Edwin Forrest Taylor (December 29, 1883 – February 19, 1965) was an American character actor whose artistic career spanned six different decades, from silents through talkies to the advent of color films.
Stage. Taylor was a veteran of the stage by the time he started appearing as a silent lead in both short and feature-length films. His talents extended beyond acting to include management. The Richfield Reaper, in a January 23, 1908, article, wrote about Taylor's efforts with the Empire Amusement Company, saying, "Mr. Taylor certainly deserves success as when he took hold of the company it was badly disorganized and in debt, but he has brought order out of the chaos and is now in good shape ..."A newspaper article published in The Arizona Republic on October 13, 1922, described Taylor and Anne Berryman as "two of the best known players in the western portion of the country." At that time, Taylor headed his own troupe after having spent nine months with the Majestic Theatre Players in Los Angeles.Taylor's Broadway credits include Open House (1947) and We, the People (1932). Film. Taylor essayed prime roles in the films The Terror of Twin Mountains (1915), Sunset Country (1915), April (1916), True Nobility (1916) and The Abandonment (1916), before joining the army during World War I. He would not return to films until 1926, appearing in A Poor Girl's Romance. During the 1930s, Taylor became entrenched as a supporting player in B-westerns and several cliffhanger serials, often playing either the action or brains heavy roles. As he grew older and grayer, Taylor migrated to nice guy roles, such as the father of the heroine, a lawman, or a scientist. Taylor is identified in about 400 films, including 325 sound era films and of those, 201 are westerns and 36 are chapterplays, according to the Internet Movie Database. As well, his credits at Republic Pictures number about 75 for the period 1937-1953 (most all of these are B-westerns and serials). His last film was Bitter Creek (1954). Television. After the westerns and serials faded Taylor migrated to television work. From 1952 through 1954, he costarred as Grandpa Fisher on the religious TV series This is the Life. In 1960 Taylor appeared as the Minister on the TV western Cheyenne in the episode titled "The Long Rope." He retired in 1963 after filming an episode of Ripcord.
Taylor was married to actress Ada Daniels, and the two appeared together in stage productions. They had a son and a daughter.
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The Fargo Phantom
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Rustlers on Horseback
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The Fighting Stallion
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A lawman takes on gangsters attempting to steal property wanted for a railroad.
The Fighting Redhead
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The Gal Who Took the West
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Navajo Trail Raiders
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Death Valley Gunfighter
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Cowboy and the Prizefighter
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The Lawton Story
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Four Faces West
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Rustlers of Devil's Canyon
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A medicine show pitchman investigates a small town murder in Arizona.
Along the Oregon Trail
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Buckaroo from Powder River
Steve arrives looking for the person printing counterfeit bonds. He finds his man in Pop Ryland who has two sons and a stepson. The stepson doesn't want to be an outlaw like the other sons and helps S...
A female research scientist conducting experiments on a new anesthetic has a very bad week. Her scheming assistant intentionally scars her face, her almost-fiancee appears to have deserted her and she...
Stagecoach to Denver
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Romance of the West
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The Caravan Trail
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The Crimson Ghost
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Santa Fe Uprising
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Manhunt of Mystery Island
Claire Forrest seeks her kidnapped scientist father, hidden somewhere on Mystery Island. He is held and forced to work on diabolical inventions by Captain Mephisto, a costumed villain.
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Mr. Muggs Rides Again
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Mom and Dad
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Federal Operator 99
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Bandits of the Badlands
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Song of Nevada
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The Last Horseman
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Lady in the Death House
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Sweethearts of the U.S.A.
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Shake Hands with Murder
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The Trail Blazers are bringing in a prisoner to stand trial for bank robbery, when several attempts are made to kill him; convinced of the man's innocence, they arrange a trap for the real thieves.
The ranch is being threatened by rustlers. Hoppy and the gang are always willing to lend a hand.
Wild Horse Stampede
Two cowboys try to protect railroad workers from rampaging Indians.
