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The Rough Riders
8 Films released in 1941 - 1942
Rough Riders theme song by Edward J. Kay




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Released in August, 1942, RIDERS OF THE WEST (Monogram, 1942) was Rough Riders adventure #7 of eight.



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Above still from RIDERS OF THE WEST (Monogram, 1942). Left to right are Christine McIntyre, Sarah Padden, Raymond Hatton (white coat), Harry Woods (without his usual moustache), Walter McGrail, Buck Jones (sitting on desk), and Bud Osborne. Dennis Moore is kneeling over the floored Robert Frazer. Christine McIntyre was the resident leading lady in the Columbia Pictures short subjects unit, and is best remembered for her work in about three dozen two-reelers starring the Three Stooges.



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Tim McCoy looks on as Buck has Ray Hatton by the throat in this laugh scene from DOWN TEXAS WAY (Monogram, 1942). On the far left is the very tall Glenn Strange. Note Hatton's left side holster with the gun butt facing forward.



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Above - Raymond Hatton (seated) looks on, McCoy (wearing frock coat) negotiates, and Jones is all tied up in this lobby card from FORBIDDEN TRAILS (Monogram, 1941). Lynton Brent is on the left of McCoy and Charlie King (without a moustache) is standing on the far right. Tristram 'Tris' Coffin is seated at the table.



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Above - Ray Hatton (left) chats with Tim McCoy (right) while Buck Jones takes a rest behind bars in this lobby card from ARIZONA BOUND (Monogram, 1941).



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Above - two of the western film's greatest bad guys, Roy Barcroft (left with white hat) and Harry Woods (wearing a suit), listen in as Buck Jones chats with Tim McCoy in WEST OF THE LAW (Monogram, 1942). This was released in early October, 1942 and was the last of the Rough Riders series.



Links & Other Info

YouTube and the Internet Archive have Rough Riders films that you can view or download:
https://archive.org/details/moviesandfilms?and%5B%5D=rough+riders+jones&sin=
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22rough+riders%22+%2B%22Buck+Jones%22

Don't forget to take a look at the other sections on the Old Corral which are devoted to Buck Jones and Tim McCoy.  And under 'Saddle Pals & Sidekicks', there's a bit more on Raymond Hatton.

Make sure to read the 'Cocoanut Grove Fire Controversy' article by Boyd Magers.  You can find a link to the article on the Old Corral homepage ... or click HERE for the writeup.

Newspaper article with the last photo of Buck Jones and info on his death from burns suffered in the Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire in Boston: https://www.newspapers.com/clip/63852548/buck-jones-death-from-burns-in-the/

  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) has information on Jones, McCoy, Hatton and Dunlap.  Click on:

          Buck Jones: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0427659/
          Tim McCoy: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0003706/
          Raymond Hatton: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0369058/
          Producer Scott R. Dunlap: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0242412/

The BMI website has info on music performers, writers and songs. Edward J. Kay wrote the Rough Riders theme as well as scores of other tunes. Do a search at the BMI for writer / composer Edward J. Kay: https://repertoire.bmi.com/

The Internet Movie Database has a "people working together" search function. Scott R. Dunlap connected with Buck Jones in the 1920s when he directed eleven of Buck's silents at Fox: https://www.imdb.com/search/title?roles=nm0242412,nm0427659



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