Finger Prints (serial)

Finger Prints is a 1931 American Pre-Code Universal movie serial. It is considered to be a lost film. (This was the last Universal serial with only ten chapters.)

Finger Prints
Directed byRay Taylor
Produced byHenry MacRae
Written byArthur B. Reeve
Basil Dickey
Ella O'Neill
George Morgan
George H. Plympton
StarringKenneth Harlan
Edna Murphy
Gayne Whitman
Gertrude Astor
CinematographyJohn Hickson
Edited byAlvin Todd
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • March 3, 1931 (1931-03-03) (U.S.)
Running time
10 chapters (210 minutes)
CountryUnited States


Secret Service agent Gary Gordon (Kenneth Harlan) is working on shutting down the "River Gang", a smuggling ring. His girlfriend Lola's father, John Mackey, is secretly a member of the gang. Soon after, events are complicated when the villainous Kent Martin (Gayne Whitman) attempts to blackmail Mackey for his daughter's hand in marriage. At one point, Lola's father is falsely accused of murder, and agent Gordon tries valiantly to prove his innocence.


Chapter titles

  1. The Dance of Death
  2. A Fugitive of Fear
  3. Toll of the Sea
  4. The Sinister Shadow
  5. The Plunge of Peril
  6. The Finger of Fate
  7. The Depths of Doom
  8. The Thundering Terror
  9. Flames of Fury
  10. The Final Reckoning


This was the last Universal serial with only ten chapters.[2]

See also


  1. Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 202. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
  2. Cline, William C. (1984). "3. The Six Faces of Adventure". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 47. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
Preceded by
The Indians are Coming (1930)
Universal Serial
Finger Prints (1931)
Succeeded by
Heroes of the Flames (1931)

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