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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Columbia Pictures production number 805. See more
Chapter ten: Black Arrow fights a Hairy Indian. See more
Black Arrow is your son? Well, I'll be a son of a gun, I theenk!