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Stanley Andrews

Stanley Andrews

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1891-08-27

145 Movies · 1 TV Series

Biography

Early life. Andrews was born in Chicago, Illinois. Little is known of his early years, except that he was reared in the Midwest. As a young adult, he acted on stage and in radio. Career. Andrews worked in stock theater early in his career. In an interview in 1957, he credited acting in Minneapolis in 1916 for giving him the confidence necessary "to embark on a successful career." He recalled that the troupe presented a different play each week for 52 weeks.His first big role was on radio as Daddy Warbucks in the Little Orphan Annie series, where he starred from 1931 to 1936. He appeared in more than 250 movies, which included Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Beau Geste, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Ox-Bow Incident, It's a Wonderful Life, State of the Union, The Lemon Drop Kid, Superman and the Mole Men (the very first theatrical Superman film); his final film role in Cry Terror! in 1958. Besides his regular appearances on Death Valley Days, he appeared in seventeen episodes of The Range Rider, with Jock Mahoney and Dick Jones, eleven segments of Annie Oakley, ten episodes of The Gene Autry Show, seven episodes of The Lone Ranger, six appearances on Buffalo Bill, Jr., again with Dick Jones, and four times each on Tales of the Texas Rangers and the western aviation series, Sky King. In the latter series with Kirby Grant and Gloria Winters, Andrews was cast as Jim Herrick in "Danger Point", and as Josh Bradford in "The Threatening Bomb" (both 1952) and as Old Dan Grable in "Golden Burro" and as Pop Benson in "Rustlers on Wheels" (both 1956). Andrews portrayed Dr. Henry Fulmer in the 1955 episode "Joey Saves the Day" of the NBC children's western series, Fury. His role as the Old Ranger began in 1952 and ended in 1963, when the sponsors of Death Valley Days, U.S. Borax, decided upon a younger man to be the series host. The choice fell on Ronald Reagan, who, like Andrews, was from Illinois and shared an interest in western history. When Reagan left the show to run for Governor, hosting duties were taken over by Reagan's good friend, Robert Taylor. Taylor died during the series run and was succeeded by Dale Robertson. Death. In 1969, Andrews died in Los Angeles, California, aged 77. He was survived by two nephews.

Movies & TV Series

1952.

8 Movies · 1 TV Series
TV
Death Valley Days

Death Valley Days

1952
Death Valley Days is an American radio and television anthology series featuring true stories of the old American West, particularly the Death Valley area. Created in 1930 by Ruth Woodman, the program...
The Bad and the Beautiful

The Bad and the Beautiful

7
1952
Told in flashback form, the film traces the rise and fall of a tough, ambitious Hollywood producer, Jonathan Shields, as seen through the eyes of various acquaintances, including a writer, James Lee B...
Talk About a Stranger

Talk About a Stranger

6.91
1952
Small-town gossips rage over the arrival of a mysterious stranger.
Montana Belle

Montana Belle

1952
Oklahoma outlaw Belle Starr meets the Dalton gang when rescued from lynching by Bob Dalton, who falls for her. So do gang member Mac and wealthy saloon owner Tom Bradfield, who's enlisted in a bankers...
Man from the Black Hills

Man from the Black Hills

1952
As other "B"-western series kept dropping like flies in 1952, Johnny Mack Brown kept grinding 'em out for Monogram. In Man From Black Hills, Johnny tries to help locate his saddle pal Jim Fallan's (Ja...
Waco

Waco

1952
After killing a man in self defense over a poker game, Wild Bill Elliott turns outlaw in order to escape a lynch mob.
Kansas Territory

Kansas Territory

1952
Wild Bill Elliott goes after his brother's murderer!
Fargo

Fargo

1952
The brother (House Peters Jr.) of rancher Bill Martin (Bill Elliott) is killed in a stampede started by cattleman. Bill returns to the Fargo country to take his brother's place and is welcomed by law-...
Thundering Caravans

Thundering Caravans

1952
Marshal Rocky Lane is sent to help the Sheriff who is under attack from both the miners whose ore wagons are disappearing and the newspaper editor for not catching the outlaws. But the editor is actua...

1950.

