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Monte Blue



(Courtesy of Ed Phillips)

Above, above from L-to-R are a young Chief Yowlachie, Monte Blue (as RCMP Sgt. Devlin), Tully Marshall (in colorful vest), and on the far right is Bull Montana.  Scene from TIGER ROSE (1929).

Gerald Montgomery 'Monte' Blue (1887 or 1890 - 1963) was Cherokee and born in Indianapolis, Indiana.  He was a leading man during the silent era, starring in such films as ORPHANS OF THE STORM.  When talkies arrived, he moved into supporting roles, and he also appeared in many 1950s TV programs.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above, Monte Blue, as 'Yellow Weasel', chats with Dick Wessell in the cliffhanger, HAWK OF THE WILDERNESS (Republic, 1938) which starred Herman Brix (Bruce Bennett).


(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above is another photo of Monte Blue, center, from HAWK OF THE WILDERNESS.  Resting his chin on Monte's shoulder is Chief John Big Tree.  Other players are unidentified.


(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above from L-to-R are Monte Blue, Roy Rogers and Raymond Hatton in a crop from a lobby card from FRONTIER PONY EXPRESS (Republic, 1939).


  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) has information on Monte Blue: http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0089524/

Jim Tipton's Find A Grave website has a photo of the grave marker for Monte Blue at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale). Note that the marker shows a birth year of 1887: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=18647



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