Carl Mathews - prolific gang member at Monogram and PRC

(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above are a covey of no-goods from the lost/missing Jack Randall oater RIDERS FROM NOWHERE (Monogram, 1940). Randall, the brother of Three Mesquiteers star Bob Livingston, would do one more western after RIDERS FROM NOWHERE and then his starring series was over. From left to right are: Jack Evans, Jack Hendricks, Archie Ricks, Charlie King, unidentified face, Carl Mathews, Herman Hack and unidentifed player.



(From Old Corral image collection)

Above from L-to-R are Jack Randall, Kenne Duncan, Glenn Strange, Jack Perrin and George Chesebro.  Carl Mathews is in back with the neckhold on Strange.  Scene from LAND OF THE SIX GUNS (Monogram, 1940), starring Jack Randall.



(Courtesy of Minard Coons)

Above from left to right are Ray 'Crash' Corrigan, Weldon Heyburn, Carl Mathews, Max 'Alibi' Terhune, Frank Ellis and John 'Dusty' King in a scene from the Range Busters adventure ROCK RIVER RENEGADES (Monogram, 1942).



(Courtesy of Minard Coons)

During the filming of the Range Busters adventure THE HAUNTED RANCH (Monogram, 1943), trio member Dave Sharpe got the call for World War II duty. Rex Lease came in at about the mid-point of this film as the substitute for Sharpe. Above from L-to-R are: Bud Osborne, Carl Mathews, Glenn Strange, Budd Buster, Max Terhune and Rex Lease.



(Courtesy of John White)

Above from left to right are Curley Dresden, Jess Cavin, the moustached Carl Mathews, Jimmy Aubrey and Dan White in a scene from the Buster Crabbe VALLEY OF VENGEANCE (PRC, 1944). Aubrey, Cavin and White are settlers, while Dresden and Mathews are gang members employed by Lynton Brent and Jack Ingram. All five in this photo were unbilled.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above from left to right are Eva Puig, Bob Steele, Gertrude Chorre and Carl Mathews in a crop/blowup from a lobby card from THE NAVAJO KID (PRC, 1945), one of four oaters that Steele did for PRC in 1945-1946. His starring career ended with that series and he transitioned into support and character roles.



(Courtesy of Ed Phillips)

Above from L-to-R are Carl Mathews, Kermit Maynard, Matty Roubert and Black Jack O'Shea in a scene from STARS OVER TEXAS (PRC, 1946) which starred Eddie Dean.  Les Adams adds: Matty Roubert was in a lot of Don Barry, Bob Steele and Lash LaRue films. All four had something in common - they were all short. Which is why I think Roubert often doubled for all of them.


Carl Mathews - end of the trail

(From Old Corral image collection)

In the above lobby card from COLORADO RANGER (Lippert, 1950), James Ellison (in buckskins) has the drop on Russell Hayden. On the far left is Raymond Hatton (wearing suit) and I. Stanford Jolley (in bar apron). Background performers include George Sowards (red shirt) and Carl Mathews (white hat behind Ellison - face closeup on the right).

COLORADO RANGER was one of the six quickies that Hayden and Ellison made for producer Ron Ormond and director Thomas Carr. The other five were: FAST ON THE DRAW, HOSTILE COUNTRY, MARSHAL OF HELDORADO, WEST OF THE BRAZOS and CROOKED RIVER. Mathews worked in five of the six.