I'm halfway through watching this fun serial, and as I reviewed it earlier in a previous life, it's action packed and filled with bullet ridden bodies, both from The Spider and his antagonist, the Octopus. It made for one popular serial that year, but busybodies complained and the sequel was toned down.
I did a little research on one of the directors, James Horne. This serial propelled him into a career of serial making, at least for 10 years, and he had a more and more tongue in cheek approach to a lot of them. I tend to enjoy his work quite a bit.