Alan Hale

Alan Hale


Also Known As
Rufus Alan Mckahan
Birth Place
Washington, Washington D.C., USA
February 10, 1892
January 22, 1950


Robust screen hero of the silent era who went on to direct seven films for Cecil B DeMille in the mid-1920s. After the advent of sound, Hale carved out a niche as a hearty sidekick in a number of Warner Bros. adventure films. Father of actor Alan Hale Jr....

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Gretchen Hale


Robust screen hero of the silent era who went on to direct seven films for Cecil B DeMille in the mid-1920s. After the advent of sound, Hale carved out a niche as a hearty sidekick in a number of Warner Bros. adventure films. Father of actor Alan Hale Jr.



Director (Feature Film)

Rubber Tires (1927)
Forbidden Waters (1926)
Risky Business (1926)
The Sporting Lover (1926)
Braveheart (1925)
The Scarlet Honeymoon (1925)
The Wedding Song (1925)

Cast (Feature Film)

Terror Night (1989)
Rogues of Sherwood Forest (1950)
Little John
Stars in My Crown (1950)
Jed Isbell
Colt .45 (1950)
Sheriff Harris
The Inspector General (1949)
South of St. Louis (1949)
Jake Evarts
The Younger Brothers (1949)
Sheriff Knudson
Adventures of Don Juan (1949)
The House Across the Street (1949)
J. B. Grennell
Always Leave Them Laughing (1949)
Mr. Washburn
Whiplash (1948)
Terrence O'Leary
My Girl Tisa (1948)
[Thomas] Dugan
The Man I Love (1947)
My Wild Irish Rose (1947)
John Donovan
That Way with Women (1947)
Herman Brinker
Cheyenne (1947)
Fred Durkin
Pursued (1947)
Jake Dingle
Night and Day (1946)
Leon Dowling
The Time, the Place and the Girl (1946)
John Braden
Perilous Holiday (1946)
Doctor Lilley
Roughly Speaking (1945)
Mr. Morton
Hotel Berlin (1945)
Hermann Plotke
God Is My Co-Pilot (1945)
"Big Mike" Harrigan
Escape in the Desert (1945)
Dr. Orville Tedder
Gaslight Follies (1945)
Sir Francis Levison
Destination Tokyo (1944)
The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944)
Steve Gillis
Janie (1944)
Professor Reardon
Make Your Own Bed (1944)
Walter Whirtle
Hollywood Canteen (1944)
Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)
Action in the North Atlantic (1943)
"Boats" O'Hara
This Is the Army (1943)
Sergeant McGee
Juke Girl (1942)
Gentleman Jim (1942)
Pat Corbett
Desperate Journey (1942)
Flight Sergeant Kirk Edwards
Captains of the Clouds (1942)
Tiny Murphy
The Great Mr. Nobody (1941)
"Skipper" Martin
The Smiling Ghost (1941)
Thieves Fall Out (1941)
Rodney Barnes
The Strawberry Blonde (1941)
Old Man Grimes
Manpower (1941)
Jumbo Wells
Footsteps in the Dark (1941)
Inspector Mason
Virginia City (1940)
Olaf [Moose] Swenson
The Sea Hawk (1940)
Carl Pitt
They Drive by Night (1940)
Editor Carlsen
Santa Fe Trail (1940)
Tex Bell
Green Hell (1940)
Dr. Loren
Tugboat Annie Sails Again (1940)
Captain Bullwinkle
Three Cheers for the Irish (1940)
The Fighting 69th (1940)
Sergeant Big Mike Wynn
Dodge City (1939)
Rusty Hart
The Man in the Iron Mask (1939)
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
Earl of Tyrone
Dust Be My Destiny (1939)
Mike Leonard
On Your Toes (1939)
Sergei Alexandrovitch
Pacific Liner (1939)
Four Men and a Prayer (1938)
The Sisters (1938)
Sam Johnson
The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Little John
Algiers (1938)
Listen, Darling (1938)
J. J. Slattery
Valley of the Giants (1938)
Ox Smith
High, Wide and Handsome (1937)
Mr. [Walt] Brennan
The Prince and the Pauper (1937)
Captain of the guard
Thin Ice (1937)
God's Country and the Woman (1937)
Bjorn Skalka
Stella Dallas (1937)
Editor Munn
