The Scarlet Horseman

The Scarlet Horseman is a 1946 Universal film serial directed by Lewis D. Collins and Ray Taylor. Paul Guilfoyle plays Jim Bannion, secret identity of The Scarlet Horseman, with Janet Shaw as Elise, his love interest. Virginia Christine plays the villainess, Matosca.

The Scarlet Horseman
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Directed byLewis D. Collins
Ray Taylor
Produced byMorgan Cox
Written byTom Gibson
Patricia Harper
Joseph O'Donnell
StarringPeter Cookson
Paul Guilfoyle
Janet Shaw
Virginia Christine
Music byMilton Rosen
CinematographyJerome Ash
George Robinson
Edited byIrving Birnbaum
Jack Dolan
D. Pat Kelley
Alvin Todd
Edgar Zane
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • January 12, 1946 (1946-01-12)
Running time
13 chapters (221 minutes)
CountryUnited States


Two Texas Rangers investigate the kidnapping of wives and daughters of Senators. In order to do so, one goes undercover as "The Scarlet Horseman", a legendary and respected Comanche figure. The villainess, Matosca, intends to use the kidnappees to force a partition of Texas.


Chapter titlesEdit

  1. Scarlet for a Champion
  2. Dry Grass Danger
  3. Railroad Rescue
  4. Staked Plains Stampede
  5. Death Shifts Passengers
  6. Stop that Stage
  7. Blunderbuss Broadside
  8. Scarlet Doublecross
  9. Doom Beyond the Door
  10. The Edge of Danger
  11. Comanche Avalanche
  12. Staked Plains Massacre
  13. Scarlet Showdown

Source:[1] The opening narration to each chapter was by Milburn ("Gunsmoke") Stone.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 242. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.

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Preceded by
The Royal Mounted Rides Again (1945)
Universal Serial
The Scarlet Horseman (1946)
Succeeded by
Lost City of the Jungle (1946)