The Mystery Rider

The Mystery Rider is a lost[1][2] 1928 silent film western action serial directed by Robert J. Horner and starring William Desmond. Horner produced and released through Universal Pictures. AFI has the film listed as a five-reel feature (a possible whittled-down five-reel version of the serial).[3]

The Mystery Rider
Directed byRobert J. Horner
Produced byRobert J. Horner
Written byRobert J. Horner
Bert Ames (titles)
StarringWilliam Desmond
CinematographyPaul Allen
Edited byFrank Penrock
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
November 25, 1928
LanguageSilent..English titles

A trailer for the film (or its episodes) survives in the Library of Congress.[4]



  • 1. The Clutching Claw
  • 2. Trapped
  • 3. The Stampede
  • 4. Hands Up
  • 5. Buried Alive
  • 6. The Fatal Shot
  • 7. Hurled Through Space
  • 8. Unmasked
  • 9. Doomed
  • 10. The End of the Trail


  1. The Mystery Rider at
  2. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:..The Mystery Rider
  3. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:..The Mystery Rider
  4. Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress, (<-book title)[trailer only] p.124 c.1978 American Film Institute

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