Born Marion Morrison on May 26, 1907, in Winterset, Iowa, actor John Wayne was the son of a druggist. The family moved to California in 1913 or 1914, eventually settling in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale. As a child Wayne hated the name Marion and was nicknamed 'Duke' after the Morrison family's Airedale of the same name. Tall and athletic, the 6'4" teenager excelled in high school football and won a scholarship to the University of Southern California. His first film appearance came at the age of 19 when he appeared in Brown of Harvard (1926; with William Haines) as a football player, which was a natural for Wayne. He was a promising football player for USC, but in the summer of 1926 he fractured his collarbone while surfing. (Some reports say he broke his ankle.) Unable to play football, as a result he lost his college scholarship. In order to make ends meet, Wayne worked as a grip and an extra at MGM during his spare time and met legendary director John Ford, who encouraged the handsome young man to give acting a try.

For four years, Wayne worked as a stage hand, extra, and stuntman at several studios. While working at Fox in early 1930, director Raoul Walsh spotted Wayne moving furniture and gave him the starring role in the big-budget epic western The Big Trail (1930; with Marguerite Churchill). Under different circumstances, the film might have succeeded, yet it flopped at the box office due in part to its high production costs, long running time, and its depths-of-the-Depression release date. However, Fox cast Wayne in several more films, including the romantic comedy Girls Demand Excitement (1931; with Virginia Cherrill and Marguerite Churchill) and the melodrama Three Girls Lost (1931; with Loretta Young) before cutting the young actor loose. Wayne headed to Columbia, then a poverty-row studio, where he was cast in the westerns Range Feud (1931; with Buck Jones) and Texas Cyclone (1932; with Tim McCoy) before heading to Mascot. He subsequently made three serials for poverty-row Mascot: the crime dramas Shadow of the Eagle (1932; with Dorothy Gulliver) and The Hurricane Express (1932; with Tully Marshall), and the western The Three Musketeers (1933; with Raymond Hatton and Lon Chaney Jr.). In 1933, he jumped over to Monogram, where he starred in a string of low-budget westerns, such as Sagebrush Trail (1933; with Lane Chandler and Yakima Canutt) and The Star Packer (1934; with Gabby Hayes and Yakima Canutt). In 1935, Monogram was swallowed by Republic (Monogram was eventually resurrected in the late 1930s); the studio kept Wayne busy in better western programmers like Lawless Range (1935; with Sheila Bromley) and Winds of the Wasteland (1936; with Lane Chandler). Briefly leaving Republic for Universal from 1936 through 1937, Wayne returned to Republic and was cast in the popular Three Mesquiteer series as a replacement for Robert Livingston. After toiling in B movies and serials for a decade, Wayne's breakthrough roles came in John Ford's masterpiece Stagecoach (1939; with Claire Trevor and John Carradine) and RKO's Allegheny Uprising (1939; with Claire Trevor, George Sanders, and Brian Donlevy). Wayne left B movies behind for good, the only western actor of the period to do so.

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The Big Trail (1930)

John Wayne

Wayne's first starring role came in Raoul Walsh's The Big Trail, released by Fox

Sagebrush Trail (1933)

John Wayne and Lane Chandler

With Lane Chandler in Monogram's Sagebrush Trail

The Three Musketeers (1933)

Yakima Canutt, John Wayne, Raymond Hatton, and Ruth Hall

From Mascot's action-adventure serial The Three Musketeers

The Desert Trail (1935)

John Wayne

Wayne catches up with some robbers in Monogram's western The Desert Trail

Conflict (1936)

Tommy Bupp and John Wayne

Wayne portrays logger Pat Glendon in the Universal drama Conflict. Also pictured is Tommy Bupp

Adventure's End (1937)

Diana Gibson and John Wayne

From the Universal adventure flick Adventure's End with Diana Gibson

Hell Town (1937)

