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Also Known As: Died: January 2, 1974
Born: January 12, 1905 Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Birth Place: Murvaul, Texas, USA Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Nashville Story (1973) as
Nat, a French adolescent, seeks her own course in the chaos of her pleasantly dysfunctional family and among other adults who act strangely. Almost all communication is through webcams, chats and websites.
2.
What Am I Bid? (1967) as
3.
Nashville Rebel (1966) as
5.
Down Liberty Road (1956) as Himself
Against the backdrop of the Italian-Austrian war of unification, troubled Countess Livia Serpieri betrays her country for the love of an Austrian rogue, Franz Mahler. As her resources dwindle, Livia comes to realize that their love might not be as pure as she thought.
6.
Apache Ambush (1955) as Trager
President Lincoln enlists an Indian scout to guard a cattle drive.
7.
The Cowboy (1954) as
8.
Holiday Rhythm (1950) as
9.
Flaming Bullets (1945) as Tex Haines
In the finale of the Texas Rangers series, Tex, Dave, and Panhandle are after the gang that break outlaws out of jail, kill them, and then collect the reward. Dave is the bait posing as his look alike, the wanted outlaw Steve Carson.
10.
Enemy of the Law (1945) as Tex Haines
To get the money hidden by Gray before he was caught, the Rangers send Perkins to prison to become his friend. When the two get out, Perkins is unaware that Gray has printed the map to the loot on the bottom of his foot.
11.
Three in the Saddle (1945) as Tex Haines
Rankin and Manning and their outlaw gang are after Barlow's Tin Cup Ranch. Rangers Wyatt and Perkins arrive to help legally but Haines wants to take the law into his own hands.
12.
Marked for Murder (1945) as Tex Haines
Rangers Dave and Panhandle arrive and are joined by Lawyer Tex to try and stop the range war between the ranchers and the sheep men. After they jail the ranchers for attacking the sheep men, they are lead away from town by a decoy as the real culprits head for town to kill the ranchers and blame the sheep men.
13.
Frontier Fugitives (1945) as Tex Haines
Ellen Williams father has a valuable collection of furs and an outlaw gang is after them. Before he is killed, Williams hides a note revealing their location. The Texas Rangers are on the job and to get more information, they have Panhandle pose as an Indian chief.
14.
Cowboy Canteen (1944) as Tex Coulter
A rancher turns his spread into a dude ranch for soldiers during World War II.
15.
Marshal of Gunsmoke (1944) as Ward [Bailey]
Ward Bailey arrives to become the Marshal of the unincorporated and lawless town of Gunsmoke where the outlaws have prevented an honest election. He quickly locks up some of them including one seen committing murder. But their defense lawyer turns out to be his brother who gets them all acquitted.
16.
Dead or Alive (1944) as Tex Haines, also known as the Idaho Kid
The Rangers are after Yackey and his gang. Posing as an outlaw, Dave arrives as Panhandle's prisoner and works his way into the gang. Tex arrives and joins Wright's committee. Tex plans a trap for the gang but things go awry when the gang catches Tex and the Committee catches Dave and both are about to be hung.
17.
The Whispering Skull (1944) as Tex Haines
In this western who-dun-it, a mysterious rider known as the Whispering Skull commits murder and then rides away on a horse that makes no noise. The Sheriff says he knows who the Skull is and heads out to arrest him only to be shot in the back. Ore samples that contain diamonds appear to be involved. There are many suspects who could be the Skull but his identity is not revealed until the final scene.
18.
Gangsters of the Frontier (1944) as Tex Haines
Tex put the Kern gang away once but they have returned with reinforcements and have take over the town of Red Rock capturing the townsmen and forcing them to work for them in the gold mines. Dave and Tex then organize the ranchers into the Territorial Rangers. After blowing up the mines to keep the gang from getting the gold, they are ready for the showdown between the two sides.
19.