King of the Cowboys
The Sons of the Pioneers and Roy Rogers went undercover to help stop World War II sympathizers from blowing up the United States. The warehouses have things in them.
A doctor and his staff in a hospital on the Philippine island of Corregidor shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor try to treat the sick, injured and wounded as American and Filipino troops...
Land of Hunted Men
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The Fighting Buckaroo
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Jerry Johnson inherits a 50,000 acre ranch. Lucky Miller wants to take over the ranch. Roy is trying to get a railroad spur right of way. Lucky has a woman come west to marry Jerry to get control of t...
In this western, the Three Mesquiteers team up with a Texas Ranger to round up the outlaws who forced the Ranger's younger brother into becoming a criminal.
Dead Men Walk
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Bullets and Saddles
Charlie Craig was framed for murder by the man who was after the Craig ranch. Mother Craig has a group of people known as the Range Busters. Alibi plans to trick one of the men captured by them into a...
A Night for Crime
A dark night in war time, with several black-outs, it's just a night for murder. Susan Cooper, a fast-talking girl reporter, doubles as amateur sleuth solving yet another mystery among Hollywood's fam...
Song of Texas
A man of no worth brags to his daughter back East that he is rich and owns a big ranch. When she decides to pay a visit to her father, Roy and his buddies agree to pretend that the poor man is the own...
A deputy sets out to prove that a respected judge, who had once been a criminal, is being framed for crimes committed by a crooked saloon owner.
Death Valley Rangers
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People on a train want what's in a Nazi spy bag, unaware it's a time bomb.
Man of Courage
A crusading district attorney tries to stop a local mob boss who has connections in high places.
The Yanks Are Coming
A popular band is joining the army with the idea of putting on shows for troops overseas. Musicians have to exchange their musical instruments for guns and fight in a battle during rehearsals.
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Wild Bill Hickok Rides
The Western hero takes on a ruthless land baron whose henchmen killed his best friend.
Home in Wyomin'
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The Lone Star Vigilantes
It's Wild Bill Elliot as Wild Bill Hickok in the Columbia B-western Lone Star Vigilantes. This time out, Elliot is teamed with singing cowboy Tex Ritter, while comedy relief is provided by diminutive ...
Bullets for Bandits
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Perils of the Royal Mounted
Sergeant MacLane of the Mounties investigates the disruptive activities of a bunch of troublemakers.
Two investigators for a stagecoach company are assigned to find out why the company's stages keep being ambushed. They discover that the culprits are white men disguised as Indians, and they set out t...
In Old California
Boston pharmacist Tom Craig comes to Sacramento, where he runs afoul of local political boss Britt Dawson, who exacts protection payment from the citizenry. Dawson frames Craig with poisoned medicine,...
When honest ship captain Roy Glennister gets swindled out of his mine claim, he turns to saloon singer Cherry Malotte for assistance in his battle with no-good town kingpin Alexander McNamara.
The Rangers Take Over
Jim Steele spots Pete Dawson taking horses over the Mexico-Texas border, but Dawson has an alibi. A new group of recruits arrives at the Ranger station, among them Tex Wyatt, the son of Ranger Captain...
Sons of the Pioneers
A singing entomologist (Roy Rogers) acts meek to help a juggling sheriff (George "Gabby" Hayes) solve ranch raids.
Outlaws of Pine Ridge
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Ridin' Down the Canyon
Roy Rogers takes on crooked wartime profiteers in the musical western Ridin' Down the Canyon. Posing as solid citizens, the crooks spend their evening hours stealing horses from local ranchers, then s...
Down Rio Grande Way
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Arizona Stage Coach
In the midst of some friendly horseplay on their "Flying R" ranch, the Range Busters, Crash Corrigan, Dusty King and Alibi Terhune, are sobered by the arrival of a buckboard bearing their old friend L...
