The Lightning Warrior

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The Lightning Warrior
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Poster of chapter 12
Directed by Benjamin H. Kline
Armand Schaefer
Written by Ford Beebe
Wyndham Gittens
Colbert Clark
Produced by Nat Levine
Starring Rin Tin Tin
Frankie Darro
Hayden Stevenson
George Brent
Pat O'Malley
Georgia Hale
Theodore Lorch
Cinematography Tom Galligan
Ernest Miller
William Nobles
Edited by Wyndham Gittens
Ray Snyder
Music by Lee Zahler
Distributed by Mascot Pictures
Release date
  • December 1, 1931 (1931-12-01)
Running time
12 chapters (250 min)
CountryUnited States

The Lightning Warrior is a 1931 American Pre-Code Mascot movie serial starring Rin Tin Tin in his last role. It is regarded as one of the better Mascot serials. A number of the production's outdoor action sequences were filmed on the rocky Iverson Movie Ranch in Chatsworth, California, known for its huge sandstone boulders and widely recognized as the most heavily filmed outdoor shooting location in the history of the movies. This was the original Rin Tin Tin's last movie, as he died in 1932, being replaced that same year by Rin Tin Tin Jr. [1]



The Wolfman, a mysterious masked figure, is leading an Indian uprising to drive local settlers off their land. [2] The Wolfman kills Jimmy Carter's father and Alan Scott's brother, which leads the two heroes and Alan's dog Rinty to hunt down and defeat the villain.


Chapter titles

  1. 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. Secret of the Cave
  11. Red Shadows
  12. Painted Faces

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  2. Rovin, Jeff (1987). The Encyclopedia of Supervillains. New York: Facts on File. p. 375. ISBN   0-8160-1356-X.
  3. Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time . McFarland & Company, Inc. pp.  205. ISBN   0-7864-0471-X.
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