Hoot Gibson filmography

This is a complete filmography of American actor Hoot Gibson (August 6, 1892 – August 23, 1962), including his performances between 1910 and 1960. Gibson appeared in more than 200 films.

Hoot Gibson
Hoot Gibson (c. 1924)


Gibson's career began in 1910 with early silent film "shorts", and he continued as a movie star once "talkies" were introduced, his first sound film being The Long, Long Trail (1929).[1] Primarily starring in Western films, Gibson worked with many directors, including John Ford, who would direct many popular American Westerns and Civil War films, over his fifty years of film production, including The Horse Soldiers (1959), starring John Wayne, in which Gibson played a supporting role. As with many silent and early recordings, a number of Gibson's films are considered to be lost.


Year Title Role Director(s) Notes
1910 The Two Brothers D. W. Griffith Short
Pride of the Range Francis Boggs Short
1911 The New Superintendent Francis Boggs Short, Uncredited
1912 His Only Son Short
1913 Cowboy Sports and Pastimes Short
In the Secret Service Short
1914 Shotgun Jones Tom Lattier - the Son Colin Campbell Short
The Telltale Knife William Duncan Short
The Hazards of Helen Messenger / Etzer J.P. McGowan A film series (or serial); he appeared in Episode 26, "The Wild Engine" (aired May 8, 1915).[2]
The Man from the East Butler Tom Mix Short
1915 Buckshot John Medicine Show Crowd Hobart Bosworth Uncredited
The Man from Texas Deputy Tom Mix Short, Uncredited
The Death Train Etzer, Doyle's pal J.P. McGowan Short
The Pay Train Orturo J.P. McGowan Short
Judge Not; or The Woman of Mona Diggings Robert Z. Leonard Uncredited
The Ring of Destiny Jack Cleo Madison Short
Stingaree James W. Horne Serial
1916 A Knight of the Range Bob Graham Jacques Jaccard Short
Stampede in the Night Jack Harding Jacques Jaccard Short
The Night Riders Jacques Jaccard Short
The Passing of Hell's Crown The Cowboy Jacques Jaccard Short
The Wedding Guest Jacques Jaccard Short
1917 The Voice on the Wire Stuart Paton
A 44-Calibre Mystery Joe Fred Kelsey Short
The Golden Bullet "Red" Johnson Fred Kelsey Short
The Wrong Man Chip's pal Fred Kelsey Short
Cheyenne's Pal Cowboy John Ford Short
The Soul Herder Chuck Rafferty John Ford Short
Straight Shooting Danny Morgan (credits) / Sam Turner (titles) John Ford
The Texas Sphinx Bob Giles Fred Kelsey Short
The Secret Man Chuck Fadden John Ford
A Marked Man John Ford Short
1918 Headin' South
The Woman in the Web Vassily, Ivan's Brother
Play Straight or Fight Dick Rankin Paul Hurst Short
The Midnight Flyer Danny Morgan George Marshall Short
The Branded Man Sheriff
Danger, Go Slow Robert Z. Leonard Uncredited
1919 The Black Horse Bandit Harry Harvey Short
The Fighting Brothers Lonnie Larkin John Ford Short
His Buddy George Holt Short
The Rustlers Reginald Barker Short
Ace High George Holt Short
Rustlers The Deputy John Ford Short
Gun Law Bart Stevens aka Smoke Gublen John Ford Short
The Gun Packer Gang Leader John Ford Short
