Frank La Rue
Frank La Rue
John Merton
John Merton

Remembering the B-Western Movie, Heroes, Heroines, Sidekicks, Heavies and Henchmen.
Exclusively B-Westerns circa 1929-1954 or so ... no A-Westerns, no TV Westerns, no "spaghetti" westerns or "Eurowesterns".
May, 2016 - the Old Corral celebrates 18 years on the Internet ... and begins year 19.

Old Corral Menu
1. The Heroes (and 1 Heroine) - Click Below:
 Bob Allen
 Rex Allen
 Gene Autry, Roy & Hoppy
 Bob Baker
 Smith Ballew
 Jim Bannon
 Don Barry
 Buzz Barton
 Sammy Baugh
 Rex Bell
 William Boyd/Hopalong Cassidy
 Johnny Mack Brown
 Buffalo Bill, Jr. (Jay Wilsey)
 Rod Cameron
 Harry Carey
 John (Johnny) Carpenter
 Sunset Carson
 Lane Chandler
 Bill Cody
 Spade Cooley
 Ray 'Crash' Corrigan
 Buster Crabbe
 Ken Curtis
 Bob Custer
 Eddie Dean
 Eddie Dew
 'Wild Bill' Elliott
 James Ellison
 Tex Fletcher ... the Lonely Cowboy
 Dick Foran
 Hoot Gibson
 Kirby Grant
 Monte Hale
 Russell Hayden
 Tim Holt
 Hoppy, Roy & Gene
 George Houston ... The Lone Rider
 Jack & Al Hoxie
 Herb Jeffries ... the Bronze Buckaroo
 Buck Jones
 Tom Keene
 John Kimbrough
 John 'Dusty' King
 Allan 'Rocky' Lane
 Lash LaRue
 Rex Lease
 Bob Livingston
 Jack Luden
 Ken Maynard
 Kermit Maynard
 Tim McCoy
 Robert Mitchum ... in B westerns
 Tom Mix
 Clayton Moore
 George Montgomery
 Wayne Morris
 James Newill
 Dave 'Tex' O'Brien
 George O'Brien
 Dorothy Page ... the Singing Cowgirl
 Jack Perrin
 Lee 'Lone Ranger' Powell
 John Preston ... Morton of the Mounted
 Jack Randall
 Monte Rawlins ... the Masked Phantom
 Duncan Renaldo
 Tex Ritter
 Roy Rogers, Gene & Hoppy
 Buddy Roosevelt
 Reb Russell
 Fred Scott
 Robert Shayne
 Dave Sharpe
 Charles Starrett ... the Durango Kid
 Bob Steele
 Tom Tyler
 Jimmy Wakely
 Wally Wales (Hal Taliaferro)
 James Warren
 John Wayne ... in the 1930s
 Ted Wells
 Ray Whitley
 Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams
 Tex Williams
 Jay Wilsey (Buffalo Bill, Jr.)
 Whip Wilson
2. Heroines, Second Leads, Sidekicks, Kid Helpers, Villains, Henchies, Stage Drivers, Singers, Singing Groups ... and background performers that portrayed townsmen, barflies, ranch hands, posse riders, etc. - Click Below:
 Ray Whitley
 Bob Nolan (& the Sons of the Pioneers)
 The Indians
 Heroines/Leading Ladies 
 Villains & Supporting Players 
 Saddle Pals-Sidekicks-Kids-2nd Leads
 Henchmen & background performers 
 At The Reins - the Drivers
 Republic's Stable of Bad Guys
3. Hollywood Families and Individuals - Click Below:
 Director Sam Newfield
 Nat Levine & Mascot
 Producer Maurice Conn
 Director Noel Mason Smith
 Fred MacKaye, Violet Neitz & Alan James
 The Tansey Family in Hollywood
 Producer Robert Emmett Tansey
 Producer Jesse James Goldburg
 The Geraghty's of Hollywood
 Producer Robert J. Horner
 Producer Victor Adamson/Denver Dixon
 Harry S. Webb & Reliable Pictures
 Wild Bill Cody/Frederick Garfield Penniman
4. Stunt Men & Women - Click Below:
 Dave Sharpe
 Yakima Canutt
 More Stunt Men & Women
 At The Reins - The Drivers
 Stunt Folks - A Day At The Office
5. Various Photos including some Faces to Identify - Click Below:
 Who's That Face?
 Memories (snapshots)
 Behind the Scenes ...
 Photo Fun
6. Cowboy Trio Series - Click Below:
 Republic's Three Mesquiteers
 Monogram's Rough Riders
 Monogram's Range Busters
 Monogram's Trail Blazers
 PRC's Texas Rangers
 PRC's Frontier Marshals
 Trios That Weren't Official Trios
 Dennis Landadio Reviews the 3 Mesquiteers
7. The Lone Ranger - Click Below:
 Republic's Lone Ranger Serials
 Clayton Moore
 Lee Powell
 Bob Livingston
 Chief Thunder Cloud (1st Tonto)
8. Other Series and Themes, Lost and Missing Westerns - Click Below:
 Lost and Missing Westerns
 Republic's 3 Guest Star westerns
 Hopalong Cassidy/William Boyd
 Warners Santa Fe Trail shorts
 Lone Rider series at PRC
 Billy the Kid at PRC
 The Mountie Films
 Red Ryder in Films-TV-Radio-Comics
 Durango Kid/Charles Starrett
 Cisco Kid Films
 Duncan Renaldo - the Cisco Kid
 The B-Western Goes To War!
9. More Stuff - Click Below:
 Sunset Carson's Video Interviews
 Roy & Dale Museum closing/auctions
 Cowboy Vending Card Machine
 B-Western Boo Boos
 Dual Roles
 TV Westerns (external sites)
 Trusty Steeds - Movie Horses
 Big Little Books, etc.
 Cowboy Comic Books
 Golden Boot Awards
 Under The Big Top / Circus Days
 Tommy Scott's Wild West Show
 Gunbelt Trivia
 Cowboy Cliffhangers (Serials)
 The Bob Burns Museum
 In Search Of ... (Obits, Death Records, Soc Security, Burial Locations)
10. Ramblings and Writings - Click Below:
 Remembering Bobby J. Copeland
 Remembering Janus Barfoed
 Les Adams Remembers Buck Rainey
 Remembering Jack Mathis
 Les Adams Remembers Alan G. Barbour
 The Script for TRIGGER LAW
 Geronimo Film & WW2 Paratrooper Yell
 End of the Trail (B-western bites the dust)
 Buck Jones & the Cocoanut Grove Fire
 Poverty Row & the B Western Producer
 Character Identification Guidelines
11. Spreadsheets, Statistics, Film Counts, Popularity Polls & other Nitty Gritty - Click Below:
 Film Company Logos
 The Western Film ... By The Numbers!
 Prolific Performers
 Cowboy Popularity Polls & Rankings
 Script, Screenplay, Writers
 Character Actresses
 Sagebrush Trivia
12. Movie Locations - Click Below:
 Movie Locations
 Monogram/Allied Artists Western Street
 Corriganville Movie Ranch
13. Film Festivals, DVDs, Videotapes, CDs, Books, Newsletters, Auctions, TV Schedules, Movie Databases, Posters, Comics, Big Little Books - Click Below:
 Movie Databases to Search
 Satellite/Cable TV Schedules
 CDs/Audio Tapes/Records
 Auctions-Posters-Comics-Big Little Books-etc.
 Online Movies/Streaming Videos
 Books-Print Media-Newsletters
 Bunkhouse News (film festivals) 
14. Misc Stuff - Click Below:
 Search the Old Corral
 Message Boards (external websites)
 Old Corral Changes/Updates
 Links to other websites
 Acknowledgments & Thanks
 AOL Users - Read This
 Chuck Anderson's Biography
 About the Old Corral Website
The Old Corral was last updated on February 16, 2017. Click HERE to view the changes and updates.

