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I have divided my stills presentation into four web pages so as to avoid over-crowding on any one page:
Male Superstars and Notable Personalities in gambling scenes -- click here to see that page.
Other Male Stars in gambling scenes -- click here to see that page.
Female stars in gambling scenes -- click here to see that page.
¶ Other Western actors in gambling scenes -- the page you are looking at.




Tex Harding in "Frontier Gunlaw" (1946), a movie in the Durango Kid series (per writing on the back of the 8x10 still, which I own).  I added the two chip catalog pictures in the upper left of the top still.  The close-up (lower scan) shows chips of those two designs.  The Steer Head one is easiest to see at the lower right and near the fingers in the center of the scan.  This is one of the only movie posters I have ever seen showing the design of engraved-style poker chips.  (Note: those two chips were probably made later than the period of the movie, but they are still late 19th century engraved-style clay chips.)


   


Ralph Forbes in "Trail of 98" (1928) is sweeping playing cards and chips into a pile. The film is about the Alaskan Klondike Gold Rush.


 

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Lash La Rue catching a gambler who is cheating at poker with a card up his sleeve, in "FRONTIER REVENGE" (1948).



Robert Foster (seated in center) in Cecil B DeMille's "Union Pacific" (1939).




Richard Arlen in "Black Spurs" (1965).


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Mike Connors in "Stagecoach" (1966), a remake of the classic John Wayne-John Ford western.

"A group of unlikely traveling companions find themselves on the same stagecoach to Cheyenne. They include a drunken doctor, a bar girl who's been thrown out of town, a professional gambler [Conners], a traveling liquor salesman, a banker who has decided to embezzle money, a gunslinger out for revenge and a young woman going to join her army captain husband. All have secrets but when they are set upon by an Indian war party and then a family of outlaws, they find they must all work together if they are to stay alive," per IMDb.




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Cowboy star BUCK JONES (far right) at a gambling table, in "The Deadline" (1931). EDWARD LESAINT is third from the right.


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Rory Calhoun clicking chips in "Dawn at Socorro" (1954).

"Brett Wade, gambler, gunslinger, and classical pianist, is wounded in a gunfight with the Ferris clan; the doctor finds signs of tuberculosis. En route to Colorado for his health, Brett stops in Socorro, New Mexico along with Ferris gunfighter Jimmy Rapp. Sheriff Couthen fears another shootout, but what Brett has in mind is saving waif-with-a-past Rannah Hayes from a life as one of Dick Braden's saloon girls. ," per IMDb.
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Burt Lancaster (4th from left) leaning over roulette table in "THE KENTUCKIAN" (1955).

"A frontiersman in 1820s Kentucky finds the area too civilized for his tastes, so he makes plans for he and his son to leave for the wild Texas country. However, he buys an indentured servant along the way, and her presence throws a monkey wrench into his plans.," per IMDb.

Stacey Keach playing poker in "Doc" (1971).

"This 8" x 10" full color glossy shows Keach busting a poker cheater ."

Revisionist history.  Keach plays Doc Holliday.


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You Brynner (on left, with the most chips) in "Invitation to a Gunfighter" (1964).Griffith

George Montgomery (Bat Masterson) pointing at James Griffith (Doc Holiday) (1954).

"Dodge City Sheriff Bat Masterson is out to prove that a group of cattlemen have framed Merrick for murder because he negotiated a treaty granting the Kiowas a reserve in the grass country that the cattlemen wanted for their own grazing land. Knowing that the tribes will wage war again if Merrick is executed, Masterson begins a search for Clay Bennett who testified he saw the murder. Joining him in the hunt is Marshal Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, both for different purposes. Although Masterson and Holliday have a long standing feud, the latter is persuaded by Merrick's daughter Amy to help., " per IMDb.
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Richard Boone (right), at roulette wheel, in "Rio Conchos" (1964).

Richard Boone (4th left) and Leo Gordon (2nd right) in "Ten Wanted Men" (1955), a Randolph Scott Western.

"When John Stewart [Scott] gives refuge to Wick Campbell's [Boone] girl friend, Campbell turns against him. He rustles Stewart's cattle, murders his brother, and brings in hired guns. Then he and his men pin Stewart and a few others down in a house apparently killing them. But Stewart has escaped and returns alone to rid the town of Campbell and his men. ," per IMDb.
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JOHN DEHNER (standing centre right) breaking up a cardgame. DAN DURYEA is the gambler in the centrel, in "Al Jennings of Oklahoma" (1951).

"Attorneys Al Jennings [Duryea] and his brother, Frank, leave Kansas after a brawl, and leave for the Oklahoma Territory, where Al quickly becomes notorious for a series of bank, train and stagecoach holdups. When things get too hot for him, he goes to New Orleans where there is no extradition law, and there he meets and falls in love with Margo St. Claire. He decides to pull one more job, which turns out not to be a smart decision.," per IMDb.


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Dale Evans (?) in "Bells of San Angelo"  (1947).

