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    CLIFF LYONS


    INFORMATION FROM IMDb


    Date of birth
    4 July 1901
    South Dakota, USA


    Date of death
    6 January 1974
    Los Angeles, California, USA.


    Sometimes Credited As:
    Cliff 'Tex' Lyons


    Mini-Biography
    From All Movie Guide:
    A legendary stuntman/stunt coordinator,
    Cliff Lyons was as handsome as any of the stars he doubled and had indeed starred in his own series of silent Westerns under the name of Tex Lyons.
    Having begun his professional career performing with minor rodeos,
    Lyonsdrifted to Hollywood in the early '20s, where he found work as a stuntman in such films as Ben-Hur (1925) and Beau Geste (1927).
    In between these major releases, the newcomer did yeoman duty for Poverty Row entrepreneur Bud Barsky,
    who produced eight Westerns in Sequoia National Park starring, alternately, Lyons and Al Hoxie.
    Lyons would do a second series of eight equally low-budget jobs for producer Morris R. Schlank, filmed at Kernville, CA,
    and released 1928-1930
    . This time, he would alternate with another cowboy star, Cheyenne Bill. Commented Lyons: "We would go on location and make two pictures at a time --
    one of Cheyenne Bill's and one of mine -- and also play the villain in each other's."
    Sound put an end to Lyons' starring career and he spent the next four decades or so as a riding double for the likes of Johnny Mack Brown, Buck Jones,
    Ken Maynard, and even Tom Mix (in the 1935 serial The Miracle Rider).
    In his later years he became closely associated with good friends John Wayne and John Ford, for whom he also did some second-unit directing.
    Although not as remembered today as Yakima Canutt, Lyons was a major force in the burgeoning stunt business and many of his innovations
    are still used by modern practitioners of the craft. He was married from 1938 to 1955 to B-Western heroine Beth Marion,
    with whom he had two sons. ~ Hans J. Wollstein, All Movie Guide
    AMG © 2006 All Media Guide, LLC Portions of content provided by All Movie Guide®, a trademark of All Media Guide, LLC


