Buster Crabbe Western Movies to Watch Free

Buster Crabbe Western Movies to Watch Free.
Clarence Linden “Buster” Crabbe II (February 7, 1908 – April 23, 1983) was an American competitive swimmer and actor. He won the 1932 Olympic gold medal for 400-meter freestyle swimming before subsequently breaking into acting. He starred in a number of popular films in the 1930s and 1940s.

He also played the title role in the serials Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers. He was born as to Edward Clinton Simmons Crabbe, a real estate broker, and his wife, Lucy Agnes McNamara, in Oakland, California. He had one brother, Edward Clinton Simmons Crabbe II (1909–1972), known as “Buddy”. Raised in Hawaii, Crabbe graduated from the Punahou School in Honolulu. He competed in two Olympic Games as a swimmer. In 1928 he won the bronze medal for the 1,500 meters freestyle, and in 1932 he won the gold medal for the 400 meters freestyle when he beat Jean Taris of France by a tenth of a second. He attended the University of Southern California, where he was the school’s first All-American swimmer (1931) and a 1931 NCAA freestyle titlist. He also became a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity before graduating from USC in 1931. In 1933 he married Adah Virginia Held, (December 16, 1912 – August 26, 2004) and gave himself one year to make it as an actor.


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If he didn’t, he would start law school at USC. Crabbe and his wife were the parents of two daughters, Sande and Susan, and a son, Cullen. Sande died of an apparent anorexia in 1957, after a long fast when she was 20; at the time of her death, she weighed only 60 pounds. Crabbe starred at the Billy Rose’s Aquacade at the New York World’s Fair in its second year of 1940, replacing Johnny Weissmuller.
Crabbe’s role in the 1933 Tarzan serial, Tarzan the Fearless, began a career in which he starred in more than one hundred movies. In the 1933 King of the Jungle, 1941 Jungle Man, and the 1952 serial King of the Congo, he played typical “jungle man” roles. He starred in several popular films at this time, including The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi alongside Betty Grable in 1933 and Search for Beauty (1934), and in 1936 he was Flash Gordon in the very successful Flash Gordon serial, followed by two sequels, released by Universal in 1938 and 1940. The series was shown later extensively on American television in the 1950s and 60s, then edited for release on home video. He also portrayed a Western folk-hero version of Billy the Kid, in 36 films, starred as Buck Rogers, and as a brother in his real-life fraternity in the musical The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi. In some movies he is credited as “Larry Crabbe” or “Larry (Buster) Crabbe”. His sidekick in most of his westerns was actor Al St. John. In 1939 Crabbe reunited with Betty Grable for a lead role in the mainstream comedy hit Million Dollar Legs. Crabbe is the only actor to play Tarzan, Flash Gordon, and Buck Rogers – the top three syndicated comic strip heroes of the 1930s. He appeared in the horror film Alien Dead in 1980, followed by the feature film The Comeback Trail in 1982, one year before his death. Crabbe also appeared in television commercials for Hormel Chili, Icy Hot, and the Magic Mold Bodyshirt, an upper body male girdle of sorts, which purportedly helped in weight loss. Through Icy Hot, he was actively involved in arthritis education. Despite his numerous film and television appearances, he is best remembered today as one of the original action heroes of 1930s and 1940s cinema. In the ’50s, two comic book series were published named after him. Eastern Color published 12 issues of Buster Crabbe Comics from 1951 to 1953, followed by Lev Gleason’s The Amazing Adventures of Buster Crabbe for four issues in 1954. He died on April 23, 1983 of a heart attack in his Scottsdale, Arizona home. Crabbe starred in the television series, Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion (1955 to 1957) as Captain Michael Gallant; the adventure series aired on NBC. His real-life son, Cullen Crabbe, appeared in this show as the character “Cuffy Sanders”. He was featured frequently in archival footage in the children’s television program, The Gabby Hayes Show. Prior to his playing “Captain Michael Gallant” Crabbe had hosted a local NYC based children’s film wraparound television series The Buster Crabbe Show. The series, which was set against the backdrop of a ranch foreman’s bunk house featured Crabbe engaging his viewers in games, stories, craftmaking, hobbies, informational segments, and interviews with guest performers and personalities in between reruns of old movie serials, westerns and comedies. The Buster Crabbe Show was seen weekday evenings on WOR-TV (Channel 9) in New York City from Monday March 12, 1951, to Friday October 3, 1952. The series returned to the NYC airways on WJZ-TV (Channel 7) (now WABC) on Monday September 21, 1953, and was retitled Buster’s Buddies!. The WJZ TV version of the series included a studio audience of kids and became more of a kids’ variety show. Despite the addition of the studio audience and Crabbe’s personality, Buster’s Buddies! was not a hit and it was canceled on Friday March 26, 1954. Crabbe made regular television appearances, including one on an episode of the 1979 series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, in which he played a retired fighter pilot named “Brigadier Gordon” in honor of Flash Gordon. When Rogers (Gil Gerard) praises his flying, Gordon replies “I’ve been doing that sort of thing since before you were born.” Rogers (who was born over 500 years earlier) responds “You think so?” to which Gordon replies “Young man, I know so!” Crabbe had, in fact, been playing “Buck Rogers” since long before Gerard was born.

