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Wales did character / supporting roles in scores of westerns and serials. In 1936, he becomes "Hal Taliaferro".



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Left to right are Syd Saylor, Verna Hillie, Wally Wales/Hal Taliaferro, Ken Maynard, Jack Cheatham, Al Bridge and Jack Rockwell in the chapterplay, MYSTERY MOUNTAIN (Mascot, 1934). Bridge is in his typical position - getting a stern warning from the hero. This is somewhat typical of scene stills which are staged for the photographer. Thus, a photo is often different than what appears in the film. And that's the case with this photo. This occurs at the beginning of Chapter 6 and Al Bridge is killed with a dart from the Rattler. While Wales/Taliaferro and Cheatham are in this still, they are not in the actual film scene.

This is an unbilled role for Wales as one of the teamsters working for the Corwin Transportation Company.




(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above from L-to-R are Frank Yaconelli, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Marion Shilling, and Wally Wales/Hal Taliaferro in GUN PLAY (Beacon, 1935) (alternate title: LUCKY BOOTS).  This was one of a half-dozen mid 1930s oaters that starred Big Boy Williams. Check out Big Boy's decorated boots.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Left to right are Marion Shilling, Frank Yaconelli, 'Big Boy' Williams, Roger Williams, Wally Wales/Hal Taliaferro, and George Morrell in another still from GUN PLAY (alternate title: LUCKY BOOTS) (Beacon, 1935).



(Courtesy of Ed Phillips)

Above from L-to-R are William Gould, Wally Wales/Hal Taliaferro (back to camera), Bob Kortman (on horse), Hoot Gibson on Jack Perrin's white horse "Starlight", George Hayes, and Lafe McKee in a still from Hoot's SWIFTY (Diversion, 1935).



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Above - lobby card and crop/blowup from Bill Cody's SIX GUN JUSTICE (Spectrum, 1935). Looks like Buck Morgan on the far left; Pinky Barnes; Milburn Morante has an armlock on Cody; and that's Wally Wales/Hal Taliaferro on the far right. The blonde heroine is Ethel Jackson who is giving support to Budd Buster.



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From L-to-R are Wally Wales/Hal Taliaferro, Joan Gale, Tom Mix and Jack Rockwell in a scene from THE MIRACLE RIDER (Mascot, 1935) cliffhanger.



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Lobby card and crop/blowup from Jack Perrin's HAIR-TRIGGER CASEY (Atlantic, 1936). Above from L-to-R are Cliff Parkinson, Jack Hendricks (AKA Ray Henderson), Wally Wales/Hal Taliaferro, unidentified player, Jack Perrin, Robert Walker and Phil Dunham. Ed Cassidy and Victor Wong are pictured in the left side photo inset.



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Left to right are cowboy hero Bob Allen, Elaine Shepard, and Wally Wales/Hal Taliaferro in Allen's LAW OF THE RANGER (Columbia, 1937). Bob Allen and Wally were undercover Rangers in this. It was during the brief Bob Allen series for Columbia Pictures that Wales became Hal Taliaferro - he began using the Taliaferro name in THE UNKNOWN RANGER (Columbia, 1936).



Above is a crop from the pressbook cover for Tim McCoy's THE TRAITOR (Puritan, 1936). Faces above are all Texas Rangers - left to right are Jack Rockwell (upper left), Karl Hackett (lower left), Tim McCoy, Jack King, and Wally Wales/Hal Taliaferro.



(Courtesy of Ed Tabor)

Left to right are Vane Calvert, Bob Custer, Victoria Vinton, Eddie Phillips, John Elliott and a clean shaven Wally Wales/Hal Taliaferro in a lobby card from Custer's AMBUSH VALLEY (Reliable, 1936).



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L-to-R in this lobby card are Eleanor Stewart, kindly ol' Lafe McKee and Bob Allen putting the grips on Wally Wales/Hal Taliaferro. Herman Hack is the the player between Allen and Taliaferro. THE RANGERS STEP IN (Columbia, 1937) was Bob Allen's finale as a B western hero.



(Courtesy of Randy Laing)

L-to-R are Wally Wales/Hal Taliaferro as 'Jim Bowie'), Hoot Gibson, and Jack Perrin (as 'Davy Crockett') in a scene from the chapterplay, THE PAINTED STALLION (Republic, 1937).



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Left to right are Hoot Gibson, George Morrell, youngster Sammy McKim, Wally Wales/Hal Taliaferro, and Ray 'Crash' Corrigan in a still from Chapter 1 of THE PAINTED STALLION (Republic, 1937) serial.



(Courtesy of Minard Coons)

Above are Bob Baker, Wally Wales/Hal Taliaferro (as Bob's pal 'Alfalfa'), and Smokey the dog in Baker's PRAIRIE JUSTICE (Universal, 1938).



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

L-to-R in the front are Fred Burns, Maude Eburne, Carol Hughes and Wally Wales/Hal Taliaferro. L-to-R on horseback are Bob Card, Ted Mapes and Jack Montgomery. Crop from a lobby card from the Roy Rogers starrer, THE BORDER LEGION (Republic, 1940).



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Left to right are Bud Geary, Wally Wales/Hal Taliaferro, Le Roy Mason (seated), and Kenne Duncan in VIGILANTES OF DODGE CITY (Republic, 1944), one of the Red Ryder adventures starring Wild Bill Elliott.


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