    Filmography
    Stunts
    1. The Train Robbers (1973) (stunt coordinator)
    2. Chisum (1970) (stunt coordinator) (uncredited) (stunts) (uncredited)
    3. The Great Bank Robbery (1969) (stunts) (uncredited)
    4. The Green Berets (1968) (stunt coordinator) (uncredited) (stunts) (uncredited)
    5. 7 Women (1966) (stunts) (uncredited)
    6. Major Dundee (1965) (stunts) (uncredited)
    7. Cheyenne Autumn (1964) (stunts) (uncredited)
    ... aka John Ford's Cheyenne Autumn (USA: complete title)
    8. Donovan's Reef (1963) (stunts) (uncredited)
    9. McLintock! (1963) (stunt consultant)
    10. Taras Bulba (1962) (stunts) (uncredited)
    11. How the West Was Won (1962) (stunts) (uncredited)
    12. The Comancheros (1961) (stunts) (uncredited)
    13. Two Rode Together (1961) (stunts) (uncredited)
    14. The Alamo (1960) (stunts) (uncredited)
    15. Spartacus (1960) (stunts) (uncredited)
    ... aka Spartacus: Rebel Against Rome (USA: poster title)
    16. Sergeant Rutledge (1960) (stunts) (uncredited)
    17. Ben-Hur (1959) (stunts) (uncredited)
    ... aka Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (USA: alternative title)
    18. The Horse Soldiers (1959) (stunts) (uncredited)
    19. "Peter Gunn" (1958) TV Series (stunts)
    20. Apache Warrior (1957) (stunts) (uncredited)
    21. The Wings of Eagles (1957) (stunts) (uncredited)
    22. Seven Men from Now (1956) (stunts) (uncredited)
    23. The Searchers (1956) (stunts) (uncredited)
    24. The Conqueror (1956) (stunts) (uncredited)
    ... aka Conqueror of the Desert
    25. The Prodigal (1955) (stunts) (uncredited)
    26. Drums Across the River (1954) (stunt coordinator) (uncredited)
    27. Hondo (1953) (stunts) (uncredited)
    28. The Sun Shines Bright (1953) (stunts) (uncredited)
    29. Bend of the River (1952) (stunts) (uncredited)
    ... aka Where the River Bends (UK)
    30. Rio Grande (1950) (stunts) (uncredited)
    ... aka John Ford and Merian C. Cooper's Rio Grande (USA: complete title)
    31. Tripoli (1950) (stunts) (uncredited)
    ... aka The First Marines (USA: reissue title)
    32. Wagon Master (1950) (stunts) (uncredited)
    33. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) (stunts) (uncredited)
    34. The Fighting Kentuckian (1949) (stunt coordinator) (uncredited)
    ... aka A Strange Caravan
    35. Stampede (1949) (stunts) (uncredited)
    36. 3 Godfathers (1948) (stunts) (uncredited)
    37. Fort Apache (1948) (stunts) (uncredited)
    ... aka War Party
    38. Oklahoma Badlands (1948) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    39. Vigilantes of Boomtown (1947) (stunts) (uncredited)
    40. Red River Renegades (1946) (stunts) (uncredited)
    41. San Antonio (1945) (stunt double: Errol Flynn) (uncredited)
    42. Dakota (1945) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    43. Frontier Gal (1945) (stunt double: Sheldon Leonard) (uncredited)
    ... aka The Bride Wasn't Willing (UK)
    44. I'll Be Seeing You (1944) (stunt double: Joseph Cotten) (uncredited)
    45. Stagecoach to Monterey (1944) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    46. Mystery Man (1944) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    47. Trial by Trigger (1944) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    48. Westward Bound (1944) (stunt double: Ken Maynard) (uncredited)
    49. Hands Across the Border (1944) (stunts) (uncredited)
    50. Death Valley Rangers (1943) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    51. Death Valley Manhunt (1943) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    52. Blazing Guns (1943) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    53. Wagon Tracks West (1943) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    54. Frontier Badmen (1943) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    55. The Law Rides Again (1943) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    56. Colt Comrades (1943) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    57. The Man from Thunder River (1943) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    58. Wild Horse Stampede (1943) (stunt double: Hoot Gibson) (uncredited)
    59. The Old Chisholm Trail (1942) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    60. West of the Law (1942) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    61. The Silver Bullet (1942) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    62. Road Agent (1941) (stunts) (uncredited)
    ... aka Texas Road Agent (USA: reissue title)
    63. They Died with Their Boots On (1941) (stunt double: Anthony Quinn) (uncredited)
    64. Arizona Cyclone (1941) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    65. Twilight on the Trail (1941) (stunts) (uncredited)
    66. Riders of the Timberlane (1941) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    67. Outlaws of Cherokee Trail (1941) (stunts) (uncredited)
    68. Man From Montana (1941) (stunts) (uncredited)
    69. Rawhide Rangers (1941) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    70. Law of the Range (1941) (stunt double: Johnny Mack Brown) (uncredited)
    71. Cyclone on Horseback (1941) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    72. Pony Post (1940) (stunt double: Johnny Mack Brown) (uncredited)
    73. Law and Order (1940) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    ... aka Lucky Ralston (UK)
    74. Three Men from Texas (1940) (stunts) (uncredited)
    75. Under Texas Skies (1940) (stunts) (uncredited)
    76. When the Daltons Rode (1940) (stunts) (uncredited)
    77. Son of Roaring Dan (1940) (riding double: Johnny Mack Brown) (uncredited)
    78. Winners of the West (1940) (riding double: Dick Foran and Tom Fadden) (uncredited) (stunts) (uncredited)
    79. The Carson City Kid (1940) (stunts) (uncredited)
    80. The Man from Tumbleweeds (1940) (stunts) (archive footage) (uncredited)
    81. Bad Man from Red Butte (1940) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    82. Rocky Mountain Rangers (1940) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    83. Riders of Pasco Basin (1940) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    84. Dark Command (1940) (stunts) (uncredited)
    85. Rhythm of the Rio Grande (1940) (stunt double: stock footage horse fall) (uncredited)
    86. West of Carson City (1940) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    87. The Light That Failed (1939) (stunts) (uncredited)
    88. Chip of the Flying U (1939) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    89. Desperate Trails (1939) (stunt double: Johnny Mack Brown) (uncredited)
    90. Three Texas Steers (1939) (stunts) (uncredited)
    ... aka Danger Rides the Range
    91. The Oregon Trail (1939) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    92. Man of Conquest (1939) (stunts) (uncredited)
    93. Dodge City (1939) (stunts) (uncredited)
    94. Sunset Trail (1939) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    95. The Arizona Wildcat (1939) (stunts) (uncredited)
    96. Frontiers of '49 (1939) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    97. Honor of the West (1939) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    98. Jesse James (1939) (stunt double: Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda) (uncredited)
    99. Ghost Town Riders (1938) (stunts) (uncredited)
    100. Prairie Justice (1938) (stunts) (uncredited)
    101. In Early Arizona (1938) (stunt double: Bill Elliott) (uncredited)
    ... aka Unwelcome Visitors (UK)
    102. Black Bandit (1938/I) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    103. In Old Mexico (1938) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    104. Valley of the Giants (1938) (stunts) (uncredited)
    105. Flaming Frontiers (1938) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    106. The Last Stand (1938) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    107. Rolling Caravans (1938) (stunts) (uncredited) (archive footage)
    108. Forbidden Valley (1938) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    109. Singing Outlaw (1937) (stunts) (uncredited)
    110. Courage of the West (1937) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    111. Sudden Bill Dorn (1937) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    112. Texas Trail (1937) (stunt double: William Boyd) (uncredited)
    113. Boss of Lonely Valley (1937) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    114. Hollywood Round-Up (1937) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    115. Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937) (stunts) (uncredited)
