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Barry's initial roles at Republic - a few examples:



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above from L-to-R are Glenn Strange (as Cole Younger), Forrest Dillon (as Bob Younger), Don Barry (as Jesse James), Carl Sepulveda (as Jim Younger), and Harry Worth (as Frank James) in DAYS OF JESSE JAMES (Republic, 1939), which starred Roy Rogers.  In this film, Harry Worth was billed as Michael Worth.



(From Old Corral image collection)



(From Old Corral image collection)
Above and left are a still and lobby card - from L-to-R are Don Barry (behind bars), Ray Corrigan, Raymond Hatton, and John Wayne in the jail scene from WYOMING OUTLAW (Republic, 1939), one of the Three Mesquiteers' adventures.

Notice Barry's height compared to Corrigan and Wayne.

Recall the finale - Dave Sharpe is the one who shoots Barry with a Winchester.



Then came starring roles in the Red Ryder cliffhanger and his own series:



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

GHOST VALLEY RAIDERS (Republic, 1940) was the first of Barry's 29 Republic oaters, and it was released in early Spring, 1940, several months before THE ADVENTURES OF RED RYDER (Republic, 1940) cliffhanger. At this early stage of his starring career, he was Donald Barry. Soon after the Red Ryder chapterplay was released, his billing changed to Don "Red" Barry, and examples are included in the lobby cards below.



(From Old Corral image collection)

Above from left to right are Don Barry, Charlie King and Dub Cannonball Taylor in a lobby card from ONE MAN'S LAW (Republic, 1940).



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above from left to right are Don Barry, Harry Worth and Milton Kibbee in a scene from Barry's KANSAS CYCLONE (Republic, 1941). In the background between Barry and Worth are Augie Gomez and Matty Roubert. And if you look closely between Worth and Kibbee, you might make out Eddie Dean, about five years before he became PRC's resident singin' cowboy.



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In the above lobby card from THE SOMBRERO KID (Republic, 1942), John James has his arms around Lynn Merrick and on the right are Bob McKenzie, the father of heroine Fay McKenzie, and Barry.



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Above is a copy of a lobby card from FUGITIVE FROM SONORA (Republic, 1943) showing Lynn Merrick, Barry and baddie Ethan Laidlaw. As mentioned, Lynn Merrick was the female lead in 16 of Barry's 29 series westerns. FUGITIVE FROM SONORA was released in July, 1943 but filming occurred during March, 1943. It was Merrick's last with Barry. Her term player contract at Republic ran from March, 1941 through March, 1943.



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Above is the title lobby card from OUTLAWS OF SANTA FE (Republic, 1944) which featured Helen Talbot and youngster Twinkle Watts, both of whom were under term player contracts at Republic. Released in April, 1944, OUTLAWS was the last of Barry's series westerns at Republic.



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