Oklahoma Raiders (1944) as [Lt.] Steve [Nolan]
Oklahoma Raiders is yet one more Betty Burbridge re-working of an original Bennett Cohen story ("Come on Danger,1932", "The Renegade Ranger, 1938", "Come On Danger, 1942" and "Alias Billy the Kid, 1946" among a couple of other uses), usually commissioned by Cohen or Oliver Drake as Associate Producers of whichever version they were involved with. In this one, the hero is an investigator sent by the U.S. Army rather than the Texas Rangers, but the roots show quickly. During the Civil War, Union Army Lieutenant Steve Nolan (Tex Ritter) and Corporal Banjo Bonner (Fuzzy Knight) are assigned to trail and capture "El Vengador/The Avenger", outlaw leader whose band is stealing herds of wild horses before they can be delivered on contract to the Army. Disguised as an unshaven, seedy cowpuncher, Steve arrives in Benton, Oklahoma territory and witnesses the robbery of the post office by Duggan (Dick Alexander) and Higgins (I. Stanford Jolley), henchmen of Arnold Drew (Jack Ingram), who holds the contract to deliver the horses. Steve stops the two robbers but is wounded by the unseen Drew. The townspeople assume the unconscious Steve is part of the gang, and Judge Clem Masters (John Elliott) instructs a deputy (Ethan Laidlaw) to take Steve to the next town to have his head-wound treated. Drew orders Duggan and Higgins to ambush the wagon and kill Steve, but they shoot the deputy instead, and the team runs away with the helpless Steve. He is dumped over an ambankment just as Donna Ross (Jennifer Holt), Todd Wingate (Dennis Moore) and Boone Talbot (Stephen Keyes) arrive on the scene. Donna takes Steve to a hideout in the mountains, where she is revealed as El Vengador, leading a group of dispossed ranchers against Drew and land agent James Prescott (George Eldredge), who have illegaly taken over the rancher's lands, so they can take over the contract of furnishing the horses. Steve is nursed back to health by Donna and returns clean-shaven to Benton to gather evidence against the Drew/Prescott gang, but Donna and Todd think he is a spy that has betrayed them. Former Universal (1937-1939) western star Bob Baker is relagated to just a bit as a cowboy leaning against the saloon bar, and one of the lynch-mob leaders later on.
20.
Arizona Trail (1943) as Johnnie Trent
When crafty Doc Wallace (Joseph J. Greene) sends for Johnny Trent (Tex Ritter) and his pal, Kansas (Fuzzy Knight) to come home to the Trent ranch in Arizona, Johnny meets Martha Brooks (Janet Shaw), who is caring for his invalid father (Erville Alderson), whose ranch some unknown enemy is trying to wrest away, as it has become suddenly valuable. Aided by Wayne Carson (Dennis Moore) and Martha, Johnny uncovers the culprit to be Doc Wallace, the supposed family friend.
21.
Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground (1943) as Bob Courtney
Wade Benson (Johnny Mack Brown), road construction boss anxious to help the East-West Company obtain the government mail franchise, is aided by his pal, Cyril Addlebert "Si" Dugan (Fuzzy Knight). Through the treachery of a rival line, Wade is forced to kill gunman Smoke Dawson (Reed Howes). Bob Courtney (Tex Ritter), representing eastern interests, witnesses the shooting, as does Kay Randolph (Jennifer Holt), and the two, being unaware of the plot against Wade, turn against him. Meanwhile, the rival company is actively frustrating the East-West plans and forces Wade's stage-line road crew to quit work. Following a fight, Bob makes up his mind to help Wade and talks the men into rushing the last bridge through to completion in time for the government's test run.
22.
Raiders of San Joaquin (1943) as Gil Blake
23.
Frontier Badmen (1943) as Jerry Kimball
24.
Cheyenne Roundup (1943) as Steve Rawlins
25.
The Lone Star Trail (1943) as Fargo Steele
Rancher Blaze Barker (Johnny Mack Brown) returns to Dead Falls after being framed by land-grabbers and spending two years in jail. Paroled, he can't wear a gun, but is aided by Marshal Fargo Steele (Tex Ritter). The gang is out to gain control of all of the valley land before a dam is constructed. When Blaze raises the money to pay off the taxes on his ranch, he finds it has been marked to incriminate him.
26.
Bullets for Bandits (1942) as Tex [Martin]
27.
The Old Chisholm Trail (1942) as Montana Smith
A cattle driver gets caught in the battle between a ruthless female rancher and the woman running a trading post.
28.
North of the Rockies (1942) as Tex Martin
Morgan and his gang are smuggling furs across the border. Both the Mounties on the Canadian side and Tex Martin on the American side are after them. When Morgan sets up Tex to be found with furs, Mountie Bill arrests him. But he lets him go hoping he will lead him to the gang and eventually the two join forces.
29.
Little Joe, the Wrangler (1942) as Sheriff Bob Brewster
30.
The Lone Star Vigilantes (1942) as Tex Martin
31.
