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The Lightning Rider
Director: Lloyd Ingraham (Dir)
Release Date:   18 May 1924
Duration (in feet):   5,771
Duration (in reels):   6
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Cast:   Harry Carey (Philip Morgan)  
    Virginia Brown Faire (Patricia Alvarez)  
    Thomas G. Lingham (Sheriff Alvarez)  
    Frances Ross (Claire Grayson)  
    Leon Barry (Ramon Gonzales)  
    Bert Hadley (Manuel)  
    Madame Sul-Te-Wan (Mammy)  

Summary: The California border town of Caliboro appears to be menaced by a bandit known as The Black Mask. The real culprit, Gonzales, causes deputy sheriff Philip Morgan to lose his job, thus provoking Morgan to track down the bandit in his own disguise. 

Production Company: Stellar Productions, Inc.  
Distribution Company: W. W. Hodkinson Corp.  
Director: Lloyd Ingraham (Dir)
Producer: Hunt Stromberg (Pres)
  Hunt Stromberg (Pers supv)
Writer: Doris Dorn (Adpt)
  Shannon Fife (Story)
  Walter Anthony (Titles)
  Edward Withers (Art titles)
Photography: Sol Polito (Dir of photog)
Film Editor: Laurence Creutz (Film ed)
Country: United States

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Stellar Productions, Inc. 18/5/1924 dd/mm/yyyy LP20431

Physical Properties: b&w:

Genre: Western
Subjects (Major): Bandits
  Mexican-American border region

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
MPW   21 Jun 1924.   

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