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(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above, from L-to-R are Betty Miles, Bob Steele, John Bridges, and Hoot Gibson in SONORA STAGECOACH (Monogram, 1944), one of the Trail Blazers without Ken Maynard.

Bob Steele Filmography
Starring Roles (Mostly Westerns)

THE MOJAVE KID (FBO, 1927) (First starring western)
THE BANDIT'S SON (FBO, 1927)
BREED OF THE SUNSET (FBO, 1928)
MAN IN THE ROUGH (1928)
DRIFTIN' SANDS (FBO, 1928)
HEADIN' FOR DANGER (FBO, 1928)
LIGHTNIN' SPEED (FBO, 1928)
TRAIL OF COURAGE (FBO, 1928)
RIDIN' RENEGADE (FBO, 1928)
CAPTAIN CARELESS (FBO, 1928) (non-western)
AMAZING VAGABOND (FBO, 1929)
COME AND GET IT! (FBO, 1929) (non-western)
THE INVADERS (Syndicate, 1929)
A TEXAS COWBOY (Syndicate, 1929)
LAUGHING AT DEATH (Syndicate, 1929)
A TEXAS COWBOY (Syndicate, 1929)
BREEZY BILL (Syndicate, 1930)
OKLAHOMA SHERIFF (Syndicate, 1930)
WESTERN HONOR (Syndicate, 1930)
THE COWBOY AND THE OUTLAW (Syndicate, 1930)
THE MAN FROM NOWHERE (Syndicate, 1930)
HUNTED MEN (Syndicate, 1930)
NEAR THE RAINBOW'S END (Tiffany, 1930) (First talkie)
OKLAHOMA CYCLONE (Tiffany, 1930)
THE LAND OF MISSING MEN (Tiffany, 1930)
HEADIN' NORTH (Tiffany, 1930)
THE SUNRISE TRAIL (Tiffany, 1931)
THE RIDIN' FOOL (Tiffany, 1931)
THE NEVADA BUCKAROO (Tiffany, 1931)
NEAR THE TRAIL'S END (Tiffany, 1931)
SOUTH OF SANTA FE (Sono-Art/World Wide, 1932)
LAW OF THE WEST (Sono-Art/World Wide, 1932) [RNB Sr.]
RIDERS OF THE DESERT (Sono-Art/World Wide, 1932) [RNB Sr.]
MAN FROM HELL'S EDGES (Sono-Art/World Wide, 1932) [RNB Sr.]
SON OF OKLAHOMA (Sono-Art/World Wide, 1932) [RNB Sr.]
TEXAS BUDDIES (Sono-Art/World Wide, 1932) [RNB Sr.]
HIDDEN VALLEY (Monogram, 1932) [RNB Sr.]
YOUNG BLOOD (Monogram, 1932)
THE FIGHTING CHAMP (Monogram, 1932)
TRAILIN' NORTH (Monogram, 1933)
BREED OF THE BORDER (Monogram, 1933) [RNB Sr.]
THE GALLANT FOOL (Monogram, 1933) [RNB Sr.]
GALLOPING ROMEO (Monogram, 1933) [RNB Sr.]
RANGER'S CODE (Monogram, 1933) [RNB Sr.]
THE MYSTERY SQUADRON (MASCOT, 1933) (non-western serial)
BIG CALIBRE (Hackel/Supreme, 1934) [RNB Sr.]
WESTERN JUSTICE (Hackel/Supreme, 1934) [RNB Sr.]
KID COURAGEOUS (Hackel/Supreme, 1934) [RNB Sr.]
A DEMON FOR TROUBLE (Hackel/Supreme, 1934)
THE BRAND OF HATE (Hackel/Supreme, 1934)
NO MAN'S RANGE (Hackel/Supreme, 1935) [RNB Sr.]
SMOKEY SMITH (Hackel/Supreme, 1935) [RNB Sr.]
SUNDOWN SAUNDERS (Hackel/Supreme, 1935) [RNB Sr.]
TOMBSTONE TERROR (Hackel/Supreme, 1935) [RNB Sr.]
THE RIDER OF THE LAW (Hackel/Supreme, 1935) [RNB Sr.]
ALIAS JOHN LAW (Hackel/Supreme, 1935) [RNB Sr.]
TRAIL OF TERROR (Hackel/Supreme, 1935) [RNB Sr.]
THE KID RANGER (Hackel/Supreme, 1936) [RNB Sr.]
LAST OF THE WARRENS (Hackel/Supreme, 1936) [RNB Sr.]
THE LAW RIDES (Hackel/Supreme, 1936) [RNB Sr.]
BRAND OF THE OUTLAWS (Hackel/Supreme, 1936) [RNB Sr.]
CAVALRY (Hackel/Republic, 1936) [RNB Sr.]
THE GUN RANGER (Hackel/Republic, 1937) [RNB Sr.]
LIGHTNIN' CRANDALL (Hackel/Republic, 1937)
