; 4. Home-ward Bound; 5. Babes In The Woods; 6. Dead Man's Tale; 7. End of The Road; 8. A Dog's Devotion; 9. The Stranger's Recall; 10. The Siren of Death; 11. New Gods For Old; and 12. Primitive Justice Co-written & co-directed by B. Reeves Eason; co-written by Ford Beebe; starring Rin Tin Tin Jr., Rex The Horse, Kane Richmond, Norma Taylor, Mischa Auer, Smiley Burnette & Harry Woods
Alpha Home Ent. b&w DVD [6/2007] for $7.98
V.C.I. Video b&w VHS [3/91] 2 tapes for $19.99
full credits at IMDb • serial entry at Wikipedia

"Tailspin Tommy in The Great Air Mystery" serial [Oct 1935] /tt0026435/

"The Fighting Marines" serial [Nov 1935] /tt0026352/

Custer's Last Stand 1936 serial & feature film  "Custer's Last Stand" 12-chapter serial [Stage & Screen Prodns Jan 1936]
Indians attack a party of white men and one of the survivors captures an Indian medicine arrow; one of the Indians tells outlaw Blade that he found gold but will trade the location only for that medicine arrow. Chapter Titles: 1. Perils of The Plains; 2. Thundering Hoofs; 3. Fires of Vengeance; 4. The Ghost Dancers; 5. Trapped; 6. Human Wolves; 7. Demons of Disaster; 8. White Treachery; 9. Circle of Death; 10. Flaming Arrow; 11. Warpath; 12. Firing Squad; 13. Red Panthers; 14. Custer's Last Ride; and 15. The Last Stand Directed by Elmer Clifton; starring Rex Lease, Lona Andre, William Farnum, Ruth Mix, Jack Mulhall, Nancy Caswell, George Chesebro, Dorothy Gulliver, Frank McGlynn Jr. {as Gen. Custer}, Helen Gibson, Josef Swickard, Chief Thundercloud, Reed Howes, Ted Adams {as 'Buffalo Bill' Cody}, Carl Mathews, Allen Greer {as 'Wild Bill' Hickok}, High Eagle, Howling Wolf, Chief John Big Tree & Iron Eyes Cody
Alpha Video b&w DVD [3/2005] for $7.98
V.C.I./F.F.I. b&w VHS [9/2001] 2 tapes - out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb • serial entry at Wikipedia
feature film version [84 minutes; Stage & Screen Prodns April 1936]
full credits at IMDb • 11"x17" poster from Amazon for $7.75

"Darkest Africa" 15-chapter serial [Feb 1936] /tt0027502/ starring Clyde Beatty
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darkest_Africa

screenshot of title card for 'The Amazing Exploits of The Clutching Hand' 1936 15-chapter serial  "(The Amazing Exploits of) The Clutching Hand" 15-chapter serial [Stage & Screen Prodns April 1936]
"In 15 thunderbolt chapters" ... Dr. Gironda announces the discovery of a method to produce synthetic gold, but he and the formula are kidnapped before the official demonstration; an intrepid reporter (engaged to Gironda's daughter) calls in super-investigator Craig Kennedy . . . Chapter titles: 1. Who Is The Clutching Hand?; 2. Shadows; 3. House of Mystery; 4. The Phantom Car; 5. The Double Trap; 6. Steps of Doom; 7. The Invisible Enemy; 8. A Cry In The Night; 9. Evil Eyes; 10. A Desperate Chance; 11. The Ship of Peril; 12. Hidden Danger; 13. The Mystic Menace; 14. The Silent Spectre; and 15. The Lone Hand • Produced by Louis & Adrian Weiss; directed by Albert Herman; adapted from a novel? by Arthur B. Reeve; starring Jack Mulhall, Rex Lease, Mae Busch, Ruth Mix, William Farnum, Marion Shilling, Bryant Washburn & Robert Frazer, with Yakima Canutt, Jon Hall/Charles Locher, 'Snub' Pollard & Slim Whitaker
Alpha Video 330-minute b&w DVD [11/2004] for $5.98
Grapevine Video 305-minute b&w DVD-R [11/2004] third-party for $12.95 + s/h
V.C.I./F.F.I. 306-minute b&w VHS [1/92] 2 tapes for $9.89
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

watch the fifteen chapters free online at Internet Archive
#1 • #2 • #3 • #4 • #5 • #6 • #7 • #8 • #9 • #10 • #11 • #12 • #13 • #14 • #15