John Patterson and John Wayne

From Paramount's western release Hell Town with John Patterson

Overland Stage Raiders (1938)

Crash Corrigan, John Wayne, and Max Terhune

From Republic's Overland Stage Raiders, part of the Three Mesquiteers series. Also pictured are Ray 'Crash' Corrigan and Max Terhune

Red River Range (1938)

Crash Corrigan and John Wayne

Ray 'Crash' Corrigan and John Wayne round up a cattle rustler in Republic's Red River Range

Santa Fe Stampede (1938)

Dick Rush, Max Terhune, John Wayne, and Crash Corrigan

With Dick Rush, Max Terhune, and Ray 'Crash' Corrigan in Republic's Santa Fe Stampede

Three Texas Steers (1939)

Max Terhune, John Wayne, and Crash Corrigan

From Republic's Three Texas Steers with Max Terhune and Ray 'Crash' Corrigan

Frontier Horizon (1939)

John Wayne and Raymond Hatton

From the Republic Three Mesquiteers entry Frontier Horizon with Raymond Hatton. Wayne left the series after this film

Allegheny Uprising (1939)

John Wayne and Claire Trevor

With Claire Trevor in RKO's excellent western Allegheny Uprising

Stagecoach (1939)

John Carradine, Louise Platt, Claire Trevor, and John Wayne

From John Ford's Stagecoach, the film that catapulted John Wayne out of B movies. Also pictured are John Carradine, Louise Platt, and Claire Trevor

The Shepherd of the Hills (1941)

John Wayne, Betty Field, and Harry Carey

From Paramount's The Shepherd of the Hills with Betty Field and Harry Carey

In Old California (1942)

Binnie Barnes and John Wayne

From Republic's western In Old California with Binnie Barnes

Reap the Wild Wind (1942)

John Wayne and Ray Milland

With Ray Milland in Cecil B. Demille's Reap the Wild Wind, released by Paramount

The Lady Takes a Chance (1943)

John Wayne and Jean Arthur

Behind-the-scenes photo with Jean Arthur used to promote RKO's romantic comedy The Lady Takes a Chance

Flame of Barbary Coast (1945)

John Wayne and Ann Dvorak

With Ann Dvorak in Republic's Flame of Barbary Coast

Tycoon (1947)

John Wayne

Wayne stars as Johnny Munroe in the big-budget romantic adventure Tycoon, released by RKO

Jet Pilot (1957)

John Wayne, Janet Leigh, and Phil Arnold

With Janet Leigh and Phil Arnold in the RKO production Jet Pilot. Originally lensed in 1950, this feature was not released until 1957 when Universal-International distributed the picture. By the time of the film's release, RKO had been sold to Desilu Productions

The Comancheros (1961)

John Wayne, Ina Balin, and Stuart Whitman

With Stuart Whitman and Ina Balin in the 20th Century Fox western The Comancheros

Hatari! (1962)

Elsa Martinelli and John Wayne

With Elsa Martinelli in Howard Hawks' comedy-adventure Hatari!

Donovan's Reef (1963)

John Wayne and Elizabeth Allen

With Elizabeth Allen in John Ford's comedy Donovan's Reef, released by Paramount

Circus World (1964)

Claudia Cardinale, Rita Hayworth, and John Wayne

From the Paramount drama Circus World with Claudia Cardinale and Rita Hayworth

Chisum (1970)

Bruce Cabot, John Wayne, and Glenn Corbett

From the Warner Bros. western Chisum with Bruce Cabot and Glenn Corbett

Rio Lobo (1970)

Jorge Rivero, John Wayne, and Jennifer O'Neill

With Jorge Rivero and Jennifer O'Neill in Howard Hawks' western Rio Lobo

The Cowboys (1972)

John Wayne and Bruce Dern

The Duke slugs it out with Bruce Dern in the Warner Bros. release The Cowboys

later years

In addition to acting, in later years Wayne also turned to producing and occasionally directing films. Among the films he produced were The High and the Mighty, Hondo, Island in the Sky, and The Alamo. He served as director for The Alamo and The Green Berets, as well as a few other films.

