MOVIE SERIALS FROM 1930'S TO 1950'S
MOVIES SERIALS 1930'S - 1950'S
ACE DRUMMOND 2 DVD UNIVERSAL PICTURES 1936 13 CH.
ATOM MAN vs. SUPERMAN 2 DVD COLUMBIA PICTURES 1950 15 CH.
BATTLING WITH BUFFALO BILL 2 DVD UNIVERSAL PICTURES 1931 12 CH.
BATMAN 2 DVD COLUMBIA PICTURES 1943 15 CHAPTERS
BATMAN AND ROBIN 2 DVD COLUMBIA PICTURES 1949 15 CHAPTERS
BLACK ARROW 2 DVD COLUMBIA PICTURES 1944 15 CHAPTERS
BLACK WIDOW 2 DVD REPUBLIC PICTURES 1947
BLACKHAWK 2 DVD COLUMBIA PICTURES 1952 15 CHAPTERS
BLAKE OF SCOTLAND YARD 2 DVD VICTORY PICTURES 1937 15 CH.
BLAZING THE OVERLAND TRAIL 2 DVD COLUMBIA PICTURES 1956 15 CH.
BOWERY BOYS 18 DVD ALL 44 BOWERY BOYS FILMS ..QUALITY VARIES, SOME ARE CRYSTAL, MOST ARE VERY GOOD, A COUPLE ARE GRAINY
BOWERY BOYS 2 DVD (DEAD END KIDS) JUNIOR G MEN 1940 ..12 COMPLETE EPISODES ..FULL SERIES, menu with chapter select, black & white, vg/excellent picture..GREAT STUFF ..FUN TO WATCH
BOWERY BOYS 2 DVD (DEAD END KIDS) JUNIOR G MEN OF THE AIR 1942 ,12 COMPLETE EPISODES FULL SERIES, menu with chapter select, black & white, vg/excellent picture..GREAT STUFF ..FUN TO WATCH
BRUCE GENTRY - DAREDEVIL OF THE SKIES 2 DVD COLUMBIA PICTURES 1949 15 CH.
BURN 'EM UP BARNES 1 DVD MASCOT PICTURES 1934 12 CH.
CANADIAN MOUNTIES VS ATOMIC INVADERS 2 DVD REPUBLIC PICTURES 1953 12 CHAPTERS
ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN AFRICA 2 DVD COLUMBIA PICTURES 1955 15 CH.
THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN MARVEL 2 DVD 1941 MOVIE SERIAL ALL 12 CHAPTERS. STARRING TOM TYLER AND FRANK COUGLIN JR, WILLIAM BENDICT AND LOUISE CURRY...black & white, excellent picture
CAPTAIN AMERICA 1 DVD 1943 MOVIE SERIAL ALL 15 CHAPTERS with lionel atwell, dick powell, lorna gray..black & white, vg with slight grain
CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT 2 DVD 1942 15 CHAPTERS STARRING DAVE OBRIEN AND DOROTHY SHORT, BLAK & WHITE, EXCELLENT PICTURE
CAPTAIN VIDEO MASTER OF THE STRATOSPHERE 2 DVD 1951 COLUMBIA PICTURES
CHICK CARTER, DETECTIVE 2 DVD COLUMBIA PICTURES 1946 15 CHAPTERS
CONGO BILL 2 DVD COLUMBIA PICTURES 1948 15 CHAPTERS
CRIMSON GHOST 2 DVD 1946 12 Chapters
(w/ Charles Quigley & Linda Stirling), (A criminal mastermind known as The Crimson Ghost is out to steal a device called the Cyclotrode, which can short-circuit all electrical current on the planet.)
CUSTER'S LAST STAND 2 DVD STAGE & SCREEN 1936 15 CH.=
THE CRIMSON GHOST 2 DVD REPUBLIC PICTURES 1946 12 CH.
DAREDEVILS OF THE RED CIRCLE 2 DVD REPUBLIC PICTURES 1939 12 CHAPTERS
DARKEST AFRICA 2 DVD TV SERIAL 1936 ALL 15 CHAPTERS w/ Animal Trainer Legend Clyde Beatty and the amazing flying Bat-Men as created by special effects legends the Lydecker Brothers, Excellent Picture...menu with episode select, black & white..excellent picture
DICK TRACY VS CRIME INC 3 DVD REPUBLIC PICTURES 1941 15 CHAPTERS
DRUMS OF FU MANCHU 2 DVD REPUBLIC PICTURES 1940 15 CHAPTERS
FEDERAL OPERATOR 99 2 DVD 1945 12 Chapters
(w/ Marten Lamont & Helen Talbot), (Crime lord Jim Belmont escapes FBI custody and begins a reign of thievery that is thwarted at every turn by Jerry Blake, the FBI's Operator 99.)
ADVENTURES OF FRANK AND JESSE JAMES 2 DVD REPUBLIC PICTURES 1948 13 CH.
THE ADVENTURES OF FRANK MERRIWELL 2 DVD UNIVERSAL PICTURES 1935 12 CH.
