Sunday, August 8, 2010
Serials And Movie: The Comeback of Serial Queens in the 1940s:
Republic paid homage to the silent era serials, by making the 15-episode jungle serial Perils of Nyoka (1942) (aka Nyoka and the Tigermen), a sequel to the previous year's Jungle Girl. It was an old-fashioned serial (its title recalled Pearl White's The Perils of Pauline (1914)) that was loosely based on Edgar Rice Burrough's tales, and starred Kay Aldridge as a vine-swinging, tough jungle heroine. Aldridge would later appear in two other serials: Daredevils of the West (1943) with Allan Lane, and Haunted Harbor (1944) with Kane Richmond.Download free movies, download latest DVD or HD movies. Watch movies online.
And model Linda Stirling, dubbed "The Queen of the Sound Serials" in the mid 1940s, starred in six Republic serials during her reign, including:
the popular 12-episode The Tiger Woman (1944) (aka Perils of the Darkest Jungle) with Stirling sexily-costumed in a leopard outfit
the 12-chapter Zorro's Black Whip (1944), with Stirling as a female masked rider
the 15-chapter Manhunt of Mystery Island (1945)
the 15-part The Purple Monster Strikes (1945) (aka D-Day on Mars)
the 12-episode The Crimson Ghost (1946) (aka Cyclotrode "X")
the 13-episode western serial Jesse James Rides Again (1947)Download free movies, download latest DVD or HD movies.
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