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Louise Currie


Louise Currie was born April 7, 1913 in Oklahoma.

Her Hollywood career spanned the decade of the 1940s, initially doing bit parts and supporting roles at RKO (she can be seen briefly in Orson Welles' CITIZEN KANE).

She did about a half dozen westerns, including WILD WEST (PRC, 1946), which starred Eddie Dean and Lash LaRue, arguably the best oater churned out by Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC). She also worked in a few low budget horror flicks starring Bela Lugosi as well as several shorts for Columbia Pictures. However, Currie is best remembered as the heroine in two classic cliffhangers, THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN MARVEL (Republic, 1941) and THE MASKED MARVEL (Republic, 1943). Retiring from the screen around 1950, Currie and her second husband, John V. Good, remodeled and redecorated homes.

Some biographies list her birth year as 1913 or 1921. Louise was to attend an April, 2011 event which includes a celebration of her 98th birthday. Thus, her April 7, 1913 birthdate appears to be correct.

Louise Currie Good passed away on September 8, 2013.

(From Old Corral image collection)

(Courtesy of Les Adams)
Louise was with Bob Steele in BILLY THE KID OUTLAWED (PRC, 1940) and BILLY THE KID'S GUN JUSTICE (PRC, 1940).

Note there are two spelling errors in this pressbook ad - Carlton Young should be Carleton (with an e), and Louise should be Currie, not Curry.

  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) has information on Louise Currie:

There's more about Louise at Daniel Neyer's "The Files of Jerry Blake" serial website:

Announcement and flyer on the Nostalgia League website on the 98th birthday party for serial heroine Louise Currie on April 2-3, 2011 at Captain Celluloid's Movie and TV World Con IV in New York City:

YouTube video of Louise Currie's estate in Villa Luna Creciente, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico:

There's several photos of Louise at the AMPAS screening of SHADOW OF A DOUBT in May, 2010 in Los Angeles. And several photos of Louise (and her daughter Sharon Beckett) at the October, 2009 "Linwood Dunn: Celebrating a Visual Effects Pioneer" event in Los Angeles:


Christine McIntyre

Full name: Christine Cecilia McIntyre

1911 - 1984

Christine McIntyre's Hollywood career began in the late 1930s.  By the 1940s, she was entrenched as the resident leading lady in the Columbia Pictures short subjects unit, and today, is best remembered for her work in about three dozen two-reelers starring the Three Stooges.  McIntyre appeared in over a hundred Columbia shorts, including those of Andy Clyde, El Brendel and Hugh Herbert.  Her first appearance with the Stooges was in IDLE ROOMERS (Columbia, 1944).

Christine did appear in some features, including seventeen B westerns.  And fifteen of these were for Monogram Pictures during a period from 1941-1951.  Of the Monogram oaters, four were with Buck Jones (Rough Riders' THE GUNMAN FROM BODIE, RIDERS OF THE WEST, FORBIDDEN TRAILS and Jones' DAWN ON THE GREAT DIVIDE).  She also did nine with Johnny Mack Brown, and one with Whip Wilson.  Her two non-Monogram westerns were with Fred Scott in RANGER'S ROUNDUP (Spectrum, 1937) and BORDER BUCKAROO (PRC, 1943), which featured Dave O'Brien and Jim Newill as the Texas Rangers.

In the early western film appearances, McIntyre was a brunette, as shown in the lobby cards, pressbook ads and photos.  By the mid 1940s, she was a blonde, and that's the hair color that most people recall.  She also had a good singing voice, and would exercise that voice on infrequent occasions.

My understanding is that her last Columbia short was made around 1954.  Her final western films were COLORADO AMBUSH (Monogram, 1951), with Johnny Mack Brown, and WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE (Monogram, 1951), which starred Whip Wilson.  By the mid 1950s, she retired from the screen.

Christine McIntyre was a solid actress who did some nice work in sagebrush adventures.  But she will be forever remembered for her skill, grace and comedic talent with the Stooges. And because of the never-ending popularity of that zany trio, new generations of fans will be introduced to this fine actress.

(Courtesy of Les Adams)
(Courtesy of Les Adams)

(From Old Corral image collection)

Above is a scene still from the RIDERS OF THE WEST (Monogram, 1942), one of the eight Monogram Rough Riders adventures starring Buck Jones, Tim McCoy and Raymond Hatton. From left to right are Christine McIntyre, Sarah Padden, Raymond Hatton (white coat), Harry Woods (without his usual moustache), Walter McGrail, Buck Jones (sitting on desk), and Bud Osborne. Dennis Moore is kneeling over the floored Robert Frazer.

(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above from L-to-R are Sarah Padden, Bud Osborne, Buck Jones and Christine McIntyre in another scene from the Rough Riders' RIDERS OF THE WEST (Monogram, 1942).

(Courtesy of Pat LaRosa)

Above - the dark-haired Christine McIntyre is in real trouble in this lobby card from ROCK RIVER RENEGADES (Monogram, 1942), one of the Range Busters adventures.  Prolific heavy Frank Ellis is behind the mask.

(Courtesy of Bill Telfer)

Above from L-to-R are Dennis Moore, Christine, Raymond Hatton and Johnny Mack Brown in WEST OF THE RIO GRANDE (Monogram, 1944).  In the background are Hal Price (purple shirt), and Steve Clark is standing behind Johnny Mack's hat.

  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) has information on Christine McIntyre:

Bill Capello authored several great articles on his search for Christine McIntyre:

Bill Telfer's Tribute to Christine McIntyre website has lots of images, a nice biography, more:

Jim Tipton's Find A Grave website has a photo of the marker for Christine McIntyre Wilson (and her husband, radio and TV scriptwriter and producer J. Donald Wilson) at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California:

The website has a listing of Christine McIntyre's appearances with the zany trio:

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