Allan “Rocky” Lane
(September 22, 1909 – October 27, 1973)
El Paso Stampede (1953) was Allan “Rocky” Lane’s last series Western for Republic. It was directed by Harry Keller, whose work on Quantez (1957) I’ve been praising the last few days. Lane’s costar is Phyllis Coates, who’d recently done the first season of The Adventures Of Superman.
Of course, Lane’s career was for from over. He had a handful of pictures yet to make, including The Saga of Hemp Brown (1958) with Beverly Garland, Rory Calhoun, Russell Johnson, Yvette Vickers and John Larch (what a cast). And then there’s being the voice of Mister Ed.
By the way, El Paso Stampede is available from VCI Entertainment.