Deep in the Heart of Texas (1942) as Brent Gordon
Jim Malloy (Johnny Mack Brown) returns from the Civil War to Texas to find his father, Colonel Malloy (William Franum), leading a band of land grabbers and carpet-baggers during the Reconstruction Era. He learns of this from newspaper publisher Jonathan Taylor (Pat O'Malley), who advocates the overthrow of Colonel Malloy's crooked regime, and his daughter Nan (Jennifer Holt.) Jim and his pal, "Happy" Snodgrass (Fuzzy Knight) save Taylor from Malloy's henchmen, led by Idaho (Harry Woods), and they side with the Governor's representative Brent Gordon (Tex Ritter) against the gang. When Jim kills one of the gang members, Captain Sneed (Kenneth Harlan), the Colonel's main aide, has him jailed and he is to be executed. Colonel Malloy goes to Gordon and Taylor, and they agree to take up arms to free Jim on the condition that the Colonel join their crusade against the lawlessness.
32.
Prairie Gunsmoke (1942) as Tex Terrell
To win possession of the ranches he holds mortgages on, crooked banker Jim Kelton (Tristram Coffin) has his henchmen led by Spike Allen (Joe McGuinn) raid the ranches and stampede the cattle herds thereby ensuring the ranchers can't meet their notes. U. S. Marshal Wild Bill Hickok (Bill Elliott) arrives and is immediately distrusted by Tex Terrell (Tex Ritter) because of Hickok's policy of enforcing the letter of the law. But when Hickok rescues rancher Henry Wade (Hal Price) and his daughter Lucy (Virginia Carroll) from the Kelton gang, Tex joins with Hickok to use the law against Kelton.
33.
The Devil's Trail (1942) as Tex Martin
Its pre-civil war days and Bull McQuade is trying to keep Kansas from becomming a free state. He controls the town of Tiburon, a haven for wanted outlaws. One of the wanted men is Bill Hickok and Marshal Tex Martin comes to get him. Later when Hickok saves Tex's life, the two join up and return to Tiburon to try and bring in McQuade and his gang.
34.
Vengeance of the West (1942) as Captain "Tex" Lake
The last entry in Columbia's series co-starring Bill Elliott and Tex Ritter (who departed for the corrals at Republic and Universal), and a remake of 1931's "The Avenger" with Buck Jones: Joaquin Murietta (Bill Elliott)is robbed of his property by Jeff Gorman (Dick Curtis) and town banker Gil Kirby (Robert Fiske) and seeks revenge by disguising himself as a masked bandit, known as The Grey Shadow,and begins to raid gold shipments intended for Gorman and Kirby. Anita Morrell (Adele Mara) arrives in town and is shocked to learn that her father has been murdered. California Ranger Tex Lake (Tex Ritter) investigates and finds clues, planted by Gorman and Kirby,implicating Murietta. Kirby, the real killer, demands $2,000 from Anita in return for the deed to her father's gold mine.Murietta comes to her, denies any involvement in the killing, and gives her the needed money. Lake is on Murietta's trail, but the two are soon united in a fight against the outlaws.
35.
36.
King of Dodge City (1941) as Tex Rawlings
Wild Bill Hickok is sent to Abilene to take on Morgan King and his gang. When he breaks into King's bank to get proof of King's thievery, Sheriff Tex puts him in jail. His friend Cannonball, having lost Bill's letter of authority, now has to get him out.
37.
Roaring Frontiers (1941) as Tex Rawlings
When Tex confronts Hawk Hammond about the murder of his father, the Sheriff is shot. Hammond claims Tex did it and arriving, Bill Hickok takes the job of bringing Tex in. Avoiding Hammond's lynch mob, Bill and Tex take the stage to the County seat. At the relay station Tex finally realizes their mysteriouous stage passenger was in the room when the Sheriff was killed. Finding him gone they head out after him.
38.
The Pioneers (1941) as Tex [Ritter]
39.
