Alan Hale (I) (1892–1950)

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Alan Hale decided on a film career after his attempt at becoming an opera singer didn't pan out. He quickly became much in demand as a supporting actor, starred in several films for Cecil B. DeMille and directed others for him. With the advent of sound, Hale played leads in a few films but soon settled down into a career as one of the busiest ... See full bio »

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 1950 Rogues of Sherwood Forest
Little John
 1950 Colt .45
Sheriff Harris
 1950 Stars in My Crown
Jed Isbell
 1949 The Inspector General
 1949 Always Leave Them Laughing
Sam Washburn
 1949 The House Across the Street
J.B. Grennell
 1949 The Younger Brothers
Sheriff Knudson
 1949 South of St. Louis
Jake Evarts
 1948 Whiplash
Terrance O'Leary
 1948 Adventures of Don Juan
 1948 My Girl Tisa
 1947 My Wild Irish Rose
John Donovan
 1947 Cheyenne
Fred Durkin
 1947 Pursued
Jake Dingle
 1947 That Way with Women
Herman Brinker
 1946 The Man I Love
 1946 Night and Day
Leon Dowling
 1946 Perilous Holiday
Dr. Lilley
 1945 Escape in the Desert
Dr. Orville Tedder
 1945 God Is My Co-Pilot
Big Mike Harrigan
 1945 Hotel Berlin
Herman Plottke
 1945 Roughly Speaking
Lew Morton
 1944 Hollywood Canteen
Alan Hale
 1944 Janie
Prof. Matthew Q. Reardon
 1944 Make Your Own Bed
Walter Whirtle
 1944 The Adventures of Mark Twain
Steve Gillis
 1943 Destination Tokyo
'Cookie' Wainwright
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
Alan Hale
 1943 This Is the Army
Sgt. McGee
 1943 Action in the North Atlantic
Boats O'Hara
 1942 Gentleman Jim
Pat Corbett
 1942 Desperate Journey
Flight Sergeant Kirk Edwards
 1942 Juke Girl
 1942 Captains of the Clouds
Francis Patrick 'Tiny' Murphy
 1941 The Smiling Ghost
Norton - the Butler
 1941 Manpower
Jumbo Wells
 1941 Thieves Fall Out
Rodney Barnes
 1941 Footsteps in the Dark
Police Inspector C.W. Mason
 1941 The Great Mr. Nobody
'Skipper' Martin
 1941 The Strawberry Blonde
Old Man Grimes
 1940 Santa Fe Trail
Tex Bell
 1940 Tugboat Annie Sails Again
Capt. Bullwinkle
 1940 The Sea Hawk
Carl Pitt
 1940 They Drive by Night
Ed Carlsen
 1940 Virginia City
Olaf 'Moosehead' Swenson
 1940 3 Cheers for the Irish
 1940 Alice in Movieland (Short)
Carlo's Guest (uncredited)
 1940 Green Hell
Doctor Loren
 1940 The Fighting 69th
Sgt. 'Big Mike' Wynn
 1939 On Your Toes
Sergei Alexandrovitch
 1939 Dust Be My Destiny
Mike Leonard
 1939 The Man in the Iron Mask
 1939 Dodge City
Algernon 'Rusty' Hart
 1939 Pacific Liner
 1938 Listen, Darling
J.J. Slattery
 1938 The Sisters
Sam Johnson
 1938 Valley of the Giants
'Ox' Smith
 1938 The Adventures of Robin Hood
Little John
 1938 Four Men and a Prayer
Mr. Furnoy
 1938 Algiers
 1937 Music for Madame
Detective Flugelman
 1937 Stella Dallas
Ed Munn
 1937 High, Wide and Handsome
Walt Brennan
 1937 The Prince and the Pauper
Captain of the Guard
 1937 Thin Ice
 1937 When Thief Meets Thief
Jim Dial aka 'Col. Fane'
 1937 God's Country and the Woman
Bjorn Skalka (as Allan Hale)
 1936 Our Relations
Joe Grogan -Denker's Waiter
 1936 Yellowstone
John Alexander Hardigan
 1936 Parole!
John Borchard
 1936 The Country Beyond
Jim Alison
 1936 A Message to Garcia
Dr. Ivan Krug
 1936 Two in the Dark
Police Inspector Florio
 1935 Another Face
Charles L. Kellar - Studio Head
 1935 The Last Days of Pompeii
 1935 Hollywood Extra Girl (Documentary short)
Crusades Actor (uncredited)
 1935 The Crusades
 1935 The Good Fairy
Maurice Schlapkohl
 1935 Grand Old Girl
Click Dade
 1934 The Little Minister
Rob Dow
 1934 Babbitt
Charlie McKelvey
 1934 Broadway Bill
Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
