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The Lightning Warrior (1931)

Passed | | Adventure, Western | 1 December 1931 (USA)
A Rin-Tin-Tin serial presented in 12 episodes. The mysterious Wolf Man is terrorizing settlers in a western town. With the help of Rinty, young Jimmy Carter unmasks the Wolf Man and foils ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Hayden Stevenson ...
Carter [Ch. 1]
Alan Scott
Pat O'Malley ...
Sheriff A. W. Brown
Georgia Hale ...
Dianne La Farge
Theodore Lorch ...
Pierre La Farge
Lafe McKee ...
John Hayden
Frank Brownlee ...
Angus MacDonald
Bob Kortman ...
Henchman Wells
Dick Dickinson ...
Henchman Adams
Ken Davis [Ch. 3] / Deputy [Ch. 8]
Frank Lanning ...
Indian George / Jim (ch 1)
Bertee Beaumont ...
Pioneer Woman [ch 1-2]
Helen Gibson ...
Pioneer Woman [ch 1-2]


A Rin-Tin-Tin serial presented in 12 episodes. The mysterious Wolf Man is terrorizing settlers in a western town. With the help of Rinty, young Jimmy Carter unmasks the Wolf Man and foils his evil plot. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Adventure | Western






Release Date:

1 December 1931 (USA)  »

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$45,000 (estimated)

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1.37 : 1
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Chapter Titles:
  • 1. The Drums of Doom

  • 2. The Wolf Man

  • 3. Empty Saddles

  • 4. Flaming Arrows

  • 5. The Invisible Enemy

  • 6. The Fatal Name

  • 7. The Ordeal of Fire

  • 8. The Man Who Knew

  • 9. Traitor's Hour

  • 10.The Secret of the Cane

  • 11.Red Shadows

  • 12.Painted Faces

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Chapter nine: MacDonald and Jimmy are prisoners of Lafarge. MacDonald is tied up, Jimmy puts a burr under Lafarge's saddle. MacDonald is shown with his hands free, then is tied up again. See more »

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The Phantom Of The Opera
13 March 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The Lightning Warrior is the name that the Indians have given Rin Tin Tin and in this serial the great German Shepherd finds himself out west with George Brent investigating who's been stirring up the Indians and specifically who killed young Frankie Darro's father and Brent's brother. The brother was an army agent who was in the territory trying to find out the identity of the mysterious Wolfman who walks around in a Phantom of the Opera outfit and gives out mysterious orders to his underlings. I can give you a hint, it isn't Lon Chaney, Jr. or Taylor Lautner.

It takes 12 chapters to unravel the mystery if you want to sit through the thing. In a year Brent would be in 42nd Street and be set in his career with a long term Warner Brothers contract. Oddly enough Brent had enough adventure in real life in Ireland as a personal courier for Michael Collins during the Rebellion. God only knows what he thought of this drivel.

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