The Vanishing Dagger

The Vanishing Dagger is a 1920 American adventure film serial directed by Edward A. Kull, J. P. McGowan, and Eddie Polo. It is presumed to be a lost film.[1]

The Vanishing Dagger
Advertisement announcing the serial with stills from two other Eddie Polo films
Directed byEdward A. Kull
J. P. McGowan
Eddie Polo
Written byJacques Jaccard
Hope Loring
Milton Moore
George W. Pyper
StarringEddie Polo
Thelma Percy
CinematographyEdward A. Kull
Distributed byUniversal Film Manufacturing Co.
Release date
  • June 7, 1920 (1920-06-07)
Running time
18 episodes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


  • Eddie Polo as John Edward Grant
  • Thelma Percy as Elizabeth Latimer
  • C. Norman Hammond as Sir George Latimer
  • Laura Oakley as Lady Mary Latimer
  • Ray Ripley as Prince Narr
  • Karl Silvera as Prince Zan
  • Ruth Royce as Sonia, Narr's Favorite
  • Thomas G. Lingham as King Claypool
  • Peggy O'Day as Nell (credited as Peggy O'Dare)
  • Texas Watts as Len, Grant's Man
  • Arthur Jarvis as Sir Richard Upton
  • Leach Cross
  • Leslie T. Peacocke
  • J. P. McGowan

Chapter titles

  1. The Scarlet Confession
  2. The Night of Terror
  3. In Death's Clutches
  4. On the Trail of the Dagger
  5. The End of the Rustlers
  6. A Terrible Calamity
  7. Plunged to His Doom
  8. In Unmerciful Hands
  9. The Lights of Liverpool (a.k.a. Ferocious Foes)
  10. When London Sleeps
  11. A Race to Scotland
  12. An Evil Plot
  13. Spears of Death
  14. Walls of Doom
  15. The Great Pendulum
  16. Beneath the Sea
  17. Beasts of the Jungle
  18. The Vanishing Dagger (a.k.a. Silver Linings)

See also


  1. "Progressive Silent Film List: The Vanishing Dagger". Retrieved March 10, 2013.
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