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The Vanishing Dagger
(1920) American
B&W : Serial / 36 reels
Directed by Edward Kull, John F. Magowan and Eddie Polo

Cast: Eddie Polo [John Edward Grant], Thelma Percy [Elizabeth Latimer], [?] C. Norman Raymond or C. Norman Hammond? [Sir George Latimer], Laura Oakley [Lady Mary Latimer], Ray Ripley [Prince Narr], Karl Silvera [Prince Zan], Ruth Royce [Sonia, Narr’s favorite], Thomas G. Lingham (Tom Lingham) [King Claypool], Peggy O’Dare [Nell], Texas Watts [Len, Grant’s man], Arthur Jarvis [Sir Richard Upton], [?] Leah Cross or Leach Cross?, Leslie T. Peacocke, J.P. McGowan

The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated, production; distributed by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated [Universal Special]. / Scenario by Hope Loring and George W. Pyper, from a screen story by Jacques Jaccard, Hope Loring and Milton Moore. / 18 episodes (two reels each): [1] “Secret Confession,” released 8 May 1920; [2] “Night of Terror”; [3] “In Death’s Clutches”; [4] “On the Trail of the Dagger”; [5] “End of the Rustlers”; [6] “Terrible Calamity”; [7] “Plunged to His Doom”; [8] “In Unmerciful Hands”; [9] “Lights of Liverpool”; [10] “While London Sleeps”; [11] “A Race to Scotland”; [12] “An Evil Plot”; [13] “Spears of Death”; [14] “Walls of Doom”; [15] “Great Pendulum”; [16] “Beneath the Sea”; [17] “Beasts of the Jungle”; [18] “Silver Linings”. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format.

Drama: Adventure.

Survival status: The film is presumed lost.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Serials

Listing updated: 1 October 2009.

References: Braff-Universal n. 8669; Edmonds-BigU p. 104; Lahue-Continued pp. 94c, 214, 289 : Website-IMDb; Website-SerSq.

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