Sunset on the Desert
Judge Kirby is being blackmailed and forced to let outlaws go free. He was once the partner of Roy's father and when Roy reads in the paper that he is in trouble he heads out to help him. Arriving, Ro...
The Spider Returns
The evil and masked "Gargoyle" is sabotaging all of America's industrial plants. It is up to the Spider to save the country.
Crime drama starring Richard Cromwell as a young medic who becomes the private physician to an underworld gang.
Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc.
Dick Tracy goes up against a villain known as The Ghost, who can turn himself invisible.
The irrepressible Donald Barry is twice falsely accused of murder in this typical low-budget but well-mounted Republic Western. Barry plays Jim Randall, a lawman assigned to investigate a series of go...
The Iron Claw
The heirs of Anton Benson are searching Bensonhurst for hidden gold; they are joined by a reporter, a gangster...and a masked fiend known as The Iron Claw.
The notorious outlaw Black Bart has reappeared and the Range Busters are sent to investigate. When they find that Black Bart is now a respectable citizen and that someone is impersonating him, they se...
A group of young men working at an aviation factory are starting to suspect that a doctor who runs an air ambulance service is a spy and that he is transporting secret information from the plant to en...
Billy The Kid's Fighting Pals
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Gold stages are being held up in the far west at a time when the U.S. government needs bullion, just before the famed "Black Friday" attempt to corner the gold market.
A bunch of waterfront youths pursue the Sea Raiders, a gang of saboteurs.
King of the Texas Rangers
Tom King Jr. seeks to discover who murdered his father, a Texas Ranger; the trail leads to a network of Axis spies.
The Lone Rider Rides On
Tom Cameron (George Houston) is searching for the outlaws who ambushed a wagon train, murdered his parents and stole the deed to their land. Though he was only a child at the time, he vividly remember...
Ridin' on a Rainbow
When the showboat hits town, two men use the parade as a distraction to rob the bank. Their accomplice is Pop, the clown from the showboat. He leaves the money on the boat and tells his daughter Patsy...
Ridin' the Cherokee Trail
The musical Western is about a couple of Texas Rangers who defend the citizens of a small territory from power-hungry outlaws. The election process that would allow the region to join the Union is bei...
Columbia's 11th serial and the first western serial that James W. Horne solo-directed.
The Durango Kid
The Durango Kid is a sort of Robin Hood of the West who helps the lovely Walters (who replaced Starrett's usual love-interest, Iris Meredith), the daughter of a homesteader, defeat the evil MacDonald ...
Wild Horse Range
Randall and his sidekick Manny (Frank Yaconelli) played horse traders battling a greedy and unscrupulous rival (Tom London). When some of his stock disappears, Jack follows the trail to a ranch belong...
The Green Archer
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West of Abilene
Frontiersman Tom Garfield (Starrett) and his pals endeavor to save their land from the clutches of slimy easterner Forsyth (Don Beddoe). The villain hires a bit of local muscle in the form of brutish ...
Under Texas Skies
The story begins with a man returning to his hometown and finding out that his sheriff father has been murdered. The new sheriff went so far as to frame Tucson on a murder charge because he resented t...
That Gang of Mine
A street kid has dreams of becoming a jockey. He gets his chance when he and his gang discover a poor old man who has a championship race horse. The man agrees to let the boy ride his horse in a race,...
Trailing Double Trouble
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Rhythm of the Rio Grande
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When the Daltons Rode
Young lawyer Tod Jackson arrives in pioneer Kansas to visit his prosperous rancher friends the Daltons, just as the latter are in danger of losing their land to a crooked development company. When Tod...
Young Tom Edison
Early inventions and scientific experiments usually end up causing disastrous results, as shown in the biography of inventor Thomas Edison. As a result, the towns folk think Tom is crazy and there is ...
Boys of the City
Street kids get sent to the country, where they get mixed up in murder and a haunted house.
The Green Hornet Strikes Again!
Second serial featuring The Green Hornet and Kato.
