Thurston Hall

Thurston Hall


Distinguished stage actor who appeared in film character roles from time to time, beginning in the 1910s.



Cast (Feature Film)

Affair in Reno (1957)
J. B. Del Monte
The Band Wagon (1953)
Col. Tripp
Wonder Valley (1953)
Rival's father
Woman of the North Country (1952)
It Grows on Trees (1952)
Night Stage to Galveston (1952)
Colonel Jim Bellamy
Carson City (1952)
Charles Crocker
The WAC from Walla Walla (1952)
Col. Mayfield
One Big Affair (1952)
Mr. Gregory
Skirts Ahoy! (1952)
Thatcher Kinston
Whirlwind (1951)
Big Jim Lassitter
Texas Carnival (1951)
Mr. Gaytes
Belle Le Grand (1951)
One Too Many (1951)
Bright Leaf (1950)
Belle of Old Mexico (1950)
Horatio Huntington
Bandit Queen (1950)
Chain Gang (1950)
John McKelvey
Federal Agent at Large (1950)
"Big Bill" Dixon
Girls' School (1950)
Colonel Selby Matthews
Tell It to the Judge (1949)
Senator Caswell
Square Dance Jubilee (1949)
G. K.
Rusty Saves a Life (1949)
Counsellor Frank Gibson
Rim of the Canyon (1949)
Big Tim Hanlon
Manhattan Angel (1949)
Everett H. Burton
Stagecoach Kid (1949)
Bride for Sale (1949)
Mr. Trisby
The Fountainhead (1949)
Up in Central Park (1948)
Governor Motley
Blondie's Secret (1948)
George Whiteside
Miraculous Journey (1948)
King of the Gamblers (1948)
James F. "Pop" Morton
Three Daring Daughters (1948)
Mr. Howard
The Farmer's Daughter (1947)
Wilbur Johnson
Welcome Stranger (1947)
Congressman Beeker
Mourning Becomes Electra (1947)
Dr. Blake
The Unfinished Dance (1947)
Mr. Ronsell
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)
Bruce Pierce
It Had to Be You (1947)
Mr. Harrington
Black Gold (1947)
Colonel Caldwell
Swing the Western Way (1947)
Jasper Jim Bandy
The Son of Rusty (1947)
Counsellor Gibson
Saratoga Trunk (1946)
Mr. Pound
Three Little Girls in Blue (1946)
Two Sisters from Boston (1946)
Mr. Lawrence Tyburt Patterson, Sr.
Dangerous Business (1946)
B. J. Calhoun
Colonel Effingham's Raid (1946)
Mayor Edgar
One More Tomorrow (1946)
Rufus Collier
She Wrote the Book (1946)
Horace Van Cleve
Without Reservations (1946)
[Henry] Baldwin
Brewster's Millions (1945)
Col. Drew
Bring on the Girls (1945)
Don Juan Quilligan (1945)
Song of the Prairie (1945)
Jerome Wingate
The Gay Senorita (1945)
J. J. Frentiss
Lady on a Train (1945)
Joseah Waring
Blonde from Brooklyn (1945)
"Colonel" Hubert Fransworth
West of the Pecos (1945)
Col. Lambeth
Wilson (1945)
Senator E. H. [Edward] Jones
Thrill of a Romance (1945)
J. P. Bancroft
The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944)
In Society (1944)
Mr. Van Cleve
Something for the Boys (1944)
Col. Jefferson L. Calhoun
Ever Since Venus (1944)
Edgar Pomeroy
Song of Nevada (1944)
John Barrabee
Goodnight, Sweetheart (1944)
Judge James Rutherford
The Great Moment (1944)
Senator Borland
Cover Girl (1944)
Tony Pastor
Crash Dive (1943)
Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943)
Senator Henry Babcock
Footlight Glamour (1943)
Randolph Wheeler
This Land Is Mine (1943)
Mayor Henry Manville
Here Comes Elmer (1943)
P. J. Ellis
One Dangerous Night (1943)
Inspector Crane
I Dood It (1943)
Kenneth Lawlor
He Hired the Boss (1943)
Mr. Bates
The Hard Way (1943)
Motion picture executive
The Youngest Profession (1943)
Mr. Drew
Hoosier Holiday (1943)
Henry P. Fairchild
Twin Beds (1942)
Horace Touchstone
The Night Before the Divorce (1942)
Bert Harriman
Hello Annapolis (1942)
Capt. Wendell
The Great Gildersleeve (1942)
Governor John Stafford
The Great Man's Lady (1942)
Mr. Sempler
Call of the Canyon (1942)
Grantley B. Johnson
Sleepytime Gal (1942)
Mr. Adams
Counter-Espionage (1942)
Inspector Crane
Shepherd of the Ozarks (1942)
James J. Maloney, Sr.
Rings on Her Fingers (1942)
Mr. [Harvey] Beasley
We Were Dancing (1942)
Senator Quimby
Remember the Day (1942)
Governor Teller
Her Cardboard Lover (1942)
Mr. Garthwaite, Tony's lawyer
Pacific Blackout (1942)
Design for Scandal (1941)
In the Navy (1941)
Head of committee
Swing It Soldier (1941)
Oscar Simms
The Great Lie (1941)
Worthington James
Unexpected Uncle (1941)
Jerry Carter
Flight from Destiny (1941)
Dean Somers
She Knew All the Answers (1941)
J. D. Sutton
Accent on Love (1941)
T. J. Triton
Secrets of the Lone Wolf (1941)
Inspector Crane
Pacific Blackout (1941)
Where Did You Get That Girl? (1941)
Washington Melodrama (1941)
Senator Morton
Tuxedo Junction (1941)
Douglas Gordon
Repent at Leisure (1941)
Jay Buckingham
The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance (1941)
Inspector Crane
