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Who's That Face ...
inquiring minds want to know!



 


Who is John Doe #14
Here's a big galoot that's an unidentified henchman in the Bob Baker PHANTOM STAGE (Universal, 1939). Forrest Taylor is the gang leader. In the top screen capture, from left to right are Ernie Adams, Forrest Taylor and this unidentified player. Could he be a very young looking (and thinnish) Bill Nestell?

 Here's the full cast listing on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031797/fullcredits#cast


Below are some screen captures of Bill Nestell as the local blacksmith in HOPALONG CASSIDY RETURNS (1936).



 


Who are John Does #15, #16 and #17
Here's 3 faces from the Rex Bell IDAHO KID (Colony, 1936). I think #17 is a young Jack King.

 Here's the cast listing on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027789/fullcredits#cast



March 14, 2011: I knew something was amiss with the top screen capture of John Doe #16. Above is another screen capture showing Marion Shilling with #16 who's the local lawman. If the IMDb is correct, he's Curley Baldwin. IMDb info on him is at: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0049879/

March 17, 2011: Curley Baldwin has a credited role (billed seventh) as the deputy to lawman Fred Burns in the Big Boy Williams' starrer THE LAW OF 45's (Normandy, 1935). Looks like the same guy as our #16.



 


Who is John Doe #13
The Robert Shayne Santa Fe Trail short LAW OF THE BADLANDS (Warners, 1945) is about Custer and the Little Big Horn, and has lots of stock footage from the Errol Flynn THEY DIED WITH THEIR BOOTS ON (Warners, 1941). In that short, the above unidentified actor plays Custer and has some lines of dialog. But we can't put a name to his face.

If anyone is interested, I have many screen captures from the video and can send a jpeg/jpg image to you.

 Here's the cast listing on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), but it does not include this actor: http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0037864/fullcredits#cast



 


Who is John Doe #12
In the John Wayne HAUNTED GOLD (Warners, 1932), the performer shown above portrays "Henchman Mack". A few of us have seen this guy in some silent and 1930s westerns, but we can't put a name to his face.

On the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), he has been incorrectly identified as director and actor Mack V. Wright who is shown in the photo on the right.


  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) has information on HAUNTED GOLD: http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0022981/

Above - Mack V. Wright



 

Who is John Doe #18


Les Adams had the pressbook for BAD LANDS and we can confirm that Jack Payne is the name of the actor portraying Apache Jack ... and the above pressbook blurb mentions that he hails from Ashton, Idaho.
BAD LANDS (RKO, 1939) is a pretty good oater which stars Robert Barrat as a sheriff leading a posse into the Arizona bad lands. They are attacked time and again by a band of Indians. One by one, the posse members are killed off. The leader of the Indians is the black-hatted "Apache Jack", shown in the right side closeup. Some sources identify him as Jack Pane/Payne, and that name has been mistakenly interpreted as John Payne (of 20th Century Fox movie musical fame and star of THE RESTLESS GUN TV western). Definitely is not John Payne who was under contract to Warner Bros. and playing leading roles there in 1938-1939. None of the Old Corral regulars and experts can pin a name to this "mystery man". Can you identify him? Have you spotted him in some other film?

If anyone is interested, I have many screen captures from the video and can send a jpeg/jpg image to you.

Please don't just guess at a name - and it ain't Billy Wilkerson or George Sky Eagle or Joe de la Cruz ... and other performers profiled in the Indians section on the Old Corral.


  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) has information on BAD LANDS: http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0031071/fullcredits#cast



 


John Doe #9 is George Sherwood

In the closing minutes of the Three Mesquiteers adventure OVERLAND STAGE RAIDERS (Republic, 1938), John Wayne and Ray Corrigan corral George Plues and the unidentified guy (with the rope around his neck). Some think this may be George Sherwood (who is among the cast and portrays "Henchman Clanton").

Confirmed: it is George Sherwood who has a considerable amount of dialog and screen time in this Mesquiteers adventure. The scene in the lobby card occurs at about the 44 minute mark in the film after Wayne and Corrigan corral George Plues and Sherwood. If anyone is interested, I have many screen captures from the video and can send a jpeg/jpg image to you.


  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) has information on OVERLAND STAGE RAIDERS: http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0030545/fullcredits#cast



 


John Doe #10 (on the left) is Jack Mower
John Doe #11 (center) is J. Paul Jones

In this chapter 5 lobby card from THE DEVIL HORSE (Mascot, 1932), there's two guys beating up on Frankie Darro. The player on the left is named "Adams", and he rides a white horse and is the leader of the vigilantes - and is played by the prolific Jack Mower. The performer with the moustache is the assistant to lead baddie Noah Beery Sr. and his name is "Boyd" - and is played by the much less prolific J. Paul Jones.

If anyone is interested, I have many screen captures from the video and can send a jpeg/jpg image to you.


  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) has information on THE DEVIL HORSE: http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0022812/fullcredits#cast


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