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Story of the Serials

USA, 1959 (MIFF 1962, Art of Cinema)

Director: S. J. Turell, P. Killiam

From 1914 to the advent of sound in 1930, some 300 serials were made In Hollywood; some naive, some crude, but many of them highly imaginative.

This film traces their development from the early cliff-hangers of Pearl White to the first film starring Boris Karloff.

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