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MASKED RIDER SERIALS

MASKED RIDER SERIALS
Eric Stedman of the Serial Squadron created the restoration of the
1938 Republic
LONE RANGER serial and the Squadron exclusively
offers it and its sequel in unique, unsubtitled, complete editions in English.

THE MASKED RIDER, also offered only by the Squadron, was an amazingly influential
(and violent) serial from 1919, the first to be named after a prominent masked/mystery
Western character, and predated and inspired Zorro's black costume

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The Masked Rider
✦✦✦ (Shamrock/Arrow, 1919, 15 Episodes)
Restored to 9 half-hour episode edition by Eric Stedman
Harry Myers, Ruth Stonehouse, Paul Panzer
D: Aubrey Kennedy



The murder of a Texas ranch owner and subsequent betrayal and deliberate torture of Pancho, master of a Mexican hacienda, inflame a border country conflict to deadly proportions. From the inferno emerges the mysterious, faceless avenger, the Masked Rider! But whose side is he—or she—really on? Pancho’s daughter Juanita and his traitorous lieutenant Santas know. Shot entirely on location in San Antonio and Mexico.
Influenced: The Mark of Zorro and all Western masked rider serials and films to follow

Transfer Quality: Excellent, from 21/30 reels of the only known 35mm nitrate original. Episode 1 partially re-created by volunteer Squadron actors.

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Trailer | Shootout on the Dam

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The Lone Ranger
✦✦✦✦ (Republic, 15 Chapters)
Lee Powell, Chief Thunder Cloud
D: William Witney

The sole survivor of a massacre of Texas Rangers and Tonto, an Indian who rescued him, hunt down a schemer posing as a government official who wants to take over Texas with his small army of mercenaries.
Influences: Buck Jones (costume and horse named Silver)
Influenced: The Green Hornet, Deadwood Dick

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View Online Video: Chapter 7

This title is now available on Blu-Ray

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CHAPTERS 1-7 Runtime: 2 hours, 15 minutes
CHAPTERS 8-15 Runtime: 2 hours, 11 minutes

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The Lone Ranger Rides Again
✦✦✦ (Republic, 15 Chapters)
Robert Livingston, Duncan Renaldo
D: William Witney/English

The Ranger poses as a rancher called Bill Andrews in order to better be able to fight those who would take land from honest ranchers, and befriends a Mexican who thinks he killed his brother.
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This title is being prepared for release on Blu-Ray

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The Scarlet Horseman
✦✦ (Columbia, 13 Chapters)

Featuring Paul Guilfoyle
and Victoria Horne

Rarely-seen masked-rider serial in which the title character poses as a mythological figure during a conflict with the Comanche. A greedy woman uses the alias "Matoska" and the acquisition of a sacred sword to try to divide Texas.

13 Episodes / Black and White
4 hours 40 minutes
Restored picture and audio
Dual-layer DVD

Transfer Quality: Excellent; newly restored audio & picture
Extras: The Scarlet Cloak audition program

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SON OF ZORRO
Featuring George Turner and Peggy Stewart with Roy Barcroft and Ernie Adams


A descendant of the original Zorro attempts to set things right when a crooked sheriff and judge conspire to swindle money out of settlers. Decent low-budget action serial with a small cast, not based on stock footage.

Standard-definition transfer, excellent exposure, very clean, no splices or reel change markers, audio enhanced & very clear and strong.

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Zorro's Black Whip
✦✦✦ (Republic, 12 Chapters)
Linda Stirling, George J. Lewis
D: Spencer Bennet


Criminals who wish to retain power are attempting to block Idaho's entrance into the Union. Standing almost alone against them is Randy Meredith, who dons a caballero outfit and mask for his missions. When Randy dies after returning to his headquarters behind a waterfall, his sister Barbara takes his place as the vigilante named the Black Whip, after her weapon of choice, and helps undercover agent Vic Gordon fight the outlaws.
Influenced by: The Masked Rider

Transfer Quality: Excellent; newly restored audio & picture
Extras: Linda Stirling Bio, Theatrical trailer

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LINDA STIRLING 2-SERIAL SET
THE TIGER WOMAN/
THE BLACK WHIP

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Featuring Linda Stirling, Allan Lane, George J. Lewis

Contains both full serials, THE TIGER WOMAN and ZORRO'S BLACK WHIP, with original trailers, featuring the fan-favorite heroine, on one BR disk.

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Deadwood Dick
✦✦✦+ (Columbia, 15 Chapters)
Don Douglas, Adrian Booth
D: James W. Horne

When two of his friends are killed in a fight against a masked villain called the Skull, a quiet newspaper editor straps on his guns again and takes up the fight disguised as an avenger called Deadwood Dick.
Influenced by: Republic's The Lone Ranger; character's name originated in dime novels of the early 1900s but this Deadwood Dick does not resemble his namesake.


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Zorro Rides Again
✦✦✦✦ (Republic, 12 Chapters)
John Carroll, Noah Beery, Duncan Renaldo
D: William Witney

James Vega, great-grandson of Don Diego Vega, poses as a dandy while fighting to save the California-Yucatan railroad from the scheming of Marsden and his ramrod El Lobo. In the venerable Vega hacienda a giant painting of Zorro conceals a passage that leads to the masked rider's inner chamber, known only to James Vega and family retainer, Renaldo.

Includes trailers for 7 serials including ZORRO RIDES AGAIN, ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN MARVEL, MANHUNT IN THE AFRICAN JUNGLES, KING OF THE ROCKET MEN, G-MEN VS. THE BLACK DRAGON, UNDERSEA KINGDOM and THE MASKED RIDER.

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Zorro's Fighting Legion
✦✦✦✦ (Republic, 12 Chapters)
Reed Hadley, C. Montague Shaw
D: William Witney/English

Who is the man inside the metal suit whose voice booms from the grotesque helmet, terrifying the Yaqui Indians whom he has virtually enslaved so that the gold from a rich mine can make him Emperor of Mexico? Who is Don Del Oro? Obviously, one of the provincial councilors of San Mendolito. But which? Certainly not the effete Don Diego Vega, visiting down Mexico way from California. But Vega is none other than the infamous Zorro, who with a small group of brave men in masks and capes, bedevils the evil troopers of Del Oro with whip, sword, and twin pistols.
Influenced by: Republic's Lone Ranger serials (masked hero on white horse, Indian companion, fellow "legionnaires" instead of Rangers)

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The Eagle in
The Vigilantes are Coming

✦✦ (Republic, 12 Chapters)
Robert Livingston, Kay Hughes
D: Ray Taylor, Mack Wright

A would-be dictator of California promises a Russian count gold in exchange for soldiers and is opposed by cloaked vigilante The Eagle.