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(Image courtesy of Ed Tabor)

Pointing the way to more nefarious deeds is Yakima Canutt, a fixture in the Lone Star/ Monogram films of John Wayne as both stuntman and supporting player. A crop/blowup of the faces is shown below the lobby card - from left to right are Artie Ortego, Jay Wilsey (Buffalo Bill Jr.), Yakima Canutt, Herman Hack and Tex Phelps. Re-release lobby card from the Wayne 'NEATH THE ARIZONA SKIES (Lone Star/Monogram, 1934).



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above from L-to-R are Al Hoxie, unidentified player, Yakima Canutt, Barney Beasley, Wally Wales, Sherry Tansey and Peggy Djarling in a scene from CARRYING THE MAIL (William Pizor/Imperial, 1934), one of the several two to three-reel (20 minutes to a half hour) oaters churned out by producer William Pizor in the mid-1930s. The Pizor/Imperial series marked the end of Wally Wales' starring career --- a year or two later, he changed his name to Hal Taliaferro and became a prolific sidekick and supporting player in scores of A and B grade westerns and serials into the 1950s.



(Courtesy of Jack Jones)

Above from L-to-R are Chuck Baldra, Jack Jones, Reb Russell (with drawstring shirt and horseshoes on the collar), then Jack Kirk, and on the far right is Yakima Canutt.  And it looks like Reb is wearing Yak's gunbelt which has the light colored bullet loops.  From FIGHTING THROUGH (1934), Reb's second starring film.



(From Old Corral image collection)

Above from L-to-R are John Wayne, Yakima Canutt and a young Dennis Moore (then being billed as Denny Meadows) in Wayne's THE DAWN RIDER (Lone Star/Monogram, 1935).



(From Old Corral image collection)

From L-to-R are John Wayne dancing with Adele Pearce (later screen name of Pamela Blake) while baddies Yakima Canutt and Le Roy Mason look on. From WYOMING OUTLAW (Republic, 1939), one of the Three Mesquiteers adventures. Note Canutt's colorful gunbelt.



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