The Clutching Hand 1936 feature film  edited feature "The Clutching Hand: A Craig Kennedy Thriller"
[Stage & Screen Prodns April 1936]

Edited down from the serial, shortened from 330 minutes to 74 minutes
Produced by Louis & Adrian Weiss; directed by Albert Herman; starring Jack Mulhall,
Rex Lease, Marion Shilling, Mae Busch, Ruth Mix, William Farnum, Yakima Canutt,
Robert Frazer, Robert Walker & Jon Hall • full credits at IMDb
Sinister Cinema b&w DVD [12/2013] for $16.95

"Flash Gordon" 13-chapter serial [Universal April 1936] /tt0027623/
watch official trailer [3:15] online at YouTube
released as feature for TV in 1951 as "Space Soldiers" /tt0027624/
watch full movie [10/2014 upload; 1:27:53] online at YouTube

electrifying sequel "Flash Gordon’s Trip To Mars" 15-chapter serial [Universal 1938] /tt0030138

Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe serial 1940  "Flash Gordon Conquers The Universe" 12-chapter serial [Universal March 1940]
"Complete Saturday Morning Serial": Dr. Zarkov discovers that the source of the mysterious Purple Death plague on Earth comes from a spaceship sent by evil Emperor Ming the Merciless of planet Mongo; so Flash Gordon and Dale Arden and Dr. Zarkov travel to Mongo and with help from Prince Barin of Arboria and Queen Fria of Frigia locate polarite, the antidote to the plague. Chapter Titles: 1. The Purple Death; 2. Freezing Torture; 3. Walking Bombs; 4. The Destroying Ray; 5. The Palace of Peril; 6. Flaming Death; 7. Land of The Dead; 8. The Fiery Abyss; 9. The Pool of Peril; 10. The Death Mist; 11. Stark Treachery; and 12. Doom of The Dictator • Directed by Ford Beebe & Ray Taylor; starring Buster Crabbe, Carol Hughes, Charles Middleton, Frank Shannon, Shirley Deane, Roland Drew & Luli Deste
R.O.A.N. b&w DVD [5/2004] for $6.95
Timeless Media Group b&w DVDs in collectible tin [5/2008] 2 disks for $10.99
St. Clair Vision b&w DVD [5/2007] out of prodn/many used
Video Treasures b&w VHS [2/94] 2 tapes - out of prodn/many used
serial credits at IMDb • serial entry at Wikipedia
serial episodes are uploaded on YouTube

three Flash Gordon serials DVD box set  "Flash Gordon" DVD Box Set [2000]
each box set contains "Space Soldiers" [1936 serial] aka "Flash Gordon", "Flash Gordon's Trip To Mars" [1938 serial], and "Flash Gordon Conquers The Universe" [1940 serial]
Image Ent. b&w DVD set [10/2000] 3 disks for $49.99
"Flash Gordon Collection" DVD Box Set [2014]
Go Ent. b&w DVD set [4/2014] 3 disks - out of prodn/used
'Complete Adventures of Flash Gordon' on DVD  "The Complete Adventures of Flash Gordon" on DVD [2013]
contains 13-chapter "Flash Gordon" serial [1936]; 15-chapter "Flash Gordon’s Trip To Mars" serial [1938]; 12-chapter "Flash Gordon Conquers The Universe" serial [1940]; and a gorgeously-illustrated booklet covering Flash’s multimedia odyssey with original Alex Raymond cartoons
Madacy Records b&w DVD set [4/2013] 4 disks - out of prodn/used
Flash Gordon Serials Guide book by Roy Kinnard, Tony Crnkovich & R.J. Vitone  "The Flash Gordon Serials, 1936-1940: A Heavily Illustrated Guide" [2008]
by Roy Kinnard, Tony Crnkovich & R.J. Vitone

