6.7/10
100
9 user 2 critic

The Green Archer (1940)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 25 October 1940 (USA)
Columbia's 12th serial of 57 total (following 1940's "Deadwood Dick" and ahead of 1941's "White Eagle") is another of director's James Horne's "classics" where he evidently figured that the... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay) (as Morgan B. Cox), (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
James Craven ...
...
...
...
...
Brad - Henchman
...
Inspector Ross
...
Capt. Thompson
...
Dinky Stone - Henchman / Radio Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Henchman (scenes deleted)
Edit

Storyline

Columbia's 12th serial of 57 total (following 1940's "Deadwood Dick" and ahead of 1941's "White Eagle") is another of director's James Horne's "classics" where he evidently figured that the same reactions that served him well in Laurel and Hardy films would work well in action serials where he has all hands, heroes and villains alike, doing some kind of over-the top "take", no matter the situation. This loose adaptation of an Edgar Wallace story finds Michael Bellamy (Kenne Duncan in his Kenneth Duncan period) inheriting Garr Castle, but his brother, Abel Bellamy (James Craven, as usual making Oil-Can Harry look smooth), has him imprisoned unjustly and moves into the castle himself. When Michael's wife, Elaine Bellamy (Dorothy Fay), fails to return after visiting Abel, her sister Valerie Howett (Iris Meredith), accompanied by their father, Parker Howett (Forrest Taylor) and private detective Spike Holland (Victor Jory, who even when playing the lead hero gets a villain's name), rent ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

HITS THE BULL'S- EYE FOR THRILL LOVERS! (original print ad-all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 October 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'archer vert  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(15 episodes) | (chapter 2) | (chapter 3-) | (chapter 1)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

10. The Dagger That Failed. See more »

Goofs

Chapter one: Spike is riding in a modern up-to-date taxi, but when a truck smashes into it, it turns into a square-bodied open drivers seat. See more »

Connections

Version of Der grüne Bogenschütze (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Si J'étais Roi
(If I Were King)
Composed by Adolphe Adam
Used throughout the serial
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

copy in Australia

I would be grateful, if some one, may advise, if it is possible to obtain a copy of the Green Archer, VHS, within Australia. It represents a series of recollections, that usher a time of the Saturday serial and the suspense, to be lived, until the next Saturday. Victor Jory, who spent sometime here in Australia, was always the right person, often for the wrong reason, for each Saturday, in a darkened theatre, often interrupted by a nervous projector.


4 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?