Thursday, June 20, 2013

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Richard Arlen

Richard Arlen (1899–1976) an American B-Western cowboy star who performed in 178 titles during more than half a century between 1921 and 1977.  He served in WWI flying for Royal Flying Corps, and in WWII he was a flight instructor for the United States Army Air Forces.

While he is probably best known for his role as a pilot in the Academy Award-winning "Wings" (1927) Western movie fans are more likely remember him as Buffalo Bill in "Buffalo Bill Rides Again."

Richard Arlen's Santa Susana locations filmography includes:

Under the Tonto Rim (1928) starring Richard Arlen, Mary Brian and Alfred Allen (Iverson Ranch) Paramount

Alice in Wonderland (1931) [supporting role] starring Gus Alexander, Lillian Ardell and Meyer Berensen (Iverson Ranch) Unique-Cosmos Pictures

Big Bonanza, The (1944) starring Richard Arlen, Robert Livingston, Jane Frazee and Gabby Hayes (Iverson Ranch)(Corriganville) Republic

Buffalo Bill Rides Again (1947) starring Richard Arlen, Jennifer Holt and Lee Shumway (Iverson Ranch) Jack Schwarz   

Flaming Feather (1952) [supporting role] starring Sterling Hayden, Forrest Tucker and Arleen Whelan (Iverson Ranch) Paramount

Hidden Guns (1956) starring Bruce Bennett, Richard Arlen and John Carradine (Corriganville) Republic

"Wanted: Dead or Alive" (1959) TV series

"Wagon Train" (1959) TV series

"Yancy Derringer" (1959) TV series

"Whirlybirds" (1960) TV series

"Bat Masterson" (1959-1961) TV series

"Lawman" (1959-1961) TV series

Law of the Lawless (1964) [supporting role] starring Dale Robertson, Yvonne De Carlo and William Bendix (Iverson Ranch) Paramount

Black Spurs (1965) [supporting role] starring Rory Calhoun, Linda Darnell and Scott Brady (Iverson Ranch)(Corriganville) Paramount

Waco (1966)[supporting role] starring Howard Keel, Jane Russell and Brian Donlevy (Iverson Ranch) A.C. Lyles Prod.

Red Tomahawk (1967)[supporting role] starring Howard Keel, Joan Caulfield and Broderick Crawford (Iverson Ranch) Paramount

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