Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Tom Tyler


Tom Tyler (1903-1954) was an American actor and B-Western cowboy star.  His is best known role was that of the superhero in The Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941) serial.

His film career stretched from the silent films of the 1920s to sound motion pictures in the 1950s.  Most of his starring roles were in Westerns.  During the 1930s he starred in many B-Westerns produced by Reliable Pictures and Victory Pictures.  In the 1940s he moved to Republic where he starred in several of 'The Three Mesquiteers' feature films.  He also played support roles in films like John Ford's Stagecoach (1939)

Tom Tyler's Santa Susana locations filmography:


Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941) starring Tom Tyler, Frank Coghlan Jr. and William 'Billy' Benedict - Republic
Blocked Trail, The (1943) starring Bob Steele, Tom Tyler and Jimmie Dodd (Iverson Ranch) Republic


Boss of Boomtown (1944) starring Rod Cameron, Tom Tyler and Fuzzy Knight - Universal
Brothers of the West (1937) starring Tom Tyler, Lois Wilde and Dorothy Short (Brandeis Ranch) Victory


Cheyenne Rides Again (1937) starring Tom Tyler, Lucile Browne and Carmen Laroux - Victory
Daltons' Women, The (1950) starring Lash LaRue, Al St. John, and Jack Holt (Iverson Western Street) Realart
Dude Goes West, The (1948) starring Eddie Albert, Gale Storm and James Gleason (Iverson Ranch) Allied Artists
Fast Bullets (1936) starring Tom Tyler, Rex Lease and Margaret Nearing - Reliable Pictures
Feud of the Trail, The (1937) starring Tom Tyler, Harley Wood and Milburn Morante (Brandeis Ranch) Victory


Gauchos of El Dorado (1941) starring Bob Steele, Tom Tyler and Rufe Davis (Iverson Ranch) Republic (lobby photo courtesy of Bruce Hickey)
I Shot Jesse James (1949) starring Preston Foster, Barbara Britton and John Ireland (Iverson Ranch) Lippert


Last Outlaw, The (1936) Starring Harry Carey, Hoot Gibson and Tom Tyler (Iverson Ranch) RKO
Lost Ranch (1937) starring Tom Tyler, Jeanne Martel and Howard Bryant - Victory


Mystery Range (1937) starring Tom Tyler, Jerry Bergh and Milburn Morante (Brandeis Ranch) Victory
Orphan of the Pecos (1937) starring Tom Tyler, Jerry Bergh and Milburn Morante - Victory


Phantom Plainsmen, The (1942) starring Bob Steele, Tom Tyler and Rufe Davis (Iverson Ranch) Republic
Pinto Rustlers (1936) starring Tom Tyler, George Walsh and Al St. John - Reliable
Raiders of the Range (1942) starring Bob Steele, Tom Tyler and Rufe Davis (Iverson Ranch) Republic
Return of the Badmen (1947) starring Randolph Scott, Robert Ryan, Anne Jeffreys (Iverson) RKO
Riders of the Rio Grande (1943) starring Bob Steele, Tom Tyler and Jimmie Dodd (Iverson Ranch) Republic
Rio Grande Patrol (1950) starring Tim Holt, Jane Nigh and Douglas Fowley (Corriganville) RKO


Roamin' Wild (1936) starring Tom Tyler, Carol Wyndham and Al Ferguson - Republic
Santa Fe Bound (1936) starring Tom Tyler, Jeanne Martel and Richard Cramer - Reliable
Santa Fe Scouts (1943) starring Bob Steele, Tom Tyler and Jimmie Dodd (Iverson Ranch) Republic
Shadows on the Sage (1942) starring Bob Steele, Tom Tyler and Jimmie Dodd (Iverson Ranch) Republic
Stagecoach (1939) starring John Wayne, Claire Trevor and Andy Devine (Iverson Ranch) United Artists
Thundering Trails (1943) starring Bob Steele, Tom Tyler and Jimmie Dodd - Republic
Trail of Robin Hood (1950) starring Roy Rogers, Trigger and Penny Edwards (Iverson Ranch) Republic


Valley of Hunted Men (1942) starring Bob Steele, Tom Tyler and Jimmie Dodd (Iverson Ranch) Republic
Wagon Tracks West (1943) starring Bill Elliott, George 'Gabby' Hayes and Tom Tyler (Iverson Ranch) Republic


West of Cimarron (1941) starring Bob Steele, Tom Tyler and Rufe Davis (Iverson Ranch) Republic (a nice lobby photo courtesy of Bruce Hickey)


West of the Brazos (1950) starring James Ellison, Russell Hayden and Raymond Hatton - Lippert (photo courtesy of Bruce Hickey)
Westward Ho (1942) starring Bob Steele, Tom Tyler and Rufe Davis (Iverson Ranch) Republic

"The Lone Ranger" (TV series 1949 - 1957)
"The Cisco Kid" (TV series (TV Series 1950 - 1956) 
"The Range Rider" (TV series 1951 - 1953) 
"Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok" (TV series 1951 - 1958) 
"The Roy Rogers Show" (TV series 1951–1957) 
"Sky King" (TV series 1951–1962)
"Cowboy G-Men" (TV series 1952) 
"The Gene Autry Show" (TV series 1950 - 1956) 

'Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas' is a continuing series about "six-gun heroes that performed on movie location ranches in Chatsworth, California.  For more information about Chatsworth filming locations see http://www.cowboyup.com/ to find information about my books: Rendezvous at Boulder Pass: Hollywood's Fantasyland - 2010 and Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas - 2008.

1 comment:

  1. If you like Tom Tyler's movies I recommend signing a petition to get his surviving FBO silent B-western films digitalized and released on DVD:

    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/650/139/217/turner-entertainmentwarner-brothers-please-digitize-tom-tylers-surviving-fbo-silent-films/

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