    116. Law for Tombstone (1937) (stunts) (uncredited)
    117. Black Aces (1937) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    118. Riders of the Dawn (1937) (stunts) (uncredited)
    119. Wild West Days (1937) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    120. Forlorn River (1937) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    ... aka River of Destiny (USA: reissue title)
    121. North of the Rio Grande (1937) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    122. Yodelin' Kid From Pine Ridge (1937) (stunts) (uncredited)
    ... aka The Hero of Pine Ridge
    123. Reckless Ranger (1937) (stunts) (archive footage) (uncredited)
    124. Left-Handed Law (1937) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    125. Hit the Saddle (1937) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    126. Borderland (1937) (stunts) (uncredited)
    127. Sandflow (1937) (stunt double: Buck Jones)
    128. Ranger Courage (1937) (stunt double) (archive footage) (uncredited)
    129. Empty Saddles (1936) (stunts) (uncredited)
    130. Boss Rider of Gun Creek (1936) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    131. The Big Show (1936) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    132. Law and Lead (1936) (stunt double) (archive footage) (uncredited)
    133. The Three Mesquiteers (1936) (stunts) (uncredited)
    134. Ride 'Em Cowboy (1936) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    ... aka Cowboy Roundup (USA: TV title)
    135. Trailin' West (1936) (stunts) (uncredited)
    ... aka On Secret Service (UK)
    136. The Phantom Rider (1936) (stunts) (uncredited)
    137. Winds of the Wasteland (1936) (stunts) (uncredited)
    138. The Fugitive Sheriff (1936) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    ... aka Law and Order (UK)
    139. Avenging Waters (1936) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    140. For the Service (1936) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    141. Three on the Trail (1936) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    142. Heroes of the Range (1936) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    143. Heart of the West (1936) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    144. The Lawless Nineties (1936) (stunts) (uncredited)
    145. Silver Spurs (1936) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    146. Sunset of Power (1935) (stunt double: Buck Jones) (uncredited)
    147. The Singing Vagabond (1935) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    148. Lawless Riders (1935) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    149. Bar 20 Rides Again (1935) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    150. Western Courage (1935) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    151. The Last Days of Pompeii (1935) (stunts) (uncredited)
    152. The Eagle's Brood (1935) (stunts) (uncredited)
    153. Stormy (1935) (stunts) (uncredited)
    154. The Throwback (1935) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    155. Tumbling Tumbleweeds (1935) (stunts) (uncredited)
    156. Hop-Along Cassidy (1935) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    ... aka Hopalong Cassidy Enters (USA: reissue title)
    157. Outlawed Guns (1935) (stunt double: / Buck Jones) (uncredited) (uncredited)
    158. The Roaring West (1935) (stunt double: Buck Jones) (uncredited)
    159. The Miracle Rider (1935) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    160. Stone of Silver Creek (1935) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    161. Rustlers of Red Dog (1935) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    162. Square Shooter (1935) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    163. The Ivory-Handled Gun (1935) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    ... aka Ivory-Handled Guns
    164. Mystery Mountain (1934) (stunt double: Ken Maynard) (uncredited)
    165. When a Man Sees Red (1934) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    166. In Old Santa Fe (1934) (stunts) (uncredited)
    ... aka Down in Old Santa Fe
    167. Prescott Kid (1934) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    168. Rocky Rhodes (1934) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    169. The Red Rider (1934) (stunts) (uncredited)
    170. Smoking Guns (1934) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    ... aka Doomed to Die (UK)
    171. Stingaree (1934) (stunt double: Richard Dix) (uncredited)
    172. Honor of the Range (1934) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    173. The Man Trailer (1934) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    174. Wheels of Destiny (1934) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    175. Gun Justice (1933) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    176. Strawberry Roan (1933) (stunts) (uncredited)
    ... aka Flying Fury (UK)
    177. The Trail Drive (1933) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    178. Gordon of Ghost City (1933) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    179. The Fiddlin' Buckaroo (1933) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    180. King of the Arena (1933) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    181. The Lone Avenger (1933) (stunt double: Ken Maynard) (uncredited)
    182. Rustlers' Roundup (1933) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    183. Smoke Lightning (1933) (stunts) (uncredited)
    184. Tombstone Canyon (1932) (stunts) (uncredited)
    185. The Devil Horse (1932) (stunts) (uncredited)
    186. The Golden West (1932) (stunt double: George O'Brien) (uncredited)
    187. Between Fighting Men (1932) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    188. Fighting for Justice (1932) (stunt double: Tim McCoy) (uncredited)
    189. The Night Rider (1932) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    190. Dynamite Ranch (1932) (stunts) (uncredited)
    191. Mystery Ranch (1932) (stunts) (uncredited)
    192. The Texas Bad Man (1932) (stunts) (uncredited)
    ... aka Defiance (UK)
    193. The Rider of Death Valley (1932) (stunts) (uncredited)
    194. Whistlin' Dan (1932) (stunt double: Ken Maynard) (uncredited)
    195. Law and Order (1932) (stunts) (uncredited)
    ... aka Guns A'Blazing (USA: reissue title)
    196. Battling Buckaroo (1932) (stunts) (uncredited)
    ... aka His Last Adventure (UK)
    197. The Rainbow Trail (1932) (stunts) (uncredited)
    198. Sunset Trail (1932) (stunts) (uncredited)
    199. The Pocatello Kid (1931) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    200. Galloping Thru (1931) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    201. Battling with Buffalo Bill (1931) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    202. Riders of the Purple Sage (1931) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    203. The One Way Trail (1931) (stunt double: Tim McCoy) (uncredited)
    204. Arizona Terror (1931) (stunt double: Ken Maynard) (uncredited)
    205. The Montana Kid (1931) (stunts) (uncredited)
    206. A Holy Terror (1931) (stunts) (uncredited)
    207. Alias: The Bad Man (1931) (stunts) (uncredited)
    ... aka Alias Bad Man (USA: review title)
    208. The Vanishing Legion (1931) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    209. Three Rogues (1931) (stunts) (uncredited)
    ... aka Not Exactly Gentlemen
    210. West of Cheyenne (1931) (stunts) (uncredited)
    211. Red Fork Range (1931) (stunts) (uncredited)
    212. Fighting Thru; or, California in 1878 (1930) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    ... aka Fightin' Ranch (USA)
    213. Under Texas Skies (1930) (stunt double: Bob Custer) (uncredited)
    214. Breed of the West (1930) (stunts) (uncredited)
    215. The Indians Are Coming (1930) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    216. Oklahoma Cyclone (1930) (stunts) (uncredited)
    217. Song of the Caballero (1930/I) (stunts) (uncredited)
    218. Near the Rainbow's End (1930) (stunts) (uncredited)
    219. The Lone Rider (1930) (stunts) (uncredited)
    220. Mountain Justice (1930) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    221. The Cheyenne Kid (1930) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    ... aka The Fighting Test (UK)
    222. Lucky Larkin (1930) (stunt double)
    223. Firebrand Jordan (1930) (stunts) (uncredited)
    ... aka Two-Gun Jordan (USA)
    224. Breezy Bill (1930) (stunts) (uncredited)
    225. The Voice from the Sky (1930) (stunt double) (uncredited)


