Black Arrow (serial)

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


Buck Sherman and Jake Jackson, a couple of evil carpetbaggers, illegally enter a Navajo reservation in 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 joins forces with Pancho, Mary Brent and the agent to goes 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 titles

  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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