• This 13 chapter serial is based on the comic strip character Ace Drummond created by Eddie Rickenbacker. Ace is a 'G-Man of the sky' working out of Washington D.C. He is sent to Mongolia to find out why a mysterious villain known only as 'The Dragon' is trying to prevent the newly formed International Airways from setting up an airport there. Ace meets Peggy Trainor who is searching for her archaeologist father who has disappeared. Together they search for answers to the puzzles.

    Cast: John 'Dusty' King, Jean Rogers, Noah Beery Jr., Guy Bates Post, Lon Chaney Jr., Jackie Morrow
  • To protect a magic talisman from being used for evil, a boy is given the power to become an adult superhero with a single magic word.

    Cast: Tom Tyler, Frank Coghlan Jr., William 'Billy' Benedict, Louise Currie, Robert Strange, Harry Worth
  • Just before World War II, the Chinese and American governments mount a joint operation to prevent the Germans and Japanese from taking over the strategic island of Mandon.

    The serial was based on the comic strip by Zack Moseley but it was not in the spirit of the strip as would normally be expected from a Universal production. Very little of the original comic strip was used and a new character, Tommy Thompson, was created by Universal. The similarity to Tommy Tomkins, of the Tailspin Tommy stories, may imply a crossover of sorts.

    Cast: Tom Brown, Rose Hobart, Edgar Barrier, Marjorie Lord, Keye Luke, Sidney Toler, Cyril Delevanti
  • Marjorie Temple, owner of a bus line and an apparently worthless plot of land, is set upon by rich oil speculators who know her land actually is worth millions. When they try to put her out of business for good, young race driver Burn 'em Up Barnes comes to her rescue - again and again and again.

    Cast: Jack Mulhall, Frankie Darro, Lola Lane, Julian Rivero, Edwin Maxwell, Jason Robards Sr.
  • Captain America is a 1944 Republic black-and-white serial film loosely based on the Timely Comics (today known as Marvel Comics) character Captain America. It was the last Republic serial made about a superhero. It also has the distinction of being the most expensive serial that Republic ever made. It also stands as the first theatrical release connected to a Marvel character; the next theatrical release featuring a Marvel hero would not occur for more than 40 years.

    The serial sees Captain America, really District Attorney Grant Gardner, trying to thwart the plans of The Scarab, really museum curator Dr. Cyrus Maldor - especially regarding his attempts to acquire the "Dynamic Vibrator" and "Electronic Firebolt", devices that could be used as super-weapons.

    Cast: Dick Purcell, Lorna Gray, Lionel Atwill, Charles Trowbridge, Russell Hicks, George J. Lewis, John Davidson, Stanley Price
  • A scientist discovers a formula for making synthetic gold, but before he can reveal the secret to his colleagues at the International Research Foundation, both he and the book in which he has written the formula disappear. Super-detective Craig Kennedy and his partner are called in to find both the scientists and the formula.

    Cast: Jack Mulhall, Rex Lease, Mae Busch, Ruth Mix, William Farnum, Marion Shilling, Bryant Washburn
  • Dick Tracy vs. Crime, Inc. (1937) is a Republic Movie serial based on the Dick Tracy comic strip. It was directed by the legendary serial team of William Witney and John English with Ralph Byrd reprising his role from the earlier serials. It was the last of the four Dick Tracy serials produced by Republic, although Ralph Byrd went on to portray the character again in two features and on television.

    Cast: Ralph Byrd, Gwen Andrews, Smiley Burnette, Lee Van Atta
  • Corporal Larry Grant and Sergeant "Mac" McGowan, of the United States Marine Corps, are rival for the love of Frances Schiller, but team up to hunt down "The Tiger Shark," a mad, scientific wizard who is holding Sergeant William Schiller, Frances' brother, a prisoner on a wild, jungle island in the Pacific.

    Cast: Grant Withers, Adrian Morris, Ann Rutherford, Robert Warwick, George J. Lewis, Pat O'Malley, Victor Potel
  • A deadly plague is ravaging the Earth, known as the Purple Death because of the spot left on victims' foreheads. Ming the Merciless is suspected to be behind the plague and it is discovered that his spaceships have been dropping "Death Dust" in the Earth's atmosphere. Flash Gordon, along with Dr. Alexis Zarkov and Dale Arden, is sent to the planet Mongo to find a possible cure for the plague.

