Hoot Gibson filmography

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Hoot Gibson
Hoot Gibson (c. 1924)

This is a complete filmography of American actor Hoot Gibson (August 6, 1892 – August 23, 1962), including his performances between 1910 and 1960. Gibson appeared in more than 200 films.


Gibson's career began in 1910 with early silent film "shorts", and he continued as a movie star once "talkies" were introduced, his first sound film being The Long, Long Trail (1929).[1] Primarily starring in Western films, Gibson worked with many directors, including John Ford, who would direct many popular American Westerns and Civil War films, over his fifty years of film production, including The Horse Soldiers (1959), starring John Wayne, in which Gibson played a supporting role. As with many silent and early recordings, a number of Gibson's films are considered to be lost.


Year Title Role Director(s) Notes
1910 Pride of the Range Francis Boggs
The Two Brothers D. W. Griffith
1911 The New Superintendent Undetermined (uncredited) Francis Boggs
1912 His Only Son
1913 Cowboy Sports and Pastimes
In the Secret Service
1914 Shotgun Jones Colin Campbell
The Telltale Knife William Duncan
The Hazards of Helen Messenger / Etzer J.P. McGowan A film series (or serial); he appeared in Episode 26, "The Wild Engine" (aired May 8, 1915).[2]
The Man from the East Butler Tom Mix
1915 Buckshot John Medicine Show Crowd (uncredited) Hobart Bosworth
The Man from Texas Deputy (uncredited) Tom Mix
The Death Train Etzer, Doyle's pal J.P. McGowan
The Pay Train Orturo J.P. McGowan
Judge Not; or The Woman of Mona Diggings Undetermined (uncredited) Robert Z. Leonard
The Ring of Destiny Cleo Madison
Stingaree James W. Horne
1916 A Knight of the Range Bob Graham Jacques Jaccard
Stampede in the Night Jacques Jaccard
The Night Riders Jacques Jaccard
The Passing of Hell's Crown Jacques Jaccard
The Wedding Guest Jacques Jaccard
1917 The Voice on the Wire Stuart Paton
A 44-Calibre Mystery Fred Kelsey
The Golden Bullet "Red" Johnson Fred Kelsey
The Wrong Man Chip's pal Fred Kelsey
Cheyenne's Pal Cowboy John Ford
The Soul Herder John Ford
Straight Shooting Danny Morgan (credits) / Sam Turner (titles) John Ford
The Texas Sphinx Fred Kelsey
The Secret Man Chuck Fadden John Ford
A Marked Man Undetermined John Ford
1918 Headin' South
A Woman in the Web Vassily, Ivan's Brother
Play Straight or Fight Paul Hurst
The Midnight Flyer George Marshall
The Branded Man Sheriff
Danger, Go Slow uncredited Robert Z. Leonard
1919 The Black Horse Bandit Harry Harvey
The Fighting Brothers Lonnie Larkin John Ford
His Buddy George Holt
The Rustlers Reginald Barker
Ace High George Holt
Rustlers John Ford
Gun Law Bart Stevens aka Smoke Gublen John Ford
The Gun Packer Gang Leader John Ford
By Indian Post Chub John Ford
Kingdom Come George Holt
The Fighting Heart B. Reeves Eason
The Four-Bit Man B. Reeves Eason
The Jack of Hearts B. Reeves Eason
The Crow B. Reeves Eason
The Face in the Watch Edward A. Kull
The Tell Tale Wire B. Reeves Eason
The Trail of the Holdup Man George Holt
The Lone Hand George Holt
The Double Hold-Up Phil Rosen
1920 Winning a Home
The Jay Bird Phil Rosen
West Is Best Phil Rosen
Roarin' Dan Phil Rosen
The Sheriff's Oath Phil Rosen
Hair Trigger Stuff B. Reeves Eason
Runnin' Straight Arthur J. Flaven
Held Up for the Makin's B. Reeves Eason
The Rattler's Hiss B. Reeves Eason
His Nose in the Book B. Reeves Eason
Wolf Tracks Mack V. Wright
Masked Mack V. Wright
Thieves' Clothes Mack V. Wright
The Broncho Kid Mack V. Wright
The Fightin' Terror Hoot Gibson
The Shootin' Kid Hoot Gibson
The Smilin' Kid Hoot Gibson
The Champion Liar Hoot Gibson
