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Lightning Bryce (1919)

Two prospectors, one the father of Skye "Lightning" Bryce and the other the father of Kate Arnold, find a large gold deposit belonging to an Indian tribe. They head for home but each sends ... See full summary »


Paul Hurst


Joe Brandt (story), Harvey Gates (scenario)




Cast overview:
Ann Little ... Kate Arnold
Jack Hoxie ... Sky Bryce - aka Lightning Bryce
Paul Hurst ... Powder Solvang
Jill Woodward Jill Woodward ... The Mystery Woman
Steve Clemente Steve Clemente ... Zambleau
Scout the Horse Scout the Horse ... Lightning's Horse


Two prospectors, one the father of Skye "Lightning" Bryce and the other the father of Kate Arnold, find a large gold deposit belonging to an Indian tribe. They head for home but each sends a note to their respective off-springs advising them of their good fortune. One of the fathers conceives a plan of taking a dagger and wrapping a piece of string around the blade, after which he prints on the string with a lead pencil, the exact location of their find. If something happens to them, the string goes to the son and the knife to the daughter. That night an Indian approaches their camp and blows some mysterious wolf powder which causes a man to see wolves in place of human beings. Lightning's father see his partner as a wolf and stabs him to death; later he is brought into town in a dying condition but before dying, hands the knife and the string over to the sheriff with instructions to deliver to Lightning and Kate. The sheriff also informs Kate that Lightning's father killed her father... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

15 October 1919 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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During Jack Hoxie's fight with the "wild" wolf, the animal--which was a trained performer--got excited and actually sank its teeth into Hoxie's leg. See more »

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Mostly a chase, poor.
7 January 2017 | by gnok2002See all my reviews

I'm inserting reviews for items I've seen that lack one... This is so far the only silent serial that I've seen, I like the serial format, and watched this as I do all serials, watching 1 episode a day. I'm not a western fan, I like some, John Ford, Budd Boetticher efforts, but not the run of the mill types, I'm waffling as IMDb insists on a certain length of review, and there is little I can think of to say about this effort, but here goes... Note the print quality I watched was fairly poor, the basic plot is a search for some Indian gold treasure, by our hero & heroine, which their fathers discovered, they wrote the location on a cloth that has to be wrapper round a Bowie knife, before dying at the hands of the Indians; There is also a villain out to get the gold for himself, the sound serials I saw have a plot that moves along, twisting and turning, this is mostly a chase depending on who has the clues at any given time, lots of horse riding, if you like that? The 'horror' element that intrigued me is simply a bit of remote viewing by the Indian mystic woman; It would be useful if someone who liked this could review it.

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