The Adventures of Frank Merriwell (1936)

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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 ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Briggs ...
Frank Merriwell (as Don Briggs)
Jean Rogers ...
Elsie Belwood
Bruce Browning (as John King)
Carla Laemmle ...
Carla Rogers
House Peters Jr. ...
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 ...
William P. Carleton ...
Charles Merriwell [Chs.10-12] (as William Carleton)
Ben Hewlett ...
Daggett (as Bentley Hewlett)


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 <>

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Release Date:

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)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The original adventures of Frank Merriwell took place in the 1890s, but for the serial, the writers set the story in the then present day. See more »

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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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