6.7/10
35
3 user 1 critic

The Adventures of Frank Merriwell (1936)

A 12-episode serial in which scholastic sports star Frank Merriwell leaves school to search for his missing father. His adventures involve a mysterious inscription on a ring, buried ... See full summary »

Directors:

Clifford Smith (as Cliff Smith), Lew Landers (uncredited)

Writers:

Burt L. Standish (based on the stories by), George H. Plympton (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Ace Drummond (1936)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

This 13 chapter serial is based on the comic strip character Ace Drummond created by Eddie Rickenbacker. Ace is a 'G-Man of the sky' working out of Washington D.C. He is sent to Mongolia to... See full summary »

Directors: Ford Beebe, Clifford Smith
Stars: John 'Dusty' King, Jean Rogers, Noah Beery Jr.
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A 12 episode serial starring Rex, the King of the Wild Horses and Rin-Tin-Tin, Jr. Rex is brought from the island of Sujan, where he is worshiped as a God-Horse, to the U.S. to be trained ... See full summary »

Directors: Ford Beebe, B. Reeves Eason
Stars: Rex, Rin Tin Tin Jr., Kane Richmond
Flash Gordon (1936)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Alexis Zarkov visit the planet Mongo to thwart the evil schemes of Emperor Ming the Merciless, who has set his planet on a collision course with Earth.

Directors: Frederick Stephani, Ray Taylor
Stars: Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton
Action | Adventure | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Just before World War II, the Chinese and American governments mount a joint operation to prevent the Germans and Japanese from taking over the strategic island of Mandon.

Directors: Lewis D. Collins, Ray Taylor
Stars: Tom Brown, Rose Hobart, Edgar Barrier
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A drifter working as foreman for an iron-fist female rancher must chose sides between his attractive employer and the other neighboring settlers who are mistreated by her.

Director: King Vidor
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Jeanne Crain, Claire Trevor
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

To protect a magic talisman from being used for evil, a teenage boy named Billy Batson is given the power to become an adult superhero, Captain Marvel, with a single magic word: "Shazam!"

Directors: John English, William Witney
Stars: Tom Tyler, Frank Coghlan Jr., William 'Billy' Benedict
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Briggs ... Frank Merriwell (as Don Briggs)
Jean Rogers ... Elsie Belwood
John 'Dusty' King ... Bruce Browning (as John King)
Carla Laemmle ... Carla Rogers
House Peters Jr. ... House Peters
Herschel Mayall Jr. Herschel Mayall Jr. ... 'Hersh' Mayall
Wallace Reid Jr. ... Wally Reid
Edward Arnold Jr. Edward Arnold Jr. ... Eddie Arnold
Bryant Washburn Jr. ... Bryant Washburn
Allan Hersholt Allan Hersholt ... Allen Hersholt
Carlyle Blackwell Jr. ... Carlyle Blackwell
Peter Gowland ... Peter Gowland
Sumner Getchell ... Harry
William P. Carleton ... Charles Merriwell [Chs.10-12] (as William Carleton)
Ben Hewlett Ben Hewlett ... Daggett (as Bentley Hewlett)
Edit

Storyline

A 12-episode serial in which scholastic sports star Frank Merriwell leaves school to search for his missing father. His adventures involve a mysterious inscription on a ring, buried treasure, kidnaping and Indian raids. He saves his father and returns to school just in time to win a decisive baseball game with his remarkable pitching and hitting. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

UNIVERSAL'S PRIZE SERIAL (original ad - all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O protathlitis tis peripeteias See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

CHAPTER TITLES:
  • 1. College Hero
  • 2. The Death Plunge
  • 3. Death at the Crossroads
  • 4. Wreck of the "Viking"
  • 5. Capsized in the Cataract
  • 6. Descending Doom
  • 7. Monster of the Deep
  • 8. The Tragic Victory
  • 9. Between Strange Foes
  • 10. Imprisoned in the Dungeon
  • 11. The Crash in the Chasm
  • 12. The Winning Play
See more »

Crazy Credits

Featuring the sons of famous actors. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Pretty good Universal serial
27 January 2002 | by jaybee-3See all my reviews

Enjoyable chapterplay from producer Henry MacRae. A bit slow in spots but overall a nice job by everyone. Interesting young cast includes Jean ( "Dale Arden" ) Rogers and Carla Laemmle. The last few chapters are the best with a good use of Universal features stock music in the background.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed