Unrated | | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A wanted Russian lieutenant becomes a masked vigilante seeking vengeance upon the man who stole his family's land, only to fall for his charming daughter.
This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. Because of poor documentation (feature films were often not identified by title in conventional sources) no record has yet been found of its initial television broadcast. Its earliest documented telecast was Sunday 12 September 1948 on freshly launched WJZ (Channel 7), New York City. This airing proved to be so popular that WJZ soon afterwards inaugurated a series of silent film features that eventually totaled over 20 more titles over the next 12 months. In Chicago, on Friday 22 October 1948, it was the first feature to be aired on freshly launched WENR (Channel 7).
The Black Eagle does not war against women. My lady, you are as free as you are beautiful - and that is, very very free!
The story is set during the reign of Catherine the Great, who died in 1796, but the clothing styles are much closer to those worn in the early 19th century. And at one point Vladimir lights a candle with a friction match, which weren't invented until 1826.
Killiam Shows, Inc. copyrighted a restored, tinted and scored version in 1971, currently available on video with running time of 72 minutes. The restoration was done by Karl Malkames and the theater organ score was by Lee Irwin.