Ken Maynard Actor

Ken maynard

Kenneth Olin "Ken" Maynard (July 21, 1895 – March 23, 1973) was an American motion picture stuntman and actor. Maynard was born in Vevay, Indiana; one of five siblings. His younger brother, Kermit Maynard, also became a stuntman and actor. Working at carnivals and circuses, starting at age 16, Maynard became an accomplished horseman. As a young man, he performed in rodeos and was a trick rider with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. During World War I, he served in the United States Army. After the war, Maynard returned to show business as a circus rider with Ringling Brothers. When the circus was playing in Los Angeles, California, actor Buck Jones encouraged Maynard to try work in the movies. Maynard soon had a contract with Fox Studios. He first appeared in silent motion pictures in 1923 and in addition to acting also did stunt work. His horsemanship and rugged good looks made Maynard a cowboy star. His white stallion, "Tarzan", also became famous. He became one of the first singing cowboys with Columbia Records, recording two songs, "The Lone Star Trail" and "The Cowboy's Lament". Maynard moved to Universal Studios, where he made his first films with a musical soundtrack.

Personal details

Date of birth
July 21st, 1895
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
March 23rd, 1973 at age of 77
Place of death
Woodland Hills
Cause of death
Stomach cancer

Family

Parents
Siblings
Spouses

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Western176.86
Comedy27.4
Romance27.1
Action76.59
Adventure57.0
Crime36.7
Drama26.4

1. The Marshal of Windy Hollow (1972)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
85.0
Jerry Whittington

The Marshal of Windy Hollow is a 1972 American film directed by Jerry Whittington and starring Sunset Carson. The film is unique in that it reunites several well-known B movie actors from 1940s Westerns for one last outing.

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Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

2. Bigfoot (1970)

Sci-Fi, Thriller
played Mr. Bennett
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
84.0
Robert F. Slatzer
Robert F. Slatzer
,
James Gordon White
7 Show list

Bigfoot is a 1970 horror science fiction film. Despite its low budget, it featured some well-known actors and family namesakes in the cast, including John Carradine as "Jasper C. Hawkes", a Southern traveling salesman. Robert F. Slatzer directed and Chris Mitchum, Joi Lansing, Doodles Weaver and Lindsay Crosby co-starred. Portions of the film were shot in undisclosed mountain wilderness locations where Bigfoot was alleged to have been sighted.

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Jasper B. Hawks
Elmer Briggs
Forest Ranger
Joi Landis
Hardrock
Cyrus
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Urban legend
Wilson S. Hong
English
United States of America

3. Arizona Whirlwind (1944)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
59.0
Robert Emmett Tansey

Arizona Whirlwind is a 1944 American western film directed by Robert Emmett Tansey. It stars Ken Maynard, Hoot Gibson, and Bob Steele.

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Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

4. Harmony Trail (1944)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
54.0
Robert Emmett Tansey

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Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

5. The Law Rides Again (1943)

Western
played U.S. Marshal Ken Maynard
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
58.0
Robert Emmett Tansey
Frances Kavanaugh
7 Show list

The Law Rides Again is a 1943 American Western film, directed by Alan James and starring Ken Maynard and Hoot Gibson.

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Eagle-Eye the Scout
Duke Dillon
U.S. Marshal Hoot Gibson
John Hampton, Indian Agent
Commissioner Lee
Thundercloud
Betty Conway
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Marcel LePicard
English
United States of America

6. Wild Horse Stampede (1943)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
59.0

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Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

7. Blazing Guns (1943)

Adventure, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
54.0
Robert Emmett Tansey

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Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

8. Death Valley Rangers (1943)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
59.0
Robert Emmett Tansey

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Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

9. Phantom Rancher (1940)

Romance, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
61.0
$15K

Phantom Rancher is a 1940 American film directed by Harry L. Fraser.

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Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

10. Lightning Strikes West (1940)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
56.0
$15K

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Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

11. Death Rides the Range (1939)

Action, Adventure, Crime
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
58.0
$15K

Death Rides the Range is a 1939 American film directed by Sam Newfield.

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Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Lew Porter
Art Reed
English
United States of America

12. Six Shootin' Sheriff (1938)

Action, Adventure, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
58.0
$15K

Six Shootin' Sheriff is a 1938 western directed by Harry L. Fraser and starring Ken Maynard and Marjorie Reynolds.

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Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

13. Avenging Waters (1936)

played Ken Morley
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
56.0
Nate Gatzert
2 Show list

Avenging Waters is a 1936 western starring Ken Maynard, Beth Marion, Ward Bond and John Elliott. It was written by Nat Gatzert and directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet.

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Marve Slater
Mary Mortimer
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
James S. Brown Jr.
English
United States of America

14. Honor of the Range (1934)

Action, Crime, Drama
played Brother Clem, Sheriff Ken
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
61.0
Nate Gatzert
6 Show list

Honor of the Range is a 1934 American film directed by Alan James.

