Republic Pictures and Cliffhanger Serials

Formed in 1935, Republic Pictures and their serials are often sited as the best from this era. Lead by the directing team of William Witney and John English, the Republic serials stood out from the rest in terms of writing, directing and acting.

Zorro Rides Again was their first serial and first success. It was then quickly followed up by The Lone Ranger which was one of the most eagerly anticipated serials since Universal's Flash Gordon. The Dick Tracy serial series followed and lasted for over 60 episodes.

Their string of hits continued with Adventures of Captain Marvel and Jungle Girl being two of the most regarding Republic Pictures from today's fans.


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