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Robert J. Horner (1894–1942)

Robert J. Horner was a prolific, if spectacularly untalented, producer/director in the late 1920s and early 1930s. He had only one eye and no legs (accounts differ as to whether he was born that way or lost them in a traffic accident in his youth), but that didn't stop him from producing quite a few low-budget--very, VERY low-budget--westerns and ... See full bio »


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Known For

Trails of Treachery
Secrets of the Range
The Apache Kid's Escape
Across the Plains


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 1935 Defying the Law (supervising producer)
 1934 The Border Menace (producer - uncredited)
 1934 Border Guns (producer)
 1934 The Whirlwind Rider (producer)
 1933 Trails of Adventure (producer)
 1932 Tex Takes a Holiday (producer)
 1932 45 Calibre Echo (producer)
 1932 Riders of Golden Gulch (producer)
 1931 Lariats and Six-Shooters (producer)
 1931 The Sheriff's Secret (producer)
 1931 The Kid from Arizona (producer)
 1931 Pueblo Terror (producer)
 1931 Wild West Whoopee (producer)
 1931 Trails of the Golden West (producer)
 1930 The Apache Kid's Escape (producer)
 1930 South of Sonora (producer)
 1930 The Cheyenne Kid (producer)
 1929 Western Methods (producer)
 1929 Fighters of the Saddle (producer)
 1929 The Unknown Rider (producer)
 1929 Far Western Trails (producer)
 1929 Midnight on the Barbary Coast (producer)
 1929 The White Outlaw (producer)
 1928 His Last Battle (producer)
 1928 Two-Gun O'Brien (producer)
 1928 Cheyenne Trails (producer)
 1928 Forbidden Trails (executive producer)
 1928 The Mystery Rider (executive producer)
 1928 The Thrill Chaser (executive producer)
 1928 Where the West Begins (executive producer)
 1928 Across the Plains (producer)
 1928 Arizona Speed (executive producer)
 1927 The Mansion of Mystery (producer)
 1926 Pony Express Rider (producer)
 1926 Twin Six O'Brien (producer)
 1926 Walloping Kid (producer)
 1925 Cowboy Courage (producer)
 1925 Ridin' Wild (producer)
 1925 His Greatest Battle (producer)
 1924 Travelin' Fast (producer)
 1924 Shootin' Square (producer)
 1924 The Pell Street Mystery (producer)
 1924 Midnight Secrets (producer - as Robert Horner)
 1924 Crashin' Through (producer)
 1924 Virginian Outcast (producer)
 1922 The Fighting Kid (producer)
 1922 Defying the Law (producer)
 1922 With Wings Outspread (producer)
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Show Show Writer (23 credits)
Show Show Editor (3 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)

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Alternate Names:

Royal Hampton | Bob Horner | Robert Horner | Robert Hoyt | R.J. Renroh

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Horner was arrested on several occasions for violations of labor laws by Los Angeles authorities during crackdowns on what were called "fly-by-night" producers who either failed or refused to pay their employees. Among others, Horner was ordered to pay actor Jack Perrin several thousand dollars for a series of westerns Perrin made for him, but for which he had never been paid. Horner was also ... See more »

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