biography

Born Raymond Benitz on February 14, 1902, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, actor Ray 'Crash' Corrigan moved to California with his family in the late 1910s or early 1920s. Suffering from a spinal curvature in his youth, Corrigan trained with famed physical culturist Bernarr McFadden to correct the problem. He became such an avid student of bodybuilding that he began working for McFadden as a fitness trainer for Hollywood film stars in the 1920s and 1930s. MGM art director Cedric Gibbons, then working on Tarzan, the Ape Man (1932; with Johnny Weissmuller), saw the handsome, muscular trainer and encouraged Corrigan to work as a stunt double in the film. Afterward, he worked in a number of films, most often in uncredited roles, until he was offered a contract with Republic Pictures in late 1935. After signing with Republic, the studio heads changed his name to Ray Corrigan and bestowed upon him the nickname 'Crash' upon snagging the starring role in Republic's campy serial Undersea Kingdom, produced to compete with Universal's first Flash Gordon serial starring Buster Crabbe. Next, Republic cast him in The Three Mesquiteers (1936; with Robert Livingston), and the western proved to be so popular that the studio built a film series around it, adding Max Terhune to the mix for the follow-up Ghost-Town Gold (1936). When Livingston tired of role of Stony Brooke, John Wayne was brought in to replace him in 1938.

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Republic photos of Ray 'Crash' Corrigan from the 1930s

Upset by Republic's low pay scale, Corrigan left the studio with the completion of New Frontier (1939; with John Wayne and Raymond Hatton). He then worked out a production deal with Monogram Studios and made a string of Range Buster westerns, beginning with The Range Busters (1940; with John 'Dusty' King and Max Terhune). While this series lacked the production values of Republic's Three Mesquiteers series (although both were 'poverty row' studios, Monogram was a rung or two down from Republic), Corrigan was promoted to lead status and shared in the profits of the successful series. Corrigan also cast Max Terhune, who portrayed Lullaby Joslin in Republic's Three Mesquiteers series, as 'Alibi' Terhune in the new Monogram series. Of course, Monogram's Range Busters series bore more than a passing resemblance to Republic's Three Mesquiteers.

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Ghost-Town Gold (1936) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Ray Crash Corrigan, Max Terhune, and Robert Livingston

Promotional photo from the second film in Republic's Three Mesquiteers series, Ghost-Town Gold with Max Terhune and Robert Livingston. This was one of Terhune's first film appearances

Undersea Kingdom (1936) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Ray Crash Corrigan, Lee Van Atta, and Lon Chaney Jr.Ray Crash CorriganCrash CorriganRay Crash Corrigan

From Republic's thrilling-yet-campy science fiction serial Undersea Kingdom. LEFT: With Lee Van Atta and Lon Chaney Jr. CENTER: Crash Corrigan attempts to free Atlantis, and the world, from being conquered by the evil Unga Khan. RIGHT: As Unga Khan, Monte Blue keeps Crash under surveillance. Select chapters of this serial once aired on Mystery Science Theater 3000

Heart of the Rockies (1937) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Ray Crash Corrigan, Robert Livingston, Lynne Roberts, and Max Terhune

From Republic's Heart of the Rockies with Robert Livingston, Lynne Roberts, and Max Terhune

Range Defenders (1937) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Max Terhune, Robert Livingston, and Ray Crash Corrigan

The Three Mesquiteers--Max Terhune, Robert Livingston, and Crash Corrigan---rush to defend Stony's (Robert Livingston) brother from a trumped-up murder charge in Range Defenders

Overland Stage Raiders (1938) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Ray Crash Corrigan, John Wayne, and Max Terhune

From Republic's Overland Stage Raiders, part of the Three Mesquiteers series. Also pictured are John Wayne and Max Terhune

Red River Range (1938) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Ray Crash Corrigan and John Wayne

Corrigan and John Wayne round up a cattle rustler in Republic's Red River Range

Santa Fe Stampede (1938) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Dick Rush, Max Terhune, John Wayne, and Ray Crash Corrigan

With Dick Rush, Max Terhune, and John Wayne in Republic's Santa Fe Stampede

Come On, Cowboys! (1939) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Max Terhune, Robert Livingston, Ray Crash Corrigan, and Maxine DoyleMax Terhune, Robert Livingston, and Ray Crash Corrigan

LEFT: From Republic's Three Mesquiteers series Come On, Cowboys! with Max Terhune, Robert Livingston, and Maxine Doyle. RIGHT: Max Terhune as Lullaby Joslin, Robert Livingston as Stony Brooke, and Crash Corrigan as Tucson Smith

Three Texas Steers (1939) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Max Terhune, John Wayne, and Ray Crash Corrigan

From Republic's Three Texas Steers with Max Terhune and John Wayne

The Range Busters (1940)

Ray Crash Corrigan

The first entry in the popular Monogram series, The Range Busters was shot at Corriganville and was produced by Ray Corrigan

Underground Rustlers (1941)

John Dusty King, Gwen Gaze, Ray Crash Corrigan, and Rudy Sooter

With John 'Dusty' King, Gwen Gaze, and Rudy Sooter in Underground Rustlers

Boot Hill Bandits (1942) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Ray Crash Corrigan