Years of heavy drinking and five-pack-a-day smoking habit began to take a toll on Wayne's health. Just a few months after the debut of Circus World (1964; with Claudia Cardinale and Rita Hayworth), Wayne was diagnosed with lung cancer, and his left lung was removed in September 1964. Yet he went back to work soon after, entering a very productive period in the late 1960s and early 1970s with the release of such films as El Dorado (1966; with Robert Mitchum), True Grit (1969; Wayne won an Oscar for his role), Rio Lobo (1970; with Jorge Rivero), and Big Jake (1971; with Richard Boone), among others. His final film bow came in The Shootist (1976), in which Wayne portrays a cancer-stricken gunfighter looking to end his days with dignity. The actor fell ill during production but was able to complete the picture. Afterward, his health deteriorated rapidly, and after another bout with cancer, John Wayne died on June 11, 1979, at the age of 72. He was survived by his estranged third wife, Pilar (the couple separated in 1973 but never divorced) and seven children from his first and third marriages.

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The Shootist (1976) with Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard, James Stewart, Richard Boone, Hugh O'Brian, Bill McKinney, Harry Morgan, John Carradine, Sheree North, Scatman Crothers, and Gregg Palmer
Rooster Cogburn (1975) with Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Zerbe, John McIntire, and Strother Martin
Brannigan (1975) with Richard Attenborough, Judy Geeson, Mel Ferrer, John Vernon, and Ralph Meeker
McQ (1974) with Eddie Albert, Diana Muldaur, Colleen Dewhurst, Clu Gulager, and David Huddleston
Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973) with George Kennedy, Neville Brand, Marie Windsor, Dan Vadis, Royal Dano, Denver Pyle, Jackie Coogan, and Harry Carey Jr.
The Train Robbers (1973) with Ann-Margret, Rod Taylor, Ben Johnson, Christopher George, Bobby Vinton, and Ricardo Montalban
The Cowboys (1972) with Roscoe Lee Browne, Bruce Dern, Colleen Dewhurst, Robert Carradine, and A Martinez
Big Jake (1971) with Richard Boone, Patrick Wayne, Christopher Mitchum, Bruce Cabot, Bobby Vinton, Glenn Corbett, Jim Davis, John Agar, Harry Carey Jr., and Gregg Palmer
Rio Lobo (1970) with Jorge Rivero, Jennifer O'Neill, Jack Elam, Christopher Mitchum, Victor French, David Huddleston, Mike Henry, Bill Williams, Jim Davis, and Robert Donner
Chisum (1970) with Forrest Tucker, Christopher George, Ben Johnson, Glenn Corbett, Andrew Prine, Bruce Cabot, Patric Knowles, Richard Jaeckel, Lynda Day George, John Agar, and Robert Donner
The Undefeated (1969) with Rock Hudson, Roman Gabriel, Lee Meriwether, Merlin Olsen, Bruce Cabot, Jan-Michael Vincent, Ben Johnson, and Harry Carey Jr.
True Grit (1969) with Glen Campbell, Kim Darby, Jeremy Slate, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper, and Strother Martin
Hellfighters (1968) with Vera Miles, Katharine Ross, Jim Hutton, Jay C. Flippen, Bruce Cabot, Barbara Stuart, and Laraine Stephens
The Green Berets (1968) with David Janssen, Jim Hutton, Aldo Ray, Bruce Cabot, Jack Soo, George Takei, Patrick Wayne, Irene Tsu, Jason Evers, and Mike Henry
