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Release Date:
25 October 1940 (USA) See more »
HITS THE BULL'S- EYE FOR THRILL LOVERS! (original print ad-all caps) See more »
Columbia's 12th serial of 57 total (following 1940's "Deadwood Dick" and ahead of 1941's "White Eagle")... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Victor Jory ... Spike Holland
Iris Meredith ... Valerie Howett
James Craven ... Abel Bellamy
Robert Fiske ... Savini
Dorothy Fay ... Elaine Bellamy
Forrest Taylor ... Parker Howett
Jack Ingram ... Henchman Brad
Joseph W. Girard ... Inspector Ross
Fred Kelsey ... Capt. Thompson
Kit Guard ... Dinky Stone, Henchman-Radio Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Lloyd ... Henchman (scenes deleted)
Jack Cheatham ... Cop / Detective Charlie (uncredited)
Edmund Cobb ... Stevens / Agent 4-X / Thug Pilot (uncredited)
Kernan Cripps ... Frank (uncredited)
Charles Dorety ... Thug (uncredited)
Kenne Duncan ... Michael Bellamy (uncredited)
John Elliott ... Brewster (uncredited)
Herbert Evans ... Henderson (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Pete (uncredited)
Al Ferguson ... Butch (uncredited)
Eddie Fetherston ... Turk Martin (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Kardak (uncredited)
Harry Harvey ... Martin (uncredited)
Edward Hearn ... Cop (uncredited)
Jack Hendricks ... Lab Guard (uncredited)
Lloyd Ingraham ... Worthington (uncredited)
Warren Jackson ... Theater Attendant Charlie (uncredited)
John Paul Jones ... Tinder (uncredited)
Johnny Kascier ... Jake (uncredited)
Charles King ... Tardoni (uncredited)
Tom London ... Detective with Shiner (uncredited)
Sam Lufkin ... Thug (uncredited)
Mary MacLaren ... Mrs. Patton (uncredited)
Knox Manning ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Bruce Mitchell ... Cop (uncredited)
Bud Osborne ... Lanton (uncredited)
Fred Parker ... Train Conductor (uncredited)
Constantine Romanoff ... West (uncredited)
Dick Rush ... Cop (uncredited)
Cy Schindell ... Darcy (uncredited)
Harry Tenbrook ... Vrooner (uncredited)

Anthony Warde ... Lefty Brent (uncredited)
Duke York ... Martel aka Harry Madison (uncredited)
Bert Young ... Biff (uncredited)

Directed by
James W. Horne 
Writing credits
Morgan Cox (screenplay) (as Morgan B. Cox) &
John Cutting (screenplay) &
Jesse Duffy (screenplay) (as Jesse A. Duffy) &
James W. Horne (screenplay)

Edgar Wallace  novel

Produced by
Larry Darmour .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Lee Zahler 
Cinematography by
James S. Brown Jr. 
Film Editing by
Dwight Caldwell 
Earl Turner 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carl Hiecke .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Tom Lambert .... sound engineer (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Hendricks .... stunts (uncredited)
Johnny Kascier .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Parker .... stunt double: Victor Jory (uncredited)
Duke York .... stunts (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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285 min (15 episodes) | USA:21 min (chapter 2) | USA:19 min (chapter 3-) | USA:32 min (chapter 1)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
USA:Approved (PCA #6016) (Chapter 5) | USA:Approved (PCA #6578) (Chapter 1) | USA:Approved (PCA #6605) (Chapter 2) | USA:Approved (PCA #6606) (Chapter 3) | USA:Approved (PCA #6615) (Chapter 4) | USA:Approved (PCA #6616) (Chapter 5) | USA:Approved (PCA #6625) (Chapter 6) | USA:Approved (PCA #6645) (Chapter 7) | USA:Approved (PCA #6646) (Chapter 8) | USA:Approved (PCA #6651) (Chapter 9) | USA:Approved (PCA #6664) (Chapter 10) | USA:Approved (PCA #6666) (Chapter 11) | USA:Approved (PCA #6669) (Chapter 12) | USA:Approved (PCA #6685) (Chapter 13) | USA:Approved (PCA #6700) (Chapter 14) | USA:Approved (PCA #6710) (Chapter 15)

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Second childhood, 7 June 2010
Author: MikeMagi from Baltimore MD

Watching episodes of "The Green Archer" took me back some 70 years to the Yorktown Theater which had perhaps the most massive screen of Manhattan's neighborhood houses, where you were engulfed in the action and every close-up literally loomed over you. A Saturday matinée at the Yorktown invariably included a double feature, newsreel, cartoon, comedy short, trailers and the latest installment of a fifteen chapter serial (mostly from Columbia or Republic.) All for 12 cents and sometimes they threw in a free comic book. "The Green Archer" was among the better serials, largely because a genuinely talented actor, Victor Jory, had the lead. And he had just emerged from a screen career largely devoted to skullduggery to cloud mens' minds as "The Shadow" in another Columbia 15-parter. How does "The Green Archer" hold up? The most fun is still watching the hero emerge unscathed from the seemingly hopeless mess he was in at the end of the previous chapter, trapped in a warehouse explosion, driving his roadster off a cliff to crash in flames or stretched out under a ceiling of descending spikes. And there was some pretty good scenery chewing going on from grade B actors like James Craven as evil Abel Bellamy, running a ring of dim-witted jewel thieves out of an ancestral castle with more secret passages than a Poe manse. Only drawback to getting "Green Archer" from Netflix was watching several episodes in a clump --rather than week to week as intended -- which tended to make the bald spots in the plotting sorta' obvious.

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