The Adventures of Frank Merriwell
Directed byClifford Smith (as Cliff Smith)
Lew Landers (uncredited)
StarringDonald Briggs
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • 1936 (1936)
Running time
12 chapters (219 min)
CountryUnited States

The Adventures of Frank Merriwell (1936) is a Universal movie serial based on the Frank Merriwell books by Gilbert Patten.


The Adventures of Frank Merriwell is set in 1936 instead of the 1890s of the source material. College sports hero Frank Meriwell leaves school before an impending decisive baseball game to track down his missing father and locate a fabulous lost treasure.[1]

Universal combined several stories by Burt Standish to make this film.[2]

Chapter titles

  1. College Hero
  2. The Death Plunge
  3. Death at the Crossroads
  4. Wreck of the Viking
  5. Capsized in the Cataract
  6. Descending Doom
  7. Monster of the Deep
  8. The Tragic Victory
  9. Between Savage Foes
  10. Imprisoned in a Dungeon
  11. The Crash in the Chasm
  12. The Winning Play



See also


  1. ^ Harmon, Jim; Donald F. Glut (1973). "4. The Boys "Sir, I'd Advise You To Duck That Spear!"". The Great Movie Serials: Their Sound and Fury. Routledge. p. 81. ISBN 978-0-7130-0097-9.
  2. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "2. In Search of Ammunition". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 11. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
  3. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 214. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
Preceded byTailspin Tommy in the Great Air Mystery (1935) Universal Serial The Adventures of Frank Merriwell (1936) Succeeded byFlash Gordon (1936)