Overland Mail (1942 film)

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Overland Mail is a 1942 American Western film serial from Universal Pictures which stars Lon Chaney Jr., Noah Beery Jr. and Noah Beery Sr. It was subsequently edited into a film version called The Indian Raiders in 1956.

Overland Mail
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Series title card
Directed byFord Beebe
John Rawlins
Written byPaul Huston
George H. Plympton
Griffin Jay
Brenda Weisberg
Story byJohnston McCulley
Produced byHenry MacRae
StarringLon Chaney Jr.
Noah Beery Jr.
Noah Beery Sr.
CinematographyGeorge Robinson
William A. Sickner
Edited byJoseph Gluck
Patrick Kelley
Louis Sackin
Alvin Todd
Music byHans J. Salter
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • September 27, 1942 (1942-09-27)
Running time
15 chapters (279 min)
CountryUnited States


Two investigators for a stagecoach company are assigned to discover why the company's stages keep being ambushed. They find that the culprits are bandits disguised as Indians, and they set out to find out who is behind the plot.


Chapter titlesEdit

  1. A Race with Disaster
  2. Flaming Havoc
  3. The Menacing Herd
  4. The Bridge of Disaster
  5. Hurled to the Depths
  6. Death at the Stake
  7. The Path of Peril
  8. Imprisoned in Flames
  9. Hidden Danger
  10. Blazing Wagons
  11. The Trail of Terror
  12. In the Claws of the Cougar
  13. The Frenzied Mob
  14. The Toll of Treachery
  15. The Mail Goes Through


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 233. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.

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Preceded by Universal Serial
Overland Mail (1942)
Succeeded by