The Black Lash is a 1952 American film produced and directed by Ron Ormond starring Lash LaRue and Al "Fuzzy" St. John. It was the eleventh of LaRue's films for Ormond's Western Adventures Productions Inc. The film was the fifth to be released by Howco, Ron Ormond's new film company composed of Ormond and drive-in movie owners Joy N. Houck and J. Francis White, and Ormond's second film as director. The screenplay is credited to Ormond's wife June Carr and his infant (born 1950) son Timothy. The film is composed mostly of footage from previous Ormond LaRue Westerns with the majority of scenes taken from Frontier Revenge (1948) with Ray Bennett repeating his role as the released Duce Rago, making the film a sequel to that film .