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The collection contains photographs of the Terror at Black Falls movie site at Scotland, Arkansas, and more recent photographs of House Peters, Jr. and Gary Gray returning to the community for visits. Promotional materials for Terror at Black Falls and other films House Peters, Jr. starred in are included. The collection contains copies of the film in DVD and VHS formats. Also included are photocopied newspaper clippings concerning House Peters, Jr.’s career, photocopied glamour shots and movie stills of House Peters, Sr. and House Peters, Jr., and correspondence between Mary Jean Hall and House Peters, Jr. and Gary Gray. An original copy of the script for Ordeal at Dry Red was given to Mary Jean Hall by House Peters, Jr. His autobiography “Another Side of Hollywood” is part of the collection.

Biographical/Historical Note

Terror at Black Falls was a small-budget western movie filmed in Scotland, Arkansas (Van Buren County) in 1959. House Peters, Jr. starred as the sheriff. This was one of his many roles in "B" western films starring Roy Rogers and Gene Autry, as well as many roles on TV westerns. He also served as the model and live actor for the original "Mr. Clean." Throughout the decades, Mary Jean Hall of Scotland, Arkansas, continued correspondence with House Peters, Jr., as well as Gary Gray, who played the deputy in the original film. House Peters returned to Scotland, Arkansas, in 1992, and Gary Gray also returned to commemorate the making of the film with the people in Van Buren County.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Scotland, Van Buren County (Ark.)





Resource Type



Terror at Black Falls movie memorabilia collection, MS.000810


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Terror at Black Falls movie memorabilia collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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