Mystery of the River Boat
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Directed byLewis D. Collins
Ray Taylor
Written byAnde Lamb
Maurice Tombragel
Produced byHenry MacRae
StarringRobert Lowery
Eddie Quillan
Marion Martin
Marjorie Clements
Lyle Talbot
Arthur Hohl
CinematographyWilliam A. Sickner
Edited byIrving Birnbaum
Jack Dolan
Ace Herman
Alvin Todd
Edgar Zane
Music byPaul Sawtell
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • October 24, 1944 (1944-10-24)
Running time
13 chapters (218 minutes)
CountryUnited States
Mystery of the River Boat, Chapter 1, The Tragic Crash

Mystery of the River Boat is a 1944 Universal movie serial directed by Lewis D. Collins and Ray Taylor. It co-starred Lyle Talbot, Robert Lowery and Mantan Moreland.




Critical reception

Cline considers this to be an average serial but one with a good cast and all the necessary "ingredients" of a good serial.[1]

Chapter titles

  1. The Tragic Crash
  2. The Phantom Killer
  3. The Flaming Inferno
  4. The Brink of Doom
  5. The Highway of Peril
  6. The Fatal Plunge
  7. The Toll of the Storm
  8. The Break in the Levee
  9. Trapped in the Quicksands
  10. Flaming Havoc
  11. Electrocuted
  12. Risking Death
  13. The Boomerang


See also


  1. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "3. The Six Faces of Adventure". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 50. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
  2. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 238. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
Preceded byRaiders of Ghost City (1944) Universal Serial Mystery of the River Boat (1944) Succeeded byJungle Queen (1945)