The Lightning Raider

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The Lightning Raider
The Lightning Raider poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by George B. Seitz
Written by John B. Clymer
Charles W. Goddard
George B. Seitz
May Yohé
Starring Pearl White
Warner Oland
Boris Karloff
Distributed by Pathé Exchange
Astra Films
Release date
  • January 15, 1919 (1919-01-15)
Running time
15 episodes
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

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]


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  • Pearl White as The Lightning Raider
  • Warner Oland as Wu Fang
  • Henry G. Sell as Thomas Babbington North
  • Ruby Hoffman as Lottie
  • William P. Burt as The Wasp (as William Burt)
  • Frank Redman as Hop Sing
  • Nellie Burt as Sunbeam
  • Sam Kim
  • Henrietta Simpson
  • Boris Karloff
  • Billy Sullivan (as William A. Sullivan)
  • Anita Brown


  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 also[edit]


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

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