Overland Mail (film)

Overland Mail is a 1942 Universal movie serial starring Lon Chaney Jr., Noah Beery Jr. and Noah Beery Sr. which was subsequently edited into a film version called The Indian Raiders in 1956.

Overland Mail
Directed byFord Beebe
John Rawlins
Produced byHenry MacRae
Written byJohnston McCulley (story)
Paul Huston (screenplay)
StarringLon Chaney Jr.
Noah Beery Jr.
Noah Beery Sr.
Music byHans J. Salter
CinematographyGeorge Robinson
William A. Sickner
Edited byJoseph Gluck
Patrick Kelley
Louis Sackin
Alvin Todd
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • September 27, 1942 (1942-09-27)
Running time
15 chapters (279 min)
CountryUnited States
Not to be confused with Overland Mail 1939 movie starring Jack Randall.


Two investigators for a stagecoach company are assigned to discover why the company's stages keep being ambushed. They find that the culprits are bandits disguised as Indians, and they set out to find out who is behind the plot.


Chapter titles

  1. A Race with Disaster
  2. Flaming Havoc
  3. The Menacing Hand
  4. The Bridge of Disaster
  5. Hurled to the Depths
  6. Death at the Stake
  7. The Path of Peril
  8. Imprisoned in Flames
  9. Hidden Danger
  10. Blazing Wagons
  11. The Trail of Terror
  12. In the Claws of the Cougar
  13. The Frenzied Mob
  14. The Toll of Treachery
  15. The Mail Goes Through


See also


  1. Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 233. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
Preceded by
Junior G-Men of the Air (1942)
Universal Serial
Overland Mail (1942)
Succeeded by
The Adventures of Smilin' Jack (1943)

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