Chandu The Magician

CHANDU THE MAGICIAN first aired from 1932 to 1936 as a daily 15-minute serial. The series starred Gayne Whitman. Approximately eighty episodes exist from this run. Most of the episodes that survived are from the end of the '32-'36 series. Unfortunately, these shows are not duplicated by either of the two CHANDU series that followed later.

The scripts from the first run were reproduced in the 1948 to 1949 version, starring Tom Collins in the title role. The complete run of 152 episodes is available from this series. The series is broken into three stories. The first is "The Search For Robert Regent" and has 68 15-minute episodes (or chapters). The second is "Mission To Montabania", with 48 15-minute episodes. The third, and last, is "The Return Of Roxor", consisting of 38 15-minute shows.

The last 15-minute show was on January, 28, 1949. On February 3, 1949, the show switched to a once-a-week, 30-minute format. It lasted for 13 shows, of which 12 are available. This run was a condensed version of "The Search For Robert Regent".


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