Above - Carl Mathews circa 1942
|Doubling and stunting for Fred Scott was Carl Mathews (1903-1959).|
Mathews was a frequent henchman in scores of westerns and serials.
And he was Ray 'Crash' Corrigan's double in some of Republic's Three Mesquiteers as well as Monogram's Range Busters series.
In the 1940s - early 1950s, he was a resident gang member at Monogram and Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC) doing villainy against Buster Crabbe, Bob Steele, Jack Randall, Lash LaRue, Eddie Dean, Johnny Mack Brown, Jimmy Wakely, Whip Wilson, the Range Busters, the Texas Rangers, more.
(Courtesy of Minard Coons)
Above are Fred Scott and his saddle pal Al St. John in a still from THE RANGER'S ROUNDUP (Spectrum, 1938). St. John was Fred's sidekick in seven films.
(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 bit and supporting roles in movies - a couple of 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); and he was the doctor describing June Allyson's medical issues to James Stewart in THE GLENN MILLER STORY (1954). Harvey also portrayed the town law officer on the ROY ROGERS TV show.
(From Old Corral collection)
Jean Carmen (Julia Thayer in THE PAINTED STALLION serial) has won negotiations on who does the clothes washin' in this scene with melodious Fred Scott from IN OLD MONTANA (Spectrum, 1939).
(Courtesy of Scott Thompson)
Several years after his Spectrum series ended, Fred Scott did RODEO RHYTHM (PRC, 1942) which featured Roy Knapp's Rough Riders and a bunch of kiddies. Scott Thompson's Mom, Donna Jean Meinke, was in the film as a lil' girl named Juanita, and she is standing next to Fred Scott in the above photo.
On the trail of Frederick Leedom Scott
The Family Search website (free), Ancestry.com (subscription), Newspaper Archive, 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: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0779148/
YouTube has Fred doing his 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. Do your own searching at:
Boyd Magers' Western Clippings website has reviews of Scott's westerns: http://www.westernclippings.com/westernsof/fredscott_westernsof.shtml