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The Lightning Raider

The Lightning Raider
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Film poster
Directed byGeorge B. Seitz
Written byJohn B. Clymer
Charles W. Goddard
George B. Seitz
Based onstories written by May Yohe
Produced byPathe Pictures
StarringPearl White
Warner Oland
Boris Karloff
Distributed byPathé Exchange
Astra Films
Release date
  • January 15, 1919 (1919-01-15)
Running time
300 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

The Lightning Raider is a 1919 American action film serial directed by George B. Seitz. It was the on-screen debut of Boris Karloff, albeit as an extra.[1] The film serial survives in an incomplete state with some reels preserved at the Library of Congress Public Archives of Canada/Dawson City collection and other film archives, but it is not available on home video.[1] The serial was shown in France as Par Amour.[1]


A beautiful young woman is in reality a daring master thief. While fleeing the scene of her latest robbery, she meets a handsome young millionaire named Thomas Babbington North. The film belongs to the sensationalistic "Yellow Menace" genre of its time, with Warner Oland playing the insidious Oriental Wu Fang.


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  1. The Ebony Block
  2. The Counterplot
  3. Underworld Terrors
  4. Through Doors of Steel
  5. The Brass Key
  6. The Mystic Box
  7. Meshes of Evil
  8. Cave of Dread
  9. Falsely Accused
  10. The Baited Trap
  11. The Bars of Death
  12. Hurled Into Space
  13. The White Roses
  14. Cleared of Guilt
  15. Wu Fang Atones

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Progressive Silent Film List: The Lightning Raider". Silent Era. Retrieved November 29, 2009.

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