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Victor Adamson (1890–1972)

Someday a clever producer will tell the story of Hollywood's "Poverty Row" of the 1920s-'40s (although Hearts of the West (1975) was a valiant effort, it left a lot to be desired), which was centered on Gower Street. So many fly-by-night production companies--which cranked out mostly westerns, because they were so cheap to shoot--were ... See full bio »

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Boss Cowboy Cowhand
Rawhide Romance Henchman
Adventures of Texas Jack Blister Sanderson
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 1971 Dracula vs. Frankenstein
Man Outdoors with Grazbo (uncredited)
 1969 Five Bloody Graves
Rawhide (as Denver Dixon)
 1969 Satan's Sadists
Bit part (uncredited)
 1966 A Big Hand for the Little Lady
Barfly Doc Talks To (uncredited)
 1962-1966 The Virginian (TV Series)
Townsman / Barfly / Townsman at Funeral / ...
- Men with Guns (1966) ... Townsman at Funeral (uncredited)
- The Laramie Road (1965) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Ride a Dark Trail (1963) ... Barfly (uncredited)
- The Final Hour (1963) ... Barfly (uncredited)
- The Money Cage (1963) ... Townsman Outside Bank (uncredited)
 1965 F Troop (TV Series)
- O'Rourke vs. O'Reilly (1965) ... Trooper (uncredited)
 1965 The Great Race
Barfly (uncredited)
 1965 Zebra in the Kitchen
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1964-1965 Bonanza (TV Series)
Townsman / Barfly
- The Search (1965) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Gentleman from New Orleans (1964) ... Barfly (uncredited)
 1964 Destry (TV Series)
Townsman / Barfly
- The Nicest Girl in Gomorrah (1964) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Solid Gold Girl (1964) ... Barfly (uncredited)
 1962-1964 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Townsman / Wagon Train Member
- The Pearlie Garnet Story (1964) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Annie Duggan Story (1963) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Donna Fuller Story (1962) ... Wagon Train Member (uncredited)
 1963 Laramie (TV Series)
- The Violent Ones (1963) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Renegade Brand (1963) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1962 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
- A Miracle for St. Francis (1962) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1962 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
- The Prisoner (1962) ... Prisoner (uncredited)
 1962 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
- Ghost Town Western Sketch (1962) ... Barfly (uncredited)
 1952-1961 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Townsman / Juror / Deputy / ...
- Alias James Stuart (1961) ... Juror (uncredited)
- The Third Passenger (1961) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Extra Guns (1960) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Emma Is Coming (1960) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Shadows on the Window (1960) ... Deputy (uncredited)
 1961 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Townsman / Barfly / Wedding Guest / ...
- Hiding Behind a Star (1961) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Wyatt Earp's Baby (1961) ... Barfly / Wedding Guest (uncredited)
- Until Proven Guilty (1961) ... Trial Spectator (uncredited)
 1960 North to Alaska
Man at Picnic (uncredited)
 1960 Noose for a Gunman
Townsman (uncredited)
 1959 The FBI Story
Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1954-1959 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Trooper / Townsman / Barfly / ...
- The Luck of O'Hara (1959) ... Trooper (uncredited)
- Miracle of the Mission (1958) ... Trooper (uncredited)
- Decision of Rin Tin Tin (1958) ... Shotgun Rider (uncredited)
- The Lost Puppy (1956) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Attack on Fort Apache (1956) ... Trooper (uncredited)
 1958 Rescue 8 (TV Series)
Construction Worker
- The Ferris Wheel (1958) ... Construction Worker (uncredited)
 1956-1957 Circus Boy (TV Series)
Circus Worker / Townsman / Fair Patron / ...
