(Courtesy of Minard Coons)
Above - Harry Harvey Sr. and Fred Scott. Harvey was Fred's helper in the final four films produced by C. C. Burr and directed by Raymond K. Johnson. Harvey did many character roles in movies and television - examples: he was manager Joe McCarthy in THE PRIDE OF THE YANKEES (1942), the saga of Yankee baseball player Lou Gehrig (played by Gary Cooper); he was the doctor describing June Allyson's medical issues to James Stewart in THE GLENN MILLER STORY (1954); and he portrayed "Sheriff Tom Blodgett" on the ROY ROGERS TV show.
(From Old Corral collection)
Jean Carmen has won the negotiations on who does the clothes washin' in this still with Fred Scott from IN OLD MONTANA (Spectrum, 1939). Jean Carmen is best remembered when she was billed as "Julia Thayer" and rode the paint horse in THE PAINTED STALLION (Republic, 1937) cliffhanger.
(Courtesy of Les Adams)
Left to right are Harry Harvey, John Ward, and Fred Scott in a still from RIDIN' THE TRAIL (Arthur Ziehm, 1941?). Filmed in late 1939, this C. C. Burr production got lost or forgotten during the death throes of Spectrum Pictures. It got picked up and released by Arthur Ziehm, and the earliest review I found was in the January 14, 1942 issue of The Exhibitor tradezine. And that review was very negative.
(Courtesy of Scott Thompson)
Several years after his Spectrum series ended, Fred Scott starred in RODEO RHYTHM (PRC, 1942) which featured Roy Knapp's Juvenile Rough Riders Kids. Scott Thompson's Mom, Donna Jean Meinke, was in the film as a lil' girl named Juanita, and she's standing next to Scott in the above photo.
(Courtesy of Andy Southard)
Fred Scott, circa 1942 ... with a mustache. Fred's note to Andy Southard reads:
Dear Andy -
This is the last still I ever made in westerns.
On the trail of Frederick Leedom Scott
The Family Search website (free), Ancestry.com (subscription), newspapers, trade publications, and the California Death Index provide more on Fred Scott and family:
Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) has film information on Fred Scott, Al "Fuzzy" St. John, Harry Harvey, Jed Buell, and C. C. Burr:
Fred Scott: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0779148/
December, 1935 - January, 1936 - both Fred Scott (singing) and future wife Mary (as dancer "Marietta") were performing at the Biltmore Bowl at the Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel:
YouTube has Fred doing a pirate impression in the 1945 soundie titled "Treasure Chest": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dhp7QlPAc_A
Sunset Carson interviewed many western movie personalities for his "Hollywood Nostalgia Theater". Here's Sunset in a couple interviews with Fred Scott:
Several of Fred Scott's westerns can be downloaded or streamed from YouTube and the Internet Archive:
Fred's daughter Brenda donated many production stills from her dad's films to the Autry Museum of the American West: http://collections.theautry.org/mwebcgi/mweb.exe?request=advanced;_t1103=fred%20scott;dtype=d
Fred Scott received his Golden Boot award at the 1988 awards program. If you want more info, go to the Golden Boot Awards page on the Old Corral.
Boyd Magers' Western Clippings website has reviews of Scott's westerns: http://www.westernclippings.com/westernsof/fredscott_westernsof.shtml