    Cast: Buster Crabbe, Carol Hughes, Charles Middleton
  • 13 Part Universal Serial - Former marine flyer Jim Hudson (Milburn Stone), sidekick Bosun (Edgar Kennedy), and the lovely Ruth Miller (Marjorie Weaver) fight to retrieve a super-weapon stolen by Nazi spies.

    Cast: Milburn Stone, Marjorie Weaver, Edgar Kennedy, Samuel S. Hinds, Martin Kosleck, Ralph Morgan
  • Michael Bellamy inherits Garr Castle, but his brother, Abel has him imprisoned unjustly and moves into the castle himself. When Michael's wife, Elaine, fails to return after visiting Abel, her sister Valerie Howett, accompanied by their father, Parker Howett and private detective Spike Holland, rent an adjoining estate, determined to investigate the case.

    Cast: Victor Jory, Iris Meredith, James Craven, Robert Fiske, Dorothy Fay, Forrest Taylor
  • The Green Hornet (1940) is a Universal movie serial based on The Green Hornet radio series by George W. Trendle and Fran Striker.

    Newspaper publisher Britt Reid, secretly The Green Hornet, and his Korean valet Kato investigate and expose several seemingly separate rackets. This leads them into continued conflict with the Leader, the criminal mastermind behind the Syndicate and the individual crimes.

    Cast: Gordon Jones, Keye Luke, Anne Nagel, Al Hodge, Wade Boteler
  • The Green Hornet Strikes Again! (1941) is a Universal movie serial based on the The Green Hornet radio series by George W. Trendle. It's a sequel to the earlier, 1940 serial The Green Hornet. This was Universal's 117th serial (the 49th with sound) of the 137 the studio produced. The plot involves racketeering and is unusual for a film serial in having mostly stand alone episodes instead of a continuous story (although this was also the case for the original Green Hornet serial).

    Cast: Warren Hull, Wade Boteler, Anne Nagel, Keye Luke
  • In this 15 part serial Secret Service agent Jack Holt, along with his partner, agent R49, are sent to stop a gang of counterfeiters that have kidnapped the government's best engraver and are forcing him to print undetectable fraudulent money.

    Cast: Jack Holt, Evelyn Brent, C. Montague Shaw, Tristram Coffin, John Ward, Ted Adams, Joe McGuinn, Edward Hearn, Ray Parsons, Jack Cheatham
  • A group of saboteurs who are trying to undermine the government kidnap several prominent scientists, including the father of a local street gang member. The gang team up with the FBI and the "Junior G-Men" in order to stop the saboteurs

    Cast: Billy Halop, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell, Bernard Punsly, Kenneth Howell, Roger Daniels, Phillip Terry, Russell Hicks
  • The Mystery Squadron (1933) is a Mascot movie serial. It is one of the earlier serials to feature extensive aviation sequences.

    Hank Davis, foreman on a huge dam project, enlists the aid of his two flyer friends when a sinister figure known as The Black Ace leads his Mystery Squadron of masked pilots in an attempt to destroy the dam.

    Cast: Bob Steele, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Lucile Browne, Jack Mulhall, Purnell Pratt, Robert Frazer
  • Dr. Zorka has invented many strange weapons of warfare, including a devisualizer belt which renders him invisible; a terrifying, eight-foot tall robot, and he also has a deadly meteorite fragment from which he extracts an element which can induce suspended animation in an entire army. Foreign spies, operating under the guise of a foreign language school, are trying to buy or mostly steal the meteorite element, while his former partner, Dr. Fred Mallory, miffed that Zorka will not turn his inventions over to the U.S. Government, blows the whistle on him to Captain Bob West of the Military Intelligence Department.

    Cast: Bela Lugosi, Robert Kent, Dorothy Arnold, Edwin Stanley, Regis Toomey, Jack C. Smith
  • When the ancient continent of Mu sank beneath the ocean, some of its inhabitant survived in caverns beneath the sea. Cowboy singer Gene Autry stumbles upon the civilization, now buried beneath his own Radio Ranch. The once peaceful civilization of the Muranians is corrupted by the greed from above, and it becomes Autry's task to prevent all-out war.

