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The Vanishing Rider
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):  “The Road Agent,” released 16 January 1928;  “Trapped”;  “A Fight for Life”;  “Brother Against Brother”;  “Wings of Fury”;  “The False Messenger”;  “The Waters of Death”;  “The Bargain of Fear”;  “The Last Stand”;  “Vengeance.” / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Silent film.
Survival status: The film is presumed lost.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
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.