The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive

THE SERIAL SQUADRON CINEMA CLIFFHANGER FILM ARCHIVE

Below are listed some of the film, video, and print holdings of the Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive. We have just started this list and have much more to catalog so please do not consider this a complete list of our holdings.

The purpose of this archive is to preserve material related to the American cliffhanger movie serial and series films, 1912-1956 and funds from Squadron DVDs and SerialFest have already been invested in purchase and restoration of many of these items.

"DV" means Digital Video and indicates a high-quality digital transfer, often from an original film. "LD" = Laserdisc. We have some film, video, or substantial print content from all titles listed in bold & will continue to catalog that here more specifically as time allows. No notation is made for titles which we have only small quantities of stills, scans, or magazine advertisements; we have some documentation of one kind or another for almost every serial now.

If you are working on a research project we may be able to supply copies of some pre-1938 material (only) upon request.
E-mail us and tell us what you are looking for and we will respond and tell you if we will be able to help.

ARCHIVAL COPIES OF FILMS

Copies of restorations of certain older serial titles which we cannot release commercially are (legally) obtainable upon request for purposes of historical research or study:

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We will add to this list as more titles are donated to or purchased by the Archive. These titles can only be made available for such purposes and due to their age, as well as because they are either out of print or never have been published by the original producer. If you are a cinema historian or student the law allows you to order a copy of these titles under the condition that you understand it may not be exhibited, copied or sold without permission of the rightsholder (if any). If any title listed here is released by its studio as a commercial product, it will be removed from this list. For more information on these titles, please visit the Archive DVDs page.

1912
What Happened to Mary
/ 8mm, 16mm, DV (Scene), Photonovel

1913
Who Will Marry Mary?
The Adventures of Kathlyn
/ Photonovel

1914
The Active Life of Dolly of the Dailies
The Man Who Disappeared

The Exploits of Elaine
/ VID (2 Episodes), Photonovel, Sheet music
The Perils of Pauline
/ DV (Scene), VID (9 episode version), Photonovel, Sheet music
The Million Dollar Mystery/Zudora
/ DV (Abridged chapter), Photonovel, Sheet Music
The Hazards of Helen
/ DV (Scene)
Lucille Love, Girl of Mystery
/ Sheet music
The Master Key
/ Photonovel, Photonovel (French)
The Trey o' Hearts
/ Photonovel
The Beloved Adventurer /
Novel
 
1915
Neal of the Navy
The New Exploits of Elaine
/ Novel
The Red Circle
/ Trailer
L'X Noir
The Diamond From the Sky
/ Photonovel
The Romance of Elaine
/ Photonovel
Runaway June
/ Sheet music
The Ventures of Marguerite
/ DV (Episode; "The Veiled Priestess," restored & scored)
The Black Box
/ Photonovel
The Broken Coin
Graft
The Mysterious Lady Baffles and Detective Duck

Under the Crescent
/ Photonovel
Road o'Strife
The Girl and the Game
Fates and Flora Fourflush

The Goddess
/ Photonovel
 
1916
The Grip of Evil
The Iron Claw
/ DV Episode 9
The Mysteries of Myra
/ Photonovel / Lobby Card set / Glass slide
Pearl of the Army
/ DV (Scene), Photonovel (French)
The Shielding Shadow
/ DV (Scene)
Beatrice Fairfax
/ DVD / DV (Episodes 2-15 and re-created summary of Episode 1, fully restored & scored)
The Crimson Stain Mystery
/ Novel
Gloria's Romance
The Great Secret
Homonculus
Judex
Perils of Our Girl Reporters
The Sequel to the Diamond From the Sky

The Strange Case of Mary Page
/ Photonovel
The Yellow Menace
A Lass of the Lumberlands
The Adventures of Peg o' the Ring
Liberty, A Daughter of the USA
The Purple Mask
The Secret of the Submarine
The Scarlet Runner

 
1917
The Fatal Ring
/ Sheet music
The Hidden Land
The Mystery of the Double Cross
The Neglected Wife
Patria
/ DV (Episodes 2, 3, 4, 10), Photonovel
The Seven Pearls

The Lost Express
The Railroad Raiders

Jimmie Dale Alias the Grey Seal
/ Novel
Who is Number One?
The Mystery Ship
The Red Ace
The Gray Ghost

Voice on the Wire
/ Novel
The Fighting Trail
The Secret Kingdom
Vengeance and the Woman


