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Encyclopedia > The Perils Of Pauline

The Perils of Pauline was a silent movie serial which debuted in 1914. A second serial of this name ran in the 1930s. There is also a 1947 feature movie which makes reference to the earlier serial. Silent Movie is a 1976 comedy film directed by and starring Mel Brooks. ... Serial is a term, originating in literature, for a format by which a story is told in contiguous installments in sequential issues of a single periodical publication. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... // Events and trends A public speech by Benito Mussolini, founder of the Fascist movement The 1930s were described as an abrupt shift to more radical lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the global depression. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed Look up film in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Poster for The Perils of Pauline (1914) This work is copyrighted. ...

The silent serial

The very popular silent Perils of Pauline was a cliffhanger serial shown in weekly instalments featuring Pearl White as the title character, a perpetual damsel in distress. She was menaced by assorted villains, including pirates and Native American Indians. At the end of each instalment she was generally placed in a situation that looked sure to result in her imminent death. The start of the next episode showed how she was rescued or othewise escaped the danger, only to face fresh peril again. A cliffhanger or cliffhanger ending is a plot device in which a movie or novel contains an abrupt ending, often leaving the main characters in a precarious or difficult situation. ... Pearl Fay White, born March 4, 1889 in Greenridge, Missouri, United States - died August 4, 1938 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Auteuil-Neuilly-Passy, France, was a singer and star of silent film. ... A poster for The Perils of Pauline (1914). ... A stereotypical villain. ... A pirate digging…perhaps to bury treasure, perhaps a grave. ... Assiniboin Boy, an Atsina Native Americans in the United States (also Indians, American Indians, First Americans, Indigenous Peoples, Aboriginal Peoples, Aboriginal Americans, Amerindians, Amerinds, or Original Americans) are those indigenous peoples within the territory that is now encompassed by the continental United States, and their descendants in modern times. ... Death is the cessation of physical life in a living organism, or the state of the organism after that event. ...

The serial had 20 episodes. After the original ran, it was reshown in theaters a number of times, sometimes in edited, shortened versions, through the 1920s. Sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or primarily in North America and in Australia as the Roaring Twenties . In Europe it is sometimes refered to as the Golden Twenties. ...

This successful serial was quickly followed by The Exploits of Elaine, also starring White. Many imitations and parodies followed. The Exploits of Elaine is a 1914 film serial in the genre of The Perils of Pauline, and even outgrossed that serial in ticket sales. ... In contemporary usage, parody is a form of satire that imitates another work of art in order to ridicule it. ...

References to Perils appear in 1960s animated cartoon television shows Dudley Do-Right (where the villain often tied Nell to a railroad track), and The Perils of Penelope Pitstop. The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... An animated cartoon is a moving picture generated by photographing drawings frame-by-frame, as opposed to a normal movie, which is produced by shooting 24 frames a second of actual moving persons or objects. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Dudley Do-Right was the eponymous hero of a segment on The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show which parodied early 20th century melodrama and silent film. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... The Perils Of Penelope Pitstop was an American animated cartoon television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Studios that premiered on CBS on September 13, 1969. ...

The 1930s serial

A sound film remake of the famous silent serial appeared in 1934, starring Evalyn Knapp as Pauline. It was made by Universal Studios. A sound film (or talkie) is a motion picture with synchronized sound, as opposed to a silent movie. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The current Universal Studios logo Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal, has production studios and offices located at 100 Universal City Plaza Drive in Universal City, California, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County between Los Angeles and Burbank. ...

The 1947 feature film

The 1947 feature is a fictionalized Hollywood account of silent star Pearl White's rise to fame, starring Betty Hutton as White. ... Betty Hutton, (born Elizabeth June Thornburg on February 26, 1921 in Battle Creek, Michigan) is an American actress, musician and comedienne. ...

The film also stars William Demarest, Frank Faylen, Constance Collier, Billy De Wolf, and John Lund. It was directed by George Marshall, and featured songs by Frank Loesser. William Demarest (February 27, 1892 – December 28, 1983) was an American character actor. ... American movie and television actor Frank Faylen (December 8, 1905-August 2, 1985) began his acting career as an infant appearing with his vaudeville acting parents on stage. ... Constance Collier was a film actress. ... John Lund (February 6, 1913 - May 10, 1992) was an American film actor probably best remembered for his role in the Billy Wilder-directed film A Foreign Affair (1948). ... George C. Marshall For the Olympic athlete, see George Marshall (athlete). ... Frank Loesser (June 29, 1910, New York City - July 26, 1969, New York City) was a composer and lyricist. ...

The 1967 film

A 1967 comedy The Perils of Pauline starring Pat Boone and Pamela Austin enjoyed neither the commercial or critical success of earlier films of this title. 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Comedy is the use of humor in the form of theater, where it simply referred to a play with a happy ending, in contrast to a tragedy. ... Pat Boone Pat Boone (born June 1, 1934) is a singer whose smooth style made him one of the most popular performers of the 1950s and 1960s. ...

External links

On the Internet Movie Database site: The Internet Movie Database (IMDb), owned by Amazon. ...

  • 1914 "Perils"
  • 1934 "Perils"
  • 1947 "Perils"
  • 1967 "Perils"

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