In Monogram's Boot Hill Bandits, an entry in the Range Busters series, Marshal Crash Corrigan has just narrowly escaped death

Texas Trouble Shooters (1942)

Ray Crash Corrigan

Crash Corrigan attempts to foil a swindle in Monogram's Texas Trouble Shooters

Bullets and Saddles (1943) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Ray Crash Corrigan, Denny Moore, and Max Terhune

Amusing still from Monogram's Range Buster series entry Bullets and Saddles

Captive Wild Woman (1943)

John Carradine, Evelyn Ankers, and Ray Crash Corrigan

In Universal's campy horror flick Captive Wild Woman, mad scientist John Carradine turns an eye to Evelyn Ankers and decides to transform gorilla Crash Corrigan into beautiful Acquanetta

The White Gorilla (1946) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Ray Crash Corrigan, Francis Ford, Charles King, Lorraine Miller, and George Lewis

Corrigan plays the lead as well as Kongo, the white gorilla, in the low-budget independent production The White Gorilla. Also pictured are Francis Ford, Charles King, Lorraine Miller, and George Lewis

later years

Using his earnings at Republic, in 1937 Corrigan purchased a large, inexpensive parcel of land in the California Simi Valley, which he turned into "Corriganville," a movie ranch where many films and television westerns were shot in the 1940s and 1950s, including the Range Buster films. This small investment proved very lucrative; upon Corrigan's exit from Monogram in 1943, he was able to afford semi-retirement, working only on occasion in films while leasing the movie ranch to other production companies. In his later film appearances, Corrigan most often donned a gorilla suit, which he had specially made, from the 1940s through the late 1950s, including Nabonga (1944; with Buster Crabbe and Julie London), Zamba (1949; with Jon Hall and June Vincent), and Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952; with Bela Lugosi), among others. His last film appearance came as the title creature in the campy science fiction thriller It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958; with Marshall Thompson). Nearly 60 years old, Corrigan retired from the screen; his movie ranch was sold off to Bob Hope in the mid 1960s for more than 200 times its original purchase price, making him a very wealthy man. Ray Corrigan passed away on August 10, 1976, following a heart attack at the age of 74. He was survived by a son and two daughters.

