Chain Lightning (1927 film)

Chain Lightning is a 1927 American silent Western film directed by Lambert Hillyer and written by Lambert Hillyer based upon the novel Brass Commandments by Malcolm Stuart Boylan.[1] The film stars Buck Jones, Diane Ellis, Ted McNamara, Jack Baston, William Welsh, and Martin Faust. The film was released on August 14, 1927, by Fox Film Corporation.[2][3][4] The novel that the film is based upon was previously filmed as Brass Commandments (1923).[1]

Chain Lightning
Theatrical release poster
Directed byLambert Hillyer
Screenplay byLambert Hillyer
Based onBrass Commandments
by Charles Alden Seltzer
StarringBuck Jones
Diane Ellis
Ted McNamara
Jack Baston
William Welsh
Martin Faust
CinematographyReginald Lyons
Edited byLouis R. Loeffler
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • August 14, 1927 (1927-08-14)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)




  1. Progressive Silent Film List: Chain Lightning at
  2. "Chain Lightning (1927) - Overview". Retrieved 2015-10-21.
  3. "Chain-Lightning - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". Retrieved 2015-10-21.
  4. "Chain Lightning". Retrieved 2015-10-21.

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