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Above, a writing tablet cover showing Tex during his days at Monogram.


Tex Ritter Filmography
Starring & Supporting Roles
Special thanks to Les Adams for providing this filmography

TEX RITTER
Release
Date
Title Company Director Star Leading Lady Ritter Role
11/22/36 Song of the Gringo Grand National John P. McCarthy Tex Ritter Joan Woodbury Tex
12/20/36 Headin' For the Rio Grande Grand National Robert N. Bradbury Tex Ritter Eleanor Stewart Tex Saunders
1/30/37 Arizona Days Grand National John English Tex Ritter Eleanor Stewart Tex Malison
3/6/37 Trouble in Texas Grand National Robert N. Bradbury Tex Ritter Rita Cansino (Hayworth) Tex Masters
4/3/37 Hittin' the Trail Grand National Robert N. Bradbury Tex Ritter Jerry Bergh Tex Randall
5/22/37 Sing, Cowboy, Sing Grand National Robert N. Bradbury Tex Ritter Louise Stanley Tex Archer
7/2/37 Riders of the Rockies Grand National Robert N. Bradbury Tex Ritter Louise Stanley Tex Rand
8/6/37 Mystery of the Hooded Horsemen Grand National Ray Taylor Tex Ritter Iris Meredith Tex Martin
1/22/38 Tex Rides With the Boy Scouts Grand National Ray Taylor Tex Ritter Marjorie Reynolds Tex Collins
3/4/38 Frontier Town Grand National Ray Taylor Tex Ritter Ann Evers Tex Lansing
7/8/38 Rollin' Plains Grand National Al Herman Tex Ritter Harriet Bennett Tex Lawrence
8/12/38 Utah Trail Grand National Al Herman Tex Ritter Adele Pearce (Pamela Blake) Tex Lawrence
9/7/38 Starlight Over Texas Monogram Al Herman Tex Ritter Carmen LaRoux Tex Newman
10/10/38 Where the Buffalo Roam Monogram Al Herman Tex Ritter Dorothy Short Tex Houston
12/7/38 Song of the Buckaroo Monogram Al Herman Tex Ritter Jinx Falkenburg Texas Dan
2/8/39 Sundown on the Prairie Monogram Al Herman Tex Ritter Dorothy Fay Tex
3/1/39 Rollin' Westward Monogram Al Herman Tex Ritter Dorothy Fay Tex
4/19/39 Man From Texas Monogram Al Herman Tex Ritter Ruth Rogers Tex Allen
6/14/39 Down the Wyoming Trail Monogram Al Herman Tex Ritter Mary Brodel Tex Yancey
8/16/39 Riders of the Frontier Monogram Spencer G. Bennet Tex Ritter Jean Joyce Tex
8/16/39 Roll, Wagons, Roll Monogram Al Herman Tex Ritter Muriel Evans Tex Masters
12/15/39 Westbound Stage Monogram Spencer G. Bennet Tex Ritter Muriel Evans Tex Wallace
3/2/40 Rhythm of the Rio Grande Monogram Al Herman Tex Ritter Suzan Dale Tex Regan
4/20/40 Pals of the Silver Sage Monogram Al Herman Tex Ritter Clarissa Curtis Tex Wright
5/9/40 Cowboy From Sundown Monogram Spencer G. Bennet Tex Ritter Pauline Haddon Sheriff Tex Rockett
7/3/40 The Golden Trail Monogram Al Herman Tex Ritter Ina Guest (Inna Gest) Tex Roberts
7/29/40 Rainbow Over the Range Monogram Al Herman Tex Ritter Dorothy Fay Tex Reed
8/19/40 Arizona Frontier Monogram Al Herman Tex Ritter Evelyn Finley Tex Whitedeer
11/11/40 Take Me Back to Oklahoma Monogram Al Herman Tex Ritter Terry Walker Tex Lawton
2/25/41 Ridin' the Cherokee Trail Monogram Spencer G. Bennet Tex Ritter Betty Miles Tex Ritter
5/10/41 The Pioneers Monogram Al Herman Tex Ritter Wanda McKay Tex
8/14/41 King of Dodge City Columbia Lambert Hillyer Bill Elliott / Tex Ritter Judith Linden Tex Rawlings
10/16/41 Roaring Frontiers Columbia Lambert Hillyer Bill Elliott / Tex Ritter Ruth Ford Tex Rawlings
12/30/41 Rollin' Home to Texas Monogram Al Herman Tex Ritter Virginia Carpenter Tex Reed
1/2/42 Lone Star Vigilantes Columbia Wallace Fox Bill Elliott / Tex Ritter Virginia Carpenter Tex Martin
