Thursday 6 July 2017

Blake Dorn

Born: 6 November 1900, The Netherlands
Died: 1971, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England, UK

Night Ride (1937) as Archer

Blake Dorn is on the right, with Frank Petley.

Frank Petley

Born: 28 March 1874, Charlton, London, England, UK
Died: 12 January 1945, Buxton, Derbyshire, England, UK

Frank Petley was a British stage actor who appeared mainly in silent films.

Night Ride (1937) as Mr. Arthur Wilson

This was Frank Petley's only sound film appearance.

Wednesday 5 July 2017

Wallace Howe

Born: 4 March 1876, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 23 November 1957, Los Angeles, California, USA

Wallace Howe was a silent screen actor who became a bit part player in sound films later in his career.

A Regular Pal (1920) as

This is a Hal Roach comedy. Apparently there are only two copies of this film that exist in the world and the picture here came from a listing on Ebay for one of them.

Our Gang (1922) as Rival Merchant (uncredited)

The Champeen! (1923) as The Smoker

Charles Stevenson is the cop on the right.

Riders of Destiny (1933) as Rancher


Tuesday 4 July 2017

Julian Vedey

Born: 26 June 1898, Warwick, Warwickshire, England, UK
Died: 24 February 1967, Worthing, Sussex, England, UK

Night Ride (1937) as Tony Spinelli (Credited as Julien Vedey)

Jimmy Hanley

Born: 22 October 1918, Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK
Died: 13 January 1970, Fetcham, Surrey, England, UK

Night Ride (1937) as Dick Benson

Here Come the Huggetts (1948) as Jimmy

Joan Ponsford

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Joan Ponsford was a British actress. She made only a handful of film appearances in the 1930s. Nothing else is known about her at this time.

Night Ride (1937) as Jean Morley

Monday 3 July 2017

Ray Jones

Born: 12 August 1900, Batvia, Iowa, USA
Died: 27 October 1975, Los Angeles, California, USA

Taming of the West (1939) as Townsman (uncredited)

Ray Jones is in the background. The cowboy in the foreground is John Tyrrell.

John Tyrrell

Born: 7 December 1900, The Bronx, New York, USA
Died: 20 September 1949, The Bronx, New York, USA`

Taming of the West (1939) as Cheated gambler (uncredited)

Ray Jones is in the background.

A Hit with a Miss (1945) as Spud McGurn (uncredited)

Saturday 1 July 2017

Fred Burns

Born: 24 April 1878, Fort Keogh, Montana, USA
Died: 18 July 1955, Los Angeles, California, USA
Fred Burns began his film career during the early silent era and continued through to sound. His roles became increasingly smaller with the advent of sound, often appearing in the background as a townsman or ranch hand. 
New Frontier (1939) as Fiddle Player (uncredited)
Fred Burns is on the far right. Oscar Gahan is holding the accordian. The woman is Helen Gibson.
Taming of the West (1939) as Lem Gardener (uncredited)
Not much to see of Fred Burns in this film.

Hank Bell

Born: 21 January 1892, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 4 February 1950, Hollywood, California, USA

Taming of the West (1939) as Marshal (uncredited)

Dub Taylor

Born: 26 February 1907, Richmond, Virginia, USA
Died: 3 October 1994, Los Angeles, California, USA

Taming of the West (1939) as Cannonball

With Iris Meredith.

Ethan Allen

Born: 27 May 1882, Carrollton, Missouri, USA
Died: 25 August 1940, Hollywood, California, USA

Taming of the West (1939) as Judge Bailey

Dick Curtis is on the right of the picture.