Paul Hurst (I) (1888–1953)

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An American character actor of prodigious output who also directed and wrote silent films, Paul Hurst spent much of his early work in low-budget westerns. A native of Traver, California (in the San Joaquin Valley), Hurst had first-hand knowledge of western lore, growing up surrounded by the multimillion-acre Lux & Miller ranches that ran cattle ... See full bio »

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Known For

Gone with the Wind Yankee Deserter
Branded a Bandit Director
Rangeland Director


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 1953 The Sun Shines Bright
Army Sgt. Jimmy Bagby
 1952 Toughest Man in Arizona
 1952 Big Jim McLain
Mr. Lexiter
 1951 Million Dollar Pursuit
Ray Harvey
 1950 The Missourians
John X. Finn
 1950 The Old Frontier
Skipper Horton
 1950 The Vanishing Westerner
Waldorf Worthington
 1949 Pioneer Marshal
Huck Homer
 1949 Ranger of Cherokee Strip
Sheriff Jug Mason
 1949 San Antone Ambush
Happy Daniels
 1949 South of Rio
Andy Weems
 1949 Outcasts of the Trail
Doc Meadowlark
 1949 Law of the Golden West
Otis Ellis
 1949 Prince of the Plains
Sheriff Hank Hartley
 1948 Gun Smugglers
Sergeant Hasty Jones
 1948 Yellow Sky
Drunk (uncredited)
 1948 Son of God's Country
Eli Walker
 1948 The Arizona Ranger
Ben Riddle
 1948 Heart of Virginia
Whit Galtry
 1948 Old Los Angeles
Bartender (uncredited)
 1948 Who Killed 'Doc' Robbin?
 1948 California Firebrand
Chuck Waggoner
 1948 Madonna of the Desert
Pete Connors
 1948 On Our Merry Way
Sheriff (uncredited)
 1947 Under Colorado Skies
Lucky John Hawkins
 1947 Angel and the Badman
Frederick Carson
 1946 Death Valley
Sergeant Dailey
 1946 In Old Sacramento
Stagecoach Driver
 1946 The Virginian
Bartender (uncredited)
 1946 Murder in the Music Hall
 1945 Dakota
Captain Spotts
 1945 The Dolly Sisters
Tim Dowling (uncredited)
 1945 Midnight Manhunt
 1945 Steppin' in Society
 1945 Penthouse Rhythm
Police Desk Sergeant
 1945 Scared Stiff
 1945 Nob Hill
El Dorado Doorman (uncredited)
 1945 Her Lucky Night
Maloney (uncredited)
 1945 The Big Show-Off
The Devil
 1944 Something for the Boys
Defense Plant Foreman (uncredited)
 1944 Girl Rush
 1944 Barbary Coast Gent
Jake Compton
 1944 Greenwich Village
Milkman (scenes deleted)
 1944 Summer Storm
Officer Orloff
 1944 The Ghost That Walks Alone
Sheriff Slim Carson (uncredited)
 1943 December 7th (Documentary)
World War I Ghost Soldier
 1943 Jack London
'Lucky Luke' Lannigan
 1943/I The Sky's the Limit
Dock Foreman (uncredited)
 1943 Coney Island
 1943 Hi'Ya Chum
Archie Billings
 1943 Young and Willing
First Cop
 1943 Calaboose
Ed - Bartender
 1942 The Ox-Bow Incident
Monty Smith
 1942 Night in New Orleans
Sergeant Casper Riordan
 1942 Sundown Jim
 1942 Dudes Are Pretty People (Short)
 1942 Pardon My Stripes
 1941 This Woman Is Mine
Second Mate Mumford
 1941 The Parson of Panamint
Jake Waldren
 1941 Caught in the Draft
Sgt. Burns
 1941 Glove Affair (Short)
Chuck Brenner
 1941 The Great Mr. Nobody
Michael O'Connor
 1941 Petticoat Politics
Slats O'Dell
 1941 Fresh as a Freshman (Short)
Chuck Brenner
 1941 Virginia
 1941 Tall, Dark and Handsome
Biff Sage
 1940 Bowery Boy
Blubber Mullins
 1940 Street of Memories
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1940 Goin' Fishin' (Short)
Bus conductor
 1940 Spring Parade
Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1940 Men Against the Sky
Mechanic (uncredited)
 1940 The Westerner
 1940 South to Karanga
 1940 They Drive by Night
Pete Haig (uncredited)
 1940 Torrid Zone
 1940 Edison, the Man
 1940 Star Dust
Mac, Amalgamated Lab Tech
 1940 Castle on the Hudson
Guard (uncredited)
