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Art Davis



A cowboy troubadour who had recorded for both Victor and Columbia, rotund Art Davis appeared as a musician in a few B-Westerns before supporting one-time-only cowboy star Monte Rawlins (aka Dean Spencer) in the bizarre The Adventures of the Masked Phantom (1939). Davis billed himself as Larry Mason for the occasion, perhaps hoping that no one would notice his participation in this, one of the decade's more ridiculous (albeit entertaining) low-budget ventures. He was Art Davis again when signed by poverty row newcomer PRC in 1942, as one of the Frontier Marshals. The ramshackle studio's bid to compete with rival Republic Pictures' popular Three Mesquiteers Westerns, the Frontier Marshal vehicles co-starred Davis with screen newcomer and fellow troubadour Bill "Cowboy Rambler" Boyd and Lee Powell. The latter, who took care of most of the action, suffered the indignity of being billed below his two sidekicks but that was truly the sole remarkable feature of this wretched series. The demise of Frontier Marshals after only six installments came as a relief to everyone concerned and Davis returned to performing with his hillbilly singing group Art Davis and his Rhythm Rangers. The Art Davis of B-Westerns should not be confused with the animator of the same name.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Imagine the Sound
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales
  • Director
1982
No Score Yet Brutes and Savages
  • Director
1977
No Score Yet Porky Chops
  • Director
1949
No Score Yet Prairie Pals
  • Himself
1942
No Score Yet Rolling Down the Great Divide
  • Art
1942
No Score Yet Along the Sundown Trail
  • Himself
1942
No Score Yet Texas Man Hunt
  • Himself
1942
No Score Yet Tumbleweed Trails
  • Actor
1942
No Score Yet The Texas Marshal
  • Art Davis
1941
No Score Yet Code of the Cactus
  • Henchman/Singer Hank
1939
No Score Yet Six-Gun Rhythm
  • Mike
1939
No Score Yet Phantom Gold
  • Happy
1938
No Score Yet Springtime in the Rockies
  • Gene's Fiddler/Guitarist
1937
No Score Yet Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm
  • Fiddle Player (uncredited)
1937
No Score Yet Git Along Little Dogies
  • musician
1937
No Score Yet Sagebrush Troubadour
  • Musician (uncredited)
1935

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