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George Rosener (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
9 December 1937 (USA) See more »
To Mr. and Mrs. Theatre-Goer! You'll find real adult entertainment of the finest type in THE MYSTERIOUS PILOT! (Original poster) See more »
A 15-episode serial in which our hero, Jim Dorn helps hide Jean McNain from a man she can implicate in a murder. Full summary » | Add synopsis »


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Frank Hawks ... RCAF Capt. Jim Dorn

Dorothy Sebastian ... Jean McNain

Esther Ralston ... Vivian McNain [Chs.10-11]

Rex Lease ... RCAF Sergeant 'Kansas' Eby

Guy Bates Post ... 'Papa' Bergelot [Chs.1-4,6-8,15]

Kenneth Harlan ... Carter Snowden

Yakima Canutt ... Indian Luke [Chs.1-2,4-8,15]

George Rosener ... Fritz [Chs.3-5,9,14-15]

Clara Kimball Young ... Martha - Fritz's Wife [Chs.3-5,9,14-15]

Frank Lackteen ... Henchman Yoroslaff

Harry Harvey ... Henchman James 'Soft Shoe' Cardigan

Tom London ... Henchman Kilgour [Chs.1,3-4,6-9]

Robert Walker ... Henchman-Lumberjack Boyer [Chs.10-14] (as Bob Walker)

Ted Adams ... Henchman Carlson [Chs.1,3-5,7,10-11,14-15]
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sven Hugo Borg ... Smitht (uncredited)

Bob Burns ... Lumberjack / Musician (uncredited)

Bob Card ... Townsman / Musician (uncredited)

Horace B. Carpenter ... Townsman (uncredited)
Allan Cavan ... Train Conductor (uncredited)
Victor Cox ... Townsman (uncredited)

William Desmond ... Lumberjack / Townsman (uncredited)

Earl Douglas ... RCMP Constable (uncredited)

Phil Dunham ... Wreckek-Car Driver (uncredited)

Jack Evans ... Lumberjack (uncredited)
Art Fowler ... Lumberjack (uncredited)

Olin Francis ... Tall Detective (uncredited)

Oscar Gahan ... Lumberjack Gorman] / Musician (uncredited)

Martin Garralaga ... Babette's Dance Partner (uncredited)

Joseph W. Girard ... RCAF Colonel Durkin (uncredited)

Herman Hack ... Lumberjack Gallagher (uncredited)

Chick Hannan ... Lumberjack (uncredited)
Al Haskell ... Lumberjack / Musician (uncredited)

Reed Howes ... RCAF HQ Radio Constable (uncredited)
Patrick Kelly ... Brennan (uncredited)
Carl Mathews ... Henchman (uncredited)

William McCall ... Trapper (uncredited)

Walter McGrail ... Jordan (uncredited)

Milburn Morante ... Scruffy Little 'Human Wolf' (uncredited)

George Morrell ... Redman (uncredited)
Bill Patton ... Pop (uncredited)

Jack Perrin ... Thompson (uncredited)
Rose Plumer ... Townswoman (uncredited)

George Regas ... RCAF Constable Remington (uncredited)
Loren Riebe ... Jerry (uncredited)
Dorothy Short ... Babette (uncredited)

Carl Stockdale ... James Crawford (uncredited)

Bob Terry ... RCMP Constable Casper (uncredited)

Fred 'Snowflake' Toones ... Jubal (uncredited)

Francis Walker ... Lumberjack (uncredited)

Blackie Whiteford ... Blackie (uncredited)

Roger Williams ... McCarthy (uncredited)

Directed by
Spencer Gordon Bennet 
Writing credits
George Rosener (screenplay) and
George M. Merrick (screenplay)

William Byron Mowery (novel "The Silver Hawk")

Produced by
Louis Weiss .... producer
Cinematography by
Edward Linden 
Herman Schopp 
Film Editing by
Earl Turner 
Art Direction by
James Altwies 
Production Management
Clarence Bricker .... production manager (as Clarence D. Bricker)
George M. Merrick .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adrian Weiss .... assistant director
Sound Department
Corson Jowett .... sound engineer
Yakima Canutt .... stunt double (uncredited)
Carl Mathews .... stunt double (uncredited)
Dave O'Brien .... stunt double (uncredited)
Bill Patton .... stunts (uncredited)
Loren Riebe .... stunt double (uncredited)
Francis Walker .... stunts (uncredited)
Music Department
Abe Meyer .... musical director (uncredited)
Other crew
George Rosener .... dialogue director

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Additional Details

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300 min (15 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #3852) (Chapter 1: The Howl of the Wolf) | USA:Approved (PCA #3853) (Chapter 2: The Web Tangles) | USA:Approved (PCA #3854) (Chapter 3: Enemies in the Air) | USA:Approved (PCA #3855) (Chapter 4: In the Hands of the Law) | USA:Approved (PCA #3856) (Chapter 5: The Crack-Up) | USA:Approved (PCA #3857) (Chapter 6: The Dark Hour) | USA:Approved (PCA #3858) (Chapter 7: Wings of Destiny) | USA:Approved (PCA #3859) (Chapter 8: Battle in the Sky) | USA:Approved (PCA #3890) (Chapter 9: The Great Fight) | USA:Approved (PCA #3891) (Chapter 10: Whirlpool of Death) | USA:Approved (PCA #3892) (Chapter 11: The Haunted Will) | USA:Approved (PCA #3893) (Chapter 12: The Lost Trail) | USA:Approved (PCA #3894) (Chapter 13: The Net Tightens) | USA:Approved (PCA #3895) (Chapter 14: Vengeance Rides the Airways) | USA:Approved (PCA #3896) (Chapter 15: Retribution)
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Chapter Titles: 1) The Howl of the Wolf, 2) The Web Tangles, 3) Enemies of the Air, 4)In the Name of the Law, 5) The Crackup, 6) The Dark Hour, 7) Wings of Destiny, 8) Battle in the Sky, 9) The Great Flight, 10) Whirlpool of Death, 11) The Haunted Mill, 12) The Lost Trail, 13) The Net Tightens, 14) Vengeance Rides the Air, 15) RetributionSee more »
Continuity: End of chapter 9: Jim is hanging on a rope trying to save Jean. Last shot shows one plane above the other, but Jim is nowhere in sight.See more »


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