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The Railroad Raiders
(1917) American
B&W : Serial / 30 reels / 15 episodes
Directed by J.P. McGowan, Paul C. Hurst (Paul Hurst) and Helen Holmes

Cast: Helen Holmes [?] [Helen Holmes]?, L.D. Maloney (Leo D. Maloney) [Wallace Burke], William Brunton [Roy Wilson], Will Chapman (William N. Chapman) [David Holmes / Sam Lowenstein], Thomas G. Lingham (Tom Lingham) [Morton Webb], William Buhler [Homer Frost], Paul C. Hurst (Paul Hurst) [Steve Arnold], F.L. Hemphill (Frank Hemphill) [‘Buck’ Masters], William Behrens [Officer Tommy Marshall], J.P. McGowan [Thomas Desmond], Marvin Martin [Lightfingered Tom], Florence Holmes [Lady Montrose], G.H. Wischussen [Lord Montrose], Ford Beebe [a henchman]

Signal Film Corporation production; distributed by Mutual Film Corporation. / Produced by Samuel S. Hutchinson and J.P. McGowan. Scenario by Ford Beebe, Frederick Bennett and Paul C. Hurst (Paul Hurst), from a screen story by Frank H. Spearman. Edited by J.P. McGowan. / 15 episodes (two reels each): [1] “Circumstantial Evidence,” released 9 April 1917; [2] “A Double Seal,” released 16 April 1917; [3] “Inside Treachery,” released 23 April 1917; [4] “A Race for a Fortune,” released 30 April 1917; [5] “A Woman’s Wit,” released 7 May 1917; [6] “The Overland Disaster,” released 14 May 1917; [7] “Mistaken Identity,” released 21 May 1917; [8] “A Knotted Cord,” released 28 May 1917; [9] “A Leap for Life,” released 4 June 1917; [10] “A Watery Grave,” released 11 June 1917; [11] “A Desperate Deed,” released 18 June 1917; [12] “A Fight for a Franchise,” released 25 June 1917; [13] “The Road Wrecker,” released 2 July 1917; [14] “The Trap,” released 9 July 1917; [15] “Mystery of the Counterfeit Tickets,” released 16 July 1917. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format.


Survival status: The film is presumed lost.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Serials

Listing updated: 10 December 2017.

References: Edmonds-BigU p. 100; Lahue-Continued pp. 181, 288 : Website-IMDb; Website-SerSq.

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