Kindle Edition from McFarland & Co. [4/2011] for $9.99
McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [4/2011] for $29.95
McFarland & Co. 10¼x7 hardcover [4/2008] out of print/used
McFarland & Co. 10¼x7 hardcover [4/2008] out of print/used

Undersea Kingdom 12-episode 1936 serial  "Undersea Kingdom" 12-episode serial [Republic Pictures May 1936]
Heroic naval officer and star athlete Crash Corrigan and his fellow explorers voyage to lost Atlantis aboard Professor Norton’s rocket powered submarine and get caught up in the middle of a war between ruthless conqueror Unga Khan and Neptune’s high priest Sharad - a battle for the fate of the Undersea Kingdom; Chapter Titles: 1. Beneath The Ocean Floor; 2. Undersea Kingdom; 3. Arena of Death; 4. Revenge of The Volkites {robots}; 5. Prisoners of Atlantis; 6. Juggernaut Strikes; 7. Submarine Strikes; 8. Into The Metal Tower; 9. Death In The Air; 10. Atlantis Destroyed; 11. Flaming Death; and 12. Ascent To The Upperworld
Directed by B. Reeves Eason & Joseph Kane; written by Tracy Knight, John Rathmell, Maurice Geraghty & Oliver Drake; starring Ray 'Crash' Corrigan, Lois Wilde, Monte Blue, William Farnum, Boothe Howard, Raymond Hatton, C. Montague Shaw, Lee Van Atta, Smiley Burnette, Frankie Marvin, Lon Chaney Jr., Lane Chandler, Jack Mulhall, John Bradford, Malcolm McGregor, Ralph Holmes, John Merton, Ernie Smith, Lloyd Whitlock
Echo Bridge Home Ent, b&w DVD [2/2003] for $3.78
Grapevine Video b&w DVD [10/2016] 2 disks for $12.95
R.O.A.N. Group b&w DVD [1/2001] for $13.99
full credits at IMDb • serial entry at Wikipedia
watch Chapter 1 [4/2011 upload; 30:49] online at YouTube {the other chapters follow}

The Vigilantes Are Coming 1936 serial, poster for Chapter 5  "The Vigilantes Are Coming" 12-chapter serial [Republic Aug 1936]
The Zorro-like masked hero The Eagle prevents the Russians from taking over California. Chapter Titles: 1. The Eagle Strikes; 2. Birth of The Vigilantes; 3. Condemned By Cossacks; 4. Unholy Gold; 5. Treachery Unmasked; 6. A Tyrant's Trickery; 7. Wings of Doom; 8. A Treaty With Treason; 9. Arrow's Flight; 10. Prison of Flame; 11. A Race With Death; and 12. Fremont Takes Charge; later re-edited as six half-hour TV episodes. Directed by Ray Taylor & Mack V. Wright; starring Robert Livingston, Kay Hughes, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Raymond Hatton, Fred Kohler, Robert Warwick, William Farnum, Bob Kortman, Lloyd Ingraham, William Desmond, Yakima Canutt & Ray Corrigan
Alpha Video b&w DVD [10/2005] for $7.98
Republic Pictures b&w VHS [5/95] out of prodn/used
27"x40" Chapter 1 poster from Amazon for $8.49
27"x40" Chapter 5 poster {as at left} from Amazon for $8.49
full credits at IMDb • serial entry at Wikipedia

