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Bud Osborne in the 1930s.

(Image courtesy of Jay Wilsey's granddaughter and
daughter, Tamera Mankini and Frances Eldene Wolski)

Above is a still from LIGHTNING BILL (Superior, 1934). From left to right are Eva McKenzie, Bud Osborne, Alma Rayford and hero Buffalo Bill Jr. (Jay Wilsey).



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above from left to right are Bud Osborne, Rex Lease and Milburn Morante in PALS OF THE RANGE (Superior, 1935). Appears that Milburn Charles Morante (1887-1964) was a favorite of producer Louis Weiss who employed him in over a dozen films beginning in the late 1920s.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above from L-to-R are Monte Montague, Smith Ballew, Bud Osborne, and a moustached Gordon Elliott (before his hero days as 'Wild Bill') in ROLL ALONG, COWBOY (20th Century Fox, 1937). While the above lobby card shows the ROLL ALONG, COWBOY with a comma, the opening title in the film is just plain ROLL ALONG COWBOY.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above from left to right are an unidentified bartender (possibly Charles Kemper), Warner Richmond, Steve Clark, James Mason, Dave Sharpe, Archie Ricks and Bud Osborne in a scene from the Tom Keene oater, WHERE TRAILS DIVIDE (Monogram, 1937). This is a good one with lawyer Keene finding his brother - portrayed by the youthful Dave Sharpe - working in a gang run by Warner Richmond.



(Courtesy of Minard Coons)

Above from L-to-R are Max Terhune, Bud Osborne, unidentified player, Art Dillard and Ray Corrigan in the Three Mesquiteers' RIDERS OF THE BLACK HILLS (Republic, 1938).


Bud Osborne in the 1940s.




(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above from L-to-R are Bob Steele, Ted Adams and Bud Osborne in Steele's last for Metropolitan and Harry S. Webb, WILD HORSE VALLEY (Metropolitan, 1940).



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above is the title lobby card from the Astor re-issue of Bill Elliott's THE RETURN OF DANIEL BOONE (Columbia, 1941). He's got his arm around Betty Miles. In the upper right inset, Elliott has the drop on Bud Osborne and Francis Walker (standing) and Ray Bennett (kneeling).



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above from L-to-R are Herman Nowlin/Nolan, Eddie Dew and Bud Osborne in a scene from RIDING THE WIND (RKO, 1942), which starred Tim Holt.



(Courtesy of Minard Coons)

Above from L-to-R are Bud Osborne, Kermit Maynard, Charlie King and Lynton Brent.  Scene is from Range Busters adventure #18, TRAIL RIDERS (Monogram, 1942).



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above from L-to-R are Sarah Padden, Bud Osborne, Buck Jones and Christine McIntyre in a still from the Rough Riders' RIDERS OF THE WEST (Monogram, 1942). Christine McIntyre was the resident leading lady in the Columbia Pictures short subjects unit, and today is best remembered for her work in about three dozen two-reelers starring the Three Stooges.



(Courtesy of Minard Coons)

Above from left to right are Range Buster Dennis Moore being cornered by Bud Osborne and George Chesebro in COWBOY COMMANDOS (Monogram, 1943).



(Courtesy of Minard Coons)

During the filming of the Range Busters adventure THE HAUNTED RANCH (Monogram, 1943), actor and stuntman Dave Sharpe got the call for World War II duty. Rex Lease's starring career was well over by this time, but he joined at about the mid-point of this film as the sub for Sharpe. Above from left to right are Bud Osborne, Carl Mathews, Glenn Strange, Budd Buster, Max Terhune and Rex Lease.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above from L-to-R are Jerry Fields, Al Ferguson, Dan White, Bud Osborne and Charlie King in a scene from the Ken Maynard HARMONY TRAIL (Mattox, 1944; released in 1947 by Astor as WHITE STALLION).



(Courtesy of Randy Laing)

Above from left to right are a very grey Bud Osborne, Tommy Farrell and Clayton Moore in the serial, SON OF GERONIMO (Columbia, 1952). Osborne was in his late sixties when he appeared in this cliffhanger.


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