The Gray Ghost (serial)

The Gray Ghost is a 1917 American crime-drama film serial directed by Stuart Paton.[2] It is presumed to be lost.[3]

The Gray Ghost
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Directed byStuart Paton
Written byStuart Paton
Based onLoot
by Arthur Somers Roche
StarringHarry Carter
Priscilla Dean
CinematographyEugene Gaudio[1]
Distributed byUniversal Film Manufacturing Co.
Release date
  • June 30, 1917 (1917-06-30)
Running time
16 episodes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)



  1. The Bank Mystery
  2. The Mysterious Message
  3. The Warning
  4. The Fight
  5. Plunder
  6. The House of Mystery
  7. Caught In The Web
  8. The Double Floor
  9. The Pearl Necklace
  10. Shadows
  11. The Flaming Meteor
  12. The Poisoned Ring
  13. The Tightening Snare
  14. At Bay
  15. The Duel
  16. From Out of The Past


Like many American films of the time, The Gray Ghost was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. The Chicago Board of Censors refused to issue a permit for Chapter 5 of the serial because it portrayed the methods of an organized band of criminals used in the robbery of a large jewelry store.[8]

See also


  1. Staff Writer (July 21, 1917). "'Gray Ghost' Gets Away With Rush". Moving Picture World. Vol. 33 no. 3. New York: Chalmers Publishing Company via Internet Archive.
  2. Rainey, Buck (February 2010). Serials and Series: A World Filmography, 1912-1956. McFarland. p. 99. ISBN 978-0-7864-4702-2.
  3. Bennet, Carl (January 23, 2004). "Progressive Silent Film List: The Gray Ghost". Silent Era. Retrieved August 27, 2008.
  4. Pepper, Peter (June 16, 1917). "Eddie Polo". Moving Picture Weekly. Vol. 4 no. 18. p. 9.
  5. Staff Writer (July 21, 1917). "Episode Five of 'The Gray Ghost'". Moving Picture Weekly. Vol. 4 no. 23. p. 32.
  6. Staff Writer (September 8, 1917). "'The Gray Ghost', Episode 13". Moving Picture Weekly. Vol. 5 no. 4. p. 38.
  7. Howard, Marjorie (June 16, 1917). "Tools of 'The Gray Ghost'". Moving Picture Weekly. Vol. 4 no. 18. p. 25.
  8. "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. 5 (15): 33. October 6, 1917.
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