Justice Department agent Quentin Locke must investigate a powerful cartel protected by a robot (here referred to as "The Automaton") and using a gas weapon "The Madagascar Madness".
Did You Know?
A novelization of the serial was written by John W. Grey and then-popular mystery writer Arthur B. Reeve
, who also co-wrote the script. Published in 1919, it contained many stills from the film. See more
During the fight on the staircase at the end of chapter one, a large vase can be seen both in long shots and close-ups, sitting on the banister. Then, as the fight continues, the vase disappears in close ups, but remains in long shots. See more