- The Return of Buffalo Bill (1957) ... Circus Worker (uncredited)
- The Judge's Boy (1957) ... Circus Worker (uncredited)
- The Marvelous Manellis (1957) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Return of Casey Perkins (1957) ... Circus Worker (uncredited)
- Bimbo Jr. (1957) ... Circus Worker (uncredited)
 1956 Blackjack Ketchum, Desperado
Townsman (uncredited)
 1955 A Lawless Street
Saloon Waiter (uncredited)
 1955 Duel on the Mississippi
Planter (uncredited)
 1955 The Gun That Won the West
Trooper (uncredited)
 1955 Buffalo Bill, Jr. (TV Series)
Townsman / Tom Hanna / Charlie
- The Devil's Washbowl (1955) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Lucky Horseshoe (1955) ... Tom Hanna (uncredited)
- Pawnee Stampede (1955) ... Charlie (uncredited)
 1955 Pirates of Tripoli
Pirate (uncredited)
 1954 Masterson of Kansas
Henchman (uncredited)
 1954 Riding with Buffalo Bill
Henchman [Ch. 8] (uncredited)
 1954 The Bounty Hunter
Townsman (uncredited)
 1954 The Black Dakotas
Townsman (uncredited)
 1954 The Forty-Niners
Barfly (uncredited)
 1954 Jesse James vs. the Daltons
Barfly (uncredited)
 1954 Battle of Rogue River
Indian / Trooper (uncredited)
 1953 Calamity Jane
Barfly (uncredited)
 1953 Conquest of Cochise
Townsman (uncredited)
 1953 A Lion Is in the Streets
Townsman (uncredited)
 1953 The Moonlighter
Townsman at Funeral (uncredited)
 1953 The Great Adventures of Captain Kidd
Kidd Crewman (Chs. 4, 5) / Avery Pirate (uncredited)
 1953 The Stranger Wore a Gun
Barfly (uncredited)
 1953 The Last Posse
Townsman at Founders Day Meeting (uncredited)
 1953 Son of Belle Starr
Townsman (uncredited)
 1953 The Juggler
Refugee (uncredited)
 1953 Jack McCall, Desperado
Barfly (uncredited)
 1952 The Lawless Breed
Pianist (uncredited)
 1952 The Golden Hawk
Pirate (uncredited)
 1952 Fargo
Barfly (uncredited)
 1952 The Adventures of Kit Carson (TV Series)
Posse Rider
- Trail to Fort Hazard (1952) ... Posse Rider (uncredited)
 1952 Captain Pirate
Pirate (uncredited)
 1952 Lost in Alaska
Prospector (uncredited)
 1952 The Duel at Silver Creek
Townsman (uncredited)
 1952 Untamed Frontier
Barfly (uncredited)
 1952 The Story of Will Rogers
Townsman Greeting Will (uncredited)
 1952 Cripple Creek
Townsman (uncredited)
 1952 Brave Warrior
Sentry (uncredited)
 1952 Rancho Notorious
Racer with Fat Girl (uncredited)
 1952 Flaming Feather
Barfly (uncredited)
 1952 Waco
Townsman (uncredited)
 1952 Bend of the River
Barfly (uncredited)
 1952 The Black Lash
Townsman (uncredited)
 1951 The Barefoot Mailman
Theron Henchman (uncredited)
 1951 The Son of Dr. Jekyll
Coachman (uncredited)
 1951 Fort Worth
Wagon Train Member (uncredited)
 1951 The Thundering Trail
Henchman (uncredited)
 1951 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
- The Rock Springs Rustlers (1951) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1951 Santa Fe
RR Worker (uncredited)
 1951 Al Jennings of Oklahoma
Posse Member (uncredited)
 1951 Three Desperate Men
Hanging Spectator (uncredited)
 1950 Short Grass
Townsman (uncredited)
 1950 Frenchie
Saloon Patron (uncredited)
 1950 The Blazing Sun
Townsman (uncredited)
 1950 The Gene Autry Show (TV Series)
Skeeter Martin
- Gun Powder Range (1950) ... Skeeter Martin (uncredited)
 1950 Law of the Panhandle
Townsman (uncredited)
 1950 The Return of Jesse James
Clay County Townsman (uncredited)
 1950 Gunfire
Barfly (uncredited)
 1950 I Shot Billy the Kid
Townsman (uncredited)
 1950 Winchester '73
Townsman (uncredited)
 1950 The Gunfighter
Townsman at Funeral (uncredited)
 1950 Fortunes of Captain Blood
Crew Member (uncredited)
