biography

Famed horror great Lon Chaney Jr. was born Creighton Chaney on February 10, 1906, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. At that time his father, future silent screen star Lon Chaney, was a poor vaudevillian who had taken his family on the road. By the time young Creighton was ten years old, his parents' marriage had dissolved, but Lon Chaney's film career had begun, and the family's fortune took a turn for the better. Discouraged by his father in looking to acting as a profession, Creighton Chaney took on a succession of menial jobs until his marriage to wife Dorothy in 1926; the couple eventually had two sons, born in 1928 and 1930. With a family to support, Creighton Chaney went to work for his father-in-law's company. It wasn't until after his father's death in 1930 that Creighton Chaney considered taking up acting. His father's name helped him get his foot in the door, and in the early 1930s he was given small roles in films. An early starring role for Chaney came in the 1932 RKO serial The Last Frontier, but his career lacked real momentum until he agreed to change his name to Lon Chaney Jr. in the mid 1930s. (Later in his career, he dropped the "Junior" designation and was billed as "Lon Chaney.") After ten years, his marriage to Dorothy fell apart, and Chaney married second wife Patsy in 1937.

Although Chaney appeared in more than 60 films between 1932 and 1939, his career lacked direction until he was cast as Lennie Small in the 1939 film Of Mice and Men, in which he delivered the strongest performance of his career. Finally a star in his own right, in 1941 he signed a contract with Universal to do a string of mostly horror films, including The Wolf Man, for which he is best remembered today. During his tenure at Universal, Chaney portrayed the Wolf Man, Dracula, the Mummy, and even Frankenstein, a feat no other actor can boast. However, Chaney also did a number of westerns, and he also proved to be excellent in comedies and dramas.

the films of lon chaney jr.

Scream in the Night (1935) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Lon Chaney Jr.

Lobby card from Scream in the Night

Undersea Kingdom (1936) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

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

From Republic's thrilling-yet-campy science fiction serial Undersea Kingdom with star Ray Corrigan and Lee Van Atta

Charlie Chan in the City of Darkness (1939) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Lon Chaney Jr.

With Leo G. Carroll and Sidney Toler in Charlie Chan in the City of Darkness

Man Made Monster (1941) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

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Man Made Monster was Lon Chaney's first Universal horror film. LEFT and CENTER: With Lionel Atwill. RIGHT. Chaney as Dan McCormick

The Wolf Man (1941) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

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Chaney's most famous role as Larry Talbot, the Wolf Man. Also pictured is Evelyn Ankers

The Mummy's Tomb (1942)

Lon Chaney Jr. and Turhan Bey

Lon Chaney Jr.portrays the title character opposite Turhan Bey in Universal's The Mummy's Tomb

The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Lionel Atwill and Lon Chaney Jr.

With Lionel Atwill in Universal's underrated The Ghost of Frankenstein

Son of Dracula (1943) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

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As the vampire in Son of Dracula

Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Lon Chaney Jr.

With fellow horror great Bela Lugosi as Frankenstein in Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man. Ironically, in 1930 Lugosi turned down the role of Frankenstein's monster, which made Boris Karloff a star

The Mummy's Curse (1944) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Lon Chaney Jr.

Chaney as the mummy Kharis in The Mummy's Curse

The Mummy's Ghost (1944) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Lon Chaney Jr.

As the mummy Kharis in The Mummy's Ghost

Weird Woman (1944)

Lon Chaney Jr. and Evelyn Ankers

Chaney with frequent co-star Evelyn Ankers in Weird Woman, part of Universal's Inner Sanctum series of films

House of Dracula (1945) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Martha O'Driscoll, Lon Chaney Jr., Ludwig Stossel, and Glenn Strange

From the last of Universal's seven Frankenstein horror flicks House of Dracula. Pictured are Martha O'Driscoll, Lon Chaney Jr., Ludwig Stossel, and Glenn Strange

My Favorite Brunette (1947) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Peter Lorre, Bob Hope, and Lon Chaney Jr.

From the Paramount comedy My Favorite Brunette with Bob Hope and Peter Lorre

Behave Yourself! (1951) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Lon Chaney Jr., Farley Granger, and Glenn Anders

From RKO's comedy Behave Yourself! with Farley Granger and Glenn Anders

The Black Castle (1952) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Lon Chaney Jr., Michael Pate, Stephen McNally, and Rita Corday

Scene from The Black Castle with Michael Pate, Stephen McNally, and Rita Corday

Big House, U.S.A. (1955) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Charles Bronson, William Talman, Ralph Meeker, and Lon Chaney Jr.

From the United Artists crime drama Big House, U.S.A. with Charles Bronson, William Talman, and Ralph Meeker

Indestructible Man (1956) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Lon Chaney Jr.

Executed convict Lon Chaney is brought back to life, only to kill again, in Indestructible Man, one of Chaney's best low-budget films of the 1950s

The Defiant Ones (1958)

Lon Chaney Jr.

As Big Sam in the Stanley Kramer drama The Defiant Ones

House of the Black Death (1965) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Lon Chaney Jr., Tom Drake, and Andrea King

With Tom Drake and Andrea King in Jerry Warren's campy horror flick House of the Black Death

Dracula Vs. Frankenstein (1971) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Lon Chaney Jr.

As Groton in Al Adamson's Dracula Vs. Frankenstein, which was Chaney's last film

later years

By the end of the 1940s, Universal had milked its monsters for all they were worth, and the genre faded. Chaney left Universal to freelance and did quite well, working in numerous films throughout the 1950s and 1960s, often of a low-budget nature. Many of Chaney's low-rent horror flicks are now cult classics, including Indestructible Man (1956; with Max Showalter, aka Casey Adams), The Alligator People (1959; with Beverly Garland), Spider Baby (1964; with Carol Ohmart), Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967; with Joi Lansing), and Dracula Vs. Frankenstein (1971; with Anthony Eisley and Regina Carrol).

By the 1960s, years of alcoholism had taken its toll on Chaney's health and career, and in addition Chaney was suffering from a myriad of health problems. His final role came in Al Adamson's cult classic Dracula Vs. Frankenstein. Chaney passed away on July 12, 1973, at the age of 67. He was survived by his second wife, Patsy, two sons from his first marriage, and nine grandchildren.

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TELEVISION
Hawkeye And The Last Of The Mohicans, Vol. 1 [DVD] DVD
Chaney's late 1950s TV series. Includes "The Search," "The Delaware Hoax," "False Witness," and "Hawkeye's Homecoming." 102 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.

