|The first entry in the long running Republic series was "The Three Mesquiteers" (1936), starring Ray Corrigan, Robert Livingston, and Syd Saylor. This would be Syd's only appearance in the series.|
|In the second entry of the series, Max "Lullaby" Terhune replaced Syd Saylor and appeared in the next 21 entries in a row before leaving the series.
The image to the right is a card that was distributed to the general public.
After the first entry, the trio consisted of Robert Livingston, Ray Corrigan, and Max Terhune for the next 14 out of 15 entries:
Roarin' Lead (1936)
Riders of the Whistling Skull (1937)
Hit the Saddle (1937)
Gunsmoke Ranch (1937)
Come On Cowboys (1937)
Range Defenders (1937)
Heart of the Rockies (1937)
Wild Horse Rodeo (1937)
The Purple Vigilantes (1938)
Call the Mesquiteers (1938)
Outlaws of Sonora (1938)
Riders of the Black Hills (1938)
Heroes of the Hills (1938)
The only exception was for The Trigger Trio (1937), which starred Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, and Ralph Byrd. Byrd was replacing an injured Livingston.
For the last 4 entries of 1938 and the first 2 of 1939, Livingston was replaced by John Wayne:
Overland Stage Raiders (1938)
Sante Fe Stampede (1938)
Red River Range (1938)
The Night Riders (1939)
Three Texas Steers (1939)
Ray Corrigan's last two films in the series were Wyoming Outlaw and New Frontier, both from 1939. The trio then consisted of Ray Corrigan, John Wayne, and Raymond Hatton.
Ray Corrigan (on right) and his stunt double, Carl Mathews,
during filming of "Outlaws of Sonora".
(from the author's collection)
Syd Saylor, Ray Corrigan, Robert Livingston
Max Terhune, Robert Livingston, Ray Corrigan
Ralph Byrd, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune
Max Terhune, John Wayne, Ray Corrigan
Raymond Hatton, John Wayne, Ray Corrigan