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Also Known As: Died: May 24, 1986
Born: November 29, 1895 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Colfax, Washington, USA Profession: Cast ...


Director (feature film)

Breakheart Pass (1975) as 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)
A U.S. Marshall tries to bring in a captured outlaw during a treacherous train ride.
A Man Called Horse (1970) as 2nd unit dir
A English lord kidnapped by Indians becomes a part of their tribe.
Rio Lobo (1970) as 2nd unit dir
A Civil War veteran searches for the traitor behind a friend's death.
Song of Norway (1970) as 2nd unit dir
Where Eagles Dare (1969) as 2nd unit dir
An Allied team sets out to free an American officer held by the Nazis in a mountaintop castle.
Blue (1968) as 2nd unit dir
A Mexican bandit, part of a gang led by his father, goes on a raid into the U.S. He falls for a beautiful woman and decides to leave his life of crime and settle down with her. Eventually his father and the gang come back for him, and he finds himself torn between his love for the woman and his loyalty to his father and his fellow gang members.
The Flim-Flam Man (1967) as 2nd unit dir
A seasoned conman teaches a young Army deserter the tricks of the trade.
Khartoum (1966) as 2nd unit dir
Epic story of the British general who fell to the Arabs in 1885.
Cat Ballou (1965) as 2nd unit dir
A prim schoolteacher turns outlaw queen when the railroad steals her land.
The Son of Captain Blood (1964) as Assistant Director
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) as 2nd unit dir
A mad emperor''''s excesses leave the Roman Empire open to barbarian invasions.
El Cid (1961) as 2nd unit dir
Epic film of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz ("El Cid" to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense of honour, still succeeds in taking the initiative and driving the Moors from Spain.
Spartacus (1960) as 2nd Unit Director
The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his owners and leads the other slaves in rebellion. As the rebels move from town to town, their numbers swell as escaped slaves join their ranks. Under the leadership of Spartacus, they make their way to southern Italy, where they will cross the sea and return to their homes. Meanwhile, in Rome, the slave revolt has become a deciding factor in the power struggle between two senators: the republican Gracchus and the militarist Crassus, each of whom sees the fortunes of the rebellion as the key to his own rise to power or humiliating defeat. As the two statesmen attempt to aid, hinder and manipulate the rebels for their own benefit, Spartacus and his followers press on toward freedom.
Swiss Family Robinson (1960) as 2nd Unit Director
Stranded on a deserted island, a close-knit family creates a tropical paradise.
Ben-Hur (1959) as 2nd Unit Director
While seeking revenge, a rebellious Israelite prince crosses paths with Jesus Christ.
Old Yeller (1958) as 2nd Unit Director
A frontier boy develops close ties with a yellow dog.
Helen of Troy (1956) as 2nd Unit Director
A shipwrecked prince's love for a married queen triggers war between Greece and Troy.
Westward Ho the Wagons! (1956) as 2nd Unit Director
Zarak (1956) as Assoc dir
A notorious bandit develops a grudging respect for the English military man assigned to capture him.
King Richard and the Crusaders (1954) as 2nd Unit Director
King Richard''''s attempts to win back the Holy Lands are complicated by his love of a tempestuous Englishwoman.
The Lawless Rider (1954) as Director
Last of the Comanches (1953) as 2nd Unit Director
The only survivors of an Indian raid fight to reach safety at a distant fort.
Hangman's Knot (1952) as 2nd Unit Director
Rebel soldiers raid a Union gold shipment, then learn the Civil War has been over for a month.
Stage to Tucson (1951) as 2nd Unit Director
(Wes ''51). Rod Cameron, Wayne Morris, Kay Buckley, Roy Roberts, Carl Benton Reid, Douglas Fowley. Two Union agents are sent to investigate charges that the Confederates are stealing Arizona stagecoaches and smuggling them into Atlanta in an effort to break the Federal''s western supply line.
The Doolins of Oklahoma (1949) as 2nd Unit Director
An outlaw tries to leave the family gang and go straight.
Hellfire (1949) as 2nd Unit Director
Zeb Smith is a gambler with a larcenous streak, but when an itinerant preacher takes a bullet meant for him, Zeb vows to fulfill the preacher's mission of building a church. Frustrated in his attempts to get donations, Zeb attempts to capture fugitive Doll Brown in order to obtain the reward. But he finds that there's more to Doll than meets the eye. When his old friend Bucky McLean shows up gunning for Doll, Zeb sees a chance to redeem them all... one way or another.
Red Stallion in the Rockies (1949) as Dir of 2d unit
Dangers of the Canadian Mounted (1948) as Director
Crooks discover a Genghis Khan treasure ship on the Canada-Alaska border but the treasure is hidden somewhere on land. In their efforts to find the hidden treasure they resort to murder and sabotage to stop the construction of the Alcan highway which will bring homesteaders to the area. Sergeant Royal of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police battles through 12 episodes to find the crooks and to learn the identity of their mysterious leader known only as 'The Boss'.