Music for Madame (1937)
[Detective] Flugelman
When Thief Meets Thief (1937)
Jim Dial, also known as Colonel Fane
Two in the Dark (1936)
Inspector Florio
Parole! (1936)
[John] Borchard
A Message to Garcia (1936)
Dr. [Ivan] Krug
Our Relations (1936)
Joe Groagan
Yellowstone (1936)
[John Alexander] Hardigan
The Country Beyond (1936)
Jim Alison
The Crusades (1935)
The Good Fairy (1935)
Maurice Schlapkohl
Another Face (1935)
Charles L. Keller
The Last Days of Pompeii (1935)
Grand Old Girl (1935)
[Clarence] Click Dade
Fog over Frisco (1934)
Chief O'Malley
There's Always Tomorrow (1934)
The Lost Patrol (1934)
[Matlow] Cook
Imitation of Life (1934)
[Martin,] the furniture man
Babbitt (1934)
Charlie [McKelvey]
Miss Fane's Baby Is Stolen (1934)
Of Human Bondage (1934)
Emile Miller
It Happened One Night (1934)
Great Expectations (1934)
Joe Gargery
The Scarlet Letter (1934)
Bartholomew Hockings
The Little Minister (1934)
Rob Dow
Little Man, What Now? (1934)
Holger Jachman
Broadway Bill (1934)
Orchestra leader
What Price Decency? (1933)
Klaus Van Leyden
The Eleventh Commandment (1933)
Max Stäger
Picture Brides (1933)
Van Luden
Destination Unknown (1933)
The Match King (1932)
So Big (1932)
Klaus Pool
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1932)
Mr. Simpson
Union Depot (1932)
The Baron, Bushy Sloan
The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931)
Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise) (1931)
[Jeb] Mondstrom
The Night Angel (1931)
Sea Ghost (1931)
Lieutenant Winters
Aloha (1931)
She Got What She Wanted (1930)
Sailor's Holiday (1929)
Adam Pike
Red Hot Rhythm (1929)
Sal of Singapore (1929)
Captain Erickson
The Sap (1929)
Jim Belden
The Leatherneck (1929)
Otto Schmidt
The Cop (1928)
The Leopard Lady (1928)
Power (1928)
Skyscraper (1928)
The Spieler (1928)
Oh, Kay (1928)
The Wreck of the Hesperus (1927)
Singapore Jack
Vanity (1927)
Dan Morgan
Hearts and Fists (1926)
Preston Tolley
Dick Turpin (1925)
Tom King
The Crimson Runner (1925)
Gregory [later Krutz]
Flattery (1925)
Arthur Barrington
Black Oxen (1924)
Prince Rohenhauer
For Another Woman (1924)
The Covered Wagon (1924)
Sam Woodhull
Code of the Wilderness (1924)
Willard Masten
Girls Men Forget (1924)
Jimmy Masson
Troubles of a Bride (1924)
Gordon Blake
One Night in Rome (1924)
Duke Mareno
Hollywood (1923)
Robin Hood (1923)
Little John
Main Street (1923)
Miles Bjornstam
Long Live the King (1923)
King Karl
Cameo Kirby (1923)
Colonel Moreau
Quicksands (1923)
The Eleventh Hour (1923)
Prince Stefan de Bernie
The Dictator (1922)
Sabos, an amateur Sherlock but professional Don Juan
The Trap (1922)
A Doll's House (1922)
Torvald Helmer
One Glorious Day (1922)
Ben Wadley
Shirley of the Circus (1922)
The Fox (1921)
Rufus B. Coulter
The Great Impersonation (1921)
Gustave Seimann
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)
Karl von Hartrott
A Wise Fool (1921)
George Masson
Over the Wire (1921)
James Twyford
A Voice in the Dark (1921)
Dr. Hugh Sainsbury
The Barbarian (1920)
Mark Brant
Moral Suicide (1918)
"Lucky" Travers
The Price She Paid (1917)
Stanley Baird
One Hour (1917)
G. D. Stanley
Life's Whirlpool (1917)
Dr. Henry Grey
The Eternal Temptress (1917)
Count Rudolph Frizel
The Love Thief (1916)
Captain Arthur Boyce
The Scarlet Oath (1916)
John Huntington
Pudd'nhead Wilson (1916)
Tom Driscoll
The Purple Lady (1916)
Count Louis Petelier
The Woman in the Case (1916)
Julian Rolfe
Rolling Stones (1916)
Jerry Braden
Dora Thorne (1915)
Hugh Fernely
The Power of the Press (1914)
The Woman in Black (1914)
Frank Mansfield