    Cast: Gene Autry, Frankie Darro, Betsy King Ross, Dorothy Christy, Wheeler Oakman, Charles K. French, Warner Richmond
  • The first Commando Cody serial, in 12 chapters, starring newcomer George Wallace as Cody and Aline Towne as his sidekick Joan Gilbert, with serial veteran Roy Barcroft as the evil Retik, the Ruler of the Moon. The director was Fred C. Brannon, with a screenplay by Ronald Davidson and special effects by the Lydecker brothers

    When the U.S. finds itself under attack from a mysterious forces that can wipe out entire military bases and industrial complexes, Cody surmises that the Earth is under attack from its own Moon. He takes the rocket there to discover and confront the Moon's dictator Retik, who announces plans to conquer our planet and move the Moon's entire population there.

    Cast: George Wallace, Aline Towne, Roy Barcroft, Clayton Moore
  • Béla Lugosi, in a rare sympathetic role, plays Frank Chandler: a powerful but kind man who has spent most of his life in the Orient, where he is renowned under the name of "Chandu the Magician" for his tremendous skill with White Magic. He is in love with the Princess Nadji of Egypt, who has lately escaped to America and is now staying with the Chandler family at their home in Beverly Hills, California. Princess Nadji believes she has left her troubles behind in Egypt, but when the Chandlers hold a party in her honor, she learns that her life is still in jeopardy, as are the lives of her friends.

    Cast: Béla Lugosi, Maria Alba, Clara Kimball Young, Lucien Prival, Dean Benton, Phyllis Ludwig, Cyril Armbrister
  • Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island was the fourth of the sixty-six serials produced by Republic and the last to be released in 1936. Agent Mala, an intelligence operative, investigates sabotage on the remote Clipper Island. A gang of spies causes the eruption of a volcano, for which Mala is blamed. He convinces the native Princess Melani of his innocence and helps her ward off a takeover by rival High Priest and spy collaborator Porotu and discover the identity of spy ringleader H.K...

    Cast: Ray Mala, Rex the Wonder Horse, Buck the Dog, Mamo Clark, Herbert Rawlinson, William Newell
  • American, Chinese and Australian agents join forces to stop the Nazis from obtaining the formula for synthetic fuel.

    Cast: Lloyd Bridges, Keye Luke, Jan Wiley, Victoria Horne, Samuel S. Hinds
  • Following a suspicious earthquake, and detecting a series of signals, Professor Norton leads an expedition, including Lt Crash Corrigan and Reporter Diana Compton, in his Rocket Submarine to the suspected location of Atlantis. Finding the lost continent they become embroiled in an Atlantean civil war between Sharad (with his White Robes) and the usurper Unga Khan (with his Black Robes) who wishes to conquer Atlantis and then destroy the upper world with Earthquakes generated by his Disintegrator. Thus he will rule the world unless he can be stopped in time.

    Cast: Ray "Crash" Corrigan, Lois Wilde, Monte Blue, William Farnum, Boothe Howard, Raymond Hatton, C. Montague Shaw, Lee Van Atta, Smiley Burnette, Frankie Marvin
  • A 12-episode serial in which a son avenges the death of his father at the hands of corrupt politicians. He develops a wide variety of complex devices in his crusade . . . ray guns, robots and a 'vanishing belt.'

    Cast: Onslow Stevens, Ada Ince, Walter Miller, James Durkin, Richard Cramer, William Desmond, J. Frank Glendon
  • A mysterious criminal known as The Whispering Shadow commits crimes by means of a gang he controls by television and radio rays. Jack Norton, whose brother was murdered by The Whispering Shadow, suspects that the eerie Professor Strang - whose ghostly wax museum contains figures far too lifelike - may be involved in the crimes.

    Cast: Bela Lugosi, Viva Tattersall, Malcolm McGregor, George J. Lewis, Henry B. Walthall, Robert Warwick
  • Based in 1824 Mexico, Zorro leads a fighting force to battle the mysterious Don Del Oro, who plans to become emperor of Mexico.

    Cast: Reed Hadley, Sheila Darcy, William Corson, Leander De Cordova, Edmund Cobb, John Merton
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