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THE ADVENTURES OF FRANK MERRIWELL Movie Serial


THE ADVENTURES OF FRANK MERRIWELL (1936) - Don Briggs, Jean Rogers

A 12 Chapter Universal movie serial based on the Frank Merriwell books by Burt Standish (pen name of  Gilbert Patten).   Scholastic sports star Frank Merriwell leaves school to search for his missing father. His adventures involve a mysterious inscription on a ring, buried treasure, kidnapping 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. 
The Adventures of Frank Merriwell is set in 1936 instead of the 1890s of the source material.  Universal combined several stories by Burt Standish to make this film.

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