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The Fortieth Door
Also known as {The 40th Door}
(1924) American
B&W : Serial / Ten episodes
Directed by George B. Seitz

Cast: Allene Ray [Aimee], Bruce Gordon [Jack Ryder], David Dunbar [Andy McLean], Anna May Wong [Zira], Frances Mann (Frankie Mann) [Jimmy Jeffries], Frank Lackteen [Hamid Bey], Lillian Gale [Miriam], Bernard Siegel [Tew Fick Pasha], Whitehorse [Sheik Hassan], Omar Whitehead [Paul Delacarte], Scott McGee (Scott McKee) [police commissioner], Eli Stanton [Ali]

C.W. Patton Productions production; distributed by Pathé Exchange, Incorporated. / Produced by C.W. Patton. Scenario by Frank Leon Smith, from the novel The Fortieth Door by Mary Hastings Bradley. Cinematography by Vernon Walker (Vernon L. Walker). / Ten episodes: [1] “The Secret Portal,” released 25 May 1924. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The serial was edited to six reels and rereleased in the USA as a feature film on 17 August 1924.


Survival status: The film is presumed lost.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Serials - Weapons: Guns

Listing updated: 2 August 2009.

References: Lahue-Bound pp. 43, 90; Lahue-Continued pp. 240-241, 285 : Website-AFI; Website-IMDb; Website-SerSq.

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