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 "Universal Pictures"
Western Cliffhanger Serials

(1916-1955)
Universal Pictures produced no less than 138 Theatrical Serials between 1914 and 1946 (all genres)
  
 
 Universal Serial #9: Liberty, A Daughter of the USA (1916)(silent)
(20 chapters) Genre: Western
Directed by Henry MacRae

Universal Serial #23: The Moon Riders (1920)(silent)
(18 chapters) Genre: Western
Directed by B. Reeves Eason and Theodore Wharton

Universal Serial #30: Terror Trail (1921)(silent)
(18 chapters) Genre: Western
Edward A. Kull

Universal Serial #31: The White Horseman (1921)(silent)
(18 chapters) Genre: Western
Directed by Albert Russell

Universal Serial #32: Winners of the West (1921)(silent)
(13 chapters) Genre: Western
Directed by Edward Laemmle

Universal Serial #34: In the Days of Buffalo Bill (1922)(silent)
(18 chapters) Genre: Western
Directed by Edward Laemmle


Universal Serial #41: The Ghost City (1923)(silent)
(15 chapters) Genre: Western
Directed by Jay Marchant

Universal Serial #42: In the Days of Daniel Boone (1923)(silent)
(15 chapters) Genre: Western
Directed by William James Craft

Universal Serial #43: The Oregon Trail (1923)(silent)
(18 chapters) Genre: Western
Directed by Edward Laemmle

Universal Serial #48: The Fighting Ranger (1924)(silent)
(18 chapters) Genre: Western
Directed by Jay Marchant

 Universal Serial #50: The Riddle Rider (1924)(silent)
(15 chapters) Genre: Western
Directed by William James Craft

Universal Serial #51: Wolves of the North (1924)(silent)
(10 chapters) Genre: Western
Directed by William Duncan

Universal Serial #52: Ace of Spades (1925)(silent)
(15 chapters) Genre: Western
Directed by Henry MacRae

Universal Serial #55: Fighting With Buffalo Bill (1926)(silent)
10 Genre: Western
Directed by Ray Taylor
 
Universal Serial #57: The Winking Idol (1926)(silent)
(10 chapters) Genre: Western
Directed by Francis Ford

Universal Serial #63: Whispering Smith Rides (1927)(silent)
(10 chapters) Genre: Western
Directed by Ray Taylor

Universal Serial #66: The Vanishing Rider (1928)(silent)
(12 chapters) Genre: Western
Directed by Ray Taylor

Universal Serial #68: A Final Reckoning (1929)(silent)
(12 chapters) Genre: Western
Directed by Ray Taylor

Universal Serial #73: The Lightning Express (1930) (Part Sound)
(10 chapters) Genre: Western
Directed by Henry MacRae

Universal Serial #75: The Indians are Coming (1930) (First all-talking Universal serial)
(12 chapters) Genre: Western
Directed by Henry MacRae Tim McCoy

 Universal Serial #79: Battling with Buffalo Bill (1931)
(12 chapters) Genre: Western
Directed by Ray Taylor
 
Universal Serial #83: Heroes of the West (1932)
(12 chapters) Genre: Western
Directed by Ray Taylor

Universal Serial #85: The Lost Special (1932)
(12 chapters) Genre: Western
Directed by Henry MacRae

Universal Serial #88: Gordon of Ghost City (1933)
(12 chapters) Genre: Western
Directed by Ray Taylor
Starring Buck Jones
 
Universal Serial #92: The Red Rider (1934)
(12 chapters) Genre: Western
Directed by Lew Landers
Starring Buck Jones

Universal Serial #94: Rustlers of Red Dog (1935)
(12 chapters) Genre: Western
Directed by Lew Landers
Starring Johnny Mack Brown

Universal Serial #96: The Roaring West (1935)
(12 chapters) Genre: Western
Directed by Ray Taylor
Starring Buck Jones

Universal Serial #100: The Phantom Rider (1936)
(15 chapters) Genre: Western
Directed by Ray Taylor
Starring Buck Jones

Universal Serial #104: Wild West Days (1937)
(13 chapters) Genre: Western
Directed by Ford Beebe and Clifford Smith
Starring Johnny Mack Brown

Universal Serial #108: Flaming Frontiers (1938)
(15 chapters) Genre: Western
Directed by Alan James and Ray Taylor Johnny Mack Brown
 
 Universal Serial #112: The Oregon Trail (1939)
(15 chapters) Genre: Western
Directed by Ford Beebe and Saul A. Goodkind
Starring Johnny Mack Brown

Universal Serial #116: Winners of the West (1940)
(13 chapters) Genre: Western
Directed by Ray Taylor and Ford Beebe
Starring Dick Foran, Anne Nagel

Universal Serial #120: Riders of Death Valley (1941)
(15 chapters) Genre: Western
Directed by Ray Taylor and Ford Beebe
Starring Buck Jones, Dick Foran

Universal Serial #125: Overland Mail (1942)
(15 chapters) Genre: Western
Directed by John Rawlins and Ford Beebe
Starring Lon Chaney, Jr.
 
Universal Serial #130: Raiders of Ghost City (1944)
(13 chapters) Genre: Western
Directed by Ray Taylor and Lewis D. Collins
Starring Dennis Moore

Universal Serial #131: Mystery of the River Boat (1944)
(13 chapter) Genre: Western
Directed by Ray Taylor and Lewis D. Collins
Starring Robert Lowery. Mantan Moreland

Universal Serial #136: The Scarlet Horseman (1946)
(13 chapters) Genre: Western
Directed by Ray Taylor and Lewis D. Collins
Starring Paul Guilfoyle

 "Universal Pictures"
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Serials
 
(1922-1945)

Canadian Mounty genre films are generally similar to Westerns but the action occurs in the
Canadian North and typically feature Mounties instead of, for example, Cowboys or Sheriffs.

 Universal Serial #35: Perils of the Yukon (1922)(silent)
(15 chapters) Genre: Northern - Candian Mounties
Directed by: Jay Marchant, J.P. McGowan and Perry N. Vekroff
 
Universal Serial #86: Clancy of the Mounted (1933)
(12 chapters) Genre: Northern - Canadian Mounties
Directed by Ray Taylor

Universal Serial #135: The Royal Mounted Rides Again (1945)
(13 chapters) Genre: Northern - Canadian Mounties
Directed by Ray Taylor and Lewis D. Collins
Starring Peter Cookson

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