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American Silent and Sound Movie Serials Listed by Release Date
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AMERICAN SILENT AND SOUND MOVIE SERIALS
LISTED BY RELEASE DATE


2013
DC Universe/Justice League series (4+ Episodes)
Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, Wonder Woman, Justice League

2008
Marvel Universe Avengers series (6+ Episodes)
Iron Man, Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2 (introducing Black Widow), Thor, Captain America, The Avengers

2005

The Chronicles of Narnia (3 Episodes)

2003-2017

Pirates of the Caribbean (6 Episodes)

2002-2016
Resident Evil (6 Episodes)

2001-2003
The Lord of the Rings (3 Episodes)

1980
Star Wars: series (2 Episodes so far, 2015/2017)
Note: the original Star Wars was a standalone feature and while it established much of the Star Wars "mythology" it had a clear conclusion and ending, so is not technically part of the ongoing "continuing story" which began with The Empire Strikes Back. Empire, however, while it ended on a cliffhanger, was technically part 1 of a 2-part sequel which also came to a clear conclusion. While out-of-continuity prequels and other standalone features have also been made, The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi appear to be segments in a new ongoing story to be presented in sequence, with cliffhangers, and therefore qualify as the first two episodes in a new Star Wars universe serial.

1956
Perils of the Wilderness
Blazing the Overland Trail

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

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

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

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


1951
Roar of the Iron Horse
Mysterious Island
Captain Video
Don Daredevil Rides Again
Government Agents vs. Phantom Legion

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

1949
Federal Agents vs. Underworld, Inc.
Ghost of Zorro
King of the Rocket Men
The James Brothers of Missouri
Radar Patrol vs. Spy King
Bruce Gentry
Batman and Robin
Adventures of Sir Galahad

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

1947
Son of Zorro
Jesse James Rides Again
The Black Widow
Jack Armstrong
The Vigilante
The Sea Hound
Brick Bradford

1946
The Phantom Rider
King of the Forest Rangers
Daughter of Don Q
The Crimson Ghost
Hop Harrigan
Chick Carter, Detective
Son of the Guardsman
The Scarlet Horseman
Lost City of the Jungle
The Mysterious Mr. M

1945
Manhunt of Mystery Island
Federal Operator 99
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

1944
Captain America
The Tiger Woman
Haunted Harbor
Zorro's Black Whip
The Desert Hawk
Black Arrow
The Great Alaskan Mystery
Raiders of Ghost City
The Mystery of the Riverboat

1943
G-Men vs. the Black Dragon
Daredevils of the West
Secret Service in Darkest Africa
The Masked Marvel
Batman
The Phantom
The Adventures of Smilin' Jack
Don Winslow of the Coast Guard
Adventures of the Flying Cadets

1942
Spy Smasher
Perils of Nyoka
King of the Mounties
Captain Midnight
Perils of the Royal Mounted
The Secret Code
The Valley of Vanishing Men
Don Winslow of the Navy
Gang Busters
The Junior G-Men of the Air
Overland Mail

1941
White Eagle
The Spider Returns
The Iron Claw
Holt of the Secret Service
Adventures of Captain Marvel
Jungle Girl
King of the Texas Rangers
Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc.
Sky Raiders
Riders of Death Valley
Sea Raiders

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

1939
Flying G-Men
Mandrake the Magician
Overland with Kit Carson
The Lone Ranger Rides Again
Daredevils of the Red Circle
Dick Tracy's G-Men
Zorro's Fighting Legion
Scouts to the Rescue
Buck Rogers
The Oregon Trail
The Phantom Creeps

1938
The Secret of Treasure Island
The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok
The Spider's Web
The Lone Ranger
The Fighting Devil Dogs
Dick Tracy Returns
Hawk of the WIlderness
Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars
Flaming Frontiers
Red Barry

1937
Jungle Menace
The Mysterious Pilot
Dick Tracy
The Painted Stallion
S.O.S. Coast Guard
Zorro Rides Again
Jungle Jim
Secret Agent X-9
Wild West Days
Radio Patrol
Tim Tyler's Luck
Blake of Scotland Yard

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

1935
The Phantom Empire
The Miracle Rider
The Adventures of Rex and Rinty
The Fighting Marines
Queen of the Jungle
The Rustlers of Red Dog
The Call of the Savage
The Roaring West
Tailspin Tommy in the Great Air Mystery
The Lost City
The New Adventures of Tarzan

1934
The Lost Jungle
Burn 'Em Up Barnes
The Law of the Wild
Mystery Mountain
The Perils of Pauline
Pirate Treasure
The Vanishing Shadow
The Red Rider
Tailspin Tommy
Young Eagles

1933
The Whispering Shadow
The Three Musketeers
Fighting with Kit Carson
The Wolf Dog
The Mystery Squadron
Tarzan the Fearless
The Return of Chandu
Clancy of the Mounted
The Phantom of the Air
Gordon of Ghost City

1932
The Shadow of the Eagle
The Last of the Mohicans
The Hurricane Express
The Devil Horse
Detective Lloyd
The Airmail Mystery
Heroes of the West
Jungle Mystery
The Lost Special
The Last Frontier

1931
The Phantom of the West
King of the Wild
The Vanishing Legion
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
The Mystery Trooper

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
The Lone Defender

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

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 House of Terror
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

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

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 Range Fighter
The Silent Flyer
Strings of Steel
The Winking Idol
Lightning Hutch
 The Mystery Pilot
The Phantom Police
Scotty of the Scouts
Trooper 77

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

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

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)

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

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
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

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
Elmo the Fearless
Fantomas
The $1,000,000 Dollar Reward
The Branded Fo(ur
Bride 13
The Flaming Disc
The Hawk's Trail
The Invisible Ray
The Mystery Mind
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
The Invisible Hand
The Silent Avenger
The Veiled Mystery

1919
The Adventures of Ruth
The Black Secret
Bound and Gagged
The Great Gamble
The Lightning Raider
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
The Great Radium Mystery
The Lion Man
The Midnight Man
The Masked Rider
The Trail of the Octopus
Man of Might
Smashing Barriers

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

1917
The Fatal Ring
The Hidden Land
The Mystery of the Double Cross
The Neglected Wife
Patria
The Seven Pearls
The Lost Express
The Railroad Raiders
Jimmie Dale Alias the Grey Seal
Who is Number One?
The Mystery Ship
The Red Ace
The Gray Ghost
Voice on the Wire
The Fighting Trail
The Secret Kingdom
Vengeance and the Woman

1916
The Grip of Evil
The Iron Claw
The Mysteries of Myra
Pearl of the Army
The Shielding Shadow
Beatrice Fairfax
The Crimson Stain Mystery
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
The Yellow Menace
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
 
1915
Neal of the Navy
The New Exploits of Elaine
The Red Circle
L'X Noir
The Diamond From the Sky
The Romance of Elaine
Runaway June
The Ventures of Marguerite
The Black Box
The Broken Coin
Graft
The Mysterious Lady Baffles and Detective Duck
Under the Crescent
Road o'Strife
The Girl and the Game
Fates and Flora Fourflush
The Goddess
 
1914
The Active Life of Dolly of the Dailies
The Man Who Disappeared
The Exploits of Elaine
The Perils of Pauline
The Million Dollar Mystery
Zudora
The Hazards of Helen
Lucille Love, Girl of Mystery
The Master Key
The Trey o' Hearts
The Beloved Adventurer
 
1913
Who Will Marry Mary?
The Adventures of Kathlyn

1912
What Happened to Mary