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Sam Newfield ... before PRC ... in the 1930s with Tim McCoy, Bob Steele, Johnny Mack Brown, Kermit Maynard, Fred Scott, and a few others.


(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above is the title lobby card from BRANDED A COWARD (A. W. Hackel/Supreme, 1935) which starred Johnny Mack Brown. On the left are Frank McCarroll (with white shirt) and Roger Williams.



(From Old Corral image collection)

Newfield and Tim McCoy worked together in a total of 25 westerns including the above GHOST PATROL (Puritan, 1936). They did eight at Puritan, two Monograms, eight at Victory, and seven for PDC/PRC.



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Newfield was with Tim McCoy and producer Sam Katzman at Victory Pictures and he helmed all eight films in the McCoy series, including SIX GUN TRAIL (Victory, 1939). On the right, Karl Hackett is harassing heroine Nora Lane.



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1937 - with Fred Scott at Spectrum.



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The above lobby card is from the Columbia release of producer Jed Buell's THE TERROR OF TINY TOWN (1938). This Newfield directed craziness was originally released by Principal, but was picked up by Columbia.



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1938 - with Jack Randall and producer Maurice Conn at Monogram for GUNSMOKE TRAIL (Monogram, 1938). Newfield worked for Conn several years earlier with the Kermit Maynard mountie films.


(Pressbook cover courtesy of Les Adams)

Newfield was with James Newill and producer Phil Krasne for FIGHTING MAD (Monogram, 1939), one of the Renfrew of the Royal Mounted yarns. The leading lady is Sally Blane (real name: Elizabeth Young), one of Loretta Young's sister. Also in the cast was Milburn Stone, better known as "Doc" in TV's GUNSMOKE.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

In the mid 1930s, producer A. William Hackel (Supreme Pictures) had Johnny Mack Brown and Bob Steele doing westerns. Newfield helmed eighteen of these which were released 1935 - 1938. One example is PAROLED - TO DIE (A. W. Hackel/Republic, 1938) and the title lobby card is shown above. In the bottom right circular inset are Steele and heroine Kathleen Eliot. Karl Hackett is wearing the black suit. Steve Clark is between Steele and Hackett. And Horace Murphy is on the far right.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above from left to right are singer and band leader Art Jarrett (as "Lucky"), Lee Powell (as "Stormy") and Al St. John (as "Fuzzy") in this title lobby card from TRIGGER PALS (Grand National, 1939). Note Powell's billing as LEE (Lone Ranger) POWELL. This was the initial entry in a new trio western group, but the series was not continued because of financial difficulties at Grand National.



(Pressbook ad courtesy of Les Adams)

Another casualty from Grand National's financial problems was a western series starring singing cowboy Tex Fletcher. Above is a pressbook ad for Tex's solo western, SIX-GUN RHYTHM (Arcadia/Grand National, 1939). Newfield was the producer and director on this one.



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Ken Maynard is pounding away on Charlie King while Fay McKenzie looks on in this lobby card from DEATH RIDES THE RANGE (Colony, 1940). Fay is best remembered for her work with Gene Autry at Republic, where she was the feminine interest in DOWN MEXICO WAY (Republic, 1941), SIERRA SUE (Republic, 1941), HOME IN WYOMIN' (Republic, 1942), HEART OF THE RIO GRANDE (Republic, 1942) and COWBOY SERENADE (Republic, 1942).



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