About the film
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Release Date: September 16, 1948
|Slogan||:||«Crackling thrills only O. HENRY could write!»|
|Production Companies||:||Columbia Pictures|
|Writers||:||Harold Jacob Smith, O. Henry, Edward Huebsch, Edward Huebsch|
Black Eagle is based on The Passing of Black Eagle, a short story by O. Henry. William Bishop stars as Jason Bond, who stays out of trouble by the simple expedient of avoiding other people. Unfortunately, the plot dictates that Bond must come into contact with several characters, all of whom end up fleecing our hero in one way or another. Even so, Jason manages to enjoy a brief romance with pretty Ginny Long (Virginia Patton) before returning to his life of carefree vagabondage. A very minor film, The Black Eagle makes the most of its excellent supporting cast, including Gordon Jones, Trevor Bardette, Will Wright and stuntman extraordinaire Richard Talmadge.