10 Movies
Short Grass

Short Grass

1950
Steve Llewellyn hung up his guns after killing a man in self-defense, left Willow Creek and went on the drift for five years. Now he’s back. And the bad blood stirred up by his return and the violence...
Salt Lake Raiders

Salt Lake Raiders

1950
A man is sent to jail for murder escapes while being transferred, Rocky is sent to bring him in. When he catches him in a ghost town the man claims to be innocent and was trying to clear himself by fi...
The Arizona Cowboy

The Arizona Cowboy

1950
A singing cowboy (Rex Allen) proves his father is not a thief.
Trigger, Jr.

Trigger, Jr.

1950
Evil Grant Withers lets a killer horse loose to ruin valuable horses on nearby ranches. He hopes to shake down the ranchers for his "protection". Roy tracks down the bad guys, but is suddenly trapped ...
Across the Badlands

Across the Badlands

1950
Charles Starrett once more hits the trail as "The Durango Kid" in Columbia's Across the Badlands. By now, the formula was a well-oiled machine: Starrett becomes a lawman, is challenged by the local cr...
Rock Island Trail

Rock Island Trail

1950
A greedy businessman tries to block the building of a new railroad in his area.
West of Wyoming

West of Wyoming

1950
The Johnny Mack Brown West of Wyoming concerns the efforts by cattle baron Simon (Stanley Andrews) to prevent the opening up of the rang to homesteaders. Government agent Brown comes calling when Simo...
Streets of Ghost Town

Streets of Ghost Town

1950
The Durango Kid (Charles Starrett) and his sidekick (Smiley Burnette) look for stolen gold with a history.
Outcasts of Black Mesa

Outcasts of Black Mesa

1950
Our Hero is accused of a crime he didn't commit. Once again, he breaks jail to find the real culprits. And once again, he dons his Durango Kid disguise, whereupon stunt-double Jock Mahoney swings into...
Under Mexicali Stars

Under Mexicali Stars

1950
Cowboy T-man, Rex Allen, and his partner, Homer Oglethorpe (Buddy Ebsen), go undercover to track down some gold smugglers.

1948.

10 Movies
Sinister Journey

Sinister Journey

1948
Lee Garvin has eloped with the daughter of a railroad man who didn't approve of the marriage. Hoppy steps in when the young man is framed for murder.
The Paleface

The Paleface

1948
Bob Hope stars in this laugh-packed wild west spoof co-starring Jane Russell as a sexy Calamity Jane, Hope is a meek frontier dentist, "Painless" Peter Potter, who finds himself gunslinging alongside ...
Docks of New Orleans

Docks of New Orleans

4
1948
Detective Charlie Chan springs into action when top officials of a New Orleans chemical company begin dropping like flies.
Perilous Waters

Perilous Waters

1948
Because of his virulent crusade against gambling, Dana Ferris has been targeted for extermination by the Mob, and Willie Hunter (Don Castle) is the hit man who's been hired to do the job.
Adventures of Frank and Jesse James

Adventures of Frank and Jesse James

1948
Jesse James returns to Missouri, and he and brother Frank come to the aid of a young woman who owns a gold mine. Her father was murdered and she took over the mine, and now the villains who killed her...
The Valiant Hombre

The Valiant Hombre

1948
The Cisco Kid and Pancho set off to find the missing owner of a devoted little dog in this western adventure. From the vanished man's sister, the heroes learn that her brother disappeared soon after s...
Best Man Wins

Best Man Wins

1948
Based on The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras, by Mark Twain.
Last of the Wild Horses

Last of the Wild Horses

1948
A cowboy must clear himself of a murder he did not commit.
The Dead Don't Dream

The Dead Don't Dream

1948
Three bodies turn up in a frontier hotel. Hoppy solves the murders and chases the killers through unusually misty and dark locations.
Northwest Stampede

Northwest Stampede

1948
In this romantic western, the real stars are a mustang and a police dog. The human aspect of the story centers on a rodeo rider whose late father bequeathed him a ranch in Calgary, Canada. The rider r...

1940.

13 Movies
So You Won't Talk?

So You Won't Talk?

