Jack Armstrong (serial)

Jack Armstrong (1947) is a Columbia film serial, based on the radio adventure series Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy.

Jack Armstrong
Directed byWallace Fox
Produced bySam Katzman
Melville De Lay (associate)
Written byLewis Clay
Royal K. Cole
Arthur Hoerl
George H. Plympton
Leslie Swabacker
StarringJohn Hart
Rosemary LaPlanche
Claire James
Joe Brown, Jr.
Pierre Watkin
Charles Middleton
Narrated byKnox Manning
Music byLee Zahler
CinematographyIra H. Morgan
Edited byEarl Turner
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • February 6, 1947 (1947-02-06) (U.S.)
CountryUnited States


Vic Hardy, a scientist working for Jim Fairfield's aviation company, is kidnapped by Jason Grood's gang after discovering radiation emitting from their secret island base. Grood intends to conquer the world and forces Hardy to assist him.

Fairfield, along with his niece and nephew and, most importantly, the hero of the title, attempt to rescue Hardy and stop Grood's plans. They are assisted by the native tribe living on the island, led by Princess Alura.


  • John Hart as Jack Armstrong
  • Rosemary LaPlanche as Betty Fairfield, niece of Jim Fairfield
  • Claire James as Princess Alura, leader of the native tribe on the island
  • Joe Brown, Jr. as Billy Fairfield, nephew of Jim Fairfield
  • Pierre Watkin as Uncle Jim Fairfield, owner of the aviation company
  • Wheeler Oakman as Professor Hobart Zorn, one of Grood's henchmen
  • Jack Ingram as Blair, Grood's "Spear-point Heavy" (chief henchman)
  • Eddie Parker as Slade, one of Grood's henchmen
  • Hugh Prosser as Vic Hardy, scientist kidnapped from the Fairfield aviation company
  • Charles Middleton as Jason Grood, a mad scientist and the main antagonist (despite Middleton not being billed in the credits.)

Chapter titles

  1. Mystery of the Cosmic Ray
  2. The Far World
  3. Island of Deception
  4. Into the Chasm
  5. The Space Ship
  6. Tunnels of Treachery
  7. Cavern of Chance
  8. The Secret Room
  9. Human Targets
  10. Battle of the Warriors
  11. Cosmic Annihilator
  12. The Grotto of Greed
  13. Wheels of Fate
  14. Journey into Space
  15. Retribution


See also


  1. Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 244–245. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
Preceded by
Son of the Guardsman (1946)
Columbia Serial
Jack Armstrong (1947)
Succeeded by
The Vigilante (1947)

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