 1934 Imitation of Life
Martin the Furniture Man
 1934 Great Expectations
Joe Gargery
 1934 The Scarlet Letter
Bartholomew Hockings
 1934 Of Human Bondage
 1934 Little Man, What Now?
Holger Jachman
 1934 Fog Over Frisco
Police Chief O'Malley
 1934 Picture Brides
Von Luden
 1934 It Happened One Night
 1934 The Lost Patrol
 1933 Destination Unknown
 1933 The Eleventh Commandment
Max Stäger
 1933 What Price Decency
Klaus van Leyden
 1932 The Match King
 1932 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Mr. Simpson
 1932 So Big!
Klass Poole
 1932 Union Depot
The Baron - aka Bushy Sloan
 1931 The Sea Ghost
Capt. Greg Winters
 1931 Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise)
Jeb Mondstrum
 1931 The Night Angel
 1931 Aloha
 1929 Red Hot Rhythm
 1929 The Sap
Jim Belden
 1929 Sailor's Holiday
Adam Pike
 1929 The Leatherneck
Otto Schmidt
 1928 The Spieler
 1928 Sal of Singapore
Captain Erickson
 1928 Power
 1928 Oh Kay!
 1928 The Cop
 1928 Skyscraper
Slim Strede
 1928 The Leopard Lady
 1927 The Wreck of the Hesperus
Singapore Jack
 1927 Vanity
'Happy' Dan Morgan
 1926 Hearts and Fists
Preston Tolley
 1925 Ranger of the Big Pines
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1925 The Crimson Runner
 1925 Flattery
Arthur Barrington
 1925 Dick Turpin
Tom King
 1924 Troubles of a Bride
Gordon Blake
 1924 One Night in Rome
Duke Mareno
 1924 Girls Men Forget
Jimmy Masson
 1924 Code of the Wilderness
Willard Masten
 1923 The Cricket
 1923 Black Oxen
Prince Rohenhauer
 1923 Long Live the King
King Karl
 1923 Cameo Kirby
Colonel Moreau
 1923 Hollywood
Alan Hale
 1923 The Eleventh Hour
Prince Stefan de Bernie
 1923 Main Street
Miles Bjornstam
 1923 The Covered Wagon
Sam Woodhull
 1923 Quicksands
 1922 Robin Hood
Little John
 1922 The Dictator
 1922 The Trap
 1922 A Doll's House
Torvald Helmer
 1922 One Glorious Day
Ben Wadley
 1921 The Great Impersonation
Gustave Seimann
 1921/I The Fox
Rufus B. Coulter
 1921 Over the Wire
James Twyford
 1921 A Wise Fool
George Masson
 1921 A Voice in the Dark
Dr. Hugh Sainsbury
 1921 The Barbarian
Mark Grant
 1921 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Karl von Hartrott
 1918 Moral Suicide
'Lucky' Travers
 1917 The Eternal Temptress
Count Rudolph Frizel
 1917 Life's Whirlpool
Dr. Henry Grey
 1917 One Hour
G.D. Stanley
 1917 The Price She Paid
Stanley Baird
 1916 The Americano
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1916 The Love Thief
Captain Arthur Boyce
 1916 The Scarlet Oath
John Huntington
 1916 Rolling Stones
Jerry Braden
 1916 The Beast
 1916/I The Woman in the Case
Julian Rolfe
 1916 The Purple Lady
Count Louis Petelier
 1916 Sold Out (Short)
Halsey Brent
 1916 Madelaine Morel (Short)
Julian Dalberg
 1916 Pudd'nhead Wilson
Tom Driscoll
 1915 The Lone Cowboy (Short)
 1915 Cupid Entangled (Short)
The Sweetheart
 1915 His Emergency Wife (Short)
George Haynes
 1915 The Man from Town (Short)
The City Boarder
 1915 Love's Enduring Flame (Short)
Robert Carter - the Grown Son
 1915 The Passing Storm (Short)
The Village Blacksmith
 1915 Dora Thorne (Short)
Hugh Fernely
 1915 Bad Money (Short)
The Detective
 1915 The Inevitable (Short)
The Artist
 1915 Bob's Love Affairs (Short)
Bob Lane
 1915 Winning the Widow (Short)
The Bachelor
 1915 The Girl Who Didn't Forget (Short)
The Grocery Clerk's Rival
 1915 Heart Trouble (Short)
The Young Novelist
 1915 A Lasting Lesson (Short)
The Daughter's Fiance
 1915 Among Those Killed (Short)
 1915 East Lynne (Short)
Sir Francis Levinson
 1915 Mrs. Randolph's New Secretary (Short)
Mrs. Randolph's Nephew
 1915 Frederick Holmes' Ward (Short)
Frederick Holmes
 1915 Jane Eyre (Short)
