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Charlie King in the 1940s.

(From Old Corral image collection)

Ken Maynard is pounding away on Charlie King while Fay McKenzie looks on in this lobby card from DEATH RIDES THE RANGE (Colony, 1940). Fay is best remembered for her work with Gene Autry at Republic, where she was the feminine interest in DOWN MEXICO WAY (Republic, 1941), SIERRA SUE (Republic, 1941), HOME IN WYOMIN' (Republic, 1942), HEART OF THE RIO GRANDE (Republic, 1942) and COWBOY SERENADE (Republic, 1942).



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above are a covey of no-goods from the lost/missing Jack Randall oater RIDERS FROM NOWHERE (Monogram, 1940). Randall, the brother of Three Mesquiteers star Bob Livingston, would do one more western after RIDERS FROM NOWHERE and then his starring series was over. From left to right are: Jack Evans, Jack Hendricks, Archie Ricks, Charlie King, unidentified face, Carl Mathews, Herman Hack and unidentifed player.



(From Old Corral collection)

Above - Raymond Hatton (seated) looks on, Tim McCoy (wearing frock coat) negotiates, and Buck Jones is all tied up in this lobby card from the Rough Riders adventure FORBIDDEN TRAILS (Monogram, 1941). Lynton Brent is on the left of McCoy and Charlie King (without a moustache) is standing on the far right. Tristram 'Tris' Coffin is seated at the table.



(Courtesy of Minard Coons)

Above from L-to-R are Bud Osborne, Kermit Maynard, Charlie King and Lynton Brent. Scene from Range Busters adventure #18, TRAIL RIDERS (Monogram, 1942).



(From Old Corral collection)

Above, from L-to-R are Charlie King at the desk and wearing a suit, Eddie Dean, Lee Powell, and Glenn Strange, standing and wearing the eye shade. Lobby card from RAIDERS OF THE WEST (PRC, 1942), one of the six films in the short-lived 'Frontier Marshal' trio series.



(Courtesy of Minard Coons)

Above, Lee 'Lone Ranger' Powell and Charles 'Slim' Whitaker are about ready to jump this quartet of no-goods in RAIDERS OF THE WEST (PRC, 1942), one of the Frontier Marshal trio series. Unaware of pending doom, the four baddies are, from left to right: Rex Lease, Charlie King, Eddie Dean and Glenn Strange. Note the lineup as being shortest to tallest - and check the height of Glenn Strange vs. Rex Lease.



(From Old Corral collection)

Above is the title lobby card for THE RANGERS TAKE OVER (PRC, 1942), the first of PRC's Texas Rangers trio series. In the center image, prolific baddie Charlie King is mixing it up with Dave O'Brien. That's singer Jim Newill on the right.



(From Old Corral collection)

Above from L-to-R are John 'Dusty' King, Fred 'Snowflake' Toones, Charlie King, Rex Lease, Bud Osborne, Glenn Strange and Max Terhune in a lobby card from HAUNTED RANCH (Monogram, 1943), one of the Range Busters' adventures. The scene in this lobby card is just prior to the closing brawl ... then Fred Toones discovers the "Little Brown Jug" tune that must be played on the organ ... and playing the song opens a secret wall passage with the missing gold from the Denver Mint.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above - Hoot Gibson in the center, sans gunbelt, and Ken Maynard on the right, have the drop on Charlie King in a crop from a lobby card from BLAZING GUNS (Monogram, 1943), the third Trail Blazers film.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above from L-to-R are Jerry Fields, Al Ferguson, Dan White, Bud Osborne and Charlie King in a scene from the Ken Maynard HARMONY TRAIL (Mattox, 1944; released in 1947 by Astor as WHITE STALLION).



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above - Emmett Lynn and an older Charlie King do some arm wrasslin' in a still from Buster Crabbe's GANGSTER'S DEN (PRC, 1945).


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