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(Courtesy of Ed Tabor)




(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above are Linda Perry, Foran, and Foran's trusty palomino 'Smoke' (Smoky) in LAND BEYOND THE LAW (Warners, 1937).  Smoke wound up being owned by Victor Daniels (Chief Thunder Cloud), and a photo of the grave marker for Smoke is on the Trusty Steeds main page. In the opening titles of the Foran oaters, this horse was sometimes credited --- sometimes as "Smoky" and sometimes as "Smoke".



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Above is the title lobby card for BLAZING SIXES (Warners, 1937).




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Above from L-to-R are Jim Corey, Foran and Harry Woods in a lobby card from LAND BEYOND THE LAW (Warners, 1937), one of the better entries in the Foran series thanks to the direction of B. Reeves 'Breezy' Eason. The rider on the far right is Henry Otho, one of the henchmen working for Woods.



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Above from L-to-R are Cy Kendall, Foran and Harry Woods in another lobby card from LAND BEYOND THE LAW (Warners, 1937).



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Above from L-to-R are Patricia Wathall, Foran and Glenn Strange in EMPTY HOLSTERS (Warners, 1937), the next-to-last entry in the series.



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Above are Ellen Clancy/Janet Shaw and Foran in a lobby card from PRAIRIE THUNDER (Warners, 1937), the finale in the Foran series. This film also marked the end of Warners' involvement in producing a B western series.



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Above are pressbook ads for two of the Foran-Leo Carrillo-Andy Devine films. ROAD AGENT was a western.  THE KID FROM KANSAS is often listed as a cowboy flick, but it's not --- the story is set in the tropics.  Note the KANSAS ad proclamation: "Three roaring tropic pals who tame the torrid zone!"  Notice anything peculiar with the faces (other than the black masks) --- appears they used the same faces in both ads, but one set has been mirrored (reversed).  Check the curly locks on Carrillo and Devine.

LINKS

  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) has information on Dick Foran: http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0285264/

The Internet Broadway database has Foran in the "A Connecticut Yankee" play which ran from late 1943 - March, 1944:
http://ibdb.com/person.php?id=40826

Calin Coburn (Bob Nolan's grandson) and Elizabeth Drake McDonald have created a fantastic website on Nolan with a filmography, biography ... and lots of great photos and images of posters and lobby cards. They do have a webpage on Nolan, the Sons of the Pioneers and the Foran westerns, as well as the Dr. Pepper 10-2-4 radio program:
http://www.bobnolan-sop.net/Filmography/Dick%20Foran/Foran.htm
http://www.bobnolan-sop.net/Reference/Dr%20Pepper/Dr%20Pepper.htm

Jerry Murbach's Doctor Macro website has several images of Ward Bond, Dick Foran and others in John Ford's FORT APACHE:
http://www.doctormacro.com/movie%20star%20pages/Bond,%20Ward-Annex.htm

Boyd Magers' Western Clippings website has a section on Foran:
http://www.westernclippings.com/westernsof/dickforan_westernsof.shtml

Jim Tipton's Find A Grave website has a photo of the grave marker for Dick Foran and his wife Susanne (1923-1994) at the San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, California:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8737048

Some biographies of Foran note that he was up for a supporting actor Oscar for THE PETRIFIED FOREST.  However, the official Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science (AMPAS) database does NOT show he was nominated for that film nor any other. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) database for the Oscars award is at:
http://awardsdatabase.oscars.org/ampas_awards/BasicSearchInput.jsp.

Foran did a CBS TV pilot episode called OFF WE GO in 1966.  Robert Blees was the scriptwriter, and his papers are in the Special Collections at the University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa. Included in his papers are a mention of the OFF WE GO show: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/spec-coll/msc/tomsc150/msc124/msc124.htm

It's always interesting to click through excerpts of newspaper headlines and clippings at the Google newspaper archives. Below are links to several free articles on Foran:

September 13, 1938 article in the Pittsburgh Press titled "Dick Foran Finds It Difficult To Escape 'Horse Opera Curse' ":
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=mUkqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=N0wEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3342,424494&dq=dick-foran&hl=en
April 13, 1937 article at the Milwaukee Sentinel newspaper about Foran and the Burns and Allen radio program:
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=kVoaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Dw0EAAAAIBAJ&pg=3529,2496564&dq=princeton+dick-foran&hl=en

The Princeton University Alumni blog has a brief mention of Foran (with a notation that he graduated in 1934):
http://blogs.princeton.edu/paw/2011/07/names_in_the_ne_19.html



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