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Max Terhune

Max Terhune (12 February 1891 Franklin, Indiana, – 5 June 1973 Cottonwood, Arizona), was an American film actor. He appeared in nearly 70 films, mostly B-westerns, between 1936 and 1956. Terhune performed in 21 episodes of The Three Mesquiteers (co-starring with Robert Livingston and Ray "Crash" Corrigan in the Republic series); The Range Busters (24 entries with Ray Corrigan and John King at Monogram Pictures); several supporting roles with Gene Autry (at Republic), and the Johnny Mack Brown westerns at Monogram. Terhune played the comic sidekick (usually named either Lullaby Joslin or just Alibi)--with a major distinction. He always traveled the range with his dummy Elmer sharing his saddle. Terhune was not only a splendid ventriloquist, but a fine magician. Card tricks were his forte, and he often performed such in his movies. His former vaudeville act included juggling and doing impressions, talents also incorporated into his sidekick roles. He joined the National Barn Dance radio program, along with Gene Autry, in 1933. It was Autry who introduced him to Republic Pictures. His last film role was in the major Hollywood film Giant, in which he played the dramatic role of the physician Dr. Walker. Description above from the Wikipedia article Max Terhune, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Feb 12, 1891 In Franklin, Indiana, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Ghost-Town Gold 1936-10-26
Latest Project:
Series I Love Lucy 1951-10-15
Known For
Poster of Trails End
Poster of Underground Rustlers
Poster of Three Texas Steers
Poster of Ride, Ranger, Ride
Series I Love Lucy Ventriloquist 1951-10-15
Movie Rawhide Miner 1951-03-25
Movie Law of the West Alibi Jenkins 1949-02-20
Movie West of El Dorado Alibi 1949-06-04
Movie Trails End Alibi 1949-04-02
Movie Western Renegades Sheriff Alibi 1949-10-08
Movie Square Dance Jubilee Sheriff 1949-11-11
Movie Range Justice Alibi 1949-07-16
Movie The Sheriff of Medicine Bow Alibi 1948-10-02
Movie Gunning for Justice Alibi Parsons 1948-11-06
Movie Hidden Danger Alibi 1948-12-12
Movie Along the Oregon Trail Max Terhune 1947-08-30
Movie Swing, Cowboy, Swing 'Alibi' Terhune 1946-03-07
Movie Sheriff of Sundown Third Grade Simms 1944-11-07
Movie Cowboy Canteen Professor Merlin 1944-02-09
Movie Harmony Trail Marshal Max 1944-12-01
Movie Two Fisted Justice 'Alibi' Terhune (as Max 'Alibi' Terhune) 1943-01-08
Movie Haunted Ranch 'Alibi' Terhune (as Max 'Alibi' Terhune) 1943-02-19
Movie Land of Hunted Men 'Alibi' Terhune (as Max 'Alibi' Terhune) 1943-03-26
Movie Bullets and Saddles Alibi Terhune 1943-10-29
Movie Black Market Rustlers 'Alibi' Terhune (as Max 'Alibi' Terhune) 1943-08-27
Movie Cowboy Commandos Alibi Terhune (as Max 'Alibi' Terhune) 1943-06-04
Movie Rock River Renegades Alibi Terhune 1942-02-27
Movie Thunder River Feud Alibi Terhune 1942-01-09
Movie Boot Hill Bandits 'Alibi' Terhune (as Max 'Alibi' Terhune) 1942-04-24
Movie Texas to Bataan Alibi Terhune 1942-10-16
Movie Texas Trouble Shooters 'Alibi' Terhune 1942-06-12
Movie Trail Riders Max 'Alibi' Terhune 1942-12-04
Movie Arizona Stage Coach Alibi Terhune 1942-09-04
Movie Tumbledown Ranch In Arizona 'Alibi' Terhune (as Max 'Alibi' Terhune) 1941-04-19
Movie The Trail of the Silver Spurs Alibi Terhune 1941-01-04
Movie The Kid's Last Ride Alibi Terhune 1941-02-10
Movie Wrangler's Roost Alibi Terhune 1941-06-04
Movie Fugitive Valley Alibi Terhune posing as The Professor (as Max 'Alibi' Terhune) 1941-07-30
Movie Underground Rustlers Alibi 1941-11-21
Movie Tonto Basin Outlaws Alibi Terhune (as Max 'Alibi' Terhune) 1941-10-09
Movie Saddle Mountain Roundup Alibi Terhune 1941-08-29
Movie Trailing Double Trouble Max 'Alibi' Terhune 1940-10-10
Movie The Range Busters Max 'Alibi' Terhune 1940-08-22
Movie West of Pinto Basin Alibi 1940-11-25
Movie Three Texas Steers Lullaby Joslin 1939-05-12
Movie The Night Riders Lullaby Joslin 1939-04-12
Movie Man of Conquest Deaf Smith 1939-05-15
Movie Ladies in Distress Dave Evans 1938-06-13
Movie Call The Mesquiteers 'Lullaby' Joslin 1938-03-07
Movie The Purple Vigilantes Lullaby Joslin 1938-01-24
Movie Riders of the Black Hills Lullaby Joslin 1938-06-15
Movie Outlaws of Sonora Lullaby Joslin 1938-04-14
Movie Heroes of the Hills Lullaby Joslin 1938-08-01
Movie Santa Fe Stampede Lullaby Joslin 1938-11-18
Movie Red River Range Lullaby Joslin 1938-12-22
Movie Overland Stage Raiders Lullaby Joslin 1938-09-20
Movie Pals of the Saddle Lullaby Joslin 1938-08-28
Movie The Hit Parade Rusty Callahan 1937-04-26
Movie Gunsmoke Ranch Lullaby Joslin 1937-05-05
Movie Hit the Saddle Lullaby Joslin 1937-03-03
Movie Come on, Cowboys Lullaby Joslin 1937-05-24
Movie Riders of the Whistling Skull Lullaby Joslin, Mesquiteer 1937-01-04
Movie Heart of the Rockies Lullaby Joslin 1937-09-06
Movie Range Defenders Lullaby Joslin 1937-06-29
Movie Manhattan Merry-Go-Round Max Terhune 1937-11-26
Movie Wild Horse Rodeo Lullaby Joslin 1937-12-06
Movie The Trigger Trio Lullaby Joslin 1937-10-18
Movie Boots and Saddles Wedding Guest (uncredited) 1937-10-04
Movie Ghost-Town Gold Lullaby Joslin 1936-10-26
Movie The Big Show Ventriloquist 1936-11-16
Movie Roarin' Lead Lullaby Joslin 1936-12-09
Movie Ride, Ranger, Ride Rufe Jones 1936-11-30