The Phantom of the West

The Phantom of the West is a 1931 American Pre-Code Mascot western movie serial and was the second all-talking serial they produced.

The Phantom of the West
Film poster
Directed byD. Ross Lederman
Theodore Joos
Produced byNat Levine
Written byWyndham Gittens
Ford Beebe
Ben Cohen
StarringTom Tyler
William Desmond
Tom Santschi
Dorothy Gulliver
Philo McCullough
Frank Lanning
Music byLee Zahler
CinematographyM. A. Anderson
Ben Kline
Joseph Novak
Edited byWyndham Gittens
Distributed byMascot Pictures
Release date
  • January 1, 1931 (1931-01-01)
Running time
10 chapters (172 minutes)
CountryUnited States

Tom Tyler stars as Jim Lester, trying to prove that Francisco Cortez (Frank Lanning) is innocent of killing his own father. The real villain is the mysterious Phantom and his League of the Lawless.

Plot summary

Francisco Cortez escapes prison after serving fifteen years for the murder of Jim Lester's father. He proclaim's his innocence and lists seven men who may be the real killer, who uses the name "The Phantom".




Chapter titles

  1. The Ghost Rides
  2. Stairway of Doom
  3. Horror in the Dark
  4. Battle of the Strong
  5. League of the Lawless
  6. Canyon of Calamity
  7. Price of Silence
  8. House of Hate
  9. Fatal Secret
  10. Rogue's Roundup


See also


  1. Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 203. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
Preceded by
The Lone Defender (1930)
Mascot Serial
The Phantom of the West (1931)
Succeeded by
King of the Wild (1931)
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