Hawkeye And The Last Of The Mohicans, Vol. 2 [DVD] DVD
Chaney's late 1950s TV series. Includes "Snake Tattoo," "Medicine Man," "Scape Goat," and "The Contest." 102 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.

Hawkeye And The Last Of The Mohicans, Vol. 3 [DVD] DVD
Includes "The Threat," "The Promised Valley," "Way Station," and "The Contest." 102 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.

Hawkeye And The Last Of The Mohicans, Vol. 4 [DVD] DVD
Includes the episodes "Girl," "Morristown," "Reckoning," and "The Washington Story." 98 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.

Golden Age Theater, Vol. 3 [DVD] DVD
Includes "The Adolescent" with Ida Lupino; Vincent Price in "The Brainwashing of John Hayes"; Charles Boyer and Jeanette Nolan in "A Place of His Own"; and "The Golden Junkman" with Lon Chaney, Jr. 100 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.

Have Gun Will Travel: The Complete Second Season [DVD](1958) DVD
All 39 episodes from season two--including "The Man Who Wouldn't Talk," "The Ballad of Oscar Wilde," "The Moor's Revenge," "The Scorched Feather," and "Gold and Brimstone"--are collected in a six-disc set. 16 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; biographies.


FILM
The Lon Chaney Collection [DVD] DVD
First, a treasure hunter kills his partner after they find pirate loot, in "Manfish" (1956). Lon Chaney, Jr. stars with Victor Jory and John Bromfield. Next, Lon plays an aging Greek immigrant seeking a college education, in "The Golden Junkman," a 1956 episode of the "Telephone Time" program. Then, a small-town sheriff (Chaney) investigates a case of infidelity and murder, in "The Case of Joe Slade," a 1960 episode of "Lock-Up." Finally, silent but deadly Lon is "The Indestructible Man" (1956), a re-animated criminal seeking revenge on the cohorts who sent him to the chair. Max Showalter and Marian Carr also star. 4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; featurette; photo gallery.

Vintage Thrillers (Special Edition) (Six-DVD Set) [DVD] DVD
Packaged in a black leatherette case, this four-disc set includes "The Most Dangerous Game" (1932), "The Sphinx" (1933), "Murder by Television," and "Torture Ship."

The Last Frontier [DVD](1932) DVD
A thrill-a-minute Western serial (the only serial produced by RKO) teeming with hair-breadth escapes, blazing gun battles and cattle stampedes. Lon Chaney, Jr. plays a newspaper editor determined to squash a plot by money-hungry traders to supply guns to Indians and drive settlers away. With Francis X. Bushman, Jr., Richard Neil, Dorothy Gulliver. 12 chapters; 209 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; biographies; theatrical trailers.

Bird Of Paradise [DVD](1932) DVD
Lavish Hawaiian location shots and great special effects highlight this early South Seas drama, with Joel McCrea as a Western playboy who falls for native beauty Dolores Del Rio. John Halliday, Lon Chaney, Jr. and an erupting volcano star; King Vidor directs. 82 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.

The Most Dangerous Game (B&W/Color Versions)(1932) DVD
Deranged big game hunter Count Zaroff (Leslie Banks) forces the reluctant guests on his remote island to become the quarry in his latest hunt, in this classic thriller directed by "King Kong" co-creator Ernest B. Schoedsack (and featuring many of that film's jungle sets). Joel McCrea, Fay Wray and Robert Armstrong also star. Includes both the original black-and-white and newly colorized versions. 63 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; featurette; interviews; theatrical trailers.

The Three Musketeers [DVD](1933) DVD
Daredevil thrills and spills, as John Wayne and the men of the Foreign Legion battle villainous El Shaitan and his "Circle of Death." Dumas and the desert meet in this Mascot serial, co-starring Raymond Hatton, Creighton (Lon) Chaney, and Noah Beery, Jr. 12 chapters; 215 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; scene access.

The Shadow Of Silk Lennox [DVD](1935) DVD
An underground nightclub owner is called on the carpet for his dirty dealings by a G-man who has gone undercover. Lon Chaney, Jr., Dean Benton and Jack Mulhall star in this shadowy thriller. 60 min.

A Scream In The Night [DVD](1935) DVD
Lon Chaney, Jr. plays two roles in this dazzling detective thriller. He and his partner must track down a big-time jewel thief and his disfigured right-hand man (also Chaney) when the crooks kidnap a friend of the sleuth's and steal her valuable ruby. Manuel Lopez and Sheila Terry co-star. AKA: "Murder in Morocco," "A Scream in the Dark," "The Secret of Buddha." 58 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.

Ace Drummond [DVD](1936) DVD
When a murderous villain known as the Dragon disrupts the Mongolian link in a worldwide airline service, top aviator Ace Drummond joins with a missing archeologist's daughter to foil the scheme. High-flying serial fun, based on a character crated by real-life ace Eddie Rickenbacker, stars John King, Jean Rogers, Noah Beery, Jr.; look for Lon Chaney, Jr. as Ivan. 13 chapters; 235 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English mono. Plays All Regions.

Charlie Chan, Vol. 4 [DVD] DVD
Four Charlie Chan classics are included in this collection. First, in "Charlie Chan in Honolulu" (1938), the dynamite detective must deal with a variety of shady characters when a murder occurs aboard a freighter on its way to Hawaii. Sidney Toler, Phyllis Brooks, Victor Sen Young star. Next, a divorcee in Nevada is accused of killing a hotel guest, in "Charlie Chan in Reno" (1939), with Toler, Ricardo Cortez, Phyllis Brooks. Then, in "Charlie Chan at Treasure Island" (1939), the gumshoe heads to San Francisco to investigate what role a phony mystic played in the death of his friend. Toler, Victor Sen Young, Cesar Romero star. Lastly, in "Charlie Chan in City in Darkness" (1939), our hero travels to Paris to reunite with some WWI buddies and solve the murder of a munitions manufacturer. With Toler, Lynn Bari, Richard Clarke. 4 3/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; audio commentary; featurettes; "making of" documentary; photo gallery; theatrical trailers.

