Friday, November 29, 2013

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Bob Allen

Robert "Bob" Allen (1906 - 1998) (left above - photo courtesy of Bruce Hickey) was an American born film actor, and B-Western cowboy star.  Bob broke into the movies in the mid 1920s.  

And, by 1937, along with sidekick Wally Wales (aka Hal Taliaferro), he starred in six films for director Spencer Gordon Bennet.  

The films became known as the Bob Allen Ranger series.  Three of the ranger series movies were lensed in Chatsworth's Santa Susana Mountains.

Law of the Ranger (1937) starring Robert Allen, Elaine Shepard and John Merton (Brandeis Ranch)(Iverson Ranch) Columbia

Ranger Courage (1937) starring Robert Allen, Martha Tibbetts and Walter Miller (Iverson Ranch)(Burro Flats) Columbia

Reckless Ranger (1937) starring Robert Allen, Louise Small and Mary MacLaren (Brandeis Ranch)(Iverson Ranch)(Burro Flats) Columbia

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