King of the Forest Rangers
|King of the Forest Rangers|
|Directed by||Spencer Gordon Bennet|
Fred C. Brannon
|Produced by||Ronald Davidson|
|Written by||Albert DeMond|
|Distributed by||Republic Pictures|
|12 chapters (167 minutes) (serial)|
6 26½-minute episodes (TV)
|Budget||$134,948 (negative cost: $137,320)|
King of the Forest Rangers was budgeted at $134,948 although the final negative cost was $137,320 (a $2,372, or 1.8%, overspend). It was the cheapest Republic serial of 1946.
Republic liked calling their heroes "King" in order to use the title "King of..." The studio had found success with this naming scheme following the adaptation of Zane Grey's King of the Royal Mounted.
Special effects created by the Lydecker brothers.
- The Mystery of the Towers (20min)
- Shattered Evidence (13min 20s)
- Terror by Night (13min 20s)
- Deluge of Destruction (13min 20s)
- Pursuit into Peril (13min 20s)
- Brink of Doom (13min 20s)
- Design for Murder (13min 20s)
- The Flying Coffin (13min 20s) - a re-cap chapter
- S.O.S. Ranger (13min 20s)
- The Death Detector (13min 20s)
- The Flaming Pit (13min 20s)
- Tower of Vengeance (13min 20s)
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King of the Forest Rangers (1946)
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