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Tim Tyler's Luck Movie Serial


Tim Tyler's Luck Comic Strip was an adventure comic strip created by Lyman Young, elder brother of Blondie creator Chic Young.   Distributed by King Features Syndicate, the strip ran from 1928 until 1996.

Tim Tyler's Luck (1937) - Frankie Thomas -  A 12 Chapter Universal movie serial.  

The Serial is based on the newspaper comic strip Tim Tyler's Luck.  
Tim Tyler (Frankie Thomas) stows away on a ship bound for Africa to find his father, Professor James Tyler. He meets, and is joined by, Lora Lacey, who is chasing the criminal "Spider" Webb, the man responsible for framing her brother.  

NOTE:  Serial has Spanish Sub-titles.  The Spanish Title is “AS AVENTURAS DE TIM & TOM”.

One Movie Critic considers this to be perhaps the best of Universal's "Jungle Thrillers." He wrote “Tim Tyler's Luck has good direction and convincing performances. The serial has quiet moments balancing the action, which was rare for a serial. The characterization is more nuanced then might have been expected in an action serial".

Frankie Thomas later played  TV‘s “Tom Corbett Space Cadet” in the 1950s