The Black Coin 15-chapter 1936 serial  "The Black Coin" 15-chapter serial [Weiss Prodns Sept 1936]
Federal agents and coastal smugglers do battle over lost secret papers; Chapter Titles: 1. Dangerous Men; 2. The Mystery Ship; 3. The Fatal Plunge; 4. Monsters of The Deep; 5. Wolves of The Night; 6. Shark's Fang; 7. Midnight Menace; 8. Flames of Death; 9. Smuggler's Lair; 10. Flaming Guns; 11. Wheels of Death; 12. The Crash; 13. Danger Ahead; 14. Hidden Peril; and 15. The Phantom Treasure
Directed & co-written by Albert Herman; co-written by George M. Merrick, Dallas M. Fitzgerald, Eddie Granemann & Robert Lively; starring Ralph Graves, Ruth Mix {daughter of Tom Mix}, Dave O'Brien, Constance Bergen, Matthew Betz, Robert Frazer, 'Snub' Pollard, Robert Walker, Bryant Washburn, Clara Kimball Young, Josef Swickard, Blackie Whiteford, Yakima Canutt, Jackie Miller, Lane Chandler, Richard Cramer, William Desmond
Alpha Video b&w DVD [4/2006] for $5.98
V.C.I. Video b&w VHS [6/2002] 2 tapes for $22.49
full credits at IMDb • no entry at Wikipedia

"S.O.S. Coast Guard" 12-chapter serial [1937] starring Bela Lugosi & Ralph Byrd {avail on DVD}

Dick Tracy 15-chapter serial 1937  "Dick Tracy" 15-chapter serial [Republic Pictures Feb 1937]
Master criminal The Spider puts the famous detective's brother under a hypnotic spell and turns him into a criminal. Chapter Titles: 1. The Spider Strikes; 2. The Bridge of Terror; 3. The Fur Pirates; 4. Death Rides The Sky; 5. Brother Against Brother; 6. Dangerous Waters; 7. The Ghost Town Mystery; 8. Battle In The Clouds; 9. The Stratosphere Adventure; 10. The Gold Ship; 11. Harbor Pursuit; 12. The Trail of The Spider; 13. Fire Trap; 14. The Devil In White; and 15. Brothers United • A 73-minute feature-length version was created by editing down the serial footage and released in December 1937. Based on the 1930s comic strip by Chester Gould; directed by Alan James & Ray Taylor; starring Ralph Byrd {as Dick Tracy}, Kay Hughes, Smiley Burnette, Lee Van Atta, John Picorri, Richard Beach and Carleton Young {as Gordon Tracy}, Fred Hamilton, Francis X. Bushman, John Dilson, Wedgwood Nowell, Theodore Lorch, Edwin Stanley, Harrison Greene, Herbert Weber, Buddy Roosevelt, George DeNormand, Byron Foulger, Ed 'Oscar' Platt & Lou Fulton
Critic's Choice digitally-restored b&w DVD [8/2006] out of prodn/used
W.E.A. Corp. b&w VHS [9/90] 2 tapes for $11.31
1937 serial credits from IMDb • serial entry at Wikipedia

watch the fifteen chapters free online at Internet Archive
#1 [29:26] • #2 [19:12] • #3 [20:25] • #4 [20:49] • #5 [19:14] • #6 [16:53] • #7 [20:11] • #8 [12:47] •
#9 [18:00] • #10 [18:29] • #11 [16:36] • #12 [17:39] • #13 [16:46] • #14 [20:35] • #15 [16:58]

Secret Agent X-9 serial 1937  "Secret Agent X-9" 12-chapter serial [Universal April 1937]
Secret Agent X-9 sets out to recover the Belgravia crown jewels from master thief Blackstone.
Based on the 1930s comic strips written by Dashiell Hammett; starring Scott Kolk, Jean Rogers, David Oliver, Monte Blue, Henry Hunter, Lon Chaney Jr. & Henry Brandon
V.C.I. b&w DVD [1/2003] for $26.99
1937 serial credits from IMDb