2/12/42 Bullets For Bandits Columbia Wallace Fox Bill Elliott / Tex Ritter Dorothy Short Sheriff Tex Martin
4/2/42 North of the Rockies Columbia Lambert Hillyer Bill Elliott / Tex Ritter Shirley Patterson Tex Martin
5/14/42 The Devil's Trail Columbia Lambert Hillyer Bill Elliott / Tex Ritter Eileen O'Hearn Marshal Tex Martin
7/16/42 Prairie Gunsmoke Columbia Lambert Hillyer Bill Elliott / Tex Ritter Virginia Carroll Tex Terrell
8/16/42 Vengeance of the West Columbia Lambert Hillyer Bill Elliott / Tex Ritter Adele Mara Capt. Tex Lake
9/25/42 Deep in the Heart of Texas Universal Elmer Clifton JM Brown / Tex Ritter Jennifer Holt Brent Gordon
11/13/42 Little Joe, the Wrangler Universal Lewis Collins JM Brown / Tex Ritter Jennifer Holt Sheriff Bob Brewster
12/11/42 The Old Chisholm Trail Universal Elmer Clifton JM Brown / Tex Ritter Jennifer Holt Montana Smith
2/5/43 Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground Universal Lewis Collins JM Brown / Tex Ritter Jennifer Holt Bob Courtney
4/29/43 Cheyenne Roundup Universal Ray Taylor JM Brown / Tex Ritter Jennifer Holt Tex Rawkins
6/4/43 Raiders of San Joaquin Universal Lewis Collins JM Brown / Tex Ritter Jennifer Holt Gil Blake
8/6/43 Frontier Badmen Universal Wm.McGann & Ford Beebe Robert Paige N/A Jerry Kimball
8/6/43 The Lone Star Trail Universal Ray Taylor JM Brown / Tex Ritter Jennifer Holt Fargo Steele
9/24/43 Arizona Trail Universal Vernon Keays Tex Ritter Janet Shaw Johnny Trent
1/22/44 Marshal of Gunsmoke Universal Vernon Keays Tex Ritter Jennifer Holt Ward Bailey
2/8/44 Cowboy Canteen Columbia Derwin Abrahams Charles Starrett Jane Frazee Tex Coulter
3/17/44 Oklahoma Raiders Universal Lewis Collins Tex Ritter Jennifer Holt Steve Nolan
9/22/44 Gangsters of the Frontier PRC Elmer Clifton Texas Rangers Patti McCarty Tex Haines
11/9/44 Dead or Alive PRC Elmer Clifton Texas Rangers Marjory Clements Tex Haines
12/29/44 The Whispering Skull PRC Elmer Clifton Texas Rangers Denny Burke Tex Haines
2/8/45 Marked For Murder PRC Elmer Clifton Texas Rangers Marilyn McConnell Tex Haines
4/1/45 Frontier Fugitives PRC Harry Fraser Texas Rangers Lorraine Miller Tex Haines
5/7/45 Enemy of the Law PRC Harry Fraser Texas Rangers Kay Hughes Tex Haines
7/26/45 Three in the Saddle PRC Harry Fraser Texas Rangers Lorraine Miller Tex Haines
10/15/45 Flaming Bullets PRC Harry Fraser Texas Rangers Patricia Knox Tex Haines
3/31/50 Everybody's Dancing Lippert Will Jason Spade Cooley N/A Himself
10/13/50 Holiday Rhythm Lippert Jack Scholl Mary Beth Hughes N/A Himself
2/8/52 Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory United Artists Bernard B. Ray Clayton Moore N/A Stock Footage
7/30/52 High Noon United Artists Fred Zinneman Gary Cooper N/A Title Song Singer
6/26/53 The Marshal's Daughter United Artists William Berke Laurie Anders N/A Title Song Singer
5/14/54 Cowboy, The Lippert Elmo Williams None N/A Narrator
7/3/55 Wichita Allied Artists Jacques Tourneau Joel McCrea N/A Title Song Singer
8/24/55 Apache Ambush Columbia Fred Sears Bill Williams N/A Traeger
1/1/57 Down Liberty Road Lippert Jerry Fairbanks Marshall Thompson N/A Himself
1/1/66 The Girl From Tobacco Road States Rights Ron Ormond Earl Richards N/A Preacher Bolton
1/1/66 Nashville Rebel States Rights Jay Sheridan Waylon Jennings N/A Himself
1/1/67 What Am I Bid? Liberty Int'l. Gene Nash Bill Craig N/A Himself



