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Tim Tyler's Luck (1937)

Approved | | Adventure | 27 December 1937 (USA)
A 12-episode serial in which Tim Tyler goes to Africa in search of his father in gorilla country. He meets up with Lora, who is after Spider Webb who has framed her brother. Webb causes the... See full summary »

Writers:

Wyndham Gittens (original story), Norman S. Hall (original story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Frankie Thomas ... Tim Tyler
Frances Robinson ... Lora Lacey
Jack Mulhall ... Sgt. Gates
Al Shean ... Professor Tyler
Norman Willis ... Spider Webb
Anthony Warde ... Garry Drake
Earl Douglas ... Jules Lazarre
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Spud (as William Benedict)
Frank Mayo ... Jim Conway
Alan Gregg Alan Gregg ... Brent
Stanley Blystone ... Capt. Clark
Everett Brown ... Mogu (as Everette Brown)
Skippy Skippy ... JuJu
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A 12-episode serial in which Tim Tyler goes to Africa in search of his father in gorilla country. He meets up with Lora, who is after Spider Webb who has framed her brother. Webb causes the death of Tim's father, but is eventually tracked down. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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FROM THE POPULAR NEWSPAPER STRIP by LYMAN YOUNG, Owned and Copyrighted by King Features, Inc, Oct.1, 1928 See more »

Genres:

Adventure

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A dzsungel banditái See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 chapters)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Chapter Titles:
  • 1. Jungle Pirates
  • 2. Dead Man's Pass
  • 3. Into the Lion's Den
  • 4. The Ivory Trail
  • 5. Trapped in the Quicksand
  • 6. The Jaws of the Jungle
  • 7. The King of the Gorillas
  • 8. The Spider Caught
  • 9. The Gates of Doom
  • 10.A Race For the Fortune
  • 11.No Man's Land
  • 12.The Kimberly Diamonds
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Goofs

Chapter 10: In one shot, Lazarre is clean shaven, in the rest of the chapter, he sports a full beard. See more »

Crazy Credits

Crew and cast is comprised of bones. See more »


Soundtracks

Oh, I Love the Jungle Nights
Words and Music by Frank Yaconelli
Sung by Frank Yaconelli in Chapter 1
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1930's serial in the "Flash Gordon" tradition.
27 October 2002 | by acm120See all my reviews

If you like the Flash Gordon serials, you will very probably like this one too. Directed by Ford Beebe, the story line is great in the old tradition--the "Ivory Patrol", the "Jungle Cruiser" and of course the famous elephants' burial ground. Remember it now?

Acting is so-so, there's plenty of stock footage of Africa, and some of the locations will remind you of the old Commando Cody serials. Nevertheless the story moves well and there is not a lot of fist fighting which tends to detract from many of the serials of this period.

Heartily recommended for those who like this genre.


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