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At Monogram - with Tim McCoy, Jack Randall, Tom Keene, the Range Busters and Trail Blazers.

(Courtesy of Les Adams)

(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above - the title lobby card for McCoy's WEST OF RAINBOW'S END (Conn / Monogram, 1938), one of a four film group that McCoy did for producer Maurice Conn. Alan James was the director on this. Tansey wrote the story.



(From Old Corral collection)

Above is the title lobby card from WANDERERS OF THE WEST (Monogram, 1941), the first of eight films in Keene's second batch of oaters for Monogram. In the bottom left, Tom is roughing up Stanley Price. In the upper right are Tom Seidel, Betty Miles and Keene. Tansey did double duty in this one - he was producer and, as Robert Emmett, he also did the screenplay.



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Betty Miles is riding Sonny as shown in the bottom right corner of this pressbook cover from Tom Keene's LONE STAR LAW MAN (Monogram, 1941). A Tansey triple on this Keene film - he was producer, director and screenplay writer (with Frances Kavanaugh).



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Robert Emmett Tansey produced and directed this 1941 Tom Keene oater for Monogram under his 'Robert Emmett' and 'Robert Tansey' name variations ... and Tansey and Frances Kavanaugh collaborated on the story. Keene is wrestling a Winchester away from Rocky Camron (Gene Alsace), and Camron was a frequent player in films crafted by Robert Tansey. Stuntwoman and great rider Betty Miles is shown in the bottom right corner of this lobby card.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above is the cover of the pressbook for ARIZONA ROUNDUP (Monogram, 1942) with Keene ready to do fisticuffs with Tom Seidel. Note the reference to Keene's famous horse Prince.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

S. Roy Luby handled the directing chores on most of Monogram's Range Busters trio adventures. When Ray 'Crash' Corrigan (briefly) exited the Busters, stuntman Dave Sharpe was his replacement in four 1942-1943 releases. Bob Tansey, who had completed Monogram's Tom Keene eight films group, needed something to do. So he helmed the four Range Busters with Dave Sharpe.



Above - May, 1943 trade ad announcing Monogram's new Trail Blazers series with Ken Maynard and Hoot Gibson.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

OUTLAW TRAIL (Monogram, 1944) was the next-to-last of the Trail Blazers trio series. Ken Maynard was gone, replaced by Chief Thunder Cloud (Victor Daniels).


Tansey at Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC).

(From Old Corral collection)

Above from left to right are Sarah Padden, Emmett Lynn, Eddie Dean, Jennifer Holt and Al LaRue in his days before becoming 'Lash' in this 1945 PRC Cinecolor oater.  This was Dean's first starring western. Note the "produced and directed by Robert Emmett" at the bottom center of this lobby card.



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Above is the front cover of the six-page pressbook anouncing PRC's SONG OF OLD WYOMING as well as the new series of Cinecolor westerns starring Eddie Dean. Note the spelling of LaRue as 'Al La Rue' with a space between La and Rue. Tansey produced and directed but left the screenplay to frequent collaborator Frances Kavanaugh.

The size of the pressbook is approximately 11 inches wide x 17 1/2 inches long.  On the right side, you will note a difference in the backgrounds, and there's a tannish line running top to bottom.  This is because I had to scan in two parts and merge them into a full size image - and there was a color variation between the two scanned images that were used to form the final pressbook image.


Tansey did a few more after exiting PRC ... and he was still dabbling with Cinecolor.

Above - theater ad for THE ENCHANTED VALLEY (Jack Schwarz Prod / Eagle-Lion, 1948) which was "In Glorious Cinecolor". Tansey directed and Frances Kavanaugh wrote the story and screenplay.

(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above is the pressbook cover for THE FIGHTING STALLION (Jack Schwarz Prod / Eagle-Lion, 1950). Tansey directed and Frances Kavanaugh wrote the screenplay.



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