|The Scarlet Horseman|
|Directed by||Lewis D. Collins|
|Written by||Tom Gibson|
|Produced by||Morgan Cox|
|Edited by||Irving Birnbaum|
D. Pat Kelley
|Music by||Milton Rosen|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|13 chapters (221 minutes)|
The Scarlet Horseman is a 1946 American Western film serial from Universal Pictures. It is directed by Lewis D. Collins and Ray Taylor. Paul Guilfoyle plays Jim Bannion, secret identity of The Scarlet Horseman, with Janet Shaw as Elise, his love interest. Virginia Christine plays the villainess, Matosca.
Two Texas Rangers investigate the kidnapping of wives and daughters of Senators. In order to do so, one goes undercover as "The Scarlet Horseman", a legendary and respected Comanche figure. The villainess, Matosca, intends to use the kidnappees to force a partition of Texas.
Source: The opening narration to each chapter was by Milburn ("Gunsmoke") Stone.