The War Wagon (1967) with Kirk Douglas, Howard Keel, Robert Walker Jr., Keenan Wynn, Bruce Cabot, Joanna Barnes, Bruce Dern, and Sheb Wooley
El Dorado (1966) with Robert Mitchum, James Caan, Arthur Hunnicutt, R.G. Armstrong, Edward Asner, Christopher George, Robert Donner, John Gabriel, Johnny Crawford, and Adam Roarke
Cast a Giant Shadow (1966) with Kirk Douglas, Senta Berger, Angie Dickinson, Topol, Frank Sinatra, and Yul Brynner
The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) with Dean Martin, Martha Hyer, Michael Anderson Jr., Earl Holliman, Jeremy Slate, James Gregory, George Kennedy, and Dennis Hopper
In Harm's Way (1965) with Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon, Paula Prentiss, Brandon De Wilde, Dana Andrews, Burgess Meredith, Franchot Tone, Patrick O'Neal, Carroll O'Connor, and Slim Pickens
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) featuring an all-star cast
Circus World (1964) with Claudia Cardinale, Rita Hayworth, Lloyd Nolan, Richard Conte, and John Smith
Donovan's Reef (1963) with Lee Marvin, Elizabeth Allen, Jack Warden, Cesar Romero, Dick Foran, Dorothy Lamour, Mike Mazurki, and Edgar Buchanan
McLintock! (1963) with Maureen O'Hara, Patrick Wayne, Stefanie Powers, Chill Wills, Yvonne De Carlo, Jerry Van Dyke, Edgar Buchanan, Bruce Cabot, Mari Blanchard, and Bob Steele
How the West Was Won (1962) with Carroll Baker, Lee J. Cobb, Henry Fonda, Carolyn Jones, Karl Malden, Gregory Peck, George Peppard, Robert Preston, Debbie Reynolds, James Stewart, Russ Tamblyn, Eli Wallach, Richard Widmark, and Walter Brennan
The Longest Day (1962) featuring an all-star cast, including Ray Danton, Fabian, and Jeffrey Hunter
Hatari! (1962) with Hardy Kruger, Elsa Martinelli, Red Buttons, and Bruce Cabot
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) with James Stewart, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin, Edmond O'Brien, Andy Devine, Ken Murray, John Carradine, Jeanette Nolan, Willis Bouchey, Woody Strode, Denver Pyle, Strother Martin, and Lee Van Cleef
The Comancheros (1961) with Stuart Whitman, Ina Balin, Lee Marvin, Michael Ansara, Patrick Wayne, Bruce Cabot, Joan O'Brien, Jack Elam, and Edgar Buchanan
North to Alaska (1960) with Stewart Granger, Ernie Kovacs, Fabian, Capucine, and Mickey Shaughnessy
The Alamo (1960) with Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey, Frankie Avalon, Patrick Wayne, Linda Cristal, Joan O'Brien, Chill Wills, Ken Curtis, Veda Ann Borg, and Denver Pyle
The Horse Soldiers (1959) with William Holden, Constance Towers, Hoot Gibson, Ken Curtis, Willis Bouchey, Denver Pyle, and Strother Martin
Rio Bravo (1959) with Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson, Walter Brennan, Ward Bond, John Russell, and Claude Akins
The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958) with Sam Jaffe
Legend of the Lost (1957) with Sophia Loren, Rossano Brazzi, and Kurt Kasznar
Jet Pilot (1957) with Janet Leigh, Jay C. Flippen, and Hans Conried
The Wings of Eagles (1957) with Dan Dailey, Maureen O'Hara, Ward Bond, Ken Curtis, Kenneth Tobey, and Willis Bouchey
The Searchers (1956) with Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond, Natalie Wood, and Ken Curtis
The Conqueror (1956) with Susan Hayward, Pedro Armendariz, Agnes Moorehead, John Hoyt, William Conrad, Lee Van Cleef, and Peter Mamakos
