Bio: A portrait frowns...a man gasps a last message...and Rance Raleigh casts aside his modest identity to become the Cavalier! The Cavalier has no special powers other than the Duke De Chantrey’s portrait which warns him of evil afoot. He is, however, a fine fighter and athlete in the swashbuckling tradition. One day Jake Miles is run down by an automobile and brought into Rance Raleigh's curio shop where he tries unsuccessfully to tell Rance something and then dies. But Rance's assistant Rocky sees the ancestral portrait of the Duc De Chantrey frown and Rance knows its time to go into action as the Cavalier.