With a plot line mostly lifted from 1941's "White Eagle", Columbia's 24th serial (following "The Desert Hawk-1944" and ahead of 1945's "Brenda Starr, Reporter"), "Black Arrow" finds carpet-baggers Jake Jackson and Buck Sherman arriving in Blue Mesa in search of gold. Refused permission by Indian agent Tom Whitley to enter the Navajo reservation, they enter illegally. Black Arrow, son of Navajo chief Aranho, wins a place on the Council of Elders, nosing out Snake-That-Walks. Jackson and Sherman are intercepted by Aranho and Running Water, both of whom they kill. Before dying, Aranho tells Whitney that his son, believed killed years before in an Indian raid, is alive. With the appearance of a disgruntled tribesman named Snake-That-Walks and the information that the Indian agent has a long-lost son coming about in the first chapter, "The City of Gold", there isn't a whole lot going to happen in the next 14 chapters that hasn't already been telegraphed. But, under Indian law, the white ... Written by
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Chapter 1: The City of Gold - Chapter 2: Signal of Fear - Chapter 3: The Seal of Doom - Chapter 4: Terror of the Badlands - Chapter 5: The Secret of the Vault - Chapter 6: Appointment With Death - Chapter 7: The Chamber of Horror - Chapter 8: The Vanishing Dagger! - Chapter 9: Escape From Death - Chapter 10: The Gold Cache - Chapter 11: The Curse of the Killer - Chapter 12: Test by Torture - Chapter 13: The Sign of Evil - Chapter 14: An Indian's Revenge - Chapter 15: The Black Arrow Triumphs See more
You think of everything, Jake!
Well, somebody has to, don't they?