Sons of Adventure (1948) as Director
Oklahoma Badlands (1948) as Director
Carson City Raiders (1948) as Director
Frazier is out to stop Nugget's freight line. He has Starky impersonate the notorious outlaw Fargo Jack. But Rocky quickly realizes that the new Sheriff Tom was the real Fargo Jack and he sets out to trap the gang.
Northwest Outpost (1947) as 2nd unit dir
Twilight on the Rio Grande (1947) as 2nd Unit Director
In yet another version of probably Republics most-used single plot---the basis for "The Leathernecks Have Landed"-"Rough Riders Round-Up", "Guns in the Dark", "Remember Pearl Harbor" and a couple of other films from Republic---and with revisions to fit the Autry mold, Gene Autry(Gene Autry) and his pals Dusty Moran (Bob Steele) and Pokie (Sterling Holloway) are in Mexico where Dusty is killed. With the help of Elena Del Rio (Adele Mara), whose father has also been murdered by unknown assailants, Gene discovers that the killings tie in with a jewel-smuggling scheme.
Wyoming (1947) as 2nd Unit Director
Charles Alderson (Bill Elliott as William Elliott) and his wife settle in the Wyoming Territory, and form a lasting friendship with Thomas Jefferson "Windy" Gibson (George Hayes as George "Gabby" Hayes). Alderson's wife dies in childbirth, leaving him with an infant daughter, who he sends to Europe for an education. During the years in which she is abroad, Alderson becomes a wealthy cattle baron. The daughter, Karen (Vera Ralston), returns to Wyoming soon after it has been admitted to statehood. She finds that much of the land her father has considered as his own is now open to homesteaders, and that hostilities have broken out between the two factions. Alderson's foreman, Glenn Forrester (John Carroll), a former lawyer with whom Karen falls in love, warns Alderson against using violence in dealing with the homesteaders. Duke Lassister (Albert Dekker), a smooth operator dealing in cattle rustling, sets himself up as a spokesman for the homesteaders and uses their fight with Alderson to further his own interests. When Lassister murders Windy, Alderson hires a gang of outlaws to war on the homesteaders.
That's My Man (1947) as 2nd Unit Director
Angel and the Badman (1947) as 2nd Unit Director
When a Quaker girl nurses a notorious gunman back to health, he tries to adopt her peaceful ways.
My Pal Trigger (1946) as 2nd Unit Director
A cowboy fights to clear his name when he's accused of shooting a friend's horse.
Sun Valley Cyclone (1946) as 2nd Unit Director
Under Nevada Skies (1946) as 2nd Unit Director
Rodeo star Roy Rogers (Roy Rogers), returning with his horse "Trigger" to his home town, finds old Tom Craig (Leyland Hodgson) murdered and offers his aid to "acting sheriff" Gabby Whittaker (George Hayes). Roy meets Helen Williams (Dale Evans), new singer at the Trading Post club, who is on her way to see Craig about a family-heirloom crest which he has stolen from her father. Arthur Courtney (Douglass Dumbrille)is informed by his henchmen that Craig is dead but they were unable to find the crest since Gabby, Helen and Roy had appeared on the scene. He orders them to get rid of Roy and Helen. After narrowly missing being killed while on their way to an Indian pow-wow, Roy and Gabby go to the Craig ranch where they discover an old clock and the crest hidden it it. They are taken captive by Courtney's henchmen and watch Courtney press a catch on the crest and take out a piece of paper. A fight ensues and The Sons of the Pioneers (Bob Nolan, Tim Spencer, Hugh Farr, Karl Farr and "Shug" Fisher) and Roy's Indian friends come to Roy's and Gabby's aid.
Santa Fe Uprising (1946) as 2nd Unit Director
The Duchess (Martha Wentworth), the aunt of Red Ryder (Allan Lane), comes to town to protect her property. Crawford (Barton MacLane), a town big-shot behind an outlaw gang, tries to prevent her from reaching her destination, but the attack is thwarted by Red. The latter is made town marshal, and when he gets too close to the truth and is making it too hot for the Crawford faction, Crawford has his henchman Luke (Dick Curtis) kidnap Red's Indian friend Little Beaver (Bobby Blake).
Santa Fe Saddlemates (1945) as Stunt dir
Governor Price (Frank Jaquet) sends Sunset Carson (Sunset Carson) to investigate a smuggling ring which is baffling the Border Patrol. Newspaper woman Ann Morton (Linda Stirling) is working incognito in the saloon waiting for a break on the smuggling story. By posing as an expected outlaw named Brazos Kane (Kenne Duncan), Sunset becomes a member of the gang. Ann discovers his real identity and purpose but conceals her knowledge, even from him.