1918
Hands Up
The House of Hate
The Wolves of Kultur
A Daughter of Uncle Sam
The Eagle's Eye

The Master Mystery
/ Photonovel
The Silent Mystery
The Brass Bullet
Bull's Eye
The Lion's Claw
The Lure of the Circus
The Red Glove
A Fight for Millions
The Iron Test
A Woman in the Web


1919
The Adventures of Ruth
The Black Secret
Bound and Gagged
The Great Gamble

The Lightning Raider
/ DV (Scene) / Glass Slide
The Terror of the Range
The Tiger's Trail
The Carter Case
Elmo the Mighty
The Fatal Fortune
Lightning Bryce
The Lurking Peril
The Mystery of 13
The Perils of Thunder Mountain
Spiders [Die Spinnen]
A Woman in Grey / 16mm (Various episodes, Blackhawk Films condensations)
The Great Radium Mystery
The Lion Man
The Midnight Man
The Masked Rider / 35mm Episodes 1-10, 12-15, 23 reels of the original, DV (all existing footage)
The Trail of the Octopus
/ DV (Episodes 1-8, 9-15)
Man of Might
Smashing Barriers

1920
Daredevil Jack
The Fatal Sign
The Phantom Foe
Pirate Gold
Ruth of the Rockies
The Third Eye
Trailed By Three
Velvet Fingers
The Lost City of the African Jungles / 16mm Feature version A JUNGLE PRINCESS
Elmo the Fearless
Fantomas
The $1,000,000 Dollar Reward
The Branded Four
Bride 13
The Flaming Disc
The Hawk's Trail / 35mm (Excerpt)
The Invisible Ray
The Mystery Mind / Audio drama re-creation, Photonovel / Glass slide
The Son of Tarzan
Thunderbolt Jack
The Tiger Band
Vanishing Trails
The Whirlwind
The Moon Riders
King of the Circus
The Vanishing Dagger
The Dragon's Net
The Evil Eye
The Screaming Shadow
Hidden Dangers / Pressbook
The Invisible Hand
The Silent Avenger
The Veiled Mystery

1921
The Avenging Arrow
The Double Adventure
Hurricane Hutch
The Sky Ranger
Miracles of the Jungle
The Great Reward
The Hope Diamond Mystery
Mysterious Pearl
The Adventures of Tarzan / 16mm / DV, Novelization
The Diamond Queen
Do or Die
The Secret Four
Terror Trail
The White Horseman
Winners of the West
The Blue Fox
Nan of the North
Breaking Through
Fighting Fate
The Purple Riders

1922
Go Get 'Em Hutch
Plunder
The Timber Queen
White Eagle
A Dangerous Adventure
Jungle Goddess
Captain Kidd
The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
/ Photonovel
In the Days of Buffalo Bill
Perils of the Yukon
The Radio King / Photonovel
With Stanley in Africa

1923
Haunted Valley
Her Dangerous Path
Ruth of the Range
Speed
Around the World in 18 Days
Beasts of Paradise
The Eagle's Talons
Ghost City
In the Days of Daniel Boone
The Oregon Trail
The Phantom Fortune
The Social Buccaneer
The Steel Trail
The Fighting Skipper (Arrow)
The Santa Fe Trail (Arrow)

1924
The Fortieth Door
Galloping Hoofs
Into the Net
Leatherstocking
Ten Scars Make A Man
The Way of A Man
The Fast Express
The Fighting Ranger
The Iron Man
The Riddle Rider
Wolves of the North
Riders of the Plains
Battling Brewster

1925
The Green Archer
House Without A Key
Idaho
Sunken Silver
Wild West
Play Ball
The Mystery Box
The Power God
The Ace of Spades
The Great Circus Mystery
Perils of the Wild
Days of '49
The Flame Fighter
Secret Service Sanders

1926  
The Bar-C Mystery
Casey of the Coast Guard
The Fighting Marine
The Scarlet Streak
Snowed In
Vanishing Millions
Officer 444
Fighting With Buffalo Bill
The Radio Detective
The Silent Flyer
Strings of Steel
The Winking Idol
Lightning Hutch
 The Mystery Pilot
The Phantom Police
Scotty of the Scouts
Trooper 77

1927
The Crimson Flash
Hawk of the Hills
The Masked Menace
Melting Millions
On Guard
Heroes of the Wild
Isle of Sunken Gold
The Golden Stallion
The Mansion of Mystery
The Scarlet Brand
Perils of the Jungle
Blake of Scotland Yard
The Fire Fighters
The Return of the Riddle Rider
Trail of the Tiger
Whispering Smith Rides
Fighting For Fame
King of the Jungle

