Inscribed to and from the estate of Vernon Hansen, a California native who worked for the US government for the Bureau of Reclamations during this time. Appeared in 242 movies and TV shows. In 1939 alone, the year he signed this, he appeared in the following movies. The Awful Goof (Short). The Stranger from Texas. Taming of the West. Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise (Short). Those High Grey Walls. Outpost of the Mounties. Riders of Black River. The Man They Could Not Hang. Trouble Finds Andy Clyde (Short). Overland with Kit Carson. Yes, We Have No Bonanza (Short). Spoilers of the Range. Romance of the Redwoods. Convict on Death Row. Boom Goes the Groom (Short). We Want Our Mummy (Short). My Son Is a Criminal. The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt. Tall, hulking character actor Dick Curtis spent years at Columbia Pictures menacing everyone from cowboy star Charles Starrett to the slapstick team of The Three Stooges. Curtis, unlike many movie villains, showed a genuine flair for comedy–especially physical comedy–in his many appearances in the studio’s two-reelers and could do a double-take, a pratfall, take a pie in the face, a finger-poke to the eyes or a crowbar on the top of the head with the best of them. Although much of his career was spent at Columbia, where he specialized in western villains, he can also be seen as one of the crewmen who set out to rescue Fay Wray from the clutches of the giant ape in the original King Kong (1933). Curtis, along with fellow cowboy actor Russell Hayden, helped develop Pioneertown, a western movie set location in Southern California that was used for many film and TV westerns. He was seriously injured while filming King Kong (1933)–in which he played one of Carl Denham’s crewmen–and didn’t work for two years. Tear right side, minor fading, minor corner and edge wear. 1952Rootin’ Tootin’ Tenderfeet (Short). Road Gang Foreman (uncredited). 1951Red Ryder (TV Series). 1951The Range Rider (TV Series). Sam Dawson / Henchman Max / Crutch Bellows /.. Western Fugitive (1951)… Six Gun Party (1951)… Right of Way (1951)… Gunslinger in Paradise (1951)… Harsh Reckoning (1951)… Show all 6 episodes. Johnny McLean, alias Doc Leary / Sam–Foreman / Henchman Ed Simms /.. Revenge Trail (1951)… Johnny McLean, alias Doc Leary. Frame for Trouble (1951)… The Sheriff of Santa Rosa (1950)… 1951The Tooth Will Out (Short). Shemp’s Last Patient (uncredited). 1951The Red Badge of Courage. 1951Government Agents vs Phantom Legion. 1951Roar of the Iron Horse – Rail-Blazer of the Apache Trail. Campo – The Baron’s Chief Gunman. 1951Don’t Throw That Knife (Short). 1951Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series). Lady Mayor (1951)… 1951Three Arabian Nuts (Short). 1950The Lone Ranger (TV Series). Clint Bolton / Soapy Farrell / Spike Wade. Bad Medicine (1950)… Matter of Courage (1950)… Man of the House (1950)… 1950The Sun Sets at Dawn. 1950A Slip and a Miss (Short). Neighbor’s husband (uncredited). Townsman at Funeral (uncredited). Jim – Poker Player (uncredited). Charlie – Sailor in Bar (uncredited). Outrider at Dance (uncredited). 1947Bride and Gloom (Short). Joe Barnes (as Richard Curtis). Bartley Mellon and Captain Isaac Mellon. 1946Get Along Little Zombie (Short). 1946The Three Troubledoers (Short). 1946Lost City of the Jungle. Jed (Ch 2) (uncredited). 1946The Bandit of Sherwood Forest. Castle Gate Guard (uncredited). 1945The Mayor’s Husband (Short). 1945The Great John L. 1945The Last Installment (Short). Brannigan Bull Henchman (uncredited). 1945Pistol Packin’ Nitwits (Short). 1945Off Again, on Again (Short). 1944Mystery of the River Boat. 1944Lady in the Death House. 