B westerns on television:

  • See if you have the getTV channel from Sony Pictures Television Networks, either over the air or via your cable provider. On Saturday-Sunday, getTV runs many western TV series - NICHOLS starring James Garner from 1971; HONDO starring Ralph Taeger from 1967; A MAN CALLED SHENANDOAH starring Robert Horton from 1965 ... plus THE TALL MAN, WHISPERING SMITH and LAREDO. New series recently added are TOMBSTONE TERRITORY (1957-1960) with Pat Conway as 'Sheriff Clay Hollister'. They sometimes run B westerns with Starrett, Jones, Elliott, and McCoy.
    In January, getTV added YANCY DERRINGER with Jock Mahoney and THE QUEST with Kurt Russell to their lineup.
    In February, getTV added SHANE (with David Carradine) and GRIZZLY ADAMS (with Dan Haggerty and Denver Pyle) to their Sunday westerns.
  • STARZ ENCORE WESTERNS for February has many TV westerns and a few B oaters with Roy, Crabbe, Dean ... and there's some A and B westerns with Wayne. Didn't see any Autrys on the February schedule. Middle of the night on February 28-March 1 is the Johnny Mack Brown and Tex Ritter CHEYENNE ROUNDUP (Universal, 1943).
  • STARZ ENCORE WESTERNS for March has many TV westerns and a few B westerns with Lash, Crabbe, Dean, Wayne and Steele. There's also Buck Jones' LAW FOR TOMBSTONE (Universal, 1937) on early morning Saturday, March 4. And the Johnny Mack Brown and Tex Ritter CHEYENNE ROUNDUP (Universal, 1943) is early morning March 8. Didn't see any Autrys on the March schedule.
  • Turner Classic Movies (TCM) for February has a few A grade westerns but I didn't find any B westerns on their schedule.
  • Turner Classic Movies (TCM) for March has a few A grade westerns but I didn't find any B westerns on their schedule.