Secondary Supporting Role
 1915 His Singular Lesson (Short)
Smith - the Husband
 1915 Under Two Flags (Short)
Undetermined Secondary Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1915 A Daughter of Earth (Short)
 1915 The Smuggler's Ward (Short)
Jack Hardy
 1915 The Wives of Men (Short)
The Chief Engineer
 1915 Captain Fracasse (Short)
Baron de Sigognac aka Captain Fracasse
 1915 Adam Bede (Short)
Arthur Donnithorne
 1915 The Quicksands of Society (Short)
The Thorpe Son - as an adult
 1915/I The Americano (Short)
Madison - The Americano
 1915/I After the Storm (Short)
Elmer Hilton
 1915 Aurora Floyd (Short)
John Mellish
 1915 His Romany Wife (Short)
 1915 Three Hats (Short)
Fred Bellamy
 1915 File No. 113 (Short)
 1915/I Money (Short)
Alfred Evelyn
 1914 On the Heights (Short)
Col. Brennan
 1914 A Scrap of Paper (Short)
 1914 The Closing Web (Short)
 1914/I The Woman in Black
Frank Mansfield
 1914 Ernest Maltravers (Short)
 1914 Life's Stream (Short)
The Young Man
 1914 Masks and Faces (Short)
Ernest Vane
 1914 The Power of the Press (Short)
Sam Freeborn
 1914 Martin Chuzzlewit (Short)
Young Martin Chuzzlewit
 1914 Gwendolin (Short)
Daniel Deronda
 1914 Who's Looney Now? (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 The Ring and the Book (Short)
A Priest
 1914/I The Cricket on the Hearth (Short)
Edward Plummer
 1914 Men and Women (Short)
One of Kirke's Creditors (uncredited)
 1914 The Man Who Paid (Short)
 1914 The Little Widow (Short)
 1914/II Jane Eyre
 1914 Woman Against Woman (Short)
John Tressider
 1914 The Ragamuffin (Short)
The Minister
 1914 By the Old Dead Tree (Short)
 1914 The Opal's Curse (Short)
The Jeweler
 1914 A Daring Getaway (Short)
The Cashier
 1914 Strongheart (Short)
Ralph Thorne
 1913 The Capturing of David Dunne (Short)
David Dunne
 1913 By Man's Law (Short)
Brother Owner
 1913 His Inspiration (Short)
The Artist
 1913 The Stolen Woman (Short)
Lewis Granton
 1913 The Glow Worm (Short)
 1913 The Smuggler's Sister (Short)
Jim Stewart, N.W.M.P.
 1913 Runa Plays Cupid (Short)
Dr. Hale
 1913 Kentucky Foes (Short)
Fred Nelson
 1913 The Silly Sex (Short)
John Duncan
 1913 Maria Roma (Short)
Maria's Husband
 1913 A Hospital Romance (Short)
The Doctor
 1913/I The Wager (Short)
Mr. Ellis
 1913 Dick's Turning (Short)
The Rich Boy's Father
 1913 The House of Pretense (Short)
Deacon - the Husband
 1913 His Uncle's Heir (Short)
 1913 The Madcap of the Hills (Short)
Kingston Ford - the City Slicker
 1913 The Master Cracksman (Short)
Parr - the Detective
 1913 Hearth Lights (Short)
Kent Rankin
 1913 The Eternal Sacrifice (Short)
Arthur Ellis
 1913 The Children of St. Anne (Short)
The Artist
 1912 Once Was Enough (Short)
Uncle Tom
 1912 The Drummer (Short)
Anthony Brown
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Stage: Appeared (as "Gilbert Grant") in "A Lonely Romeo" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Music by Malvin M. Franklin and Robert Hood Bowers (also Musical Director). Book by Harry B. Smith and Lew Fields (also in cast as "Augustus Tripp"). Lyrics by Robert B. Smith and Lorenz Hart. Additional music by Otis Spencer and Richard Rodgers. ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Alan Hale Sr. | Allan Hale


6' 2" (1.88 m)


Gretchen Hartman  (his death)  (3 children)


Alan Hale Jr.

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Was in three Best Picture Oscar nominees: It Happened One Night (1934), Imitation of Life (1934) and The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), with only the first of these winning Best Picture of the year. See more »

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