Tex doing Soundies and Snader Telescriptions

Several folks have e-mailed asking about Ritter in two Soundies titled WESTERN MELODIES (1943) and WESTERN RHYTHMS (1943).

To solve this riddle, I asked for assist from Mark Cantor who is authoring a book on Soundies. Mark writes:

The two SOUNDIES were released in the middle of the recording ban, which also was defined in such a way that it covered SOUNDIES. The people at Soundies Distributing Corp. leased a great deal of material at this time, and these two SOUNDIES were drawn from Ritter's Grand National feature UTAH TRAIL (1938). WESTERN RHYTHMS includes the titles "Won't You Be My Buckaroo" and "A Roamin' I'll Be". WESTERN MELODIES is composed of the title track "Utah Trail". SOUNDIES refers only to films that were released between 1941 and 1947 for use in the Mills Novelty Co. Panoram machine.

Snader Telescriptions were made during the period 1950-1952 for release to television. They were sold to Studio Films and re-released in the period 1953-1955, again for television broadcast. Studio Films also produced films on its own, but nothing of note.




(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above - singing cowboy Bob Baker and Dorothy Fay in a scene from Baker's PRAIRIE JUSTICE (1938).
 

(Courtesy of Minard Coons)

Above - Monte Hale and Dorothy Fay Southworth Ritter at one of the 1970s film conventions.



Dorothy Fay Filmography
Starring & Supporting Roles
Special thanks to Les Adams for providing this filmography

Dorothy Fay
Release
Date
Title Company Director Star Leading
Lady
Dorothy
Fay Role
8/27/38 Boy Meets Girl Warner Bros. Lloyd Bacon James Cagney Marie Wilson Bit
9/22/38 The Stranger From Arizona Columbia Elmer Clifton Buck Jones Dorothy Fay Ann Turner
10/21/38 Frontier Scout Grand National Sam Newfield George Houston Beth Marion Julie
10/24/38 Law of the Texan Columbia Elmer Clifton Buck Jones Dorothy Fay Helen Clifford
11/4/38 Prairie Justice Universal George Waggner Bob Baker Dorothy Fay Anita Benson
12/7/38 Song of the Buckaroo Monogram Al Herman Tex Ritter Jinx Falkenburg Anna Alden
1/6/39 The Long Shot Grand National Charles Lamont Gordon Jones Marsha Hunt Bit
1/16/39 Trigger Pals Grand National Sam Newfield Art Jarrett Dorothy Fay Doris Allen
2/8/39 Sundown on the Prairie Monogram Al Herman Tex Ritter Dorothy Fay Ruth Graham
3/1/39 Rollin' Westward Monogram Al Herman Tex Ritter Dorothy Fay Betty Lawson
7/29/40 Rainbow Over the Range Monogram Al Herman Tex Ritter Dorothy Fay Mary Manners
9/27/40 Glamour For Sale Columbia D. Ross Lederman Roger Pryor Anita Louise Bit
10/1/40 The Green Archer (Serial) Columbia James W. Horne Victor Jory Iris Meredith Elaine Bellamy
1/4/41 White Eagle (Serial) Columbia James W. Horne Buck Jones Dorothy Fay Janet Rand
1/17/41 The Philadelphia Story M-G-M George Cukor Cary Grant Katharine Hepburn Society Woman
3/11/41 North From the Lone Star Columbia Lambert Hillyer Bill Elliott Dorothy Fay Madge Wilson
9/1/41 Lady Be Good M-G-M Norman Z. McLeod Robert Young Eleanor Powell Debutante


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