FLASH GORDON'S TRIP TO MARS 2 DVD UNIVERSAL STUDIOS 1938 15 CHAPTERS
FLASH GORDON'S SPACE INVADERS 1 DVD
FLASH GORDON 2 DVD CONQUERS THE UNIVERSE UNIVERSAL STUDIOS 1940 13 CHAPTERS
ADVENTURES OF THE FLYING CADETS 2 DVD UNIVERSAL PICTURES 1943 13 CH.
FLYING DISC MAN FROM MARS 2 DVD REPUBLIC PICTURES 1950 12 CHAPTERS
FLYING G-MEN 2 DVD COLUMBIA PICTURES 1939 15 CHAPTERS
GORDON OF GHOST CITY 2 DVD UNIVERSAL STUDIOS 1933 12 CHAPTERS
THE GREEN HORNET 2 DVD UNIVERSAL STUDIOS 1939 13 CHAPTERS THE GREEN HORNET STRIKES AGAIN 2 DVD UNIVERSAL STUDIOS 1940 13 CHAPTERS
HAUNTED HARBOR 2 DVD 1944 15 Chapters
(w/ Kane Richmond & Kay Aldridge) (A sea captain about to be hanged for a murder he didn't commit is rescued from the gallows by two of his crewmen. They head for the island of Pulinan, where they believe the real murderer--the captain's former partner--is hiding so the captain can clear his name. As it turns out, their troubles are only beginning.)
HAWK OF THE WILDERNESS2 DVD 1938 12 Chapters
(w/ Bruce Bennett & Mala & Monte Blue) (An expedition arrives on an uncharted jungle island to rescue the local natives, led by a jungle boy, from a volcano that is about to erupt.)
INVISIBLE MONSTER 2 DVD 1950 12 Chapters, (w/ Richard Webb & Aline Towne),(If you haven't seen many serials, this would be a good start. If you're a serial veteran, you'll recognize almost all of the cliffhanger endings, which have been lifted from other Republic serials. Richard Webb, later TV's Captain Midnight, delivers a stiff performance and a lot of punches: at least one set per chapter is demolished in a slugfest. John Hamilton, TV's Perry White in Superman, has a small part in the first and final chapter. For plot, there's even less logic than usual: bad guy wants to take over world with an army of invisible soldiers, but can barely manage to keep himself invisible.)
JACK ARMSTRONG 2 DVD
JUNGLE DRUMS OF AFRICA 2 DVD 1953, 12 Chapters
(w/ Clayton Moore & Phyllis Coates), (The daughter of a medical missionary in Africa carries on her father's work after he dies. She befriends two adventurers prospecting for uranium, and before long she finds herself in danger from crooks trying to get the uranium for themselves and a local witch doctor who sees her as a threat to his power.)
JUNGLE GIRL 2 DVD 194115 Chapters, (w/ Frances Gifford & Tom Neal), (from Edgar Rice Burrough’s novel; Dr. John Meredith has been driven from civilization by the criminal activities of his twin brother Bradley Meredith. With his infant daughter, he settles in the African jungle, where his ability to cure the native ills has resulted in his virtual control of the Masamba tribes, who possess vast diamond mines coveted by a gang of crooks. They use Shamba, a witch doctor jealous of Dr. Meredith's influence over the tribe, to further their schemes. They lure Dr. Meredith away from the jungle, and he is murdered by "Slick" Latimer. The natives believe that a sacred amulet is the secret of Dr. Meredith's power, and Shamba attempts to kill Nyoka, Meredith's now-grown-up daughter, to obtain the amulet (which actually contains the secret to the entrance of the Caves of Nakros). Jack Stanton rescues her and assists her in her efforts to recover the amulet. Latimer works with Shamba, and with Bradley Meredith, who poses as his murdered-brother so successfully that even Nyoka does not realize the deception.)
JUNGLE JIM 3 DVD JOHNNY WEISMULLER 26 episodes, menu with episode select, blk &white, excellent picture
LOST CITY OF THE JUNGLE 2 DVD 1946, 13 Chapters
(w/ Keye Luke & Lionel Atwill & Jane Adams & Russell Hayden)Lionel Atwill was dying from bronchial cancer when he began filming his scenes in January 1946.His fatal illness prevented him from working beyond February 4,so George Sorel filled in for him in all remaining scenes, usually with his back to the camera)
MANHUNT IN THE AFRICAN JUNGLE 2 DVD 1943...15 Chapters (w/ Rod Cameron & Joan Marsh & Duncan Renaldo)("INDIANA JONES" character was taken from this film by Steven Spielberg!!! American secret service agent Rex Bennett (Rod Cameron) is assigned to defeat the plans of the Nazis to form an alliance in Africa with the Arabs. His aides are Janet Blake (Joan Marsh), a United Nations agent posing as a reporter, and Pierre LaSalle (Duncan Renaldo), a Free-French officer. Complications arise when a trusted Arab chieftain (Lionel Royce) turns out to be Baron vom Rommier, a German officer. )
MYSTERIOUS DR. SATAN 2 DVD 1940 15 Chapters
(w/ Eduardo Ciannelli & Robert Wilcox & Williaam Newell)...A mad scientist named Dr. Satan plots to steal key pieces of technolgy to enable him to build an army of robots based on his prototype to conquer America. The only one standing in his way is Bob Wayne, who fights Satan as the enigmatic Copperhead.)