Acting credits
1982 The Comeback Trail
Duke Montana
1981 B.J. and the Bear (TV Series)
Jack O’Brien
– S.T.U.N.T. (1981) … Jack O’Brien
1980 The Alien Dead
Sheriff Kowalski
1979 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV Series)
Brigadier Gordon
– Planet of the Slave Girls (1979) … Brigadier Gordon
1979 Swim Team
Rock Sands
1965 Arizona Raiders
Capt. Andrews
1965 The Bounty Killer
Mike Clayman
1956-1960 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Guest / Chief Petty Officer Muldoon
– Freddie in Las Vegas (1960) … Guest
– Desert Island (1956) … Chief Petty Officer Muldoon
1960 Gunfighters of Abilene
Kip Tanner
1959 The Further Adventures of Ellery Queen (TV Series)
– This Murder Comes to You Live (1959)
1958 Badman’s Country
Wyatt Earp
1958 Adventures of the Sea Hawk (TV Series)
– Episode #1.18 (1958) … Kiley
1955-1957 Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion (TV Series)
Capt. Michael Gallant / Captain Michael Gallant
– Ring of Steel (1957) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– Dr. Legionnaire (1957) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– One Accident Too Many (1957) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– Out of Bounds (1957) … Captain Michael Gallant
– Guns for Sale (1956) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– Cuffy’s Good Deed (1956) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– The Informer’s Map (1956) … Captain Michael Gallant
– Rodeo (1956) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– The Flaming Hoop (1956) … Captain Michael Gallant
– The Long Night (1956) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– Gallant’s New Post (1956) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– The Constance Missal (1956) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– The Boy Who Found Christmas (1955) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– The Clue of Herodotus (1955) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– Masquerade (1955) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– The Lost Caravan (1955) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– Alibi (1955) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– The Hat (1955) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– The Hand of Fatima (1955) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– The Legion Is Our Home (1955) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– The Ransom (1955) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– Treasure of the Legion (1955) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– Desert Justice (1955) … Captain Michael Gallant
– Double Jeopardy (1955) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– Pipeline (1955) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– The Lady from Zagora (1955) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– The Dagger of Judah (1955) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– The Man with a Map (1955) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– Stolen Treasure (1955) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– Revenge (1955) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– The Captive Oasis (1955) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– Tina (1955) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– Caravan Patrol (1955) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– The Golden Loop (1955) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– The Prayer Rug (1955) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– Strange Sanctuary (1955) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– 20 Fathoms Under the Desert (1955) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– Carnival in Zagora (1955) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– Esprit de Corps (1955) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– Camel Race (1955) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– Tala’s Secret (1955) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– Firepower (1955) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– Veils of Death (1955) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– Introduction (1955) … Capt. Michael Gallant
– Carnival in Zagora/The Evil Men Do … Capt. Michael Gallant
– As Long as There Are Arabs … Capt. Michael Gallant
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1957 The Lawless Eighties
Linc Prescott
1956 Gun Brothers
Chad Santee
1955 Star Tonight (TV Series)
The sheriff
– Night, Be Quiet (1955)
– The Murderer (1955) … The sheriff