 1950 Colorado Ranger
Homesteader (uncredited)
 1950 Colt .45
Townsman (uncredited)
 1950 The Daltons' Women
Barfly (uncredited)
 1950 Dakota Lil
Barfly (uncredited)
 1950 The Nevadan
Barfly (uncredited)
 1950 The Traveling Saleswoman
Barfly (uncredited)
 1949 Gun Cargo
Sailor with Rope (uncredited)
 1949 Red Desert
Townsman (uncredited)
 1949 Riders in the Sky
Townsman (uncredited)
 1949 The Dalton Gang
Townsman (uncredited)
 1949 The Gal Who Took the West
O'Hara Cowhand at Opera House (uncredited)
 1949 Roaring Westward
Townsman (uncredited)
 1949 Brand of Fear
Townsman (uncredited)
 1949 Lust for Gold
Barfly (uncredited)
 1949 Rimfire
Barfly (uncredited)
 1948 Silver Trails
Townsman (uncredited)
 1948 Return of the Bad Men
Townsman (uncredited)
 1948 Silver River
Miner (uncredited)
 1948 Frontier Agent
Townsman (uncredited)
 1948 Relentless
Barfly (uncredited)
 1947 The Fighting Vigilantes
Townsman (uncredited)
 1947 Black Hills
Barfly (uncredited)
 1947 Unconquered
Citizen (uncredited)
 1947 I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
Man in Line (uncredited)
 1947 Hoppy's Holiday
Townsman (uncredited)
 1947 Flashing Guns
Townsman (uncredited)
 1947 Thunder Mountain
Barfly (uncredited)
 1947 Land of the Lawless
Barfly (uncredited)
 1947 Six-Gun Serenade
Townsman (uncredited)
 1947 Code of the West
Townsman (uncredited)
 1946 Plainsman and the Lady
Man at Pony Express Dedication (uncredited)
 1946 Rolling Home
Rodeo Hand (uncredited)
 1946 Prairie Badmen
Townsman (uncredited)
 1946 Renegades
Townsman (uncredited)
 1946 The Gentleman from Texas
Townsman (uncredited)
 1946 Ghost of Hidden Valley
Barfly (uncredited)
 1946 The Caravan Trail
Homesteader (uncredited)
 1946 The Virginian
Barfly (uncredited)
 1946 Moon Over Montana
Townsman (uncredited)
 1945 San Antonio
Barfly (uncredited)
 1945 Lonesome Trail
Townsman (uncredited)
 1945 The Daltons Ride Again
Barfly (uncredited)
 1945 The Lost Trail
Townsman (uncredited)
 1945 Salome, Where She Danced
Gang Member (uncredited)
 1944 Law of the Valley
Townsman (uncredited)
 1944 Tall in the Saddle
Townsman (uncredited)
 1944 Range Law
Barfly (uncredited)
 1944 Law Men
Henchman (uncredited)
 1944 Texas Masquerade
Night Rider (uncredited)
 1944 Westward Bound
Townsman (uncredited)
 1943 False Colors
Poncho Townsman (uncredited)
 1943 Bullets and Saddles
Barfly (uncredited)
 1943 Outlaws of Stampede Pass
Barfly (uncredited)
 1943 Frontier Badmen
Barfly (uncredited)
 1943 The Lone Star Trail
Townsman (uncredited)
 1943 Six Gun Gospel
Barfly (uncredited)
 1943 Law of the Saddle
Barfly (uncredited)
 1943 Cowboy Commandos
Barfly (uncredited)
 1943 Leather Burners
Barfly (uncredited)
 1943 Border Patrol
Miner (uncredited)
 1943 Calaboose
Townsman (uncredited)
 1943 Two Fisted Justice
Denver (uncredited)
 1942 Dawn on the Great Divide
Barfly (uncredited)
 1942 The Valley of Vanishing Men
Raider (uncredited)
 1942 Pardon My Gun
Townsman (uncredited)
 1942 Silver Queen
Townsman (uncredited)
 1942 Bowery at Midnight
Tramp (uncredited)
 1942 The Lone Prairie
Townsman (uncredited)
 1942 Phantom Killer
City Hall Janitor (uncredited)
 1942 Arizona Stage Coach
Barfly (uncredited)
 1942 Riders of the West
Townsman (uncredited)
 1942 The Cyclone Kid
Rancher (uncredited)
 1942 Men of San Quentin
Convict (uncredited)
 1942 Home in Wyomin'
Wild West Show Spectator (uncredited)
 1942 Boot Hill Bandits
Barfly (uncredited)
 1942 Rock River Renegades
Henchman Denver (uncredited)
 1942 Western Mail
Deputy (uncredited)
 1942 Thunder River Feud
Barfly (uncredited)
 1941 Law of the Timber
Lumberjack (uncredited)
