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Black Arrow (1944) is a Columbia film serial. It was the twenty-fourth of the fifty-seven serials released by Columbia.

Black Arrow
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Directed byLew Landers
B. Reeves Eason
Produced byRudolph C. Flothow
Written bySherman Lowe
Jack Stanley
Leighton Brill
Royal K. Cole
StarringRobert Scott
Adele Jergens
Robert Williams
Kenneth MacDonald
Music byLee Zahler
CinematographyRichard Fryer
Edited byDwight Caldwell
Earl Turner
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • October 20, 1944 (1944-10-20)
Running time
15 chapters
270 minutes
CountryUnited States



Buck Sherman and Jake Jackson, a couple of evil carpetbaggers, illegally enter a Navajo reservation to prospect for gold and end up killing Aranho, the Navajos chief. Black Arrow, presumed Aranho's son, refuses to kill the Indian agent, Tom Whitney, in revenge, as demanded by Navajo law. Then, he is driven off the reservation for his reluctance to kill Whitney and decides to join forces with Pancho, Mary Brent and the agent to go in search of the men who killed the chief.


Robert Scott Black Arrow
Adele Jergens Mary Brent
Robert Williams Buck Sherman
Kenneth MacDonald Jake Jackson
Charles Middleton Tom Whitney
Martin Garralaga Pancho
George J. Lewis Snake-That-Walks
I. Stanford Jolley Tobis Becker
Bud Osborne Fred
Stanley Price Wade
Eddie Parker Hank
Ted Mapes Hank
Dan White Paul Brent
Chief Thundercloud     Tribal Medicine Man
Bud Osborne Fred

Chapter titlesEdit

  1. The City of Gold
  2. Signal of Fear
  3. The Seal of Doom
  4. Terror of the Badlands
  5. The Secret of the Vault
  6. Appointment with Death
  7. The Chamber of Horror
  8. The Vanishing Dagger
  9. Escape from Death
  10. The Gold Cache
  11. The Curse of the Killer
  12. Test by Torture
  13. The Sign of Evil
  14. An Indian's Revenge
  15. Black Arrow Triumphs


  • In this serial, the completely unknown Robert Scott starred as Black Arrow. It was his first and only film leading role. He later changed his name to Mark Roberts and starred as reporter Hildy Johnson in the 1949-1950 syndicated television series The Front Page.

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