198 films of BOB STEELE (1907 - 1988)

by milam_ogden | created - 21 Jan 2016 | updated - 22 Jan 2016 | Public

God danced in this streets on January 23rd when Bob was born in Portland, OR. Born into a theatrical family. Bob's father was director Robert N Bradbury. First appeared on stage as age 2.

Over a career that spanned six decades, Bob appeared in 198 motion pictures. Major genres: western (170), action (48), romance (35) and adventure (33).

62% of his movie were released in the 30s and 40s.

I remember watching Steele as a young boy during Saturday matinee shows featuring cartoons and film serials.

IMDb data summary: mean - 6.0, median - 6.0 and mode - 6.2 (13)

Lowest rated movie - 1.8 Lighting Speed (1928) Highest rated - 8.1 Big Sleep (1946) Rio Bravo (1959)

Steele passed away on December 21st in 1988 in Burbank, CA.

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3. Just Plain Folks (1925)

Drama

Dan Webber, a sailor in the U.S. Navy who has been away from home for many years and presumed dead, returns to his farm to find that his family is about to be evicted. Dan's sweetheart ... See full summary »

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: Kenneth MacDonald, Hal Walters, Monte Collins, Florence Lee

4. Daniel Boone Thru the Wilderness (1926)

Passed | 62 min | Adventure, History, Romance

In pre-revolutionary war days, Daniel Boone captures the white renegade Simon Gerty but lets him go. After Boone moves from North Carolina to homestead in Kentucky, Gerty reappears. This ... See full summary »

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: Roy Stewart, Kathleen Collins, Edward Hearn, Jay Morley

Votes: 11

5. With Davy Crockett at the Fall of the Alamo (1926)

Passed | 60 min | Biography, History, Western

Focuses on Davy Crockett before & during his time at the Alamo as one of the defenders, and ultimately, one of those who gave their lives.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: Cullen Landis, Kathryn McGuire, Edward Hearn, Fletcher Norton

Votes: 13

7. With Sitting Bull at the Spirit Lake Massacre (1927)

Passed | 75 min | Western

A long-thought-lost film finally surfaces after being unseen for over eight decades. Created and copyrighted by Sunset Productions in 1925 but not released until June 15, 1927, this silent ... See full summary »

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: Bryant Washburn, Chief Yowlachie, Anne Schaefer, Jay Morley

Votes: 17

21. The Invaders (1929)

62 min | Western

Two children--a brother and sister--are the only survivors of an Indian attack on a wagon train, and are soon separated. An army officer adopts the boy, and the girl is taken to live with ... See full summary »

Director: J.P. McGowan | Stars: Bob Steele, Edna Aslin, Thomas G. Lingham, J.P. McGowan

22. The Cowboy and the Outlaw (1929)

Passed | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Using as his only clue, the button of of a coat, George Hardcastle (Bob Steele), begins the search for the murderer of his father Pepper Hardcastle (J. P.

Director: J.P. McGowan | Stars: Bob Steele, Edna Aslin, Bud Osborne, Thomas G. Lingham

23. A Texas Cowboy (1929)

58 min | Western

Dick Carlysle returns home to find that his mother has married Brute Kettle who is really out to get the Carlysle ranch. First Kettle gets Bennett to forge a letter saying Dick relinquishes... See full summary »

Director: J.P. McGowan | Stars: Bob Steele, Edna Aslin, J.P. McGowan, Grace Stevens

Votes: 7

26. The Hunted Men (1930)

57 min | Western

Spitzer wants the Gordon ranch, so he has his men waylay and rob him as he returns with money. Dick finding the body also finds a blood soaked money wrapper, a clue that will help him find the culprits.

Director: J.P. McGowan | Stars: Bob Steele, Jean Reno, Lew Meehan, Mack V. Wright

Votes: 10

27. Western Honor (1930)

Passed | 52 min | Action, Drama, Western

Bob Steele is a young rancher who refuses to give in to a gang that is seeking to deprive he and his partner of the contract for supplying cattle to a railroad construction camp. And the ... See full summary »

Director: J.P. McGowan | Stars: Bob Steele, Ione Reed, Perry Murdock, Bill Nestell

28. Near the Rainbow's End (1930)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Music, Romance

It's cattleman Bledsoe against sheep man Wilson and his crooked partner Rankins. When Wilson balks at Rankins' plans, Rankins kills him and blames Tom Bledsoe. But unknown to Rankins there was a witness.

Director: J.P. McGowan | Stars: Bob Steele, Louise Lorraine, Al Ferguson, Lafe McKee

Votes: 27

30. The Oklahoma Cyclone (1930)

Approved | 66 min | Action, Comedy, Music

A cowboy looking for his missing father, poses as an outlaw and joins the gang he thinks is responsible.

