Every movie title in the world just evaporated from my brain, but I know there were sequels before Bride. It didn't take Hollywood long to figure out that sequels were profitable.
I know Douglas Fairbanks did a couple of Zorro movies in the '20s, and Rudolph Valentio did a couple of Sheik movies around the same time. Somebody else around here probably has a more definitive answer.
Wang Chi: Here's to the Army and Navy, and the battles they have won. Here's to America's colors, the colors that never run.
Jack Burton: May the wings of liberty never lose a feather.
I remember a TV programme about this some time ago. I *think* the answer is something like 'Zorro' or similar. However, I do know that, excluding serials, the movie with the largest number of sequels (as in the same central character) is Sherlock Holmes.
It depends on your definition of a sequel. Charlie Chaplin played the same character (the tramp) in many early silents, so in some sense those could be considered sequels.
13-time NBA world champion Lakers: 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001