 1941 Billy the Kid's Round-Up
Townsman (uncredited)
 1941 Underground Rustlers
Townsman (uncredited)
 1941 Tonto Basin Outlaws
Townsman (uncredited)
 1941 Man from Montana
Henchman (uncredited)
 1941 The Lone Rider in Frontier Fury
Cowhand (uncredited)
 1941 Billy the Kid in Santa Fe
Henchman (uncredited)
 1941 Tumbledown Ranch in Arizona
Barfly (uncredited)
 1941 Ridin' the Cherokee Trail
Barfly (uncredited)
 1941 White Eagle
Barfly / Renegade / Trapper (Ch. 14) (uncredited)
 1940 Riders from Nowhere
Henchman (uncredited)
 1940 Arizona
Townsman (uncredited)
 1940 Billy the Kid in Texas
Townsman (uncredited)
 1940 That Gang of Mine
Turf Club Extra (uncredited)
 1940 Queen of the Yukon
Miner (uncredited)
 1940 Roll Wagons Roll
Wagon Driver (uncredited)
 1940 Gun Code
Townsman (uncredited)
 1940 Ridin' the Trail
Deputy (uncredited)
 1940 Deadwood Dick
Townsman (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1940 Stagecoach War
Townsman (uncredited)
 1940 The Golden Trail
Townsman (uncredited)
 1940 Wild Horse Range
Townsman (uncredited)
 1940 The Kid from Santa Fe
Henchman (uncredited)
 1940 Land of the Six Guns
Townsman (uncredited)
 1940 The Cowboy from Sundown
Cowhand (uncredited)
 1940 Pinto Canyon
Rustler (uncredited)
 1940 Pals of the Silver Sage
Posse Rider (uncredited)
 1940 Covered Wagon Trails
Settler (uncredited)
 1940 Wild Horse Valley
Sets Trap (uncredited)
 1940 The Cheyenne Kid
Barfly (uncredited)
 1940 East Side Kids
Street Vendor (uncredited)
 1940 Pioneer Days
Henchman (uncredited)
 1940 Texas Renegades
Townsman (uncredited)
 1939 El Diablo Rides
Henchman (uncredited)
 1939 Overland Mail
Stage Guard Denver (uncredited)
 1939 The Pal from Texas
Man at Funeral (uncredited)
 1939 Oklahoma Terror
Townsman (uncredited)
 1939 Law of the Wolf
First Camper (uncredited)
 1939 The Man from Texas
Dennison Cowhand (uncredited)
 1939 Texas Wildcats
Barfly (uncredited)
 1939 Trigger Smith
Henchman (uncredited)
 1939 Two Gun Troubador
Rustler (uncredited)
 1939 Sundown on the Prairie
Barfly (uncredited)
 1939 In Old Montana
Rancher (uncredited)
 1939 Feud of the Range
Henchman (uncredited)
 1939 Code of the Fearless
Wagon Driver / Guard Killed In Rocks / A Ranger / ... (uncredited)
 1938 Gun Packer
Joe - Gate Henchman (uncredited)
 1938 Lawless Valley
Townsman (uncredited)
 1938 Where the Buffalo Roam
Stagecoach Shotgun Guard (as Denver Dixon)
 1938 The Mexicali Kid
Deputy Bill (uncredited)
 1938 Starlight Over Texas
Dynamite Henchman (uncredited)
 1938 Man from Music Mountain
Roulette Player (uncredited)
 1938 Utah Trail
Henchman (uncredited)
 1938 Rollin' Plains
Townsman (uncredited)
 1938 Man's Country
Henchman (uncredited)
 1938 Held for Ransom
Aztec Cafe Patron (uncredited)
 1938 Six-Shootin' Sheriff
Townsman (uncredited)
 1938 Rolling Caravans
Barfly (uncredited)
 1938 Hollywood Stadium Mystery
Actor (uncredited)
 1938 The Painted Trail
Rustling Reporter (uncredited)
 1938 Where the West Begins
Waiter (uncredited)
 1938 The Old Barn Dance
Cowboy (uncredited)
 1938 West of Rainbow's End
Cafe Customer (uncredited)
 1937 Romance of the Rockies
Townsman (as Denver Dixon)
 1937 Danger Valley
Henchman (uncredited)
 1937 Where Trails Divide
Stagecoach Guard (uncredited)
 1937 Stars Over Arizona
Barfly (uncredited)
 1937 God's Country and the Man
Barfly (uncredited)
 1937 Heroes of the Alamo
Citizen (uncredited)
 1937 Riders of the Rockies
Henchman (uncredited)
 1937 The Cherokee Strip
Townsman (uncredited)
 1937 Way Out West
Barfly (uncredited)
 1937 Trouble in Texas
Townsman (uncredited)
 1937/I Blake of Scotland Yard