Charlie Chan, Vol. 3 [DVD] DVD
Five Charlie Chan classics are included in this collection. First, in "Behind That Curtain" (1929), Chan's investigation of a private dick's murder gets him involved in a romantic mystery that spans from India to San Francisco. E.L. Park, Warner Baxter, Lois Moran star. Next, "The Black Camel" (1931) has Chan trying to find out who killed a beautiful starlet and uncover if the crime is related to another slaying three years earlier. Warner Oland, Bela Lugosi and Robert Young star. Then, "Charlie Chan's Secret" (1936) concerns the killing of a young heir, and his attempts to prevent any additional deaths from happening. With Oland, Rosina Lawrence, Charles Quigley. In "Charlie Chan on Broadway" (1937), our hero races to locate the gangsters who gave a nightclub singer her final bow. Features Oland, Keye Luke, Joan Marsh. Finally, in "Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo" (1937), the detective's vacation is cut short by the deaths of a casino worker and a former gangster. With Oland, Luke and Virginia Field. 4 3/4 hrs. total on four discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; audio commentary; featurettes; photo gallery; lost Chan film re-creation.

Secret Agent X-9 [DVD](1937) DVD
When the crown jewels of Belgravia are stolen, it's up to intrepid government lawman Scott Kolk to track down the international jewel thief responsible--a crafty guy named Brenda (!?)--and break up his gang. Jean Rogers, Henry Brandon and Lon Chaney, Jr. also star. 12 chapters; 235 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; biogrpahies; theatrical trailers.

The Mr. Moto Collection, Vol. 2 [DVD] DVD
Peter Lorre returns as the self-effacing Japanese sleuth in this four-disc collection of mysteries. Originally intended as a Charlie Chan adventure, "Mr. Moto's Gamble" (1938) finds the detective trying to find out who poisoned a boxer. Keye Luke co-stars as Lee Chan. In "Mr. Moto in Danger Island" (1939), he's sent by the U.S. government to Puerto Rico to bust up some diamond smugglers who've already killed one investigator. "Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation" (1939) but must go to work anyway, guarding the recently discovered crown of the Queen of Sheba from a group of criminals out to steal it. Lionel Atwill also stars. Finally, in "Mr. Moto's Last Warning" (1939), he must foil a plot to sabotage the French fleet as it passes through the Suez Canal. With John Carradine. 4 3/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; audio commentary; featurettes. Also includes the 1965 feature "The Return of Mr. Moto," with Henry Silva in the title role.

Alexander's Ragtime Band [DVD](1938) DVD
Terrific tuner follows society boy Tyrone Power, who decides to play ragtime instead of classical music and forms his own group. While he struggles, singer/girlfriend Alice Faye opts for a Broadway stint and marriage to pianist Don Ameche. Years later, after World War I, Power and Faye tearfully reunite. Ethel Merman co-stars; "Now It Can Be Told" and "My Walking Stick" are among the more than two dozen Irving Berlin songs featured. 106 min.

Cheyenne Rides Again [DVD](1938) DVD
Action-packed western has Tom Tyler working his way into an outlaw gang in order to put the kibosh on their plans to take over cattle ranchers' territory. With Lucille Browne, Lon Chaney, Jr., and sidekick Jimmy Fox, who sings "Storybook Cowboy." 56 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.

Josette [DVD](1938) DVD
Angry that their wealthy father has fallen under the spell of a gold-digging chanteuse, siblings Don Ameche and Robert Young seek the woman out for a confrontation. It gets bad when they mistakenly pursue understudy Simone Simone...and it gets worse when they each find themselves falling for her. Frothy comedy also stars Bert Lahr, Joan Davis, Lynn Bari, William Collier, Sr. 74 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.

Jesse James [DVD](1939) DVD
A slightly fictionalized (and romanticized) retelling of the lives of outlaw brothers Jesse (Tyrone Power) and Frank (Henry Fonda) James, the circumstances that drove them to crime and the violent end to Jesse's life. Classic Western entertainment; co-stars Randolph Scott, Nancy Kelly. 106 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; theatrical trailer; newsreel footage.

Frontier Marshal [DVD](1939) DVD
Randolph Scott plays lawman Wyatt Earp to Cesar Romero's Doc Holliday in this rousing retelling of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Great B-western, directed by Allan Dwan; Fox and John Ford would give the same story the "A" treatment eight short years later in "My Darling Clementine." Nancy Kelly, John Carradine, Ward Bond, Binnie Barnes co-star. 71 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.

Of Mice And Men [DVD](1939) DVD
Magnificent adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel is set in the Depression-era West, where George (Burgess Meredith), an itinerant farm worker, travels from job to job with his pal Lennie (Lon Chaney, Jr.), a mentally challenged man with incredible strength. After taking a job at a ranch, tragedy strikes through a series of incidents involving their boss's bully son and his bored wife. With Betty Field, Bob Steele and Noah Beery, Jr. Directed by Lewis Milestone; music by Aaron Copeland. 106 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English PCM mono.

The Cecil B. DeMille Collection [DVD] DVD
Cecil B. DeMille's epic "The Sign of the Cross" (1932) stars Fredric March as the Roman prefect in love with Christian martyr Elissa Landi, Charles Laughton as depraved emperor Nero, and Claudette Colbert as his scheming wife, Poppea. After abandoning a bubonic plague-infested ship, "Four Frightened People" (1934) take a perilous journey through a jungle inhabited by fierce animals and a tribe of wild natives. Colbert, Herbert Marshall star. "Cleopatra" (1934) is loaded with spectacular Roman sets, armies of soldiers, half-naked dancing girls, and a sultry Colbert as the seductive Queen of the Nile. With Henry Wilcoxon, Warren William. "The Crusades" (1935) is the sweeping drama of England's King Richard the Lion-Hearted leading his armies into battle in the Holy Land against the Muslim forces of Saladin. Wilcoxon, Loretta Young star. Feuding rail magnates, brave settlers, Indian attacks, and a timely arrival by the U.S. Cavalry were blended in "Union Pacific" (1939), DeMille's takeon the building of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869. Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea star. 9 1/2 hrs. total on five discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish.

Riders Of Death Valley [DVD](1941) DVD
The Riders are a band of do-gooder vigilantes who come to the aid of a miner's daughter when some lowdown rannies try to steal her inheritance. Exciting Western chapterplay stars Dick Foran, Leo Carrillo, Charles Bickford, Lon Chaney, Jr., Guinn Williams, and Buck Jones. 15 episodes.