Great Stagecoach Robbery (1945) as 2nd Unit Director
The Topeka Terror (1945) as 2nd Unit Director
The land-rush opening of the Cherokee Strip brings in its wake a scattering of outlaws and claim jumpers. Among these is a crooked promoter. Trent Parker (Frank Jacquet), and his henchmen who plan a huge swindle by compiling falsified reports, putting the claims of honest settlers into the names of various henchmen. Clay Stevens (Allan Lane), a government agent posing as a drifting cowhand, advises the settlers to organize their resistance. Ben Jode (Roy Barcroft), the gang leader, runs for sheriff so he can gain full control of the town.
Along the Navajo Trail (1945) as 2nd Unit Director
U.S. Deputy Marshal Roy investigates the disappearance of a government agent who has come to Dale's father's Lazy A Ranch. The bad guys want the land the ranch sits on because they know an oil pipeline is planned through this location. Songs include the title song and the famous "Cool Water."
Dakota (1945) as 2nd Unit Director
In 1871, professional gambler John Devlin (John Wayne) elopes with Sandra "Sandy" Poli (Vera Ralston), daughter of Marko Poli (Hugo Haas), an immigrant who has risen to railroad tycoon. Sandy, knowing that the railroad is to be extended into Dakota, plans to use their $20,000 nest egg to buy land options to sell to the railroad at a profit. On the stage trip to Ft. Abercrombie, their fellow passengers are Jim Bender (Ward Bond) and Bigtree Collins (Mike Mazurki), who practically own the town of Fargo and Devlin is aware that they are prepared to protect the little empire...trying to drive out the farmers by burning their property, destroying their wheat, and blaming the devastation on the Indians. Continuing their journey north on the river aboard the "River Bird', Sandy and John meet Captain Bounce (Walter Brennan), an irascible old seafarer. Two of Bendender's henchmen, Slagin (Grant Withers) and Carp (Paul Fix), board the boat and relieve John of his $20,000 at gunpoint. Captain Bounce, chasing the robber's dinghy, wrecks his boat on a sandbar. At Fargo, the land wars begin and John teams with the wheat farmers against the Bender gang. Several attempts are made on his life and Collins tries to frame him for murder.
Federal Operator 99 (1945) as Director
Manhunt of Mystery Island (1945) as Director
A young couple journeys to Mystery Island to rescue the girl's father, who is being held prisoner by the evil Captain Mephisto, a pirate from 200 years ago who uses his Transformation Machine to travel forward in time and disguise himself as one of the four owners of Mystery Island.
Sheriff of Cimarron (1945) as Director
Cimarron is a wild town overrun by outlaws. Sunset, who was framed as a cattle rustler, has just been released from prison after 3 years when he winds up in Cimarron. On his first day there, he foils a robbery attempt of the express office and kills 2 of the 3 outlaws. The greatful town makes him sheriff and the next day, he foils another robbery of the gold in the express office. What Sunset does not know is that his brother Ted is the leader of the outlaws and was the one who framed him for the cattle rustling.
The San Antonio Kid (1944) as 2nd Unit Director
A geologist has found oil on the neighboring ranches and teams up with Ace who has his gang create a reign of terror to get the ranchers to sell out. But to get rid of Red Ryder, Ace sends for the San Antonio Kid. Arriving, the Kid has a freak accident and Red comes along to save his life. When the Kid later meets with Ace he learns that Red is the man he has been paid to kill.
Tucson Raiders (1944) as 2nd Unit Director
In Elliot's initial appearance as Red Ryder, he finds himself framed for murder. Little Beaver then foils the crooked Sheriff's attempt to have Red killed excaping jail. When Hannah Rogers gives the Sheriff a note, Red sees her give him a signal. Gabby lifts the note and Red decodes it. The Duchess then gets a confession from Hannah enabling Red to set out after the outlaws.
San Fernando Valley (1944) as 2nd Unit Director
A ranch owner fires his ranch hands and brings in women to replace them. The owner's daughter wants the male hands back and comes up with a plan to do it. They will rustle the horses and when the women hands are unable to find them, they will bring them in and get their old jobs back. But the two hands that steal the horses sell them and then claim they were robbed.
Vigilantes of Dodge City (1944) as 2nd Unit Director
Red Ryder (Bill Elliott as Wild Bill Elliott) and Little Beaver (Bobby Blake) arrive on the scene too late to prevent the hold-up of the freight coach and the theft of a big bank shipment. Red's Aunt, the Duchess (Alice Fleming), operates the freight line and is unaware that banker Luther Jennings (LeRoy Mason) wants to scare her into selling him the freight line at a low figure. Jennings has Red's herd of horses stampeded, and makes it appear that Red staged a fake stampede in order to defraud the government. Captain Glover (Stephen Barclay) arrests Red, who maintains his innocence and persuades General Wingate (Stanley Andrews) to allow him to go after the real crook. Little Beaver accidently finds the gang's cave-hideout and Red and Captain Glover find evidence proving Red's innocence and incriminating Jennings.

