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The Vanishing Legion (1931)

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A mysterious master criminal known as The Voice plots with his gang to sabotage the Milesburg Oil Company, but the rightful heir has a secret army of her own to protect her rights.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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'Happy' Cardigan
Edwina Booth ...
Caroline Hall
Rex the Wonder Horse ...
Rex (as Rex King of Wild Horses)
William Desmond ...
Milesburg Sheriff
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Jimmie Williams
Philo McCullough ...
Stevens
Yakima Canutt ...
Yak [Chs. 1 & 3] / Bill Peters [Ch. 4]
Joe Bonomo ...
Stuffy
Tom Dugan ...
Lafe McKee ...
T.J. Hornbeck
Bob Kortman ...
Henchman Marno
Edward Hearn ...
Jed Williams
Paul Weigel ...
Frank Brownlee ...
Olive Carey ...
Nurse Lewis [Chs. 9-12] (as Olive Fuller Golden)
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A mysterious master criminal known as The Voice plots with his gang to sabotage the Milesburg Oil Company, but the rightful heir has a secret army of her own to protect her rights. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Cheapskate producer Nat Levine scored a windfall by being able to cast Harry Carey and Edwina Booth, who just came off starring in the major MGM hit Trader Horn (1931). Booth was still recovering from a serious bout with a tropical disease contracted in Africa while filming this serial. See more »

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Serial Review
26 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Produced by Nat Levine, this twelve chapter serial shows all the tricks that made Mascot Pictures so popular. No frills,thread bare sets,sparse dialog but lots of breath taking action.Harry Carey plays Happy Carridan,oil driller whose sabotaged at every turn by a gang called The Vanishing Legion,to keep him from drilling in an oil field. The Legion is led by a mysterious character called "The Voice".He directs the gang and gives orders over a short wave radio.Much of the serial is given to a young Frankie Darro who's Father is unjustly accused of murder.Vanishing Legion, like so many other Mascots has a ragged look,dated even for 1931. Harry Carey portrays Carridan in a happy go lucky fashion well suited for this type of character.Popular star Edwina Booth often goes over the top in her role as the female lead.Bob Kortman snarls his way through his role as the Voice's head henchman..Darro is charming and athletic in a juvenile role. Of course no Mascot would be complete without Rex,the Wonder Horse.The identity of The Voice will surprise many viewers.Carey's future wife Olivia appears in a minor role as a nurse. Except for the opening titles there is no music,the opening theme by Lee Zahler. Typical Mascot serial,aided greatly by the casting of Harry Carey and Frankie Darro.


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