The Rail Rider

The Rail Rider is a 1916 American silent drama film directed by Maurice Tourneur and starring House Peters, Bertram Marburgh, and Henry West.[1]

The Rail Rider
Directed byMaurice Tourneur
Written byEdgar Franklin
StarringHouse Peters
Bertram Marburgh
Henry West
CinematographyJohn van den Broek
Edited byClarence Brown
Paragon Films
Distributed byWorld Film
Release date
  • August 21, 1916 (1916-08-21)
Running time
5 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

The film's sets were designed by the art director Ben Carré.


  • House Peters as Jim Lewis
  • Bertram Marburgh as 'B,' the enigma of the D & O
  • Henry West as Bill Carney
  • A. Harrington as Theodore C Barker
  • Zena Keefe as Mildred Barker

Preservation status

Fragmentary prints of The Rail Rider survive in the Library of Congress and the Dawson City collection of the Library and Archives Canada.[2][3]



  • Waldman, Harry. Maurice Tourneur: The Life and Films. McFarland, 2001.
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