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Bill Patton

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A former cowpuncher and rodeo rider who doubled in films for Roy Stewart, William Desmond, and William S. Hart, American silent screen actor Bill Patton became a Western star in his own right with Outlawed (1921). Patton actually managed to inject quite a bit of humor into this mundane ranger melodrama but the low-budget film nevertheless failed to develop into a series. Producer Wid Gunning attempted to turn Patton into a modern dress crime fighter with Alias Phil Kennedy (1922), filming on location in Long Beach, but, again, no series materialized. Personable enough and a splendid rider, Patton bore an unfortunate resemblance to white-faced slapstick comic Larry Semon and was quite simply not hero material. But not for the lack of trying: Patton went on to star for various fly-by-night organizations all through the 1920s, usually playing his stock-in-trade of a lawman disguising himself as a dim city dude in order to infiltrate the outlaw gang. The Patton Westerns, however, remained bottom-of-the-barrel fare and Patton was finished as a star at the advent of sound, dropping in status to become a mere member of the posse.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
91% The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Loader
1945
No Score Yet Prairie Pals
  • Townsman (uncredited)
1942
67% The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
  • Actor
1939
No Score Yet Law for Tombstone
  • Henchman (uncredited)
1937
No Score Yet Law of the 45's
  • saloon guest
1935
No Score Yet The Cowboy and the Bandit
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet Border Vengeance
  • Jack
1935
No Score Yet Pals of the Range
  • The Stranger
1935
No Score Yet The Ghost Rider
  • Henchman Max
1935
No Score Yet The Brand of Hate
  • ranch hand
1934
No Score Yet Way of the West
  • Buck
1934
No Score Yet Honor of the Range
  • Cowhand (uncredited)
1934
No Score Yet The Rawhide Terror
  • Ben
1934
No Score Yet Phantom Thunderbolt
  • henchman
1933
No Score Yet Beau Bandit
  • Actor
1930
No Score Yet Beyond the Trail
  • Bill
1926
No Score Yet Fangs of Fate
  • Actor
1925
No Score Yet Smoking Trail
  • Actor
1924
No Score Yet Desert Secret
  • Actor
1924

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