Rainbow over the Range (1940) as Tex Reed
By the time U.S. Marshal Tex Reed (Tex Ritter) and his pal, Slim Chance (Slim Andrews as "Arkansas Slim" Andrews), arrive in town , a gang of horse thieves have killed the sheriff and his deputy and have stolen all the horses that Jeff Manners (Dennis Moore) needs to fulfill his contract with the U. S. Cavalry. The gang has control of town politics also, and are about to close the school where Jeff's sister, Mary (Dorothy Fay) teaches. Tex tells the mayor, Jim Rader (Jim Pierce), the school is to be kept open, and when he beats gang member Bart Griffin (Warner Richmond in a fight, Rader and Griffin decide to get Tex out of the way. They frame Jeff for the murder of Luke Evans and then tell Jeff that Tex is coming to arrest him, hoping that Jeff will kill Tex. When Jeff finds out that Tex knows he has been framed, the two join forces in time to stop another horse raid in which Slim is injured. With the aid of Buck (Chuck Morrison), a gang member befriended by Tex, they get back the original stolen herd and kill or jail the gang members. Filmed in and around Prescott, Arizona, home of Dorothy Fay (Southworth), Ritter's leading lady and future-and-only wife. Fay's younger brother, Tommy Southworth, also has a small role in the film, and the music is provided by two Arizona radio bands led by Art Wilcox and Romaine LOUDERMILK, who is not the same as writer Romaine H. LOWDERMILK, despite the source that seems to think so.
40.
Rollin' Home to Texas (1940) as Tex
41.
Pals of the Silver Sage (1940) as Tex Wright
42.
43.
Cowboy from Sundown (1940) as Tex Rockett
44.
The Golden Trail (1940) as Tex Roberts
45.
46.
Arizona Frontier (1940) as Tex Whitedeer
47.
Westbound Stage (1939) as Tex Wallace
48.
Rollin' Westward (1939) as Tex
49.
Man from Texas (1939) as Tex Allen
Hall is after Dennison's land. The Marshal sends Tex to help Dennison while Hall hires the Shooting Kid to finish off Dennison. But the Kid has been helped by Tex in the past and changes sides. He, Tex, and the other hands then try to get Dennison's cattle past Hall's barricade and on to market.
50.
Riders of the Frontier (1939) as Tex [Lowry, also known as Ed Carter]
51.
Roll Wagons Roll (1939) as Tex Masters
52.
53.
Down the Wyoming Trail (1939) as Tex Yancey
54.
Song of the Buckaroo (1938) as Texas Dan
55.
Rollin' Plains (1938) as Tex Lawrence
56.
Starlight over Texas (1938) as Tex Newman
57.
Where the Buffalo Roam (1938) as Tex Houston
Tex returns to Santa Fe to find his Mother murdered. Foster runs the town and all crimes committed by his gang are blamed on Rogel and his men. He makes Tex Marshal but this backfires when Tex enlists Rogel and his men and goes after Foster who he now knows is responsible for his Mother's death.
58.
The Utah Trail (1938) as Tex Stewart [also known as "The Pecos Kid]
Tex and his sidekicks arrive to help out his friend Jeffers, a railroad owner, only to find that he has been killed. They quickly run into trouble with an outlaw gang in their attempt to find the mysterious ghost train that supposedly runs on Jeffer's line.
59.
Frontier Town (1938) as Tex Lansing
Regan is passing off counterfeit money at rodeos betting on his man Denby. When Tex appears and wins all the events, Regan has him accused of murder. As Tex looks for the counterfeiters, his pals Stubby and Pee Wee keep the Sheriff off his trail.
60.
Tex Rides with the Boy Scouts (1937) as Tex Lansing
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, Tex tricks Dorman into moving the gold. He hopes to round them up with the help of the posse and the local Boy Scout Troop.
61.
Arizona Days (1937) as Tex Malinson
62.
Sing, Cowboy, Sing (1937) as Tex Archer
63.
64.
Riders of the Rockies (1937) as Tex Rand
65.
Trouble in Texas (1937) as Tex Masters
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.
66.
Hittin' the Trail (1937) as Tex Randall
67.
68.
Song of the Gringo (1936) as Tex
A U.S. Marshal poses as an outlaw to find his missing father.

Music (feature film)

69.
Glass Chin (2014)
Former boxing champ Bud "The Saint" Gordon has fallen from grace and is living in a rundown apartment. Down on his luck and desperate to turn his life around, he makes a deal with a corrupt businessman to work as an enforcer and collect on outstanding debts. After a job gone wrong, he is framed for
70.
Ready to Rumble (2000)
Two wrestling-loving losers, Gordie and Sean, are devastated when their favorite World Championship Wrestling star, Jimmy King, is humiliated while losing his championship belt. The pair travel to WCW headquarters in Atlanta and infiltrate the organization in order to help their fallen hero regain the championship.
