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.
What Happened to Mary
(1912 Short Film)
The forerunner of all serials, What Happened to Mary was a series of twelve monthly one reel episodes...
Inspector Juve is tasked to investigate and capture an infamous criminal Fantomas. (54 mins.)
Juve Against Fantomas
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.)
The Dead Man Who Killed
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.)
The Perils of Pauline
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.)
The Million Dollar Mystery
This twenty-three episode serial told the story of a secret society called The Black Hundred and its...
Zudora, not knowing she's an heiress to a $20 million fortune, lives with her uncle, a mystic and detective...
The Trey o' Hearts
Judith Trine, along with her embittered, crippled father, Seneca Trine, are out for revenge against Alan Law...
The Beloved Adventurer
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.)
Fantomas Against Fantomas
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.)
Le faux magistrat
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.)
Neal of the Navy
A former Annapolis cadet is thrown out of the Naval Academy for cheating on an exam. Of course he was framed...
The Red Circle
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.
The Ventures of Marguerite
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.
Under the Crescent
A series of six episodes involving the adventures of an American actress in Old Egypt: #1: The Purple...
Lady Baffles and Detective Duck
(1915 Short Film)
A series of eleven one reel comedies, each episode complete in itself, in which Detective Duck, an inventor as well as a detective...
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...
An intrepid reporter and his loyal friend battle a bizarre secret society of criminals known as The Vampires. (399 mins.)
The Crimson Stain Mystery
In attempting to develop a chemical which would make a person super-intelligent, Dr. Montrose fails...
An adventurous young girl in Florida gets herself lost in the Everglades and finds terror and excitement...
Homunculus, 1. Teil
Part of the artificial-creature series encompassing Der Golem (1914 and 1920), Alraune (1918, 1928, 1930) and Metropolis (1926)... (69 mins.)
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.)
The Scarlet Runner
A series of 12 2-reel episodes, each a separate and unrelated story, relating the adventures of Christopher Race and his high-powered automobile...
The Great Secret
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.
The Lost Express
A train that is carrying the formula for a valuable form of granulated gasoline disappears before it reaches its destination...
Jimmie Dale, Alias the Grey Seal
(1917 Short Film)
A young man gets mixed up with a mysterious woman, a gang of thieves, stolen diamonds and double-crosses galore.
The Gray Ghost
Chapter 1: The Bank Mystery - Carlow (T.D. Crittenden'), a wealthy American living in London, is engaged...
The Voice on the Wire
Chapter 15: "The Living Death" - Chapter 14 ends with the floating hand writing a message to John Spencer...
A newspaperwoman finds trouble aplenty when an Inca tribe believes her to be the reincarnation of their long-lost princess.
The House of Hate
A young heiress of an American gun factory is threatened by a masked man after her father was murdered...
The Eagle's Eye
A criminologist and a government agent team up to expose a ring of German spies. (600 mins.)
Jacques d'Athys, a French adventurer, returns to his home in Nice after an expedition to Indochina where... (418 mins.)
The Master Mystery
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".
The Lightning Raider
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.)