Monday, March 23, 2015

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Walter Brennan

Walter Brennan (1894–1974) was an American actor.  He is the only actor to date to win three Oscars for Best Supporting Actor in 1936, 1938 and 1940.

His best known Santa Susana location roles was the popular ABC television series "The Real McCoys," a situation comedy about a poor West Virginia family that relocated to a farm in southern California (1957–1963).

Walter Brennan's Santa Susana location filmography includes:

Texas Cyclone (1932) - Tim McCoy, Shirley Grey, Wheeler Oakman, John Wayne (Iverson Ranch) Columbia

Cornered (1932) - Tim McCoy, Shirley Grey, Noah Beery (Iverson Ranch) Columbia

Fourth Horseman, The (1932) - Tom Mix, Margaret Lindsay, Fred Kohler (Iverson Ranch) Universal

Cowboy and the Lady, The (1938) - Gary Cooper, Merle Oberon, Patsy Kelly (Iverson Ranch) United Artists

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

Dakota (1945) - John Wayne, Vera Ralston, Walter Brennan (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Blood on the Moon (1948) - Robert Mitchum, Barbara Bel Geddes and Robert Preston (Iverson Ranch) RKO

Showdown, The (1950) - Bill Elliott, Walter Brennan, Marie Windsor - Republic

Best of the Badmen (1951) - Robert Ryan, Claire Trevor, Jack Buetel - RKO

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

Four Guns to the Border (1954) - Rory Calhoun, Colleen Miller, George Nader (Bell Ranch) Universal

How the West Was Won (1962) - John Wayne, Henry Fonda, James Stewart (Corriganville) MGM

"The Real McCoys" TV Series (1957-1963)

Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969) - James Garner, Walter Brennan, Jack Elam (Iverson Ranch) UA

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