Cast (feature film)

Rocky Mountain (1950) as Ryan
A Confederate troop makes a last desperate attempt to build up an army in the West.
The Showdown (1950) as Davis
Shadrach Jones (William Elliott), ex-Texas State Policeman, has a ruthless determination to find and kill the man who shot his brother in the back and stole the money with which he was to buy a ranch for he and Shadrach. At the saloon-hotel ran by Adelaide (Marie Windsor), Shadrach is convinced that one of the cowhands on a cattle drive by Captain McKellar (Walter Brennan) to Montana is the killer, and he takes the trail-herd boss job to identify the man. McKellar preaches to Jones that he should forget revenge and let the law of retribution take care of the killer. Shadrach's hard driving of the men and his hunt for the killer makes him bitterly hated, and his retribution quest ends in a manner he has not anticipated.
Hidden Valley Outlaws (1944) as Tracy
Lawyer Leland is using land rights to kick the ranchers off their land. When Wild Bill and Gabby arrive to help the ranchers, he has actor Percel frame them for murder and then incites the townsmen to lynch them.
Pride of the Plains (1944) as Bowman
King of the Cowboys (1943) as Heavy
The Governor sends Roy to help bring in a gang of saboteurs. Roy joins a traveling show and soon learns the saboteurs communicate during Maurice's mind reading act that uses a hidden receiver. But Maurice is on to Roy. Roy narrowly escapes when Maurice leaves him tied up in a warehouse they are blowing up. But Maurice then kills a man and blames Roy who now finds himself in jail.
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) as Young cavalry man
A U.S. mercenary and an army of peasants fight for Spain.
Calling Wild Bill Elliott (1943) as Guard
The ruthless self-appointed Governor Nichols and his militia are driving ranchers off their land. When they go after the Culver's, Wild Bill arrives to help them and the outnumbered ranchers fight back.
Shadows on the Sage (1942) as Red Harvey
Gauchos of Eldorado (1941) as Snakes
Gaucho escapes from Braden's gang only to be shot by them. The Mesquiteers drive away the outlaws and take his money on to his mother. But Isabella thinks Tucson is her long lost son and they don't have the heart to tell her he is dead.
Prairie Pioneers (1941) as Morrison
The Great Train Robbery (1941) as Klefner
Kansas Cyclone (1941) as Wagon driver
Frontier Vengeance (1940) as Zack
Ghost Valley Raiders (1940) as Marty Owens
The Ranger and the Lady (1940) as McNair
While Sam Houston in in the nation's capital trying to get Texas into the Union, his aide is trying to impose a self-serving tax on the use of the Santa Fe trail. The lady owner of a wagon train is using the trail, and a Texas Ranger comes to her assistance.
Under Texas Skies (1940) as Talbot
Stony Brooke (Robert Livingston) returns to his home town only the learn that his father, Sheriff Brooke (Wade Boteler), has been murdered and that his boyhood friend, Tucson Smith (Bob Steele) has been convicted and is to hang for the killing. The killing was actually committed by Brooke's deputy Tom Blackton (Henry Brandon),when he feared that his activities as the secret head of a gang of cattle rustlers and bank robbers was about to be exposed. Blackton has taken over as Sheriff. Rancher Jim Marsden (Rex Lease) helps Tucson escape, and Stony encounters the wounded Tucson and helps him back to his ranch, where Tucson's sister, Helen (Lois Ranson) treats his wounds. When Blackton's posse arrive, Tucson escapes through a trap door and heads for the hills. Blackton convinces Stony of Tucson's guilt, and Stony becomes a deputy with the intent of hunting down his former friend. But he changes his mind when a circuit judge (Harrison Greene), coming to preside over a new trial for Tucson, is killed. Stony continues to work for Blackton, hoping to get the evidence needed to clear Tucson, and tells his jack-of-all-trades friend Lullaby (Rufe Davis), who has taken over the barber shop from Smithers (Earle Hodgins), to try to get some information from his talkative customers.
Pioneers of the West (1940) as Nolan
Cowboys from Texas (1939) as Dawson
Texas has opened up land for homesteaders. Clay Allison wants their land and has his men led by Plummer try to start a range war between them and the ranchers. With each side suspecting the other of their problems, the Mesquiteers realize someone else is responsible. Stony suspects Plummer and fakes leaving the Mesquiteers to join Plummer's gang hoping to find out who it is.