 1939 Gone with the Wind
Yankee Deserter
 1939 Remember?
 1939 Glove Slingers (Short)
Chuck Brenner
 1939 Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence
Empire State Building Guard (uncredited)
 1939 On Your Toes
Variety Club Bartender (uncredited)
 1939 Quick Millions
 1939 Bad Lands
Curly Tom
 1939 Each Dawn I Die
 1939 It Could Happen to You
 1939 The Kid from Kokomo
First Old Man in Fistfight
 1939 Broadway Serenade
 1939 Cafe Society
 1938 Topper Takes a Trip
 1938 Thanks for Everything
 1938 Secrets of a Nurse
Slice Cavanaugh
 1938 The Last Express
Asst. Dist. Atty. Springer
 1938 Hold That Co-ed
 1938 My Lucky Star
 1938 Prison Break
 1938 Josette
A. Adolphus Heyman
 1938 Alexander's Ragtime Band
Bill Mulligan
 1938 Island in the Sky
 1938 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Florabelle's Father
 1938 No Time to Marry
 1938 In Old Chicago
 1937 45 Fathers
Policeman (uncredited)
 1937 Second Honeymoon
Dennis Huggins
 1937 Ali Baba Goes to Town
 1937 The Lady Fights Back
 1937 Danger - Love at Work
Police Officer
 1937 She's No Lady
 1937 You Can't Have Everything
Truck Driver (uncredited)
 1937 Super-Sleuth
Motorcycle Cop
 1937 Wake Up and Live
 1937 You Can't Beat Love
Foreman Butch Mehaffey
 1937 Slave Ship
 1937 Fifty Roads to Town
 1937 Angel's Holiday
Sergeant Murphy
 1937 This Is My Affair
 1937 Song of the City
First Detective (uncredited)
 1937 Trouble in Morocco
Tiger Malone
 1936 We Who Are About to Die
Tip Fuller
 1936 North of Nome
 1936 The Gay Desperado
American Detective
 1936 I'd Give My Life
 1936 To Mary - with Love
 1936 Blackmailer
Inspector Killian
 1936 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
1st Deputy (uncredited)
 1936 Robin Hood of El Dorado
 1936 It Had to Happen
Workman (uncredited)
 1936 Riffraff
 1935 The Gay Deception
Bell Captain
 1935 The Daring Young Man
Prison Guard (uncredited)
 1935 Calm Yourself
Detective Roscoe
 1935 Public Hero Number 1
Rufe Parker
 1935 Star of Midnight
Detective Corbett (uncredited)
 1935 The Case of the Curious Bride
Fibo Morgan - Florabelle's Cousin (uncredited)
 1935 Mississippi
 1935 Wilderness Mail
Jules - Henchman
 1935 Times Square Lady (scenes deleted)
 1935 Carnival
Policeman (uncredited)
 1935 Shadow of Doubt
Police Lt. Jack Sackville
 1935 Maybe It's Love
Expressman (uncredited)
 1935 Romance in Manhattan
Joe - Policeman (uncredited)
 1934 Sequoia
 1934 The Ballad of Paducah Jail (Short)
Escaped Felon
 1934 Tomorrow's Youth
 1934 Among the Missing
Police Capt. Bill Connors
 1934 Take the Stand
Denny O'Brien
 1934 Midnight Alibi
Babe the Butcher
 1934 Charlie Chan's Courage
Undetermined Role
 1934 There Ain't No Justice (Short)
 1934 Sing and Like It
Tied Up Mug (uncredited)
 1934 A Very Honorable Guy
Butler (uncredited)
 1934 The Line-Up
Detective Sgt. Doyle
 1934 Gold Nuggets (Short)
 1934 Nana
Nana's First Employer (uncredited)
 1933 Queen Christina
Swedish Soldier Betting on 6 (uncredited)
 1933/I The Big Race
Skipper O'Neal
 1933 The Women in His Life
 1933/II The Big Race
Skipper O'Neal
 1933 Day of Reckoning
 1933 Saturday's Millions
Doc Maloney, Trainer
 1933 Tugboat Annie
 1933 Hold Your Man
Aubrey C. Mitchell (uncredited)
 1933 The Sphinx
Detective Terrence Aloysius Hogan
 1933 Terror Aboard
 1933 Out All Night
Henry (uncredited)
 1933 Grand Slam
Canadian Bridge Player (uncredited)
 1932 Island of Lost Souls
 1932 Men Are Such Fools
 1932 The Big Stampede
Henchman Arizona
 1932 The Phantom President
Sailor (uncredited)
 1932 Hold 'Em Jail
Coach Butch
 1932 The Thirteenth Guest
Detective Grump
 1932 My Pal, the King
 1932 State's Attorney
Captain Morgan
 1932 Panama Flo
 1931 The Secret Witness
Officer Brannigan (uncredited)
 1931 Maker of Men
 1931 Bad Company
Goldie's Butler
 1931 The Public Defender
 1931 That's My Line (Short)
Mexican Bandit
 1931 Sweepstakes
Cantina Bartender
 1931 The Missing Link (Short)
 1931 Kick In
Detective Whip Fogarty
 1931 The Tale of a Flea (Short)
 1931 The Secret 6
Nick Mizoski - the Gouger
 1931 One Punch O'Toole (Short)
One Punch O'Toole
 1931 The Single Sin
 1931 Ex-Bartender (Short)
 1930 De Woild's Champeen (Short)
The Contender
 1930 The Third Alarm
'Beauty' Johnson
 1930 The Lottery Bride
Lottery Agent (uncredited)
