Monday, July 15, 2013

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Reed Hadley

Reed Hadley (1911-1974) was an American radio, film and television actor.  He is best remembered for his deep 'authoritative' voice, as seen in the television series, "Racket Squad" (1950–1953).

Hadley was the voice of cowboy hero Red Ryder on the radio show during the 1940s.  His most memorable starring role was as the title character of Zorro in Republic Pictures' serial "Zorro's Fighting Legion" (1939).  His booming voice was the narrator on many Hollywood films.  Between 1938 and 1971, he appeared in 129 titles.

Reed Hadley's Santa Susana locations filmography:

Zorro's Fighting Legion (1939) starring Reed Hadley, Sheila Darcy, William Corson (Iverson Ranch)(Burro Flats) Republic

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

Road Agent (1941) starring Dick Foran, Leo Carrillo, Andy Devine (Iverson Ranch) Universal

Arizona Terrors (1942) starring Don 'Red' Barry, Lynn Merrick, Al St. John (Burro Flats) Republic

The Fabulous Texan (1947) starring Bill Elliott, John Carroll, Catherine McLeod (Iverson Ranch) Republic

I Shot Jesse James (1949) starring Preston Foster, Barbara Britton, John Ireland (Iverson Ranch) Lippert

Rimfire (1949) starring James Millican, Mary Beth Hughes, Reed Hadley (Iverson Ranch) Screen Guild 

Apache Chief (1949) [narrator] starring Alan Curtis, Tom Neal, Russell Hayden (Corriganville) Lippert

Red Desert (1949) [narrator] starring Don 'Red' Barry, Tom Neal, Jack Holt - Lippert

The Baron of Arizona (1950) starring Vincent Price, Ellen Drew, Vladimir Sokoloff (Corriganville) Deputy Corp

Little Big Horn (1951) starring Lloyd Bridges, John Ireland, Marie Windsor (Iverson Ranch) Bali Prod.

Kansas Pacific (1953) starring Sterling Hayden, Eve Miller, Barton MacLane (Iverson Ranch) Allied Artists 

"Wagon Train" (1958) TV series

"Bat Masterson" (1958) TV series

"Restless Gun" (1958-1959) TV series

"The Texan" (1959-1960) TV series

Gunfight at Comanche Creek (1963) [narrator] starring Audie Murphy, Ben Cooper, Colleen Miller (Iverson Ranch) Allied Artists

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