1940
A shy book reviewer is confused with a notorious gangster who has just been release from prison.
The Man Who Wouldn't Talk

The Man Who Wouldn't Talk

1940
A man involved in a crime (Nolan) kills his key witness by mistake and resigns himself to death. He changes his name so as not to harm his family. The law is not content with his explanation, however....
Colorado

Colorado

1940
Trouble in Colorado is tying up Union troops needed back east during the Civil War and Lieut. Burke is sent to investigate. Macklin and his gang are causing the problems and Capt. Mason joins them. Wh...
The Son of Monte Cristo

The Son of Monte Cristo

1940
Rightful owner of the kingdom, the Duchess of Zona, is engaged in a power struggle with the evil General Gurko. Edmond, the son of Monte Cristo, dons many disguises to come to the aid of the Duchess.
Johnny Apollo

Johnny Apollo

1940
Wall Street broker Robert Cain, Sr., is jailed for embezzling. His college graduate son Bob then turns to crime to raise money for his father's release. As assistant to mobster Mickey Dwyer, then fall...
The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

1940
A newspaper publisher and his Korean servant fight crime as vigilantes who pose as a notorious masked gangster and his aide.
The Blue Bird

The Blue Bird

1940
An ungrateful girl and her little brother are transported in their dreams by a fairy to a wonderland, tasked with finding the mythical blue bird of happiness, meeting friends and foes along the way.
Maryland

Maryland

1940
A woman tormented by the hunting death of her husband forbids her son to have anything to do with horses. But when he falls for the daughter of his father's trainer, he defies his mother by entering t...
Little Old New York

Little Old New York

1940
Inventor Robert Fulton (Richard Greene) receives support from a tavern owner (Alice Faye) and a shipyard worker (Fred MacMurray) to help realize his dream of a high-powered steamboat.
Brigham Young

Brigham Young

1940
Based on the story of the famous Mormon leader, it follows Brigham Young and his challenge to transport his people across the Rocky mountains to settle in Salt Lake City. The plot focuses on two ficti...
Hi-Yo Silver

Hi-Yo Silver

1940
Edited version of the 1938 Republic serial "The Lone Ranger."
King of the Royal Mounted

King of the Royal Mounted

1940
The Canadians have discovered a valuable substance called Compound X, which can cure infantile paralysis. When a country at war with Canada learns that Compound X also contains magnetic properties tha...
Kit Carson

Kit Carson

1940
Frontiersman Kit Carson fights off Indian attacks on the trail to California.

1939.

9 Movies
Golden Boy

Golden Boy

1939
Despite his talent as a musician, a city boy decides to become a boxer. He's successful as a fighter -- much to the dismay of his parents. When gangsters try to by a piece of him he begins to have sec...
Geronimo

Geronimo

1939
The army's effort to capture Apache chief Geronimo, who is leading a band of warriors on a rampage of raiding and murder, is hampered by a feud between two officers--who are father and son.
Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the President

Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the President

1939
Joe and Ethel Turp are up in arms when their faithful old mailman is fired. Unable to get satisfaction on a municipal level, Joe and Ethel plead their mailman's case to the President himself.
Beau Geste

Beau Geste

1939
Academy Award winners Gary Cooper and Ray Milland star along with Robert Preston in the epic adventure Beau Geste. When three brothers join the Foreign Legion to escape a troubled past, they find them...
Homicide Bureau

Homicide Bureau

1939
After being criticized by the Citizens' League for his inability to cope with a crime wave, Police Captain Haines orders his men in the Homicide Bureau to clean up all their cases, but without violati...
Charlie McCarthy, Detective

Charlie McCarthy, Detective

1939
Scotty Hamilton is a reporter who works for a crooked editor. Bill Banning is another reporter who is about to expose the editor's ties to the mob. When the editor is killed, both reporter Banning and...
Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever

Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever

1939
Young Andy develops a crush on his drama teacher. When his play is chosen as the school's annual production, Andy seizes the opportunity to spend as much time as possible with his pretty teacher. Mean...
Coast Guard

Coast Guard

1939
Steady, dependable Coast Guard Lieutenant Raymond "Ray" Dower and reckless aviator Thomas "Speed" Bradshaw are the closest of friends. Ray saves the life of Captain Tobias Bliss, tramp steamer skipper...
The Housekeeper's Daughter

The Housekeeper's Daughter

1939
A mobster's moll (Joan Bennett) leads a newsman (Adolphe Menjou), cub reporter (John Hubbard) and photographer to a scoop.

1938.