'The Painted Stallion' 1937 12-chapter serial  "The Painted Stallion" 12-chapter serial [Republic Pictures June 1937; re-issued as feature Feb 1938]
New Mexico, circa 1826: A federal agent is assigned to draw up a trade agreement with the newly-installed Mexican governor in Santa Fe, while a trader leads a wagon train from Missouri, hoping to take advantage of the new agreement; the villainous ex-governor schemes to undermine the treaty and take over the New Mexico territory for his own vile purposes, but an Indian princess gets in his way. Chapter titles: 1. Trail To Empire; 2. The Rider of The Stallion; 3. The Death Leap; 4. Avalanche; 5. Volley of Death; 6. Thundering Wheels; 7. Trail Treachery; 8. The Whistling Arrow; 9. The Fatal Message; 10. Ambush; 11. Tunnel of Terror; and 12. Human Targets • Directed by Alan James, Ray Taylor & William Witney; written by Morgan Cox, Ronald Davidson, Winston Miller & Barry Shipman; starring Ray 'Crash' Corrigan, Hoot Gibson, LeRoy Mason {as the villain}, Duncan Renaldo, Sammy McKim {as teenage 'Kit' Carson}, Hal Taliaferro {as Jim Bowie}, Jack Perrin {as Davy Crockett}, Oscar & Elmer, Jean Carmen, Yakima Canutt, Maston Williams, Duke Taylor, Loren Riebe, George DeNormand, Gordon De Main, Charles King, Vinegar Roan & Chief John Big Tree
212-minute Republic/Alpha Video b&w DVD [12/2005] for $5.98
212-minute Miracle Pictures b&w DVD [2/2002] for $7.97
201-minute Madacy Records b&w DVD [5/2003] 2 disks - out of prodn/used
213-minute V.C.I. Video b&w DVD [5/2004] out of prodn/used
212-minute Republic Pictures b&w VHS [5/95] 2 tapes for $10.42
212-minute Republic/Madacy b&w VHS [6/98] 4 tapes for $33.48
serial credits from IMDb • serial/movie entry at Wikipedia
The Painted Stallion 1938 feature-length version  
"The Painted Stallion" feature-length version [Republic Pictures Feb 1938]
Edited down from 212 minutes to 67 minutes; starring Ray 'Crash' Corrigan, Hoot Gibson, LeRoy Mason, Duncan Renaldo, Sammy McKim {as teenage 'Kit' Carson}, Hal Taliaferro, Jack Perrin, stuntman Yakima Canutt
Alpha Video b&w DVD [3/2014] for $4.99
full credits at IMDb
watch the twelve chapters free online at Internet Archive
#1 • #2 • #3 • #4 • #5 • #6 • #7 • #8 • #9 • #10 • #11 • #12

Wild West Days serial 1937 - poster for chapter 4  "Wild West Days" 13-chapter serial [Universal July 1937]
Retired lawman Kentucky Wade and his three pals ride into Brimstone to help Larry & Lucy keep their ranch (and secret gold mine) from the corrupt newspaper editor, who has already framed Larry for murder. Chapter titles: 1. Death Rides the Range; 2. The Redskins' Revenge; 3. The Brink of Doom; 4. The Indians Are Coming; 5. The Leap For Life; 6. Death Stalks The Plains; 7. Six Gun Law; 8. The Gold Stampede; 9. Walls of Fire; 10. The Circle of Doom; 11. The Thundering Herd; 12. Rustlers and Redskins; 13. The Rustlers' Roundup Directed by Ford Beebe & Clifford Smith; based on characters in the novel "Saint Johnson" by W.R. Burnett; starring Johnny Mack Brown, George Shelley, Frank Yaconelli, Bob Kortman, Lynn Gilbert, Russell Simpson, Walter Miller, Frank McGlynn Jr., Chief Thunderbird, Iron Eyes Cody & Chief Thundercloud
DVD/Blu-ray not available • V.C.I./F.F.I. b&w VHS [10/95] 2 tapes - out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

