Memories From The Past
So you think you know cowboy movies? If you can answer 30 of the following questions correctly, we'll concede you a sheriff's star. Answer 35 and you can qualify for the Hoot Gibson Hall of Fame. And if you know 40, we'll call you the Fastest Cowboy movie fan in the South. And we'll smile when we say it.
at the end of the page.
name Tom Mix is almost synonymous with western movies. Let's start our
quiz with a few questions about this legendary movie cowboy.
What was Tom Mix's real name?
Where was he born?
True or false: he was married five times,
to a circus aerialist.
He retired from films in 1934—to do what?
How did he die?
try the name game for a while:
There were three early cowboy stars with the last name Farnum. Name
names please for the following:
Buffalo Bill, Jr.
cowboy had his favorite horse. See if you can name the horse of each of
turn now to that all-timer John Wayne:
Wayne was a famous tackle on the University
of Southern California football team. Name his teammate who also became a western
Wayne's first starring role was "The Big
— an epic 1930 western which made him a star. However, he had a bit
part in another film while in college. Name the film and the director.
Unbelievable as it may seem, John Wayne was the first singing cowboy
Gene Autry to the punch by about two years. Name the movie series.
Easier to believe is the fact that the singing was dubbed in. Who was
the voice behind Wayne?
Somewhere along the line, some movie producer got the bright idea of combining three stars in one western, And thus was born the trio western.
Name the first trio.
A total of 66 trio westerns were released between 1935 and 1948. The
most popular trio was 'The Three Mesquiteers," with Bob Livingston
as Stoney Brooke, Ray Corrigan as Tuscon Smith, and Sid Saylor as
actors were involved in the three parts. Name the two actors who played
Stoney Brooke after Livingston.
Another very famous trio were "The Trail Blazers," who are
usually remembered as Hoot Gibson, Ken Maynard and Bob
were a fashion in western movies for a time. Usually the sidekick was a
buffoon and master story-teller. Identify the sidekick of the following
How did Roy Rogers find his sidekick Pat
There were two famous "Fuzzy"
William S. Hart
western quiz would be complete without a few questions about William S.
What does the "S" stand for?
He was the first cowboy to feature his horse. The pinto's name, please.
The man many consider the greatest cowboy star of all time was
blacklisted by the movie industry in 1924 and never made a picture after
first western serial was produced in 1916 and starred Marie Waleamp,
Jack Holt, Neal Hart, Eddie Polo, and Roy Stewart.
What was it's title?
What did Clayton Moore, of "Lone Ranger" fame do before he
became a cowboy star?
What cowboy star went on to become the voice of "Mr. Ed" on
the TV series?
Who played Little Beaver in the "Red Ryder" movies?
"Lash" LaRue made many westerns prior to 1945, but it wasn't
until then that he starting catching on as a star. With Fuzzy St. John
as his sidekick , he made a number of "Cheyenne Kid" movies in
which he wore a
George "Gabby" Hayes was the quintessential sidekick— a
lovable old rascal. Who was his first movie cowboy partner?
Duncan Renaldo starred as both the movie and the TV Cisco Kid, with Leo
Carrillo as his sidekick Pancho. Name his horse.
The classic western expression "Smile when you say that" comes
from what movie?
How did Buck Jones die?
Contrary to rumors, he was not from Texas, but from Dubois Pennsylvania
True, of course. We couldn't make up a question like that
To run the Sam Dill Circus
In an auto crash near Florence, Arizona while on a publicity trip for
Dustin, of course, but also William and Franklyn
Confusingly enough, Victor Adamson first used the name, but he became
more famous as Denver Dixon, so the name was taken by George Kesterson
Robert Bradbury, Jr.
"Salute" directed by John Ford
Hopalong Cassidy (William Boyd), Johnny Nelson (James Ellison), and
Windy Holliday (Al "Fuzzy" St. John)
John Wayne, Tom Tyler. Ralph Evans also played the part, but it was only
for one picture while Livingston was recovering from an injury received
while filming a chase scene.
Smiley Burnette, later replaced by Pat Buttram
Lee "Lasses" White
Slim Andrews and Horace Murphy
Brady was singing in Rogers' group "The Sons of the Pioneers"
Al "Fuzzy" St. John and John "Fuzzy" Knight.
A combination of factors. His pictures were declining in popularity
because they were repetitive. The studios tried
to force him to give up his devotion to authenticity and make more
commercial pictures, but he refused. When his last film
"Tumbleweeds" was a bust, he sued United Artists claiming they
failed to adequately publicize the film.
The lawsuit was the final straw and he was blacklisted. (He
eventually won a $278.000 judgment in the suit in 1940.)
Liberty, Daughter of the U.S.A.
Circus trapeze artist
Robert Blake, who now plays "Baretta" on TV
The Virginian (it was originally in the book)
Killed in a fire at the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in 1942
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