71.
Varsity Blues (1999)
In his 35th year as head coach, Bud Kilmer is trying to lead his West Canaan Coyotes to their 23rd division title. Uncompromising and omnipotent, Kilmer is deified in the small Texas town as long as the team is winning. But when star qurterback Lance Harbor suffers a season-ending injury, the Coyotes are forced to regroup under the questionable leadership of second-string quarterback Jonathan Moxon. His irreverent attitude and approach to football come into direct conflict with the coach''s inflexible game plan.
72.
I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998)
A comedy centered on Jake Wilkinson, a self-absorbed prep school student, who, just days before Christmas awakens to find himself stranded in the middle of a California desert--wearing a Santa suit and a white beard glued to his face. The butt of a payback by the football team who thinks he double-c
73.
Bus Stop (1956) as Composer
An innocent cowboy kidnaps a small-time singer with whom he''''s infatuated.
74.
Three in the Saddle (1945) as Composer
Rankin and Manning and their outlaw gang are after Barlow's Tin Cup Ranch. Rangers Wyatt and Perkins arrive to help legally but Haines wants to take the law into his own hands.
75.
Marked for Murder (1945) as Composer
Rangers Dave and Panhandle arrive and are joined by Lawyer Tex to try and stop the range war between the ranchers and the sheep men. After they jail the ranchers for attacking the sheep men, they are lead away from town by a decoy as the real culprits head for town to kill the ranchers and blame the sheep men.
76.
Enemy of the Law (1945) as Composer
To get the money hidden by Gray before he was caught, the Rangers send Perkins to prison to become his friend. When the two get out, Perkins is unaware that Gray has printed the map to the loot on the bottom of his foot.
77.
Dead or Alive (1944) as Composer
The Rangers are after Yackey and his gang. Posing as an outlaw, Dave arrives as Panhandle's prisoner and works his way into the gang. Tex arrives and joins Wright's committee. Tex plans a trap for the gang but things go awry when the gang catches Tex and the Committee catches Dave and both are about to be hung.
78.
Gangsters of the Frontier (1944) as Composer
Tex put the Kern gang away once but they have returned with reinforcements and have take over the town of Red Rock capturing the townsmen and forcing them to work for them in the gold mines. Dave and Tex then organize the ranchers into the Territorial Rangers. After blowing up the mines to keep the gang from getting the gold, they are ready for the showdown between the two sides.
79.
The Whispering Skull (1944) as Composer
In this western who-dun-it, a mysterious rider known as the Whispering Skull commits murder and then rides away on a horse that makes no noise. The Sheriff says he knows who the Skull is and heads out to arrest him only to be shot in the back. Ore samples that contain diamonds appear to be involved. There are many suspects who could be the Skull but his identity is not revealed until the final scene.
80.
Hers to Hold (1943) as Composer
81.
Ridin' the Cherokee Trail (1941) as Composer
82.
Cowboy from Sundown (1940) as Composer
83.
The Golden Trail (1940) as Composer
84.
Sundown on the Prairie (1939) as Composer
85.
Roll Wagons Roll (1939) as Composer
86.
Frontier Town (1938) as Composer
Regan is passing off counterfeit money at rodeos betting on his man Denby. When Tex appears and wins all the events, Regan has him accused of murder. As Tex looks for the counterfeiters, his pals Stubby and Pee Wee keep the Sheriff off his trail.
87.
Where the Buffalo Roam (1938) as Composer
Tex returns to Santa Fe to find his Mother murdered. Foster runs the town and all crimes committed by his gang are blamed on Rogel and his men. He makes Tex Marshal but this backfires when Tex enlists Rogel and his men and goes after Foster who he now knows is responsible for his Mother's death.
88.
Song of the Buckaroo (1938) as Composer
89.
Arizona Days (1937) as Composer
90.
Hittin' the Trail (1937) as Composer
91.
Trouble in Texas (1937) as Composer
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.
92.
Riders of the Rockies (1937) as Composer
93.
Sing, Cowboy, Sing (1937) as Composer
94.
Tex Rides with the Boy Scouts (1937) as Composer
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, Tex tricks Dorman into moving the gold. He hopes to round them up with the help of the posse and the local Boy Scout Troop.
95.
96.
Headin' for the Rio Grande (1936) as Composer
97.
Song of the Gringo (1936) as Composer
A U.S. Marshal poses as an outlaw to find his missing father.

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