Although he appeared in some of the comedy films of the thirties, Dave Sharpe achieved his greatest fame as a stuntman. He had a long and successful career as a stuntman and doubled for the stars of many famous classic movies. Because of his small size he sometimes doubled for girls, including Frances Gifford and Kay Aldridge in the Nyoka serials.
Dave Sharpe, right, with Charles Quigley, Miles Mander, Carole Landis, and Herman Brix in DAREDEVILS OF THE RED CIRCLE, a favorite of many serial fans.
Dave Sharpe's phenomenal jumping ability was put to good use in the serials.
Here are some Dave Sharpe compilations from youtube.com. The first two contain some of his scenes with Thelma Todd from LOVE FEVER.
DAREDEVILS OF THE RED CIRCLE: