Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- Grant Withers

Grant Withers (1904 - 1959) was an American film actor.  During his career he did manage a 10-year contract at Republic Pictures. 

His friendships with both John Ford and John Wayne secured him a spot in nine of Wayne's films, but later roles dwindled to supporting parts, mainly as villains in B-movies, serials, and finally television.

Grant Withers' Santa Susana locations filmography includes:

Fighting Marines, The (1935) [serial] Grant Withers, Adrian Morris, Ann Rutherford (Iverson Ranch) Mascot

Hollywood Round-Up (1937) - Buck Jones, Helen Twelvetrees, Grant Withers (Brandeis Ranch) Columbia

Masked Rider, The (1941) - Johnny Mack Brown, Fuzzy Knight, Nell O'Day - Universal

Fighting Seabees, The (1944) - John Wayne, Susan Hayward and Dennis O'Keefe (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Utah (1945) - Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes (Iverson Ranch) - Republic

Bells of Rosarita (1945) - Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes (Iverson Ranch) Republic

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

In Old Sacramento (1946) - Bill Elliott, Constance Moore, Henry H. Daniels Jr. (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Wyoming (1947) - Bill Elliott, Vera Ralston, John Carroll - Republic

Fort Apache (1948) - John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Pedro Armendáriz and John Agar (Corriganville) RKO

Old Los Angeles (1948) - Bill Elliott, John Carroll, Catherine McLeod (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Gallant Legion, The (1948) - Bill Elliott, Lorna Gray, Joseph Schildkraut (Garden of the Gods) Republic

Angel in Exile (1948) - John Carroll, Adele Mara, Thomas Gomez - Republic

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

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

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

Savage Horde, The (1950) - Bill Elliott, Lorna Gray, Grant Withers - Republic

Spoilers of the Plains (1951) - Roy Rogers, Trigger, Penny Edwards (Iverson Ranch)(Corriganville) Republic

Utah Wagon Train (1951) - Rex Allen, Koko, Penny Edwards (Burro Flats)(Iverson Ranch) Republic

Captive of Billy the Kid (1952) - Allan Lane, Black Jack, Penny Edwards (Corriganville) Republic

Leadville Gunslinger (1952) - Allan Lane, Black Jack, Eddy Waller (Iverson Ranch) Republic

Oklahoma Annie (1952) - Judy Canova, John Russell, Grant Withers (Chatsworth) Republic

Iron Mountain Trail (1953) - Rex Allen, Koko, Slim Pickens (Burro Flats)(Iverson Ranch) Republic

White Squaw, The (1956) - David Brian, May Wynn, William Bishop, Nancy Hale (Iverson Ranch) Columbia

Last Stagecoach West, The (1957) - Jim Davis, Mary Castle, Victor Jory (Towsley Canyon, Newhall) Republic

And... a plethora of TV series episodes throughout the 1950s.

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