Blood Alley (1955) with Lauren Bacall, Paul Fix, Berry Kroeger, Mike Mazurki, and Anita Ekberg
The Sea Chase (1955) with Lana Turner, Lyle Bettger, Tab Hunter, James Arness, and Richard Davalos
The High and the Mighty (1954) with Claire Trevor, Laraine Day, Robert Stack, Jan Sterling, Phil Harris, David Brian, Paul Kelly, John Howard, and William Campbell
Hondo (1953) with Geraldine Page, Ward Bond, and James Arness
Island in the Sky (1953) with Lloyd Nolan, James Arness, Mike Connors, and Andy Devine
Trouble Along the Way (1953) with Donna Reed, Charles Coburn, Tom Tully, Marie Windsor, Dabbs Greer, Leif Erickson, and Chuck Connors
Big Jim McLain (1952) with Nancy Olson, James Arness, Alan Napier, Veda Ann Borg, and Hans Conried
The Quiet Man (1952) with Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond, Victor McLaglen, and Mildred Natwick
Flying Leathernecks (1951) with Robert Ryan, Janis Carter, and Jay C. Flippen
Operation Pacific (1951) with Patricia Neal, Ward Bond, Philip Carey, Paul Picerni, Bill Campbell, and Martin Milner
Rio Grande (1950) with Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr., Chill Wills, J. Carrol Naish, Victor McLaglen, and Grant Withers
Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) with John Agar, Adele Mara, Forrest Tucker, James Brown, Martin Milner, and Arthur Franz
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) with Joanne Dru, John Agar, Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr., Victor McLaglen, Mildred Natwick, George O'Brien, and Tom Tyler
The Fighting Kentuckian (1949) with Vera Ralston, Oliver Hardy, Marie Windsor, John Howard, Hugo Haas, and Grant Withers
Wake of the Red Witch (1948) with Gail Russell, Gig Young, Adele Mara, and Grant Withers
3 Godfathers (1948) with Pedro Armendariz, Harry Carey Jr., Ward Bond, Mae Marsh, Mildred Natwick, Jane Darwell, and Ben Johnson
Red River (1948) with Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru, Walter Brennan, Coleen Gray, Harry Carey, John Ireland, Noah Beery Jr., and Harry Carey Jr.
Fort Apache (1948) with Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Pedro Armendariz, Ward Bond, George O'Brien, Victor McLaglen, Anna Lee, Dick Foran, and Grant Withers
Tycoon (1947) with Laraine Day, Cedric Hardwicke, Judith Anderson, Anthony Quinn, and Grant Withers
Angel and the Badman (1947) with Gail Russell, Harry Carey, and Bruce Cabot
Without Reservations (1946) with Claudette Colbert and Don DeFore
Dakota (1945) with Vera Ralston, Walter Brennan, Ward Bond, Mike Mazurki, Ona Munson, and Hugo Haas
They Were Expendable (1945) with Robert Montgomery, Donna Reed, Jack Holt, Ward Bond, Marshall Thompson, and Cameron Mitchell
Back to Bataan (1945) with Anthony Quinn, Beulah Bondi, and Lawrence Tierney
Flame of Barbary Coast (1945) with Ann Dvorak, William Frawley, Virginia Grey, Paul Fix, Butterfly McQueen, and Rex Lease
Tall in the Saddle (1944) with Ella Raines, Ward Bond, and Gabby Hayes
The Fighting Seabees (1944) with Susan Hayward, Dennis O'Keefe, and William Frawley
War Of The Wildcats (1943) with Martha Scott, Albert Dekker, Gabby Hayes, Marjorie Rambeau, Dale Evans, and Grant Withers
A Lady Takes a Chance (1943) with Jean Arthur, Phil Silvers, and Hans Conried
