Cliff Lyons Movies List

Cliff Lyons
Cliff Lyons
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The Vanishing Legion

Actor Cliff Lyons Filmography

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Showing 1 to 10 of 19 movies
The War Wagon
The War Wagon ( English )
Artist: John Wayne , Kirk Douglas , Howard Keel , Robert Walker , Jr.
Director: Emilio Fernández , Joseph C. Behm , Leonid Raab
Release date: 27-05-1967
Spartacus
Spartacus ( English )
Director: Stanley Kubrick , Marshall Green
Music Director: Alex North , Ronald Pierce , Murray Spivack , Waldon O. Watson , Joseph Gershenson
Release date: 06-10-1960
Ben-Hur
Ben-Hur ( English )
Release date: 18-11-1959
The Young Land
The Young Land ( English )
Artist: Patrick Wayne , Yvonne Craig , Dennis Hopper , Dan O'Herlihy , Roberto De La Madrid
Release date: 01-05-1959
Seven Men from Now
Seven Men from Now ( English )
Director: Budd Boetticher
Music Director: Henry Vars
Release date: 04-08-1956
Wagon Master
Wagon Master ( English )
Director: Movita
Music Director: Frank S. Nugent
Release date: 19-04-1950
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Artist: John Wayne , Victor McLaglen , Joanne Dru , John Agar , Ben Johnson
Director: Arthur Shields
Music Director: Jack Tornek , Lowell J. Farrell , Frank Webster , Clem Portman
Release date: 22-10-1949
3 Godfathers
3 Godfathers ( English )
Artist: John Wayne , Pedro Armendáriz , Harry Carey , Jr. , Ward Bond
Music Director: John Ford , Frank Wesselhoff , Joseph I. Kane , Ann Peck
Release date: 01-12-1948
Fort Apache
Fort Apache ( English )
Director: John Ford , Lowell J. Farrell , Jack Pennick , Frank Parmenter
Music Director: Richard Hageman , Joseph I. Kane , Frank Webster , Lucien Cailliet , Morton Downey
Release date: 09-03-1948
The Purple Monster Strikes
Music Director: Mort Glickman
Release date: 06-10-1945
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Showing 1 to 10 of 19 movies

Cliff Lyons Biography

Cliff Lyons was an American actor, stuntman and second-unit director, primarily of Westerns, particularly the films of John Ford and John Wayne. Lyons, the son of Garrett Thomas Lyons and Wilhamena Johnson Lyons, was raised on a South Dakota farm, though his family lived for a time in Memphis, TN, where he attended business school. An expert horseman, he gave up the notion of a business career and opted for the rodeo arena instead, touring the country;y and eventually reaching Los Angeles at the age of 21. With accomplished cowboys in great demand, Lyons quickly became involved in movies, working both as a stuntman and an actor. After only a couple of bit parts, he was signed by producer Bud Barsky to do seven inexpensive Westerns directed by Paul Hurst, with Lyons and Al Hoxie alternating as the hero and the heavy. Lyons and Hoxie alternated in another Western series produced by Morris R. Schlank, and, as Cliff 'Tex' Lyons, he seemed headed for minor stardom as a B-Western lead. However, Lyons' voice was not well-suited for sound and the talkie revolution confined him to small roles. As his small shot at stardom faded, however, his career as a stunt double for stars big and small was on the rise. He doubled such cowboy stars as Tom Mix, Ken Maynard, Buck Jones and Johnny Mack Brown. In 1936 he worked with John Wayne for the first and struck up a personal and business relationship that would remain strong for three decades. Wayne was influential in getting Lyons his first work as a second-unit director and in introducing Lyons to John Ford, for whom Lyons would do some of his finest work. Lyons' reputation as a stunt coordinator is comparable to that of acknowledged master Yakima Canutt, with whom Lyons partnered on numerous occasions. Perhaps Lyons' most impressive work was the massive and dynamic battle sequences of Wayne's The Alamo (1960). He was married from 1938 to 1955 to actress Beth Marion, with whom he had two sons. Cliff Lyons died in 1974 at 72, not long after coordinating stunts for Wayne's The Train Robbers (1973). Date of Birth 4 July 1901, near Clarno Township, Lake County, South Dakota Date of Death 6 January 1974, Los Angeles, California

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