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Tex's Primary Sidekicks at
Grand National and Monogram



Horace Murphy (real name: William H. Murphy) (1880-1975)
Harry 'Snub' Pollard (real name: Harold Fraser) (1886 or 1889 - 1962)
Lloyd 'Arkansas Slim' Andrews (1906-1992)



(From Old Corral image collection)

Before his days with Arkansas 'Slim' Andrews at Monogram, Tex Ritter's most frequent screen pal was Horace Murphy (above, right) who portrayed characters named 'Stubby' or 'Ananias' (in 15 Ritter films).  On the left is silent film clown Snub Pollard, who was also a helper to Tex, and went by the moniker of 'Pee Wee' (in a dozen Ritter oaters).  This scene is from ROLLIN' PLAINS (Grand National, 1938), one of Tex's better Grand National quickies.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above, from L-to-R are Snub Pollard, Ritter, and Horace Murphy in a still from FRONTIER TOWN (Grand National, 1938).



(Courtesy of Tom Bupp)

Above seated from L-to-R are Tommy Bupp, Marjorie Reynolds and Ritter, and in the background are Tex's sidekicks, the moustached Snub Pollard and Horace Murphy.  From TEX RIDES WITH THE BOY SCOUTS (Grand National, 1937), and this scene occurs at the finale.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above, Tex on White Flash and Slim Andrews on his mule Josephine.  Andrews made 10 films with Tex at Monogram.




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