Reunion in France (1942) with Joan Crawford, Reginald Owen, John Carradine, and Morris Ankrum
Pittsburgh (1942) with Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, Louise Allbritton, and Shemp Howard
Flying Tigers (1942) with John Carroll, Anna Lee, Paul Kelly, Mae Clarke, Tom Neal, David Bruce, and Jimmie Dodd
In Old California (1942) with Binnie Barnes, Albert Dekker, Helen Parrish, Patsy Kelly, Edgar Kennedy, and Dick Purcell
The Spoilers (1942) with Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, Margaret Lindsay, Harry Carey, and Richard Barthelmess
Reap the Wild Wind (1942) with Ray Milland, Paulette Goddard, Raymond Massey, Robert Preston, Susan Hayward, Charles Bickford, Louise Beavers, Martha O'Driscoll, and Hedda Hopper
Lady for a Night (1942) with Joan Blondell and Philip Merivale
The Shepherd of the Hills (1941) with Betty Field, Harry Carey, Beulah Bondi, Marjorie Main, Ward Bond, and Fuzzy Knight
Lady from Louisiana (1941) with Ona Munson, Ray Middleton, and Dorothy Dandridge
A Man Betrayed (1941) with Frances Dee, Wallace Ford, and Ward Bond
Seven Sinners (1940) with Marlene Dietrich, Albert Dekker, Broderick Crawford, Anna Lee, Mischa Auer, Billy Gilbert, Reginald Denny, Herbert Rawlinson, and James Craig
The Long Voyage Home (1940) with Thomas Mitchell, Barry Fitzgerald, Mildred Natwick, and Ward Bond
Three Faces West (1940) with Sigrid Gurie and Charles Coburn
Dark Command (1940) with Claire Trevor, Walter Pidgeon, Roy Rogers, Gabby, and Marjorie Main
Allegheny Uprising (1939) with Claire Trevor, George Sanders, Brian Donlevy, Eddie Quillan, and Chill Wills
Frontier Horizon (1939) with Ray 'Crash' Corrigan, Raymond Hatton, Jennifer Jones, Dave O'Brien, and Bud Osborne
Wyoming Outlaw (1939) with Ray 'Crash' Corrigan, Raymond Hatton, Don 'Red' Barry, Charles Middleton, Elmo Lincoln, and Yakima Canutt
Three Texas Steers (1939) with Ray 'Crash' Corrigan, Max Terhune, and Carole Landis
The Night Riders (1939) with Ray 'Crash' Corrigan, Max Terhune, Tom Tyler, and Kermit Maynard
Stagecoach (1939) with Claire Trevor, Andy Devine, John Carradine, Thomas Mitchell, Tim Holt, and Tom Tyler
Red River Range (1938) with Ray 'Crash' Corrigan, Max Terhune, Polly Moran, Lorna Gray, and Kirby Grant
Santa Fe Stampede (1938) with Ray 'Crash' Corrigan and Max Terhune
Overland Stage Raiders (1938) with Ray 'Crash' Corrigan, Max Terhune, Louise Brooks, John Archer, Arch Hall Sr., and Frank LaRue
Pals of the Saddle (1938) with Ray 'Crash' Corrigan and Max Terhune
Hell Town (1937) with Marsha Hunt, Johnny Mack Brown, and Monte Blue
Adventure's End (1937) with Montagu Love
Idol of the Crowds (1937) with Sheila Bromley
I Cover the War (1937) with Don Barclay
California Straight Ahead! (1937) with Robert McWade
Conflict (1936) with Jean Rogers and Ward Bond
Sea Spoilers (1936) with Nan Grey and Fuzzy Knight
Winds of the Wasteland (1936) with Phyllis Cerf and Jon Hall
The Lonely Trail (1936) with Ann Rutherford and Yakima Canutt
King of the Pecos (1936) with Muriel Evans and Yakima Canutt
The Lawless Nineties (1936) with Ann Rutherford and Gabby Hayes
The Oregon Trail (1936) with Ann Rutherford and Yakima Canutt
Lawless Range (1935) with Sheila Bromley and Yakima Canutt
The New Frontier (1935) with Muriel Evans