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The Great American Western, Vol. 21 [DVD] DVD
Cowboy Harry Carey is out to prove his late brother was no outlaw, so he joins the Texas Rangers and eventually faces the men responsible for his sibling's death and ruined reputation, in "Without Honor" (1932). Gibson Gowland, Gabby Hayes co-star. "Stampede" (1936) is an early Charles Starrett sagebrusher in which an evil rancher murders a rival to get his land. With J.P. McGowan and Finis Barton. A rash of rodeo robberies plagues the Old West, and lawman Tex Ritter and gal Friday Rita Cansino (later Hayworth) have their hands full roundin' up rannies Yakima Canutt and Charles King, in "Trouble in Texas" (1937). Ray Corrigan, Bob Livingston and Max Terhune star in "Call the Mesquiteers" (1938), going after thieves bilking the area natives out of silk. 4 hrs. total.
The Great American Western, Vol. 32 [DVD] DVD
Six-shooters and sci-fi mix in "The Ghost Patrol" (1936), an unusual Western epic, with G-man Tim McCoy trying to find out who is using a deadly ray gun that can pull planes out of the sky. Claudia Dell, Walter Miller co-star. Johnny Mack Brown rescues cowgirl Sheila Manners from two nasty polecats looking to dupe her out of her ranch, in "Desert Phantom" (1936). Ted Adams also stars. Next, The Three Mesquiteers (Bob Livingston, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune) help a young woman track down her missing father in a lost Indian city of gold, in "Riders of the Whistling Skull" (1937). Roy Rogers is a cowpoke returned to his home town after many years, only to find it in the clutches of a greedy land baron whose chief henchman is a dead ringer for Roy, in "Sunset on the Desert" (1942). "Gabby" Hayes co-stars. 3 3/4 hrs. total.
The Great American Western, Vol. 35 [DVD] DVD
Convicted of a murder he didn't commit, cowpoke John Wayne escapes and hides out with a gang of real outlaws while looking for the true killer, in "Sagebrush Trail" (1933). With Yakima Canutt, Wally Wales. Next, to rustle wild horses from a federally protected area, a crooked cattleman paints his steed to look like a wild stallion, and then tramples a nosy sheriff under hoof and pins the crime on an innocent nag, in "Hit the Saddle" (1937). The Three Mesquiteers (Bob Livingston, Max Terhune and Ray Corrigan) and a young Rita Cansino (Hayworth) star. Renfrew of the Mounties saddles up to bring in a pair of pernicious pilots who are charging an outrageous price for air freighting gold: all the cargo, and sometimes the prospectors' lives, in "Yukon Flight" (1940). James Newill stars. A horse thief is causing all sorts of trouble, but the Texas Rangers, led by Dave "Tex" O'Brien, ride to the rescue, in "The Pinto Bandit" (1944). 3 2/3 hrs.
The Great American Western, Vol. 39 [DVD] DVD
Gene Autry and sidekick Smiley Burnette go up against some rascals who are sabotaging a dam construction project, in "Man of the Frontier" (1936). AKA: "Red River Valley." With Frances Grant. Robbing stages has been a cakewalk for a wily band of thieves ever since a sneaky bank employee has been leaking vital info. But the righteous Range Busters clog up the leak with lead and bulldog the bandits lickety-split, in "West of Pinto Basin" (1940). Ray Corrigan, John King, Max Terhune star. In their first film together, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans have their hands full when a hornswoggler sets out to swipe a gold mine Dale is keeping for her young cousin, in "The Cowboy and the Senorita" (1944). Finally, a rotten railroad agent is buying up cheap land by the barrelful, and Allan "Rocky" Lane is going to derail his sidewinding schemes, in "The Marshal of Cedar Rock" (1953). 3 1/2 hrs. total.
Country Gentlemen [DVD](1936) DVD
Charming comedy with the slapstick team of Olsen and Johnson, who play a pair of swindlers trying to fleece the residents of a veterans' home with phony oil wells, only to have the tables turned on them. Joyce Compton, Lila Lee co-star. 53 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
The Undersea Kingdom [DVD](1936) DVD
"Heyyy, it's the Undersea Kingdom, for you and for me, and it's fuuun!" Join daredevil Navy cadet Ray "Crash" Corrigan, scientist C. Montague Shaw and his young son, and girl reporter Lois Wilde as they travel by sub to the underwater world of Atlantis to stop evil warlord Monte Blue from attacking the surface world. 12 chapters; 226 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
The Vigilantes Are Coming [DVD](1936) DVD
Plenty of blazing gunplay set in early California, as a masked avenger known only as "the Eagle" fights to keep the Gold Coast out of the possession of Czarists. Robert Livingston, Guinn Williams and Raymond Hatton star. 12 chapters; 3 3/4 hrs. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
The Three Mesquiteers (1936)/Roarin' Lead [DVD](1937) DVD
"The Three Mesquiteers," the rollicking first effort in the popular Western series, finds Robert Livingston and Ray Corrigan being discharged from an Army hospital, then traveling west for a new life. When they encounter an outlaw gang, they team with cattlemen and motorcycle-riding Syd Saylor to stop them. Then, the Three Mesquiteers--Livingston, Corrigan and Max Terhune--square off against a group of slimeballs who try to bilk an orphanage out of money in the rock-'em-sock-'em rouser "Roarin' Lead." 118 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Range Defenders (1937)/Wild Horse Rodeo [DVD](1937) DVD
