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MOVIE SERIALS

Below is a list of serials that were issued from studios in the United States and the year that they were issued.

As films developed, most studios didn't think that US audiences would sit for over an hour even though European studio were already producing full length feature films. The US studio would cut the movie into pieces and release the pieces on different days.

NOTICE: the worm that hit us in December destroyed all the individual records that we had on serials. We are going to attach these directly to our database to show any posters instead.

All pre-1929 serials are silent.
Titles in parenthesis are AKA'S

1912

What Happened to Mary? - some claim as the first serial but not a true serial because each episode was a complete story.

1913

Adventures of Kathlyn - the first actual serial with cliffhangers
Who Will Marry Mary?

1914

Beloved Adventurer
Exploits of Elaine
Hazards of Helen - the longest serial ending with 119 episodes
Lucille Love - the Girl of Mystery
Million Dollar Mystery
Perils of Pauline
Trey o' Hearts
Zudora (Twenty Million Dollar Mystery)

1915

Black Box
Broken Coin
Diamond From the Sky
Girl and the Game
Graft

New Exploits of Elaine
Red Circle
Romance of Elaine

1916

Beatrice Fairfax
...aka
Letters to Beatrice

Crimson Stain Mystery
Iron Claw
Lass of the Lumberlands
Mysteries of Myra
Pearl of the Army
Shielding Shadow
Strange Case of Mary Page
Yellow Menace

1917

Fatal Ring
Fighting Trail
Gray Ghost
Lost Express
Mystery of the Double Cross
Patria
Purple Mask
Railroad Raiders
Vengeance and the Woman
Voice on the Wire

1918

A Fight For Millions
A Woman in the Web
Iron Test
Lure of the Circus
Wolves of Kultur

1919

Bound and Gagged
Carter Case
Elmo the Mighty
Great Gamble
Lightning Bryce - Silent Woman in Grey
Lightning Raider
Man of Might
Master Mystery
Perils of Thunder Mountain
Red Glove
Smashing Barriers

1920

A Woman in Grey
Branded Four
Daredevil Jack
Elmo the Fearless
Fantomas
Fatal Sign
Flaming Disc
Hawk's Trail
Invisible Hand
King of the Circus
Lost City
Moon Riders
Phantom Foe
Pirate Gold
Ruth of the Rockies
Silent Avenger
Son of Tarzan
Third Eye
Thunderbolt Jack
Vanishing Dagger
Vanishing Trails
Veiled Mystery
Velvet Fingers
Whirlwind

1921

Adventures of Tarzan
Avenging Arrow
Blue Fox
Diamond Queen
Do or Die
Double Adventure
Fighting Fate
Hope Diamond Mystery
Hurricane Hutch
Miracles of the Jungle
White Horseman
Winners of the West

1922

Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
Grandma's Boy
In the Days of Buffalo Bill
Perils of the Yukon
Purple Riders
Radio King
Speed
White Eagle

1923

Eagle's Talon
Fighting Blood
Oregon Trail
Plunder

1924

Fast Express
Fortieth Door (40th Door)
Galloping Hoofs
Into the Net
Leatherstocking

1925

Ace of Spades
Perils of the Wild
Wild West

1926

Bar-C Mystery
Fighting Marine
Officer 444
Scarlet Streak
Strings of Steel
Winking Idol

1927

Golden Stallion
Hawk of the Hills
Heroes of the Wild

1928

Tarzan, the Mighty
Vanishing West

1929

Ace of Scotland Yard -
King of the Kongo - the first talkie serial
Tarzan the Tiger

1930

The Indians Are Coming
The Jade Box
The Lightning Express
The Lone Defender
Terry of the Times

1931

Battling with Buffalo Bill
Danger Island
Finger Prints
The Galloping Ghost
King of the Wild
The Lightning Warrior
The Phantom of the West
Spell of the Circus
The Vanishing Legion

1932

The Airmail Mystery
Detective Lloyd
The Devil Horse
Heroes of the West
The Hurricane Express
The Jungle Mystery**
The Last Frontier
Last of the Mohicans
The Lost Special
The Shadow of the Eagle

1933

Clancy of the Mounted
Fighting with Kit Carson
Gordon of Ghost City
Mystery Squadron
The Phantom of the Air
Tarzan the Fearless
The Three Musketeers
Whispering Shadows
The Wolf Dog

1934

Burn 'Em Up Barnes
The Law of the Wild
The Lost Jungle
Mystery Mountain
Perils of Pauline
Pirate Treasure
The Red Rider
The Return of Chandu
Tailspin Tommy
The Vanishing Shadow
Young Eagles

1935

The Adventures of Rex and Rinty
The Call of the Savage
Fighting Marines
The Lost City
The Miracle Rider
The New Adventures of Tarzan
Phantom Empire
The Roaring West
Rustlers of Red Dog
Tailspin Tommy in the Great Air Mystery

