Perils Of Pauline, The

2208. THE PERILS OF PAULINE (1934-USA). 12 Episode Universal Serial with EVALYN KNAPP, ROBERT ALLEN, JAMES DURKIN, SONNY RAY, PAT OÕMALLEY. The title-a synonym for classic serial adventure-tells it all! And even though this isn’t the “silent” Pearl White “Perils,” it certainly lives up to its namesake. Pauline and her father. Dr. Hargraves, are in a fierce fight to the death with the evil Eurasian. Dr. Bashan and his scar faced spy, Fang. The prize: hidden disks containing the formula for a deadly, invisible gas that destroyed ancient civilizations and can do the same to the modern world! The search takes our intrepid adventurers and their nefarious nemeses into revolution-ravaged China; on a sea voyage threatened by a tumultuous typhoon: aboard a raft travelling along Borneo’s crocodile-infested rivers: through jungles inhabited by wild tigers, leopards, apes and natives; into Singapore’s shark-filled waters; to a Temple of Doom in India; and to a New York City art museum, where a priceless sarcophagus is guarded by a walking mummy! Assisting the perpetually imperiled Pauline are a gallant white-knight hero and a comic-relief type, who looks and sounds almost exactly like C3PO of “Star Wars” fame. In fact, this serial has all the elements of the classic cliffhanging serial: snakes, explosions, kidnappings, collapsing buildings, bizarre native rituals, mysterious treasure hunts, non-stop excitement and a grand sense of fun. With its unusually ambitious spectacle, cleverly plotted intrigue and edge-of-the-seat cliffhanging suspense, this is one of the all-time greats! 238 minutes Serial