First, in "Range Defenders," the Three Mesquiteers attempt to save some sheepherders who are being driven off their land by a greedy land baron. Bob Livingston, Ray Corrigan and Max Terhune star. Then, the Mesquiteers return to stop some evil rustlers from stealing a prized stallion, in "Wild Horse Rodeo." Livingston, Corrigan and Terhune star; look for Roy Rogers (billed as Dick Weston) in a small singing role. 106 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
Heart Of The Rockies [DVD](1937) DVD
There's a kind of hush all over the plains tonight when Herman's Mountaineers give a leg up to the Three Mesquiteers, who are caught in a flap with park rangers over the death of a bear. There's thrills and action aplenty in this Republic Pictures classic starring Bob Livingston, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, and Yakima Canutt. 53 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; bonus "Stories of the Century" episode. Plays All Regions.
Riders Of The Whistling Skull [DVD](1937) DVD
The Three Mesquiteers (Bob Livingston, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune) help a young woman track down her missing father in a lost Indian city of gold in this action-packed Western that predated "Raiders of the Lost Ark" by a good 45 years. 53 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English mono; scene access. Plays All Regions.
The Painted Stallion [DVD](1937) DVD
Go back to the days when pioneers fought to penetrate the wilderness, but were beset by threats from nature, savage Indians and bandits. In these adventures the Rider of the Painted Stallion is sworn to "defeat outlawry." Ray Corrigan, Hoot Gibson and Duncan Renaldo star. 12 hoof-pounding chapters; 213 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; biographies; theatrical trailers.
Ghost Town Gold (1936)/Come On, Cowboys! [DVD](1937) DVD
It's a race against time for the Three Mesquiteers as they ride hell-for-leather to return a cache of sawbucks stolen from a bank on the brink of foreclosure in "Ghost Town Gold." With Robert Livingston, Ray Corrigan and Max Terhune. Then, life is a carnival, but in the Three Mesquiteers sagebrush saga "Come On, Cowboys!," it's a carnival of deceit. A carny owner uses the fairway as a front and Livingston, Corrigan and Terhune will have no parts of it. 110 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Ghost Town Gold [DVD](1936) DVD
It's a race against time for the Three Mesquiteers as they ride hell-for-leather to return a cache of sawbucks stolen from a bank on the brink of foreclosure. With Robert Livingston, Ray Corrigan and Max Terhune. 55 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
Gunsmoke Ranch [DVD](1937) DVD
In this entertaining outing for the Three Mesquiteers, the trio of western heroes (Ray Corrigan, Bob Livingston, Max Terhune) tackles a shady organization known as "Paradise Land Syndicate," whose principals cash in on flood survivors. With Julia Thayer, Kenneth Harlan. 53 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
Hit The Saddle (1937)/Call The Mesquiteers [DVD](1938) DVD
First, "Hit the Saddle" for excitement when a crooked cattleman seeking to rustle wild horses from a federally protected area finds his plans complicated by a smart sheriff and the Three Mesquiteers. Robert Livingston, Max Terhune, Ray Corrigan, and a young Rita Cansino (Hayworth) star. Then, in "Call the Mesquiteers" the heroes are forced to help a group of train robbers escape. But when they are blamed for the heist, can they clear their names before they are lynched? Livingston, Corrigan, Terhune, and Lynne Roberts star. 102 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
Overland Stage Raiders [Blu-ray](1938)
Actually, the "stage" the Three Mesquiteers are called on to protect is a Greyhound bus (!) carrying gold in its hold, as Stony Brooke (John Wayne), Lullaby Joslin (Max Terhune), and Tucson Smith (Ray Corrigan) travel on the land and in the skies to best the black hats. With Anthony Marsh and, in her final film, silent screen siren Louise Brooks. 55 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Overland Stage Raiders [DVD](1938) DVD
Actually, the "stage" the Three Mesquiteers are called on to protect is a Greyhound bus (!) carrying gold in its hold, as Stony Brooke (John Wayne), Lullaby Joslin (Max Terhune), and Tucson Smith (Ray Corrigan) travel on the land and in the skies to best the black hats. With Anthony Marsh and, in her final film, silent screen siren Louise Brooks. 55 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Santa Fe Stampede [Blu-ray](1938)
A prospector finds gold and invites his old pals the Three Mesquiteers (John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune) to share in his good fortune. When the trio arrives, though, their friend is found dead and Wayne is framed for murder (again)! William Farnum, June Martel co-star. 56 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Santa Fe Stampede [DVD](1938) DVD