Cast (Special)

Friday Night Surprise! (1989)
The Revenge of Red Chief (1979)

Cast (Short)

Alice in Movieland (1940)

Life Events


Film actor


Film director

Photo Collections

God is My Co-Pilot - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for God is My Co-Pilot (1945). One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
Virginia City - Lobby Card Set
Here is a set of Lobby Cards from Warner Bros' Virginia City (1940), starring Errol Flynn, Miriam Hopkins, Randolph Scott, and Humphrey Bogart. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.


Movie Clip

Last Days Of Pompeii, The -- (Movie Clip) Greatest Man In Judea Once virtuous blacksmith turned gladiator turned horse and slave trader Marcus (Preston Foster), still devoted to his adopted son (David Holt), pursuing a prophesy that the greatest man in Judea would come to their aid, visits Pontius Pilate (Basil Rathbone, just introduced, in an atypical hairdo), in The Last Days Of Pompeii, 1935.
High, Wide And Handsome (1937) -- (Movie Clip) The Things I Want Our first look at Dorothy Lamour as singer Molly (working at her Paramount home, age 22, months before her star-making performance in the Samuel Goldwyn/John Ford spectacle The Hurricane), with a song written for the picture by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II, in 1859 Pennsylvania, with Alan Hale as evil interloping railroad baron Brennan, confronted by our hero, local oil driller Peter (Randolph Scott), High, Wide And Handsome, 1937.
Desperate Journey (1942) -- (Movie Clip) You Yankees Always Win After a bit in which the Resistance in Poland pulls off a sabotage and sends a carrier pigeon to England, we meet Allied members of an RAF bomber crew, Arthur Kennedy, Patrick O’Moore, Ronald Reagan as Johnny, Errol Flynn as Terry, Ronald Sinclair as Hollis, Alan Hale as Edwards, Raoul Walsh directing, in Desperate Journey, 1942.
Destination Tokyo (1943) -- (Movie Clip) I Never Seen A Doll On A Submarine Officers under command of Captain Cassidy (Cary Grant) take the U.S.S. Copperfin out, crewmen Tin Can (Dane Clark), Mike (Tom Tully), Cookie (Alan Hale) and Wolf (John Garfield) introduced, in Delmer Daves' Destination Tokyo, 1943.
Adventures Of Mark Twain, The (1944) -- (Movie Clip) You And Your Tall Tales Facing failure as miner in Nevada, with Alan Hale as his partner, Fredric March as Samuel Clemens doesn’t realize that Donald Crisp as J.B. Pond, is looking for “Mark Twain,” the pseudonym he first used when he submitted “The Celebrated Jumping Frog Of Calaveras County,” which had become a sensation back east, in The Adventures Of Mark Twain,1944.
Stella Dallas (1937) -- (Movie Clip) That Iceberg-ey Way New mother Barbara Stanwyck (title character) with working class pal Ed (Alan Hale), her background showing, as increasingly snooty husband Stephen (John Boles) returns home, in Stella Dallas, 1937.
Virginia City (1940) -- (Movie Clip) In This Fever Hole Commander Irby (Randolph Scott) of the notorious Libby Confederate prison catches previously introduced tunneling Union prisoners Kerry (Errol Flynn) and pals (Guinn Williams, Alan Hale), the Civil War framing for the Warner Bros. Western, Virginia City, 1940, directed by Michael Curtiz.
Action In The North Atlantic (1943) -- (Movie Clip) We Didn't Ask For This War Below decks with the crew of the Northern Star, novice Ensign Parker (Dick Hogan) getting schooled by Peter Whitney, Dane Clark, Alan Hale and Sam Levene as Goldberg, then we see there really is a German sub nearby, early in the WWII Merchant Marine story Action In The North Atlantic, 1943.
Action In The North Atlantic (1943) -- (Movie Clip) My Dear Adolf Seven, then twelve days after their Merchant Marine tanker was sunk by a Nazi submarine, the crew of the Northern Star is rescued, Humphrey Bogart, Dane Clark, Raymond Massey the captain, Alan Hale sassing the enemy, in Warner Bros.’ Merchant Marine adventure, Action In The North Atlantic, 1943.
Gentleman Jim (1942) -- (Movie Clip) This Is A Break For Me San Francisco bank clerk Errol Flynn (as Jim Corbett, title character) just got a raise, having expected to get fired for being seen at a boxing match, showing off for pal Walter (Jack Carson), Miss Ware (Alexis Smith, her first scene) and “Pop” (Alan Hale), early in Raoul Walsh’s Gentleman Jim, 1942.
Gentleman Jim (1942) -- (Movie Clip) Come Out Fighting San Franciscan Errol Flynn (title character, Jim Corbett), cited by experts as among the most naturally gifted actors ever to play a fighter, squares off with Burke (Jack Foster) a former champ, Jack Carson, Alexis Smith, Alan Hale, Arthur Shields supporting, in Warner Bros.’ Gentleman Jim, 1942.
Fighting 69th, The (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Rainbow Division Fictional recruit Plunkett (James Cagney) and "real" Father Duffy (Pat O'Brien) have just met when a brawl breaks out between troops from New York and Alabama, settled by another patriotic historical figure, then-major "Wild Bill" Donovan (George Brent), early in The Fighting 69th, 1940.