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Top cast

Boots
Saloonkeeper
Mary Turner
Rawhide
Henchman Pete
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ted D. McCord
English
United States of America

15. In Old Santa Fe (1934)

Action, Comedy, Crime
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
64.0

In Old Santa Fe is a 1934 American Western film directed by David Howard, starring Ken Maynard and George "Gabby" Hayes, and featuring the first screen appearance of Gene Autry, singing a bluegrass rendition of "Wyoming Waltz" accompanied by Smiley Burnette on accordion. Although both Autry and Burnette were unbilled, the scene served as a screen test for the duo for subsequent singing cowboy films, beginning with The Phantom Empire, which was Autry's first leading role. Based on a story by Wallace MacDonald and John Rathmell, the film is about a cowboy who loses his horse in a rigged horse race and gets framed for the murder of a stagecoach driver. The film was shot on location in Kentucky and Keystone Studios in California. The picture's leading lady was Evalyn Knapp.

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Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ernest Miller
,
William Nobles
English
United States of America

16. Mystery Mountain (1934)

Adventure, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
229.0
$80K

Mystery Mountain is a 1934 American Western serial film directed by Otto Brower and B. Reeves Eason and starring Ken Maynard, Verna Hillie, Syd Saylor, Edward Earle, and Hooper Atchley. Distributed by Mascot Pictures, the series was a remake of Mascot's film The Hurricane Express. Mystery Mountain features the second film appearance by Gene Autry.

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Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ernest Miller
,
William Nobles
English
United States of America

17. Fargo Express (1933)

Western
played Ken Benton
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
61.0
,
Burt Kelly
,
William Saal
8 Show list

Fargo Express is a 1933 western film directed by Alan James based on the story by Jack Natteford and Earle Snell.

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Mort Clark
Goss Partner #2
Helen Clark
Hank
Sheriff Joe Thompson
Sam Goss
Lem - Goss partner #1
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ted D. McCord
English
United States of America

18. Phantom Thunderbolt (1933)

Western
played Thunderbolt Kid
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
63.0
,
Burt Kelly
,
William Saal
7 Show list

Phantom Thunderbolt is a 1933 American film directed by Alan James.

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Top cast

Tobias Wingate
'One-Shot' Mallory
'Red' Matthews
Eaton - Railroad President
Nevady
Tobias Oldham
Judy Lane
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Jackson Rose
English
United States of America

19. Drum Taps (1933)

Action, Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
61.0

Drum Taps is a 1933 American film directed by J.P. McGowan.

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Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

20. Tombstone Canyon (1932)

Action, Drama, Mystery
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
62.0

Tombstone Canyon is a 1932 American film directed by Alan James.

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Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ted D. McCord
English
United States of America

21. Dynamite Ranch (1932)

Western
played Blaze Howell
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
59.0
,
Burt Kelly
,
William Saal
Forrest Sheldon
Barry Barrington
12 Show list

Dynamite Ranch is a 1932 western film written by Barry Barrington and directed by Forrest Sheldon.

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Henchman Jack
Henchman
Smithers
Train Passenger
Train Conductor
Henchman
Aunt Sarah Collins
Owens
Train Passenger
Andrew Collins
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ted D. McCord
English
United States of America

22. Whistlin' Dan (1932)

Western
played Ed Black
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
65.0
Phil Goldstone
Stuart Anthony
7 Show list

Whistlin' Dan is a 1932 western film written by Stuart Anthony and directed by Phil Rosen.

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Top cast

Captain Serge Karloff
Jailer Hodge
Henchman Pedro
Banker Jud Beal
Carver - Jailed Henchman
Croupier
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

23. Hell Fire Austin (1932)

Action, Adventure, Western
played Ken 'Hell-Fire' Austin
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
70.0
Phil Goldstone
Forrest Sheldon
6 Show list

Hell Fire Austin is a 1932 American film directed by Forrest Sheldon.

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Soldier
Henchman Curley
Bouncer
Uncle Joe Brooks
Mark Edmonds
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Joe Novak
,
Ted D. McCord
English
United States of America

24. Janice Meredith (1924)

Comedy, Romance
played Paul Revere
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
153.0
3 Show list $1M

Janice Meredith, also known as The Beautiful Rebel, is a silent film released in 1924 that is based on the book and play of the same name written by Paul Leicester Ford and Edward Everett Rose. The play opened at the end of 1900 and was the first starring vehicle for stage actress Mary Mannering. As with Pickford's early career at Famous Players-Lasky, this story is deliberately derivative of a successful Broadway play as a showcase for Pickford's talent. The movie follows the actions of Janice Meredith, who helps George Washington and Paul Revere during the American Revolutionary War.

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Top cast

Lord Cornwallis
George Washington
Martha Washington
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
American Revolutionary War
English, Silent film
United States of America

Movies produced

Title Year Budget Awards Co-producers Directors Writers External resources
Honor of the Range
Action,Crime,Drama
1934
Nate Gatzert

Movies directed

Title Year Budget Awards Producers Co-directors Writers External resources
The Fiddlin' Buckaroo
Western
1933

Wikipedia

Check Ken Maynard on wikipedia.

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