Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Noah Beery Jr.

Noah Beery Jr (1913-1994) or sometimes just Noah Beery, was an American born actor that was usually cast in a 'warm and fuzzy' character role.  He was a well known B-Western cowboy that played mostly in supporting roles.  His nickname was Pidge, and he was the son-in-law of Western star Buck Jones.

Beery was perhaps best known as James Garner's father, Joseph "Rocky" Rockford, in the 1970s NBC television series "The Rockford Files" -- not lensed in Chatsworth.

Noah Beery Jr's Santa Susana locations filmography includes:

Fighting with Kit Carson (1933) starring Johnny Mack Brown, Betsy King Ross, Noah Beery Jr. (Iverson Ranch) Mascot

The Trail Beyond (1934) starring John Wayne, Noah Beery Jr., Verna Hillie (Chatsworth Trains) Monogram

Of Mice and Men (1939) starring Lon Chaney Jr., Burgess Meredith, Betty Field (Chatsworth) Hal Roach Studios

The Light of Western Stars (1940) starring Victor Jory, Jo Ann Sayers, Russell Hayden, Morris Ankrum (Iverson Ranch) Paramount

The Carson City Kid (1940) starring Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Bob Steele (Burro Flats) Republic

Riders of Death Valley (1941) starring Dick Foran, Leo Carrillo, Buck Jones (Iverson Ranch) Universal

Sergeant York (1941) starring Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie (Burro Flats) Warner Bros.

Dudes Are Pretty People (1942) starring Jimmy Rogers, Noah Beery Jr., Marjorie Woodworth, Paul Hurst (Iverson Ranch) United Artists

Under Western Skies (1945) starring Martha O'Driscoll, Noah Beery Jr., Leo Carrillo (Iverson Ranch) Universal

The Daltons Ride Again (1945) starring Alan Curtis, Lon Chaney Jr., Kent Taylor (Iverson Ranch) Universal

The Doolins of Oklahoma (1949) starring Randolph Scott, George Macready, Louise Allbritton (Iverson Ranch) Columbia

Davy Crockett, Indian Scout (1950) starring George Montgomery, Ellen Drew, Phillip Reed (Iverson Ranch) United Artists

The Texas Rangers (1951) starring George Montgomery, Gale Storm, Jerome Courtland (Corriganville)(Iverson Ranch) Columbia

Wagons West (1952) starring Rod Cameron, Noah Beery Jr., Peggie Castle (Burro Flats)(Corriganville) Monogram

Wings of the Hawk (1953) starring Van Heflin, Julie Adams, Abbe Lane (Burro Flats) Universal

The Black Dakotas (1954) starring Gary Merrill, Wanda Hendrix, John Bromfield (Iverson Ranch)(Corriganville)(Burro Flats) Columbia

Escort West (1958) starring Victor Mature, Elaine Stewart, Faith Domergue (Iverson Ranch)(Corriganville) United Artists

"Circus Boy" (1956) TV Series -- Noah Beery Jr. as Uncle Joey (49 episodes, 1956-1957)

"General Electric Theater" (1953) TV Series - episode: The Day of the Hanging (1959)

"Real McCoys, The" (1957) TV Series - episodes: The Investors (1961); El Gato (1961)

"Death Valley Days" (1952) TV Series - episode: The Train and Lucy Tutaine (1963)

"Wagon Train" (1957) TV Series - episodes: The Kate Crawley Story (1964); Path of the Serpent (1961); The Jonas Murdock Story (1960)

"Perry Mason" (1957) TV Series - episodes: The Case of the Hasty Honeymooner (1965); The Case of the Golden Venom (1965)

"Gunsmoke" (1955) TV Series - episodes: Honor Before Justice (1966); Prairie Wolfer (1964)

"Bonanza" (1959) TV Series - episodes: The Crime of Johnny Mule (1968); Lothario Larkin (1965)

"Virginian, The" (1962) TV Series - episodes: Follow the Leader (1970); You Can Lead a Horse to Water (1970); The Long Way Home (1966)

"Lassie" (1954) TV Series - episodes: A Year of Sundays (1970); Danger Mountain (1966)

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