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(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 Wales' western shorts churned out by producer William M. Pizor in the mid-1930s. Al Hoxie was Jack Hoxie's half-brother and this was one of his last film appearances.

(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above - Wally Wales versus Sherry Tansey in this lobby card and crop/blowup from ARIZONA CYCLONE (William Pizor/Imperial, 1934). Directing was Sherry's brother Robert Emmett Tansey.

(Courtesy of Les Adams)

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

(Courtesy of Ed Tabor)

Above is a green duotone lobby card from the Wally Wales short 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.

(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above - Wally Wales holds a very young Fay McKenzie in a lobby card and crop/blowup from THE SUNDOWN TRAIL (William Pizor/Imperial, 1934).  On the far left are Herman Hack and Fred Parker and on the far right is Jack Kirk. Out cold on the floor are no-goods Sherry Tansey and Barney Beasley.

Les Adams adds: THE SUNDOWN TRAIL starring Wales is a shortened remake of 1930s CANYON HAWKS that starred Yakima Canutt with Wales as the villain. THE 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.

William M. Pizor (1890 - 1959)
In the mid 1930s, William M. Pizor was the head of his own William M. Pizor Productions as well as Imperial Distributing Corporation. During that period, he produced some low budget fare including the Wally Wales shorts.

In the late 1930s, Pizor signed Tim McCoy for a series ... but it was never made. McCoy filed a lawsuit for lost wages and won a $37,000.00 judgement against Pizor.

By the mid to late 1940s, Pizor was at Screen Guild / Lippert, in charge of their foreign distribution.

(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 movie; later, she was a frequent heroine in Gene Autry films).
3. Eva McKenzie (Fay McKenzie's mother).
4. Director 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 director 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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