    226. A Texas Cowboy (1929) (stunts) (uncredited)
    227. The Last Round-Up (1929) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    228. Roaring Guns (1927) (stunts)
    229. Branded, a Bandit (1924) (stunts) (uncredited)


    Actor
    1. Chisum (1970) (uncredited)
    2. The Green Berets (1968) (uncredited)
    3. The War Wagon (1967) (uncredited)
    4. Fabuleuse aventure de Marco Polo, La (1965) (uncredited)
    ... aka Marco the Magnificent (UK) (USA)
    ... aka Marko Polo (Yugoslavia: Serbian title)
    ... aka Meravigliose avventure di Marco Polo, Le (Italy)
    ... aka Scacchiere di Dio, Lo (Italy)
    5. Genghis Khan (1965) (uncredited)
    ... aka Dschingis Khan (West Germany)
    ... aka Dzingis-Kan
    6. Major Dundee (1965) (uncredited)
    7. Donovan's Reef (1963) (uncredited) .... Australian Navy officer
    8. McLintock! (1963) (uncredited)
    9. The Long Ships (1963) (uncredited)
    ... aka Dugi brodovi (Yugoslavia: Serbian title)
    10. Taras Bulba (1962) (uncredited)
    11. The Comancheros (1961) (uncredited)
    12. Two Rode Together (1961) (uncredited) .... William McCandless
    13. "Wagon Train"
    ... aka Major Adams, Trail Master
    - The Colter Craven Story (1960) TV Episode .... Creel
    14. The Alamo (1960) (uncredited)
    15. Spartacus (1960) (uncredited) .... Soldier
    ... aka Spartacus: Rebel Against Rome (USA: poster title)
    16. Sergeant Rutledge (1960) (uncredited) .... Sam Beecher
    17. Ben-Hur (1959) (uncredited) .... Lublon
    ... aka Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (USA: alternative title)
    18. The Young Land (1959) (uncredited) .... Reynolds, Jury Foreman
    19. "Peter Gunn"
    - Breakout (1959) TV Episode .... Minister
    20. Apache Warrior (1957) (uncredited)
    21. The Abductors (1957)
    22. The Wings of Eagles (1957) (uncredited)
    23. Seven Men from Now (1956) .... Henchman
    24. The Searchers (1956) (uncredited) .... Col. Greenhill
    25. Drums Across the River (1954) (uncredited)
    26. Bend of the River (1952) (uncredited) .... Wullie
    ... aka Where the River Bends (UK)
    27. Rio Grande (1950) (uncredited) .... Soldier
    ... aka John Ford and Merian C. Cooper's Rio Grande (USA: complete title)
    28. The Milkman (1950) (uncredited) .... Man
    29. Wagon Master (1950) .... Sheriff of Crystal City
    30. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) (uncredited) .... Trooper Cliff
    31. The Fighting Kentuckian (1949) (uncredited) .... Kentuckian driver
    ... aka A Strange Caravan
    32. 3 Godfathers (1948) (uncredited) .... Guard at Mojave Tanks
    33. Oklahoma Badlands (1948) (uncredited) .... Buggy Henchman
    34. Red River Renegades (1946) (uncredited) .... Murdered Stage Driver
    35. The Phantom Rider (1946) (uncredited) .... Dick [Ch. 7]
    ... aka Ghost Riders of the West (USA: reissue title)
    36. Dakota (1945) (uncredited) .... Bouncer
    37. Frontier Gal (1945) (uncredited) .... Brawler in Candy Shop
    ... aka The Bride Wasn't Willing (UK)
    38. The Purple Monster Strikes (1945) (uncredited) .... Cliff/Rocket workman [Ch. 15]
    ... aka D-Day on Mars (USA: TV title)
    ... aka The Purple Shadow Strikes
    39. Zorro's Black Whip (1944) (uncredited) .... Rock Heavy #3 [Ch. 2]
    40. Stagecoach to Monterey (1944) (uncredited) .... Tom
    41. The Tiger Woman (1944) .... Blair, Thug [Ch. 1]/Temple Heavy [Ch. 3]/Trooper 2 [Ch. 7]/Thug with Travis [Ch. 10]/Ambusher [Ch. 12]
    ... aka Perils of the Darkest Jungle (USA: reissue title)
    42. Song of Russia (1944) (uncredited) .... Wagon Driver
    43. Wagon Tracks West (1943) .... Henchman Matt
    44. Colt Comrades (1943) (uncredited) .... Rancher
    45. The Silver Bullet (1942) (uncredited) .... Stage driver
    46. Road Agent (1941) (uncredited) .... Cowhand
    ... aka Texas Road Agent (USA: reissue title)
    47. Law of the Range (1941) (uncredited) .... Cowhand in bar
    48. Coffins on Wheels (1941) (uncredited) .... Trucker
    ... aka Crime Does Not Pay No. 35: Coffins on Wheels (USA: series title)
    49. Winners of the West (1940) (uncredited) .... Indian/Henchman
    50. West of Carson City (1940) (uncredited) .... Brawler
    51. The Renegade Trail (1939) (uncredited) .... Henchman
    52. Hawaiian Buckaroo (1938) (uncredited) .... Henchman
    53. Sudden Bill Dorn (1937) (uncredited) .... Barfly
    54. Hollywood Round-Up (1937) (uncredited) .... Saloon set brawler
    55. Black Aces (1937) (uncredited) .... Rider
    56. North of the Rio Grande (1937) (uncredited) .... Barfly
    57. Sandflow (1937) (uncredited) .... Cowhand
    58. Trailin' West (1936) (uncredited) .... Gambler
