Bert Gilroy

Bert Gilroy (May 7, 1899 – January 16, 1973) was an American film producer of the 1930s and 1940s. Born in Arizona in 1899, he began his Hollywood career behind the scenes on the 1926 silent film Pals in Paradise. In 1934, he began producing by overseeing short films for RKO Radio Pictures with Bandits and Ballads, a musical short.[1] After four years of producing shorts, he would be given a chance at producing a full-length feature at RKO, with the western film, Gun Law. Later that year he would produce Painted Desert, a remake of the 1931 film The Painted Desert for which he was the assistant director, and was memorable as containing the first speaking role for Clark Gable. During the decade he was active, he would produce over 150 short and feature films. His feature films would overwhelmingly consist of westerns, many of which would star RKO's leading western star of the 1930s, Tim Holt. Gilroy spent almost his entire career at RKO studios, after its creation in 1929. His last credited film on which he was an associate producer on in 1946, Hollywood Bound was a compilation of three 1930s Betty Grable RKO short subjects that was released by Astor Pictures.[1][2]

Bert Gilroy
Born(1899-05-07)May 7, 1899
Arizona, United States
DiedJanuary 16, 1973(1973-01-16) (aged 73)
San Bernardino, California, United States
Years active1934–1944


(as per AFI's database)[2]

Year Title Role Notes
1926 Pals in Paradise Production manager
1927 Jewels of Desire Production manager
1930 Swing High Assistant Director
1931 The Painted Desert Assistant Director
1932 A Woman Commands Assistant Director
1933 Flying Down to Rio Assistant Director, Unit Manager
1936 Mary of Scotland Unit Manager
1938 The Renegade Ranger Producer
1938 Border G-Man Producer
1938 Gun Law Producer
1938 Painted Desert Producer
1938 Lawless Valley Producer
1939 The Fighting Gringo Producer
1939 The Rookie Cop Producer
1939 Arizona Legion Producer
1939 Racketeers of the Range Producer
1939 The Marshal of Mesa City Producer
1939 Timber Stampede Producer
1939 Trouble in Sundown Producer
1940 Bullet Code Producer
1940 The Fargo Kid Producer
1940 Pop Always Pays Producer
1940 Prairie Law Producer
1940 Wagon Train Producer
1940 Legion of the Lawless Producer
1940 Triple Justice Producer
1940 Stage to Chino Producer
1941 Along the Rio Grande Producer
1941 The Bandit Trail Producer
1941 Come on Danger Producer
1941 Cyclone on Horseback Producer
1941 Dude Cowboy Producer
1941 Robbers of the Range Producer
1941 Thundering Hoofs Producer
1941 Six-Gun Gold Producer, screenplay
1942 Army Surgeon Producer
1942 Bandit Ranger Producer
1942 Land of the Open Range Producer
1942 Mexican Spitfire's Elephant Producer
1942 Pirates of the Prairie Producer
1942 Riding the Wind Producer
1942 Red River Robin Hood Producer
1943 Fighting Frontier Producer
1943 Ladies' Day Producer
1943 Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event Producer
1943 Petticoat Larceny Producer
1943 Rookies in Burma Producer
1943 Sagebrush Law Producer
1943 The Avenging Rider Producer
1943 The Adventures of a Rookie Producer
1946 Hollywood Bound Associate Producer


  1. "Bert Gilroy". Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  2. "Bert Gilroy". American Film Institute. Retrieved October 7, 2014.

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