Wyoming Outlaw (1939) as Ed Sims
With himself and his father out of work due to Balsinger who controls the jobs, Will Parker is stealing cattle to feed his family. The Mesquiteers try to help him out but he is caught and jailed. Escaping jail and eluding the ensuing manhunt, he heads for Balsinger and a showdown.
Gone With the Wind (1939) as A renegade
Classic tale of Scarlett O'Hara's battle to save her beloved Tara and find love during the Civil War.
Stagecoach (1939) as Cavalry scout
A group of disparate passengers battle personal demons and each other while racing through Indian country.
The Kansas Terrors (1939) as Sergeant
Ten Laps to Go (1938) as Barney [Smith]
Trouble in Texas (1937) as Squint Harmer
Tex is on the rodeo circuit looking for the men that killed his brother and he finds them in Middleton. Barker expects his man Squint to win the prize money but when Tex starts winning all the events, they put the poisoned needle in his halter rope, planning to have him mysteriously die just as the others did.
It Could Happen to You (1937) as Truck driver
Painted Stallion, The (1937)
The period is the 1820's and the first wagon train leaves Independence heading west to Santa Fe. In order to maintain his power, the ruthless Official at Santa Fe must not let them arrive and he sends out his men to stop them. The wagon train then has to endure repeated attacks but is aided by a mysterious rider that shoots singing arrows and rides a painted stallion.
Conquest (1937) as Cossack
A Polish countess sacrifices her virtue to Napoleon to save her homeland.
Heart of the Rockies (1937) as Charley Coe
The Mesquiteers are supposedly losing cattle to a bear from the adjoining National park. But the culprits are the Dawson clan who kill the cattle and use Davey's pet bear to leave tracks. When Davey breaks his leg, they find a crutch mark along with the bear tracks and head after the Dawson's.
The Riders of the Whistling Skull (1937) as Otah
After a member of an archeological expedition is murdered, Stony convinces the other two reluctant Mesquiteers to accompany them. After another member is killed it becomes apparent that Rutledge and the Indian Otah are the culprits, but they are now in Indian territory without food and water.
Range Defenders (1937) as Hodge
Hit the Saddle (1937) as Buck
Unable to legally capture and sell a herd of protected wild horses, corrupt rancher Rance Macgowan uses his trained killer horse, Volcano, to substitute for the real leader of the herd and cause havoc and death among the ranches. With the government about to drop the restrictions on rounding up the herd, the Three Mesquiteers find themselves in the middle of the controversy after their friend, Sheriff Miller is killed by Volcano.
Riders of the Rockies (1937) as Sergeant Beef
Prairie Thunder (1937) as [Chief] High Wolf
A scout risks his life to repair telegraph wires torn down by the Indians.
Gunsmoke Ranch (1937) as Spider
Flagg is relocating flood victims to Gunsmoke Ranch. The Three Mesquiteers know Flagg to be a crook and try to warn them. They ignore the warning and improve the land only to find that it has been condemned for a new dam.
The Oregon Trail (1936) as Tom
U. S. Army Captain John Delmont takes a leave of absence to find out what happened to his missing father. Later he leads a wagon train to California and goes after the bad guys involved in his father's disappearance.
Ghost-Town Gold (1936) as Buck
Barrington's men rob the bank and hide the gold in a ghost town. The ghost town's only citizen finds the gold and tries to use it to bet on a boxing match. Seeing the gold, the Mesquiteers rush to the ghost town and recover the rest of it. They need to get it to the bank before it opens but Barrington's men stand in the way.
Winds of the Wasteland (1936) as
The arrival of the telegraph put Pony Express riders like John Blair and his pal Smoky out of work. A race will decide whether they or stageline owner Drake get the government mail contract.
