Flaming Frontiers
Directed byAlan James
Ray Taylor
Written byPeter B. Kyne
Wyndham Gittens
George H. Plympton
StarringJohnny Mack Brown
CinematographyRichard Fryer (uncredited)
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • July 5, 1938 (1938-07-05)
Running time
15 chapters
CountryUnited States

Flaming Frontiers (1938) is a Universal movie serial starring Johnny Mack Brown. It was a remake of Heroes of the West (1932). It was re-edited into a TV series in 1966. Much of the material was reused in Lon Chaney Jr.'s 1942 serial Overland Mail.


Prospector Tom Grant discovers found a rich gold vein up South. His findings however, soon attract landowner Bart Eaton. Tom's sister Mary heads for the gold fields with Eaton and his men following. Eaton teams up with Ace Daggett who plans to doublecross him and get the gold for himself. They then frame Tom for murder and then try to get him to sign over his claim. The scout Tex Houston is on hand, escaping the attempts on his life, saving Mary from various perils, and trying to bring in the real killer and clear Tom…



Along with Heroes of the West (1932) this serial was based on "The Tie That Binds" by Peter B. Kyne.[1]

Chapter titles

  1. The River Runs Red
  2. Death Rides the Wind
  3. Treachery at Eagle Pass
  4. A Night of Terror
  5. Blood and Gold
  6. Trapped by Fire
  7. The Human Target
  8. The Savage Horde
  9. Toll of the Torrent
  10. In the Claws of the Cougar
  11. The Half Breed's Revenge
  12. The Indians Are Coming
  13. The Fatal Plunge
  14. Dynamite
  15. A Duel to the Death


See also


  1. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "2. In Search of Ammunition". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 10. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
  2. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 221. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
Preceded byFlash Gordon's Trip to Mars (1938) Universal Serial Flaming Frontiers (1938) Succeeded byRed Barry (1938)