Universal Horror: Classic Movie Archive [DVD] DVD
Greedy relatives wait for their wealthy aunt to die so they can collect the inheritance, in "The Black Cat" (1941). One of them murders her, but that's only the start of the killing of heirs and the old lady's many cats--who must die before the money is released. Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi star. A group of people travels to "Horror Island" (1941) in search of hidden treasure, but wind up getting picked off one at a time by a mysterious cloaked figure. With Dick Foran, Peggy Moran. Lon Chaney, Jr. makes his horror film debut as the "Man Made Monster" (1941), a sideshow freak who becomes a guinea pig for mad scientist Lionel Atwill's plot to build a race of supermen. A man whose legs were amputated and replaced by prosthetics stalks the doctors he blames for his handicap, in "Night Monster" (1942). Ralph Morgan, Lugosi, Atwill star. And, "Captive Wild Woman" (1943) finds doc John Carradine injecting an orangutan with a dying woman's blood, transforming it into a beautiful she-creature that turns into a murderous anthropoid when her jealous streak is aroused. Acquanetta co-stars. 5 1/2 hrs. total on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French; theatrical trailers.

Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection [Blu-ray]
Eight-disc set includes "Dracula" (1931), the Spanish-language version of "Dracula" (1931), "Frankenstein" (1931), "The Mummy" (1932), "The Invisible Man" (1933), "Bride of Frankenstein," "The Wolf Man" (1941), "Phantom of the Opera" (1943), and both the regular and 3D versions of "The Creature from the Black Lagoon," plus audio commentary, documentaries, interviews, a collectible 48-page book, and more.

The Wolf Man [Blu-ray](1941)
"Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolf bane blooms and the autumn moon is bright." Classic chiller stars Lon Chaney, Jr. as a man marked with the sign of the beast. Returning to his family's Welsh ancestral home, Chaney is the recipient of a lycanthropic curse when he's attacked by a vicious werewolf. With Claude Rains, Evelyn Ankers, Bela Lugosi, and the ever-wizened Maria Ouspenskaya. 70 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English DTS HD mono Master Audio, French DTS Surround mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish; audio commentary; featurettes; more.

The Wolf Man [DVD](1941) DVD
"Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolf bane blooms and the autumn moon is bright." Classic chiller stars Lon Chaney, Jr. as a man marked with the sign of the beast. Returning to his family's Welsh ancestral home, Chaney is the recipient of a lycanthropic curse when he's attacked by a vicious werewolf. With Claude Rains, Evelyn Ankers, Bela Lugosi, and the ever-wizened Maria Ouspenskaya. 70 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French; audio commentary; "making of" documentary; filmographies; theatrical trailer.

Billy The Kid [DVD](1941) DVD
Robert Taylor plays Henry McCarty, aka William Bonney, aka Billy the Kid, in this guns-a-blazin' saga that traces Billy's involvement with the Lockhart outlaws and U.S. marshal and old friend Jim Sherwood (based on Pat Garrett). Brian Donlevy, Lon Chaney, Jr., and Ian Hunter co-star. 95 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.

Overland Mail [DVD](1942) DVD
Two-fisted lawman Jim Lane (Lon Chaney, Jr.) and sidekick Sierra Pete (Noah Beery, Jr.) are called on to corral the crooks who are interfering with stagecoach deliveries of mail throughout the West in this exciting Universal frontier serial. With Helen Parrish and Noah Beery, Sr. 15 episodes. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.

Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection [DVD] DVD
Twenty-one-disc set includes "Dracula: Complete Legacy Collection," "Frankenstein: Complete Legacy Collection," "The Wolf Man: Complete Legacy Collection," "The Mummy: Complete Legacy Collection," "The Invisible Man: Complete Legacy Collection," "Creature from the Black Lagoon: Complete Legacy Collection," and "The Phantom of the Opera" (1943).

Dracula: Complete Legacy Collection [DVD] DVD
A kindly researcher (Onslow Stevens) comes to regret his decisions to help Count Dracula (John Carradine) and lycanthrope Larry Talbot (Lon Chaney, Jr.) find release from their respective curses in the monster rally "House of Dracula" (1945). With Lionel Atwill, Martha O'Driscoll, Skelton Knaggs, and Glenn Strange as the Frankenstein Monster. Four-disc set also includes "Dracula" (1931), the Spanish-language version of "Dracula" (1931), "Dracula's Daughter," "Son of Dracula," "House of Frankenstein," and "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein."

The Mummy's Ghost (1944)/The Mummy's Curse [DVD](1944) DVD
Finding the reincarnation of his ancient priestess in the form of a college student in New England, Lon Chaney, Jr.'s mummy goes on a rampage, trying to return her to her final resting place. John Carradine, George Zucco and Ramsay Ames also star in this terror favorite from Universal. Then, after being retrieved from their quicksand tomb from the third movie, Kharis the Mummy (Lon Chaney, Jr.) and his princess (Virginia Christine) are taken to Louisiana in order to be studied by scientists. Soon after their arrival, the creepy couple breaks out, causing horror in the bayou. Peter Coe and Dennis Moore co-star. 122 min. total. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; theatrical trailers.

Cobra Woman [DVD](1944) DVD
In the South Seas, a young woman (Maria Montez) is spirited away by kidnappers to a neighboring isle, leading her betrothed (Jon Hall) and his best friend (Sabu) on a quest to get her back. It turns out that the abductee is the separated-at-birth sister of a snake cult's high priestess (Montez)...and she doesn't want any competition for her crown. Colorful, gloriously campy adventure co-stars Lon Chaney, Jr., Samuel S. Hinds; Robert Siodmak directs. 68 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.

Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man (1943)/House Of Frankenstein [DVD](1945) DVD
Cursed lycanthrope Lon Chaney, Jr.'s search for a cure leads him to Castle Frankenstein and a fateful encounter with monster Bela Lugosi. Terrifying team-up also stars Ilona Massey, Maria Ouspenskaya. Then, Universal pulled out all the stops for this monster medley that features Boris Karloff as a mad doctor who takes over a travelling sideshow whose main exhibits are the bodies of Dracula (John Carradine) and the Frankenstein Monster (Glenn Strange). Along the way, who should they pick up but the Wolf Man (Lon Chaney, Jr.)! With J. Carrol Naish, Elena Verdugo, Lionel Atwill. 143 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish; theatrical trailers; filmographies.

Frankenstein: Complete Legacy Collection [DVD] DVD
Four-disc set includes "Frankenstein" (1931), "Bride of Frankenstein," "Son of Frankenstein," "The Ghost of Frankenstein," "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man," "House of Frankenstein," "House of Dracula," and "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein."

