The Phantom of the West [Serial] (1931)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Traditional Western  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Mascot Pictures' second all-talkie sound serial, Phantom of the West starred Tom Tyler as Jim Lester, a young man attempting to prove the innocence of the father of Mona Cortez (Dorothy Gulliver) in the murder of his own paterfamilias. Cortez (Frank Lanning) escapes from prison but leaves a note for Jim proclaiming his innocence and pointing to seven men in town who can reveal the identity of the real culprit, a villain known only as the Phantom. Every time Jim gets close to the truth, the mystery killer's notorious League of the Lawless swoops in to silence whomever is about to spill the beans. The true identity of the killer is revealed in the tenth and final chapter, his identity being a surprise only to new viewers of Mascot serials.

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criminal, family-member, father, investigation, killing, murder, phantom, pursuit, ranch, revenge, rumors, suspect, territory, villain, west