Radio Patrol 1937 12-chapter sound serial  "Radio Patrol" 12-chapter serial [Universal Pictures Oct 1937]
'12 action-bristling chapters' based on the daily comic strip by Eddie Sullivan & Charlie Schmidt; a police officer joins forces with a beautiful girl reporter to try and stop an international criminal gang from getting their hands on the formula for a new flexible metal (or is it bulletproof steel?) . . .; Chapter Titles: 1. A Million Dollar Murder; 2. The Hypnotic Eye; 3. Flaming Death; 4. The Human Clue; 5. The Flash of Doom; 6. The House of Terror; 7. Claws of Steel; 8. The Perfect Crime; 9. Plaything of Disaster; 10. A Bargain With Death; 11. The Hidden Menace; and 12. They Get Their Man • Directed by Ford Beebe & Clifford Smith; starring Grant Withers, Kay Hughes, Mickey Rentschler, Adrian Morris, Silver Wolf the Dog, Gordon Hart, Frank Lackteen, C. Montague Shaw, Harry Davenport, Wheeler Oakman, Max Hoffman Jr., Jack Mulhall, Earl Dwire, Leonard Lord, Dick Botiller, Louis Vokali, Tom Steele, Ray Teal
V.C.I. Ent. b&w DVD [3/2015] for $12.30
full credits at IMDb • serial entry at Wikipedia • watch official trailer [2006 upload; 4:44] online at YouTube

poster for Chapter 3 of 'Zorro Rides Again' 1937 film serial  "Zorro Rides Again" 12-chapter serial [Republic Pictures Nov 1937]
Construction of the California-Yucatan Railroad is blocked by terrorists hired by profiteers; the aged co-owner asks for help from his nephew, the great-grandson of the original 'El Zorro', who seems more adept at golf than at derring-do. "Can one black-clad man on horseback defeat a gang supplied with airplanes and machine guns?" Chapter Titles: 1. Death From The Sky; 2. The Fatal Minute, 3. Jugger-naut; 4. Unmasked; 5. Sky Pirates; 6. The Fatal Shot; 7. Burning Embers; 8. Plunge of Peril; 9. Tunnel of Terror; 10. Trapped; 11. Right of Way; and 12. Retribution Directed by John English & William Witney; starring John Carroll, Helen Christian, Noah Beery, Reed Howes, Duncan Renaldo, Richard Alexander, Nigel De Brulier, Chris-Pin Martin, Jason Robards Sr. & Pair o' Dice the Horse
Echo Bridge Home Ent. b&w DVD [4/2003] for $4.98
Direct Source Label b&w DVD [7/2006] for $5.98
Marengo Films b&w DVD [6/2004] for $9.99
full credits at IMDb • serial entry at Wikipedia

poster for Chapter 1 of 1938 Republic serial "The Lone Ranger"  "The Lone Ranger" 15-chapter serial [Republic Pictures Feb 1938]
An outlaw leader hoping to take over Texas kills Col. Jeffries and steal his identity; his henchmen kill a dozen Texas Rangers in Chapter 1, one survives with the help of an Indian. Chapter Titles: 1. Hi-Yo Silver; 2. Thundering Earth; 3. The Pitfall; 4. Agent of Treachery; 5. The Steaming Cauldron; 6. Red Man's Courage; 7. Wheels of Disaster; 8. Fatal Treasure; 9. The Missing Spur; 10. Flaming Fury; 11. The Silver Bullet; 12. Escape; 13. The Fatal Plunge (recap chapter); 14. Messengers of Doom; and 15. The Last of The Rangers Directed by John English & William Witney; starring Chief Thundercloud {as Tonto}, Lynne Roberts, Stanley Andrews, George Cleveland, William Farnum, Hal Taliaferro, Bruce Bennett (Herman Brix), Lee Powell, Lane Chandler, George Montgomery, Sammy McKim, Forbes Murray, Iron Eyes Cody, and Frank McGlynn Sr. {as Abraham Lincoln}, with stuntman Yakima Canutt & Silver King The Horse; prints were long unavailable until supposed reconstruction using foreign elements for a 2009 DVD release (which is not listed on Amazon)
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb • serial entry at Wikipedia

watch online at the Internet Archive (quality of uploads varies)
Chapter 1 [27:10] • Chapter 2 [17:08] • Chapter 3 [17:25] • Chapter 4 [16:21] • Chapter 5 [16:53]
Chapter 6 [16:10] • Chapter 7 [16:49] • Chapter 8 [14:54] • Chapter 9 [14:23] • Chapter 10 [11:55]
Chapter 11 [16:08] • Chapter 12 [15:44] • Chapter 13 [15:44] • Chapter 14 [15:22] • Chapter 15 [15:22]

Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok 15-chapter serial starring Wild Bill Elliott  "The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok" 15-chapter serial [Columbia June 1938]
Wild Bill Hickok, the U.S. Marshal in Abilene, Kansas, goes after a gang of renegades that is raiding cattle drives moving north over the Chisholm Trail; he organizes the boys of the town into the 'Flaming Arrows' to assist him; in the final chapter, Hickok, the 'Flaming Arrows', and Army scout Kit Lawson put an end to the gang. Chapter Titles: 1. The Law of The Gun; 2. The Stampede; 3. Blazing Terror; 4. Mystery Canyon; 5. Flaming Brands; 6. The Apache Killer; 7. Prowling Wolves; 8. The Pit; 9. Ambush; 10. Savage Vengeance; 11. Burning Waters; 12. Desperation; 13. Phantom Bullets; 14. The Lure; and 15. Trail's End; re-released in 1949, 1958 & 1964. Directed by Sam Nelson & Mack V. Wright; starring Gordon 'Wild Bill' Elliott, Monte Blue, Carole Wayne, Frankie Darro, Dickie Jones, Sammy McKim, Kermit Maynard, Roscoe Ates, Reed Hadley, Iron Eyes Cody & Chief Thundercloud • full credits at IMDb
GozillaFlix b&w DVD-R [6/2011] produced by seller on demand via Amazon

"Scouts To The Rescue" serial [Jan 1939] /tt0031903/

Overland With Kit Carson 15-chapter serial from Columbia Pictures  "Overland With Kit Carson" 15-chapter serial [Columbia Pictures July 1939, re-release Feb 1951]
Filmed in California & Utah; the government sends famed Indian scout Kit Carson and Army Lt. David Brent to stop raids by Indians and attacks by an outlaw gang led by the mysterious Pegleg. Chapter Titles: 1. Doomed Men; 2. Condemned To Die; 3. The Fight For Life; 4. The Ride of Terror; 5. The Path of Doom; 6. Rendezvous With Death; 7. The Killer-Stallion; 8. The Devil's Nest; 9. Blazing Peril; 10. The Black Raiders; 11. Foiled; 12. The Warning; 13. Terror In The Night; 14. Crumbling Walls; and 15. Unmasked Directed by Norman Deming & Sam Nelson; starring Wild Bill Elliott {as Kit Carson}, Richard Fiske {as Brent}; other actors include Iris Meredith, Trevor Bardette, Francis Sayles, Bobby Clack, Iron Eyes Cody, James Craig
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb • serial entry at Wikipedia

sepia lobby card for Chapter 3 of 'The Oregon Trail' 15-chapter serial starring Johnny Mack Brown  

blue-tone lobby card for Chapter 12 of 'The Oregon Trail' 15-chapter serial starring Johnny Mack Brown  

"The Oregon Trail" 15-chapter serial [Universal July 1939]
Filmed in Kernville & Lone Pine, California; re-released in 1948; after several wagon trains are attacked, the Army sends Jeff Scott to investigate; he quickly figures out that 'Bull' Bragg is the leader of the gang, but some-one keeps helping him escape. Chapter Titles: 1. The Renegade's Revenge, 2. The Flaming Forest, 3. The Brink of Disaster, 4. Thundering Doom, 5. Stampede, 6. Indian Vengeance, 7. Trail of Treachery, 8. Redskin's Revenge, 9. The Avalanche of Doom, 10. The Plunge of Peril, 11. Trapped In The Flames, 12. The Baited Trap, 13. Crashing Timbers, 14. Death In The Night, and 15. The End of The Trail Directed by Ford Beebe & Saul A. Goodkind; starring Johnny Mack Brown, Louise Stanley, Fuzzy Knight, Jack C. Smith, Bill Cody Jr., Edward LeSaint, James Blaine, Charles Stevens, Roy Barcroft, Charles Murphy, Jim Toney, Chief John Big Tree, Iron Eyes Cody, Helen Gibson & Chief Many Treaties • full credits at IMDb
V.C.I. Video 296-minute b&w DVD [1/2006] for $24.99
V.C.I./F.F.I. Video 280-minute b&w VHS [10/95] 2 tapes for $11.00

