Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Tom Mix Commandos

Tom Mix was a real guy who made literally hundreds of western movies until his death in 1940. Wrote, produced and directed a bunch also. Mix's reputation, however, was greatly enhanced by the long-running radio series sponsered by Ralston and starring Curley Bradley (a much better actor than Mix himself) as Mix. Writer/director Jim Harmon (and my editor on IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN 3) actually revived TOM MIX on radio in the 1970's, again with Bradley. Here, however, from the early 1940's is proof that even the great cowboy's death couldn't keep him from supporting the war effort (or keep Ralston from exploiting his image)!

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