The Big Catch Leo D. Maloney
A Gamblin' Fool Leo D. Maloney
The Grinning Granger Leo D. Maloney
One Law for All Leo D. Maloney
The Shootin' Fool Hoot Gibson
'In Wrong' Wright Albert Russell
Cinders Edward Laemmle
Double Danger Albert Russell
The Two-Fisted Lover Edward Laemmle
Tipped Off Albert Russell
Superstition Edward Laemmle
The Stranger
The Brand Blotter
Fight It Out Sandy Adams Albert Russell
The Man with the Punch The stranger Edward Laemmle
The Trail of the Hound Albert Russell
1921 The Saddle King Edward Laemmle
The Winning Track
The Driftin' Kid Albert Russell
Sweet Revenge Edward Laemmle
Kickaroo Albert Russell
The Fightin' Fury Hoot Gibson
Out o' Luck Hoot Gibson
The Cactus Kid Lee Kohlmar
Who Was the Man? Lee Kohlmar
Crossed Clues William James Craft
Double Crossers William James Craft
The Wild Wild West Lee Kohlmar
Bandits Beware Lee Kohlmar
The Movie Trail Charles Thompson
The Man Who Woke Up Lee Kohlmar
Beating the Game Lee Kohlmar
Action Sandy Brouke John Ford
Red Courage B. Reeves Eason
Sure Fire Jeff Bransford John Ford
The Fire Eater Bob Corey B. Reeves Eason
1922 Headin' West William James Craft
The Bearcat The Singin' Kid Edward Sedgwick
Step on It! Vic Collins Jack Conway
Trimmed Dale Garland Harry A. Pollard
The Loaded Door Bert Lyons Harry A. Pollard
The Galloping Kid "Simplex" Cox Nat Ross
The Lone Hand Laramie Lad B. Reeves Eason
Ridin' Wild Cyril Henderson Nat Ross
1923 Kindled Courage Andy Walker William Worthington
The Gentleman from America Dennis O'Shane Edward Sedgwick
Single Handed Hector MacKnight Edward Sedgwick
Dead Game "Katy" Didd Edward Sedgwick
Double Dealing Ben Slowbell Henry Lehrman
Shootin' for Love Duke Travis Edward Sedgwick
Out of Luck Sam Pertune Edward Sedgwick
Blinky Geoffrey Arbuthnot Islip (Blinky) Edward Sedgwick
The Ramblin' Kid The Ramblin' Kid Edward Sedgwick
The Thrill Chaser Omar K. Jenkins Edward Sedgwick
1924 Hook and Ladder Ace Cooper Edward Sedgwick
Ride for Your Life Bud Watkins Edward Sedgwick
40-Horse Hawkins Luke Hawkins Edward Sedgwick
Broadway or Bust Dave Hollis Edward Sedgwick
Hit and Run "Swat" Anderson Edward Sedgwick
The Sawdust Trail Clarence Elwood Butts Edward Sedgwick
Hello, 'Frisco Himself Slim Summerville
The Ridin' Kid from Powder River Bud Watkins Edward Sedgwick
1925 The Hurricane Kid The Hurricane Kid Edward Sedgwick
The Taming of the West John Carleton Arthur Rosson
The Saddle Hawk Ben Johnson Edward Sedgwick
Let 'er Buck Bob Carson Edward Sedgwick
Spook Ranch Bill Bangs Edward Laemmle
The Calgary Stampede Dan Malloy Herbert Blaché
1926 The Arizona Sweepstakes Coot Cadigan Clifford Smith
Chip of the Flying U[3] Chip Bennett Lynn Reynolds
The Flaming Frontier[4] Bob Langdon Edward Sedgwick
The Phantom Bullet "Click" Farlane Clifford Smith
The Man in the Saddle Jeff Morgan Jr.
  • Lynn Reynolds
  • Clifford Smith
The Shoot 'Em Up Kid Hoot Gibson
The Texas Streak Chad Pennington / Tommy Hawk Lynn Reynolds
The Buckaroo Kid Ed Harley Lynn Reynolds
1927 The Silent Rider Jerry Alton Lynn Reynolds
The Denver Dude Rodeo Randall B. Reeves Eason
Hey! Hey! Cowboy Jimmie Roberts
  • Edward Laemmle
  • Lynn Reynolds
The Prairie King Andy Barden B. Reeves Eason
A Hero on Horseback Billy Garford Del Andrews
Painted Ponies Bucky Simms B. Reeves Eason
Galloping Fury Billy Halen B. Reeves Eason
1928 The Rawhide Kid Dennis O'Hara B. Reeves Eason
A Trick of Hearts Ben Tully B. Reeves Eason
The Flyin' Cowboy Bill Hammond B. Reeves Eason
The Wild West Show (1928 film) Rodeo Bill Del Andrews
Riding for Fame Scratch 'Em Hank Scott B. Reeves Eason
Clearing the Trail Pete Watson B. Reeves Eason
The Danger Rider Hal "Tucson Joe" Doyle Henry MacRae
