Perils of the Wilderness

Perils of the Wilderness (1956) was the 55th serial released by Columbia Pictures. It was the penultimate serial produced by Columbia who were at this time the only studio still producing serials.

Perils of the Wilderness
Directed bySpencer Gordon Bennet
Produced bySam Katzman
Written byGeorge H. Plympton
StarringDennis Moore
Richard Emory
Eve Anderson
Kenneth R. MacDonald
Narrated byKnox Manning
Music byMischa Bakaleinikoff
(musical director)
CinematographyIra H. Morgan (B&W)
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • January 6, 1956 (1956-01-06)
Running time
15 episodes
257 minutes
CountryUnited States


US Deputy Marshal Dan Lawson teaming up with RCMP Sergeant Gray to go undercover and capture the nefarious smuggler Bart Randall. Lawson, posing as an outlaw called Laramie, is ready to infiltrate the gang led by Randall, a self-styled Gun Emperor of the Northwest, who is wanted for murder and bank robbery in the United States. In addition to the difficulties inherent in the mission, Lawson has other issues to deal with, including the use of a fake totem and flying a hydra plane to overawe the menacing Indians and renegade whites. He also is aided in his search by Donna Blaine, who is suspected at first of giving information to Randall, but who in reality is a Canadian secret agent investigating Randall's illegal gun trading with the Indians.


Chapter titles

  1. The Voice from the Sky
  2. The Mystery Plane
  3. the Mine of Menace
  4. Ambush for a Mountie
  5. Laramie's Desperate Chance
  6. Trapped in the Flaming Forest
  7. Out of the Trap
  8. Laramie Rides Alone
  9. Menace of the Medicine Man
  10. Midnight Marauders
  11. The Falls of Fate
  12. Rescue from the Rapids
  13. Little Bear Pays a Debt
  14. The Mystery Plane Flies Again
  15. Laramie Gets His Man


See also


  1. Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 257. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
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