WHIP WILSON WESTERNS COLLECTION

This is a collection of Whip Wilson Westerns. 18 rare classics. Whip Wilson was an American cowboy film star of the late 1940s and into the 1950s, known for his roles in B-westerns. He had a resemblance to Buck Jones and was given a terrific Hollywood publicity buildup, but this was not enough to make Whip a major cowboy star. However, Wilson did gain some measure of success by starring in 22 B western features, and he made more pictures than Lash LaRue, Sunset Carson, Monte Hale, Rex Allen or Eddie Dean.

Hollywood created a highly fictional biography for Whip and made the following claims: he was born in 1911 on a fabulous ranch in Pecos, Texas; he was a rodeo champion; he had an engineering degree; he was a World War II Marine hero; he was a direct descendant of General Custer; and that he did all of his movie stunts. Alas, none of the claims were true.

Whip was a moderately successful singer before going to Hollywood, and although he sang in a few pictures, he is not considered a "singing cowboy".  Scott R. Dunlap, a Monogram Studio executive and a friend of Buck Jones, had been looking for someone like Jones since Buck perished in the Boston Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire in 1942.  Apparently he saw in Wilson something that reminded him of the great Jones and signed him to star in a Western series.

To give Wilson experience, Dunlap put him in the 1948 Jimmy Wakely film SILVER TRAILS. The next year Whip got his own series and made his first starring film called CRASHING THRU.

Whip was provided with a huge white horse named Silver Bullet.  The name was later shortened to Bullet.  And still later the name was changed to Rocket because Roy Rogers was using a dog named Bullet in his pictures.

Many claim the best thing the Wilson series had going for it was veteran comedian Andy Clyde. Clyde had made his mark as a cowboy comic playing "California Carlson" in the long running Hopalong Cassidy series. But after a dozen pictures, Clyde left the series and was replaced by Fuzzy Knight and Jim Bannon (the last Red Ryder).

Please enjoy this great western collection. 18 movies in a 6 DVD set.

 

Disc 1

Crashing Thru

Shadows of the West

Haunted Hills

 

Disc 2

Riders of the Dusk

Range Land

Fence Rider

 

Disc 3

Gunslingers

Arizona Territory

Silver Raiders

 

Disc 4

Cherokee Uprising

Outlaws of Texas

Abilene Trail

 

Disc 5

Canyon Raiders

Stagecoach Driver

Wanted: Dead or Alive

 

Disc 6

Lawless Cowboys

Stage to Blue River

Night Riders


Whip Wilson Movies
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