Sunday, September 1, 2019

More Westerns You MAY Have Missed (1927)


Glen Davis said...

Was Tex Maynard Ken Maynard's brother Kermit?

Evan Lewis said...

I believe he was, Glen! "Tex" sounds tougher than "Kermit" (even without the frog connection).

Anonymous said...

Kermit "Tex" Maynard was actually a better actor than his brother Ken, but never got a big break that allowed him to become a major A-list (or even B-list) star. He did star in some low budget Westerns in the mid-1930s for Ambassador Pictures. After that series ended, he played supporting parts and bit parts in Western movies, and, later, TV shows. His last on-screen appearance was probably on either Gunsmoke, Tales of Wells Fargo, or Have Gun-Will Travel, in 1962.

Warner Brothers acquired First National in a merger in the late 1920s, and used stock footage from Ken Maynard movies in some "B" Westerns with John Wayne. The Telegraph Trail, starring Wayne, is a remake of Red Raiders.