Westward Ho (1935) with Sheila Bromley, Dickie Jones, Yakima Canutt, and Glenn Strange
Paradise Canyon (1935) with Yakima Canutt
The Dawn Rider(1935) with Yakima Canutt
The Desert Trail (1935) with Mary Kornman and Paul Fix
Rainbow Valley (1935) with Gabby Hayes
Texas Terror (1935) with Gabby Hayes
'Neath the Arizona Skies (1934) with Gabby Hayes and Yakima Canutt
The Lawless Frontier (1934) with Gabby Hayes and Yakima Canutt
The Trail Beyond (1934) with Noah Beery, Noah Beery Jr., and Robert Frazer
The Star Packer (1934) with Gabby Hayes and Yakima Canutt
Randy Rides Alone (1934) with Gabby Hayes and Yakima Canutt
The Man from Utah (1934) with Polly Ann Young, Gabby Hayes, and Yakima Canutt
Blue Steel (1934) with Gabby Hayes and Yakima Canutt
West of the Divide (1934) with Gabby Hayes and Yakima Canutt
The Lucky Texan (1934) with Gabby Hayes and Yakima Canutt
Sagebrush Trail (1933) with Yakima Canutt
Riders of Destiny (1933) with Gabby Hayes, Al 'Fuzzy' St. John, and Yakima Canutt
The Man from Monterey (1933) with Ruth Hall
Baby Face (1933) with Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Donald Cook, Nat Pendleton, and Margaret Lindsay
The Life of Jimmy Dolan (1933) with Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Loretta Young, Lyle Talbot, Fifi D'Orsay, and George Meeker
His Private Secretary (1933) with Evalyn Knapp and Al 'Fuzzy' St. John
Somewhere in Sonora (1933) with J.P. McGowan
The Three Musketeers (1933) with Jack Mulhall, Raymond Hatton, Ruth Hall, Lon Chaney Jr., Robert Frazer, and Noah Beery Jr.; a 12-chapter serial
The Telegraph Trail (1933) with Frank McHugh and Yakima Canutt
Haunted Gold (1932) with Sheila Terry
The Big Stampede (1932) with Noah Beery
That's My Boy (1932) with Richard Cromwell, Dorothy Jordan, and Mae Marsh
Ride Him, Cowboy (1932) with Ruth Hall
The Hurricane Express (1932) with Tully Marshall, Shirley Grey, Charles King, J. Farrell MacDonald, and Glenn Strange; a 12-chapter serial
Lady and Gent (1932) with George Bancroft, Wynne Gibson, Charles Starrett, James Gleason, and Joyce Compton
Two-Fisted Law (1932) with Tim McCoy, Tully Marshall, and Walter Brennan
Texas Cyclone (1932) with Tim McCoy, Shirley Grey, and Walter Brennan
The Shadow of the Eagle (1932) with Dorothy Gulliver
Running Hollywood (1932) with Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Arthur Lake, Louise Fazenda, Noah Beery, and Leo Carrillo; a two-reel short
Maker of Men (1931) with Jack Holt, Richard Cromwell, and Joan Marsh
Range Feud (1931) with Buck Jones
Arizona (1931) with Laura La Plante
Three Girls Lost (1931) with Loretta Young, Lew Cody, Joan Marsh, and Joyce Compton
Girls Demand Excitement (1931) with Virginia Cherrill and Marguerite Churchill
The Big Trail (1930) with Marguerite Churchill, Tully Marshall, and Tyrone Power Sr.
Words and Music (1929) with Lois Moran and Helen Twelvetrees
Hangman's House (1928) with Victor McLaglen and June Collyer
The Drop Kick (1927) with Richard Barthelmess, Barbara Kent, Dorothy Revier, and Hedda Hopper
Bardelys the Magnificent (1926) with John Gilbert
Brown of Harvard (1926) with William Haines, Jack Pickford, Mary Brian, and Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams

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