Saturday, April 21, 2012

Celebrating 100 years of Chatsworth Movies -- 1950s Cliffhangers (Serials)

Atom Man vs. Superman (1950) starring Kirk Alyn, Noel Neill, Lyle Talbot (Chatsworth) Columbia

Desperadoes of the West (1950) starring Tom Keene, Judy Clark and Roy Barcroft - Republic

Flying Disc Man from Mars (1950) starring Walter Reed, Lois Collier and Gregory Gaye (Iverson Ranch) Republic
Invisible Monster, The (1950) starring Richard Webb, Aline Towne, Lane Bradford (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Pirates of the High Seas (1950) starring Buster Crabbe, Lois Hall, Tommy Farrell (Iverson Ranch) Columbia
Radar Patrol Vs Spy King (1950) starring Kirk Alyn, Jean Dean, Anthony Warde (Iverson Ranch) Republic
Captain Video, Master of the Stratosphere (1951) starring Judd Holdren, Larry Stewart, George Eldredge (Iverson Ranch) Columbia

Don Daredevil Rides Again (1951) starring Ken Curtis, Aline Towne and Roy Barcroft (Iverson Ranch) Republic
Government Agents vs Phantom Legion (1951) starring Walter Reed, Mary Ellen Kay and Dick Curtis (Railroad Station, Chatsworth) Republic

Blackhawk: Fearless Champion of Freedom (1952) starring Kirk Alyn, Carol Forman, John Crawford (Iverson Ranch) Columbia
King of the Congo (1952) starring Buster Crabbe, Gloria Dea, Leonard Penn (Iverson Ranch) Columbia

Radar Men From The Moon (1952) starring George Wallace, Aline Towne, Roy Barcroft (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Son of Geronimo: Apache Avenger (1952) starring Clayton Moore, Bud Osborne, Tommy Farrell - Columbia

Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952) starring Judd Holdren, Aline Towne, Wilson Wood  (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Jungle Drums Of Africa (1953) starring Clayton Moore, Phyllis Coates, Johnny Sands  (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Man with the Steel Whip (1954) starring Dick Simmons, Barbara Bestar and Dale Van Sickel (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Riding with Buffalo Bill (1954) starring Marshall Reed, Rick Vallin and Joanne Rio (Iverson Ranch) Columbia
Adventures of Captain Africa, Mighty Jungle Avenger! (1955) starring John Hart, Rick Vallin and Ben Welden - Columbia
Blazing the Overland Trail (1956) starring Lee Roberts, Dennis Moore and Norma Brooks - Columbia
Ghost of Zorro ( 1959) starring Clayton Moore, Pamela Blake and Roy Barcroft (Iverson Ranch) Republic [shortened version of Republic's Ghost of Zorro (1949) serial--released for television in 1959]

For more information about the Chatsworth filming locations visit and learn about my books: 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)

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. 

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