"Dick Tracy's G-Men" 15-chapter serial [Sept 1939] /tt0031230/

The Phantom Creeps 12-chapter serial starring Bela Lugosi  "The Phantom Creeps" 12-chapter serial [Universal Pictures Oct 1939]
Dr. Zorka is intent on inventing weapons of mass destruction; a former partner tries to convince him to reveal his secrets to the U.S.A which brings in Capt. Bob West; Zorka gets tired of the interruptions and moves his lab, his beloved wife is killed, and he decides to use his weapons and a giant robot to gain control of the world – and almost does so but for the ineptitude (or passive aggression) of his assistant Monk. Chapter Titles: 1. The Menacing Power; 2. Death Stalks The Highways; 3. Crashing Towers; 4. Invisible Terror; 5. Thundering Rails; 6. The Iron Monster; 7. The Menacing Mist; 8. Trapped In The Flames; 9. Speeding Doom; 10. Phantom Footprints; 11. The Blast; and 12. To Destroy The World; the serial was edited down to a 78-minute feature film and released under the same title. Directed by Ford Beebe & Saul A. Goodkind; starring Bela Lugosi, Robert Kent, Jean Drew, Edwin Stanley, Regis Toomey, Jack C. Smith, Edward Van Sloan, Dora Clement, Anthony Averill, Hugh Huntley, Monte Vandergrift, Frank Mayo, Eddie Acuff & Edward Wolff {as The Robot}
Whirlwind Media 265-minute serial b&w DVD [9/2000] out of prodn/many used
Vintage Home Ent. Collector's Edition 242-minute serial b&w DVD [1/2004] out of prodn/many used
V.C.I. Ent. 240-minute serial b&w DVD [2/2008]out of prodn/used
Alpha Home Ent. Complete Serial b&w DVD [11/2007] 2 disks for $7.99
St. Clair Vision 75-minute feature b&w DVD [2/2004] for $5.98
Alpha Video 77-minute feature b&w DVD [2/2005] for $5.98
V.C.I. Video 265-minute serial b&w VHS [6/2002] 2 tapes - out of prodn/used
Timeless Multimedia 265-minute serial b&w VHS [11/94] out of prodn/used
serial credits at IMDb • serial entry at Wikipedia • watch feature version [1:18:20] free online at Internet Archive

poster for Chapter 1 of 'Zorro's Fighting Legion' 1939 film serial  "Zorro's Fighting Legion" 12-chapter serial [Republic Pictures Dec 1939]
In 1824, a man clad in full-metal, golden-colored armor unites with the Yaqui Indians and starts a war to become Emperor of Mexico; a band of Legionnaires who took up the fight against the usurper ask Don Diego/'El Zorro' to join them. Chapter Titles: 1. The Golden God; 2. The Flaming 'Z'; 3. Descending Doom; 4. The Bridge of Peril; 5. The Decoy; 6. Zorro To The Rescue; 7. The Fugitive; 8. Flowing Death; 9. The Golden Arrow; 10. Mystery Wagon; 11. Face To Face; and 12. Unmasked Directed by John English & William Witney; starring Reed Hadley, Sheila Darcy, William Corson, Leander De Cordova, Edmund Cobb, John Merton, Buddy Baer, C. Montague Shaw, Budd Buster, Carleton Young {as Benito Juarez}, Guy D'Ennery, Paul Marion, Joe Molina & Helen Mitchel
Alpha Home Ent. b&w DVD [3/2008] for $7.98
R.O.A.N. b&w DVD [6/2004] for $13.49
Republic Picturesb&w VHS [5/95] 2 tapes - out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb • serial entry at Wikipedia

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