"Border Patrolman Roy Rogers is sent to the Mexican border in southwest Texas to investigate mysterious doings at the Rancho San Angelo. There, with the help of local sheriff, Cookie Bullfincher, and Lee Madison, a western pulp magazine writer looking for story material, Roy discovers that the Rancho is actually a front for smuggling silver across the Mexico border into the United States. After rescuing Lee from the gang led by "Red" Grindley, the crooks are bought to justice...and there is a surprise awaiting Sheriff Cookie" per IMDb.
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 LEE VAN CLEEF (far left, back/shoulder to camera), DENVER PYLE (second from the left, white hair). Standing are KEN MURRAY ( high hat), ANDY DEVINE (sheriff's badge) and STROTHER MARTIN (on the right, foreground) in "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" (1962)

"When Senator Ransom Stoddard returns home to Shinbone for the funeral of Tom Doniphon, he recounts to a local newspaper editor the story behind it all.," per IMDb 
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Chad Everett (left-most at table) and  Gary Merrill (right-most at table) playing deadly poker game in good Western "The Last Challenge" (1967).

Young Chad Everett arrives in town to challenge sheriff Glenn Ford to shoot-out to prove who is fastest. Angie Dickinson, Ford's girlfriend, is worried for him and interferes, losing his affection.

"The Last Challenge."Aftermath  of the scene just above. Chad Everett character has shot dead the Gary Merrill character.

Robert Culp as the bounty hunter Thomas Luther Price  in the 1971 film "Hannie Caulder" and shows.  He is shown at the exact moment that he "dispatched" the outlaw Samuel Harrington.   They had been playing poker when the bad guy suddenly who he was, and went to draw on him; as you can see, he was "a mite too slow."  Price used his Smith & Schofield revolver to shoot him, and also carried an English "Adams" revolver.

"Hannie [Raquel Welch] enlists the aid of bounty hunter Tom Price to teach her how to be a gunfighter so she can hunt down the 3 men who killed her husband and raped her.," per IMDb.


Ken Maynard (center) in unidentified western film.
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William S. Hart playing faro in "Wild Bill Hickok" (1923).

"In his third-to-last Western, austere silent-screen hero William S. Hart tackles the legend of gambler/lawman Wild Bill Hickock. Unfortunately, Hart's approach was, to quote the trade-paper Wid's, "rather dull and tedious." Hart belonged thoroughly to the 1910s, and his stark ways were considered old hat and no match for the circus atmosphere created by younger cowboy stars. ... There's a woman (Kathleen O'Connor), of course, but only briefly since she is devoted to another (Carl Gerard). And there's the inevitable gallery of colorful supporting characters, from Bat Masterson (Jack Gardner) and Calamity Jane (Ethel Grey Terry) to none other than Abraham Lincoln himself. Despite all this, the film was an expensive failure and hastened Hart's departure from Famous Players Lasky. ~ Hans J. Wollstein," per NY Times.
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William S. Hart in "White Oak" (1921).

"Gambler Oak Miller seeks revenge on the man who misused his sister Rose, who is ill and under the care of the woman Oak loves, Barbara. The man Oak seeks, Granger, is planning to rob a wagon train with the collusion of the Indians under Chief Long Knife. When Barbara is suspected of killing her lascivious stepfather, Oak takes the blame and is arrested just before he is needed to save the threatened wagon train.," per IMDb.
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DICK HAYMES (on the right) and JOHNNY DOWNS playing poker in "Crusin Down the River" (1953).

"Beaurefard Clemment, a New York night club crooner, inherits a broken-down Georgia showboat. He decides to turn it into a nightclub. He falls in love with Sally Jane, the granddaughter of Thadeus Jackson, arch enemy of Beau's late grandfather. Many, many songs and a parody of "Ten Nights in a Barroom" (a Blake Edwards touch), with music featuring the Bell Sisters.," per IMDb.
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Scene from "California Passage" (1950).  Paul Fix, standing right.

"A series of reversals bring two desperate people together. When a saloon owner is framed by his partner for a stagecoach robbery, he fights to secure an acquittal.," per IMDb.
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Ken Maynard playing solitaire card game in "Arizona Terror" (1931).

"Captain Porter's scheme is to buy livestock and then have his men show up later to kill the buyer and retrieve the money. When his men kill the next victim, he frames the Arizonian for the murder. The Arizonian escapes the law and joins up with the outlaw Vasquez. Knowing Porter's scheme, he plans to trap him by using Vasquez as the next buyer.," per IMDb.
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John Payne (standing, center) in "Rails Into Laramie" (1954).  Faro game in progress.

"An army officer [Payne] is sent to Laramie to find out why all progress on the railroad has stopped. He finds drink plentiful not only in town but at the railhead, with an old pal of his behind it all. It become obvious the two will tangle, but the soldier unexpectedly finds an ally in the ex-dance hall girl until now involved with the no-good booze peddler.," per IMDb.
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Richard Dix (holding cards, the"dead man's hand"), Robert Stack (wearing badge), Andy Devine (center) and Hugh Herbert (apron) in "Badlands of Dakota" (1941).

