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(Courtesy of Ed Tabor)

There's lots of faces in this lobby card from OKLAHOMA JIM (Monogram, 1931). From left to right: Earl Dwire (Sergeant stripes), Franklyn Farnum, Bill Cody, William Desmond, Iron Eyes Cody (white headdress with the orange/red tipped feathers), Chief White Eagle (blue jacket), Andy Shuford, John Elliott (green jacket) and Bill Hazlett/Chief Many Treaties (headdress with feathers marked in blue). Note the "A 'BILL and ANDY' Western" billing.



(From Old Corral image collection)

There's four unidentified players seated and standing on the left. Then there's Bill Cody (red shirt), Earl Dwire (behind Cody), Gilbert Pratt (lawman) and William L. Thorne (seated at table, wearing suit). Lobby card and crop/blowup from Cody's LAW OF THE NORTH (Monogram, 1932).



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Monogram had Cody and Tom Tyler doing westerns for their 1931-1932 release season. They were cut loose after their contracted blocks of eight yarns and were replaced by Bob Steele and Rex Bell for Monogram's 1932-1933 season. Cody's next starring series was a trio of very poor films for Z grade producer Robert J. Horner. Above is a photo of a title lobby card showing Franklyn Farnum and Bill Cody in BORDER GUNS (Robert J. Horner/Aywon, 1934).



(From Old Corral image collection)

Cody's range costume in his early films consisted of a very large hat and clothes that were baggy and ill-fitting. By the Spectrum series, Cody had adopted a more streamlined, form-fitting uniform and a smaller hat as shown in the above lobby card and crop/blowup from SIX GUN JUSTICE (Spectrum, 1935). Looks like Buck Morgan on the far left; unidentified player; Milburn Morante has an armlock on Cody; and that's Wally Wales/Hal Taliaferro on the far right. The blonde heroine is Ethel Jackson.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above - a crop/blowup from a still from SIX GUN JUSTICE (Spectrum, 1935). L to R are Bill Cody, Bud Pope (as the sheriff) and leading lady Ethel Jackson. This must have been filmed back-to-back with Cody's THE VANISHING RIDERS (Spectrum, 1935) as Pope and Ethel Jackson had identical roles.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above from L-to-R sitting are Stuart James, Bill Cody, Earle Hodgins and L-to-R standing are Roger Williams and Ace Cain.  From THE TEXAS RAMBLER (Spectrum, 1935).



(From Old Corral image collection)

Above - Bill Cody and Gertrude Messinger (sometimes spelled Messenger) look worried as they examine the body of prolific western supporting player Budd Buster in BLAZING JUSTICE (Spectrum, 1936). Gertie's Hollywood career began when she was a youngster, and she co-starred in THE BOY FRIENDS series for producer Hal Roach. Future stuntman Dave Sharpe was also a member of that Roach series, and Gertie was once married to Sharpe.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above from L-to-R are Curley Baldwin, Wally West, Bill Cody, unidentified player and Gordon Griffith in a still from OUTLAWS OF THE RANGE (Spectrum, 1936). This was Cody's last starring role.



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