THE SERIALS (1910-1956)

A very interesting, and influential type of film which came to an abrupt end when television, definitely heavily influenced by serials, started to become very popular.
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Arsène Lupin contra Sherlock Holmes (1910 Short Film)
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Director: Viggo Larsen
 
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What Happened to Mary (1912 Short Film)
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The forerunner of all serials, What Happened to Mary was a series of twelve monthly one reel episodes...
Director: Charles Brabin
 
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Fantomas (1913)
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Inspector Juve is tasked to investigate and capture an infamous criminal Fantomas. (54 mins.)
Director: Louis Feuillade
 
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Juve Against Fantomas (1913)
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In Part Two of Louis Feuillade's 5 1/2-hour epic follows FantÃ'mas, the criminal lord of Paris, master of disguise, the creeping assassin in black, as he is pursued by the equally resourceful Inspector Juve. (61 mins.)
Director: Louis Feuillade
 
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The Dead Man Who Killed (1913)
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After a body disappears from inside the prison, a series of crimes take place, all seemingly by the dead man. With Juve presumed dead, Fandor must investigate alone. Will Fantomas finally be brought to justice? (90 mins.)
Director: Louis Feuillade
 
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The Perils of Pauline (1914)
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Young Pauline is left a lot of money when her wealthy uncle dies. However, her uncle's secretary has been named as her guardian until she marries... (199 mins.)
 
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The Hazards of Helen (1914)
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(1428 mins.)
 
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The Million Dollar Mystery (1914)
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This twenty-three episode serial told the story of a secret society called The Black Hundred and its...
Director: Howell Hansell
 
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Zudora (1914)
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Zudora, not knowing she's an heiress to a $20 million fortune, lives with her uncle, a mystic and detective...
 
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Lucille Love: The Girl of Mystery (1914)
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(300 mins.)
Director: Francis Ford
 
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The Trey o' Hearts (1914)
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Judith Trine, along with her embittered, crippled father, Seneca Trine, are out for revenge against Alan Law...
 
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The Beloved Adventurer (1914)
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In Chapter 8, "A Partner To Providence", His lordship rides a train that is mistakenly rerouted into a headlong collision into another engine... (450 mins.)
 
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Fantomas Against Fantomas (1914)
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As inspector Juve seems to be unable to put Fantômas behind bars the Press comes up with the idea Juve must be Fantômas himself... (59 mins.)
Director: Louis Feuillade
 
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Le faux magistrat (1914)
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Fantômas has been arrested and is jailed in Brussels, but inspector Juve wants him arrested and sentenced for all his crimes in France... (70 mins.)
Director: Louis Feuillade
 
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Neal of the Navy (1915)
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A former Annapolis cadet is thrown out of the Naval Academy for cheating on an exam. Of course he was framed...
 
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The Red Circle (1915)
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The Red Circle is a birthmark, on the hand of the heroine, noticeable only in times of stress and excitement, which forces her to steal, leading to no end of complications and intrigue.
 
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The Diamond from the Sky (1915)
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This serial told the story of the diamond heir loom of the Stanley family.
 
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The Ventures of Marguerite (1915)
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As heiress to a large fortune, Marguerite is able to satisfy her love for beautiful clothes and a taste for adventure, while confronted by a multitude of schemers and gangsters bent on reducing her to poverty.
 
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The Black Box (1915)
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(195 mins.)
Director: Otis Turner
 
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The Broken Coin (1915)
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(440 mins.)
Director: Francis Ford
 
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Under the Crescent (1915)
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A series of six episodes involving the adventures of an American actress in Old Egypt: #1: The Purple...
Director: Burton L. King
 
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Lady Baffles and Detective Duck (1915 Short Film)
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A series of eleven one reel comedies, each episode complete in itself, in which Detective Duck, an inventor as well as a detective...
Director: Allen Curtis
 
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The Goddess (1915)
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A young girl is reared on a desert island by natives and led to believe that she is a goddess. One day an outsider comes to the island...
Director: Ralph Ince
 
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Les vampires (1915)
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An intrepid reporter and his loyal friend battle a bizarre secret society of criminals known as The Vampires. (399 mins.)
Director: Louis Feuillade
 
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Beatrice Fairfax (1916)
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(300 mins.)
 