Director: John P. McCarthy | Stars: Bob Steele, Rita Rey, Al St. John, Charles King

Votes: 89

31. The Land of Missing Men (1930)

Passed | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Steve O'Neil robs the stage and kidnaps Nita to keep Lopez from doing the same. Then he and Buckshot head for Lopez's hideout for a showdown. The townspeople head after them not knowing ... See full summary »

Director: John P. McCarthy | Stars: Bob Steele, Caryl Lincoln, Al St. John, Eddie Dunn

Votes: 28

32. Headin' North (1930)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Music

Having helped his father escape the law, Jim Curtis heads north with the Marshal chasing him. He and his pal Snicker elude the Marshall by changing clothes with two actors. Now forced to do... See full summary »

Director: John P. McCarthy | Stars: Bob Steele, Barbara Luddy, Perry Murdock, Walter Shumway

Votes: 11

33. The Sunrise Trail (1931)

Passed | 65 min | Action, Western

Working under cover, Tex goes south of the border and joins Rand's gang where he befriends gang member Kansas. He plans to lead the gang into the Sheriff's trap, but hopes to spare his new friend.

Director: John P. McCarthy | Stars: Bob Steele, Blanche Mehaffey, Jack Rube Clifford, Germaine De Neel

Votes: 21

34. The Ridin' Fool (1931)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Remade by Trem Carr and Paul Malvern's "Lone Star Productions" in 1935 as "Desert Trail" starring John Wayne.Cowhand Steve Kendall(Bob Steele) and slick eastern confidence man "Boston" ... See full summary »

Director: John P. McCarthy | Stars: Bob Steele, Frances Morris, Florence Turner, Ted Adams

Votes: 7

35. Near the Trail's End (1931)

Passed | 55 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Bart Morgan controls the town of Cactus City and is keeping all men away from Jane Rankin. When Johnny Day arrives and takes an interest in Jane, Morgan tries to kick him out. Johnny refuses to go and the stage is set for a showdown.

Director: Wallace Fox | Stars: Bob Steele, Marion Shockley, Jay Morley, Si Jenks

Votes: 18

36. The Nevada Buckaroo (1931)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

When the Nevada Kid gets caught in a stage robbery, the gang leader Cherokee gets him released by forging a petition to the Governor. The Kid tries to go straight but the stage he is ... See full summary »

Director: John P. McCarthy | Stars: Bob Steele, Dorothy Dix, Ed Brady, George 'Gabby' Hayes

Votes: 34

37. South of Santa Fe (1932)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Romance, Western

Stone kills Thorton but only gets one half of the map to Thorton's gold mine. Tom arrives, and trying to help Thorton's daughter Beth, sets out after Stone and the half of the map. Posing ... See full summary »

Director: Bert Glennon | Stars: Bob Steele, Janis Elliott, Ed Brady, Eddie Dunn

Votes: 6

38. Law of the West (1932)

Not Rated | 58 min | Western

For revenge the outlaw Morgan steals the Carruthers young son. Seventeen years later Carruthers arrives in the valley where Morgan, his gang, and the now grown Bob hide. After Morgan shoots... See full summary »

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: Bob Steele, Nancy Drexel, Ed Brady, Hank Bell

Votes: 23

39. Riders of the Desert (1932)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Drama, Romance

The Rangers in Arizona are being disbanded but Bob Houston gets them to make one more ride. They go after the outlaw gang led by Hashknife. They catch Hashknife, but he escapes taking ... See full summary »

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: Bob Steele, Gertrude Messinger, Al St. John, George 'Gabby' Hayes

Votes: 25

40. The Man from Hell's Edges (1932)

Passed | 57 min | Western

A cowboy after the man that killed his father goes to prison to get in with his gang.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: Bob Steele, Nancy Drexel, Julian Rivero, Robert Homans

Votes: 30

41. Son of Oklahoma (1932)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Music

Verdugo finds a young boy on the desert and raises him as his son. Now a grown man, Dan is framed for a stagecoach robbery by Brent, the same man that shot his father and tried to take him and his mother away twenty years earlier.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: Bob Steele, Josie Sedgwick, Carmen Laroux, Julian Rivero

Votes: 23

42. Hidden Valley (1932)

Passed | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

A cowboy is hired by an archaeologist to help find "Hidden Valley", where an Indian gold treasure is supposed to be buried. Just when he finds it, the archaeologist is killed, and the cowboy his charged with his murder.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: Bob Steele, Gertrude Messinger, Francis McDonald, Ray Hallor

Votes: 43

43. Texas Buddies (1932)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Kincade and Blake cause a mail plane carrying a payroll to make a forced landing in the desert. When they try to get the money, prospectors Ted and Si drive them away. With the pilot shot, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: Bob Steele, Nancy Drexel, Francis McDonald, Harry Semels

Votes: 40

44. Young Blood (1932)

58 min | Western

Nick is a modern day Robin Hood. But he has to split with his gang and the crooked Sheriff. When the Sheriff kills the Countess he arrests Nick. When they put the rope around his neck Nick ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Bob Steele, Helen Foster, Charles King, Naomi Judge

Votes: 23

45. The Fighting Champ (1932)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Romance, Western

Steele gets into a fight with a ranch foreman, knocking the foreman out. The foreman was supposed to represent the ranch in a prize fight with a middleweight champion. Now Steele finds himself in the fight of his life.

Director: John P. McCarthy | Stars: Bob Steele, Arletta Duncan, Kit Guard, George Chesebro

Votes: 31