The Movie Series
Movie series were popular with audiences from the 1920s to the late 1940s. They consisted of a string or sequence of short films that used the same character or group of characters. Many B films were based on this format. Unlike the movie serial, a series film featured a set of movies that did not end in cliff hangers and were not interdependent. Westerns, thrillers, and comedies were the most popular genres. The lead characters in these films were already familiar to audiences from previous films in the series, radio shows, or from mass-market fiction.