"Great programmer with an incredibly good cast in this western detailing the gold rush in the Black Hills of Dakota. Stack, a sheriff, and Crawford, an outlaw, play brothers whose paths cross the likes of Wild Bill Hickok (Dix), Calamity Jane (Farmer), and General Custer (Richards). Farmer is a standout as the rough and tumble Jane who is in love with bad-guy Crawford. Climax occurs when Farmer is forced to halt the robbery of the town's bank by shooting her lover dead. Worth a look.," per TV Guide review.
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Rock Hudson, Arthur Kennedy and Frank Ferguson (right to left) in "Bend of the River" (1958).

"Two men with questionable pasts, Glyn McLyntock and his friend Cole, lead a wagon-train load of homesteaders from Missouri to the Oregon territory. They establish a settlement outside of Portland and as winter nears, it is necessary for McLyntock and Cole to rescue and deliver food and supplies being held in Portland by corrupt officials. On the trip back to the settlement, up river and over a mountain, Cole engineers a mutiny to divert the supplies to a gold mining camp for a handsome profit.," per IMDb.
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Rock Hudson (right) and Julie Adams in "The Lawless Breed" (1953).

"Released from jail, John Wesley Hardin leaves an account of his life with the local newspaper. It tells of his overly religious father, his resulting life of cards and guns, and his love for his step-sister replaced on her death during a gun fight with that for dance-hall girl Rosie.," per IMDb.
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Rock Hudson (3rd left) and John McIntire (2nd left) in "The Lawless Breed" (1953).

"Released from jail, John Wesley Hardin leaves an account of his life with the local newspaper. It tells of his overly religious father, his resulting life of cards and guns, and his love for his step-sister replaced on her death during a gun fight with that for dance-hall girl Rosie.," per IMDb.
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"Three Young Texans" (1954).

"A western about a Texan who robs a train in an effort to prevent his father from committing the crime, a young girl who attempts to help him after learning about the theft, and a cowboy friend who demands a share of the money.," per IMDb.
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Lash La Rue (center) in "The Daltons' Women" (1950).

"The Dalton gang has moved west taking new identities and Marshals Lash and Fuzzy are after them. They receive help from Pinkerton agent Joan Talbot as they try to sort out who the bad guys really are.," per IMDb.
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The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1937) saloon scene with faro game in progress. Preston Foster, Jean Muir and Van Heflin star in this second of the four filmings of Bret Harte's best-known Gold Rush mining story.  I am delighted to finally find a gambling scene still from this famous movie.  None of the lobby cards from it has gambling scenes.

"A California mining camp is plagued by a series of murders. Four people come under suspicion for the killings and are run out of the camp. During a blizzard they take refuge in an isolated cabin, and conflicts begin to break out among them.," per IMDb.

Preston Foster and Jean Muir in "OUTCASTS OF POKER FLAT" (1937).

See row above.
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Noah Beery and Stanley Fields in "Riders of the Purple Sage" (1931).

"Lassiter's sister was killed and her young daughter taken and raised by outlaws. Years later Lassiter arrives at the Withersteen ranch looking for the now grown daughter. He immediately gets caught up in the ranch's struggle against rustlers. Trailing a rustled herd of horses leads him to the rustler's hideout and the missing daughter.," per IMDb.
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Dorothy Malone dealing in "Die Hand am Colt" (1953).

That is the German title.  Known as "Law and Order" in the US. Starring Ronald Reagan.

"Wild West lawman Frame Johnson (Ronald Reagan) arrests a notorious outlaw, but, after the locals threaten to break into the prison and hang the crook without a trial, Frame gets fed up with injustice. He decides to put his days of gunslinging behind him in favor of a simple domestic life with his lover, Jeannie (Dorothy Malone). The couple move to the supposedly idyllic Cottonwood -- only to find that their new home has been overrun by a rogue rancher who has unfinished business with Frame.," per IMDb,
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Jimmy Wakely (3rd left, white hat) and Cannonball Taylor (center, standing) in "Roaring Westward" (1949).

"After claim jumper Sanders kills a miner, he changes clothes with Perry. In pursuit, the Marshal kills Perry claiming he was the murderer. Setting out to clear Perry's name, Jimmy works his way into the outlaw game. But Sanders overhears Jimmy's plans and he and his boss Morgan set a trap to kill Jimmy.," per IMDb.
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Dana Andrews in "Three Hours to Kill" (1954).

"After three years on the run, Jim Guthrie returns with the scar of a rope burn on his neck. In flashback we learn how he was framed for murder but then escaped from the lynch mob just as he was about to be hung. Tired of running, he has returned to find the real killer and the Sheriff has given him just three hours to do it.," per IMDb.
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Kirk Douglas (black string tie), John Ireland (tan jacket) and Jo Van Fleet (red dress) in "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" (1957).