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The Crimson Stain Mystery (1916)
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In attempting to develop a chemical which would make a person super-intelligent, Dr. Montrose fails...
Director: T. Hayes Hunter
 
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Gloria's Romance (1916)
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An adventurous young girl in Florida gets herself lost in the Everglades and finds terror and excitement...
 
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Homunculus, 1. Teil (1916)
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Part of the artificial-creature series encompassing Der Golem (1914 and 1920), Alraune (1918, 1928, 1930) and Metropolis (1926)... (69 mins.)
Director: Otto Rippert
 
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Judex (1916)
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A twelve part serial following the adventures of the masked vigilante Judex as he fights against criminals led by the corrupt banker Favrauxom. (300 mins.)
Director: Louis Feuillade
 
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The Scarlet Runner (1916)
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A series of 12 2-reel episodes, each a separate and unrelated story, relating the adventures of Christopher Race and his high-powered automobile...
 
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Liberty (1916)
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(400 mins.)
 
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The Great Secret (1917)
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A wealthy young athlete comes to the aid of a beautiful heiress, whose fortune is being threatened by two arch villains, The Great Master and Doctor Zulph.
Director: Christy Cabanne
 
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The Fatal Ring (1917)
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Director: George B. Seitz
 
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The Mystery of the Double Cross (1917)
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(350 mins.)
 
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The Lost Express (1917)
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A train that is carrying the formula for a valuable form of granulated gasoline disappears before it reaches its destination...
Director: J.P. McGowan
 
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The Railroad Raiders (1917)
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Chapter 12 - A Fight for the Franchise: Helen Holmes (Helen Holmes) and Roy Wilson (William Brunton...
 
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Jimmie Dale, Alias the Grey Seal (1917 Short Film)
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A young man gets mixed up with a mysterious woman, a gang of thieves, stolen diamonds and double-crosses galore.
 
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The Mystery Ship (1917)
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(360 mins.)
 
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The Red Ace (1917)
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Director: Jacques Jaccard
 
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The Gray Ghost (1917)
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Chapter 1: The Bank Mystery - Carlow (T.D. Crittenden'), a wealthy American living in London, is engaged...
Director: Stuart Paton
 
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The Voice on the Wire (1917)
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Chapter 15: "The Living Death" - Chapter 14 ends with the floating hand writing a message to John Spencer...
Director: Stuart Paton
 
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The Bull's Eye (1917)
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Director: James W. Horne
 
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Hands Up! (1918)
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A newspaperwoman finds trouble aplenty when an Inca tribe believes her to be the reincarnation of their long-lost princess.
 
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The House of Hate (1918)
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A young heiress of an American gun factory is threatened by a masked man after her father was murdered...
Director: George B. Seitz
 
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Wolves of Kultur (1918)
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(182 mins.)
 
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The Eagle's Eye (1918)
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A criminologist and a government agent team up to expose a ring of German spies. (600 mins.)
 
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The Silent Mystery (1918)
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Director: Francis Ford
 
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The Lion's Claws (1918)
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(360 mins.)
 
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The Lure of the Circus (1918)
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(54 mins.)
Director: J.P. McGowan
 
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The Iron Test (1918)
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(300 mins.)
 
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Tih Minh (1918)
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Jacques d'Athys, a French adventurer, returns to his home in Nice after an expedition to Indochina where... (418 mins.)
Director: Louis Feuillade
 
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The Master Mystery (1919)
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Justice Department agent Quentin Locke must investigate a powerful cartel protected by a robot (here referred to as "The Automaton") and using a gas weapon "The Madagascar Madness".
 
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The Lightning Raider (1919)
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A beautiful young woman is a daring master thief. She meets the young millionaire Thomas Babbington Norton, while fleeing from the scene of her latest theft. (300 mins.)
Director: George B. Seitz