King of the Forest Rangers, The Flaming Pit (1946)
King of the Forest Rangers was one of the most gripping cliffhangers of its day. Directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet (1893–1987), known as the “King of Serials,” this serial consisted of twelve episodes or chapters, most of which were a little over thirteen minutes. The Flaming Pit was the eleventh of twelve episodes produced by Republic Pictures, an independent film production and distribution company that was best known for its action-packed serials and B movies. This serial was eventually adapted for television in the early 1950s.