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The Adventures of Frank Merriwell (1936)

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219 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

A 12-episode serial in which scholastic sports star Frank Merriwell leaves school to search for his missing father. His adventures involve a mysterious inscription on a ring, buried treasure, kidnaping and Indian raids. He saves his father...See moreA 12-episode serial in which scholastic sports star Frank Merriwell leaves school to search for his missing father. His adventures involve a mysterious inscription on a ring, buried treasure, kidnaping and Indian raids. He saves his father and returns to school just in time to win a decisive baseball game with his remarkable pitching and hitting. Written by Herman Seifer See less
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Director
Clifford Smith (as Cliff Smith)
Writers
Burt L. Standish (based on the stories by) | George H. Plympton (screenplay) | Ella O'Neill (screenplay) | Maurice Geraghty (screenplay) | Basil Dickey (screenplay)
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Updated Jan 13, 1936

Release date
Jan 13, 1936 (United States)

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58 cast members
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Donald Briggs
Frank Merriwell (as Don Briggs) Frank Merriwell (as Don Briggs)   See fewer
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Jean Rogers
Elsie Belwood Elsie Belwood   See fewer
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John 'Dusty' King
Bruce Browning (as John King) Bruce Browning (as John King)   See fewer
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Carla Laemmle
Carla Rogers Carla Rogers   See fewer
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House Peters Jr.
House Peters House Peters   See fewer
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Herschel Mayall Jr.
'Hersh' Mayall 'Hersh' Mayall   See fewer
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Wallace Reid Jr.
Wally Reid Wally Reid   See fewer
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Edward Arnold Jr.
Eddie Arnold Eddie Arnold   See fewer
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Bryant Washburn Jr.
Bryant Washburn Bryant Washburn   See fewer
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Allan Hersholt
Allen Hersholt Allen Hersholt   See fewer
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Carlyle Blackwell Jr.
Carlyle Blackwell Carlyle Blackwell   See fewer
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Peter Gowland
Peter Gowland Peter Gowland   See fewer
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William P. Carleton
Charles Merriwell [Chs.10-12] (as William Carleton) Charles Merriwell [Chs.10-12] (as William Carleton)   See fewer
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Ben Hewlett
Daggett (as Bentley Hewlett) Daggett (as Bentley Hewlett)   See fewer
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Ella Ethridge
Mrs. Mary Merriwell [Chs. 2, 10-12] Mrs. Mary Merriwell [Chs. 2, 10-12]   See fewer
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Walter Law
Murray Belwood [Chs. 4-9] Murray Belwood [Chs. 4-9]   See fewer
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Jack Donovan
Coach Harding [Chs. 1-2, 11-12] Coach Harding [Chs. 1-2, 11-12]   See fewer
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Al Bridge
Henchman Black (as Alan Bridge) Henchman Black (as Alan Bridge)   See fewer
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Sam McDaniel
Jeff [Chs. 2, 10-12] Jeff [Chs. 2, 10-12]   See fewer
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King Baggot
Chemistry Professor (uncredited) Chemistry Professor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chief John Big Tree
Indian John (uncredited) Indian John (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lynton Brent
Helpful Driver (uncredited) Helpful Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Viola Callahan
Mrs. McLaw (uncredited) Mrs. McLaw (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edmund Cobb
Pete (uncredited) Pete (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jim Corey
Bill / Stalking Indian (uncredited) Bill / Stalking Indian (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Cramer
Road Crew Foreman (uncredited) Road Crew Foreman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joseph De Grasse
Dr. Cummings (uncredited) Dr. Cummings (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Desmond
Captain of the 'Viking' (uncredited) Captain of the 'Viking' (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Ferguson
Big Tom (uncredited) Big Tom (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy Franey
Barbecue Cook (uncredited) Barbecue Cook (uncredited)   See fewer
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M.J. Frankovich
Baseball Game Announcer (uncredited) Baseball Game Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chester Gan
Lumber Camp Cook (uncredited) Lumber Camp Cook (uncredited)   See fewer
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June Gittelson
Dance Party Guest (uncredited) Dance Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Hagney
Slout (uncredited) Slout (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Hall
Theater Doorman (uncredited) Theater Doorman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Millard 'Dixie' Howell
Football Player (uncredited) Football Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dickie Jones
Jimmy McLaw (uncredited) Jimmy McLaw (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Kane
Man in Audience (archive footage) (uncredited) Man in Audience (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Klatzkin
Dave (uncredited) Dave (uncredited)   See fewer
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Isabel La Mal
Mrs. Belwood (uncredited) Mrs. Belwood (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bruce Lane
Yacht Captain (uncredited) Yacht Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Lane
Man in Front Row (archive footage) (uncredited) Man in Front Row (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nick Lukats
Second Mate of the 'Viking' [Chs. 4-5] (uncredited) Second Mate of the 'Viking' [Chs. 4-5] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Philo McCullough
Berger (uncredited) Berger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Monte Montague
Monte (uncredited) Monte (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carlos Montalbán
Rurale Captain (uncredited) Rurale Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Murphy
Yacht Crewman (uncredited) Yacht Crewman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dave O'Brien
George Baldwin (uncredited) George Baldwin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Artie Ortego
Indian (uncredited) Indian (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bud Osborne
Gorman (uncredited) Gorman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chief Tonaka (uncredited) Chief Tonaka (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Sumner
Prof. Baldwin (uncredited) Prof. Baldwin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Max Wagner
Pug O'Leary (uncredited) Pug O'Leary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Walker
Lang (uncredited) Lang (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Wessel
Joe (uncredited) Joe (uncredited)   See fewer
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Slim Whitaker
Nolan (uncredited) Nolan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Young
Judd (uncredited) Judd (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.6 / 10 | 34 votes