Paul Birch


Actor

Biography

Paul Birch was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Birch's earliest roles were in film, including the Audie Murphy western "Ride Clear of Diablo" (1954), "Cattle Queen of Montana" (1954) and the western "Apache Woman" (1955) with Lloyd Bridges. He also appeared in "Five Guns West" (1955) with John Lund, the adaptation "Man Without a Star" (1955) with Kirk Douglas and the...

Biography

Paul Birch was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Birch's earliest roles were in film, including the Audie Murphy western "Ride Clear of Diablo" (1954), "Cattle Queen of Montana" (1954) and the western "Apache Woman" (1955) with Lloyd Bridges. He also appeared in "Five Guns West" (1955) with John Lund, the adaptation "Man Without a Star" (1955) with Kirk Douglas and the James Dean drama "Rebel Without a Cause" (1955). He kept working in film throughout the fifties, starring in "The Day the World Ended" (1956), the Glenn Ford western "The Fastest Gun Alive" (1956) and the Maureen O'Hara comedy "Everything But the Truth" (1956). He also appeared in the western "A Gun For a Coward" (1957) with Fred MacMurray. In the latter part of his career, he continued to act in "The World Was His Jury" (1958), the Audie Murphy adventure "The Gun Runners" (1958) and "Pay or Die" (1960). He also appeared in "Portrait in Black" (1960) with Lana Turner and "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs" (1960) with Robert Preston. Birch more recently acted in "Welcome to Hard Times" (1967). Birch passed away in May 1969 at the age of 57.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

A Covenant With Death (1967)
Governor
Welcome to Hard Times (1967)
Mr. Fee
The Raiders (1964)
Paul King
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
Patrolmen
A Public Affair (1962)
Malcomb Hardy
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Mayor Winder
Two Rode Together (1961)
Edward Purcell
The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960)
Jonah Mills
Pay or Die (1960)
Mayor George B. McClellan
Portrait in Black (1960)
Detective
Gunmen from Laredo (1959)
Matt Crawford
Gunman's Walk (1958)
Bob Selkirk
Queen of Outer Space (1958)
Konrad
The Gun Runners (1958)
Sy Phillips
The World Was His Jury (1958)
Martin Ranker
Wild Heritage (1958)
Jake Breslin
Joe Dakota (1957)
Frank Weaver
The Tattered Dress (1957)
Frank Mitchell
The 27th Day (1957)
Admiral
Gun for a Coward (1957)
Andy Niven
Not of This Earth (1957)
Paul Johnson
The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)
Blythe
The White Squaw (1956)
Thad Arnold
Everything but the Truth (1956)
Senator Winter
The Fastest Gun Alive (1956)
Sheriff Bill Toledo
Day the World Ended (1956)
Jim Maddison
When Gangland Strikes (1956)
Sheriff McBride
The Beast with a Million Eyes (1956)
Allan Kelly
Apache Woman (1955)
Sheriff
Man Without a Star (1955)
Mark Toliver
Five Guns West (1955)
J. C. Haggard
The Fighting Chance (1955)
Auctioneer
Strange Lady in Town (1955)
Sheriff
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Police chief
The Eddie Cantor Story (1954)
Ride Clear of Diablo (1954)
Fred Kenyon
Cattle Queen of Montana (1954)
Colonel Carrington
The War of the Worlds (1953)
Alonzo Hogue
The System (1953)
Lt. Gordon
Bonzo Goes to College (1952)
Coach Duff

Life Events

Photo Collections

Not of This Earth - Lobby Cards
Here are several Lobby Cards from Allied Artists' Not of This Earth (1957), starring Beverly Garland and directed by Roger Corman. 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.

Videos

Movie Clip

Queen Of Outer Space (1958) - We Have No Life Here Worrying that the queen of all-female Venus will proceed to execute them and attack earth, astronauts Patterson, Walker, Konrad and Cruze (Eric Fleming, Patrick Waltz, Paul Birch, Dave Willock) are pleased when their ally Talleah (Zsa Zsa Gabor), with friends (Lisa Davis, Barbara Darrow) offers an escape, in Queen Of Outer Space, 1958.
Queen Of Outer Space (1958) - Maximum Acceleration, Credits Joining a special effects sequence, said to have been borrowed from another Allied Artists color sci-fi feature, after opening on earth, our crew, Cruze and Turner, scientist Konrad and captain Patterson (Dave Willock, Patrick Waltz, Paul Birch and Eric Fleming) yield to the credits, then a crash, about 15 minutes into Queen Of Outer Space, 1958.
Queen Of Outer Space (1958) - You Heard What The Babe Said The Earth-based crew, with Cruze (Dave Willock) on watch, scientist Konrad, Turner and Patterson (Paul Birch, Patrick Waltz, Eric Fleming) snoozing, confident they’ve crash landed on Venus but thinking it’s unpopulated, are surprised when they’re surrounded by sexy, armed females, in Queen Of Outer Space, 1958, starring Zsa Zsa Gabor.
Queen Of Outer Space (1958) - Beautifuler And Beautifuler Captured by the ruler of all-female Venus, earth-based space crew Cruze, Turner, Konrad and Patterson (Dave Willock, Patrick Waltz, Paul Birch and Eric Fleming) are pleased when they’re visited by top-billed Zsa Zsa Gabor, as Talleah, a scientist type who takes a softer line than the masked queen, in Queen Of Outer Space, 1958.
Gun Runners, The - Kick A Man When He's Down Boat captain Sam (Audie Murphy) pawns a reel (with John Qualen) and enters the casino, where he meets creditor Sy (Paul Birch) and gambler Papa (Eddie Albert) in Don Siegel's The Gun Runners, 1958, from an Ernest Hemingway story.
Two Rode Together - Stop Torturing Yourself Greeley (Ken Curtis) and Ortho (Harry Carey Jr.) are wooing spirited Marty (Shirley Jones) when Lt. Gary (Richard Widmark) intervenes, and she turns to her meaningful music-box, in John Ford's Two Rode Together, 1961.

Bibliography