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The Adventures of Frank Merriwell (1936)

Approved | | Adventure | 13 January 1936 (USA)
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 »

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(as Cliff Smith), (uncredited)

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(based on the stories by), (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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

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HERE HE COMES! The World's Greatest Fiction Hero! See more »

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Adventure

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Approved | See all certifications »
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13 January 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O protathlitis tis peripeteias  »

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(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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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


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Pretty good Universal serial
27 January 2002 | by (New Jersey) – See 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.


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