1928
The Eagle of the Night
The Man Without A Face
Mark of the Frog
The Terrible People
The Tiger's Shadow
The Yellow Cameo  
The Chinatown Mystery
The Mysterious Airman
Pirates of the Pines
The Vanishing West
Vultures of the Sea
The Haunted Island
The Mystery Rider
The Scarlet Arrow
Tarzan the Mighty
The Vanishing Rider




1929
The Black Book
The Fire Detective
Queen of the Northwoods
Police Reporter
The Diamond Master
A Final Reckoning
Pirate of Panama
The Ace of Scotland Yard
Tarzan the Tiger
The Fatal Warning
The King of the Kongo

1930
Across the World with Mr & Mrs Martin Johnson
Hunting Tigers in India
The Jade Box
The Lightning Express
Terry of the Times
The Indians are Coming
The Voice from the Sky / Ch 1 R1 R2, Ch 2 R1, Ch 3 R1
The Lone Defender
/ 16mm (Complete)

1931
The Phantom of the West

King of the Wild
The Vanishing Legion / 16mm (Complete) / Digital transfer
The Galloping Ghost
The Lightning Warrior
Finger Prints
Heroes of the Flames
Danger Island
Battling with Buffalo Bill
The Spell of the Circus
The Sign of the Wolf / 16mm (Complete) / Digital transfer
The Mystery Trooper / 16mm (Complete) / Digital transfer

1932
The Shadow of the Eagle

The Last of the Mohicans / 16mm (Complete)
The Hurricane Express / 16mm (Complete)
The Devil Horse / 16mm (Complete)
Detective Lloyd
The Airmail Mystery
Heroes of the West
The Jungle Mystery

The Lost Special
The Last Frontier

1933
The Whispering Shadow
The Three Musketeers
Fighting with Kit Carson
The Wolf Dog
The Mystery Squadron

Tarzan the Fearless
The Return of Chandu / 16mm (Complete)
Clancy of the Mounted
The Phantom of the Air
Gordon of Ghost City


1934
The Lost Jungle
Burn 'Em Up Barnes
The Law of the Wild
Mystery Mountain
The Perils of Pauline

Pirate Treasure
The Vanishing Shadow / Digital transfer
The Red Rider
Tailspin Tommy
Young Eagles


1935
The Phantom Empire
/ 16mm (Complete) / Digital transfer
The Miracle Rider
The Adventures of Rex and Rinty
The Fighting Marines
/ Digital transfer
Queen of the Jungle
The Rustlers of Red Dog
/ 16mm (Complete) / Digital transfer
The Call of the Savage
The Roaring West
Tailspin Tommy in the Great Air Mystery
/ Digital transfer
The Lost City
The New Adventures of Tarzan
/ 35mm (Feature version)

1936
Darkest Africa
/ LD / Digital transfer
Undersea Kingdom / LD / Digital transfer
The Vigilantes are Coming / Digital transfer
Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island
/ LD / Digital transfer
Custer's Last Stand
The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand
The Black Coin
The Adventures of Frank Merriwell
Flash Gordon
DVD
The Phantom Rider
Ace Drummond
Shadow of Chinatown


1937
Jungle Menace / 16mm (Complete)
The Mysterious Pilot
Dick Tracy
The Painted Stallion
/ 16mm (Complete)
S.O.S. Coast Guard / LD / LD / Digital transfer
Zorro Rides Again / 35mm (Feature Version) / LD / Digital transfer
Jungle Jim
Secret Agent X-9
Wild West Days
Radio Patrol
/ Digital transfer
Tim Tyler's Luck

Blake of Scotland Yard / Digital transfer

1938
The Secret of Treasure Island / Digital transfer
The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok
/ Digital transfer
The Spider's Web
/ 35mm, 16mm (Complete) / Digital transfer
The Lone Ranger / Analog transfers of rare footage / Digital transfer
The Fighting Devil Dogs
Dick Tracy Returns
Hawk of the WIlderness
Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars
Flaming Frontiers
/ Digital transfer
Red Barry

1939
Flying G-Men
Mandrake the Magician
Overland with Kit Carson

The Lone Ranger Rides Again 16mm / Digital transfer
Daredevils of the Red Circle / 16mm (Complete), 16mm (French language), VHS
Dick Tracy's G-Men
Zorro's Fighting Legion / 16mm (Complete)
Scouts to the Rescue
Buck Rogers
The Oregon Trail
The Phantom Creeps


