~The Scarlet Runner~
1916
~Plot Synopsis~
An umbrella title for 12 two-reel racing melodramas produced by Vitagraph, The Scarlet Runner starred
the studio's leading matinee idol, Earle Williams, as Christopher Race, a speed-crazed youngster.
Disinherited by his staid uncle, Christopher takes to the road in his fast automobile, "the Scarlet Runner,"
earning a living where he can. Despite being advertised as a "12-hundred horse power super serial,"
each episode was self-contained and with a different supporting cast. Co-director Wally Van (aka Wally
Van Nostrand) had earlier helmed Vitagraph's spoof on the entire genre, The Fates and Flora Flourflush.

Plot Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein, AllMovie.com
Directed by:
William P.S. Earle
Wally Van

Written by: George H. Plympton

Based on the novel by A.M. Williamson and C.N. Williamson.
~Cast~

Earle Williams ...  Christopher Race
Marguerite Blake ...  Lady Ivy
L. Rogers Lytton ...  Baron von Hess
Charles Kent ...  James Race
Dorothy Kelly ...  Miss Collingwood
Leila Blow ...  Mrs. Collingwood
Donald Hall ...  Sir Gordon Race
Lillian Tucker ...  Mrs. Dauray
William R. Dunn ...  Fitzgerald
Kalman Matus ...  Prince Mirco
John Costello ...  Ambassador Rudovico
Ethel Corcoran ...  Volda Rudovico
Zena Keefe ...  Sidney Chester / Dorothy Herbert
Helen Pillsbury ...  The Mother
Walter McGrail ...  Morley Chester
Raymond Walburn ...  John Brown
Betty Howe ...  The Girl
Nellie Anderson ...  The Landlady
Arthur Robinson ...  Ean Van Courtlandt
Billie Billings ...  Miss Warren
Julia Swayne Gordon ...  Mme. Du Gueselin
Thomas R. Mills ...  Tom Astley
Arthur Lehrman ...  Raoul
Donald Cameron ...  Maurice Naylor
Gypsy O'Brien ...  Violet Hardcastle
Herbert Stanley ...  Fergus O'Neill
John S. Robertson ...  Paul Western
Grace Valentine ...  Grace Norwood
Richard Wangermann ...  Grace Norwood's Uncle
Edith Storey ...  Dorothy Herbert
Jean Stuart   
Alex Kyle   
Josephine Earle   
Harold Foshay  (as Harold Forshay)
Garry McGarry   
Templar Saxe   
Gordon Gray   
Adolphe Menjou ...  Bit Part
Wally Van   
Hattie Delaro  (as Hattie De Laro)
William B. Green   
Ann Brody  (as Anna Brody)
Edward Elkas   
Emanuel A. Turner
~Remaining Credits~

Produced by: Vitagraph Company of America

Distributed by: Greater Vitagraph (V-L-S-E)

Length: 12 Two Reel Serial
First Episode Released: October 2, 1916