The Secret of the Submarine

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The Secret of the Submarine
The Secret of the Submarine FilmPoster.jpeg
Film poster
Directed byGeorge L. Sargent
Written byRichard Barry
StarringJuanita Hansen
Tom Chatterton
Distributed byMutual Film
Release date
  • May 22, 1915 (1915-05-22)
CountryUnited States

The Secret of the Submarine is a 1915 American adventure film serial directed by George L. Sargent. It was 15 chapters and all of them are considered to be lost.[1]


Advertisement (1916)
Film still from Chapter 4(1916)
Advertisement (1916). The caption incorrectly states Thomas Chatterton is the pilot of the plane but the actor pictured is Lamar Johnstone.

The heroes must keep the titular submarine from falling into the hands of the Russians or Japanese.



Secret of the submarine was written in the lead up to the United States' involvement in World War I by war correspondent Richard Barry.[2] The serial was released 15 days after the Lusitania was torpedoed by a German sub.

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  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: The Secret of the Submarine". Silent Era. Retrieved February 18, 2008.
  2. ^ a b Stedman, Raymond William (1971). "2. The Perils of Success". Serials: Suspense and Drama By Installment. University of Oklahoma Press. p. 40. ISBN 978-0-8061-0927-5.

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