Riders of the Night

The Heart of Kentucky, The Night Riders (Working title)

Directed by: John H. Collins, , USA, 1918

  • Genre: Drama,
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Szenenphoto aus Riders of the Night, © Metro Pictures Corporation


Cast and Credits

Production Metro Pictures Corporation
Distribution Metro Pictures Corporation
Universum-Film AG (UFA), Berlin [(Germany)]
Producer B.A. Rolfe
Director B.A. Rolfe
Assistant Director Albert H. Kelley
Scenario Albert S. Le Vino
Story Albert S. Le Vino
Director of Photography John Arnold
Costume Design John Arnold [(uncertain or unconfirmed)]
Cast Viola Dana [Sally Castleton]
George Chesebro [Milt Derr]
Clifford Bruce [John Derr]
Russell Simpson [Sally's Grandfather]
Mabel Van Buren [Sally's Aunt]
Monte Blue ['The Killer' Jed]

Technical specifications
Category: Feature Film
Technical Details: Format: 35 mm, 1:1,33 - Ratio: 1:1,33 - Black and White,, 1342 meters, 5000 feet, 5 reels, 18 frames per second
Sound System: silent
First Screening: April 29, 1918 in USA

US Copyright: April 23, 1918 - ©LP.12334
Survival Status: Incomplete Prints of this picture are known [Archiv: EYE Filmmuseum (Amsterdam)]
Remarks and general Information in German: Kam im August 1922 in die deutschen Kinos unter dem Titel Mitternachtsreiter; Im EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, ist eine unvollständige Kopie des Films in der Länge von 3983 ft erhalten, circa 1000 ft, der erste Akt, des Films fehlen. (lhg 2016)

General Information

Riders of the Night is a motion picture produced in the year 1918 as a USA production. The Film was directed by John H. Collins, with Viola Dana, George Chesebro, Clifford Bruce, Russell Simpson, Mabel Van Buren, in the leading parts. We have currently no synopsis of this picture on file; There are no reviews of Riders of the Night available.



Bibliography - Exhibitors Herald, May 11, 1918, pp 24, 35
- Exhibitor's Trade Review, 20 April 1918, pg 1605.
- The Motion Picture News, 1918, pg 1442,
- The Motion Picture News, March 30, 1918, pg 1921.
- The Motion Picture News, 25 May, 1918, pg 3111.
- Teh Motion Picture News, June 29, 1918, pg 3879
- The Moving Picture World, 4 May, 1918, pg 751.
- The Moving Picture World, 18 May, 1918, pg 1036.
- The New York Dramatic Mirror, 21 September 1918, pg 1337.
- Variety, 10 May, 1918, pg 41.
- Wid's Film Daily, 2 May, 1918, pg 1122.
- Zensurkarten B.6339, bERLIN, 11 aUGUST, 1922
- Catalogo del Cinema Muto, Pordenone 2016, pp 107, 108

References in Databases
American Film Institute Nr. 15155
American Silent Feature Film Database Nr. 1003
IMDb - International Movie Data Base Nr. tt0009551
KinoTV Database Nr. 74747
Turner Classic Movies Database Nr. 500919

Unter anderem wurde der Film bei folgenden Filmfestivals aufgeführt:

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