The Lightning Warrior

The Lightning Warrior is a 1931 American Pre-Code Mascot movie serial starring Rin Tin Tin in his last role. It is regarded as one of the better Mascot serials. A number of the production's outdoor action sequences were filmed on the rocky Iverson Movie Ranch in Chatsworth, California, known for its huge sandstone boulders and widely recognized as the most heavily filmed outdoor shooting location in the history of the movies.

The Lightning Warrior
Poster of chapter 12
Directed byBenjamin H. Kline
Armand Schaefer
Produced byNat Levine
Written byFord Beebe
Wyndham Gittens
Colbert Clark
StarringRin Tin Tin
Frankie Darro
Hayden Stevenson
George Brent
Pat O'Malley
Georgia Hale
Theodore Lorch
Music byLee Zahler
CinematographyTom Galligan
Ernest Miller
William Nobles
Edited byWyndham Gittens
Ray Snyder
Distributed byMascot Pictures
Release date
  • December 1, 1931 (1931-12-01)
Running time
12 chapters (250 min)
CountryUnited States


The Wolfman, a mysterious masked figure, is leading an Indian uprising to drive local settlers off their land. The Wolfman kills Jimmy Carter's father and Alan Scott's brother, which leads the two heroes and Alan's dog Rinty to hunt down and defeat the villain.


Chapter titles

  1. Drums of Doom
  2. The Wolf Man
  3. Empty Saddles
  4. Flaming Arrows
  5. The Invisible Enemy
  6. The Fatal Name
  7. The Ordeal of Fire
  8. The Man Who Knew
  9. Traitor's Hour
  10. Secret of the Cave
  11. Red Shadows
  12. Painted Faces



  1. Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 205. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
Preceded by
The Galloping Ghost (1931)
Mascot Serial
The Lightning Warrior(1931)
Succeeded by
The Shadow of the Eagle (1931)
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