GenreAdventure, Western ScreenplayFord Beebe LanguageEnglish
DirectorBenjamin H. Kline
Armand Schaefer WriterFord Beebe, Wyndham Gittens, Colbert Clark Release dateDecember 1, 1931 (1931-12-01) DirectorsBenjamin H. Kline, Armand Schaefer CastRin Tin Tin, Frankie Darro, Georgia Hale, George Brent, Lafe McKee Similar moviesThe Green Archer, Zorro Rides Again, Zorro's Fighting Legion, Mysterious Doctor Satan, The Vigilante: Fighting Hero of the West, The Vigilantes Are Coming
The Lightning Warrior is a 1931 American Pre-Code Mascot movie serial starring Rin Tin Tin in his last role. It is regarded as one of the better Mascot serials. A number of the productions outdoor action sequences were filmed on the rocky Iverson Movie Ranch in Chatsworth, California, known for its huge sandstone boulders and widely recognized as the most heavily filmed outdoor shooting location in the history of the movies.
A Rin-Tin-Tin serial presented in 12 episodes. The mysterious Wolf Man is terrorizing settlers in a western town. With the help of Rinty, young Jimmy Carter unmasks the Wolf Man and foils his evil plot.
The Wolfman, a mysterious masked figure, is leading an Indian uprising to drive local settlers off their land. The Wolfman kills Jimmy Carters father and Alan Scotts brother, which leads the two heroes and Alans dog Rinty, to hunt down and defeat the villain.
Rin Tin Tin as "Rinty", known as The Lightning Warrior to the local Indians
Frankie Darro as Jimmy Carter, set to defeat The Wolfman after the villain kills Jimmys father
Hayden Stevenson as Carter
George Brent as Alan Scott, government agent investigating The Wolfman and his brothers death
Pat OMalley as Sheriff A. W. Brown
Georgia Hale as Dianne
Theodore Lorch as Pierre La Farge
Lafe McKee as John Hayden
Frank Brownlee as Angus McDonald
Bob Kortman as Wells, one of the Wolfmans henchmen
Dick Dickinson as Adams, one of the Wolfmans henchmen
Yakima Canutt as Ken Davis and Deputy
Frank Lanning as Indian George/Jim
Rin Tin Tin and others appear in The Lightning Warrior and The Lone Defender. Frankie Darro and others appear in The Lightning Warrior and The Vanishing Legion. Empty Saddles (1936). Rin Tin Tin appears in The Lightning Warrior and The Adventures of Rex and Rinty. Secret of the Cave (2006).