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Serials:30s&40s Matinee Fun!,
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This review is from: Tim Tyler's Luck (DVD)
You have to remember the audience serials were produced for,these chapter plays of the 30s and 40s were intended to provide customer value,real or perceived between double features which were very common in those days.They were very popular with kids during the matinees but were also shown in the evening where adults liked them or used them as break time along with a cartoon,News of the day,short(think 3 Stooges)and next weeks coming attractions.All for .15cents or up to .75 cents depending on what years and/or location. This Tim Tyler serial is in my opinion about average for the genre.Do not be looking for Academy Award material here and sometimes not even good B movie production values,many fans of the genre ignore some of the gaffs&goofs that were not unusual in these pictures and the number of fans may surprise you.These serials still command from $5.95 up to $29.95 for the most popular today.Fun and/or nostalgia drive the continued interest in these "cliffhangers",again this serial is about average.