1936

Ace Drummond
The Adventures of Frank Merriwell
The Black Coin
The Clutching Hand
Custer's Last Stand
Darkest Africa
Flash Gordon
The Phantom Rider
Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island
Shadow of Chinatown
Undersea Kingdom
The Vigilantes are Coming

1937

Blake of Scotland Yard
Dick Tracy
Jungle Jim
Jungle Menace
The Mysterious Pilot
The Painted Stallion
Radio Patrol
Secret Agent X-9
SOS Coast Guard
Tim Tyler's Luck
Wild West Days
Zorro Rides Again

1938

Dick Tracy Returns
Fighting Devil Dogs
Flaming Frontiers
Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars
The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok
Hawk of the Wilderness
The Lone Ranger
Red Barry
The Secret of Treasure Island
The Spider's Web

1939

Buck Rogers
Daredevils of the Red Circle
Dick Tracy's G-Men
Flying G-Men
The Lone Ranger Rides Again
Mandrake the Magician
The Oregon Trail
Overland with Kit Carson
The Phantom Creeps
Scouts to the Rescue
Zorro's Fighting Legion

1940

Adventures of Red Ryder
Deadwood Dick
Drums of Fu Manchu
Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe
The Green Archer
The Green Hornet
The Green Hornet Strikes Again
Junior G-Men
King of the Royal Mounted
Mysterious Dr. Satan
The Shadow
Terry and the Pirates
Winners of the West

1941

Adventures of Captain Marvel
Dick Tracy vs. Crime, Inc.
Holt of the Secret Service
The Iron Claw
Jungle Girl
King of the Texas Rangers
Riders of Death Valley
Sea Raiders
Sky Raiders
The Spider Returns
White Eagle

1942

Captain Midnight
Don Winslow of the Navy
Gang Busters
Junior G-Men of the Air
King of the Mounties
Overland Mail
Perils of Nyoka
Perils of the Royal Mounted
The Secret Code
Spy Smasher
The Valley of Vanishing Men

1943

Adventures of the Flying Cadets
Adventures of Smilin' Jack
Batman
Daredevils of the West
G-Men vs. the Black Dragon
The Masked Marvel
The Phantom
Secret Service in Darkest Africa

1944

Black Arrow
Captain America
The Desert Hawk
The Great Alaskan Mystery
Haunted Harbor
Mystery of the River Boat
Raiders of Ghost City
The Tiger Woman
Zorro's Black Whip

1945

Brenda Starr, Reporter
Federal Operator 99
Jungle Queen
Jungle Raiders
Manhunt of Mystery Island
The Master Key
The Monster and the Ape
The Purple Monster Strikes
The Royal Mounted Rides Again
Secret Agent X-9
Who's Guilty?

1946

Chick Carter, Detective
The Crimson Ghost
Daughter of Don Q
Hop Harrigan
King of the Forest Rangers
Lost City of the Jungle
The Mysterious Mr. M
The Phantom Rider
The Scarlet Horseman
Son of the Guardsman

1947

The Black Widow
Brick Bradford
Jack Armstrong
Jesse James Rides Again
The Sea Hound
Son of Zorro
The Vigilante

1948

Adventures of Frank and Jesse James
Congo Bill
Dangers of the Canadian Mounted
G-Men Never Forget
Superman
Tex Granger

1949

Adventures of Sir Galahad
Batman and Robin
Bruce Gentry - Daredevil of the Skies
Federal Agents vs. Underworld, Inc.
Ghost of Zorro
King of the Rocket Men

1950

Atom Man vs. Superman
Cody of the Pony Express
Desperadoes of the West
The Invisible Monster
The James Brothers of Missouri
Pirates of the High Seas
Radar Patrol vs. Spy King

1951

Captain Video
Don Daredevil Rides Again
Flying Disc Man from Mars
Government Agents vs. Phantom Legion
Mysterious Island
Roar of the Iron Horse

1952

Blackhawk
King of the Congo
Radar Men from the Moon
Son of Geronimo
Zombies of the Stratosphere

1953

Canadian Mounties vs. Atomic Invaders
Commando Cody: Sky Marshall of the Universe
The Great Adventures of Captain Kidd
Jungle Drums of Africa
The Lost Planet

1954

Gunfighters of the Northwest
Man with the Steel Whip
Riding with Buffalo Bill
Trader Tom of the China Seas

1955

Adventures of Captain Africa
King of the Carnival
Panther Girl of the Congo

1956

Blazing the Overland Trail - the last serial
Perils of the Wilderness

During the 44 year life of the US serials, there were approximately 350 silent serials and 231 talkies released. We will continue to try to uncover more and add them to our list.



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