Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Happy Birthday, Tim Holt!

Beloved cowboy star Tim Holt was born on this date in 1919.


Thanks to A Drifting Cowboy for the great photo above.

Over the last couple of years Tim Holt's Westerns have brought me enormous pleasure, with many titles I still to look forward to seeing for the first time. Anyone who loves Westerns will want to spent considerable time riding the range with Tim and his frequent sidekick Richard Martin.

In addition to his film career, Tim Holt was also a decorated member of the Air Corps in WWII. He was the son of actor Jack Holt and the older brother of Jennifer Holt, the leading lady of many '40s "B" Westerns. Tim passed away in Oklahoma in 1973.

Here's Toby's tribute last year at 50 Westerns From the 50s.

Tim Holt RKO "B" Westerns reviewed here to date: THE RENEGADE RANGER (1938), ROBBERS OF THE RANGE (1941), THUNDER MOUNTAIN (1947), GUNS OF HATE (1948), THE MYSTERIOUS DESPERADO (1949), BORDER TREASURE (1950), RIDERS OF THE RANGE (1950), STORM OVER WYOMING (1950), RIO GRANDE PATROL (1950) and RIDER FROM TUCSON (1950).

Additional reviews of Tim Holt movies: HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT (1937), FIFTH AVE GIRL (1939), THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS (1941), MY DARLING CLEMENTINE (1946), and HIS KIND OF WOMAN (1951).

Update: Here are additional reviews of WILD HORSE MESA (1947), DYNAMITE PASS (1950), and LAW OF THE BADLANDS (1951).

Related Post: A Birthday Tribute to Richard Martin.

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