THE TRUSTED OUTLAW (Hackel/Republic, 1937) [RNB Sr.]
GUN LORDS OF STIRRUP BASIN (Hackel/Republic, 1937)
BORDER PHANTOM (Hackel/Republic, 1937)
DOOMED AT SUNDOWN (Hackel/Republic, 1937)
THE RED ROPE (Hackel/Republic, 1937)
THE ARIZONA GUNFIGHTER (Hackel/Republic, 1937)
RIDIN' THE LONE TRAIL (Hackel/Republic, 1937)
COLORADO KID (Hackel/Republic, 1937)
PAROLED - TO DIE (Hackel/Republic, 1938)
THUNDER IN THE DESERT (Hackel/Republic, 1938)
THE FEUD MAKER (Hackel/Republic, 1938)
DESERT PATROL (Hackel/Republic, 1938)
DURANGO VALLEY RAIDERS (Hackel/Republic, 1938)
FEUD OF THE RANGE (Metropolitan, 1939)
SMOKY TRAILS (Metropolitan, 1939)
PINTO CANYON (Metropolitan, 1939)
MESQUITE BUCKAROO (Metropolitan, 1939)
RIDERS OF THE SAGE (Metropolitan, 1939)
THE PAL FROM TEXAS (Metropolitan, 1939)
EL DIABLO RIDES (Metropolitan, 1939)
WILD HORSE VALLEY (Metropolitan, 1940)
BILLY THE KID OUTLAWED (PRC, 1940)
BILLY THE KID IN TEXAS (PRC, 1940)
BILLY THE KID'S GUN JUSTICE (PRC, 1940)
BILLY THE KID'S RANGE WAR (PRC, 1941)
BILLY THE KID'S FIGHTING PALS (PRC, 1941)
BILLY THE KID IN SANTA FE (PRC, 1941)
THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY (Republic, 1941) (non-western)
UNDER TEXAS SKIES (Republic, 1940) (Three Mesquiteers)
THE TRAIL BLAZERS (Republic, 1940) (Three Mesquiteers)
LONE STAR RAIDERS (Republic, 1940) (Three Mesquiteers)
PRAIRIE PIONEERS (Republic, 1941) (Three Mesquiteers)
PALS OF THE PECOS (Republic, 1941) (Three Mesquiteers)
SADDLEMATES (Republic, 1941) (Three Mesquiteers)
GANGS OF SONORA (Republic, 1941) (Three Mesquiteers)
OUTLAWS OF CHEROKEE TRAIL (Republic, 1941) (Three Mesquiteers)
GAUCHOS OF EL DORADO (Republic, 1941) (Three Mesquiteers)
WEST OF CIMARRON (Republic, 1941) (Three Mesquiteers)
CODE OF THE OUTLAW (Republic, 1942) (Three Mesquiteers)
RAIDERS OF THE RANGE (Republic, 1942) (Three Mesquiteers)
WESTWARD HO (Republic, 1942) (Three Mesquiteers)
THE PHANTOM PLAINSMEN (Republic, 1942) (Three Mesquiteers)
SHADOWS ON THE SAGE (Republic, 1942) (Three Mesquiteers)
VALLEY OF HUNTED MEN (Republic, 1942) (Three Mesquiteers)
THUNDERING TRAILS (Republic, 1943) (Three Mesquiteers)
THE BLOCKED TRAIL (Republic, 1943) (Three Mesquiteers)
SANTA FE SCOUTS (Republic, 1943) (Three Mesquiteers)
RIDERS OF THE RIO GRANDE (Republic, 1943) (Three Mesquiteers)
DEATH VALLEY RANGERS (Monogram, 1943) (Trail Blazers)
WESTWARD BOUND (Monogram, 1944) (Trail Blazers)
ARIZONA WHIRLWIND (Monogram, 1944) (Trail Blazers)
OUTLAW TRAIL (Monogram, 1944) (Trail Blazers)
SONORA STAGECOACH (Monogram, 1944) (Trail Blazers)
MARKED TRAILS (Monogram, 1944) (Hoot Gibson and Steele-not Trail Blazers)
TRIGGER LAW (Monogram, 1944) (Hoot Gibson and Steele-not Trail Blazers)
UTAH KID (Monogram, 1944) (Hoot Gibson and Steele-not Trail Blazers)
WILDFIRE (Action Pictures/Lippert, 1945) In Cinecolor
NORTHWEST TRAIL (Action Pictures/Lippert, 1945) In Cinecolor
THE NAVAJO KID (PRC, 1945)
SIX GUN MAN (PRC, 1946)
AMBUSH TRAIL (PRC, 1946)
THUNDER TOWN (PRC, 1946)