A prospector finds gold and invites his old pals the Three Mesquiteers (John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune) to share in his good fortune. When the trio arrives, though, their friend is found dead and Wayne is framed for murder (again)! William Farnum, June Martel co-star. 56 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Pals Of The Saddle (Remastered Edition) [Blu-ray](1938)
John Wayne replaced Bob Livingston as Stony Brooke and teamed with Max "Alibi" Terhune and Ray "Crash" Corrigan as the Three Mesquiteers for the first time in this action-filled oater. A chemical-smuggling spy ring puts the trio to the test, especially when a crooked judge frames Stony for murder! With Josef Forte, Doreen McKay. 55 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Pals Of The Saddle (Remastered Edition) [DVD](1938) DVD
John Wayne replaced Bob Livingston as Stony Brooke and teamed with Max "Alibi" Terhune and Ray "Crash" Corrigan as the Three Mesquiteers for the first time in this action-filled oater. A chemical-smuggling spy ring puts the trio to the test, especially when a crooked judge frames Stony for murder! With Josef Forte, Doreen McKay. 55 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Red River Range [Blu-ray](1938)
In order to stop a cattle-rustling ring that's preying on Red River ranchers, John Wayne poses as a wanted outlaw and works his way into the gang. Meanwhile, his Three Mesquiteer buddies Ray Corrigan and Max Terhune team with meat industry investigator Kirby Grant to stamp the bad guys' scheme "rejected." 56 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Red River Range [DVD](1938) DVD
In order to stop a cattle-rustling ring that's preying on Red River ranchers, John Wayne poses as a wanted outlaw and works his way into the gang. Meanwhile, his Three Mesquiteer buddies Ray Corrigan and Max Terhune team with meat industry investigator Kirby Grant to stamp the bad guys' scheme "rejected." 56 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
The Purple Vigilantes [DVD](1938) DVD
No, it's not a film about Prince's bodyguards. It's actually about a band of purple-hooded gunmen who wipe a Western hamlet clean, then partake in its riches. Who ya gonna call to stop `em? The Three Mesquiteers, of course! Bob Livingston, Ray Corrigan and Max Terhune star. AKA: "Purple Riders." 58 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
Outlaws Of Sonora [DVD](1938) DVD
It's "double trouble" for the Three Mesquiteers when an outlaw who is a dead ringer for Bob Livingston frames the true-blue hero for murder, and Ray Corrigan and Max Terhune must help clear his name. With Jack Mulhall, Otis Harlan. AKA: "Guns of Sonora." 53 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
Three Texas Steers [Blu-ray](1939)
There's trouble under the big top when some owlhoots after her late grandfather's ranch sabotage circus owner Carole Landis' show. Luckily for Carole, the Three Mesquiteers (John Wayne, Max Terhune, Ray Corrigan) have the ranch next to hers and are ready to perform death-defying feats of justice in this thrill-a-minute oater. 56 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Three Texas Steers [DVD](1939) DVD
There's trouble under the big top when some owlhoots after her late grandfather's ranch sabotage circus owner Carole Landis' show. Luckily for Carole, the Three Mesquiteers (John Wayne, Max Terhune, Ray Corrigan) have the ranch next to hers and are ready to perform death-defying feats of justice in this thrill-a-minute oater. 56 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
The Night Riders [Blu-ray](1939)
There's no talking car in this Three Mesquiteers adventure, but the heroic trio (John Wayne, Ray "Crash" Corrigan, and Max "Alibi" Terhune) does don masks and capes as they saddle up to foil a phony Spanish nobleman's land-grabbing scheme. With Ruth Rogers, George Douglas, Tom Tyler, and Kermit Maynard. 56 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
The Night Riders [DVD](1939) DVD
There's no talking car in this Three Mesquiteers adventure, but the heroic trio (John Wayne, Ray "Crash" Corrigan, and Max "Alibi" Terhune) does don masks and capes as they saddle up to foil a phony Spanish nobleman's land-grabbing scheme. With Ruth Rogers, George Douglas, Tom Tyler, and Kermit Maynard. 56 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Wyoming Outlaw [Blu-ray](1939)
John Wayne teams with Ray Corrigan and Raymond Hatton in this thrilling "Three Mesquiteers" tale set in 1918 Wyoming. The theft of cattle from their ranch sets the heroic trio on the trail of a man (Donald "Red" Barry) forced to steal to support his family, thanks to the greedy machinations of a local political boss (Leroy Mason). With Pamela Blake (billed as Adele Pearce), Charles Middleton. 56 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Wyoming Outlaw [DVD](1939) DVD
John Wayne teams with Ray Corrigan and Raymond Hatton in this thrilling "Three Mesquiteers" tale set in 1918 Wyoming. The theft of cattle from their ranch sets the heroic trio on the trail of a man (Donald "Red" Barry) forced to steal to support his family, thanks to the greedy machinations of a local political boss (Leroy Mason). With Pamela Blake (billed as Adele Pearce), Charles Middleton. 56 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Trailing Double Trouble [DVD](1940) DVD