 1930 Borrowed Wives
Bull Morgan
 1930 Paradise Island
 1930 Hot Curves
'Slug', Baseball Player
 1930 Shadow of the Law
Pete Shore
 1930 Mountain Justice
Lem Harland
 1930 The Runaway Bride
Sergeant Daly
 1930 The Swellhead
 1930 Officer O'Brien
Captain Antrim
 1930 Lucky Larkin
Pete Brierson
 1929 His First Command
Sgt. Westbrook
 1929 The Racketeer
 1929 Oh, Yeah?
Railroad-Yard Superintendent
 1929 Sailor's Holiday
 1929 Tide of Empire
 1929 The California Mail
Rowdy Ryan
 1929 The Lawless Legion
 1929 The Rainbow
 1928 Lilac Time (uncredited)
 1928 The Cossacks
 1927 Buttons
Slugger McGlue
 1927 The Valley of the Giants
 1927 The Red Raiders
Sergeant Murphy
 1927 The Devil's Saddle
'Swig' Moran
 1927 Roaring Guns
 1927 The Man from Hard Pan
Larry Lackey
 1927 The Overland Stage
Hell-A-Poppin' Casey
 1927 Rider of the Law
Henry Baker
 1926 Son of a Gun
 1926 The Outlaw Express
 1926 Battling Kid
 1926 The High Hand
Chris Doble
 1926 The Roaring Road
Checking Board Tabulator (uncredited)
 1924 The Medicine Hat (Short)
 1924 The Mandan's Oath (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1924 The Man Who Smiled (Short)
 1924 The Man Who Would Not Die (Short)
 1921 A Crook's Romance
 1919 Lightning Bryce
Powder Solvang
 1918 Smashing Through
 1918 Rimrock Jones
Ike Bray
 1917 The Further Adventures of Stingaree
Howie (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1917 The Railroad Raiders
Steve Arnold (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1916 A Lass of the Lumberlands (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1916 The Manager of the B & A
Roger Oakley (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1916 The Diamond Runners
Paul - the Brains of the I.D.B.
 1916 Judith of the Cumberlands
Blatchley Turrentine (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1916 Medicine Bend
Murray Sinclair
 1916 Whispering Smith
Murray Sinclair (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1916 The Missing Millionaire (Short)
Wentworth (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1916 The Millionaire Plunger (Short)
Deering's 1st Henchman
 1916 The War of Wits (Short)
Billings (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1916 The Parasite (Short)
 1916 The Corsican Sisters (Short)
Mona's Accomplice
 1916 The Little Monte Carlo (Short)
Stallings, Mona's Accomplice
 1916 The Social Pirates
Mona's Accomplice (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1916 The Darkest Hour (Short)
Howie, Stingaree's Partner (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1916 The Moth and the Star (Short)
Howie, Stingaree's Partner (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1916 The Villain Worshipper (Short)
Howie, Stingaree's Partner (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1916 The Duel in the Desert (Short)
Howie, Stingaree's Partner (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1916 The Purification of Mulfera (Short)
Howie, Stingaree's Partner (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1916 The Honor of the Road (Short)
Howie, Stingaree's Partner (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1915 The Taking of Stingaree (Short)
Howie, Stingaree's Partner (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1915 A Bushranger at Bay (Short)
Howie, Stingaree's Partner (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1915 To the Vile Dust (Short)
Howie, Stingaree's Partner (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1915 The Black Hole of Glenrenald (Short)
Howie, Stingaree's Partner (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1915 A Voice in the Wilderness (Short)
Howie, Stingaree's Partner (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1915 An Enemy of Mankind (Short)
Howie, Stingaree's Partner (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1915 Stingaree
Howie - Stingaree's Partner (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1915 The Pitfall
Garvin - a Crooked Politician (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1915 The Man in Irons (Short)
Rufus King - a Counterfeiter (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1915/I The Wolf's Prey (Short)
 1915 When Thieves Fall Out (Short)
Benny Berg - Whalen's Lieutenant (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1915 A Double Identity (Short)
Paul Brooks / Brant (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1915 The Substituted Jewel (Short)
Jeffries - Balmer's Assistant (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1915 The Secret Code (Short)
Manning - Secret Service Agent
 1915 The Disappearing Necklace (Short)
Buck - Duncan's Pal (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1915 Mysteries of the Grand Hotel
Various Roles
 1915/II The Frame-Up (Short)
Thompson - the Frog's Accomplice (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1915/I The Vivisectionist (Short)
Bart - Jardine's Servant (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1915 The Figure in Black (Short)
Blake - the House Detective
 1915 The Closed Door (Short)
Dalton - Barry's Henchman
 1915 The Clairvoyant Swindlers (Short)
 1915 The Tattooed Hand (Short)
Bat Dorgan
 1915 Mike Donegal's Escape (Short)
Mike Donegal - Master Crook
 1915 Old Isaacson's Diamonds (Short)
Snake Henely
 1915 The Red Signal (Short)
Chief Dispatcher (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1915 The Disappearance of Harry Warrington (Short)