    ... aka On Secret Service (UK)
    59. The Phantom Rider (1936) (uncredited) .... Cowhand
    60. Winds of the Wasteland (1936) (uncredited) .... Express rider
    61. The Lawless Nineties (1936) .... Davis
    62. The Eagle's Brood (1935) (uncredited) .... Cowhand
    63. Stormy (1935) (uncredited) .... Cowhand
    64. Tumbling Tumbleweeds (1935) (uncredited) .... Henchman
    65. Dante's Inferno (1935) (uncredited) .... Stoker on the Paradise
    66. The Roaring West (1935) .... Guard
    67. The Miracle Rider (1935) (uncredited) .... Indian
    68. The Crimson Trail (1935) (uncredited) .... Barroom cowhand
    69. Rustlers of Red Dog (1935) (uncredited) .... Stage guard
    70. In Old Santa Fe (1934) (uncredited) .... Cowhand
    ... aka Down in Old Santa Fe
    71. Prescott Kid (1934) (uncredited) .... Cowhand in Town
    72. Gun Justice (1933) (uncredited) .... Rider
    73. Gordon of Ghost City (1933) (uncredited) .... Rider
    74. The Lone Avenger (1933) (uncredited) .... Townsman
    75. Rustlers' Roundup (1933) (uncredited) .... Henchman
    76. The Devil Horse (1932) (uncredited) .... Cowhand
    77. The Night Rider (1932) .... Bert Logan
    78. Dynamite Ranch (1932) (uncredited) .... Henchman
    79. Law and Order (1932) (uncredited) .... Cowhand
    ... aka Guns A'Blazing (USA: reissue title)
    80. Battling Buckaroo (1932) (uncredited) .... Barfly
    ... aka His Last Adventure (UK)
    81. The Rainbow Trail (1932) (uncredited) .... Horseman
    82. Battling with Buffalo Bill (1931) (uncredited) .... Rider
    83. The Lightning Warrior (1931) (uncredited) .... Henchman
    84. Riders of the Purple Sage (1931) (uncredited) .... Jed
    85. Law of the Rio Grande (1931) (uncredited) .... Deputy
    86. Alias: The Bad Man (1931) (uncredited) .... Cowhand
    ... aka Alias Bad Man (USA: review title)
    87. Three Rogues (1931) (uncredited) .... Deputy
    ... aka Not Exactly Gentlemen
    88. The Painted Desert (1931) (uncredited)
    89. Red Fork Range (1931) .... Skeeter Beldon
    90. Under Texas Skies (1930) (uncredited) .... Mustang
    91. Breed of the West (1930) (uncredited) .... Sheriff #2
    92. Canyon Hawks (1930) .... Tom Hardy
    93. Oklahoma Cyclone (1930) .... Henchman
    94. The Oklahoma Sheriff (1930)
    95. Red Gold (1930) (as Cliff 'Tex' Lyons)
    96. Near the Rainbow's End (1930) (uncredited) .... Lefty
    97. The Lone Rider (1930) (uncredited) .... Henchman
    98. The Canyon of Missing Men (1930) .... Brill Lonergan
    99. The Cheyenne Kid (1930) (uncredited) .... Cowhand
    ... aka The Fighting Test (UK)
    100. The Man from Nowhere (1930)
    ... aka Western Honor
    101. Call of the Desert (1930) .... Nate Thomas
    102. Firebrand Jordan (1930) .... Pete
    ... aka Two-Gun Jordan (USA)
    103. Breezy Bill (1930) .... Bandit
    104. The Voice from the Sky (1930) .... Henchman 'Humpy'
    105. Crusaders of the West (1930) (as Cliff 'Tex' Lyons)
    106. O'Malley Rides Alone (1930) .... Henchman
    107. A Texas Cowboy (1929) (uncredited) .... Sheriff
    108. West of the Rockies (1929) .... Snakey Rogers
    109. Code of the West (1929) .... Leary henchman
    110. The Galloping Lover (1929)
    111. The Cowboy and the Outlaw (1929) .... Slim Saxon
    112. Thundering Thompson (1929)
    113. The Saddle King (1929) .... Rance Baine
    114. The Fighting Terror (1929)
    115. Fighters of the Saddle (1929) .... Weatherby gang member
    ... aka Fighters in the Saddle
    116. The Last Round-Up (1929) .... Jimmy Blyth
    117. Captain Cowboy (1929)
    118. An Oklahoma Cowboy (1929)
    119. The Arizona Kid (1929) .... Red Hank
    ... aka Pursued (USA)
    120. Bullets and Justice (1929) .... Red Barton
    121. Headin' Westward (1929) .... Pat Carle
    122. The Sheriff's Lash (1929) (as Cliff 'Tex' Lyons)
    123. Law of the Mounted (1928)
    124. The Old Code (1928) .... Jaacques de Long
    125. Flashing Hoofs (1928) (as Cliff 'Tex' Lyons)
    126. Manhattan Cowboy (1928) .... Tex Spaulding
    127. Across the Plains (1928) .... Chuck Lang
    128. The Riddle Trail (1928) (as Cliff 'Tex' Lyons)
    129. Roaring Guns (1927)
    130. Western Courage (1927) (uncredited) .... Henchman Cliff
    131. The Range Raiders (1927)
    132. Rider of the Law (1927)
    133. Speeding Hoofs (1927) (uncredited) .... Henchman
    ... aka Lure of the Range
    134. West of the Law (1926) .... Sheriff
    135. Blue Streak O'Neil (1926)
    136. Battling Kid (1926)
    137. The Fighting Ranger (1926)
    138. Road Agent (1926)
    139. Hell Hounds of the Plains (1926) (uncredited) .... Henchman
    ... aka Hellhounds of the Plains


    Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
    1. Big Jake (1971) (second unit director)
    2. The Green Berets (1968) (second unit director)
    3. The War Wagon (1967) (second unit director)
    4. Fabuleuse aventure de Marco Polo, La (1965) (assistant director: action scenes)
    ... aka Marco the Magnificent (UK) (USA)
    ... aka Marko Polo (Yugoslavia: Serbian title)
    ... aka Meravigliose avventure di Marco Polo, Le (Italy)
    ... aka Scacchiere di Dio, Lo (Italy)
    5. Genghis Khan (1965) (second unit director)
    ... aka Dschingis Khan (West Germany)
    ... aka Dzingis-Kan
    6. Major Dundee (1965) (second unit director)
    7. Taras Bulba (1962) (second unit director)
    8. The Comancheros (1961) (action sequences director)
    9. The Alamo (1960) (second unit director)
    10. The Conqueror (1956) (second unit director)
    ... aka Conqueror of the Desert
    11. Hondo (1953) (second unit director) (uncredited)
    12. Rio Grande (1950) (second unit director) (uncredited)
    ... aka John Ford and Merian C. Cooper's Rio Grande (USA: complete title)
    13. Wagon Master (1950) (second unit director) (uncredited)
    14. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) (second unit director) (uncredited)
    15. Fort Apache (1948) (second unit director) (uncredited)
    ... aka War Party
    16. Dark Command (1940) (second unit director) (uncredited)