A note of caution on the FBO and Syndicate films --- it is very difficult to pin down the exact quantity of films, their exact title and release year.  And I did not include the titles for the 'Adventures of Bill & Bob' shorts from the 1920s.

[RNB Sr.] = Robert North Bradbury, Sr., Bob Steele's father, directed this film.  See below.


Left - A. W. Hackel/Aaron William Hackel (1882-1959), the boss/owner of Supreme Pictures.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above is the cover of the pressbook for THE LAW RIDES (Hackel/Supreme, 1936), one of many Steele films for producer A. W. Hackel which was directed by Bob's father, Robert North Bradbury.  The gal is Harley Wood (Harlene Wood/Jill Martin), and the old-timer with the white beard is Buck Connors.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above from L-to-R are Jack Randall, handling the movie camera, along with Peggy Keys and Robert North Bradbury in a publicity still included in the pressbook for RIDERS OF THE DAWN (Monogram, 1937), Randall's first starring oater. Jack Randall was the brother of Three Mesquiteers hero Bob Livingston. In DAWN, Peggy Keys was the heroine ... and the director of the film was Bradbury, Bob Steele's father. Bradbury's real name was Ronald Bradbury (1886-1949).


Sound Film Credits of Bob Steele's father, Robert North Bradbury, Sr.
Real name: Ronald Bradbury (1886-1949)
Date Title Company Star Credits
6/24/31 Dugan of the Badlands Monogram Bill Cody Director-Story-Screenplay
7/5/31 Son of the Plains. A Syndicate Bob Custer Director-Story-Screenplay
3/20/32 Law of the West Sono-Art/ World Wide Bob Steele Director-Story-Screenplay
4/25/32 Riders of the Desert Sono-Art/ World Wide Bob Steele Director
5/5/32 Man From Hell's Edges Sono-Art/ World Wide Bob Steele Director-Story-Screenplay
7/17/32 Son of Oklahoma Sono-Art/ World Wide Bob Steele Director-Story
9/10/32 Hidden Valley Monogram Bob Steele Director-Screenplay
10/19/32 Texas Buddies Sono-Art/ World Wide Bob Steele Director-Story-Screenplay
4/10/33 Breed of the Border Monogram Bob Steele Director
5/29/33 Gallant Fool, The Monogram Bob Steele Director-Story
7/5/33 Galloping Romeo, The Monogram Bob Steele Director-Story
8/15/33 Ranger's Code, The Monogram Bob Steele Director
10/10/33 Riders of Destiny Lone Star John Wayne Director-Story-Screenplay
1/1/34 Big Calibre Supreme Bob Steele Director
1/1/34 Western Justice Supreme Bob Steele Director-Story-Screenplay
1/22/34 Lucky Texan, The Lone Star John Wayne Director-Story-Screenplay
2/1/34 Kid Courageous Supreme Bob Steele Director-Story-Screenplay