When the Range Busters see a man gunned down, they decide to take care of the baby in his wagon. But while they're trying to track down the killers, they're accused of the crime! "Crash" Corrigan, "Dusty" King and "Alibi" Terhune star in this winning western adventure. 56 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
The Ape [DVD](1940) DVD
Boris Karloff is a scientist experimenting with a cure for spinal disease: the transfusion of an ape's spinal fluid into humans. The result: monsters, shocks and screams. 62 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo. Plays All Regions.
The Kid's Last Ride [DVD](1941) DVD
The Range Busters saddle up when the brothers of a hanged outlaw seek the sentencing judge's family...and they have revenge on their devious minds! Can Crash, Dusty and Alibi defuse the deadly situation? Ray Corrigan, John King, Max Terhune star in this outrageously entertaining oater. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
Tonto Basin Outlaws [DVD](1941) DVD
The Range Busters ("Crash" Corrigan, "Dusty" King, Max "Alibi" Terhune) get involved in stopping a cattle-rustling scandal after they enlist with Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders. 60 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Fugitive Valley [DVD](1941) DVD
Wild Western excitement as the Range Busters infiltrate a gang of outlaws known as "the Whip," in order to halt its reign of terror over the Arizona countryside. With Ray Corrigan, John King, Max Terhune. 72 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
The Trail Of The Silver Spurs [DVD](1941) DVD
A mysterious killer is on the loose, eliminating all claims to a gold-rich mine, and it's up to the Range Busters (``Crash'' Corrigan, ``Dusty'' King, ``Alibi'' Terhune) to corral the ranny. 58 min.
The Purple Vigilantes (1938)/Prairie Pioneers [DVD](1941) DVD
No, "The Purple Vigilantes" is not a film about Prince's bodyguards. It's actually about a band of purple-hooded gunmen who wipe a Western hamlet clean, then partake in its riches. Who ya gonna call to stop `em? The Three Mesquiteers, of course! Bob Livingston, Ray Corrigan and Max Terhune star. And, the ever-popular purveyors of sagebrush justice, the Three Mesquiteers, tackle some nasty no-gooders out to swindle a family in a land deal and save the family's son from a murder charge in "Prairie Pioneers." Livingston, Bob Steele and Rufe Davis star. 116 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Wrangler's Roost (1941)/Saddle Mountain Roundup [DVD](1941) DVD
Ray Corrigan, John King and Max Terhune, as the Range Busters, uncover a devious plot involving robberies and an impostor deacon in the rousing epic "Wrangler's Roost." With Forrest Taylor and Gwen Gaze. And, when a cattleman turns up dead, and you're seeing red, who ya gonna call? Range Busters! Everyone's a suspect and only Corrigan, King and Terhune can unravel the tangled mystery in the Western whodunit "Saddle Mountain Roundup." 117 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Boot Hill Bandits [DVD](1942) DVD
Assigned to find a stolen stagecoach loaded with cash, a U.S. marshal's investigation is complicated when he is nearly killed by the outlaw who pulled off the heist. Faking his own death, the lawman enlists the help of the famed Range Busters to bring the crook and his Boot Hill Bandits to justice. Ray Corrigan, John "Dusty" King, Max Terhune star. 56 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
Arizona Stagecoach [DVD](1942) DVD
Giddyup! When a gang of raiders causes problems for the owners of a small stage line, the Range Busters are called in to help. As the heroic cowpokes step up to defeat the ornery outlaws--whose crimes are part of an embezzling plot involving the Wells Fargo Company--they demonstrate their unique brand of frontier justice. Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, John King, and Nell O'Day star. 56 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
Rock River Renegades (1942)/Trail Riders [DVD](1942) DVD
First, in "Rock River Renegades," the Range Busters face ruthless cowpokes led by a slick, ornery cuss who causes all sorts of trouble for the residents of a small town. Ray "Crash" Corrigan, John "Dusty" King, Max "Alibi" Terhune, and John Elliott star. Then, when a gang of blackhats guns down the marshal in the town of Gila Springs, the Busters are called in to bring justice to the community in "Trail Riders." King, Terhune, David Sharpe, Evelyn Finley, and Forrest Taylor star. AKA: "Overland Trail." 111 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
Fox Horror Classics, Vol. 2 [DVD] DVD
