Huntz Hall


Actor
Huntz Hall

About

Also Known As
Henry Hall
Birth Place
New York City, New York, USA
Born
August 15, 1919
Died
January 30, 1999
Cause of Death
Cardiac Disease

Biography

One could argue that being born to a working class New York City family helped prepare Huntz Hall for a career playing tough young scrappers in the movies. His earliest feature credit was in "Dead End," the late-'30s classic starring Humphrey Bogart; there he reprised the role of Dippy, a youth growing up on the mean streets, whom Hall had previously played on stage. The young boys of th...

Photos & Videos

Looking for Danger - Lobby Card
Crime School - Movie Posters
Hot Shots (1956) - Lobby Card

Biography

One could argue that being born to a working class New York City family helped prepare Huntz Hall for a career playing tough young scrappers in the movies. His earliest feature credit was in "Dead End," the late-'30s classic starring Humphrey Bogart; there he reprised the role of Dippy, a youth growing up on the mean streets, whom Hall had previously played on stage. The young boys of the film--who became known as the Dead End Kids--were popular enough to spinoff into their own movie series, and they evolved into the Bowery Boys by the '40s. Around this time and through the late '50s, Hall also appeared in television series and films sans Bowery Boys, including the 1945 war classic "A Walk in the Sun"; however, before parting ways with the troupe, at that point composed of grownups rather than boys or teens, he received top billing. During the early '70s, he played Dutch on the sitcom "The Chicago Teddy Bears," which despite taking place during Prohibition was devoid of much more than implied violence. He had better luck in the movies of this time, appearing as part of the ensemble cast for the Walt Disney comedy "Herbie Rides Again." But despite its financial success, he may always be remembered more for the streetwise lads he played in "Angels with Dirty Faces" and other gritty classics.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Auntie Lee's Meat Pies (1992)
Cyclone (1987)
Long John
The Ratings Game (1984)
Gas Pump Girls (1979)
Valentino (1977)
The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery (1975)
Herbie Rides Again (1974)
Escape (1971)
Gilbert
The Phynx (1970)
Gentle Giant (1967)
Dink Smith
Second Fiddle to a Steel Guitar (1965)
Stagehands
In the Money (1958)
Horace DeBussy "Sach" Jones
Up In Smoke (1957)
Horace DeBussy "Sach" Jones
Hold That Hypnotist (1957)
Horace DeBussy "Sach" Jones
Looking for Danger (1957)
Horace DeBussy "Sach" Jones/Hauptman Otto von Schnabel
Spook Chasers (1957)
Horace DeBussy "Sach" Jones
Dig That Uranium (1956)
Horace DeBussy "Sach" Jones/Ranger
Hot Shots (1956)
Horace DeBussy "Sach" Jones
Fighting Trouble (1956)
[Horace DeBussy] Sach [Jones
Crashing Las Vegas (1956)
Horace DeBussy "Sach" Jones
Bowery to Bagdad (1955)
Horace DeBussy "Sach" Jones
Spy Chasers (1955)
Horace DeBussy "Sach" Jones
Jail Busters (1955)
Horace DeBussy "Sach" Jones
High Society (1955)
Horace DeBussy "Sach" Jones
Jungle Gents (1954)
Sach
The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters (1954)
Sach
Paris Playboys (1954)
Sach/Maurice Gaston Le Beau
Clipped Wings (1953)
Horace DeBussy "Sach" Jones
Loose in London (1953)
Horace Debussy "Sach" Jones/Sir Horace
Jalopy (1953)
Horace DeBussy "Sach" Jones
Private Eyes (1953)
Sach
Here Come the Marines (1952)
Horace Debussy "Sach" Jones, Jr.
No Holds Barred (1952)
Horace DeBussy "Sach" Jones
Feudin' Fools (1952)
Horace DeBussy "Sach" Jones
Hold That Line (1952)
Horace DeBussy "Sach" Jones
Ghost Chasers (1951)
Sach
Crazy Over Horses (1951)
Sach
Bowery Battalion (1951)
Sach
Let's Go Navy (1951)
Sach
Blues Busters (1950)
Horace DeBussy "Sach" Jones
Lucky Losers (1950)
Sach Jones
Triple Trouble (1950)
Horace DeBussy "Sach" Jones
Blonde Dynamite (1950)
Horace DeBussy "Sach" Jones
Angels in Disguise (1949)
Sach
Trouble Makers (1949)
Sach
Fighting Fools (1949)
Sach
Hold That Baby! (1949)
Horace DeBussy "Sach" Jones
Master Minds (1949)
Horace DeBussy "Sach" Jones
Jinx Money (1948)
Sach
Smugglers' Cove (1948)
Sach
Angels' Alley (1948)
Sach
News Hounds (1947)
Sach
Hard Boiled Mahoney (1947)
Sach
Bowery Buckaroos (1947)
Sach
A Walk in the Sun (1946)
Carraway
Mr. Hex (1946)
Sach Sullivan
In Fast Company (1946)
Sach
Spook Busters (1946)
Sach
Live Wires (1946)
Sach Jones
Bowery Bombshell (1946)
Sach
Wonder Man (1945)
Sailor
Docks of New York (1945)
Glimpy
Mr. Muggs Rides Again (1945)
Glimpy
Come Out Fighting (1945)
Glimpy
Bring on the Girls (1945)
Sailor
Follow the Leader (1944)
Glimpy [Freedhoff]
Bowery Champs (1944)
Glimpy
Block Busters (1944)
Glimpy
Million Dollar Kid (1944)
Glimpy [McClosky]
Clancy Street Boys (1943)
Glimpy
Ghosts on the Loose (1943)
Glimpy
Kid Dynamite (1943)
Glimpy
Mr. Muggs Steps Out (1943)
Glimpy
Keep 'Em Slugging (1943)
Albert "Pig" Gum
Private Buckaroo (1942)
Corporal Anemic
Mug Town (1942)
[Albert, also known as] Pig
Junior Army (1942)
Bushy Thomas
Mr. Wise Guy (1942)
Glimpy
Smart Alecks (1942)
Glimpy
'Neath Brooklyn Bridge (1942)
Glimpy
Let's Get Tough! (1942)
Glimpy
Tough As They Come (1942)
Pig [also known as Albert]
Junior G-Men of the Air (1942)
Bowery Blitzkrieg (1941)
Limpy
Hit the Road (1941)
Pig
Mob Town (1941)
Pig
Spooks Run Wild (1941)
Glimpy
Zis Boom Bah (1941)
Skeets Skillhorn
Sea Raiders (1941)
You're Not So Tough (1940)
Pig
Give Us Wings (1940)
Pig
Junior G-Men (1940)
They Made Me a Criminal (1939)
Dippy
The Return of Dr. X (1939)
Pinky
The Angels Wash Their Faces (1939)
Huntz
On Dress Parade (1939)
Cadet Johnny Cabot
Hell's Kitchen (1939)
Bingo
Little Tough Guy (1938)
"Pig"
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
Crab
Crime School (1938)
Goofy
Dead End (1937)
Dippy

