Jim Bannon

  1. John Bagni, The Phantom Thief, 1945.       The Missouri athlete turned sportscaster turned actor was lost in the latest Boston Blackie thriller where, as per usual, Richard Lane’s Inspector Farraday accuses Chester Morris’ Blackie of every murder since time (or Newsweek) began. Bannon had better luck as the cowboy hero, Red Ryder, leading to another horseback hero called… Jim Bannon!   New York’s Bagni made 42 movies before turning TV scenarist.

 Birth year: 1911Death year: 1984Other name: Casting Calls:  1