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The Vanishing Rider
(1928) American
B&W : Serial / Ten episodes
Directed by Ray Taylor

Cast: William Desmond [Jim Davis, also known as The Vanishing Rider], Ethlyne Claire [Mary Allen], Nelson McDowell [Pop Smith], Bud Osborne [Butch Bradley], Boris Karloff [the villain], Frank Rice

Universal Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Universal Pictures Corporation [Universal Special]. / Scenario by Val Cleveland (Carl Krusada), from a screen story by George H. Plympton. / Ten episodes ([?] two? reels each): [1] “The Road Agent,” released 16 January 1928; [2] “Trapped”; [3] “A Fight for Life”; [4] “Brother Against Brother”; [5] “Wings of Fury”; [6] “The False Messenger”; [7] “The Waters of Death”; [8] “The Bargain of Fear”; [9] “The Last Stand”; [10] “Vengeance.” / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Silent film.

Drama: Western.

Survival status: The film is presumed lost.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Serials

Listing updated: 1 October 2009.

References: Braff-Universal n. 8674; Edmonds-BigU p. 151; Lahue-Continued pp. 144, 268-269, 289; Stedman-Serials p. 30 : Website-IMDb; Website-SerSq.

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