By Indian Post Chub John Ford Short
Kingdom Come George Holt Short
The Fighting Heart B. Reeves Eason Short
The Four-Bit Man B. Reeves Eason Short
The Jack of Hearts The Prairie Dog B. Reeves Eason Short
The Crow Tim McKenzie - the Crow B. Reeves Eason Short
The Face in the Watch Edward A. Kull Short
The Tell Tale Wire Steve Larmon B. Reeves Eason Short
The Trail of the Holdup Man Bob Watson George Holt Short
The Lone Hand Jeffrey Halley George Holt Short
The Double Hold-Up The Broncho Kid Phil Rosen Short
1920 The Jay Bird Tom Jackson Phil Rosen Short
West Is Best Phil Rosen Short
Roarin' Dan Roarin' Dan Phil Rosen Short
The Sheriff's Oath Phil Rosen Short
Hair Trigger Stuff B. Reeves Eason Short
Runnin' Straight Arthur J. Flaven Short
Held Up for the Makin's B. Reeves Eason Short
The Rattler's Hiss B. Reeves Eason Short
His Nose in the Book B. Reeves Eason Short
Wolf Tracks Mack V. Wright Short
Masked Mack V. Wright Short
Thieves' Clothes Mack V. Wright Short
The Broncho Kid Mack V. Wright Short
The Fightin' Terror Hoot Gibson Short
The Shootin' Kid Hoot Gibson Short
The Smilin' Kid Hoot Gibson Short
The Champion Liar Hoot Gibson Short
The Big Catch Billy Reeves - the Foreman of the Ranch Leo D. Maloney Short
A Gamblin' Fool Leo D. Maloney Short
The Grinning Granger Leo D. Maloney Short
One Law for All Leo D. Maloney Short
The Shootin' Fool Hoot Gibson Short
'In Wrong' Wright 'In Wrong' Wright Albert Russell Short
Cinders Bing Davidson Edward Laemmle Short
Double Danger Jim Marvin / Jerry Marvin Albert Russell Short
The Two-Fisted Lover Scot McHale Edward Laemmle Short
Tipped Off Billy Steele Albert Russell Short
The Stranger Short
Superstition Dave Bodie Edward Laemmle Short
The Brand Blotter Short
Fight It Out Sandy Adams Albert Russell Short
The Man with the Punch The stranger Edward Laemmle Short
The Trail of the Hound Albert Russell Short
Winning a Home Short
1921 The Saddle King Edward Laemmle Short
The Driftin' Kid The Driftin' Kid Albert Russell Short
Sweet Revenge Edward Laemmle Short
Kickaroo Albert Russell Short
The Fightin' Fury Hoot Gibson Short
Out o' Luck Hoot Gibson Short
The Cactus Kid The Cactus Kid Lee Kohlmar Short
Who Was the Man? The Texas Ranger Lee Kohlmar Short
Crossed Clues William James Craft Short
Double Crossers William James Craft Short
The Wild Wild West Lee Kohlmar Short
Bandits Beware Lee Kohlmar Short
The Movie Trail Charles Thompson Short
The Man Who Woke Up Lee Kohlmar Short
Beating the Game Lee Kohlmar Short
Action Sandy Brouke John Ford
Red Courage Pinto Peters B. Reeves Eason
Sure Fire Jeff Bransford John Ford
The Fire Eater Bob Corey B. Reeves Eason
The Winning Track Short
1922 Headin' West Bill Perkins William James Craft
The Bearcat The Singin' Kid Edward Sedgwick
Step on It! Vic Collins Jack Conway
Trimmed Dale Garland Harry A. Pollard
The Loaded Door Bert Lyons Harry A. Pollard
The Galloping Kid "Simplex" Cox Nat Ross
The Lone Hand Laramie Lad B. Reeves Eason
Ridin' Wild Cyril Henderson Nat Ross
1923 Kindled Courage Andy Walker William Worthington
