The Trail of the Octopus

The Trail of the Octopus is a 1919 American mystery film serial directed by Duke Worne.[1]

The Trail of the Octopus
Theatrical poster to The Trail of the Octopus
Directed byDuke Worne
Story byJ. Grubb Alexander
StarringBen F. Wilson
Neva Gerber
Hallmark Pictures Corporation
Distributed byFilm Clearing House
S.A. Lynch Enterprises
Release date
  • October 1919 (1919-10)
Running time
300 minutes (15 episodes)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


Chapter titles

  1. The Devil's Trademark (3 reels)[1]
  2. Purple Dagger
  3. Face to Face
  4. The Hand of Wang
  5. The Eye of Satan
  6. Behind the Mask
  7. The Dance of Death
  8. Satan's Soulmate
  9. The Chained Soul
  10. The Ape Man
  11. The Red Death
  12. The Poisoned Talon
  13. The Phantom Mandarin
  14. The House of Shadows
  15. The Yellow Octopus

Survival status

A print of The Trail of the Octopus which is missing episode 9 is in the Library of Congress.[1] The surviving film serial has been released on DVD.

See also


  1. "Progressive Silent Film List: The Trail of the Octopus". Retrieved October 7, 2012.
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