If you're wading through TV schedules and goin' crazy, this may help. Rob Mohr has set up a twitter feed called "B-Westerns On TV". A day or so before a B western is scheduled on Encore, TCM, getTV, etc., Rob sends out a reminder on Twitter. Rob's Twitter feed will open in a separate tab/window - click below:

If you find a page with a typo or an image or link that is "broken" ... want to communicate with Chuck Anderson, the Old Corral curator and webmaster? Click HERE and a separate window/tab will open.

If you're looking for the California Death Records, Social Security Death Index, Burial Locations, etc., that info is on the In Search of ... page and you can click HERE.

You can do a search on the entire Old Corral website for names, movie titles, whatever. Click HERE for more info and instructions.

Official websites of some of our favorite western heroes:


TCM (Turner Classics) and Universal are releasing four film MOD DVD collections starring Audie Murphy and Joel McCrea. Click HERE for more info on these DVD sets.

In September, 2016, Warner Archives/WB Shop released their Monogram Cowboy Collection Volume Nine with nine of Johnny Mack Brown Monograms on three MOD DVDs. Click HERE for more info on these DVDs.


In February, 2016, Warner Archives/WB Shop released a nine film DVD set of George O'Brien RKO oaters along with three of the 1950s Wayne Morris B+ westerns from Monogram/Allied Artists. Click HERE for more info on these DVDs.

A few years back, Tinsley Yarbrough authored Those Great Western Movie Locations. Great news! He's updated the original book with info on more sites, films, etc. Click HERE for more on Those Great Western Movie Locations with 2016 Supplement.


Warner Archives/WB Shop released an eight film DVD set of Monogram/Allied Artists oaters starring Bill Elliott. Warner Archives/WB Shop also released Volume 3 of the Kirby Grant Monogram mountie adventures. This MOD DVD has three more films in the Grant and Chinook the Wonder Dog series. Click HERE for more info on both DVDs.


Buck Jones in THE DEADLINE (Columbia, 1931) is from the Sony Pictures Choice Collection. And VCI Entertainment has released the quartet of Russell Hayden Canadian mounted police adventures from 1946-1947. Click HERE for more info.


Warner Archives/WB Shop released a MOD DVD set of the twelve film Dick Foran 1935-1937 series for Warners. Click HERE for more info on this DVD set.

Bobby Copeland and Paul Dellinger have collaborated on ROD CAMERON, HOLLYWOOD'S MOST UNDERRATED ACTOR. Click HERE for more info.


Bobby Copeland and Bill Russell have collaborated on BOB BAKER, A "Real" Singing Cowboy. Click HERE for more info.

Stephen Fratallone authored Eddie Dean: The Golden Cowboy, a nice tribute to a singing cowboy who had the most beautiful voice of all the B western heroes. Click HERE for more info.


The Texas Rangers: Two Decades on Radio, Film, Television, and Stage by Ryan Ellett and Kevin Coffey chronicles the life of the Texas Rangers singing group which was together from the early 1930s through the early 1950s and appeared in oaters with Gene Autry and Johnny Mack Brown.

I Am Mister Ed ... Allan "Rocky" Lane Revealed by Linda Alexander is must reading for Rocky Lane fans. Click HERE for more on the Lane book.

Western Clippings

Boyd Magers' Western Clippings is published 6 times per year. Above is the cover page from the September-October, 2014 issue #121 with articles on the passing of James Garner and Dick Jones. Click HERE for more info.

Click HERE for Boyd Magers' WESTERN CLIPPINGS website.
 Movie Making Locations Webguide
Click HERE for Jerry Schneider's Movie Making Locations Webguide.

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The Old Corral website is a research project in progress and is dedicated to those wonderful cowboy heroes, heroines, sidekicks, heavies, and supporting players that rode the silver screen from the 1930s through the early 1950s in B westerns and cowboy cliffhangers. My goal is to simply rekindle memories of those great silver screen adventures, and to provide information, critique and education on the actors, actresses and films of the genre. As the Old Corral has expanded, it has been recognized as a comprehensive history and ongoing study of the B western, the western film performers, and the production companies and personnel.

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