Thursday, May 30, 2013

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- David Sharpe


David Sharpe (1910–1980) was an American cowboy actor and stunt performer.  He was known as the "Crown Prince of Daredevils" and ranks alongside Yakima Canutt as one of Hollywood's all time greatest stuntmen.  He appeared in over 250 titles spanning more than 5 decades between 1922 and 1978.

His Santa Susana filming location credits include: 

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) - Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy (Iverson Ranch) MGM

Galloping Dynamite (1937) - Kermit Maynard, Ariane Allen, John Merton, David Sharpe (Iverson Ranch) Ambassador

Riders of the Black Hills (1938) - Livingston, Corrigan, Terhune (Corriganville) Republic

Stagecoach (1939) - Claire Trevor, John Wayne, Andy Devine, John Carradine (Iverson Ranch) United Artists

Six-Gun Rhythm (1939)  Tex Fletcher, Joan Barclay and Ralph Peters (Brandeis Ranch)

Lone Ranger Rides Again (1939) - Robert Livingston, Chief Thundercloud and Duncan Renaldo (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Frontier Pony Express (1939) - Roy Rogers, Lynne Roberts, Raymond Hatton (Iverson Ranch) Republic


Law Comes to Texas, The (1939) - Bill Elliott, Veda Ann Borg, Bud Osborne, Slim Whitaker - Columbia


Three Texas Steers (1939) - John Wayne,  Ray “Crash” Corrigan, Max Terhune (Corriganville) Republic

Kansas Terrors, The (1939) - Robert Livingston, Duncan Renaldo, Raymond Hatton (Burro Flats) Republic

Rovin' Tumbleweeds (1939) - Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Mary Carlisle (Burro Flats) Republic


Drums of Fu Manchu (1940) - Henry Brandon, William Royle and Robert Kellard (Iverson Ranch , Corriganville) Republic

Covered Wagon Days (1940) - Robert Livingston, Ray Hatton, Duncan Renaldo (Burro Flats) Republic

Adventures of Red Ryder (1940) starring Don 'Red' Barry, Noah Beery, Tommy Cook (Burro Flats) (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Tulsa Kid, The (1940) - Don 'Red' Barry, Noah Beery, Luana Walters (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Wagon Train (1940) - Tim Holt, Ray Whitley and Martha O'Driscoll - RKO

Trail Blazers, The (1940) - Robert Livingston, Bob Steele (Iverson Ranch)(Corriganville) Republic


Lone Star Raiders (1940) - Robert Livingston, Bob Steele, Rufe Davis (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Prairie Pioneers (1941) - Robert Livingston, Bob Steele (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941) - Tom Tyler, Frank Coghlan Jr., William 'Billy' Benedict - Republic

Pals of the Pecos (1941) - Robert Livingston, Bob Steele, Rufe Davis (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Saddlemates (1941) - Robert Livingston, Bob Steele, Rufe Davis (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Jungle Girl (1941) - Frances Gifford, Tom Neal, Trevor Bardette (Corriganville & Iverson) Republic

Gangs of Sonora (1941) - Robert Livingston, Bob Steele, Rufe Davis (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Thunder Over the Prairie (1941) - Charles Starrett (Iverson Ranch) Columbia

Six-Gun Gold (1941) - Tim Holt, Ray Whitley, Jan Clayton - RKO

King of the Texas Rangers (1941) - Tim Holt, Ray Whitley, Jan Clayton (Chatsworth Trains)(Iverson Ranch)(Corriganville)  Republic

Bandit Trail, The (1941) - Tim Holt, Ray Whitley, Janet Waldo (Brandeis Ranch)(Iverson Ranch) RKO

They Died with Their Boots On (1941) - Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy (Iverson Ranch) Warner Bros.


Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc. (1941) - Ralph Byrd, Michael Owen and Jan Wiley (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Riding the Wind (1942) - Tim Holt, Ray Whitley, Joan Barclay - RKO

Spy Smasher (1942) - Kane Richmond, Marguerite Chapman, Sam Flint (Iverson Ranch) Republic


Perils of Nyoka, The (1942) aka "Nyoka and the Tigermen" - Kay Aldridge, Clayton Moore, Lorna Gray (Iverson Ranch) Republic (Photo courtesy of Bruce Hickey)

Thundering Hoofs (1942) - Tim Holt, Ray Whitley, Luana Walters (Iverson Ranch)(Corriganville) RKO

Bandit Ranger (1942) - Tim Holt, Cliff Edwards, Joan Barclay (Corriganville) RKO

King of the Mounties (1942) starring Allan Lane, Gilbert Emery and Russell Hicks (Iverson Ranch) Republic 

Red River Robin Hood (1942) - Tim Holt, Cliff Edwards, Joan Barclay - RKO

Thundering Trails (1943) - Bob Steele, Tom Tyler, Jimmie Dodd - Republic

Fighting Frontier (1943) - Tim Holt, Cliff Edwards, Ann Summers (Iverson Ranch) RKO

Avenging Rider, The (1943) - Tim Holt, Cliff Edwards, Ann Summers - RKO

Lumberjack (1944) - William Boyd, Andy Clyde and Jimmy Rogers (Iverson Ranch) United Artists  

