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The Lightning Raider is a 1919 American action film serial directed by George B. Seitz. It was the on-screen debut of Boris Karloff.[1] The film serial survives in an incomplete state with some reels preserved at the Library of Congress and other film archives.[1]

The Lightning Raider
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Directed byGeorge B. Seitz
Written byJohn B. Clymer
Charles W. Goddard
George B. Seitz
May Yohé
StarringPearl White
Warner Oland
Boris Karloff
Distributed byPathé Exchange
Astra Films
Release date
  • January 15, 1919 (1919-01-15)
Running time
15 episodes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)



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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 alsoEdit


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

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