The Devil Horse

The Devil Horse is a 1932 American Pre-Code movie serial starring Harry Carey, Frankie Darro and Noah Beery, Sr. that was distributed by Mascot Pictures. This is regarded as the best of the three serials Harry Carey made in the early 1930s, the other two being Last of the Mohicans and The Vanishing Legion. Frankie Darro had co-starred with Carey previously in The Vanishing Legion. Lane Chandler played the murdered ranger Elliott Norton, uncredited.

The Devil Horse
Poster of the chapter "Wild Loyalty"
Directed byOtto Brower
Yakima Canutt (second unit director)
Richard Talmadge (second unit director)
Produced byNat Levine
Written byGeorge Morgan
Barney A. Sarecky
George H. Plympton
Wyndham Gittens
StarringHarry Carey
Noah Beery
Frankie Darro
Greta Granstedt
Barrie O'Daniels
Music byLee Zahler
CinematographyErnest Miller
Victor Scheurich
Carl Wester
Edited byRay Snyder
Gilmore Walker
Distributed byMascot Pictures
Release date
  • November 1, 1932 (1932-11-01)
Running time
12 chapters (216 min)
CountryUnited States


Hank Canfield (Noah Beery), leader of a gang of horse thieves, attempts to steal a wild racehorse called El Diablo. The crooks bungle the job, but in making their escape, they kill a Ranger named Elliott Norton (Lane Chandler). The ranger's older brother Bob (Harry Carey) sets out to bring his brother's killers to justice, not realizing the apparently respectable Canfield is the guilty party. A young mute orphan referred to as the Wild Boy (Frankie Darro) is the only one in town who knows who the killer is, and Bob Norton attempts to communicate with the child to draw the secret out of him. Meanwhile, the horse thieves make further attempts to kidnap the prized racehorse.



Home media

The Devil Horse was released on DVD by Alpha Video on June 24, 2008. All 12 chapters are on one disc.

Chapter titles

  1. Untamed
  2. Chasm of Death
  3. Doom Riders
  4. Vigilante Law
  5. The Silent Call
  6. Heart of the Mystery
  7. Battle of the Strong
  8. The Missing Witness
  9. The Showdown
  10. The Death Trap
  11. Wild Loyalty
  12. The Double Decoy


See also


  1. Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 207. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
Preceded by
The Hurricane Express (1932)
Mascot Serial
The Devil Horse(1932)
Succeeded by
The Whispering Shadow (1933)
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