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The 'brains' and 'action' heavies who had meaty roles and lots of dialog ... and the players who were fathers, ranch owners, lawman, mayors, judges, lawyers, storekeepers, newspaper editors, wardens, etc.



(Courtesy of Jack Tillmany)
Stanley Price

Full name:
Stanley Louis Price

1892 or 1893 - 1955


Stanley Price was a familiar figure - wearing either cowboy outfits or suits - in B grade serials and features of the 1930s through the early 1950s.

Les Adams has him identified in about 200 sound era films. Les adds some further statistics and comments:

Price was another of the supporting and bit players who always seemed to break down and turn into a gutless weasel and outright coward when confronted by the hero. And I always felt that his voice was too monotone (boring). In many films, he was simply a doctor, barkeep, native, etc. One of his meatiest roles was as 'The Phantom Ruler' in THE INVISIBLE MONSTER (Republic, 1950) cliffhanger.

His last screen work was in the early 1950s at Lippert in the Jimmy Ellison/Russell Hayden sagebrushers, at Monogram/Allied Artists in films starring Whip Wilson, Johnny Mack Brown and Bill Elliott, and at Columbia in a few of the Three Stooges shorts.

Some biographies mention that he authored some (or a bunch of) screenplays. And by the late 1940s, he turns up as a frequent dialogue director/supervisor/coach.

He passed away on July 13, 1955 from heart/coronary problems.

  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) has information on Stanley Price: http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0697156/

Price was a fairly prolific legit stage performer in New York and California in the 1920s and early 1930s. However, the Internet Broadway Database only shows him working in the brief 1929 run of the comedy "Adam's Apple": http://www.ibdb.com/person.asp?id=56590

Daniel Neyer's "The Files of Jerry Blake" website has lots of details on Stanley Price in serials: https://filesofjerryblake.com/serial-henchmen/stanley-price/

The Three Stooges Net website includes a listing of the various cast members in the Stooges' shorts, and here's Stanley Price with the Stooges: http://www.threestooges.net/cast/actor/276/

The Family Search website (free), California Death Index, and the death certificate provide more on Stanley Price and family:

Jim Tipton's Find A Grave website has info on Stanley Price who is interred at Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, California: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=9982468




(From Old Corral image collection)

Above - Tom Mix has Stanley Price corralled in a lobby card from THE MIRACLE RIDER (Mascot, 1935) chapterplay. Did ya catch the boo-boo in this lobby card? Take a gander at the left side holster on Mix and Price. They did an image reversal/flip when they produced this lobby card. Mix wore his sixgun on the right side.



(Courtesy of Minard Coons)

Above from left to right are House Peters Jr., I. Stanford Jolley, Stanley Price, Whip Wilson and Tommy Farrell in Whip's last starring film, WYOMING ROUNDUP (Monogram, 1952).



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