Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Republic Pictures contract player DEAN BENTON


A pleasant-looking second lead, Dean (or, as he sometimes spelled it, Deane) Benton appeared opposite Bela Lugosi in the campy serial THE RETURN OF CHANDU (1934). He also lent his services to several exploitation thrillers, e.g. THE PACE THAT KILLS (1935), and co-starred with Lon Chaney, Jr. in THE LEGEND OF SILK LENNOX (1935), which is available legally and for free on the Internet Archive website. Benton continued in film until 1943. He was under contract to Republic Pictures from 11-23-1936 to 2-22-1937. He was barely used by the studio, alas.

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