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)
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
28. Near the Rainbow's End (1930)
Passed | 58 min | Western
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.
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 »
32. Headin' North (1930)
Passed | 60 min | Western
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 »
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.
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 »
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.
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 »
37. South of Santa Fe (1932)
60 min | 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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
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.
46. Breed of the Border (1933)
Passed | 58 min | Action, Drama, Romance