"After the long career of lawman that made him a legend, Wyatt Earp decides to quit and join his brothers in Tombstone, Arizona. There he would see them in feud with Clantons, local clan of thugs and cattle thieves. When the showdown becomes inevitable, the help will come from Doc Holliday, terminally-ill gambler who happens to be another Wild West legend.," per IMDb.
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Stephen McNally (at bar, white hat) and James Arness (left) in "Wyoming Mail" (1950).

"In 1869, the United States begins a railroad mail service to the West Coast which proves highly tempting to train robbers, in particular an organized gang with one of the mail's supposed guardians in their pay. Prizefighter Steve Davis [McNally], a former army intelligence man, is hired to track down the gang and save the Territorial Mail Service. Steve goes undercover in territorial prison, learns Morse Code from a fellow prisoner, breaks jail, infiltrates the gang...and finds time to romance dance-hall singer Mary [Alexis Smith], who proves to have hidden depths...," per IMDb.
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Bob Steele in "No Man's Range" (1935).

"Summoned by Ed Oliver, Jim Hale [Steele] and sidekick Fuzz arrive at Oliver's ranch to find a range war in progress. Unknown to Jim, Ed Brady has kidnapped Oliver and replaced him with a stooge. Brady is after the Green ranch and Jim and Fuzz now set out to help Helen Green.," per IMDb.
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Rod Cameron (standing) in "Stampede" (1949).

"Brothers Mike [Camerson] and Tim McCall own a large ranch in Arizona, using the surrounding lands for grazing cattle. Stanley Cox and LeRoy Stanton sell this land to settlers who arrive to find it bone dry, as a dam on the McCall ranch controls the water. Among the settlers are John Dawson and his daughter Connie [Gale Storm]. The latter goes to the nearest town to take action, but Sheriff Ball tells him there is nothing he can do. Tim falls for Connie but Mike is unimpressed with her charms. While returning from a town dance, Tim discovers Stanton trying to dynamite the dam, and is killed in the ensuing gunfight. Stanton later sends his men to stampede the cattle while he and Cox blow up the dam. Despite the efforts of Mike and Sheriff Ball, the cattle are wiped out and Mike races to the dam and kills Stanton in a gunfight.," per IMDb.
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Wayne Morris and Lola Albright in "Sierra Passage" (1950).

"When Yance Carter, Andy and Bart, professional killers, murder his father, 13-year-old Johnny Yorke [Morris] is adopted by Thad Kring, owner of a traveling minstrel show, featuring Sam Cooper as his ace sharpshooter. For the next ten years, while working in the show and becoming an ace sharpshooter with Cooper as his mentor, the adult Johnny maintains a relentless search for Yance, whom he knows only as a big man with a missing finger and a high piercing laugh. In an attempt to find a restraining influence on the revenge-mad Johnny, Thad hires pretty Ann Walker to be Johnny's assistant in his sharp-shooting act, but Johnny's desire for revenge precludes marriage. When Yance, Andy and Bart hold up a train on which the minstrel troupe is traveling, Johnny gives pursuit, despite the pleadings of Ann and Thad. He trails the killers for several months without success, eventually winding up in Silver Springs, where the ministrel show is playing. Johnny agrees to perform his act with the troupe and, during the show, he hears Yance's peculiar laugh coming from the audience.," per IMDb.
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Tony Curtis (left) in "Rawhide Years" (1955).

Ben Matthews [Cirtis] gives up the flashy life of a riverboat gambler, hoping to settle down in Galena with his girlfriend, luscious entertainer Zoe. But Galena's leading citizen is murdered on the boat; Ben, on arrival, finds a lynch mob after his neck, and flees. Three years of wandering later, Zoe's letters stop coming and Ben returns to find her and attempt the hopeless task of clearing himself.," per IMDb.




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Robert Ryan (right) in "The Proud Ones" (1956).

"Robert Ryan plays an aging sheriff responsible for law and order in a frontier cattle town. Virginia Mayo plays his fiancee. As if handling wild cattle drovers isn't enough, a crooked casino operator from Ryan's past comes to town. An early scuffle in the casino leaves Ryan with vision problems that interfere with his duties. Jeffrey Hunter who came to town with a cattle drive encounters Ryan, who killed Hunter's father when Hunter was young. Feelings of animosity soon change as Hunter begins to sense Ryan is telling the truth about his father. What follows is a plot that continues to thicken to the inevitable showdown.," per IMDb.
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Eddie Dean (right, standing) in "The Westward Trail" (1948).

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Ann Howard and her brother, Steve, purchase a ranch in Prairie City, but unknown to them a rich vein of silver ore runs through the property and a gang of outlaws, led by the town's crooked sheriff, plot to get the land. Tom, the weakest character ever seen in a B-western, is none too thrilled with the wild west and wants to go back east. The sheriff talks him into forging his sister's name to a deed which he thinks he can sell to the sheriff. But the sheriff has other plans, takes the deed, refuses to pay Tom for it and is holding the forged document as a blackmail threat. Eddie Dean, an undercover federal agent, and his partner, "Soapy" Jones, learn of the underhanded deal and decide to straighten things out.," per IMDb.
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Bob Steele (right) in "The Lion and the Horse" (1952).

