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(Courtesy of Les Adams)
Above are Lease and Muriel Evans in the auto racing flick, 10 LAPS TO GO (Fanchon Royer Pictures, 1936; TV title: KING OF THE SPEEDWAY).


Left - THE LONE TRAIL (Syndicate, 1932) is among the lost/missing films. Some believe it is a condensation/feature version of the ten chapter serial, THE SIGN OF THE WOLF (Metropolitan, 1931). Both were co-directed by Harry S. Webb and Forrest Sheldon. While the cast of LONE and SIGN are similar, youngster Billy O'Brien is not in the cliffhanger. And THE LONE TRAIL plot description and negative review in a March, 1932 issue of Film Daily does not match the storyline of THE SIGN OF THE WOLF nor is Joe Bonomo listed in the cast. Wonder if Webb and Sheldon filmed these back to back and it just took a while to get THE LONE TRAIL distributed.



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Above from left to right are Edward Peil, Eleanor Hunt and Yakima Canutt in a scene from the John Wayne BLUE STEEL (Lone Star/Monogram, 1934). Peil was the brains heavy and Canutt was the "Polka Dot Bandit".

Eleanor Hunt was a Ziegfeld girl and her biggest movie role was the leading lady to Eddie Cantor in WHOOPEE! (Samuel Goldwyn, 1930). She was married several times and husbands included Rex Lease and producer George A. Hirliman. Her marriage to Lease began and ended in 1931.




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Above from left to right are Benny Corbett, Blanche Mehaffey (billed in this film as Janet Morgan), and Rex Lease as the star of THE COWBOY AND THE BANDIT (Weiss/Superior, 1935). This was the first of Rex's six film series and production was completed in December, 1934.



(Courtesy of Ed Tabor)

Above - Lease in the red vest and a cast of thousands in a lobby card and crop/blowup from CYCLONE OF THE SADDLE (Weiss/Superior, 1935). L-to-R in the front row are Milburn Morante (in buckskins), youngster Bobby Nelson, Janet Chandler, Lease is shaking hands with William Desmond, and on the far right in the black suit and top hat is Herman Hack.



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Above is a Chapter 14 lobby card from CUSTER'S LAST STAND (Weiss/Stage & Screen, 1936). From left to right are unidentified player, Rex Lease in buckskins, Milburn Morante, Frank McGlynn Jr. (as Custer), unidentified, and Jack Mulhall on the far right.



(From Old Corral image collection)

Card cheat Wheeler Oakman is on the right with a derringer on Rex Lease, while saloon owner J. Frank Glendon enjoys a cigar at his desk. Scene from the Tim McCoy ACES AND EIGHTS (Puritan, 1936) and the plot has Oakman and Glendon trying to steal the ranch that belongs to Lease's family. This was one of nine films that Lease did with McCoy.



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Above from left to right are Rex Lease and Frank Hawks in a scene from the cliffhanger, THE MYSTERIOUS PILOT (Weiss/Columbia, 1937), which starred Hawks. This was a Louis Weiss production and released by Columbia Pictures.



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