Nine Lives Are Not Enough (1941)
J. B. Huntley
Life with Henry (1941)
Mr. Woodring
Hold That Ghost (1941)
Blondie on a Budget (1940)
The Great McGinty (1940)
Mr. Maxwell
The Golden Fleecing (1940)
Charles Engel
Millionaires in Prison (1940)
Harold Kellogg
Friendly Neighbors (1940)
The governor
The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady (1940)
Inspector Crane
Alias the Deacon (1940)
Jim Cunningham
In Old Missouri (1940)
Mr. Pittman
The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date (1940)
Inspector Crane
The Invisible Woman (1940)
City for Conquest (1940)
Max Leonard
Virginia City (1940)
General Meade
The Blue Bird (1940)
Father Time
Our Neighbors--the Carters (1939)
Mr. Guilfoyle
Million Dollar Legs (1939)
Gregory Melton, Sr.
First Love (1939)
Mr. Drake
Ex-Champ (1939)
Mr. Courtney
The Star Maker (1939)
Mr. Proctor
You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)
Mr. Bel-Goodie
Money to Burn (1939)
Sued for Libel (1939)
[David] Hastings
Mutiny on the Blackhawk (1939)
Sam Bailey
Dancing Co-Ed (1939)
H. W. Workman
Hawaiian Nights (1939)
Theodore [T. C.] Hartley Sr.
The Day the Bookies Wept (1939)
Colonel March
Jeepers Creepers (1939)
M. K. Durant
Each Dawn I Die (1939)
[Jesse] Hanley
Dodge City (1939)
Hard to Get (1938)
The Amazing Doctor Clitterhouse (1938)
Little Miss Roughneck (1938)
Joe Crowley
Going Places (1938)
Col. Withering
There's Always a Woman (1938)
District aAttorney
Campus Confessions (1938)
Wayne Atterbury, Sr.
The Affairs of Annabel (1938)
No Time to Marry (1938)
Mr. Petonsall
Professor Beware (1938)
Mr. [J. J.] Van Buren
The Main Event (1938)
Captain Phillips
Women Are Like That (1938)
Claudius King
Extortion (1938)
Professor Tisdelle
Squadron of Honor (1938)
Bob Metcalf
Penitentiary (1938)
Out West with the Hardys (1938)
H. R. Bruxton
Fast Company (1938)
District Attorney MacMillen
Spring Madness (1938)
Women in Prison (1938)
Chairman of the board
All-American Sweetheart (1937)
R. O. Davis
Murder in Greenwich Village (1937)
Charles Cabot
Women of Glamour (1937)
Mr. Stark
It Can't Last Forever (1937)
Oh, Doctor (1937)
"Doc" Erasmus Thurber
I Promise to Pay (1937)
Captain Hall
Parole Racket (1937)
Counsel for Crime (1937)
Senator Robert Maddox
We Have Our Moments (1937)
Frank Rutherford
Venus Makes Trouble (1937)
Harlan Darrow
Don't Tell the Wife (1937)
Major Manning
Paid to Dance (1937)
You May Be Next! (1936)
Devil's Squadron (1936)
Major [T.L.] Metcalf
The King Steps Out (1936)
Trapped by Television (1936)
Don't Gamble with Love (1936)
Martin Gage
Pride of the Marines (1936)
Colonel Gage
The Man Who Lived Twice (1936)
Dr. [Clifford L.] Schuyler
Shakedown (1936)
G. Gregory Stuart
Lady from Nowhere (1936)
Mr. Barnes
Roaming Lady (1936)
E. J. Reid
Three Wise Guys (1936)
Theodora Goes Wild (1936)
Arthur Stevenson
Two-Fisted Gentleman (1936)
Killer at Large (1936)
Inspector O'Hara
Crime and Punishment (1935)
The Editor
Atlantic Adventure (1935)
Guard That Girl (1935)
Dr. Silas Hudson
Love Me Forever (1935)
A Feather in Her Hat (1935)
Sir Elroyd Joyce
After the Dance (1935)
District Attorney
One Way Ticket (1935)
Mr. Ritchie
The Lone Wolf Returns (1935)
Metropolitan (1935)
T. Simon Hunter
Hooray for Love (1935)
Commodore Jason Thatcher
Too Tough to Kill (1935)
The Case of the Missing Man (1935)
The Black Room (1935)
Col. Hassel
The Girl Friend (1935)
[George S.] Harmon
The Public Menace (1935)
Captain of the ocean liner
The Great Well (1924)
Wildness of Youth (1922)
Edward Grayton
Fair Lady (1922)
Caesar Maruffi
The Iron Trail (1921)
Curtis Gordon
Mother Eternal (1921)
Edward Stevens, Sr.
The Valley of Doubt (1920)
Empty Arms (1920)
Bruce Gordon
The Scarlet Dragon (1920)
Henry Livingston
The Spitfire of Seville (1919)
Kent Staunton
The Unpainted Woman (1919)
Martin O'Neill
Who Will Marry Me? (1919)
Jerome Van Tyne
The Exquisite Thief (1919)
Algernon P. Smythe, "English Harry"
The Weaker Vessel (1919)
J. Booth Hunter
The Squaw Man (1918)
Henry, the Earl of Kerhill
We Can't Have Everything (1918)
Peter Cheever
The Mating of Marcella (1918)
Robert Underwood
Tyrant Fear (1918)
Harley Dane
"Flare-Up" Sal (1918)
The Red Rider
The Midnight Patrol (1918)
Terence Shannon
An Alien Enemy (1918)
David J. Hale
The Kaiser's Shadow, or the Triple Cross (1918)
Hugo Wagner
The Brazen Beauty (1918)
Kenneth Hyde
The One Woman (1918)
Governor Morrison
The Kaiser's Shadow (1918)
Cleopatra (1917)
The Price Mark (1917)
Dr. Daniel Melfi
Love Letters (1917)
John Harland