"Wild horse training cowboy Steve Cochran (as Ben Kirby) wants to keep a beautiful black stallion for himself, but the animal is sold to a rodeo showman. He finds "Wildfire" being abused by owner Ray Teal (as Dave Tracy), who won't sell. After leaving a refused $600 payment for the horse, Mr. Cochran sets him free. Later, Cochran trains Wildfire while working for Utah rancher Harry Antrim (as Cas Bagley) and bonding with his cute pigtailed granddaughter Sherry Jackson (as Jenny). The family-friendly trio is threatened by a nasty lion and the return of Wildfire's angry owner... There are some spotty production values, but "The Lion and the Horse" gives you a great look at Cochran in an appealing leading role.," per IMDb.
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"Thunder Over Arizona" (1956).

"A rich vein of ore is discovered in a silver mine near a small town. The corrupt mayor almost succeeds in seizing control of the mine.," per IMDb.
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Corrine Calvert and John Dehner in "Powder River" (1953).

"Ex-marshal Chino Bull [Rory Calhoun]has hung up his guns until his prospecting partner is shot dead. Chino then takes over as the law in town, forming a friendship with gun-man Mitch Hardin and making enemies of the Logan brothers. When Hardin' girl from the east arrives, he makes her pretty unwelcome - as does his new flame, saloon owner Frenchie [Calvert].," per IMDb.
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JOE DON BAKER, JAMES WHITMORE and BERNIE CASEY (left to right) in "Guns of the Magnificent Seven" (1969).

"Following on the heels of THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (1960) and RETURN OF THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (1966), this film is the third American western to take its cues from Akira Kurosawa's fine THE SEVEN SAMURAI. Kennedy plays the role enacted by Yul Brynner in the first two "Magnnificent Seven" films and handles the part quite capably. With six of the original seven having been killed, Kennedy recruits another sextet to assist him in his knight-errantry. Kennedy is approached by Santoni, a youthful lieutenant of rebel Quintero (Rey). Before his internment in jail, Rey gave Santoni $600 to help fund the disparate rebel groups battling against tyrannical presidente Porfirio Diaz and his evil henchman. ...  Filmed on location in Spain, GUNS OF THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN offers plenty of action for aficionados of the series," per TV Guide.
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George Montgomery in "Dakota Lil" (1950).

"In the old West, a group of counterfeiters headed by Cameron has stolen a bundle of unsigned bank notes. Secret service agent Montgomery is sent out to retrieve the notes and break up the gang. Montgomery uses Windsor, the title chorus girl and forger fleeing from the law, as bait. She gets into the gang, which happened to be in need of a forger, and brings Montgomery, whom she does not know is an agent, with her. The two fall in love, and by the time Windsor discovers that Montgomery is an agent she is more than happy to help him bring the gang to justice.," per TV Guide.
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DALE ROBERTSON, LINDA DARNELL with a gun and JOHN LUND (left to right) next to a gambling table in "Dakota Incident" (1956).

"A number of people are waiting for the stage to Laramie. Some are anxious to get there and are willing to bribe the stationmaster for tickets on the sold-out run. When the stage arrives bristling with Cheyenne arrows in it (as well as in the passengers), space becomes available and some brave souls set out on the coach. Attacked by Indians, the horses run off, the coach is burned and the survivors take refuge in a dry gully. One by one the Indians and the passengers pick each other off, until thirst and exhaustion take their toll on the three people left.," per IMDb.
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Dale Robertson (sitting, center) and Thomas Gomez (standing behind Robertson) in " The Gambler From Natchez" (1954).

"Returning to New Orleans, following four years of army service in Texas in the 1840s, Captain Vance Colby finds his father, a professional gambler, has been killed. The police tell him his father was killed while caught cheating in a card game by Andre Rivage, an arrogant young dilettante. Vance protests that his father was an honest gambler and never used marked cards, but the police inspector tells him there were witnesses. Aided by a riverboat owner, Captain Barbee, and his daughter, Melanie, Vance sets out to clear his father's name and avenge his death.," per IMDb.
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Dale Robertson (2L) in "The Gambler From Natchez" (1954).

See above.
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Dale Robertson in "City of Bad Men" (1953).

"Outlaw Brett Stanton [Robertson] and his gang, which includes his brother, Gar,ride into Carson City, Nevada, which is filled with people who have come there from all over to see the Heavyweight Championship prizefight between James J. "Gentleman Jim" Corbett and Bob Fitzsimmons. Broke and disgruntled, the gang asks Bret what he intends to do, and he tells them he is planning the biggest haul they have ever made. But gangs led by Johnny Ringo and Bob Thraikill are also in town with plans of their own, and no intention of abiding by Brett's plan.," per IMDb.
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"The Return of Wildfire" (1948).

