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(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above - Wally Wales and Josephine Hill in a scene from POTLUCK PARDS (Reliable, 1934), one of the Bud 'n' Ben shorts which starred Benny Corbett and most often had Jack Perrin in the lead. For some reason, Wales is billed as "Walt Williams" in this. Josephine Hill was married to Perrin, and they had a daughter. But the couple divorced in the 1930s.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

L-to-R are Al Hoxie, unidentified player, Yakima Canutt, Barney Beasley, Wally Wales, Sherry Tansey and Peggy Djarling in a scene from CARRYING THE MAIL (William Pizor/Imperial, 1934), one of the several two to three-reel (20 minutes to a half hour) oaters churned out by producer William Pizor in the mid-1930s. This was one of Al Hoxie's last film appearances. The Pizor/Imperial series also marked the end of Wally Wales' starring career - a year or two later, he changed his name to Hal Taliaferro and became a prolific sidekick and supporting and bit player in scores of A and B grade westerns and serials into the early 1950s.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

L-to-R are Franklyn Farnum, Fred Parker, Wally Wales and Karla Cowan in a scene from the three reel short, ARIZONA CYCLONE (Imperial, 1934).



(Courtesy of Ed Tabor)

Above is a green duotone lobby card from the Wally Wales starrer THE LONE RIDER (William Pizor/Imperial, 1934). On the left are Fred Parker and Myrla Bratton (billed as Merla Bratton in this film). The "directed by Robert Emmett" is Robert Emmett 'Bob' Tansey. This was the last of the three reel shorts (approximately 27 minutes running time) that Wales did for Pizor/Imperial.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Wales and Merla Bratton are shown in the top left inset in this title lobby card from THE LONE RIDER (William Pizor/Imperial, 1934). The "directed by Robert Emmett" was Robert Emmett 'Bob' Tansey.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above - Wally Wales holds a very young Fay McKenzie in in a lobby card and crop/blowup from SUNDOWN TRAIL (William Pizor/Imperial, 1934).  On the far left are Herman Hack and Fred Parker and on the far right is Jack Kirk. Les Adams adds: SUNDOWN TRAIL starring Wales is a shortened remake of 1930s CANYON HAWKS that starred Yakima Canutt with Wales as the villain. SUNDOWN TRAIL is also one of the few Imperials that Yak wasn't visible in, else this would have been a case of a remake with the star and villain swapping roles.



(Courtesy of Jack Jones)

The above photo is a cast and crew shot from the short, THE SUNDOWN TRAIL (William Pizor/Imperial, 1934), which starred Wales. Below is a crop/blowup of that photo with some numbers referenced to the people whom we can identify.



1. Wally Wales
2. Fay McKenzie (teenager when she did this film; later, a frequent heroine in Autry films)
3. Eva McKenzie (Fay McKenzie's mother)
4. Robert Emmett Tansey (aka Bob Tansey, Robert Emmett, more; producer, director, scriptwriter, jack-of-all-trades; in charge of the Monogram Trail Blazers, Eddie Dean Cinecolor oaters at PRC, lots more)
5. Barney Beasley
6. Fred Parker
7. John Bridges (in a lot of the Tansey films, including the Trail Blazers)
8. Jack Jones (stuntman and supporting player - he was the double for Wales)
9. Sherry Tansey, bother of Bob Tansey

There's lot of faces huddling around the camera. Brydon Baker was the cameraman on the Pizor shorts and one of those faces is probably him.

Producer William M. Pizor is not in this photo.


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