In "Chandu the Magician" (1932), Edmund Lowe portrays the radio show mystic in a thrilling screen outing. When his brother-in-law (Henry B. Walthall), the inventor of a powerful death ray, is abducted by the sinister Roxor (Bela Lugosi, who would go on to play Chandu two years later), it's up to Chandu and his mesmerizing stare to stop Roxor's plans of world domination. Then, a remake of 1913's "Balaoo," "Dr. Renault's Secret" (1942) details a young man's startling discovery that his future father-in-law and his weird assistant have been conducting bizarre scientific experiments to turn apes into humans. J. Carrol Naish, Shepperd Strudwick, Lynne Roberts, and George Zucco star. Finally, naive 19th-century farm girl Gene Tierney goes to live with distant relatives at a spooky mansion and becomes immersed in a dark world of mystery and murder, in "Dragonwyck" (1946). With Vincent Price, Walter Huston. Soundtrack: English; audio commentary; featurettes; photo gallery; "Chandu the Magician" radio serial episode; "Dragonwyck" radio broadcast; theatrical trailers; more.
Bullets And Saddles [DVD](1943) DVD
The rousing Range Busters (Ray "Crash" Corrigan, Dennis Moore and Max "Alibi" Terhune) go head to head against a Midas-minded land baron who plans to purchase the territory's surrounding ranches in order to get the right-of-way when a railroad line is constructed. Glenn Strange also stars in this slam-bang adventure, the final film in the series. AKA: "Vengeance in the Saddle." 54 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
Land Of Hunted Men [DVD](1943) DVD
The Range Busters (Ray "Crash" Corrigan, Dennis Moore and Max Terhune) go after a group of ornery riders who've been swiping payroll cash. Needless to say, once the Busters catch up with them, those black hats are going to be sore in the saddle! Phyllis Adair, Charles King also star. 57 min. Soundtrack: English.
Legendary Outlaws Double Feature, Vol. 1: The Great Jesse James Raid (1953)/Renegade Girl [DVD](1946) DVD
In "The Great Jesse James Raid," the notorious outlaw comes out of retirement to join a group of other crooks in a $300,000 mine heist. Little does Jesse know, however, that he's being set up, and with help from other gang members, he tries to outsmart the culprit responsible for the fake-out. Willard Parker, Barbara Payton, Tom Neal, and Jim Bannon star. Then, Ann Savage ("Detour") is a "Renegade Girl," a free-thinking vixen who favors the Rebels during the Civil War, but falls in love with a Union soldier. Alan Curtis and Chief Thundercloud also star in this energetic Western. 138 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English; biographies; theatrical trailer.
The White Gorilla [DVD](1946) DVD
Jungle guide Ray "Crash" Corrigan searches for a treasure in the Cave of the Cyclops on an expedition and faces hippos, stampeding elephants and a young boy with mystical powers over the natives and the animals. But nothing is more frightening than a ferocious albino gorilla, a "seething outcast of ape society." 61 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English mono. Plays All Regions.
Sam Katzman: Icons Of Horror Collection [DVD] DVD
This collection of four chill-packed classics from prolific producer Sam Katzman begins with "Creature with the Atom Brain" (1955), as a down-and-out mobster enlists the aid of a wicked German scientist to create an army of murderous zombies to serve as his personal squad of assassins. Michael Granger, Angela Stevens star. Next, an amnesiac man (Steven Ritch) goes from a guinea pig to "The Werewolf" (1956), suffering the after-effects of an experimental serum coursing through his veins. With Joyce Holden and Don Megowan. Eager treasure hunters have their work cut out for them when a sunken ship off the African coast is found to be loaded with a fortune in diamonds...as well as the "Zombies of Mora Tau" (1957)! Gregg Palmer, Allison Hayes, Morris Ankrum star. AKA: "The Dead That Walk." Then, look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a puppet! It's "The Giant Claw" (1957)! Can Jeff Morrow and Playboy Playmate Mara Corday stop the ferocious, big-beaked alien fowl before it destroys the world? Ankrum, Louis Merrill also star. 4 3/4 hrs. total on two discs. Standard/Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; bonus shorts "Terror Faces Magoo" (1959), "Midnight Blunders" (1936); theatrical trailers.
The Monster That Challenged The World (1957)/It! The Terror From Beyond Space [DVD](1958) DVD
The planet is under attack in "The Monster That Challenged the World" by, in fact, many gigantic snail-like creatures released from their undersea resting place by seismic activity. Tim Holt, Audrey Dalton, and Hans Conried star. Next, an interplanetary ship rescues the sole survivor of a Martian scouting mission and heads for home, unaware that "It! The Terror from Beyond Space" has stowed away in the cargo hold and is slowly approaching the crew's quarters. This unofficial inspiration for "Alien" stars Marshall Thompson, Ann Doran, and Ray "Crash" Corrigan as "It." 152 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: Spanish, French; theatrical trailer.
Corriganville: The Story Of Ray "Crash" Corrigan And His Movie Ranch [DVD](1960) DVD
A true Western icon, Ray "Crash" Corrigan takes you on a tour of his Southern California ranch/film and TV studio in this fantastic documentary. Join the frequent Three Mesquiteer and Range Buster as he shows off the wonders of Corriganville-complete with staged gunfights and footage from the many oaters that were filmed there. 75 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; theatrical trailers. Plays All Regions.