Roarin' Lead (1936) as Canary
King of the Pecos (1936) as Pete Smith
Profiteer Alexander Stiles (Cy Kendall) lays claim to a million acres of range in the Pecos River country, but a rancher named Clayborn (John Beck) stands in his way as he has already claimed the water-rich location of Sweetwater as his own, and refuses Stiles' $1000 offer for his land. Led by the murderous Ash (Jack Clifford), the hired guns of Stiles kill Clayborn and his wife (Mary MacLaren) but their young son John (Bradley Metcalfe Jr.) survives and joins his grandfather in Austin. As the boy grows into a man he learns the use of a law book as well as a six gun, intending to use both to bring Stiles to justice. As lawyer John Clay (John Wayne), he travels to the Cottonwood headquarters of Stiles, self-proclaimed King of the Pecos, and meets Hank Matthews (Arthur Aylesworth) and Josh Billings (Herbert Heywood), two cattlemen thrown into poverty through the crooked dealings of Stiles. John serves a summons for Stiles to appear in court but the circuit judge (James Marcus) is too frightned to face the might of Stiles. John sends Hank to round up other impoverished cattlemen, and they provide the judge with an armed escort to Cottonwood. The judge upholds the ranchers' pleas for use of water and grass, and Stiles sees most of his ill-gotten gains turned over to public domain for proper filing. Stiles convinces newcomers Eli Jackson (Edward Hearn) and his daughter Belle (Muriel Evans) that John is trying to cheat the ranchers and file claims for himself. He also plans an ambush for those riding through the canyon to file claims and he sends Ash and his gunmen to the hills, instructing them to shoot anyone without the white arm bands he has supplied to his own riders. John discovers the plot and has the ranchers to also wear white arm bands, ensuring their safe passage. With their claim successfully filed the ranchers plan a cattle drive to Abilene where the railroad is promising $20 a head. Stiles steals whatever cattle he can and moves his outlaws to Sweetwater, where he hopes to extort money for use of the water there from the trail drivers. When the drive reaches Sweetwater, John confronts Stiles, revealing that he is the son of the murdered Clayborn's and that Sweetwater rightfully belongs to him. Following a siege by John and the ranchers, Stiles tries to escape by buckboard, but when the wagon tips over he is crushed by the safe containing money he has stolen from others. John pursues Ash into the rocks, offering him a chance to draw first and then ills him. John leaves his gun and his quest for revenge at the site and turns his mind to Belle and his law career.
The Lonely Trail (1936) as Horrell
Though he fought for the North in the Civil War, John is asked by the Governor of Texas to get rid of some troublesome carpetbaggers. He enlists the help of Holden before learning that Holden too is plundering the local folk.
Wildcat Trooper (1936) as The Raven
Pals of the Range (1935) as Brown
Circle of Death (1935) as Yak
Cyclone of the Saddle (1935) as Snake
Rough Riding Ranger (1935) as "Draw"
Welcome Home (1935) as
Outlaw Rule (1935) as Blaze Tremaine
Lawless Range (1935) as Joe Burns
John Middleton is investigating cattle rustling when he is captured and tossed into a cave with Emmett, a rancher who disappeared earlier. They help each other escape and learn that a local banker is trying to scare everyone away to grab up some secret gold mines.
Paradise Canyon (1935) as Curly Joe Gale
Sent to find counterfeiters, John Wyatt joins Doc Carter's medicine show. They arrive in the town where Curly Joe runs his counterfeiting operation. Carter was once framed by Curly Joe and Curly Joe tries to get rid of him. But John foils his attempts and learning Curly Joe is the counterfeiter, goes after him.
The Dawn Rider (1935) as Barkeeper
John Mason is hit with a bullet. Alice who nurses him turns out to be the sister of the man Mason is looking for, the man who gunned down his father.
Westward Ho (1935) as Red
Ballard's trail jumpers attack the Wyatt Company wagon train, killing young John's parents and kidnaping his brother, Jim. In post-Civil War California, John Wyatt, now a man, pulls together a vigilante posse, The Singing Riders, who all ride white horses, dress alike, and ride the trails singing and rounding up outlaw gangs. Meanwhile, John is ever on the lookout for the gang that murdered his parents.
Fighting Through (1934) as Big Jack Thorpe
The Battling Buckaroo (1934) as Sheriff Hank Jones
Guns for Hire (1934) as
Gunfighter Ken Wayne gets hired at Thorton's sheep ranch to help fight the cattleman Moran and his gang. In Moran's gang is Whispering Carlyle, the man that raised Wayne and taught him how to shoot, and who has never been beaten on the draw. They both hope they will not have to face each other when the showdown comes.
The Star Packer (1934) as Yak
A U.S. Marshall takes on the job of defeating a mysterious criminal.
The Man from Hell (1934) as Yak
Clint Mason returns from prison after serving three years for a crime he didn't commit and finds his girl friend is about to marry Anse McCloud. He suspects McCloud is the wanted murderer that escaped from the same prison he was in. But McCloud has a large gang that includes the Marshal and Clint's life is quickly in danger.
Randy Rides Alone (1934) as Spike
An undercover agent searches for a murderous outlaw.
Blue Steel (1934) as Danti, the "Polka Dot Bandit"
When Sheriff Jake sees a man at the safe and then finds the payroll gone, he trails him. Just as he is about to arrest him, the man saves his life. Still suspicious, he joins up with the man and later they learn that Melgrove, the towns leading citizen, is trying to take over the area's ranches by having his gang stop all incoming supply wagons. With the ranchers about to sell to Melgrove, the two newcomers say they will bring in provisions.
The Man from Utah (1934) as Cheyenne Kent
The Marshal sends John Weston to a rodeo to see if he can find out who is killing the rodeo riders who are about to win the prize money. Barton has organized the rodeo and plans to leave with all the prize money put up by the townspeople. When it appears that Weston will beat Barton's rider, he has his men prepare the same fate for him that befell the other riders.
