Sunday, August 26, 2012

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Forrest Tucker

Forrest Tucker (1919-1986) was an American film and television actor.  He performed in 148 titles between 1940s and the 1980s. 

In 1941, he played his first lead in PRC's Emergency Landing.  He was under contract with Columbia during the early 1940s, but left them to sign with Republic Pictures in 1948.

Forrest Tucker's starring roles at Santa Susana locations include:

Emergency Landing (1941) aka "Robot Pilot" starring Forrest Tucker, Carol Hughes and Evelyn Brent (Iverson Ranch) PRC

Last Bandit, The (1949) starring Bill Elliott, Lorna Gray and Forrest Tucker (Brandeis Ranch) Republic

Hellfire (1949) starring Bill Elliott, Marie Windsor and Forrest Tucker (Iverson Ranch) Republic

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

Nevadan, The (1950) starring Randolph Scott, Dorothy Malone and Forrest Tucker  (Iverson Ranch) Columbia

Oh! Susanna (1951) starring Rod Cameron, Forrest Tucker (Corriganville) Republic

Flaming Feather (1952) starring Sterling Hayden, Forrest Tucker (Iverson Ranch) Paramount

Quiet Gun, The (1957) starring Forrest Tucker (Iverson Ranch)(Corriganville) 20th Century-Fox

Gunsmoke in Tucson (1958) starring Mark Stevens, Forrest Tucker - Allied Artists

Supporting roles include:

Shut My Big Mouth (1942) starring Joe E. Brown, Adele Mara and Victor Jory (Iverson Ranch) Columbia

Renegades (1946) starring Evelyn Keyes, Willard Parker, Larry Parks (Corriganville) Columbia

Adventures in Silverado (1948) starring William Bishop, Gloria Henry and Edgar Buchanan (Iverson Ranch) Columbia

Coroner Creek (1948) starring Randolph Scott, Marguerite Chapman and George Macready - Columbia

Plunderers, The (1948) starring Rod Cameron, Ilona Massey and Lorna Gray (Corriganville)(Iverson Ranch) Republic

TV Roles and Guest Appearnaces:

"Wagon Train" (TV series) 1958

"Death Valley Days" (TV series) 1963

"Virginian, The" (TV Series) 1963

"Daniel Boone" (TV Series) 1967-1968

"Bonanza" (TV Series) 1971

"Gunsmoke" (TV Series) 1965-1972

'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 to find information about my books: Rendezvous at Boulder Pass: Hollywood's Fantasyland - 2010 and Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas - 2008.

Index for 'Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas' -- Chatsworth's Six-Gun Heroes

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