Desert Command [DVD](1946) DVD
This is the featurized version of the 1933 serial "The Three Musketeers," in which a young John Wayne leads his Foreign Legion men against the evil El Shaitan and his terrifying troops. Raymond Hatton, Noah Beery, Jr. also star. 72 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.

My Favorite Brunette [DVD](1947) DVD
While looking after his detective neighbor's office, baby photographer Bob Hope's dream of being a private eye lands him on Death Row in this laugh-a-minute spoof. Hired by lovely Dorothy Lamour to track down her missing uncle, Hope tangles with crooks Charles Dingle, Lon Chaney, Jr. and Peter Lorre and winds up framed for murder. 87 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English mono; scene access.

Albuquerque [DVD](1948) DVD
In this sagebrush saga, Randolph Scott plays the nephew of a powerful town boss who is attempting to drive a small stagecoach line out of business, forcing Scott to take sides against his unscrupulous uncle. George Cleveland, Russell Hayden, Lon Chaney, Jr., and Barbara Britton also star. 91 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish.

Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein [DVD](1948) DVD
Universal tossed their most popular ghouls--Dracula, the Wolf Man, and Frankenstein's Monster--in this comedic monster mash, with Abbott and Costello trying to dodge Bela Lugosi (as Dracula), who wants to put Lou's brain inside the Monster's head. With Lon Chaney, Jr., Glenn Strange. 83 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French; audio commentary; "making of" documentary; production notes; biographies; photo gallery; theatrical trailer.

Behave Yourself! [DVD](1951) DVD
Comedy-thriller stars Shelley Winters and Farley Granger as a couple on the run when the stray dog they take in turns out to be a trained "crime dog" that the bad guys want back. With William Demarest, Sheldon Leonard, Lon Chaney, Jr. 81 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English mono. Plays All Regions.

Bride Of The Gorilla [DVD](1951) DVD
Jungle action and voodoo terror in the African tropics, as doctor Raymond Burr marries beautiful Barbara Payton, only to find himself the victim of a man-beast's curse. Co-stars Lon Chaney, Jr. 65 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English mono. Plays All Regions.

Only The Valiant (Remastered Edition) [Blu-ray](1951)
Gregory Peck stars as a rigid Cavalry captain who alienates the men under his command after sending a popular young lieutenant on a suicide mission. Now, Peck must defend a deserted army fort from an impending Apache attack with only the help of a small group of angry soldiers who have to reluctantly rely on his tactical expertise to keep them alive. Barbara Payton, Gig Young, Ward Bond, Lon Chaney, Jr., Neville Brand co-star. 105 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Only The Valiant (Remastered Edition) [DVD](1951) DVD
Gregory Peck stars as a rigid Cavalry captain who alienates the men under his command after sending a popular young lieutenant on a suicide mission. Now, Peck must defend a deserted army fort from an impending Apache attack with only the help of a small group of angry soldiers who have to reluctantly rely on his tactical expertise to keep them alive. Barbara Payton, Gig Young, Ward Bond, Lon Chaney, Jr., Neville Brand co-star. 105 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.

The Boris Karloff Collection [DVD] DVD
Boris Karloff is an ailing scientist who gets abducted by a gang of thieves who want to get their hands on his latest invention: a device that neutralizes burglar alarms, in "Night Key" (1937). Jean Rogers co-stars. The bloody reign of King Richard III is chronicled in "Tower of London" (1939), with Basil Rathbone as the crippled monarch who eliminates all rivals with the help of bald, clubfooted executioner Karloff. A young Vincent Price also stars. "The Climax" (1944) has Karloff as a Paris Opera House physician obsessed with a beautiful singer he believes to be the reincarnation of the star he murdered years earlier. Based on a Robert Louis Stevenson story, "The Strange Door" (1951) stars Charles Laughton as a 17th-century nobleman who who imprisons his brother in a dungeon after he marries Laughton's true love. Karloff co-stars as Laughton's reluctant henchman. And, "The Black Castle" (1952) follows an English aristocrat who vows revenge against the 18th-century Austrian count who murdered two of his friends. Karloff and Lon Chaney, Jr. star. 7 hrs. total on three discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French.

Battles Of Chief Pontiac [DVD](1952) DVD
Set in the British occupied wilderness of 1700s Northwest America, this fast-paced actioner stars Lex Barker as a frontiersman who negotiates a peace between the Redcoats and Indian chief Lon Chaney, Jr. When a treacherous officer scuttles the treaty and war erupts, Barker must choose sides. With Helen Westcott, Berry Kroeger. 72 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.

High Noon (60th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray](1952)
Four Academy Awards, including Gary Cooper's second Best Actor Oscar, went to director Fred Zinnemann's landmark western drama. Cooper shines as retiring frontier marshal Will Kane, who must stand alone when a vengeance-seeking outlaw comes to town. Grace Kelly co-stars as Kane's new Quaker wife; with Lloyd Bridges, Katy Jurado, Ian MacDonald, Thomas Mitchell. 85 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; "making of" documentary; theatrical trailer.

High Noon (60th Anniversary Edition) [DVD](1952) DVD
Four Academy Awards, including Gary Cooper's second Best Actor Oscar, went to director Fred Zinnemann's landmark western drama. Cooper shines as retiring frontier marshal Will Kane, who must stand alone when a vengeance-seeking outlaw comes to town. Grace Kelly co-stars as Kane's new Quaker wife; with Lloyd Bridges, Katy Jurado, Ian MacDonald, Thomas Mitchell. 85 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; "making of" documentary; theatrical trailer.

The Bushwhackers [DVD](1952) DVD
Putting aside a vow never to use a gun again, a Civil War veteran cleans up a corrupt western town. John Ireland, Dorothy Malone and Lon Chaney, Jr. star. 67 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.

Gary Cooper: The Signature Collection [DVD] DVD
Former Confederate officer Gary Cooper poses as a U.S. marshal to bring down some outlaw brothers in the rough-and-tumble Texas town of "Dallas" (1950). Ruth Roman, Steve Cochran co-star. Coop is a disgraced Union officer who joins up with a band of horse rustlers working for the Confederacy, but whose side is he really on, in "Springfield Rifle" (1952). With Phyllis Thaxter, Lon Chaney, Jr. Charlton Heston co-stars with Cooper in "The Wreck of the Mary Deare" (1959), the story of a ship salvager who helps the lone remaining crew member of a grounded boat who is accused of destroying the vessel. This five-disc set also includes "Sergeant York" and "The Fountainhead." 9 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.