    Miscellaneous Crew
    1. McLintock! (1963) (technical advisor)
    2. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) (technical advisor)
    3. They Died with Their Boots On (1941) (double) (uncredited)
    4. Against the Law (1934) (double: John Mack Brown) (stand-in: John Mack Brown)
    ... aka Urgent Call


    Archive Footage
    1. D-Day on Mars (1966) (TV) (uncredited) .... Rocket worker
    2. Jungle Gold (1966) (TV) .... Rand (thug)

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

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  • Cliff Lyons, although not as well known as Yakima Canutt,
    was a great stuntsman, a second-unit director and actor.
    Some of his stunt inovations are still in use today.


    He was involved in at least 27 films with Duke,
    some credited and uncredited
    as an stuntman, actor, or technical advisor, and in some films he had several funtions!
    In 11 of those films, (which are highlighted) he was 2nd. Unit director, or Assistant director.;-


    The Train Robbers (1973) (stunt coordinator)
    Big Jake (1971) (second unit director)
    Chisum (1970)(uncredited) actor n (stunt coordinator) (uncredited) (stunts) (uncredited)
    The Green Berets 1968) (uncredited) actor, (stunt coordinator) (uncredited) (stunts) (uncredited) (second unit director)
    The War Wagon (1967) (uncredited) actor (second unit director)
    Donovan's Reef (1963) (uncredited) .... Australian Navy officer and (stunts) (uncredited)
    McLintock! (1963) (uncredited) actor and (stunt consultant), (techinal advisor)
    How the West Was Won (1962) (stunts) (uncredited)
    The Comancheros (1961)(uncredited) actor and (stunts) (uncredited) (action sequences director)
    "Wagon Train"- The Colter Craven Story [(1960) TV Episode .... Creel
    The Alamo (1960) uncredited actor and (stunts) (uncredited) (second unit director)
    The Horse Soldiers (1959) (stunts) (uncredited)
    The Wings of Eagles (1957...actor and (stunts) (uncredited)
    The Searchers (1956) (uncredited) .... Col. Greenhill and (stunts) (uncredited)
    The Conqueror (1956) (stunts) (uncredited) (second unit director)
    Hondo(1953) (stunts) (uncredited) (second unit director) (uncredited)
    Rio Grande (1950) (uncredited) .... Soldier (second unit director) (uncredited)
    She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) (uncredited) .... Trooper Cliff , (stunts) (uncredited) and (technical advisor) (second unit director) (uncredited)
    The Fighting Kentuckian (1949) and (stunt coordinator) (uncredited)
    3 Godfathers (1948)(uncredited) .... Guard at Mojave Tanks and (stunts) (uncredited)
    Fort Apache (1948) (stunts) (uncredited) (second unit director) (uncredited)
    Dakota (1945) .... Bouncer and (stunt double) (uncredited)
    Dark Command (1940) (uncredited)(stunts) (uncredited) (second unit director ) (uncredited)
    Three Texas Steers (1939) (stunts) (uncredited)
    The Oregon Trail (1939) (stunt double) (uncredited)
    Winds of the Wasteland (1936) (uncredited) .... Express rider and (stunts) (uncredited)
    The Lawless Nineties (1936) .... Davis and (stunts) (uncredited)



    Cliff Lyons, was obviously an integral part of Duke's inner circle,
    firstly doubling and stunting for him, playing bit parts,
    and finally finishing up as second unit director, to John Ford, and then Duke.