"The 1948 Ray Taylor wild horse cowboy western ("Horse vs Man in fight to death"; "in glowing SEPIA-TONE") starring Richard Arlen, Patricia Morison, Mary Beth Hughes, James Millican, Reed Hadley, Chris-Pin Martin, Stanley Andrews, and Holly Bane," per eMovieposter.
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Richard Egan (facing camera) in "These Thousand Hills" (1959).

"An ambitious cowboy will stop at nothing to get what he wants, including using the affections of two women.," per IMDb.
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Tim Holt (standing dark hat) and Richard Martin (standing white hat) in "Robbers of the Range" (1941).

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Out to obtain land for the new railroad, Rankin has tricked rancher Jim Drummond and has had him framed for murder. As Jim is being transferred the stage is attacked and all are killed except him. He now assumes the identity of the gunfighter who was killed in the attack and sets out to clear himself. When Rankin uses the same trick to frame another rancher, Jim is ready.," per IMDb.
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Tim Holt (3rd left) and Richard Martin (2nd left) in "Trail Guide" (1952).

"In an effort to keep homesteaders off the open ranges near his and his sister Peg's ranch, young Kenny Masters hires crooked saloon owner Regan to steal their claims. As the settlers' wagonmaster is ambushed and robbed, and the town marshal is killed, Kenny gets cold feet as good-guy trail guide Tim Holt and his partner Chito [Martin] suspect him of the wrongdoings.," per IMDb.
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Rory Calhoun and Corinne Calvet in "Powder River" (1953).

"Ex-marshal Chino Bull [Calhoun] has hung up his guns until his prospecting partner is shot dead. Chino then takes over as the law in town, forming a friendship with gun-man Mitch Hardin [Cameron Mitchell] and making enemies of the Logan brothers. When Hardin' girl from the east arrives, he makes her pretty unwelcome - as does his new flame, saloon owner Frenchie [Calvet].," per IMDb.
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Rory Calhoun (right) in "Powder River" (1953). (John Dehner in center.)


Movie summary in row above.
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Rory Calhoun and Corinne Calvet in "Powder River" (1953).

Movie summary in row above.
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Scene from "Buckskin" (1968).  I include the still here  because of the rarely seen chuck-a-luck layout.  Part of wheel shown at left.

A marshal goes up against a crooked gambler and his henchmen who control a western town, but meets resistance from the local townspeople when he asks for their help., per IMDb.

Imprssive cast, but I don't recognize anyone in still.
"BUCKSKIN. A Paramount Picture, an A C Lyles Production in 1968 with a cast including Barry Sullivan, Joan Caulfield, Wendell Corey, Lon Chaney, John Russell, Barbara Hale, Barton MacLane, Bill Williams, Richard Arlen, Leo Gordon, Gerald Michenaud, George Chandler, Aki Aleong, Emile Meyer, Robert Riordan, Craig Littler, Michael Larrain, James X. Mitchell, Le Roy Johnson, and Manuela Thiess."
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"George O'Brien Casino Robbery Scene" at faro table in unidentified movie.  He is grabbing a bag of money from the chip rack.

Rod Cameron (center, black outfit) and Yvonne De Carlo
at roulette table in "Frontier Gal" (1945).

"She's the boss:Yvonne De Carlo runs the saloon and she reigns over men till a stranger comes .So begins an offbeat story, part western, with plenty of chases, part musical (even the daughter pulls her little tune ), part comedy. There are lots of domestic quarrels on an eventful wedding night,and it seems that the husband has the upper hand every time.," per IMDb.



Kent Taylor and Coleen Gray in "Frontier Gambler" (1956).

"A marshal investigating the death of a woman who owned a gambling house finds that he's developing an attraction to the image of the dead woman, and then she shows up very much alive.," per IMDb.
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James Craig (center w/ white hat) at roulette wheel in "Northwest Rangers" (1942).
(The still has been cropped at the top.)

Jack Randall (left) and Fuzzy Knight (holding rifle) in "Where the West Begins.
 (1938).

"Lynne Reed, Jack Manning's [Randall] fiancée, is stagestruck and wants to go to New York for a career. She is encouraged in this delusion that she is a great actress by Barnes, who offers to buy her ranch, cheaply of course, so she can have enough money to get to the Big City. Barnes has Jack thrown into jail on a trumped-up charge of cattle rustling, and organizes a lynching party to get Jack permanently out of the way. Things get more complicated when Buzz, Jack's pal, discovers the secret of Lynne's ranch. How he engineers Jack's escape, and how they save Lynne adds suspense to a surprise climax.,"
per IMDb.
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Dennis Morgan (center) playing poker in Cheyenne" (1947). (The still has been cropped at the top.)

Fuzzy Knight playing poker with Chinese chef, Chester Gan, as pretty cowgirl Kathryn Adams looks on in "Rawhide Rangers" (1941). Note the Chinese guy holding 4 aces in his right hand.