Raiders Of The Seven Seas [DVD](1953) DVD
After the great pirate Barbarossa (John Payne) escapes from a Spanish prison with fellow inmates he recruits as his seafaring crew, he takes to the waters with a stolen vessel and a countess (Donna Reed) he intends to hold for a hefty ransom. However, the swashbuckler's dark heart is soon melted by her charms, leading him to chart an even more dangerous course. With Gerald Mohr, Lon Chaney, Jr. 88 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.

A Lion Is In The Streets [DVD](1953) DVD
James Cagney turns in an electrifying performance as a slick Deep South politician who uses his poor sharecropping constituents to further his own career. Eventually he runs for governor, but along the way is infected with the corruption that permeates the state. Barbara Hale, Anne Francis, and Lon Chaney, Jr. co-star. 88 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.

Casanova's Big Night [DVD](1954) DVD
Who better to portray history's greatest lover than...Bob Hope? Actually, Bob's a tailor who winds up impersonating Casanova and finds himself running from lonely women and court assassins. Lively farce also stars Joan Fontaine, Basil Rathbone and Lon Chaney, Jr. 85 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English.

Passion [DVD](1954) DVD
Rancher Cornel Wilde, accompanied by the twin sister of his murdered wife (both played by Yvonne De Carlo), sets out to tack down the outlaws responsible in this frontier thriller. Lon Chaney, Jr., Raymond Burr and Rodolfo Acosta also star. 84 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Dolby Digital mono; biographies; theatrical trailer; scene access.

The Boy From Oklahoma [DVD](1954) DVD
Correspondence-course lawyer Will Rogers, Jr.--not so good with a six-gun, but a whiz with a lariat--seeks to hang up his shingle in a corrupt town. He soon assumes the late sheriff's badge in order to bring grafting mayor Anthony Caruso to heel. Amiable oater co-stars Nancy Olson, Lon Chaney, Jr., Wallace Ford, Slim Pickens, Merv Griffin; directed by Michael Curtiz. 87 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.

I Died A Thousand Times [DVD](1955) DVD
Jack Palance takes the Humphrey Bogart role in this exciting reworking of "High Sierra." He's Mad Dog Earle, a ruthless killer recently released from prison who plots a daring robbery while falling in love with a young, handicapped woman in a mountain retreat. Shelley Winters, Lee Marvin, Lon Chaney, Jr., Earl Holliman, Lori Nelson co-star. 109 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital Surround stereo.

Not As A Stranger [DVD](1955) DVD
A star-studded melodrama featuring Robert Mitchum as a poor intern who marries older head nurse Olivia de Havilland in order to use her money to get through medical school. Upon graduating, he takes a job in a small town where, after an affair with wealthy patient Gloria Grahame, Mitchum sees his marriage and career dissolve. Stanley Kramer's first directorial effort also stars Frank Sinatra, Broderick Crawford, Charles Bickford, and Lee Marvin. 136 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.

Big House, U.S.A. [DVD](1955) DVD
In this vintage crime thriller, a group of hardened criminals decide to escape from prison in order to claim $200,000 in hidden ransom money. After working out the logistics of their plan, they hatch a daring underwater rescue. With the feds on their backs, can the men reach the riches, or will they be sent back to the big house? Broderick Crawford, Charles Bronson, Ralph Meeker, Lon Chaney, Jr., and William Talman star. 83 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.

The Lonesome Trail (1955)/The Silver Star [DVD](1955) DVD
First, Johnny Rush (John Agar) is made to walk "The Lonesome Trail" when he returns from the Indian Wars to find his home taken over by a cattle baron who also has designs on his beloved. Wayne Morris, Margia Dean also star. Next, a sheriff (Earle Lyon) must overcome his fears and live up to "The Silver Star" when three brutal outlaws demand he leave town. Marie Windsor, Lon Chaney, Jr. also star. 146 min. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

The Indestructible Man [DVD](1956) DVD
Silent but deadly Lon Chaney, Jr. is an electrocuted criminal who, after being restored to life, seeks out the fellow bank robbers who sent him to the chair. Chilling screamer that promises "300,000 volts of horror." 70 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English mono; scene access. Plays All Regions.

The Black Sleep [DVD](1956) DVD
An all-star horror cast (Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Jr., John Carradine, Akim Tamiroff, Tor Johnson) is featured in this spooky tale of a 19th-century doctor who specializes in bizarre experiments and his castle full of mutants, madmen, and other "victims." AKA: "Dr. Cadman's Secret." 81 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.

The Cyclops (Remastered Edition) [DVD](1957) DVD
A young American woman (Gloria Talbott) recruits a soldier-of-fortune (James Craig), a daring pilot (Tom Drake), and a wealthy speculator (Lon Chaney, Jr.) in the market for uranium to accompany her on a trek to a remote Mexican valley in search of her missing fiance. But high levels of radioactivity make the region even more dangerous than imagined and the intrepid adventurers must combat giant insects and lizards, as well as a monstrous, mutated, one-eyed man-beast. 66 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.

Daniel Boone: Trail Blazer [DVD](1957) DVD
Bruce Bennett stars as the coonskin-capped pioneer in this exciting saga about the opening of the American frontier. With Lon Chaney, Jr., Faron Young. 76 min.

The Alligator People [DVD](1959) DVD
When Beverly Garland's search for her missing husband in the Louisiana bayou ends with the discovery that he's the victim of a scientist whose limb-regeneration serum turns people into reptilian monsters, will she say "see ya later, alligator" to her scaly spouse? Classic low-budget chiller also stars Richard Crane, George Macready, and Lon Chaney, Jr. as a hook-handed Cajun. 74 min. Widescreen; theatrical trailer.

The Devil's Messenger [DVD](1961) DVD
Compiled from three episodes of a Swedish TV show, this film stars Lon Chaney, Jr. as the Devil, who, along with a new female partner, recruits three people to join him in the underworld. Bizarre stuff, co-starring Karen Kadler, Michael Hinn and Gunnel Brostrom. 72 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English mono; scene access. Plays All Regions.

Spider Baby [DVD](1964) DVD
AKA "Cannibal Orgy," "The Liver Eaters" and even "The Maddest Story Ever Told," this gory goodie stars Lon Chaney Jr. as the manservant to a family of cannibals who helps out at mealtimes. Wonderful low-budget horror-comedy from director Jack Hill ("Switchblade Sisters") features a title song sung by Chaney himself! With Sid Haig, Carol Ohmart and Mantan Moreland. 80 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; audio commentary by Hill; filmographies; more.