    Cliff of course, in the movie 3 Godfathers , dressed up as Harry Carey Snr.,
    mounted Harry's horse Sunny, rode up the crest of a hill,
    stopped, and looked into the sunset, in a typical Carey pose.


    Although this was the final scene to be shot, John Ford starts the film,
    with this fitting tribute,


    'To the Memory of Harry Carey,
    Bright Star, of the Early Western Sky'


    The benefit of these biogs, of the lesser names,
    make one realise, how important they were, and Cliff Lyons, is no exception.
    An unsung hero, in the truest word.


    chuckhayward_johnwayne.jpg

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

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  • A few interesting links about Cliff Lyons -


    http://www.jwayne.com/costars/Cliff_Lyons.shtml


    http://www.classicimages.com/1998/december98/bethmarion.html
    (Beth Marion - wife of Cliff Lyons)


    [url=http://www.villagevoice.com/film/0409,hoberman3,51451,20.html]http://www.villagevoice.com/film/0409,hobe...3,51451,20.html[/url]
    (re: Communist plot to kill JW, mention of Cliff Lyons)


    Mrs. C :angel1:

  • If you have watched 'The Searchers', he is the cavalry officer who asks Ward Bond about his injury during the raid at the end of the film.


    In 'She Wore a Yellow Ribbon', he helps stop the runaway coach at the beginning of the film.



    -ncb

    My heroes have always been cowboys.

  • Quote

    Originally posted by nathan_brittles@Mar 19 2006, 02:27 AM
    If you have watched 'The Searchers', he is the cavalry officer who asks Ward Bond about his injury during the raid at the end of the film.


    In 'She Wore a Yellow Ribbon', he helps stop the runaway coach at the beginning of the film.
    -ncb

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    Hi Nathan,
    Thank you. It helps.
    Vera :rolleyes:

  • HA! Rival superstar, Mao Tse Tung. That's a hot one. He may have been the leader of Red China but, everything I've read about him was that he was a disgusting pig who never bathed and had an ongoing supply of women to keep him happy. Duke could've whipped him to a frazzle.

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  • LOL as he told Jeffrey Hunter he could do to him in The Searchers....nice use of a quote there Wanamo Jim!


    HA! Rival superstar, Mao Tse Tung. That's a hot one. He may have been the leader of Red China but, everything I've read about him was that he was a disgusting pig who never bathed and had an ongoing supply of women to keep him happy. Duke could've whipped him to a frazzle.

    God, she reminds me of me! DUKE

  • To re-introduce one of Duke's leading stuntmen.
    I am sure not many realise he made 27 films with Duke!!!


    He was second unit director in quite a few, wasn't he, Keith? I have been told that he was kind of like the Pappy of stuntmen. Don't know enough about him yet. Still saving money for all the books. Dobe's in on sale for a pittance right now on Amazon, but can't swing it......hope it doesn't go up before I get some new orders in! KP keith

    God, she reminds me of me! DUKE

  • Nathan, you are oh so close to the first major milestone....have to keep my eye on you!

    God, she reminds me of me! DUKE

  • Hi Keith,
    Have you a closer photo of Clyff Lyons? I can't identify him in the movies.
    Regards,
    Vera :rolleyes:


    Senta, don't seem to be to many closeups of Cliff available. The one Keith posted below with him and Duke and others is a good one for his later years though. If he has a speaking part, you will learn to tell him from his rather high voice. Here is an older shot of him in action. THE OTHER KEITH, LOL Also, if you have Wagon Master available to watch, he is the sheriff at the beginning who rides the bucking horse. You can get a really good idea of his looks and speaking voice there and in the card game a little bit later in the movie.

    God, she reminds me of me! DUKE

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  • He was second unit director in quite a few, wasn't he, Keith? KP keith


    His second Unit movies are listed in the opening post,
    but most them he is involved with Duke ,anyway!


    I notice you have replied to posts of Senta and Nathan Brittles.
    Thanks, However please note these members have been inactive,
    for a long, long time, so will not be aware of your replies

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

  • His second Unit movies are listed in the opening post,
    but most them he is involved with Duke ,anyway!


    I notice you have replied to posts of Senta and Nathan Brittles.
    Thanks, However please note these members have been inactive,
    for a long, long time, so will not be aware of your replies


    LOL didn't even notice that. Thought it was all a new one. But, that was a nice pic of Cliff leaning out to swoop up the lady!
    Oh, please excuse the double post on the second Unit.....didn't see yours.

    God, she reminds me of me! DUKE