The Range Busters (Ray 'Crash' Corrigan, Dennis Moore, and Max 'Alibi' Terhune) are playing faro in "Land of Hunted Men" (1943).

Dean Martin and Ursula Andress in "4 For Texas" (1963).

"Sharpshooters Zack Thomas (Frank Sinatra) and Joe Jarrett (Martin) are in a Texan stage-coach and manage to fight off Matson's robber gang, so afterward they can fight over the $100,000 cash carried by a railroad official. Both make it to Galveston, where each, including vexed Matson, meets up with respective accomplices in various dirty schemes. The money keeps changing hands and the scene shifts to a river boat, which should multiply the winnings as a casino, but the crooks and bullets follow. ," per IMDb.
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Barry Sullivan and Claudette Colbert in "Texas Lady" (1955).

" Prudence (Colbert) travels to an isolated Texas town where she has inherited the local paper. She finds the place ruled over by the two men who wrested the area from the Indians twenty-five years before, and it is clear they do not welcome her free-spirited intervention. Support comes in the unexpected shape of the gambler she has just bested in New Orleans for her own family reasons.," per IMDb.
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Barry Sullivan in "Texas Lady" (1955).  See above.
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Jim Davis (right) in "The Gambler Wore a Gun" (1961).

"The professional gambler Case Silverthorn wants to quit and retire to a small ranch in Marlpine he bought recently. On the way there he saves the Sheriff's life, who got into an ambush. However another man is dead - Will Donovan, from whom he bought the ranch! Neither the Sheriff nor Donovan's children know about the sale. So Case has to switch back to his former profession, while he tries to clarify the situation. He comes across a group of cattle thieves," per IMDb.

"Burt Berger gets the drop on a couple of cheating gamblers " in "Peace For a Gunfighter" (1965).

"Tired of his past and reputation, gunfighter seeks peace in a small town disguised as a preacher.," per IMDb.
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Louis Jean Heydt and H B Wanrer, I am told, in "Let Freedom Ring" (1939).  Gabby Hayes is at the upper-left.

"Railroad owner Jim Knox uses everything to get the land he needs for his new railroad cheaply. Everybody hopes, that Steve Logan ends his regime, but he allies with Jim Knox. Nobody knows, that he's actually a government agent. But when Jim finds out, he tries to kill Steve.," per IMDb.
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Tom London and others in "Trail of Kit Carson" (1945). The still here is from a 1954 re-release.  London is seated at the right, wearing a black tie. He us listed in the Guiness Book of World Records for having appeared in more films than any other actor (into the thousands), per IMDb. IMDb lists him in 622  movies and TV shows, from 1903 to 1963, mostly in low-budget Westerns.  I remember him mostly as  Helen Ramírez' (played by Katy Jurado) employee in "High Noon."  He asked her if she wanted him to help Marshal Will Kane (Gary Cooper) face the bad guys, and she softly said "No."  He was the only one in the movie willing to help Kane.

Note the names  of other actors written in the upper margin.

Charles Bronson (center) playing poker in "Breakheart Pass" (1975).  "Train with medical supplies and small U.S. Army unit is heading through Rocky mountains towards plagued Fort Humboldt. Among its passengers are territory governor, priest, doctor and U.S. Marshal  with his prisoner, John Deakin (Bronson). However, nothing on that train is what it seems. ," per IMDb.

Picture is from an 8 x 10 British lobby card, also known as Front of House/ FOH card in the UK.

Bill Elliott (guy in white hat, center left) and Tex Ritter (white hat, center right) in "Vengeance of the West" (1942; re-released in 1955).

"The last entry in Columbia's series co-starring Bill Elliott and Tex Ritter (who departed for the corrals at Republic and Universal), and a remake of 1931's "The Avenger" with Buck Jones.," per IMDb.


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Wild Bill Elliott (holding gun) in "Waco" (1952).

"Matt Boone [Elliott] kills Bull Clark in self defense in a crooked poker game, and leaves Waco as he is certain he would not get a fair trial. He joins an outlaw gang led by Curly Ivers, whose lieutenant is Lou Garcia, a killer. Following a bank holdup in Pecos, Matt is captured. Two of Waco's leading citizens, Richards and Farley, pay the Pecos sheriff the reward Waco had posted for Matt and bring him back to Waco. There, they tell him they want him to be the sheriff and drive out the lawless element....," per IMDb.
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Wild Bill Elliott (right) in "Waco" (1952).

See summary above.
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Wild Bill Elliott (center) in "Waco" (1952).

See summary above.
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Wild Bill Elliott  in "Waco" (1952), playing faro.

See above.
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Andy Devine (center) in "Slaughter Trail" (1951).

"Three outlaws rob the stage and then flee. When their horses give out they murder some Indians to get fresh ones. But this puts the Indians on the war path and they have to take refuge in an Army fort to avoid them. The Indians then arrive offering peace if the three men are turned over to them. The fort's commanding Officer wants peace but the rules say the men must be tried in a white man's court leaving the Indians no choice but to attack.," per IMDb.
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Sterling Hayden and Pamela Duncan at poker table in "Gun Battle at Monterey" (1957).

