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Bob Steele


1907 - 1988

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Der Schauspieler Bob Steele wurde als Robert Adrian Bradbury in Pendleton, Oregon geboren.
Seine eindrucksvolle Laufbahn mit beinahe 200 Filmen spannt sich über sechs Jahrzehnte hinweg.

Sein Vater Robert N. Bradbury war Regisseur und stellte mit Bob Steele und seinem Zwillingsbruder Bill 16 Kurzfilme her wie "The Adventures of Bob and Bill" (20), "The American Badger" (21), "Daniel Boone Through the Wilderness" (25), "Davy Crockett at the Fall of the Alamo" (26) und "The Mojave Kid" (27), damals spielte Bob Steele noch unter seinem bürgerlichen Namen Bob Bradbury jr.

1926 spielte Bob Steele erstmals in einem Film, der nicht von seinem Vater inszeniert wurde - "The College Boob" (26). Seine Karriere nahm schnell Formen an. Er legte sich den Künstlernamen Steele zu und etablierte sich als Darsteller in unzähligen Western-Filmen. Seine Stummfilme umfassen u.a. "The Bandit's Son" (27), "Driftin' Sands" (28), "Breed of the Sunsets" (28), "Trail of Courage" (28), "Captain Careless" (28) und "The Amazing Vagabond" (29).

In den 30er Jahren avancierte er zu einem Star in B-Western, daneben spielte er auch in anderen Genres wie "Of Mice and Men" (39).
Zu seinen bekanntesten Filmen in den 30er Jahren gehören "The Man from Nowhere" (30), "Hunted Men" (30), "Law of the West" (32), "Young Blood" (32), "The Gallant Fool" (33), "Smokey Smith" (35), "Trail of Terror" (35), "Border Phantom" (37), "Colorado Kid" (37), "Thunder in the Desert" (38) und "The Pal from Texas" (39).

Er konnte seine Westernkarriere bis Mitte der 40er Jahre fortsetzen mit "Billy the Kid in Texas" (40), "Lone Star Raiders" (40), "The Great Train Robbery" (41), "West of Cimarron" (41), "The Blocked Trail" (43) und "Wildfire" (45).

Als sein Starruhm als Westerndarsteller zu verblassen begann, agierte Bob Steele nebst Western auch in anderen Filmen als Charakterdarsteller, allen voran "The Big Sleep" (46). Die Filme der 40er und 50er Jahre umfassen desweiteren "Thunder Town" (46), "Killer McCoy" (47), "Exposed" (47), "Forth Worth" (51), "The Lion and the Horse" (52), "Island in the Sky" (53), "The Spoilers" (55), "The Steel Jungle" (56) und "The Atomic Submarine" (59).

Letztmals einem breiten Publikum bekannt wurde er als Trooper Duffy in der Serie "F Troop" (65), sein letzter Film war "Nightmare Honeymoon" (73).
 

