The Black Arrow

The Black Arrow

Louis Hayward
Director: Gordon M. Douglas Cast: Louis Hayward
Louis Hayward
, Janet Blair
Janet Blair
, George Macready
George Macready
Gordon M. Douglas


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This commendably short adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's The Black Arrow stars Louis Hayward in the title role. Returning from duty in the 15th-century War of the Roses, young Richard Shelton (Hayward) learns that his estate has been claimed by his usurping uncle Sir Daniel Brackley (George Macready), who for good measure has also murdered Richard's father. Forced to elude Brackley's minions, Shelton and his followers eventually manage to thwart the villain with all manner of weaponry, from crossbow to fist. Janet Blair co-stars as Joanna Sedley, whom Richard must rescue from a forced marriage to the brackish Brackley. Black Arrow was remade for television in 1985, with Benedict Taylor and Stephan Chase sharing the hero chores (in the Stevenson original, Richard Shelton and the Black Arrow were two different characters), and top-billed Oliver Reed as Brackley.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/16/2010
UPC: 0043396359710
Original Release: 1948
Rating: NR
Source: Sony Mod
Presentation: [B&W]
Sales rank: 37,283

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Louis Hayward Richard Shelton
Janet Blair Joanna Sedley
George Macready Sir Daniel Brackley
Edgar Buchanan Lawless
Rhys Williams Bennett Hatch
Walter Kingsford Sir Oliver Oates
Lowell Gilmore Duke of Gloucester
Halliwell Hobbes Bishop of Tilsbury
Paul Cavanagh Sir John Sedley
Ray Teal Nick Appleyard
Russell Hicks Sir Harry Shelton
Leslie Denison Sir William Catesby
Betty Fairfax Dame Carter
Billy Bevan Jailer

Technical Credits
Gordon M. Douglas Director
Stephen Goosson Art Director
Charles Lawton Cinematographer
Richard Schayer Screenwriter
Thomas Seller Screenwriter
David P. Sheppard Screenwriter
Edward Small Producer
Leslie Thomas Art Director
Jerome Thoms Editor
Grant Whytock Producer

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