The Green Archer

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

Genres: Mystery, Crime, Action
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,
Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1940-10-25
Run time: 285 minute / 4:45
Director: James W. Horne
Writers: Morgan Cox, James W. Horne, Jesse Duffy.
Production Company : Columbia Pictures
Production Country: United States of America


Victor Jory
as Spike Holland
Iris Meredith
as Valerie Howett
James Craven
as Abel Bellamy
Robert Fiske
as Savini
Dorothy Fay
as Elaine Bellamy
Forrest Taylor
as Parker Howett
Jack Ingram
as Henchman Brad
Joseph W. Girard
as Inspector Ross
Kit Guard
as Dinky Stone
Fred Kelsey
as Capt. Thompson
Jack Cheatham
as Cop / Detective Charlie
Edmund Cobb
as Stevens / Agent 4-X / Thug Pilot
Kernan Cripps
as Frank
Charles Dorety
as Thug
Kenne Duncan
as Michael Bellamy
John Elliott
as Brewster
Herbert Evans
as Henderson
Franklyn Farnum
as Pete
Al Ferguson
as Butch
Eddie Fetherston
as Turk Martin
Chuck Hamilton
as Kardak
Harry Harvey
as Martin
Edward Hearn
as Cop
Jack Hendricks
as Lab Guard
Lloyd Ingraham
as Worthington
Warren Jackson
as Theater Attendant Charlie
John Paul Jones
as Tinder
Johnny Kascier
as Jake
Charles King
as Tardoni
Tom London
as Detective with Shiner
Sam Lufkin
as Thug
Mary MacLaren
as Mrs. Patton
Knox Manning
as Narrator (voice)
Bruce Mitchell
as Cop
Bud Osborne
as Lanton
Fred Parker
as Train Conductor
Constantine Romanoff
as West
Dick Rush
as Cop
Cy Schindell
as Darcy
Harry Tenbrook
as Vrooner
Anthony Warde
as Lefty Brent
Duke York
as Martel aka Harry Madison
Bert Young
as Biff
Edgar Wallace Novel
Morgan Cox Screenplay
James W. Horne Screenplay

James W. Horne Director

Jesse Duffy Screenplay

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