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1936 Silks and Saddles
Horse Handler (uncredited)
 1936 The Phantom of the Range
Employment Office Clerk (uncredited)
 1936 Vengeance of Rannah
Townsman (uncredited)
 1936 Ambush Valley
Morgan Rider (as Denver Dickson)
 1936 Rip Roarin' Buckaroo
Townsman (uncredited)
 1936 Hopalong Cassidy Returns
Barfly (uncredited)
 1936/I Shadow of Chinatown
Weasel-Looking Henchman [Chs. 1, 4-7] (uncredited)
 1936 Men of the Plains
Deputy (uncredited)
 1936 The Traitor
Lyncher (uncredited)
 1936 Santa Fe Bound
Rancher (uncredited)
 1936 The Glory Trail
Wagon Driver (uncredited)
 1936 Guns and Guitars
Townsman (uncredited)
 1936 The Speed Reporter
Henchman Butch (uncredited)
 1936 Step on It
Man Thrown in Swimming Pool (uncredited)
 1936 Blazing Justice
Captured Outlaw (uncredited)
 1935 Henry's Week End on the Desert (Short)
Cowhand (as Denver Dixon)
 1935 Lawless Range
Henchman (uncredited)
 1935 Thunder Mountain
Dissident Miner at Bar (uncredited)
 1935 Arizona Trails
Shorty (uncredited)
 1935 Lightning Triggers
Barfly (uncredited)
 1935 The Ghost Rider
Guard (uncredited)
 1935 Desert Mesa
Art James (uncredited)
 1934 Boss Cowboy
Cowhand (uncredited)
 1934 The Rawhide Terror
Townsman (uncredited)
 1934 Pals of the West (Short)
Deputy (uncredited)
 1934 Fighting Through
Henchman (uncredited)
 1934 Range Riders
Henchman (uncredited)
 1934 Carrying the Mail (Short)
Deputy (as Denver Dixon)
 1934 Rawhide Romance
Henchman (uncredited)
 1934 The Fighting Ranger
Barfly (uncredited)
 1934 Adventures of Texas Jack
Blister Sanderson (as Al Mix)
 1934 The Pecos Dandy (as Denver Dixon)
 1934 Riding Speed
Cowhand (uncredited)
 1934 Lighting Bill
Henchman (uncredited)
 1933 Circle Canyon
Express Agent (uncredited)
 1933/I Girl Trouble (Short)
Townsman (uncredited)
 1933 Lightning Range
Bridegroom (uncredited)
 1933 Trails of Adventure
Henchman (uncredited)
 1932 The Devil Horse
Henchman (uncredited)
 1932 The Western Code
Lyncher (uncredited)
 1932 The Hurricane Express
Baggage Master / Farmer / Train Passenger / ... (uncredited)
 1932 The Boiling Point
Man at Dance (uncredited)
 1932 Heroes of the West
Outrider [Ch. 9] (uncredited)
 1932 Border Devils
Cowhand (uncredited)
 1932 Whistlin' Dan
Barfly (uncredited)
 1932 Law and Order
Townsman (uncredited)
 1931 The Montana Kid
Guard (uncredited)
 1930 The Big Trail
Wagon Train Man (uncredited)
 1929 Below the Border (as Denver Dixon)
 1928 The Old Oregon Trail (Short)
Calamity Joe (as Art Mix)
 1922 The Lone Rider
Lone Rider / Hobo
 1910 Stockman Joe
Show Show Producer (36 credits)
Show Show Director (30 credits)
Show Show Writer (8 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (5 credits)
Show Show Production manager (2 credits)
Show Show Editor (1 credit)
Show Show Location management (1 credit)
Show Show Stunts (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

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Alternate Names:

A. V. Anderson | Robert Charles | Denver Dickson | Denver Dixon | Al James | Art James | Van Johnson | Al Mix | Art Mix

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That producers such as Adamson and the even more low-rent Robert J. Horner were able to survive in the movie business is indicative of how even the chintziest and most inept of the independent producers could succeed under the film exchange system of the 1920s and '30s, which serviced thousands of theaters throughout the U.S. and Canada. Two separate exchange systems existed--"States Rights", ... See more »

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