BOB CUSTER: 10 WESTERNS
BOB CUSTER: 10 WESTERNS
Product Code: BOBCUSTER10WSTRNS
Availability: In Stock
Price: $19.95
Description

This five-disc set contains ten vintage cowboy westerns starring Bob Custer in the lead. Yes, we know he worked for a low-budget poverty row studio, but these are fun.

Includes the following: Son of the Plains (1931), Headin’ for Trouble (1931), Code of the West (1929), Manhattan Cowboy (1928), Quick Trigger Lee (1931), Law of the Rio Grande (1931), Under Texas Skies (1930), Riders of the North (1931), Mark of the Spur (1932) and Ambush Valley (1936).

 

BOB CUSTER BIOGRAPHY

Kentucky-born Bob Custer was an actual cowboy who left the range to perform in rodeo shows. Like many other rodeo performers, he discovered appearing in western films paid quite a bit more (and was much less dangerous) than bull-riding and steer-roping, and he began to gain popularity as a western star in a series of medium-budget films in the early and mid-'20s. Unlike other cowboy stars, however, Custer branched out into other genres, using his real name of Raymond Glenn. He returned to making westerns in the late 1920s but the advent of talkies posed a huge problem for Custer: he choked when reading lines. This mike fright was compounded by the fact that he was working at the bottom of the food chain in Hollywood, in micro-budgeted oaters by cheapjack producers like Harry S. Webb and J.P. McGowan; the shoddy productions only served to magnify Custer's limitations as an actor. His last two films were dismal -- the dog got top billing. Consequently, he never regained the measure of popularity he had in the 1920s. He appeared in his last film in 1936. 

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