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Western Supporting Work &
Selected Supporting Roles


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Left - Sterling Holloway, Gene Autry and Bob Steele take a break during filming of TWILIGHT ON THE RIO GRANDE (Republic, 1947).



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Above from right to left are Wild Bill Elliott, Alice Fleming, Peggy Stewart and Bob Steele (as the "Reno Kid") in the Red Ryder adventure SHERIFF OF REDWOOD VALLEY (Republic, 1946) .



Starring Roles - Non Western

THE MYSTERY SQUADRON (Mascot, 1933) Serial
THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY (Republic, 1941) non-western


Selected Supporting Roles

POWDERSMOKE RANGE (RKO, 1935) w/ Steele as the 'Guadalupe Kid'
OF MICE AND MEN (Hal Roach, 1939) w/ Burgess Meredith and Lon Chaney Jr., and Steele as 'Curley'
THE CARSON CITY KID (Republic, 1940) Roy Rogers film w/ Steele as 'Lee Jessup/Morgan Reynolds'
THE BIG SLEEP (Warners, 1946) Bogart-Bacall film w/ Steele as gunman 'Canino'
SHERIFF OF REDWOOD VALLEY (Republic, 1946) Bill Elliott/Red Ryder film w/ Steele as 'the Reno Kid'
RIO GRANDE RAIDERS (Republic, 1946) Sunset Carson film w/ Steele as 'Jeff Carson'
TWILIGHT ON THE RIO GRANDE (Republic, 1947) Gene Autry film w/ Steele as 'Dusty'
KILLER MCCOY (MGM, 1947) Mickey Rooney film w/ Steele as boxer 'Sailor Graves'
THE SAVAGE HORDE (Republic, 1950) Bill Elliott film w/ Steele as gunman 'Dancer'
THE ENFORCER (Warner Bros., 1951) Humphrey Bogart film w/ Steele as 'Herman'
GIANT FROM THE UNKNOWN (Astor, 1958) Ed Kemmer film w/ Steele as the Sheriff
THE ATOMIC SUBMARINE (Allied Artists, 1959) Arthur Franz film w/ Steele as 'CPO Griffin'
THE COMANCHEROS (20th C Fox, 1961) John Wayne film w/ Steele as ' Pa Schofield'
HANG 'EM HIGH (Malpaso/United Artist, 1968) Clint Eastwood film w/ Steele as prisoner 'Jenkins'
RIO LOBO (Batjac/National General, 1970) John Wayne film w/ Steele as a deputy



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The early Three Mesquiteers film, POWDERSMOKE RANGE (RKO, 1935), was either a high grade B film or a lesser grade A feature.  Billed by RKO as "The Barnum and Bailey of Westerns", it included an extremely long cast list of past and present range heroes.  Harry Carey was "Tucson Smith", Hoot Gibson played "Stony Brooke", and Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams portrayed "Lullaby Joslin". Steely eyed Tom Tyler was the good/bad gunman "Sundown Saunders", and Bob Steele was the "Guadalupe Kid".

Interestingly, Steele would portray a character named "Sundown Saunders" in the movie of the same name for A. W. Hackel's Supreme Pictures in 1935.


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