Bob Steele

1907 - 1988

The actor Bob Steele was born as Robert Adrian Bradbury in Pendleton, Oregon.
His impressive career lasted six decades in which he played in nearly 200 movies.

His father Robert N. Bradbury was a director and produced with Bob Steele und his twin brother Bill 16 short films like "The Adventures of Bob and Bill" (20), "The American Badger" (21), "Daniel Boone Through the Wilderness" (25), "Davy Crockett at the Fall of the Alamo" (26) and "The Mojave Kid" (27), in those days Bob Steele acted with his real name Bob Bradbury jr.

Bob Steele took part in a movie for the first time in 1926, which was not directed by his father - "The College Boob" (26). His career took fast shape. He has adopted the pseudonym Steele and became established as an actor in countless western movies. His silent movies comprise among others "The Bandit's Son" (27), "Driftin' Sands" (28), "Breed of the Sunsets" (28), "Trail of Courage" (28), "Captain Careless" (28) and "The Amazing Vagabond" (29).

In the 30's he became a star of B-western movies, beside it he also took part in other genres like "Of Mice and Men" (39).
To his well-known movies of the 30's belong "The Man from Nowhere" (30), "Hunted Men" (30), "Law of the West" (32), "Young Blood" (32), "The Gallant Fool" (33), "Smokey Smith" (35), "Trail of Terror" (35), "Border Phantom" (37), "Colorado Kid" (37), "Thunder in the Desert" (38) and "The Pal from Texas" (39).

He could continue his western career till the 40's with "Billy the Kid in Texas" (40), "Lone Star Raiders" (40), "The Great Train Robbery" (41), "West of Cimarron" (41), "The Blocked Trail" (43) and "Wildfire" (45).

When his fame as a western actor faded he appeared in other movies as a character actor, especially in "The Big Sleep" (46). Other movies of the 40's and 50's are "Thunder Town" (46), "Killer McCoy" (47), "Exposed" (47), "Forth Worth" (51), "The Lion and the Horse" (52), "Island in the Sky" (53), "The Spoilers" (55), "The Steel Jungle" (56) and "The Atomic Submarine" (59).

He became a last time well-known for the public at large as Trooper Duffy in the serial "F Troop" (65), his last movie was "Nightmare Honeymoon" (73).

Other movies with Bob Steele: 
Catching a Coon (21) Trailing the Coyote (21) The Civet Cat (22) Sitting Bull at the Spirit Lake Massacre (27) The Ridin' Renegade (28) Man in the Rough (28) Lightning Speed (28) Headin' for Danger (28) Come and Get It! (29) Laughing at Death (29) A Texas Cowboy (29) The Invaders (29) The Cowboy and the Outlaw (29) Breezy Bill (30) Near the Rainbow's End (3) The Oklahoma Sheriff (30) Oklahoma Cyclone (30) The Land of Missing Men (30) Headin' North (30) Sunrise Trail (31) The Ridin' Fool (31) The Nevada Buckaroo (31) Near the Trail's End (31) At the Ridge (31 South of Santa Fe (32) Riders of the Desert (32) Man from Hell's Edges (32) Son of Oklahoma (32) Hidden Valley (32) Texas Buddies (32) The Fighting Champ (32) Breed of the Border (33) Galloping Romeo (33) The Ranger's Code (33) The Mystery Squadron (33) Trailing North (33) A Demon for Trouble (34) Brand of Hate (34) No Man's Range (35) Kid courageous (35) Big Calibre (35) Tombstone Terror (35) Sundown Saudners (35) Powdersmoke Range (35) Rider of the Law (35) Western Justice (35) The Kid Ranger (36) Last of the Warrens (36) The Law Rides (36) Brand of the Outlaws (36) Cavalry (36) The Run Ranger (37) Lightnin' Crandall (37) The Trusted Outlaw (37) Gun Lords of Stirrup Basin (37) Doomed at Sundown (37) Red Rope (37) Ridin' the Lone Trail (37) Arizona Gunfighter (37) Paroled - To Die (38) The Feud Maker (38) Desert Patrol (38) Durango Valley Raiders (38) Feud of the Range (39) Smoky Trails (39) Mesquite Buckaroo (39) Riders of the Sage (39) El Diablo Rides (39) Wild Horse Valley (40) Pinto Canyon (40) The Carson City Kid (40) Billy the Kid Outlawed (40) Under Texas Skies (40) The Trail Blazers (40) Billy the Kid's Gun Justice (40) Billy the Kid's Range War (41) Prairie Pioneers (41) Pals of the Pecos (41) Billy the Kid's Fightin Pals (41) Saddlemates (41) Gangs of Sonora (41) Billy the Kid in Santa Fe (41) Outlaws of Cherokee Trail (41) Gauchos of El Dorado (41) Code of the Outlaw (42) Raiders of the Range (42) Westward Ho (42) The Phantom Plainsmen (42) Shadows on the Sage (42) Valley of Hunted Men (42) Thunderin Trails (43) Santa Fe Scouts (43) Riders of the Rio Grande (43) Revenge of the Zombies (43) Death Valley Rangers (43) Westward Bound (44) Arizona Whirlwind (44) Outlaw Trail (44) Sonora Stagecoach (44) Marked Trails (44) The Utah Kid (44) Trigger Law (44) The Navajo Kid (45) Northwest Trail (45) Six Gun Man (46) Ambush Trail (46) Sheriff of Redwood Valley (46) Rio Grande Raiders (46) Twilight on the Rio Grande (47) Cheyenne (47) Bandits of Dark Canyon (47) South of St. Louis (49) The Savage Horde (50) Silver Canyon (51) The Enforcer (51) Cattle Drive (51) Rose of Cimarron (52) San Antone (53) Savage Frontier (53) Column South (53) The Outcast (54) Drums Across the River (54) Last of the Desperados (55) The Fighting Chance (55) Serie "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: Trail's End for a Cowboy" (55) Serie "Cheyenne: Lone Gun" (56) Pardners (56) Gun for a Coward (56) Duel at Apache Wells (57) The Parson and the Outlaw (57)  Serie "Maverick: War of the Silver Kings" (57) Serie "Have Gun Will Travel: The High Graders" (58) Serie "Maverick: The Seventh Hand" (58) Serie "The Californians: The Marshal" (58) Serie "Maverick: Holiday at Hollow Rock" (58) Once Upon a Horse (58) Giant From the Unknown (58) Pork Chop Hill (59) Serie "Rawhide: Incident of the Tumbleweed Wagon" (59) Serie "The Californians: Gold-Tooth Charlie" (59) Serie "Rawhide: Incident of Fear in the Streets" (59) Serie "The Rebel: Judgment" (59) Serie "Hotel de Paree: The Man Who Believed in Love" (59) Serie "The Rebel: In Memoriam" (59) Serie "The Deputy: Backfire" (60) Serie "Hotel de Paree: Sundance and the Bare-Knuckled Fighters" (60) Serie "Rawhide: Incident of the Deserter" (60) Hell Bent for Leather (60) Six Black Horses (62) the Wild Westerners (62) Serie "The Wide Country: The Bravest Man in the World" (62) Serie "Temple Houston: Gallows in Galilee" (63) McLintock! (63) 4 for Texas (63) Bullet for a Badman (64) Taggart (65) Requiem for a Gunfighter (65) The Bounty Killer (65) Shenandoah (65) Town Tamer (65) Hang 'em High (67) The Great Bank Robbery (69) Serie "Then Came Bronson: The 3:13 Arrives at Noon" (69) Serie "Family Affair: The Old Cowhand" (70) Something Big (71)