The Lawless Frontier (1934) as Joe
Two gunmen team up to take on a Mexican bandit who''''s done them both wrong.
West of the Divide (1934) as Hank
Ted Hayden impersonates a wanted man and joins Gentry's gang only to learn later that Gentry was the one who killed his father. He saves Virginia Winters' dad's ranch from Gentry and also rescues his long-lost brother Spud.
'Neath the Arizona Skies (1934) as Sam Black
Chris Morrell, the guardian of Indian girl Nina, is helping her track down her missing father. Until he is found, she is the heir to a rich oil field and in danger from Sam Black, whose gang is out to steal the lands. The outlaws knock out Chris and dress him in the clothes of a wanted bank robber. When Chris awakes, he discovers that now he must continue the quest while running from the law himself.
The Lucky Texan (1934) as Cole
Jerry Mason (Wayne), a young Texan, and Jake Benson (Hayes), an old rancher, become partners and strike it rich with a gold mine. They then find their lives complicated by bad guys and a woman.
Texas Tornado (1934) as Jackson
Sagebrush Trail (1933) as Ed Walsh
A man, wrongly imprisoned for murder, escapes to track down the real killer.
Fighting Texans (1933) as Hank
Nash makes fast talking salesman Graves the manager of a new oil well being drilled. Graves continues his sales pitch getting the townspeople to buy shares in the well. When Nash arrives, shuts down the well, takes the money and leaves, and the angry mob starts to gather, Graves is in trouble.
Riders of Destiny (1933) as
Badguy Kincaid controls the local water supply and plans to do in the other ranchers. Government agent Saunders shows up undercover to do in Kincaid and win the heart of one of his victims Fay Denton.
The Telegraph Trail (1933) as High Wolf
An Army scout volunteers to string telegraph wires through Indian territory.
Scarlet River (1933) as Yak
During location shooting, a movie cowboy is called upon to act like the real thing.
Law and Lawless (1932) as Tex Barnes
Last of the Mohicans, The (1932)
Natty Bumppo, known as Hawk-Eye, is a frontiersman in the American wilderness. Together with his Indian friends Chingachgook and Uncas, he fights battles against nefarious white soldiers as well as the vicious Indian Magua and his cohorts.
Shadow of the Eagle, The (1932)
The Eagle uses sky writing to make threats against a corporation. Nathan Gregory owns a travelling fairground and is thought to be the Eagle. Craig McCoy is a pilot who goes looking for the Eagle when Gregory turns up missing.
Cheyenne Cyclone (1932) as Ed Brady
Last Frontier, The (1932)
A frontier newspaper editor Kirby battles outlaw Tiger Morris who is causing indian uprisings to drive away settlers so that he will can claim a gold deposit as his own. With the help of General Custer, right wins out. Presented in serial form in 12 episodes.
The Hurricane Horseman (1931) as Sheriff Jones
Gomex has kidnapped Don Roberto and is holding him for ransom. Hoping to rescue Roberto and his daughter, Smith gets a job in Gomez's camp supposedly to repair their guns. Instead he fixes the guns so they will misfire. When Gomez refuses to let him go, he sends his horse for the Sheriff.
Cheyenne Kid (1931) as Utah Kane
Two Fisted Justice (1931) as Perkins
Vanishing Legion, The (1931)
A mysterious master criminal known as The Voice plots with his gang to sabotage the Milesburg Oil Company, but the rightful heir has a secret army of her own to protect her rights.
The Pueblo Terror (1931) as Ballan
Bill Summers is after Weston for cutting off the ranchers water supply and then buying up their ranches. But the real culprit is his foreman Vallon who now kills a man and frames Bill for the murder. Bill now has to bring in Vallon while avoiding the Sheriff and his posse who are on his trail.
Battling With Buffalo Bill (1931)
A western adventure serial in 12 episodes. Buffalo Bill battles gambler Jim Rodney who is trying to scare off the townspeople so he can gain possession of a gold strike discovered in the area. A nearby Indian tribe is provoked to attack the town and the cavalry is called in.
Firebrand Jordan (1930) as Red Carson
'Firebrand' Jordan (Lane Chandler) is a ranger sent into the high Sierras to assist the local Sheriff Ed Burns (Tom London) in captruing a mysterious band of counterfeiters. His coming is made known to the gang leader, who sends three of his henchmen to get the ranger and gets three empty horses back. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Judd Howe (Fred Harvey) has disappeared, leaving his two daughters,Joan (Aline Goodwin) and Peggy (Marguerite Ainslee), worried and in financial distress. The big-moneyed man of the district, David Hampton (Sheldon Lewis),lying that their father owes him money, attempts to make Joan accede to his less-than-honorable wishes.Jordan discovers that Hampton is really the gang leader he is hunting, succeeds in capturing the outlaws in an old mine, frees Howe who was being held prisoner, and wins the hand of Joan.