Wildfire (1945) - Bob Steele, Sterling Holloway, John Miljan, William Farnum - Screen Guild


Colorado Serenade (1946) - Eddie Dean, Roscoe Ates, David Sharpe, Mary Kenyon (Corriganville) PRC.  (Lobby photo courtesy of Bruce Hickey)

Conquest of Cheyenne (1946) starring Bill Elliott, Robert Blake and Alice Fleming (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Homesteaders of Paradise Valley (1947) starring Allan Lane, Robert Blake and Martha Wentworth (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Vigilantes Return, The (1947) - Jon Hall, Margaret Lindsay, Andy Devine, Paula Drew (Iverson Ranch) Universal

Slave Girl (1947) - Yvonne De Carlo, George Brent, Broderick Crawford (Iverson Ranch) Universal

Marshal of Cripple Creek (1947) starring Allan Lane, Robert Blake and Martha Wentworth (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap, The (1947) - Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marjorie Main (Iverson Ranch) Universal

Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948) - Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston (Iverson Ranch) Warner Bros.

G-Men Never Forget (1948) - Clayton Moore, Roy Barcroft, Ramsay Ames (Iverson Ranch) Republic

California Firebrand (1948) - Monte Hale, Lorna Gray, Paul Hurst (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Under California Stars (1948) - Roy Rogers, Trigger, Jane Frazee, Andy Devine (Chatsworth) - Republic

Three Musketeers, The (1948) - Lana Turner, Gene Kelly, June Allyson  (Corriganville) 

Adventures of Frank and Jesse James (1948) - Clayton Moore, Steve Darrell, Noel Neill - Republic

Grand Canyon Trail (1948) - Roy Rogers, Trigger, Jane Frazee, Andy Devine (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Valiant Hombre (1948) - Duncan Renaldo, Leo Carrillo, John Litel - United Artist

Far Frontier, The (1948) - Roy Rogers, Trigger, Gail Davis, Andy Devine - Republic

Susanna Pass (1949) - Roy Rogers, Dale Evans (Chatsworth Reservoir)(Corriganville) Republic

Gay Amigo, The (1949) - Duncan Renaldo, Leo Carrillo, Armida, Joe Sawyer - United Artists


King Of The Rocket Men (1949) - Tristram Coffin, Mae Clarke, Don Haggerty (Iverson Ranch) Republic

James Brothers of Missouri, The (1949) - Keith Richards, Robert Bice, Noel Neill (Iverson Ranch)(Corriganville) Republic

Radar Patrol Vs Spy King (1950) - Kirk Alyn, Jean Dean, Anthony Warde (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Invisible Monster, The (1950) - Richard Webb, Aline Towne, Lane Bradford (Iverson Ranch) Republic


Rogues of Sherwood Forest (1950) - John Derek, Diana Lynn and George Macready - Columbia

Covered Wagon Raid (1950) - Allan Lane, Eddy Waller, Alex Gerry, Lyn Thomas (Iverson Ranch) Republic

"The Cisco Kid" (TV series) (1950)

Flying Disc Man from Mars (1950) - Walter Reed, Lois Collier and Gregory Gaye (Iverson Ranch) Republic

California Passage (1950) - Forrest Tucker, Adele Mara and Estelita Rodriguez (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Don Daredevil Rides Again (1951) - Ken Curtis, Aline Towne, Roy Barcroft, Lane Bradford (Iverson Ranch) Republic

"Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok" (TV series) (1951)

Government Agents vs Phantom Legion (1951) - Walter Reed, Mary Ellen Kay and Dick Curtis (Railroad Station, Chatsworth) Republic


Radar Men From The Moon (1952) - George Wallace, Aline Towne, Roy Barcroft (Iverson Ranch)[Commando Cody] Republic

Wild Stallion (1952) - Ben Johnson, Edgar Buchanan, Martha Hyer, Hayden Rorke (Iverson Ranch)(Corriganville) Monogram

Brave Warrior (1952) - Jon Hall, Christine Larsen, Jay Silverheels, Michael Ansara (Corriganville) Columbia

Blackhawk: Fearless Champion of Freedom (1952) - Kirk Alyn, Carol Forman, John Crawford - Columbia

Mississippi Gambler, The (1953) - Tyrone Power, Piper Laurie and Julie Adams (Corriganville) Universal

"Stories of the Century" (TV series) (1954)

Drums Across the River (1954) - Audie Murphy, Walter Brennan, Lyle Bettger, Lisa Gaye (Burro Flats)(Iverson Ranch) Universal

"The Lone Ranger" (TV series) (1954)

Blackjack Ketchum, Desperado (1956) - Howard Duff, Victor Jory, Margaret Field, Angela Stevens - Columbia

"Border Patrol" (TV series) (1959)

Elfego Baca: Six Gun Law (1966) starring Robert Loggia, Lynn Bari and Jay C. Flippen - Buena Vista

"The Wild Wild West" (TV series) (1966)

"Bonanza" (TV series) (1968)


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