Wild West Days

Wild West Days (1937) is a Universal film serial based on a western novel by W. R. Burnett. Directed by Ford Beebe and Clifford Smith and starring Johnny Mack Brown, George Shelley, Lynn Gilbert, Frank Yaconelli, Bob Kortman, Russell Simpson, and Walter Miller, it was the 103rd of the studio's 137 serials (and the 35th with sound).

Wild West Days
Poster advertising the fourth installment
Directed byFord Beebe
Clifford Smith
Produced byBen Koenig
Henry MacRae
Written byWyndham Gittens
Norman S. Hall
Ray Trampe
W. R. Burnett (novel)
StarringJohnny Mack Brown
George Shelley
Lynn Gilbert
Frank Yaconelli
Bob Kortman
Russell Simpson
Walter Miller
Music byCharles Previn
CinematographyRichard Fryer
Edited bySaul A. Goodkind
Louis Sackin
Alvin Todd
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • July 5, 1937 (1937-07-05)
Running time
13 chapters (268 minutes)
CountryUnited States


Larry and Lucy Munro own a hidden gold mine. Newspaper editor Matt Keeler wants the mine for himself and has Larry framed for to get it. Frontiersman Kentucky Wade - with Dude Hanford, Mike Morales and Trigger Benton - come to the Munros' aid.



This serial was based on the novel "Saint Johnson" by William R. Burnett. However, the main character in the serial is a frontiersman called Kentucky Wade instead of Saint Johnson as in the novel.[1]

Chapter titles

  1. Death Rides the Range
  2. The Redskins' Revenge
  3. The Brink of Doom
  4. The Indians Are Coming
  5. The Leap for Life
  6. Death Stalks the Plains
  7. Six Gun Law
  8. The Gold Stampede
  9. Walls of Fire
  10. The Circle of Doom
  11. The Thundering Herd
  12. Rustlers and Redskins
  13. The Rustlers' Roundup


See also


  1. Cline, William C. (1984). "2. In Search of Ammunition". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 10. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
  2. Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 218. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
Preceded by
Secret Agent X-9 (1936)
Universal Serial
Wild West Days (1937)
Succeeded by
Radio Patrol (1937)
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