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(Courtesy of Minard Coons)

Above is a still from RIDERS OF THE WHISTLING SKULL (Republic, 1937), the fourth film in Republic's Three Mesquiteers series. On the far left is stuntman Yakima Canutt portraying "Otah", a bad Indian.  Wearing the pith helmet is John Ward. In the center, wearing the tallish cowboy hat and vest is Roger Williams, who plays Rutledge, the other main baddie. Max Terhune is behind Williams and Ray Corrigan (holding John Van Pelt) and Bob Livingston are on the right. The lady in the background is heroine Mary Russell.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above - transferring to the rear of the stage is probably stuntman Cliff Lyons, doubling for Johnny Mack Brown, in a scene from Brown's first series oater at Universal, DESPERATE TRAILS (Universal, 1939). Does the moustached stage driver look familiar? Take a gander at the crop/blowup of that driver's face ... and think Yakima Canutt whose many talents included handling the reins of a wagon or stage.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above from L-to-R are Jack Kirk (driving the wagon) while Roy Rogers has Yakima Canutt and Pascale Perry under his six-gun in this crop from a lobby card from BAD MAN OF DEADWOOD (Republic, 1941).



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above - Yakima Canutt doubles Tom Tyler in the Three Mesquiteers adventure, CODE OF THE OUTLAW (Republic, 1942). Canutt was around 46-47 years of age when this oater was filmed.



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