1929 King of the Rodeo Montana Kid Henry MacRae
Burning the Wind Richard Gordon Jr.
  • Herbert Blaché
  • Henry MacRae
Smilin' Guns Jack Purvin Henry MacRae
The Lariat Kid Tom Richards B. Reeves Eason
The Winged Horseman Skyball Smith
  • B. Reeves Eason
  • Arthur Rosson
A stuntwoman, Leta Belle Wichart, was killed doubling for Ruth Elder. Wichart fell 3,000 feet without her parachute opening. She was 22 or 23 years old and reputed to be one of the most experienced woman jumpers in the USA.[5]
Points West Cole Lawson Jr. Arthur Rosson
The Long Long Trail The Ramblin' Kid Arthur Rosson
Courtin' Wildcats Clarence Butts Jerome Storm
1930 The Mounted Stranger Pete Ainslee aka The Ridin' Kid Arthur Rosson
Trailing Trouble Ed King Arthur Rosson
Roaring Ranch Jim Dailey B. Reeves Eason
Trigger Tricks[6] Texas Ranger Tim Brennan B. Reeves Eason
Spurs[7] Bob Merril B. Reeves Eason
The Concentratin' Kid[8] Concentratin' Kid Arthur Rosson
1931 Clearing the Range[9] Curt "El Capitan" Fremont Otto Brower
Wild Horse Jim Wright
Hard Hombre[10] William Penn "Peaceful" Patton Otto Brower
1932 Local Bad Man Jim Bonner Otto Brower
The Gay Buckaroo[11] Clint Hale Phil Rosen
Spirit of the West Johnny Ringo posing as Ben Bailey Otto Brower
A Man's Land Tex Mason Phil Rosen
The Boiling Point[12] Jimmy Duncan George Melford
Cowboy Counsellor Dan Alton George Melford
1933 The Dude Bandit[13] "Ace" Cooper posing as Tex George Melford
The Fighting Parson Steve Hartley Harry L. Fraser
1935 Sunset Range "Reasonin'" Bates Ray McCarey
Rainbow's End[14] Neil Gibson Jr. Norval Spencer
Powdersmoke Range[15] Stony Brooke Wallace Fox
Swifty[16] Swifty Alan James
1936 Frontier Justice Brent Halston Robert F. McGowan
Lucky Terror Lucky Carson aka The Lucky Terror Alan James
Feud of the West "Whitey" Revell Harry L. Fraser
The Last Outlaw[17] Chuck Wilson Christy Cabanne
The Riding Avenger Buck "The Morning Glory Kid" Bonner Harry L. Fraser
Cavalcade of the West Clint Knox Harry L. Fraser
1937 The Painted Stallion Walter Jamison 12-episode movie serial; 212 minute running time.
1938 The Painted Stallion Walter Jamison
  • Alan James
  • Ray Taylor
  • William Witney
67 minute long Feature version produced from editing the 1937 series footage together.
1943 Wild Horse Stampede Marshal Hoot Gibson Alan James
The Law Rides Again[18] U.S. Marshal Hoot Gibson Ken Maynard
Blazing Guns[19] Marshal Hoot Gibson Robert Emmett Tansey
Death Valley Rangers Hoot Gibson Robert Emmett Tansey
1944 Westward Bound[20] Hoot Gibson Robert Emmett Tansey
Arizona Whirlwind Hoot Gibson Robert Emmett Tansey
Outlaw Trail Hoot Gibson Robert Emmett Tansey
Sonora Stagecoach Hoot Gibson Robert Emmett Tansey
Marked Trails Hoot Parkford John P. McCarthy
The Utah Kid[21] Marshal Hoot Higgins Vernon Keays
Trigger Law Hoot Gibson Vernon Keays
1946 Flight to Nowhere Sheriff Bradley William Rowland
1953 The Marshal's Daughter Marshal Ben Dawson William A. Berke
1959 The Horse Soldiers Sgt. Brown John Ford
1960 Ocean's Eleven Roadblock Deputy (uncredited) Lewis Milestone


  1. ^ IMDb: The Long, Long Trail trivia
  2. ^ IMDb: Release dates for The Hazards of Helen episodes
  3. ^ Fagen, p. 86.
  4. ^ Fagen, p. 161.
  5. ^ The Winged Horseman; several Newspaper accounts dated January 25, 1929Retrieved March 26, 2017
  6. ^ Fagen, p. 447.
  7. ^ Fagen, p. 406.
  8. ^ Fagen, p. 102.
  9. ^ Fagen, p. 94.
  10. ^ Fagen, p. 202.
  11. ^ Fagen, p. 179.
  12. ^ Fagen, p. 49.
  13. ^ Fagen, p. 138.
  14. ^ Fagen, p. 334.
  15. ^ Fagen, p. 323.
  16. ^ Fagen, p. 417.
  17. ^ Fagen, p. 244.
  18. ^ Fagen, p. 253.
  19. ^ Fagen, p. 46.
  20. ^ Fagen, p. 483.
  21. ^ Fagen, p. 460.