Weitere Filme mit Bob Steele: 
Catching a Coon (21) Trailing the Coyote (21) The Civet Cat (22) Sitting Bull at the Spirit Lake Massacre (27) The Ridin' Renegade (28) Man in the Rough (28) Lightning Speed (28) Headin' for Danger (28) Come and Get It! (29) Laughing at Death (29) A Texas Cowboy (29) The Invaders (29) The Cowboy and the Outlaw (29) Breezy Bill (30) Near the Rainbow's End (3) The Oklahoma Sheriff (30) Oklahoma Cyclone (30) The Land of Missing Men (30) Headin' North (30) Sunrise Trail (31) The Ridin' Fool (31) The Nevada Buckaroo (31) Near the Trail's End (31) At the Ridge (31 South of Santa Fe (32) Riders of the Desert (32) Man from Hell's Edges (32) Son of Oklahoma (32) Hidden Valley (32) Texas Buddies (32) The Fighting Champ (32) Breed of the Border (33) Galloping Romeo (33) The Ranger's Code (33) The Mystery Squadron (33) Trailing North (33) A Demon for Trouble (34) Brand of Hate (34) No Man's Range (35) Kid courageous (35) Big Calibre (35) Tombstone Terror (35) Sundown Saudners (35) Powdersmoke Range (35) Rider of the Law (35) Western Justice (35) The Kid Ranger (36) Last of the Warrens (36) The Law Rides (36) Brand of the Outlaws (36) Cavalry (36) The Run Ranger (37) Lightnin' Crandall (37) The Trusted Outlaw (37) Gun Lords of Stirrup Basin (37) Doomed at Sundown (37) Red Rope (37) Ridin' the Lone Trail (37) Arizona Gunfighter (37) Paroled - To Die (38) The Feud Maker (38) Desert Patrol (38) Durango Valley Raiders (38) Feud of the Range (39) Smoky Trails (39) Mesquite Buckaroo (39) Riders of the Sage (39) El Diablo Rides (39) Wild Horse Valley (40) Pinto Canyon (40) The Carson City Kid (40) Billy the Kid Outlawed (40) Under Texas Skies (40) The Trail Blazers (40) Billy the Kid's Gun Justice (40) Billy the Kid's Range War (41) Prairie Pioneers (41) Pals of the Pecos (41) Billy the Kid's Fightin Pals (41) Saddlemates (41) Gangs of Sonora (41) Billy the Kid in Santa Fe (41) Outlaws of Cherokee Trail (41) Gauchos of El Dorado (41) Code of the Outlaw (42) Raiders of the Range (42) Westward Ho (42) The Phantom Plainsmen (42) Shadows on the Sage (42) Valley of Hunted Men (42) Thunderin Trails (43) Santa Fe Scouts (43) Riders of the Rio Grande (43) Revenge of the Zombies (43) Death Valley Rangers (43) Westward Bound (44) Arizona Whirlwind (44) Outlaw Trail (44) Sonora Stagecoach (44) Marked Trails (44) The Utah Kid (44) Trigger Law (44) The Navajo Kid (45) Northwest Trail (45) Six Gun Man (46) Ambush Trail (46) Sheriff of Redwood Valley (46) Rio Grande Raiders (46) Twilight on the Rio Grande (47) Cheyenne (47) Bandits of Dark Canyon (47) South of St. Louis (49) The Savage Horde (50) Silver Canyon (51) The Enforcer (51) Cattle Drive (51) Rose of Cimarron (52) San Antone (53) Savage Frontier (53) Column South (53) The Outcast (54) Drums Across the River (54) Last of the Desperados (55) The Fighting Chance (55) Serie "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Trail's End for a Cowboy" (55) Serie "Cheyenne: Lone Gun" (56) Pardners (56) Gun for a Coward (56) Duel at Apache Wells (57) The Parson and the Outlaw (57)  Serie "Maverick: War of the Silver Kings" (57) Serie "Have Gun Will Travel: The High Graders" (58) Serie "Maverick: The Seventh Hand" (58) Serie "The Californians: The Marshal" (58) Serie "Maverick: Holiday at Hollow Rock" (58) Once Upon a Horse (58) Giant From the Unknown (58) Pork Chop Hill (59) Serie "Rawhide: Incident of the Tumbleweed Wagon" (59) Serie "The Californians: Gold-Tooth Charlie" (59) Serie "Rawhide: Incident of Fear in the Streets" (59) Serie "The Rebel: Judgment" (59) Serie "Hotel de Paree: The Man Who Believed in Love" (59) Serie "The Rebel: In Memoriam" (59) Serie "The Deputy: Backfire" (60) Serie "Hotel de Paree: Sundance and the Bare-Knuckled Fighters" (60) Serie "Rawhide: Incident of the Deserter" (60) Hell Bent for Leather (60) Six Black Horses (62) the Wild Westerners (62) Serie "The Wide Country: The Bravest Man in the World" (62) Serie "Temple Houston: Gallows in Galilee" (63) McLintock! (63) 4 for Texas (63) Bullet for a Badman (64) Taggart (65) Requiem for a Gunfighter (65) The Bounty Killer (65) Shenandoah (65) Town Tamer (65) Hang 'em High (67) The Great Bank Robbery (69) Serie "Then Came Bronson: The 3:13 Arrives at Noon" (69) Serie "Family Affair: The Old Cowhand" (70) Something Big (71) 


 
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