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|The Black Arrow|
|Directed by||Gordon Douglas|
|Produced by||Edward Small|
|Screenplay by||Richard Schayer|
David P. Sheppard
|Based on||The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses by Robert Louis Stevenson|
|Music by||Paul Sawtell|
|Cinematography||Charles Lawton Jr.|
|Edited by||Jerome Thoms|
Edward Small Productions
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
The Black Arrow is a 1948 American adventure film directed by Gordon Douglas and starring Louis Hayward and Janet Blair. It is an adaptation of the 1888 novel of the same title by Robert Louis Stevenson.
A knight returns home after the War of the Roses (1455–1487) and discovers that his evil uncle has murdered his father.
- Louis Hayward as Sir Richard Shelton
- Janet Blair as Joanna Sedley
- George Macready as Sir Daniel Brackley
- Edgar Buchanan as Lawless
- Rhys Williams as Bennet Hatcg
- Walter Kingsford as Sir Oliver Oates
- Lowell Gilmore as Duke of Gloucester
- Halliwell Hobbes as Bishop of Tisbury
- Paul Cavanagh as Sir John Sedley
- Ray Teal as Nick Appleyard
- Russell Hicks as Sir Harry Shelton
- Leslie Denison as Sir William Catesby
- Billy Bevan as Dungeon Keeper
- Harry Cording as Guard (uncredited)
In 1947 Edward Small signed a contract with Columbia to make two films, The Black Arrow and D'Artagnan, the Kingmaker, an adaptation of one of the sequels to The Three Musketeers. Only the former was made but Small made a number of other swashbucklers for Columbia.
Filming started 6 June 1947.
- Black Arrow (1985)
- The Black Arrow at Turner Classic Movies
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- Jeffrey Richards, Swordsmen of the Screen, p 104-105
- Scheuer, Philip K. (Aug 13, 1948). "'Black Arrow' 15th Century Melodrama". Los Angeles Times. p. 14.
- A.W.. (Oct 4, 1948). "Louis Hayward Stars in Stevenson Story". New York Times. p. 14.
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