The Scarlet Horseman
The Scarlet Horseman FilmPoster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byLewis D. Collins
Ray Taylor
Written byTom Gibson
Patricia Harper
Joseph O'Donnell
Produced byMorgan Cox
StarringPeter Cookson
Paul Guilfoyle
Janet Shaw
Virginia Christine
CinematographyJerome Ash
George Robinson
Edited byIrving Birnbaum
Jack Dolan
D. Pat Kelley
Alvin Todd
Edgar Zane
Music byMilton Rosen
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • January 12, 1946 (1946-01-12)
Running time
13 chapters (221 minutes)
CountryUnited States

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.


Chapter titles

  1. Scarlet for a Champion
  2. Dry Grass Danger
  3. Railroad Rescue
  4. Staked Plains Stampede
  5. Death Shifts Passengers
  6. Stop that Stage
  7. Blunderbuss Broadside
  8. Scarlet Doublecross
  9. Doom Beyond the Door
  10. The Edge of Danger
  11. Comanche Avalanche
  12. Staked Plains Massacre
  13. Scarlet Showdown

Source:[1] The opening narration to each chapter was by Milburn ("Gunsmoke") Stone.

See also


  1. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 242. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
Preceded byThe Royal Mounted Rides Again (1945) Universal Serial The Scarlet Horseman (1946) Succeeded byLost City of the Jungle (1946)