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Moore as a saddle pal / second lead in B westerns

(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above from left to right are Al 'Fuzzy' St. John, melodic George Houston and Dennis Moore during their 1941-1942 Lone Rider films.



(From Old Corral image collection)

In the above window card, note that Moore was billed as 'Smoky' during his time as the Lone Rider's helper at PRC.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above is the title lobby card for THE LAND OF HUNTED MEN (Monogram, 1943), Dennis Moore's debut as a member of the Range Busters trio.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above is a blurb from the pressbook for the Range Busters' LAND OF HUNTED MEN (Monogram, 1943), and mentions that John King and Dave Sharpe had departed for World War II duty ... and Dennis Moore had joined the series and Ray Corrigan was returning.



(Courtesy of Minard Coons)

Above - an ice cream cup lid showing, from L-to-R, Dennis 'Denny' Moore, Ray 'Crash' Corrigan and Max 'Alibi' Terhune. This one publicizes the Range Busters adventure THE LAND OF HUNTED MEN (Monogram, 1943) and also includes the World War II slogan 'Buy War Stamps for Victory'.



(Courtesy of Minard Coons)

Evelyn Finley and the final three members of the Range Busters are taking a break on their trusty steeds during the filming of COWBOY COMMANDOS (Monogram, 1943). Finley is riding 'Lucky/Tex', which was ridden by Jack Randall, John 'Dusty' King, Raymond Hatton, Jimmy Wakely and others. From left to right are Finley, Max Terhune, Ray Corrigan and Dennis Moore.



(Courtesy of Minard Coons)

Above from left to right are Max Terhune, Ray Corrigan, Evelyn Finley and Dennis Moore in another still from COWBOY COMMANDOS (Monogram, 1943).



(Courtesy of Minard Coons)

Above from left to right are Dennis Moore, Bud Osborne and George Chesebro in another scene from COWBOY COMMANDOS (Monogram, 1943). Take a gander at Moore's unique gunbelt with twin six-shooters - it has buckles on the left and right side, not a single buckle in the center. There's more on Moore in the Gunbelt Trivia section of the Old Corral.



(From Old Corral image collection)

Above from left to right - and with sixguns at the ready - are Dennis Moore and Ray Corrigan in a lobby card from BLACK MARKET RUSTLERS (Monogram, 1943).



(From Old Corral image collection)

When Johnny Mack Brown left Universal for Monogram Pictures, Tex Ritter wound up starring in several solo westerns. In ARIZONA TRAIL (Universal, 1943), Ritter (red shirt) had help from Dennis Moore (yellow shirt) and Fuzzy Knight (uniform). That's Bill/Billy Wolfe on the far left, the old timer with the puckered up face is Erville Alderson, and Dan White is the lawman standing between Ritter and Moore.



(Courtesy of Minard Coons)

Above from L-to-R are unidentified player, Lee 'Lasses' White, Dennis 'Denny' Moore and Johnny Bond from one of the Jimmy Wakely westerns at Monogram in the 1940s. Les Adams added more details: this still is from Wakely's first starring film at Monogram, 1944's SONG OF THE RANGE, and Cedric Stevens is fussy Hotel Manager Chase (check the way he's handling Moore's gun). Betty Burbridge dusted off her old Three Mesquiteers' PALS OF THE SADDLE script for this one and subbed Wakely, Moore and White for Wayne, Corrigan and Terhune. The main difference was this one had nine songs to PALS none. Johnny Bond's 'Red River Valley Boys' here were Wesley Tuttle, Jimmie Dean (Eddie Dean's brother) and Paul Sells. Coleen Sumners - who gained fame as Mary Ford on husband Les Paul's 'How High the Moon' - was also on hand as one of the Sunshine Girls singing trio.



(Courtesy of Minard Coons)

A great shot of Moore and his unique gunbelt with the two side buckles. Take a gander at his shirt and then compare it to the one he's wearing in the above still from Wakely's SONG OF THE RANGE (Monogram, 1944).


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