1944Crash Goes the Hash (Short). Prince Shaam of Ubeedarn. 1943Cowboy in the Clouds. 1943The Cross of Lorraine. Nazi Guard in Village (uncredited). 1943Salute to the Marines. 1943Higher Than a Kite (Short). Agent Croft of Section 50 Ch. 1943Riders of the Northwest Mounted. 1943You Can’t Beat the Law. 1942City of Silent Men. 1942Vengeance of the West. 1942Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die. 1942Men of San Quentin. 1942Two Yanks in Trinidad. 1942Shut My Big Mouth. 1941Ellery Queen and the Murder Ring. Mate on the’Astoria’ Chs. Tough Man on Train (uncredited). 1941Stick to Your Guns. 1941I Was a Prisoner on Devil’s Island. Ed Crandall (as Richard Curtis). 1941So Ends Our Night. 1940The Son of Monte Cristo. 1940Three Men from Texas. Corky – Henchman (uncredited). 1940Terry and the Pirates. 1940Rockin’ Thru the Rockies (Short). 1940Blondie on a Budget. Tony – Mechanic (uncredited). 1940Pioneers of the Frontier. 1939My Son Is Guilty. 1939The Awful Goof (Short). 1939The Stranger from Texas. Madigan – Kid Benson’s Trainer (uncredited). 1939Taming of the West. 1939Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise (Short). Clipper – Swindler in Back Seat (uncredited). 1939Those High Grey Walls. 1939Outpost of the Mounties. 1939Riders of Black River. 1939The Man They Could Not Hang. 1939Trouble Finds Andy Clyde (Short). 1939Overland with Kit Carson. 1939Yes, We Have No Bonanza (Short). Dorgan – Henchman Chs. 1939Spoilers of the Range. Trooper with Joe (uncredited). 1939Romance of the Redwoods. Gas Station Attendant (uncredited). Convict on Death Row (uncredited). 1939Boom Goes the Groom (Short). 1939We Want Our Mummy (Short). 1939My Son Is a Criminal. 1939The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt. Radio Broadcaster (voice, uncredited). 1938Smashing the Spy Ring. 1938Flat Foot Stooges (Short). Daily Gazette Reporter (uncredited). 1938A Nag in the Bag (Short). Dan – the Bookie (uncredited). 1938The Spider’s Web. 1938West of the Santa Fe. Detective Capturing Dutch Adams (uncredited). 1938You Can’t Take It with You. Madden – County Welfare Officer (uncredited). 1938Law of the Plains. 1938Call of the Rockies. Butch – Saunders Henchman. 1938The Lone Wolf in Paris. Palace Vault Guard (uncredited). 1938Time Out for Trouble (Short). 1938Who Killed Gail Preston? 1938Little Miss Roughneck (uncredited). 1937Outlaws of the Prairie. 1937The Old Wyoming Trail. 1937Murder in Greenwich Village. Campbell Security Guard (uncredited). 1937Life Begins with Love. 1937Moonlight on the Range. 1937The Game That Kills. 1937A Lawman Is Born. 1937Guns in the Dark. 1937/IBlake of Scotland Yard. Vince – Frontiersman (uncredited). Henchman Josef (as Richard Curtis). Kirk – Miner (uncredited). 1936The Lion’s Den. Slim Burtis – Henchman. Mike – Cab Driver (uncredited). Master of Ceremonies (uncredited). Villager at Pit Rim (uncredited). 1935Trails of the Wild. 1935Code of the Mounted. Cop on Stakeout (uncredited). 1935Tars and Stripes (Short). Jacques – Henchman (as Richard Curtis). Stevens (as Richard Dye). Pete – Henchman (uncredited). Hoodlum on Dock (uncredited). Man at East River (uncredited). Boulder Dam Foreman (uncredited). Man in Rally Crowd (uncredited). 1934King Kelly of the U. Otto – Palace Guard (uncredited). 1933The Druggist’s Dilemma (Short). Man in Crowd (uncredited). 1932The Famous Ferguson Case. Cowboy Giving Directions (uncredited). Cop on the Beat (uncredited). Butch (as Richard Curtis). 1926Tell It to the Marines. Marine in Barracks (uncredited). This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Autographs-Original\Movies\Photographs”. The seller is “pengang” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Object Type: Photograph
- Industry: Movies