2/15/34 West of the Divide Lone Star John Wayne Director-Story-Screenplay
5/10/34 Blue Steel Lone Star John Wayne Director-Story-Screenplay
5/15/34 Man From Utah, The Lone Star John Wayne Director
7/10/34 Star Packer, The Lone Star John Wayne Director-Story-Screenplay
8/1/34 Happy Landing Monogram Ray Walker Director
11/22/34 Lawless Frontier Lone Star John Wayne Director-Story-Screenplay
11/22/34 Trail Beyond, The Lone Star John Wayne Director
1/1/35 No Man's Range Supreme Bob Steele Director
1/1/35 Smokey Smith Supreme Bob Steele Director-Story-Screenplay
2/1/35 Texas Terror Lone Star John Wayne Director-Story-Screenplay
3/15/35 Rainbow Valley Lone Star John Wayne Director
6/20/35 Dawn Rider, The Monogram John Wayne Director-Screenplay
8/1/35 Sundown Saunders Supreme Bob Steele Director-Story-Screenplay
8/1/35 Tombstone Terror Supreme Bob Steele Director-Story
8/19/35 Westward Ho Republic John Wayne Director-Song
11/1/35 Riders of the Law Supreme Bob Steele Director
11/4/35 Lawless Range Republic John Wayne Director-Song
11/5/35 Alias John Law Supreme Bob Steele Director-Screenplay
11/29/35 Between Men Supreme Johnny Mack Brown Director-Story
12/13/35 Courageous Avenger Supreme Johnny Mack Brown Director
12/20/35 Trail of Terror Supreme Bob Steele Director-Story-Screenplay
1/25/36 Valley of the Lawless Supreme Johnny Mack Brown Director-Story
2/5/36 Kid Ranger, The Supreme Bob Steele Director-Story-Screenplay
5/10/36 Last of the Warrens Supreme Bob Steele Director-Story-Screenplay
6/25/36 Law Rides, The Supreme Bob Steele Director
8/15/36 Brand of the Outlaws Supreme Bob Steele Director-Story-Screenplay
10/5/36 Cavalry Republic Bob Steele Director-Story
12/20/36 Headin' For the Rio Grande Grand National Tex Ritter Director
2/9/37 Gun Ranger, The Republic Bob Steele Director
3/6/37 Trouble in Texas Grand National Tex Ritter Director
4/3/37 Hittin' the Trail Grand National Tex Ritter Director-Song
5/4/37 Trusted Outlaw, The Republic Bob Steele Director
5/22/37 Sing, Cowboy, Sing Grand National Tex Ritter Director-Song
7/2/37 Riders of the Rockies Grand National Tex Ritter Director
9/2/37 God's Country and the Man Monogram Tom Keene Producer-Director-Story-Screenplay
9/9/37 Riders of the Dawn Monogram Jack Randall Producer-Director-Song
9/22/37 Stars Over Arizona Monogram Jack Randall Producer-Director
10/13/37 Where Trails Divide Monogram Tom Keene Producer-Director
11/3/37 Danger Valley Monogram Jack Randall Producer-Director
12/15/37 Romance of the Rockies Monogram Tom Keene Producer-Director
12/26/41 Forbidden Trails Monogram Rough Riders Director



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