The Vanishing Legion

The Vanishing Legion is a 1931 American pre-Code Western film serial from Mascot, directed by Ford Beebe and B. Reeves Eason.

The Vanishing Legion
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byFord Beebe
B. Reeves Eason
Written byWyndham Gittens
Ford Beebe
Helmer Walton Bergman
Produced byNat Levine
StarringHarry Carey
Edwina Booth
Distributed byMascot Pictures
Release date
  • June 2, 1931 (1931-06-02)
Running time
12 chapters (220 min)
CountryUnited States

Stars Harry Carey and Edwina Booth were originally intended to be in the studio's previous serial, King of the Wild, but had to be re-cast when the MGM film Trader Horn (1931) overran its schedule. Both also starred in the Mascot serial The Last of the Mohicans and Carey was the lead in The Devil Horse. An infection received while filming Trader Horn led to Booth's retirement from acting.


Masked mystery villain The Voice is out to sabotage the Milesburg Oil Co. "Happy" Cardigan needs to successfully drill for oil before his contract with Milesburg expires or he goes broke. Jimmie Williams' father, Jed (Edward Hearn), has been framed for murder. Secretary Caroline Hall appears to have an ulterior motive. The mysterious "Vanishing Legion" is also on the scene. Jimmie and Cardigan team up, along with Jimmie's horse Rex, to defeat The Voice and solve the mysteries surrounding Milesburg.


Chapter titlesEdit

  1. Voice from the Void
  2. Queen of the Night Riders
  3. The Invisible Enemy
  4. The Fatal Message
  5. The Trackless Trail
  6. The Radio Riddle
  7. The Crimson Clue
  8. Doorway of Disaster
  9. When Time Stood Still
  10. Riding the Whirlwind
  11. Capsule of Oblivion
  12. Hoofs of Horror [sic]


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 204. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.

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Preceded by
Mascot Serial
The Vanishing Legion (1931)
Succeeded by