Them Dance Hall Girls / Fraser and Debolt
Buck Jones / ‘Red Rider’ / 1934
During the 30’s, Buck Jones made a few Movie Serials. One such was Red Rider.
Movie Serials first appeared in the 1910’s and were popular the right up into the late 50’s. These were usually about 15 (black and white) Episodes that were less than 10 minutes in length and shown at Saturday Matinees prior to the main attraction. They always had a ‘Cliff Hanger’ ending. – the idea being that you’d have to come back again next week to see what happened to your Hero.! Would Buck, survive the fall off that cliff?
Of course he would, but we wanted to see how?
These old time stunts were amazing. And dangerous. No wires or CGI.
This is why stuntman Richard Farnsworth
eventually formed the Stuntman’s Union.
Below: Buck takes the plunge …
Those old time “Movie Palaces” ?
Coming right up …