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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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Also Known As:
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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10. The Dagger That Failed.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
copy in Australia, 26 January 2003

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.

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