While I was trying to substantiate (unsuccessfully I might add) the fact that I had remembered Dennis Moore being a regular of "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp" I stumbled across a fact that absolutely blew me away. Dennis Moore had the dubious achievement of being in the last of a lot of Serials and B-Westerns. Check out the list below:
1. Dawn on the Great Divide - Monogram - 1942
Buck Jones last movie.
2. Bullets and Saddles - Monogram - 1943
The Range Busters last movie.
3. Arizona Whirlwind - Monogram - 1944
Ken Maynards last Trail Blazers movie.
4. The Mysterious Mr. M. - Universal - 1946
Co-starred in Universal's last Serial.
5. Crooked River - Lippert - 1950
Russell Hayden/James Ellison's last of their Series.
6. Desperadoes of the West - Republic - 1950
Tom Keene/Richard Powers last Starring Role in Film.
He later mad a TV Western Pilot for Ed Woods.
7. Canyon Ambush - Monogram - 1952
Johnny Mack Brown's Last Series Film.
8. Blazing the Overland Trail - Columbia - 1956
Co-starred in Columbia's last Serial.
Now if only Republic had thought of starring him in their last Serial that would have been something. On a thread over at the Serial Squadron I had referred to this as the 'Serial Trifecta'.
6 Degrees of Dennis Moore Looks to me like the most dubious is the TV western pilot he made with Ed Woods. SmileyJerry Blake Operator 99 (3/9/03 6:41 am)
True, but he was in all six of the Ellison/Hayden films, and he only appeared in DESPERADOES OF THE WEST via stock footage from a 1942 3 Mesquiteers movie. Still, that is a lot of "last. Just remembered another one: Moore became a regular on Walt Disney's SPIN AND MARTY during the last season of that show.
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