A marshal is sent to clean up a mining town being terrorized by an organized gang that is killing miners and stealing their claims.
Arizona Gang Busters
Arizona Gang Busters is another pre-WWII saber-rattler that finds a band of renegade gunmen, under the pretense of developing an irrigation project for the reclamation of arid desert land, using airpl...
Terry and the Pirates
Dr. Herbert Lee, an archaeologist seeking to decipher ancient Mara inscriptions, is aided by his son Terry, Terry's pal Pat Ryan, and Normandie Drake. Jungle pirate and warlord Fang (Dick Curtis) plot...
Billy the Kid's Gun Justice
Billy, Fuzzy, and Jeff escaped from the law once more, only to find another family living in their uncle's ranch. When they learn of Allen's scheme where he sells a ranch, he makes sure the rancher ca...
The Cheyenne Kid
A ranch owner gives a young man money and sends him off to buy cattle. At the same time he fires a ranch hand and that hand goes ahead and alertes Jeff Baker. The rancher paid by the Kid was killed by...
The Lone Ranger Rides Again
Homesteaders are moving into the valley settled many years ago by rancher Craig Dolan. He wants to keep them out by legal means but his nephew Bart brings in outlaws to drive them out. The Lone Ranger...
Honor of the West
Sheriff Bob Bartlett is called away from the rodeo to apprehend cattle rustlers.
Chip of the Flying U
Chip of the Flying U was Johnny Mack Brown's first western entry for 1940. Brown essays the title role of Chip Bennett, foreman of the Flying U ranch. Before the second reel has tumbled over the spool...
Dick Tracy's G-Men
A mad doctor named Zanoff uses a drug to bring himself back from the dead after his execution in prison. Dick Tracy sets out to capture Zanoff before he can put his criminal gang back together again.
Meet Dr. Christian
The film is the first in the series. Christian is a series starring Jean Hersholt as a small town doctor trying to convince local officials to approve funds for a new hospital.
S.O.S Tidal Wave
A television hoax unleashes pandemonium as citizens believe New York City is being washed away.
Code of the Cactus
A story of cattle rustling and double identities.
Marshal and his men disguise themselves as gypsies to catch a gang of cattle thieves.
The Oregon Trail
15 chapter western serial.
The Phantom Stage
Bob Carson and sidekick Grizzly take a job driving a stage for a line that is being repeatedly robbed. The culprits place a large box on the stage in which Runt can hide and steal the gold without the...
Riders of Black River
Former Texas Ranger Wade Patterson (Starrett) returns to his home town, only to find that the territory is in the grip of cattle rustlers. For a while, it looks as though heroine Linda Holden (Meredit...
The Fighting Renegade
An archaeological expedition headed by Professor Lucious Lloyd was escorted by a Mexican desert guide named El Puma. Marian, the professor's niece, accompanies the party as only she can translate the ...
Crooks plot to steal a payroll being shipped by air.
Stand Up and Fight
A southern aristocrat clashes with a driver transporting stolen slaves to freedom.
The Phantom Creeps
A mad scientist attempts to rule the world by creating various elaborate inventions.
The second of a series of four features Monogram made based on the comic strip by Hal Forrest (Universal also used the strip characters in two serials), finds a movie company shooting a war picture at...
Before he was killed, Martin hid a half million dollars worth of bonds on his ranch. Brainard, who killed him, Inspector Carson posing as Sam Brown, and Martin's niece Margaret all want the ranch, and...
Bill Carson assumes the identity of gang leader Trigger Mallory in order to fool his gang and his girlfriend.
The Spy Ring
Two American-army officers are working on a new type of machine-gun for anti-aircraft warfare, when one of them is murdered. The other vows to get the spies that are after the invention and avenge his...
In a remake of Dawn Trail, Bob Mason is wounded chasing the killers of his father. During his recovery, his nurse is Alice whom his friend Ben plans to marry. He eventually learns the killer was Alice...