Cast (Special)

The Chicago Teddy Bears (1971)
Dutch; Mobster

Life Events

Photo Collections

Looking for Danger - Lobby Card
Here is a Lobby Card from the Bowery Boys movie Looking for Danger (1957), starring Huntz Hall. 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.
Crime School - Movie Posters
Here are a few original release American movie posters for Warner Bros' Crime School (1938), starring Humphrey Bogart and The Dead End Kids.
Hot Shots (1956) - Lobby Card
Here is a Lobby Card from the Bowery Boys comedy Hot Shots (1956). 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.
Herbie Rides Again - Pressbook
Here is the original campaign book (pressbook) for Disney's Herbie Rides Again (1974). Pressbooks were sent to exhibitors and theater owners to aid them in publicizing the film's run in their theater.

Videos

Movie Clip

Live Wires (1946) - Overgrown Kid The first scene with Leo Gorcey reincarnated as "Slip Mahoney," in the first official "Bowery Boys" movie, who gets into trouble then joins his angered sister (Pamela Blake) and old Dead End and East Side Kids mates (Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Billy Benedict), in Live Wires, 1946.
Live Wires (1946) - Ignorance Is Bliss Leo Gorcey (as "Slip") is in everybody's face, particularly Sach (Huntz Hall) and waitress Mabel (Patti Brill), in the Bowery Boys' first feature, Live Wires, 1946.
Live Wires (1946) - Pierce's Peerless In perhaps an archetypal scene for the newly re-named Bowery Boys, Slip (Leo Gorcey) with mates (Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Billy Benedict) and sister (Pamela Blake), tries his new sales pitch on a wary customer (BIlly Christy), early in Live Wires, 1946.
Dead End (1937) - The Mark Of The Squealer The gang (Billy Halop, Bobby Jordan, Huntz Hall, Leo Gorcey, Gabriel Dell) showing off for Baby Face (Humphrey Bogart), would-be architect Dave (Joel McCrea) panics as well-to-do Kay (Wendy Barrie) tries to visit, with director William Wyler’s famous cockroach shot, in Dead End, 1937.
Dead End (1937) - I'm Frightened Of Being Poor With “Dead End” kids (Billy Halop, Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan) and gangster Baby Face (Humphrey Bogart) nearby, aspiring architect Dave (Joel McCrea) visits with his more affluent otherwise-committed girlfriend Kay (Wendy Barrie), in Samuel Goldwyn’s urban drama Dead End, 1937.
Dead End (1937) - I Can Do My Own Fighting Tommy (Billy Halop) leads future “Bowery Boys” (Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Gabriel Dell) recruiting Milton (Bernard Punsly), until his sister Drina (Sylvia Sidney) intervenes, gangster Baby Face (Humphrey Bogart) and her under-employed architect pal Dave (Joel McCrea) observing, early in Dead End, 1937.
Dead End (1937) - Every Street In New York Opening from producer Samuel Goldwyn, director William Wyler and Lillian Hellman’s screenplay from Sidney Kingsley’s play, the socially conscious Dead End, 1937, and the first screen appearance by Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan and Gabriel Dell, who would become “Dead End Kids” and “Bowery Boys.”
Angels With Dirty Faces - Now We're Pals Rocky (James Cagney) pays particular attention to Soapy (Billy Halop) and Bim (Leo Gorcey) when he drops in to collect his stash from the kids (including Huntz Hall, Bernard Punsley et al) in Angels With Dirty Faces, 1938.
Angels With Dirty Faces - According To Rules! Rocky (James Cagney) steps in as referee when Father Jerry (Pat O'Brien) is having trouble instructing the kids (Billy Halop, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Leo Gorcey et al) in basketball in Angels With Dirrty Faces, 1938.

Trailer

Family

Gary Hall
Son
Minister. Survived him.

Bibliography