Ridin' Law (1930) as Buck Lambert
Remade in 1939 by Harry S. Webb as "Riders of the Sage" with Bob Steele, Claire Rochelle and Carleton Young taking the roles played here, with the role names changed, by Jack Perrin, Renee Borden and Jack Mower; Seeking his father's killer in Mexico, Jack Rowland (Jack Perrin) falls into the clutches of Buck Lambert (Yakima Canutt) and his band of smugglers. Carmencita (Renee Borden) and Ricardo (Jack Mower), whom Jack thinks are sweetheats, are with the gang but help Jack escape.They tell him they are undercover agents working for the Mexican government to apprehend the smuggling gang. With Jack's help, their mission is accomplished and Jack discovers Buck to be the killer of his father. He also happily discovers that Ricardo is Carmencita's brother and not her sweetheart.
Canyon Hawks (1930) as Jack Benson
Cattleman Benson finds Mildred and her brother George living in one of his cabins and their sheep are on his land. Attracted to Mildred, he not only lets her stay, he deeds part of his land to her. This leads to trouble with the other cattlemen.
Westward Bound (1930) as Jim
After Bob Lansing (Jay Wilsey as Buffalo Bill Jr). is involved in a nightclub scrape, where he meets Montana rancher Madge Holt (Allen Ray), his father sends him out west with his chauffeur Ben (Ben Corbett). In Montana, they are mistaken for rustlers Dick (Tom London) and Jim (Yakima Canutt), and Bob again meets Madge, who recognizes him but wishes to make things difficult for him.
Bar L Ranch (1930) as Steve
Bob Tyler (Buffalo Bill Jr.) has rustler trouble while driving a herd of cattle to the new owner, but he refuses to turn the herd over to Frank Kellogg (Wally Wales). He has a run-in with Jean Polk (Betty Baker), discovers she is the owner of the cattle, and is fired. With his friend, Barney McCool (Ben Corbett), Bob snoops around and discovers that Kellogg is behind the rustling.
The Lonesome Trail (1930) as Two Gun
A Texan's Honor (1929) as Bob Morgan
Bad Men's Money (1929) as
The Three Outcasts (1929) as Dick Marsh
Captain Cowboy (1929) as
Hellhounds of the Plains (1927) as "Yak" Hammond
Desert Greed (1926) as
The Devil Horse (1926) as Dave Garson
A boy's family is wiped out in an Indian massacre of a wagon train and he is captured. He befriends a wild colt. Years later, following his escape, he is recaptured by Indians who force him to fight their vicious devil horse . The horse looks somewhat familiar.
The Fighting Stallion (1926) as Yak
The Iron Rider (1926) as Yak Halliday
The Outlaw Breaker (1926) as York Darnell
Scar Hanan (1925) as Scar Hanan
White Thunder (1925) as Chick Richards
Wild Horse Canyon (1925) as Yak Davson
The Cactus Cure (1925) as Bud Osborne, the foreman
The Human Tornado (1925) as Jim Marlow
Romance and Rustlers (1925) as Bud Kane
A Two-Fisted Sheriff (1925) as Jerry O'Connell
Ridin' Comet (1925) as Slim Ranthers
Ridin' Mad (1924) as Steve Carlson
Branded a Bandit (1924) as Jess Dean
The Desert Hawk (1924) as A handy man to the foreman of the Mirage Ranch
Sell 'Em Cowboy (1924) as Luke Strong
The Forbidden Range (1923) as Buck Madison
The Heart of a Texan (1922) as Link
The Girl Who Dared (1920) as Bob Purdy

Cinematography (feature film)

The Son of Captain Blood (1964) as 2nd unit photog

Writer (feature film)

Riders of Golden Gulch (1932) as Original Story
Scar Hanan (1925) as Story

Stunts (feature film)

Breakheart Pass (1975) as Stunt Coordinator
A U.S. Marshall tries to bring in a captured outlaw during a treacherous train ride.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Equus (1977) as Technical Consultant (Horses)
A psychoanalyst tries to help a young man who blinded a stable full of horses.
They Died with Their Boots On (1942) as Double
Romanticized biography of General George Armstrong Custer and his last stand.
Stagecoach (1939) as Stunts
A group of disparate passengers battle personal demons and each other while racing through Indian country.
Riders of the Black Hills (1938) as Stunts
Welcome Home (1935) as Stunts
Elinor Norton (1934) as Stunts
Wild Gold (1934) as Double

Cast (short)

Ben-Hur: Behind the Scenes with Glenn H. Randall & Yakima Canutt (1959)
This promotional short offers a behind-the-scenes look of the making of "Ben-Hur" (1959), focusing on how Glen Randall and Yakima Canutt worked together to film the legendary chariot race.

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