The Gentleman from America Dennis O'Shane Edward Sedgwick
Single Handed Hector MacKnight Edward Sedgwick
Dead Game "Katy" Didd Edward Sedgwick
Double Dealing Ben Slowbell Henry Lehrman
Shootin' for Love Duke Travis Edward Sedgwick
Out of Luck Sam Pertune Edward Sedgwick
Blinky Geoffrey Arbuthnot Islip (Blinky) Edward Sedgwick
The Ramblin' Kid The Ramblin' Kid Edward Sedgwick
The Thrill Chaser Omar K. Jenkins Edward Sedgwick
1924 Hook and Ladder Ace Cooper Edward Sedgwick
Ride for Your Life Bud Watkins Edward Sedgwick
40-Horse Hawkins Luke Hawkins Edward Sedgwick
Broadway or Bust Dave Hollis Edward Sedgwick
Hit and Run "Swat" Anderson Edward Sedgwick
The Sawdust Trail Clarence Elwood Butts Edward Sedgwick
Hello, 'Frisco Himself Slim Summerville
The Ridin' Kid from Powder River Bud Watkins Edward Sedgwick
1925 The Hurricane Kid The Hurricane Kid Edward Sedgwick
The Taming of the West John Carleton Arthur Rosson
The Saddle Hawk Ben Johnson Edward Sedgwick
Let 'er Buck Bob Carson Edward Sedgwick
Spook Ranch Bill Bangs Edward Laemmle
The Calgary Stampede Dan Malloy Herbert Blaché
1926 The Arizona Sweepstakes Coot Cadigan Clifford Smith
Chip of the Flying U[3] Chip Bennett Lynn Reynolds
The Flaming Frontier[4] Bob Langdon Edward Sedgwick
The Phantom Bullet "Click" Farlane Clifford Smith
The Man in the Saddle Jeff Morgan Jr.
  • Lynn Reynolds
  • Clifford Smith
The Shoot 'Em Up Kid Hoot Gibson
The Texas Streak Chad Pennington / Tommy Hawk Lynn Reynolds
The Buckaroo Kid Ed Harley Lynn Reynolds
1927 The Silent Rider Jerry Alton Lynn Reynolds
The Denver Dude Rodeo Randall B. Reeves Eason
Hey! Hey! Cowboy Jimmie Roberts
  • Edward Laemmle
  • Lynn Reynolds
The Prairie King Andy Barden B. Reeves Eason
The Hero on Horseback Billy Garford Del Andrews
Painted Ponies Bucky Simms B. Reeves Eason
Galloping Fury Billy Halen B. Reeves Eason
1928 The Rawhide Kid Dennis O'Hara B. Reeves Eason
A Trick of Hearts Benjamin Franklin Tully B. Reeves Eason
The Flyin' Cowboy Bill Hammond B. Reeves Eason
The Wild West Show Rodeo Bill Del Andrews
Riding for Fame Scratch 'Em Hank Scott B. Reeves Eason
Clearing the Trail Pete Watson B. Reeves Eason
Burning the Wind Richard Gordon Jr.
  • Herbert Blaché
  • Henry MacRae
The Danger Rider Hal "Tucson Joe" Doyle Henry MacRae
1929 King of the Rodeo Montana Kid Henry MacRae
Smilin' Guns Jack Purvin Henry MacRae
The Lariat Kid Tom Richards B. Reeves Eason
The Winged Horseman Skyball Smith
  • B. Reeves Eason
  • Arthur Rosson
A stuntwoman, Leta Belle Wichart, was killed doubling for Ruth Elder. Wichart fell 3,000 feet without her parachute opening. She was 22 or 23 years old and reputed to be one of the most experienced woman jumpers in the USA.[5]
Points West Cole Lawson Jr. Arthur Rosson
The Long Long Trail The Ramblin' Kid Arthur Rosson
Courtin' Wildcats Clarence Butts Jerome Storm
1930 The Mounted Stranger Pete Ainslee aka The Ridin' Kid Arthur Rosson
Trailing Trouble Ed King Arthur Rosson
Roaring Ranch Jim Dailey B. Reeves Eason
Trigger Tricks[6] Texas Ranger Tim Brennan B. Reeves Eason
