Saturday, March 17, 2012

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- 1940s Cliffhangers (Serials)

Science fiction, crime fighters, jungle stories, super heroes and of course cowboys are the popular serial attractions of the 1940s.

Adventures of Red Ryder (1940) starring Don 'Red' Barry, Noah Beery and Tommy Cook (Burro Flats)(Iverson Ranch) Republic

Drums of Fu Manchu (1940) starring Henry Brandon, William Royle and Robert Kellard (Iverson Ranch)(Corriganville) Republic
Men with Steel Faces (1940)  starring Gene Autry, Frankie Darro and Betsy King Ross (Iverson Ranch) Mascot reworked The Phantom Empire (1935) making it a feature version
Terry And The Pirates (1940) starring William Tracy, Jeff York, Joyce Bryant (Iverson) Columbia

Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941) starring Tom Tyler, Frank Coghlan Jr. and William 'Billy' Benedict (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc. (1941) starring Ralph Byrd, Michael Owen and Jan Wiley (Iverson Ranch) Republic
Jungle Girl (1941) starring Frances Gifford, Tom Neal and Trevor Bardette (Corriganville)(Iverson Ranch) Republic

King of the Texas Rangers (1941) starring Sammy Baugh, Neil Hamilton and Pauline Moore (Chatsworth Trains)(Iverson Ranch)(Corriganville)  Republic
Riders of Death Valley (1941) starring Dick Foran, Leo Carrillo and Buck Jones (Iverson Ranch) Universal

White Eagle (1941) starring Buck Jones, Raymond Hatton and Dorothy Fay (Iverson Ranch) Columbia
Captain Midnight (1942)  starring Dave O'Brien, Dorothy Short and James Craven - Columbia

King of the Mounties (1942) starring Allan Lane, Gilbert Emery and Russell Hicks (Iverson Ranch) Republic 

The Perils of Nyoka (1942) aka "Nyoka and the Tigermen" starring Kay Aldridge, Clayton Moore and Lorna Gray (Iverson Ranch) Republic
Spy Smasher (1942)  starring Kane Richmond, Marguerite Chapman and Sam Flint (Iverson Ranch) Republic

The Valley of Vanishing Men (1942) starring Bill Elliott, Slim Summerville and Carmen Morales (Iverson Ranch) Columbia
Batman (1943)  starring Lewis Wilson, Douglas Croft, J. Carrol Naish (Iverson Ranch) Columbia
Daredevils of the West (1943) starring Allan Lane, Kay Aldridge and Eddie Acuff (Iverson Ranch) Republic
Drums Of Fu Manchu (1943)  starring Henry Brandon, William Royle, Robert Kellard (Corriganville) Republic reworked Drums of Fu Manchu (1940) making it a feature version.

Secret Service In Darkest Africa (1943) starring Rod Cameron, Joan Marsh and Duncan Renaldo (Iverson Ranch) Republic
Black Arrow (1944) starring Mark Roberts, Adele Jergens and Kenneth MacDonald (Iverson Ranch) Columbia
Haunted Harbor (1944) starring Kane Richmond, Kay Aldridge, Roy Barcroft (Iverson Ranch) Republic
Raiders of Ghost City (1944) starring Dennis Moore, Wanda McKay and Lionel Atwill (Iverson Ranch) Universal

The Tiger Woman (1944) aka "Perils of the Darkest Jungle" starring Allan Lane, Linda Stirling and Duncan Renaldo (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Zorro's Black Whip (1944) starring George J. Lewis, Linda Stirling and Lucien Littlefield (Iverson Ranch) Republic
The Purple Monster Strikes (1945)  starring Dennis Moore, Linda Stirling and Roy Barcroft (Iverson Ranch) Republic

The Crimson Ghost (1946) starring Charles Quigley, Linda Stirling and Clayton Moore (Iverson Ranch) Republic

The Phantom Rider (1946) starring Robert Kent, Peggy Stewart and LeRoy Mason (Iverson Ranch) Republic

The Scarlet Horseman (1946) starring Peter Cookson, Paul Guilfoyle and Janet Shaw (Iverson Ranch) Universal
The Black Widow (1947) starring Bruce Edwards, Virginia Lee and Carol Forman (Iverson Ranch) Republic 
Jesse James Rides Again (1947) starring Clayton Moore, Linda Stirling and Roy Barcroft (Iverson Ranch) Republic
Son of Zorro (1947) starring George Turner, Peggy Stewart and Roy Barcroft (Iverson Ranch) Republic
The Vigilante: Fighting Hero of the West (1947) starring Ralph Byrd, Ramsay Ames and Lyle Talbot (Corriganville) Columbia

Adventures of Frank and Jesse James (1948) starring Clayton Moore, Steve Darrell and Noel Neill (Iverson Ranch) Republic
G-Men Never Forget (1948) starring Clayton Moore, Roy Barcroft, Ramsay Ames (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Superman (1948) starring Kirk Alyn, Noel Neill and Tommy Bond (Iverson Ranch)(Chatsworth) Columbia
Batman and Robin (1949) starring Robert Lowery, Johnny Duncan and Jane Adams (Iverson Ranch) Columbia
Ghost of Zorro (1949) starring Clayton Moore, Pamela Blake and Roy Barcroft (Iverson Ranch) Republic
The James Brothers of Missouri (1949) starring Keith Richards, Robert Bice and Noel Neill (Iverson Ranch)(Corriganville) Republic

King Of The Rocket Men (1949) starring Tristram Coffin, Mae Clarke and Don Haggerty (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Stay tuned...  Next we'll celebrate Chatsworth's B-Westerns beginning with 1940.

Stay tuned… in my next entry we'll examine additional silent and classic films lensed between 1923 and 1929.

Disclaimer: This list of movie titles and credits has been compiled from many sources.  It has not been independently verified.  Titles with location credits in parentheses are either movies I own or come from a source I feel has a higher level of creditability. 

See to find my books about Chatsworth movie locations: Rendezvous at Boulder Pass: Hollywood's Fantasyland (2010) (ISBN: 978-0-615-21522-8) and Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas (2008) (ISBN: 978-0-615-21499-3) by Jerry England, and published by Echo Press

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