Jodie Foster, Mel Gibson and James Garner (l to r) at poker table in "Maverick" (1994).

"Maverick is recreated from the character James Garner created in the 1950s TV program. Maverick is a gambler who would rather con someone than fight them. He needs an additional three thousand dollars in order to enter a Winner Take All poker game that begins in a few days. He tries to win some, tries to collect a few debts, and recover a little loot for the reward, all with a light hearted air. He joins forces with a woman gambler with a marvelous, though fake, southern accent as the two both try and enter the game. ," per IMDb.

Bill Elliott at poker table in "Hellfire" (1949).

"Zeb Smith is a gambler with a larcenous streak, but when an itinerant preacher takes a bullet meant for him, Zeb vows to fulfill the preacher's mission of building a church. Frustrated in his attempts to get donations, Zeb attempts to capture fugitive Doll Brown in order to obtain the reward. But he finds that there's more to Doll than meets the eye. When his old friend Bucky McLean shows up gunning for Doll, Zeb sees a chance to redeem them all... one way or another.," per IMDb.

"Born to the Saddle" (1953).

"Bent on revenge for the death of his father and the theft of their ranch, young Bill Walton rides into town seeking the aid of his uncle. As he rides into town, he takes a bullet meant for gambler Matt Daggett and across the street lies his uncle, victim of the gambler's gun. Dagget looks on Bill as 'good luck' and nurses him back to health and gives him the job of training "Blue Chip", the fastest quarter horse in the west, for a big race. Bill doesn't know that Dagget plans to fix the race and put his own money on another horse at heavy odds. .... " per IMDb.
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William Boyd as Hopalong Cassidy in "Borderland" (1937).

"Officials on both sides of the border are after an outlaw gang led by the Fox. They devise a plan where Hoppy is supposedly kicked out of the Rangers to become an outcast. When the Fox shoots his own gang leader, the famous ex-ranger Hoppy is recruited to replace him. Hoppy eventually realizes that the Fox is posing as the town idiot Loco. But the Fox is also on to Hoppy and uses Windy and little Molly to set a trap to for him.," per IMDb.

Don Murray next to Abby Dalton in "The Plainsman" (1966).

"Calamity Jane tries to help Buffalo Bill Cody and Wild Bill Hickock stop an Indian war. ," per IMDb.

VICTOR FRENCH (second from the left), SAM GILMAN (second from the right) and others gambling in "Wild Rovers" (1971).

"Ross Bodine [Wm Holden] and Frank Post [Ryan O'Neal] are cowhands on Walt Buckman's [Karl Malden] R-Bar-R ranch. Bodine is older and broods a bit about how he will get along when he's too old to cowboy. Post is young and rambunctious and ambitious for a better life than wrangling cows. When one of their fellow cowboys is killed in a corral accident, Post suggests a way into a better life for himself and his friend: robbing a bank. Bodine reluctantly joins in the plan and the two contrive to rob the local bank. They make good their escape initially, but Walt Buckman and his two sons, John and Paul, are incensed at this betrayal by their own trusted employees. John and Paul set out to bring Bodine and Post to justice.," per IMDb.
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Buck Jones  in "Stone of Silver Creek" (1935).

"Stone runs an honest saloon and gives Mason back his money two card sharps take from him. The Reverend overhears the two plan to get the money back. He is on hand when they make their raid but they shoot him and take off with the money. Stone catches up with them but is in trouble when they outmaneuver him.," per IMDb.

Buck Jones  in "Stone of Silver Creek" (1935).

See row above.
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Harey Carey in "The Trail of '98" (1928).

 "The Klondike gold strike of 1897 inspires fortune-seekers to head for Alaska. Joe and Jim, brothers from South Carolina; Lars, escaping a shrewish wife in Michigan; a poor farmer from Kansas; weathered prospectors from Nevada; and countless others leave San Francisco by ship. The Bulkys head north to open a restaurant, bringing a poor relative, Berna [Dolores del Rio], along to help. On board Berna meets Larry and falls in love. The overland route to Dawson City is hazardous and arduous. Each person must carry their own food, a ton of it. That means traveling 80 miles back and forth to advance one mile, carrying 50 pounds a trip. The Chilkoot Pass is one of the worst sections of the trail. In the spring the trekkers take to the rivers, swollen by melting ice. Whitehorse Rapids proves the last and biggest obstacle to reaching the gold fields. But that's not the end of the hardships. Claim jumping, blizzards, fires, and Berna's honor at stake are to be faced before striking it rich.," per IMDb.
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Robert Strauss (with cigar; played "Animal" in "Stalag 17")  and James Griffith (far left, left still) at chuck-a-luck table in " Frontier Gun" (1958).



 
Robert Walker, Jr. (left) in "Young Billy Young" (1969).


 

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