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FILM
It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958) with Marshall Thompson, Shirley Patterson, Ann Doran, and Dabbs Greer
The Domino Kid (1957) with Rory Calhoun, Andrew Duggan, and Yvette Duguay
Zombies of Mora Tau (1957) with Allison Hayes, Gregg Palmer, Autumn Russell, Joel Ashley, Morris Ankrum, and Marjorie Eaton
Apache Ambush (1955) with Bill Williams, Richard Jaeckel, Alex Montoya, Movita, and Tex Ritter
The Great Adventures of Captain Kidd (1953) with Richard Crane, David Bruce, and John Crawford
Killer Ape (1953) with Johnny Weissmuller, Carol Thurston, and Nestor Paiva
Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952) with Bela Lugosi, Duke Mitchell, and Sammy Petrillo
Trail of Robin Hood (1950) with Roy Rogers, Penny Edwards, Gordon Jones, Rex Allen, Allan 'Rocky' Lane, Monte Hale, Tom Tyler, Kermit Maynard, Tom Keene, and Jack Holt
The Adventures of Sir Galahad (1949) with George Reeves, Charles King, William Fawcett, and Lois Hall
Zamba (1949) with Jon Hall, June Vincent, Beau Bridges, and George O'Hanlon
Unknown Island (1948) with Virginia Grey, Philip Reed, Richard Denning, and Barton MacLane
Renegade Girl (1946) with Ann Savage, Alan Curtis, Edward Brophy, Russell Wade, and Jack Holt
The White Gorilla (1946) with Lorraine Miller, George Lewis, Francis Ford, Budd Buster, and Charles King
White Pongo (1945) with Richard Fraser and Maris Wrixon
The Monster and the Ape (1945) with Robert Lowery, George Macready, Ralph Morgan, Carole Mathews, Willie Best, and Bud Osborne
Nabonga (1944) with Buster Crabbe, Barton MacLane, Fifi D'Orsay, Julie London, and Herbert Rawlinson
Captive Wild Woman (1943) with John Carradine, Milburn Stone, Evelyn Ankers, Lloyd Corrigan, Acquanetta, and Martha Vickers
She's for Me (1943) with Grace McDonald, David Bruce, Lois Collier, George Dolenz, Mantan Moreland, Frank Faylen, and Carol Hughes
Bullets and Saddles (1943) with Denny Moore, Max Terhune, Budd Buster, and Glenn Strange
Black Market Rustlers (1943) with Denny Moore, Max Terhune, and Glenn Strange
Cowboy Commandos (1943) with Denny Moore, Max Terhune, Budd Buster, and Bud Osborne
Land of Hunted Men (1943) with Denny Moore, Max Terhune, and Charles King
Rock River Renegades (1942) with John 'Dusty' King, Max Terhune, Christine McIntyre, and Kermit Maynard
Thunder River Feud (1942) with John 'Dusty' King, Max Terhune, Carleton Young, and Budd Buster
The Strange Case of Doctor Rx (1942) with Patric Knowles, Lionel Atwill, Anne Gwynne, Shemp Howard, Paul Cavanagh, and Mantan Moreland
Dr. Renault's Secret (1942) with J. Carrol Naish, Lynne Roberts, and George Zucco
Arizona Stagecoach (1942) with John 'Dusty' King, Max Terhune, Charles King, Kermit Maynard, and Slim Whitaker
Boot Hill Bandits (1942) with John 'Dusty' King, Max Terhune, Glenn Strange, and Budd Buster
Texas Trouble Shooters (1942) with John 'Dusty' King, Max Terhune, Glenn Strange, and Kermit Maynard
Tumbledown Ranch in Arizona (1941) with John 'Dusty' King and Max Terhune
Underground Rustlers (1941) with John 'Dusty' King, Max Terhune, and Bud Osborne
Tonto Basin Outlaws (1941) with John 'Dusty' King, Max Terhune, Tristram Coffin, Rex Lease, and Budd Buster
Saddle Mountain Roundup (1941) with John 'Dusty' King, Max Terhune, Jack Mulhall, and Willie Fung
Fugitive Valley (1941) with John 'Dusty' King, Max Terhune, and Glenn Strange
Wrangler's Roost (1941) with John 'Dusty' King and Max Terhune
The Kid's Last Ride (1941) with John 'Dusty' King, Max Terhune, and Glenn Strange
Trail of the Silver Spurs (1941) with John 'Dusty' King, Max Terhune, and Dorothy Short
The Range Busters (1940) with John 'Dusty' King, Max Terhune, Frank LaRue, and Kermit Maynard
Trailing Double Trouble (1940) with John 'Dusty' King, Max Terhune, and Kenne Duncan
West of Pinto Basin (1940) with John 'Dusty' King, Max Terhune, Tristram Coffin, Bud Osborne, and Budd Buster
New Frontier (1939) with John Wayne, Raymond Hatton, Jennifer Jones, Dave O'Brien, and Bud Osborne
Wyoming Outlaw (1939) with John Wayne, Raymond Hatton, Don 'Red' Barry, Charles Middleton, Elmo Lincoln, and Yakima Canutt
Three Texas Steers (1939) with John Wayne, Max Terhune, and Carole Landis
The Night Riders (1939) with John Wayne, Max Terhune, Tom Tyler, and Kermit Maynard
Red River Range (1938) with John Wayne, Max Terhune, Polly Moran, Lorna Gray, and Kirby Grant
Santa Fe Stampede (1938) with John Wayne and Max Terhune
Overland Stage Raiders (1938) with John Wayne, Max Terhune, Louise Brooks, John Archer, Arch Hall Sr., and Frank LaRue
Pals of the Saddle (1938) with John Wayne and Max Terhune
Heroes of the Hills (1938) with Robert Livingston, Max Terhune, Priscilla Lawson, and Carleton Young
Riders of the Black Hills (1938) with Robert Livingston and Max Terhune
Outlaws of Sonora (1938) with Robert Livingston, Max Terhune, Jack Mulhall, and Frank LaRue
Call the Mesquiteers (1938) with Robert Livingston, Max Terhune, and Lynne Roberts
Purple Vigilantes (1938) with Robert Livingston, Max Terhune, and Joan Barclay
Join the Marines (1937) with Paul Kelly, June Travis, Reginald Denny, Sterling Holloway, Carleton Young, and William Hopper
Wild Horse Rodeo (1937) with Robert Livingston, Max Terhune, and Roy Rogers
The Trigger Trio (1937) with Max Terhune, Ralph Byrd, and Willie Fung
Heart of the Rockies (1937) with Robert Livingston, Max Terhune, Lynne Roberts, J.P. McGowan, Yakima Canutt, and Guy Wilkerson
Range Defenders (1937) with Robert Livingston, Max Terhune, and Yakima Canutt
The Painted Stallion (1937) with Hoot Gibson, Duncan Renaldo, and Yakima Canutt
Come On, Cowboys! (1937) with Robert Livingston, Max Terhune, Maxine Doyle, Willie Fung, and Yakima Canutt
Gunsmoke Ranch (1937) with Robert Livingston, Max Terhune, Kenneth Harlan, Yakima Canutt, and Robert Walker
Hit the Saddle (1937) with Robert Livingston, Max Terhune, Rita Hayworth, J.P. McGowan, and Yakima Canutt
The Riders of the Whistling Skull (1937) with Robert Livingston, Max Terhune, C. Montague Shaw, and Yakima Canutt
Darkest Africa (1936) with Clyde Beatty
The Leathernecks Have Landed (1936) with Lew Ayres, Isabel Jewell, James Ellison, J. Carrol Naish, and Ward Bond
Undersea Kingdom (1936) with Lois Wilde, Monte Blue, Raymond Hatton, C. Montague Shaw, Smiley Burnette, and Lon Chaney Jr.
Roarin' Lead (1936) with Robert Livingston, Max Terhune, and Yakima Canutt
Country Gentlemen (1936) with Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Joyce Compton, and Lila Lee
Ghost-Town Gold (1936) with Robert Livingston, Max Terhune, and Yakima Canutt
The Vigilantes Are Coming (1936) with Robert Livingston, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Raymond Hatton, and Yakima Canutt
The Three Mesquiteers (1936) with Robert Livingston, Syd Saylor, J.P. McGowan, and Milburn Stone
Dante's Inferno (1935) with Spencer Tracy, Claire Trevor, Scotty Beckett, and Rita Hayworth
Night Life of the Gods (1935) with Alan Mowbray
Tomorrow's Youth (1935) with John Miljan, Martha Sleeper, Gloria Shea, Dickie Moore, Franklin Pangborn, Barbara Bedford, and Jane Darwell
Murder in the Private Car (1934) with Charlie Ruggles and Una Merkel
Tarzan and His Mate (1934) with Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Neil Hamilton, and Paul Cavanagh

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