Michaels - an Architect
 1915 The Apartment House Mystery (Short)
 1915 The Affair of the Deserted House (Short)
Blau - the Counterfeiter's Confederate
 1915 The Girl Detective (Short) (Episode #1, 2, etc.)
 1915 The Tragedy of Bear Mountain (Short)
Steve Barty
 1914 The Fatal Opal (Short)
Sandy McGee
 1914 The Smugglers of Lone Isle (Short)
Jim Crompton - Head of the Smugglers
 1914 The Plot at the Railroad Cut (Short)
Benton, the Foreman (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1914 The Hazards of Helen
Benton - a Foreman [Ch. 2]
 1914 The Prison Stain (Short)
Dick Kelsey
 1914 The Invisible Power
 1914 The Primitive Instinct (Short)
A Primitive Man
 1914 The Bond Eternal (Short)
Dan Sheppard - a Drunkard
 1914 The Rajah's Vow (Short)
Gunga Lal - the Rajah's Servant
 1914 The Chief of Police (Short)
Daniels (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1914 Shannon of the Sixth
Captain Arlington (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1914/II The Quicksands (Short)
Captain Lanning - Osborn's Rival (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1914 The Barrier of Ignorance (Short)
Jim Ferris - Nancy's Husband
 1914 The Death Sign at High Noon (Short) (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1914 Captured by Mexicans (Short)
Pete - a Mexican (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1914 The District Attorney's Duty (Short)
Bill Savage - Sibley's Henchman (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1914 Trapped (Short)
Dan Brent - a Crook
 1913 The Big Horn Massacre (Short)
Hawkeye (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1913 The Cave Men's War (Short)
Rex Axe - of the Cave Dwellers
 1913 The Plot of India's Hillmen (Short)
Messlah - the Commandant's Servant (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1913 The Man Who Vanished (Short)
 1913 A Daughter of the Underworld (Short)
Dave - Malva's Brother
 1913 Trooper Billy (Short)
Sunrise Beek - a Half-Breed
 1913 The Invaders (Short)
The Killer
 1913 The Skeleton in the Closet (Short)
 1913 Intemperance (Short)
Bert - Kitty's Intemperate Husband
 1913 The Fight at Grizzly Gulch (Short)
The Medicine Man (as Paul C. Hurst)
 1913/II The Struggle (Short)
Mooney - the Foreman
 1913 On the Brink of Ruin (Short)
 1913 The Circle of Fate (Short)
The Husband
 1913 The Poet and the Soldier (Short)
 1913 The Cheyenne Massacre (Short)
Lt. Allen
 1913 The California Oil Crooks (Short)
 1913 The Redemption (Short)
Shifty Benner
 1913 The Last Blockhouse (Short)
Crow - a Half-Breed
 1913 The Pride of Angry Bear (Short)
Colonel Wright - U.S. Cavalry
 1913 A Dangerous Wager (Short)
Ned - Jack's Rival
 1912 The Two Runaways (Short)
 1912 The Mayor's Crusade (Short)
Ralph Hale
 1912 The Driver of the Deadwood Coach (Short)
Bad Bill - a Desperado
 1912 Red Wing and the Paleface (Short)
Red Fox - Red Wing's Father
 1912 Days of '49 (Short)
 1912 The Redskin Raiders (Short)
Anapa - Chief of the Poncas
 1912 When Youth Meets Youth (Short)
Will Thurvell - the Foreman
 1912 The Loneliness of the Hills (Short)
The Indian Chief
 1912 The Outlaw (Short)
Black Pete
 1912 The Stolen Invention (Short)
John Rawley, a Promoter
 1912 Jean of the Jail (Short)
Alcalde (as Paul C. Hurst)
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Show Show Writer (6 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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Appears in five Best Picture Oscar nominees: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), In Old Chicago (1938), Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938), Gone with the Wind (1939) and The Ox-Bow Incident (1942), with Gone with the Wind the only winner.

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