Lightning Carson Rides Again
Lightning Carson's nephew has been falsely accused of murder. To get in with the gang, Lightning poses as a Mexican. He also appears as himself making his costume changes at his sister's ranch. Just a...
The Feud Maker
When Tex is brought in to fight in a range war between the cowmen and the nesters, he meets his old outlaw boss Lassiter. He learns Lassiter is behind the feud when Lassiter asks him to join up with h...
Tell Your Children
High-school principal Dr. Alfred Carroll relates to an audience of parents that marijuana can have devastating effects on teens. In his story, a drug supplier entices several restless teens, including...
Bradley and sidekick Sharpe are sent west to investigate the murders of pony express riders who are being killed to prevent the Spanish Land Grant papers going to Washington for registration.
At rodeos, Denby is being bet on by Regan with counterfeit money. Regan has Tex accused of murder when he appears and wins all the events. Stubby and Pee Wee keep the Sheriff off his trail when Tex is...
Heroes of the Hills
In this entry in the long-running series of westerns, the Three Mesquiteers transform their ranch into a prison farm to provide a model for prison reform. They are opposed by a local contractor who wa...
Durango Valley Raiders
The Shadow and his outlaw gang have control of Durango Valley. Keene Cordner arrives, and with the help of Tanner becomes a second Shadow in his attempt to round up the gang.
The Fighting Devil Dogs
Two marine lieutenants battle a masked would-be world conqueror who uses electricity as a weapon.
When a fellow ranger (Julian Madison) is brutally murdered, the Captain sends Dave Austin to investigate the crime, only to stumble upon a money-laundering scheme in the works. With one eye on the kil...
Where Trails Divide
Tom Allen comes to Rawhide to open a law office. But he becomes the Sheriff instead and goes after Wilson and his outlaw gang hoping his brother Billy is not one of them.
Tex and sidekick Grass join McGill's traveling show. When Price has McGill's wagons burned, Tex becomes the county tax collector to earn money. This leads to trouble as one of those owing money is Pri...
Riders of the Dawn
The first of 22 inexpensive Westerns starring Jack Randall (aka Addison Randall and Allan Byron), Riders of the Dawn is yet another in a long series of oaters featuring a lawman masquerading as an out...
Jerry Cummings, a mining engineer, has pledged a large diamond on a short-term note to a pair of crooked loan sharks, Crone and Jan Jaffin, and heads for Mexico. His daughter Betsy, posing as a jewel ...
Courage of the West
Rangers go after bandits holding up Wells Fargo offices.
The Red Rope
Brade has hired Rattler Haynes to kill Tom Shaw. But when Shaw intercepts a message between the two, he alters it hoping it will cause the two outlaws to fight each other.
The Roaming Cowboy
Two cowboys come upon a boy whose father has just been murdered. They promise to help find his killers.
A murdered businessman's daughter is shipwrecked on a jungle island with the son of the man who killed her father. Both are threatened by a smuggling ring that uses the island as its headquarters.
Cattlemen's Protective Association agent Tom Wade and his partner Happy are assigned to look into the disappearance of rancher John Carroll, who has been kidnapped by Carson, who wants to use his out-...
Tex Rides with the Boy Scouts
Tex is after the gang that robbed a train of a gold shipment. He suspects Dorman is the culprit and is hiding their gold at his mine. When Stubby sees Dorman's henchman Stark cash in some gold nuggets...
The Mystery of the Hooded Horsemen
Tex is up against a group of hooded outlaws. When he shoots one, he uses the hood to infiltrate the gang. Almost caught by them, he escapes only to be arrested by the Sheriff who thinks he's one of th...
Men of the Plains
The Government sends Dean, Baxter, and Gordon to investigate a series of train holdups. Travis is behind the robberies and they are soon on his trail. When things get hot, Travis has a plan of double-...
