Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

"Death Valley Rangers"

Based at Monogram (Melody) Ranch, Placerita Canyon

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DEATH VALLEY RANGERS

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Publicity Photo

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Publicity Photo

Starting at front, second from left: Bob Steele, Hoot Gibson and Ken Maynard "buddy up" in the 1943 Monogram buddy picture, "Death Valley Rangers," which was based at Ernie Hickson's Placeritos/Monogram Ranch (later called Melody Ranch) in Placerita Canyon.

The Corrigan movie ranch in Simi Valley was used for some of the location filming; this scene is at Corriganville.

"Death Valley Rangers" is produced and directed by Robert Emmett Tansey from a screenplay by Elizabeth Beecher adapted from a story by Tansey and Frances Kavanaugh. The stunt performers are Ben Corbett (Gibson's double), Rex Rossi (Steele's double), Jack Hendricks, Cliff Lyons and Wally West. The picture also features Weldon Heyburn, Linda Brent, Bryant Washburn, Glenn Strange, Forrest Taylor, Karl Hackett, Lee Roberts, Charles King, George Chesebro, John Bridges, Al Ferguson, Steve Clark, Curley Dresden and Frank Ellis.


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