The Masked Rider
Film poster
Directed byAubrey M. Kennedy
Produced byWilliam Steiner
Patrick Sylvester McGeeney (Shamrock Motion Pictures)
Written byAubrey M. Kennedy
StarringHarry Myers
Ruth Stonehouse
CinematographyJacob A. Badaracco
Arthur Boeger
Distributed byArrow
Release date
  • May 1919 (1919-05)
Running time
15 episodes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

The Masked Rider is a 1919 American drama western film serial directed by Aubrey M. Kennedy.[1] Scenes were filmed in Texas and Mexico. The serial was considered to be lost in entirety. However, most episodes have been found, although many are incomplete. The Masked Rider is considered to be the first film serial about a masked cowboy. The 15-episode serial is also significant for being the earliest surviving film appearance of actor Boris Karloff.[2]


See also


  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: The Masked Rider". Silent Era. Retrieved April 6, 2008.
  2. ^ "The Masked Rider". The Serial Squadron. Archived from the original on January 11, 2016.