Too Much Beef
Someone is adding beef to Rocky Brown's herds and changing the brands to make it look like he is rustling. Then he is framed for murder and jailed. Johnny Argyle who has been sent to investigate belie...
Headin' for the Rio Grande
Western - Singing cowboy Tex Saunders (Tex Ritter) finds himself in a heap of trouble when he agrees to investigate local gangsters at the behest of a lovely lady (Eleanor Stewart). As payment for his...
Two Minutes to Play
Martin Granville Jr. (Bruce Bennett), a star track-and-field athlete, has intentions of going to Claxton College, but changes his mind when he meets Pat Meredith (Jeanne Martel), a co-ed at a rival co...
The Phantom of the Range
A man has died leaving a fortune somewhere on his ranch. Brandon and his cohorts think a map is hidden in a picture frame. But when they bid on the picture at the auction, newcomer Jerry Lane outbids ...
A Face in the Fog
A mysterious killer known as The Fiend uses an unusual bullet as his trademark for his murders.
A boxer is framed for murder after an opponent dies in the ring.
Aircraft are being shot down by a large black plane with a big "X" painted on the wing. The chief suspects are invited for the weekend to an old dark mansion.
It Couldn't Have Happened (But It Did)
When a play's two producers are murdered, the playwright tries to solve the crime.
West of Nevada
When a gang tries to rob Haldain, Jim and Walla Walla break it up. Haldain is carrying stuffed animals and Jim's suspicion that they are stuffed with gold is soon confirmed. The gang's boss is banker ...
Song of the Gringo
In his film debut Ritter is sent to investigate miners being killed and their mines confiscated. The culprit is Evans and after Tex joins the gang, he is sent to kill two more miners. When Estaban is ...
Rip Roarin' Buckaroo
Fighter "Scotty" McQuade, contender for the light-heavyweight championship of the Pacific Coast,after being duped by his manager Ted Todd and fight-promoter Lew Slater, is disgusted with the fight gam...
The Widow from Monte Carlo
In this romantic comedy, an aspiring socialite heads for a vacation in Monte Carlo where she befriends a wealthy widowed duchess and then begins blackmailing her after she steals a scandalous letter.
Shadow of Doubt
When a Hollywood producer is murdered, the most likely suspect is a man who is smitten with the victim's fiancee.
When his son is shot, John Wellington kills the person who shot him. Johnny is raised by Sir George after he recovered. Johnny set out to find Sir George's missing granddaughter some twenty years late...
A publisher bets an author that he won't be able to write a romantic adventure novel while on a walking trip from New York to San Francisco.
Intent on avenging his father's murder, Roy Neal and his sidekick Rusty find themselves in the border town of Gladstone where Neal is mistakenly arrested for the robbery of a mail truck. After escapin...
The Rider of the Law
Bob Marlow is sent undercover to an Arizona town where an outlaw gang, comprised of the six Tolliver brothers, have taken over the town and terrorizing the citizens. He comes to town, posing as an Eas...
The Courageous Avenger
Kirk Baxter has been sent to investigate murder and robbery involving gold shipments. Identifying a gang member by his bullets, he uses that man's horse to locate and join the gang. He learns the gang...
Trail of Terror
Manning breaks out of prison and joins Blake's gang of outlaws. Later a paroled Muggs arrives to rejoin the gang. Muggs is the only one who knows where the stolen money is hidden and Manning is after ...
Broadway to Hollywood
Broadway to Hollywood is a through-the-years saga about a show business family. Frank Morgan and Alice Brady play vaudeville headliners of the 1880s whose fame is eclipsed by their son (played as a yo...
Riders of Destiny
John Wayne has a reputation as the most notorious man since Billy the Kid, because he portrays Singin' Sandy Saunders. That's ironic since it's later revealed that he's a special Secret Service agent ...
The Death Kiss
When a movie actor is shot and killed during production, the true feelings about the actor begin to surface. As the studio heads worry about negative publicity, one of the writers tags along as the ki...
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