MYSTERIOUS MR. M 1946, 13 Chapters, (w/ Edmund MacDonald & Pamela Blake), (An evil scientist known as "Mr. M." uses a drug he has developed called "hypnotreme" to help steal submarine equipment. Federal agent Grant Farrell is dispatched to find the mysterious villain and stop his nefarious plans.)
PERILS OF PAULINE 2 DVD 1933 12 Chapters(w/ Evalyn Knapp & Craig Reynolds) (A famous scientist and his beautiful daughter travel to Indochina to find an ivory disc that has the formula for a deadly gas engraved on it. An evil doctor and his gang are also looking for it.)
THE PURPLE MONSTER 2 DVD 1945 15 Chapters,(w/ Dennis Moore & Linda Stirling), (A Martian spacecraft crash-lands near the observatory of Cyrus Layton, designer of Earth's first spaceship. The survivor, forerunner of an invasion, can assume the form of any earthman. Calling himself the "purple monster," the humanoid invader sets about gaining control of Layton's rocket project. Opposing him is Craig Foster, former Secret Service man, who episode by episode tries to thwart the monster's attempts to acquire rocket components. Will Craig ever suspect that his closest associate is really the monster?)
RADAR PATROL VS. SPY KING 2 DVD 1949 12 Chapters
(w/ Kirk Alyn ("Sperman") & Jean Dean), (The war lords of a potential enemy of the US has the spy ring, led by John Baroda, the Spy King and his aide Nitra, sabotaging the plans for a vast defense system of radar stations along the American borders. Radar Defense Bureau operative Chris Calvert comes to the rescue of a brilliant radar scientist, Joan Hughes, who has been kidnapped by Baroda henchmen in chapter 1 ("The Fatal Fog"), and the two battle together before putting an end to the Spy King in the aptly-named chapter 12, "Day of Reckoning".)
THE SHADOW 2 DVD 1940 15 Chapters (w/ Victor Jory & Veda Ann Borg)..(The Shadow battles a villain known as The Black Tiger, who has the power to make himself invisible and is trying to take over the world with his death ray. Columbia's 9th serial, slotted between "Overland With Kit Carson" and "Terry and the Pirates", was intended to have Lorna Gray in the role played by Veda Ann Borg, and to have been co-directed by D. Ross Lederman and Norman Deming. The credits specified the serial was "Based upon stories published in "The Shadow Magazine", while the ads proclaimed it to be "right out of the air waves and magazine stories." What appeared was a mixture of both with Lamont Cranston the true identity of The Shadow, although Lamont Cranston was only an occasional disguise of the pulp magazine Shadow. The hypnotic invisibility of the radio character was completely ignored, as was the almost invisible "Living Shadow" of the pulps.(In the serial, the only invisible man (The Black Tiger) was the villain, as even James Horne probably realized that six to ten henchmen taking orders from an invisible man was more plausible...)
THE ADVENTURES OF SIR GALAHAD 2 DVD COLUMBIA PICTURES 1949 15 CH.
THE ADVENTURES OF SMILIN' JACK 2 DVD UNIVERSAL PICTURES 1942 13 CH.
TEX GRANGER 2 DVD Columbia, 1948, 15 ch.
TIM TYLER'S LUCK 2 DVD UNIVERSAL 1937 12 CH
TRADER TOM OF THE CHINA SEAS 2 DVD Republic, 1954, 12 ch.
UNDERSEA KINGDOM 2 DVD Republic, 1936, 12 ch.
THE VALLEY OF VANISHING MEN 2 DVD Columbia, 1942, 15 ch.
THE VANISHING LEGION 2 DVD Mascot, 1931, 12 ch.
THE VIGILANTE 1 DVD Columbia, 1947, 15 ch.
THE VIGILANTES ARE COMING 2 DVD Republic, 1936, 12 ch.
THE WHISPERING SHADOW 2 DVD Mascot, 1933, 12 ch.
WHITE EAGLE 2 DVD Columbia, 1941, 15 ch.
WHO'S GUILTY 2 DVD Columbia, 1945, 15 ch.
WILD WILD WEST DAYS 2 DVD ?????
WINNERS OF THE WEST 2 DVD Universal, 1940, 13 ch.
ZORRO RIDES AGAIN 2 DVD Republic, 1937, 12 ch.
ZORRO'S FIGHTING LEGION 2 DVD Republic, 1939, 12 ch.=
ZORROS BLACK WHIP 1 DVD REPUBLIC 1944
ZOMBIES OF THE STRATOSPHERE 1 DVD 1952... 93 MIN... w/ Judd Holdren and Leonard Nimoy. Colorized feature length condensed version with more amazing flying scenes by the legendary Lydecker Brothers, .=menu with episode select, ..excellent picture