1955 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
– Million Dollar Rookie (1955)
1955 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
– The Cornered Man (1955)
1953 The Gulf Playhouse (TV Series)
– Prophet in His Land (1953)
1952 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
– A Cowboy for Chris (1952)
1952 King of the Congo
Thunda / Roger Drum
1950 Pirates of the High Seas
Jeff Drake
1950 Captive Girl
1948 Caged Fury
1947 The Sea Hound
Capt. Silver
1947 Last of the Redmen
1946 Outlaws of the Plains
Billy Carson
1946 Swamp Fire
Mike Kalavich
1946 Overland Riders
Billy Carson
1946 Prairie Badmen
Billy Carson
1946 Ghost of Hidden Valley
Billy Carson
1946 Terrors on Horseback
Billy Carson
1946 Gentlemen with Guns
Billy Carson
1945 Prairie Rustlers
Billy Carson / Jim Slade
1945 Fighting Bill Carson
Billy Carson
1945 Border Badmen
Billy Carson
1945 Rustlers’ Hideout
Billy Carson (Billy Gibson in credits)
1945 Stagecoach Outlaws
Billy Carson
1945 Gangster’s Den
Billy Carson
1945 Shadows of Death
Billy Carson
1945 His Brother’s Ghost
Billy Carson
1945 Lightning Raiders
Billy Carson
1944 Oath of Vengeance
Billy Carson
1944 Wild Horse Phantom
Billy Carson
1944 Fuzzy Settles Down
Billy Carson
1944 The Drifter
Billy Carson / Drifter Davis
1944 The Contender
Gary Farrel
1944 Valley of Vengeance
Billy Carson
1944 Thundering Gun Slingers
Billy Carson
1944 Frontier Outlaws
Billy Carson
1944 Nabonga
Ray Gorman
1943 Devil Riders
Billy Carson
1943 Blazing Frontier
Billy the Kid
1943 The Renegade
Billy the Kid
1943 Cattle Stampede
Billy the Kid
1943 Western Cyclone
Billy the Kid
1943 Fugitive of the Plains
Billy the Kid
1943 The Kid Rides Again
Billy the Kid
1942 Queen of Broadway
Ricky Sloane
1942 The Mysterious Rider
Billy the Kid posing as Bill Andrews
1942 Wildcat
Mike Rawlins (as Larry ‘Buster’ Crabbe)
1942 Sheriff of Sage Valley
Billy The Kid / Kansas
1942 Law and Order
Billy the Kid / Lt. Ted Morrison
1942 Jungle Siren
Capt. Gary Hart
1942 Billy the Kid’s Smoking Guns
1942 Billy the Kid Trapped
1941 Billy the Kid’s Round-Up
Billy the Kid
1941 Billy the Kid Wanted
Billy the Kid
1941 Jungle Man
Dr. Robert Hammond, aka Junga
1940 Sailor’s Lady
Rodney (as Larry Crabbe)
1940 Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe
Flash Gordon (as Larry ‘Buster’ Crabbe)
1939 Call a Messenger
Chuck Walsh (as Larry Crabbe)
1939 Colorado Sunset
Dave Haines (as Larry “Buster” Crabbe)
1939 Million Dollar Legs
Coach Jordan (as Larry Crabbe)
1939 Unmarried
Buzz Kinney (as Larry Crabbe)
1939 Buck Rogers
Buck Rogers (as Larry ‘Buster’ Crabbe)
1938 Illegal Traffic
Steve (as Larry Crabbe)
1938 Red Barry
Red Barry (as Larry ‘Buster’ Crabbe)
1938 Hunted Men
James Flowers
1938 Tip-Off Girls
John A. ‘Red’ Deegan (as Larry Crabbe)
1938 Flash Gordon’s Trip to Mars
Flash Gordon
1937 Daughter of Shanghai
Andrew Sleete (as Larry Crabbe)
1937 Thrill of a Lifetime
1937 Sophie Lang Goes West
Steve Clayson (as Larry Crabbe)
1937 Forlorn River
Nevada (as Larry Crabbe)
1937 King of Gamblers
Eddie (as Larry Crabbe)
1937 Murder Goes to College
Strike Belno
1936 Arizona Mahoney
Kirby Talbot
1936 Rose Bowl
Ossie Merrill (as Larry Crabbe)
1936 Lady Be Careful
Jake (as Larry Crabbe)
1936 The Arizona Raiders
Laramie Nelson (as Larry Crabbe)
1936/I Flash Gordon
Flash Gordon
1936 Desert Gold
Chief Moya (as Larry ‘Buster’ Crabbe)
1936 Drift Fence
‘Slinger’ Dunn (as Larry “Buster” Crabbe)
1935 Nevada
Jim Lacey aka ‘Nevada’ (as Larry ‘Buster’ Crabbe)
1935 Wanderer of the Wasteland
Big Ben
1935 Hold ‘Em Yale
Hector Wilmot (as Larry ‘Buster’ Crabbe)
1934 The Oil Raider
Dave Warren
1934 She Had to Choose
Bill Cutler (as Larry ‘Buster’ Crabbe)
1934 We’re Rich Again
Erasmus Rockwell ‘Erp’ Pennington (as Larry ‘Buster’ Crabbe)
1934 You’re Telling Me!
Bob Murchison (as Larry ‘Buster’ Crabbe)
1934 Badge of Honor
Bob Gordon
1934 Search for Beauty
Don Jackson (as Larry ‘Buster’ Crabbe)
1933 The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi
Bob North
1933 To the Last Man
Bill Hayden
1933 Man of the Forest
1933 Tarzan the Fearless
1933 King of the Jungle
Kaspa the Lion Man
1933 The Thundering Herd
Bill Hatch
1932 Island of Lost Souls
Beast (unconfirmed, uncredited)
1932 That’s My Boy
Football Player (uncredited)
1932 The Most Dangerous Game
Sailor who falls off boat (uncredited)
1931 Maker of Men
Football Player (uncredited)
1931 Movie-Town (Short)
Larry Crabbe – Champion Swimmer (uncredited)
1930 Good News
Student (uncredited)

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