Ghost Riders in the Sky / Pat Derry, Marty Robbins, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson.
The 3 Mesquiteers / Western Film Posters 1940
The 3 Mesquiteers made 8 Serial episodes 1940, but this post was a tuff project. A lot of the 1940 images just weren’t that good – and hard to find. They also required a lot of editing. They were beaten up pretty badly. I’ve injected a few other images to make the post worthy.
The original poster was a mess.
A rather odd poster. Boxers?
A lobby card.
That old soft spot.
Works for me.
Colorized by My Favorite Westerns
All for one …
The 3 Mesquiteers had several personnel changes over the years and just kept on riding. This new edition retained Bob Livingston and brought in Bob Steele and Rufe Davis.
OK, OK … I’ve bin a bit hard on them The 3 Mesquiteers. So’s I better show ’em some Love.
After all, they do hold an rightful place in Western Film history and John Wayne’s Filmography.
And I gotta say they did have some pretty nice Western Poster Art.
Let’s take a ride:
The 3 Mesquiteers were about 50 B Movie Serials between 1936 and 1943.
There were several personnel changes in the Series over the years. John Wayne appeared in 8 starting 1938.
The 3 Mesquiteers posters / 1936 to 1937
Beautiful. A lot of early Westerns employed Artwork instead of photography.
And the results were spectacular.
3 Mesquiteers … A little History:
Max Terhune played Lullaby Joslin in 21 films.
Bob Livingston played Stony Brooke in 29 films,
Ray Corrigan played Tucson Smith in 24 films,
John Wayne dropped by in 1938 and played Stony Brooke in 8 films.
You can spot Legendary Stuntman Yakima Canutt (top left with the pistol). Yak performed many stunts with the Mesquiteers
and a bit of Acting as well – often unbilled.
Ghost Town Gold slides in here somewhere,
but I couldn’t find a decent poster.