1940
The Shadow
Terry and the Pirates
Deadwood Dick
The Green Archer
Drums of Fu Manchu
/ 16mm / Digital transfer
Adventures of Red Ryder
King of the Royal Mounted
Mysterious Doctor Satan
The Green Hornet
/ Digital transfer
Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe
Winners of the West
Junior G-Men
The Green Hornet Strikes Again

1941
White Eagle
The Spider Returns
The Iron Claw
Holt of the Secret Service
Adventures of Captain Marvel
/ 35mm (Chapters 1-12), 16mm (Chapters 1-12), LD, VHS, DVD
Jungle Girl
King of the Texas Rangers
Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc.
Sky Raiders
Riders of Death Valley
Sea Raiders

1942
Spy Smasher / 16mm (Complete)
Perils of Nyoka / 35mm (Complete), 16mm, LD, VHS
King of the Mounties / Digital transfer
Captain Midnight
Perils of the Royal Mounted
The Secret Code
The Valley of Vanishing Men
Don Winslow of the Navy
/ Digital transfer
Gang Busters
/ Digital transfer
The Junior G-Men of the Air
Overland Mail


1943
G-Men vs. the Black Dragon
Daredevils of the West
/ Digital transfer
Secret Service in Darkest Africa
/ LD
The Masked Marvel

Batman / 35mm (Chapters 1-15), 16mm (Chapter 2) / DVD
The Phantom
The Adventures of Smilin' Jack
Don Winslow of the Coast Guard
Adventures of the Flying Cadets


1944
Captain America
/ Digital transfer
The Tiger Woman
Haunted Harbor

Zorro's Black Whip / 35mm (Complete) / LD / VHS / Digital transfer
The Desert Hawk
Black Arrow
The Great Alaskan Mystery
Raiders of Ghost City
The Mystery of the Riverboat


1945
Manhunt of Mystery Island
Federal Operator 99
/ 35mm (Full serial missing Ch. 9)
The Purple Monster Strikes
Brenda Starr, Reporter
The Monster and the Ape
Jungle Raiders
Who's Guilty?
Jungle Queen
The Master Key
Secret Agent X-9
The Royal Mounted Rides Again


1946
The Phantom Rider
/ 35mm (Complete, as Ghost Riders of the West)
King of the Forest Rangers
Daughter of Don Q
The Crimson Ghost
Hop Harrigan
Chick Carter, Detective
Son of the Guardsman
/ 16mm (Complete; 2 prints)
The Scarlet Horseman
Lost City of the Jungle
/ Digital transfer
The Mysterious Mr. M



1947
Son of Zorro

Jesse James Rides Again / 35mm (Complete)
The Black Widow
Jack Armstrong
The Vigilante
The Sea Hound
Brick Bradford


1948
G-Men Never Forget
Dangers of the Canadian Mounted
The Adventures of Frank and Jesse James
Tex Granger
Superman
DVD (Warner)
Congo Bill


1949
Federal Agents vs. Underworld, Inc.

Ghost of Zorro / 35mm (Feature version)
King of the Rocket Men / 35mm (Chapters 1-12), LD, VHS
The James Brothers of Missouri
Radar Patrol vs. Spy King
Bruce Gentry

Batman and Robin / 35mm (Feature version)
Adventures of Sir Galahad

1950
The Invisible Monster
Desperadoes of the West
Flying Disc Man from Mars
Cody of the Pony Express
Atom Man vs. Superman
Pirates of the High Seas

1951
Roar of the Iron Horse
Mysterious Island
Captain Video
/ 16mm (incomplete)
Don Daredevil Rides Again / 35mm (Chapters 1-12)
Government Agents vs. Phantom Legion

1952
King of the Congo
Blackhawk
Son of Geronimo
Radar Men from the Moon

Zombies of the Stratosphere / 35mm (Complete)

1953
The Lost Planet
The Great Adventures of Captain Kidd
Jungle Drums of Africa
Commando Cody, Sky Marshal of the Universe
Canadian Mounties vs. Atomic Invaders


1954
Trader Tom of the China Seas
Man with the Steel Whip
Gunfighters of the Northwest
Riding with Buffalo Bill

1955
Adventures of Captain Africa
Panther Girl of the Kongo
King of the Carnival

1956
Perils of the Wilderness
Blazing the Overland Trail