Spurs[7] Bob Merril B. Reeves Eason
The Concentratin' Kid[8] Concentratin' Kid Arthur Rosson
1931 Clearing the Range[9] Curt "El Capitan" Fremont Otto Brower
Wild Horse Jim Wright
Hard Hombre[10] William Penn "Peaceful" Patton Otto Brower
Wir schalten um auf Hollywood Himself Uncredited
1932 Local Bad Man Jim Bonner Otto Brower
The Gay Buckaroo[11] Clint Hale Phil Rosen
Spirit of the West Johnny Ringo posing as Ben Bailey Otto Brower
A Man's Land Tex Mason Phil Rosen
The Boiling Point[12] Jimmy Duncan George Melford
Cowboy Counsellor Dan Alton George Melford
1933 The Dude Bandit[13] "Ace" Cooper posing as Tex George Melford
The Fighting Parson Steve Hartley Harry L. Fraser
1935 Sunset Range "Reasonin'" Bates Ray McCarey
Rainbow's End[14] Neil Gibson Jr. Norval Spencer
Powdersmoke Range[15] Stony Brooke Wallace Fox
Frontier Justice Brent Halston Robert F. McGowan
Swifty[16] Swifty Alan James
1936 Lucky Terror Lucky Carson aka The Lucky Terror Alan James
Feud of the West "Whitey" Revell Harry L. Fraser
The Last Outlaw[17] Chuck Wilson Christy Cabanne
The Riding Avenger Buck "The Morning Glory Kid" Bonner Harry L. Fraser
Cavalcade of the West Clint Knox Harry L. Fraser
1937 The Painted Stallion Walter Jamison 12-episode movie serial; 212 minute running time.
1938 The Painted Stallion Walter Jamison
  • Alan James
  • Ray Taylor
  • William Witney
67-minute-long feature version produced from editing the 1937 series footage together.
1943 Wild Horse Stampede Marshal Hoot Gibson Alan James
The Law Rides Again[18] U.S. Marshal Hoot Gibson Ken Maynard
Blazing Guns[19] Marshal Hoot Gibson Robert Emmett Tansey
Death Valley Rangers Hoot Gibson Robert Emmett Tansey
1944 Westward Bound[20] Hoot Gibson Robert Emmett Tansey
Arizona Whirlwind Hoot Gibson Robert Emmett Tansey
Outlaw Trail Hoot Gibson Robert Emmett Tansey
Sonora Stagecoach Hoot Gibson Robert Emmett Tansey
Marked Trails Hoot Parkford John P. McCarthy
The Utah Kid[21] Marshal Hoot Higgins Vernon Keays
Trigger Law Hoot Gibson Vernon Keays
1946 Flight to Nowhere Sheriff Bradley William Rowland
1953 The Marshal's Daughter Marshal Ben Dawson William A. Berke
1959 The Horse Soldiers Sgt. Brown John Ford
1960 Ocean's Eleven Roadblock Deputy Lewis Milestone Uncredited, (final film role)


  1. ^ IMDb: The Long, Long Trail trivia
  2. ^ IMDb: Release dates for The Hazards of Helen episodes
  3. ^ Fagen, p. 86.
  4. ^ Fagen, p. 161.
  5. ^ The Winged Horseman; several Newspaper accounts dated January 25, 1929 Retrieved March 26, 2017
  6. ^ Fagen, p. 447.
  7. ^ Fagen, p. 406.
  8. ^ Fagen, p. 102.
  9. ^ Fagen, p. 94.
  10. ^ Fagen, p. 202.
  11. ^ Fagen, p. 179.
  12. ^ Fagen, p. 49.
  13. ^ Fagen, p. 138.
  14. ^ Fagen, p. 334.
  15. ^ Fagen, p. 323.
  16. ^ Fagen, p. 417.
  17. ^ Fagen, p. 244.
  18. ^ Fagen, p. 253.
  19. ^ Fagen, p. 46.
  20. ^ Fagen, p. 483.
  21. ^ Fagen, p. 460.


  • Hoot Gibson at IMDb
  • Fagen, Herb (2003). The Encyclopedia of Westerns. New York: Facts On File. ISBN 978-0816044566.