Son of the Guardsman

Son of the Guardsman is a 1946 Columbia film serial. It was the 31st of the 57 serials produced by that studio.

Son of the Guardsman
Poster of the movie Son of the Guardsman.jpg
Directed byDerwin Abrahams
Written by
Produced by
Starring
Narrated byKnox Manning
CinematographyIra H. Morgan
Edited byEarl Turner
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • October 24, 1946 (1946-10-24)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Son of the Guardsman is a rare serial with a period setting, in this case 12th century England. The serial is largely based on the Robin Hood legends, to the extent of including outlaws from Sherwood Forest, but it does not include or reference Robin Hood himself.

The serial was produced by the notoriously cheap Sam Katzman and directed by Derwin Abrahams. Robert Shaw starred as the heroic noble-turned-outlaw David Trent with Charles King as his villainous uncle Sir Edgar Bullard.

PlotEdit

Set in the High Middle Ages, Sir Edgar Bullard conspires to conquer England. In doing so, he kidnaps the daughter of his rival, Lord Markham. This causes his nephew, David Trent, to turn against him and join the outlaws in Sherwood Forest, who are led by Allan Hawk. Meanwhile, the outlaws of the forest support Prince Richard as the rightful ruler of England, who has been usurped by the regent Lord Hampton.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

Son of the Guardsman is based on the Robin Hood legends, although it does not include Robin Hood, just the period and Sherwood Forest setting.[1] The serial was made to use costumes and sets left over from feature films, amortising the costs of all the productions involved.[2] Costume drama serials were rare productions for any producer.[2] The serial's subtle was "Gallant Fighter of the Greenwood."

StuntsEdit

Chapter titlesEdit

  1. Outlaws of Sherwood Forest
  2. Perils of the Forest
  3. Blazing Barrier
  4. The Siege of Bullard Hall
  5. A Dagger in the Dark
  6. A Fight for Freedom
  7. Trial by Torture
  8. Mark Crowell's Treachery
  9. Crushed to Earth
  10. A Throne at Stake
  11. Double Danger
  12. The Secret of the Treasure
  13. Into the Depths
  14. The Lost Heritage
  15. Free Men Triumph

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Harmon, Jim; Donald F. Glut (1973). "13. The Classics "You Say 'What Dost Thou Mean By That?' and Push Him Off the Cliff"". The Great Movie Serials: Their Sound and Fury. Routledge. p. 329. ISBN 978-0-7130-0097-9.
  2. ^ a b Cline, William C. (1984). "3. The Six Faces of Adventure". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 29. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
  3. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 244. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.

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Preceded by
Chick Carter, Detective (1946)
Columbia Serial
Son of the Guardsman (1946)
Succeeded by
Jack Armstrong (1947)