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Robert Emmett Tansey (1897–1951)

Robert Emmett Tansey was born on June 28, 1897 in Brooklyn [now in New York City], New York, USA. He was a writer and director, known for Pals of the West (1934), Song of the Gringo (1936) and Dynamite Canyon (1941). He died on June 17, 1951 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1954 Adventures of the Texas Kid: Border Ambush (as Robert Emmett)
 1951 Cattle Queen (story - as Robert Emmett)
 1951 Badman's Gold (story and screenplay - as Robert Emmett)
 1949 Riders of the Dusk (original screenplay - as Robert Tansey)
 1948 The Tioga Kid (original story - uncredited)
 1946 Wild West (story - uncredited)
 1946 Driftin' River (story - uncredited)
 1946 The Caravan Trail (original story - uncredited)
 1946 God's Country (screenplay - as Robert Tansey)
 1945 Song of Old Wyoming (story - uncredited)
 1944 Harmony Trail (story - uncredited)
 1944 Sonora Stagecoach (original story - as Robert Emmett)
 1944 Arizona Whirlwind (story)
 1944 Westward Bound (story - as Robert Emmett)
 1943 Death Valley Rangers (story - as Robert Emmett)
 1943 Blazing Guns (original story)
 1943 The Law Rides Again (story - uncredited)
 1942 Trail Riders (story)
 1942 Where Trails End (story - as Robert Tansey)
 1942 Arizona Round-Up (original screenplay - as Robert Emmett)
 1942 Western Mail (original story - as Robert Emmett)
 1941 Lone Star Law Men (story and screenplay - as Robert Emmett)
 1941 Riding the Sunset Trail (screenplay - as Robert Emmett) / (story - as Robert Emmett)
 1941 The Driftin' Kid (story - as Robert Emmett)
 1941 Dynamite Canyon (screenplay - as Robert Emmett) / (story - as Robert Emmett)
 1941 Wanderers of the West (story and screenplay - as Robert Emmett)
 1941 Silver Stallion (story and screenplay - as Robert Emmett)
 1941 The Pioneers (as Charles Anders)
 1940 Rollin' Home to Texas (original screenplay - as Robert Emmett)
 1940 Take Me Back to Oklahoma (screenplay - as Robert Emmett)
 1940 Arizona Frontier (screenplay - as Robert Emmett)
 1940 Rainbow Over the Range (screenplay - as Robert Emmett)
 1940 The Golden Trail (screenplay - as Robert Emmett)
 1940 Pals of the Silver Sage (screenplay - as Robert Emmett)
 1940 Rhythm of the Rio Grande (original screenplay - as Robert Emmett)
 1940 Texas Renegades (original story - as Robert Emmet)
 1939 Westbound Stage (as Robert Emmett) / (story - as John Foster)
 1939 Overland Mail (as Robert Emmett)
 1939 Across the Plains (screenplay - as Robert Emmett)
 1939 The Man from Texas (as Robert Emmett)
 1939 Lure of the Wasteland (screenplay - uncredited)
 1939 Trigger Smith (writer)
 1939 Drifting Westward (as Robert Emmett)
 1938 Wild Horse Canyon (screenplay - as Robert Emmett) / (story - as Robert Emmett)
 1938 Gun Packer (screenplay - as Robert Emmett) / (story - as Robert Emmett)
 1938 Where the Buffalo Roam (story and screenplay - as Robert Emmett)
 1938 The Mexicali Kid (original screenplay - as Robert Emmett)
 1938 Man's Country (screenplay - as Robert Emmett) / (story - as Robert Emmett)
 1938 Gunsmoke Trail (story - as Robert Emmett)
 1938 The Painted Trail (story and screenplay - as Robert Emmett)
 1938 West of Rainbow's End (story - as Robert Tansey)
 1937 Romance of the Rockies (as Robert Emmett)
 1937 Danger Valley (original story and screenplay - as Robert Emmett)
 1937 Where Trails Divide (original screenplay - as Robert Emmett)
 1937 Stars Over Arizona (as Robert Emmett)
 1937 God's Country and the Man (original screenplay - as Robert Emmett)
 1937 Riders of the Dawn (original screenplay - as Robert Emmett)
 1937 Riders of the Rockies (screen play - as Robert Emmett)
 1937 Sing, Cowboy, Sing (screenplay - as Robert Emmett)
 1937 Hittin' the Trail (screenplay - as Robert Emmett)
 1937 Trouble in Texas (screenplay - as Robert Emmett)
 1936 Headin' for the Rio Grande (screenplay - as Robert Emmett)
 1936 Song of the Gringo (screenplay - as Robert Emmett) / (story - as Robert Emmett)
 1936 Men of the Plains (story and screenplay - as Robert Emmett)
 1936 Pinto Rustlers (story and screenplay - as Robert Tansey)
 1936 Roamin' Wild (story and continuity - as Robert Tansey)
 1936 The Oregon Trail (story and screenplay - as Robert Emmett)
 1935 Timber Terrors (screenplay - as Al Lane)
 1935 The Law of 45's (screenplay)
 1935 The New Frontier (story and screen play - as Robert Emmett)
 1935 Courage of the North (continuity - as Al Lane)
 1935 Westward Ho (story and screen play - as Robert Emmett)
 1935 Paradise Canyon (screen play - as Robert Emmett)
 1934 West of the Law (Short) (dialogue - as Al Lane) / (story - as Robert Emmett)
 1934 The Way of the West (dialogue - as Al Lane)
 1934 The Lone Rider (Short) (as Robert Emmet)
 1934 Pals of the West (Short) (continuity) / (dialogue) / (story - as Robert Emmett)
 1934 The Desert Man (Short) (continuity and dialogue - as Al Lane) / (story - as Robert Emmet)
 1934 Carrying the Mail (Short) (dialogue - as Al Lane) / (story - as Robert Emmett)
 1934 Sundown Trail (Short) (continuity - as Al Lane) / (story - as Robert Emmett)
 1934 Arizona Cyclone (Short) (screenplay - as Al Lane) / (story)
 1934 Pals of the Prairie (Short) (screenplay - as Robert Emmett)
 1934 Badge of Honor (story - as Robert Emmett)
 1934 Call of the Coyote: A Legend of the Golden West (screenplay - as Robert Emmet)
 1932 The Galloping Kid (story and scenario - as Al Lane)
 1930 Romance of the West (screenplay) / (story)
 1926 Daily Dozens (Short) (as Robert Tansey)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Sapho" on Broadway (revival). Written by Clyde Fitch. Directed by Olga Nethersole. Daly's Theatre: 8 Feb 1908-Cir. 1 Mar 1908 (unknown performances/played in repertory with "The Awakening", "Adrienne Lecouveur", "The Enigma", "I Pagliacci", "Carmen", "Magda", "Camille", "The Second Mrs. Tanqueray"). Cast: Olga ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Al Aly | Charles Anders | Robert Emmet | Robert Emmett | John Foster | Craig Hutchinson | Al Lane | Richard J. Pearl | Bert Tansey | Bobbie Tansey | Bobby Tansey | Robert Tansey

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Personal Quote:

[explaining why he was tearing pages out of the script of a western he was making that was behind schedule] Most horse operas run roughly 60 minutes. That means 20 minutes of riding, 10 minutes of shooting, 10 minutes of fighting and 20 minutes of plot. If you're in trouble, start cutting the plot!


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