Face Of The Screaming Werewolf [DVD](1964) DVD
Stitched together from two Mexican horrors--1957's "La Momia Azteca" and 1960's "La Casa del Terror"--and all-new footage, this rare American chiller re-release features Lon Chaney, Jr. as a Mayan mummy who is revived by a thunderstorm and turns out to be a man-wolf beneath his bandages! With Ramon Guy, Rosita Arenas. 60 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.

Blood Of The Man Devil [DVD](1965) DVD
Lon Chaney, Jr. and John Carradine play a pair of warlock brothers (although they never appear onscreen together!) who use their occult powers in a battle of good versus evil in this obscure shocker that also features witches, werewolves, and belly dancers. With Tom Drake, Andrea King. AKA: "House of the Black Death," "Night of the Beast."

Devils Of Darkness (1965)/Witchcraft [DVD](1964) DVD
A writer finds himself the only thing standing in the way of an evil Satanic cult led by a suave vampire who scours the French countryside in an endless search for human sacrifices, in the British horror yarn "Devils of Darkness." William Sylvester, Hubert Noel, Diana Decker star. And, a 300-year-old witch is resurrected when her burial ground is bulldozed by land developers, in "Witchcraft." Now, she's out for revenge against the descendants of the family that had her burned at the stake. Lon Chaney, Jr., Jack Hedley, Jill Dixon star. 3 1/3 hrs. total on two discs. Widescreen/Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French.

Hillbillys In A Haunted House [DVD](1967) DVD
Ghosts meet grits as two country-and-western singers stop at an abandoned mansion filled with spooks. Ferlin Husky, Joi Lansing, John Carradine, Lon Chaney, Basil Rathbone star. 88 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Gallery Of Horrors [DVD](1967) DVD
It's one portrait of terror and suspense after another when screen scream greats John Carradine and Lon Chaney, Jr. team up to take you on a guided tour of shocks. Five creepy stories--"The Spark of Life," "Monster Raid," "King Vampire," "The Witch's Clock," and "Count Alucard"--are featured. With Rochelle Hudson, Ron Doyle. AKA: "Dr. Terror's Gallery of Horror." 83 min. Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.

Welcome To Hard Times (Remastered Edition) [DVD](1967) DVD
Offbeat sagebrusher stars Henry Fonda as the feckless mayor of a tiny frontier town who does nothing as a lone marauder (Aldo Ray) literally lays the place and populace to ruin singlehandedly. Remorseful over his cowardice and failure, he strives to lead the remaining townsfolk in rebuilding, but the threat of the menace returning continues to linger. Director Burt Kennedy's adaptation of the E.L. Doctorow novel co-stars Keenan Wynn, Janice Rule, Janice Paige, Warren Oates. 103 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.

Dracula vs. Frankenstein [DVD](1971) DVD
Director Al Adamson's infamous shocker (schlocker?) finds the last survivor of the Frankenstein clan (J. Carrol Naish) running a horror sideshow and having his mute aide (Lon Chaney, Jr., in his final film) kill young women for his experiments. Enter Count Dracula (Zandor Vorkov) with the dormant remains of the Frankenstein Monster (John Bloom) for a classic clash of the creatures. With Regina Carrol, Angelo Rossitto, Russ Tamblyn, Forrest J. Ackerman. 90 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; audio commentary; photo gallery; theatrical trailers; TV spots.