Adventures of Robin Hood, The -- (Re-issue Trailer) The Sherwood Forest legend (Errol Flynn) leads his Merry Men in a battle against the wicked Prince John in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938).
Janie - (Original Trailer) A small-town girl (Joyce Reynolds) defies her father by falling for a soldier (Robert Hutton).
Hollywood Canteen -- (Original Trailer) Half of Hollywood pitches in to help a serviceman and a starlet find love at the Hollywood Canteen (1944)
Three Cheers For The Irish - (Original Trailer) It's Angus' Irish Rose as a Scots lad and an Irish lass anger their families by marrying in Three Cheers for the Irish (1940).
Night and Day - (Original Trailer) Fanciful biography of songwriter Cole Porter (Cary Grant), who rose from high society to find success on Tin Pan Alley.
God's Country and the Woman - (Original Trailer) A lady lumberjack falls for one of her workers, not realizing it's a business rival in disguise in God's Country and the Woman (1937).
Escape in the Desert - (Original Trailer) It's The Petrified Forest updated for wartime as Nazis hold hostages in a hotel in the American Southwest.
Babbitt - (Original Trailer) Guy Kibbee is prefectly cast as Sinclair Lewis' small-town businessman, Babbitt (1934).
It Happened One Night - (Original Trailer) A newspaperman (Clark Gable) tracks a runaway heiress (Claudette Colbert) on a madcap cross-country tour in It Happened One Night (1934), directed by Frank Capra.
Santa Fe Trail -- (Original Trailer) Errol Flynn is the young Jeb Stuart sent out to stop abolitionist John Brown (Raymond Massey) in Santa Fe Trail (1940).
Roughly Speaking -- (Original Trailer) Rosalind Russell is a headstrong woman who ends up with two marriages and seven children in the true story of Louise Randall Pierson.
Sisters, The - (Original Trailer) Errol Flynn and Bette Davis in love and it's all capped off with the San Francisco earthquake, as promoted by Warner Bros. in the original theatrical trailer for The Sisters, 1938, directed by Anatole Litvak.


Alan Hale Jr
Karen Hale Wookey
Script supervisor, former actor.


Gretchen Hale