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Tim Tyler's Luck (1937)

Approved | | Adventure | 27 December 1937 (USA)
A 12-episode serial in which Tim Tyler goes to Africa in search of his father in gorilla country. He meets up with Lora, who is after Spider Webb who has framed her brother. Webb causes the... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Frankie Thomas ...
Frances Robinson ...
Lora Lacey
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Sgt. Gates
Al Shean ...
Professor Tyler
Norman Willis ...
Spider Webb
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Garry Drake
Earl Douglas ...
Jules Lazarre
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
Spud (as William Benedict)
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Alan Gregg ...
Brent
Stanley Blystone ...
Capt. Clark
Everett Brown ...
Mogu (as Everette Brown)
Skippy ...
JuJu
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A 12-episode serial in which Tim Tyler goes to Africa in search of his father in gorilla country. He meets up with Lora, who is after Spider Webb who has framed her brother. Webb causes the death of Tim's father, but is eventually tracked down. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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FROM THE POPULAR NEWSPAPER STRIP by LYMAN YOUNG, Owned and Copyrighted by King Features, Inc, Oct.1, 1928 See more »

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27 December 1937 (USA)  »

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A dzsungel banditái  »

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(12 chapters)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Chapter Titles:
  • 1. Jungle Pirates


  • 2. Dead Man's Pass


  • 3. Into the Lion's Den


  • 4. The Ivory Trail


  • 5. Trapped in the Quicksand


  • 6. The Jaws of the Jungle


  • 7. The King of the Gorillas


  • 8. The Spider Caught


  • 9. The Gates of Doom


  • 10.A Race For the Fortune


  • 11.No Man's Land


  • 12.The Kimberly Diamonds


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Soundtracks

Oh, I Love the Jungle Nights
Words and Music by Frank Yaconelli
Sung by Frank Yaconelli in Chapter 1
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One of Universal's best serials
17 December 2001 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

Along with "Flash Gordon" and "Buck Rogers", this chapterplay rates high with fans of Universal's serials. Everyone in the cast seems to enjoy their roles, in particular Frankie Thomas as Tim Tyler. Moves at a good clip with some great cliffhanger endings. Some excellent music cues ( from various Universal features ) are an added bonus.


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