Max Terhune - Throw Out Card
3d Magician Throw Cards
In Collection
Memorbilia, Ephemera 
Max Terhune (Actor), Magician's Good Luck Throw Out Card ca. 1930's
A Playing Card Back (Old Blue Bicycle)
Product Details
Extras Rare
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home)
Condition Very Fine
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Max Terhune
From Wikipedia

February 12, 1891
Franklin, Indiana, U.S.


June 5, 1973 (aged 82)
Cottonwood, Arizona, U.S.


Years active

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Max Terhune (12 February 1891 – 5 June 1973 Cottonwood, Arizona), was an American film actor. He appeared in nearly 70 films, mostly B-westerns, between 1936 and 1956.

Terhune, who was born in Franklin, Indiana, 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 ventriloquist, but a 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.

Marriage and family

Terhune married Maude Cassady and they had three children: Roltaire, Robert, and Maxine.

Selected filmography

Ghost-Town Gold (1936)
Ride Ranger Ride (1936)
Gunsmoke Ranch (1937)
Riders of the Whistling Skull (1937)
Hit the Saddle (1937)
Heart of the Rockies (1937)
Pals of the Saddle (1938)
Overland Stage Raiders (1938)
Santa Fe Stampede (1938)
Red River Range (1938)
Man of Conquest (1939)
The Night Riders (1939)
Three Texas Steers (1939)
Underground Rustlers (1941)
Saddle Mountain Roundup (1941)
Trail Riders (1942)
Texas to Bataan (1942)