15 Movies
Cocoanut Grove

Cocoanut Grove

1938
Band tries to get an audition for a job at a prestigious nightclub.
Forbidden Valley

Forbidden Valley

1938
In this youth-oriented western, a young man's father is wrongfully accused of murder. Unfortunately, his pa can't prove it and so flees into the rugged mountains. He brings his boy with him. In those ...
When G-Men Step In

When G-Men Step In

1938
Having paid for the education and legal training of his younger brother, Bruce, with the idea that he would become a lawyer and join his business, Frederick Garth, a racketeer posing as an honest busi...
Stablemates

Stablemates

1938
A boozy former veterinarian and a teenage orphan team together with dreams of entering a broken-down horse in the big race.
The Buccaneer

The Buccaneer

1938
French pirate Jean Lafitte rescues a girl and joins the War of 1812.
The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger

1938
In 1865, Captain Mark Smith of the Confederate Army leads a band of deserters to conquer Texas and rule it as a dictator. In one of his first actions, he captures and assumes the identity of Texas' ne...
I'll Give a Million

I'll Give a Million

1938
After saving a tramp from suicide, a millionaire takes his clothing and disappears. Word is out that he will give a million dollars to anyone who is kind to a tramp.
Alexander's Ragtime Band

Alexander's Ragtime Band

1938
Roger Grant, a classical violinist, disappoints his family and teacher when he organizes a jazz band, but he and the band become successful. Roger falls in love with his singer Stella, but his relucta...
Shine On Harvest Moon

Shine On Harvest Moon

1938
A rustler's son (Roy Rogers) courts a rancher's daughter (Mary Hart) during a range war.
Prairie Moon

Prairie Moon

1938
Gene takes care of three tough kids sent west from Chicago after their father died and left them a cattle ranch. They help him catch a bunch of rustlers.
Adventure in Sahara

Adventure in Sahara

1938
Agadez is a lonely French outpost baking under the desert sun and commanded by the cruel and oppressive Captain Savatt. To it comes, at his own request, Legionnaire Jim Wilson soon followed by his fia...
Spawn of the North

Spawn of the North

1938
Two Alaskan salmon fisherman find their friendship at risk when one aligns with Russian fish pirates and the other aligns with local vigilantes.
The Mysterious Rider

The Mysterious Rider

1938
Ben Wade and his partner Frosty return to Bellounds' ranch where twenty years earlier Wade was wanted for murder. Unrecognized, he gets a job on the ranch and soon becomes involved in Folsom's cattle ...
The Lady Objects

The Lady Objects

1938
A former college football hero and his college sweetheart get married. Marital turmoil ensues as her criminal law practice soars while he cannot get his career as an architect off the ground. They sep...
Kentucky

Kentucky

1938
Romeo and Juliet story set amidst horseracing in Kentucky. The family feud of lovers Jack and Sally goes back to the Civil War and is kept alive by her Uncle Peter.

1936.

9 Movies
Let's Make a Million

Let's Make a Million

1936
A wealthy mama's boy finds himself the victim of con artists involved in an oil stocks racket.
Alibi for Murder

Alibi for Murder

1936
A radio commentator named Perry Travis fancies himself a brilliant amateur detective. The cops wish he’d stick to his microphone and let them do the detecting. This proves impossible when a famed scie...
Florida Special

Florida Special

1936
A Florida-bound train is filled with romance and intrigue in this comedy. Among the passengers is a millionaire bon vivant carrying $1 million in diamonds.
Sutter's Gold

Sutter's Gold

1936
Story of the gold strike on an immigrant's property that started the 1849 California Gold Rush.
Craig's Wife

Craig's Wife

1936
Harriet, Walter Craig's wife, is an upper-class woman obsessed with control, material possessions and social status whose behavior makes difficult her relationship with domestic service and family mem...
White Fang

White Fang

1936
A woman and her weakling brother inherit a mine. When the brother commits suicide the guide is accused of murder.
Happy Go Lucky

Happy Go Lucky

1936
A singer in Shanghai looks exactly like a missing flyer who went missing, and is feared to have sold the experimental airplane that he was flying. Foreign gangsters, the missing flyers girlfriend, and...
Wild Brian Kent

Wild Brian Kent

1936
Polo player Brian stops in a Kansas town and find a girl and her aunt needing money to keep their ranch. He also finds his new real estate partner is the crook trying to do the women out of their ranc...
The Devil Is a Sissy

The Devil Is a Sissy

1936
A well-bred young English lad living in lower Manhattan tries to gain acceptance from his not-so-well-bred peers at school.
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