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FILM
Dracula Vs. Frankenstein (1971) with Regina Carrol, Anthony Eisley, Russ Tamblyn, and J. Carrol Naish
The Female Bunch (1969) with Regina Carrol, Russ Tamblyn, and Leslie McCrae
Fireball Jungle (1969) with John Russell
Buckskin (1968) with Barbara Hale, Richard Arlen, Wendell Corey, Bill Williams, Barry Sullivan, and John Russell
Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967) with Joi Lansing, Basil Rathbone, and John Carradine
Welcome to Hard Times (1967) with Henry Fonda, Aldo Ray, Janis Paige, and Fay Spain
Dr. Terror's Gallery of Horrors (1966) with John Carradine
Johnny Reno (1966) with Jane Russell, Dana Andrews, Richard Arlen, and John Agar
Apache Uprising (1966) with Rory Calhoun, Corrine Calvet, Johnny Mack Brown, Richard Arlen, and John Russell
House of the Black Death (1965) with John Carradine, Andrea King, and Dolores Faith
Town Tamer (1965) with Dana Andrews, Bruce Cabot, Coleen Gray, Terry Moore, Richard Arlen, and Sonny Tufts
Black Spurs (1965) with Rory Calhoun, Linda Darnell, Scott Brady, Richard Arlen, and Bruce Cabot
Young Fury (1965) Rory Calhoun, John Agar, Merry Anders, Richard Arlen, and Jody McCrea
Face of the Screaming Werewolf (1964)
Spider Baby (1964) with Carol Ohmart, Jill Banner, Sid Haig, and Quinn Redeker
Witchcraft (1964)
Stage to Thunder Rock (1964) with John Agar, Scott Brady, and Barry Sullivan
Law of the Lawless (1964) with Dale Robertson, Yvonne De Carlo, John Agar, Richard Arlen, and Jody McCrea
The Haunted Palace (1963) with Vincent Price, Debra Paget, Bruno VeSota, and Elisha Cook Jr.
Rebellion in Cuba (1961)
House of Terror (1960)
The Alligator People (1959) with Beverly Garland and Bruce Bennett
Money, Women and Guns (1958) with Jock Mahoney and William Campbell
The Defiant Ones (1958) with Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier
The Cyclops (1957) with Gloria Talbott; directed by Bert I. Gordon
The Black Sleep (1956) with Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi, Tor Johnson, and John Carradine
Manfish (1956) with John Bromfield and Barbara Nichols
Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer (1956) with Bruce Bennett
Pardners (1956) with Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Lori Nelson, and Jeff Morrow
Indestructible Man (1956) with Max Showalter
I Died a Thousand Times (1955) with Jack Palance, Shelley Winters, and Lori Nelson
The Indian Fighter (1955) with Kirk Douglas
The Silver Star (1955) with Edgar Buchanan and Marie Windsor
Not as a Stranger (1955) with Olivia de Havilland and Robert Mitchum
Big House, U.S.A. (1955) with Broderick Crawford, Ralph Meeker, and Reed Hadley
The Black Pirates (1954) with Anthony Dexter
The Boy from Oklahoma (1954) with Will Rogers Jr., Nancy Olson, and Merv Griffin
Passion (1954) with Cornel Wilde, Yvonne De Carlo, and Raymond Burr
Casanova's Big Night (1954) with Bob Hope and Joan Fontaine
Jivaro (1954) with Fernando Lamas, Rhonda Fleming, Brian Keith, and Richard Denning
A Lion Is in the Streets (1953) with James Cagney, Barbara Hale, and Anne Francis
Raiders of the Seven Seas (1953) with John Payne, Donna Reed, and Gerald Mohr
Battles of Chief Pontiac (1952) with Lex Barker
The Black Castle (1952) with Boris Karloff and Rita Corday
The Bushwhackers (1952) with John Ireland, Lawrence Tierney, and Dorothy Malone
Springfield Rifle (1952) with Gary Cooper, Phyllis Thaxter, Martin Milner, and David Brian
Thief of Damascus (1952) with Paul Henreid and Jeff Donnell
High Noon (1952) with Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, and Lloyd Bridges
Behave Yourself! (1951) with Farley Granger and Shelley Winters
Bride of the Gorilla (1951) with Raymond Burr, Barbara Payton, Woody Strode, and Tom Conway
Inside Straight (1951) with David Brian, Arlene Dahl, Mercedes McCambridge, and Barbara Billingsley
Flame of Araby (1951) with Jeff Chandler, Maureen O'Hara, Susan Cabot, and Richard Egan
Only the Valiant (1951) with Gregory Peck and Barbara Payton
Once a Thief (1950) with Cesar Romero, June Havoc, and Marie McDonald
Captain China (1949) with John Payne and Gail Russell
There's a Girl in My Heart (1949) with Elyse Knox
16 Fathoms Deep (1948) with Lloyd Bridges
The Counterfeiters (1948) with Hugh Beaumont and Joi Lansing
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) with Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Bela Lugosi, and Glenn Strange
Albuquerque (1948) with Randolph Scott
My Favorite Brunette (1947) with Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, and Peter Lorre
Desert Command (1946) with John Wayne
Pillow of Death (1945) with Brenda Joyce
House of Dracula (1945) with John Carradine, Lionel Atwill, and Glenn Strange
The Daltons Ride Again (1945) with Alan Curtis
Strange Confession (1945) with Brenda Joyce, Lloyd Bridges, and J. Carrol Naish
The Frozen Ghost (1945) with Evelyn Ankers
Here Come the Co-eds (1945) with Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
The Mummy's Curse (1944) with Virginia Christine and Peter Coe
House of Frankenstein (1944) with Boris Karloff and John Carradine
Dead Man's Eyes (1944) with Acquanetta
The Mummy's Ghost (1944) with John Carradine
Ghost Catchers (1944) with Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson
Cobra Woman (1944) with Maria Montez, Jon Hall, and Sabu
Weird Woman (1944) with Evelyn Ankers
Calling Dr. Death (1943) with J. Carrol Naish
Son of Dracula (1943) with Louise Allbritton and Evelyn Ankers
Frontier Badmen (1943)
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) with Bela Lugosi, Ilona Massey, and Lionel Atwill
Eyes of the Underworld (1943) with Richard Dix
The Mummy's Tomb (1942) with Dick Foran, Elyse Knox, and Turhan Bey
Overland Mail (1942) a fifteen-chapter serial
The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) with Evelyn Ankers, Ralph Bellamy, and Lionel Atwill
North to the Klondike (1942) with Evelyn Ankers, Broderick Crawford, and Andy Devine
The Wolf Man (1941) with Bela Lugosi, Evelyn Ankers, Claude Rains, and Ralph Bellamy
Badlands of Dakota (1941) with Robert Stack and Frances Farmer
Too Many Blondes (1941) with Rudy Vallee
Riders of Death Valley (1941) with Dick Foran; a fifteen chapter serial
San Antonio Rose (1941) with Jane Frazee and Eve Arden
Billy the Kid (1941) with Robert Taylor and Brian Donlevy
Man Made Monster (1941) with Lionel Atwill and Anne Nagel
North West Mounted Police (1940) with Gary Cooper and Madeleine Carroll
One Million B.C. (1940) with Victor Mature and Carole Landis
Frontier Marshal (1939) with Randolph Scott and John Carradine
Union Pacific (1939) with Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, and Brian Donlevy
Of Mice and Men (1939) with Burgess Meredith
Charlie Chan in City in Darkness (1939) with Sidney Toler, Lynn Bari, and Leo G. Carroll
Passport Husband (1938)
Road Demon (1938)
Straight, Place and Show (1938) with the Ritz Brothers and Ethel Merman
Josette (1938)
Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)
Speed to Burn (1938)
Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938) with Peter Lorre and Lynn Bari
Angel's Holiday (1937) with Jane Withers and Joan Davis
The Lady Escapes (1937)
Life Begins in College (1937) with the Ritz Brothers and Joan Davis
Midnight Taxi (1937) with Brian Donlevy and Gilbert Roland
That I May Live (1937)
Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937)
Wife, Doctor and Nurse (1937)
Wild and Woolly (1937)
Secret Agent X-9 (1937) with Jean Rogers
Cheyenne Rides Again (1937) with Tom Tyler
Ace Drummond (1936) with John 'Dusty' King, Jean Rogers, and Noah Beery Jr.
The Old Corral (1936) with Gene Autry
Rose Bowl (1936) with Buster Crabbe
Undersea Kingdom (1936) with Ray 'Crash' Corrigan; some chapters of this twelve-chapter serial aired on Mystery Science Theater 3000
Singing Cowboy (1936) with Gene Autry
Captain Hurricane (1935)
The Marriage Bargain (1935)
A Scream in the Night (1935)
The Shadow of Silk Lennox (1935)
Sixteen Fathoms Deep (1934)
The Life of Vergie Winters (1934)
Son of the Border (1933)
The Three Musketeers (1933) with John Wayne; a twelve chapter serial
Scarlet River (1933)
Lucky Devils (1933)
The Last Frontier (1932) with Joe Bonomo; a twelve chapter serial

TELEVISION SERIES
Pistols 'n' Petticoats, 1966-1967 TV series. Chaney portrayed Chief Eagle Shadow. Also starring in this series was Ann Sheridan
13 Demon Street, 1959 TV series
Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans, 1957-1958 TV series. Chaney portrayed Chingachgook

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