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The Voice on the Wire
(1917) American
B&W : Serial / 30 reels
Directed by Stuart Paton

Cast: Neva Gerber, Ben Wilson, Francis McDonald, Ernest Shields, Joseph W. Girard, Frank Tokunaga, Howard Crampton, Kingsley Benedict, Nigel de Brulier, L.M. Wells, Frank McQuarrie, Hoot Gibson, Josephine Hill

The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated, production; distributed by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated [Universal Special]. / Scenario by J. Grubb Alexander, from a [?] screen story? by Eustace Hale Ball. / 15 episodes (two reels each): [1] “The Oriental Death Punch,” released 12 March 1917; [2] “Mysterious Man in Black”; [3] “The Spider’s Web”; [4] “The Next Victim”; [5] “The Spectral Hand”; [6] “The Death Warrant”; [7] “The Marked Crown”; [8] “High Finance”; [9] “The Stern Chase”; [10] “The Guarded Heart”; [11] “The Thought Machine”; [12] “The Sign of the Thumb”; [13] “’Twixt Death and Dawn”; [14] “The Light of Dawn”; [15] “The Living Death.” / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format.


Survival status: The film is presumed lost.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Serials

Listing updated: 22 May 2012.

References: Braff-Universal n. 8727; Edmonds-BigU p. 91; Lahue-Continued pp. 53-54, 183-184, 289; Stedman-Serials p. 43 : Website-IMDb; Website-SerSq.

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