The Black Arrow

The Black Arrow

Gordon Douglas (1948)

U Certificate


Our Score
There's trouble brewing in Ye Olde House of York, as Louis Hayward discovers when he returns from the War of the Roses. Uncle George Macready has seized power, hacking off many heads in the process, including that of Hayward's father. Loosely based (they used the title) on Robert Louis Stevenson's novel, it's moderately entertaining, with Hayward looking fetching in shining armour, behaving with the utmost chivalry and cooing over demure little Janet Blair, a nightclub singer who subsequently quit Hollywood to star in a touring production of South Pacific.


A knight returning home from fighting in the Wars of the Roses returns home to discover his father has been murdered. A family friend fighting for the other side has been blamed for the crime, but the knight tries to prove his wicked uncle is responsible. Swashbuckling adventure based on Robert Louis Stevenson's novel, starring Louis Hayward and Janet Blair.

Cast & Crew

Richard Shelton Louis Hayward
Joanna Sedley Janet Blair
Sir Daniel Brackley George Macready
Lawless Edgar Buchanan
Duke of Gloucester Lowell Gilmore
Sir Harry Shelton Russell Hicks
Sir John Sedley Paul Cavanagh
Director Gordon Douglas
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Columbia Picture Corp. Ltd