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The Black Arrow

  • Drama
  • 1948
  • Gordon Douglas
  • 75 mins
  • U

Summary

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.

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Review

Rating: 2 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Richard SheltonLouis Hayward
Joanna SedleyJanet Blair
Sir Daniel BrackleyGeorge Macready
LawlessEdgar Buchanan
Duke of GloucesterLowell Gilmore
Sir Harry SheltonRussell Hicks
Sir John SedleyPaul Cavanagh

Crew

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DirectorGordon Douglas

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia Picture Corp. Ltd
Language
English
Formats
Black and white
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