Cast (Short)

Kiddie Kure (1940)

Life Events


Movie Clip

Theodora Goes Wild (1936) -- (Movie Clip) You Ought To Meet Me Theodora (Irene Dunne) worrying with publisher Stevenson (Thurston Hall) about her racy novel ruining her reputation, meets his wife (Nana Bryant) and artist Michael (Melvyn Douglas), in Richard Boleslawski's Theodora Goes Wild, 1936.
Great Lie, The (1941) -- (Movie Clip) He's A Gay Lad, Really Recovering from the week-long party after their impulsive wedding at her Park Avenue spread, flier Pete (George Brent) gets past agent Mason (Grant Mitchell) and friend James (Thurston Hall) to tell pianist Sandra (Mary Astor) that they're not legally married, early in The Great Lie, 1941.
Wilson (1944) -- (Movie Clip) I'm A Schoolteacher! Little reason is given for party bosses (Thurston Hall, James Rennie, J.M. Kerrigan) visiting the Princeton president (Alexander Knox, in the title role) with an unsolicited offer, his wife Ellen (Ruth Nelson) particularly pleased, opening Wilson, 1944.
Wilson (1944) -- (Movie Clip) I've Made No Deal First rally for the Princeton president (Alexander Knox in the title role) running for governor of New Jersey, 1910, wife and daughter (Ruth Nelson, Ruth Ford) anxious, activist Tumulty (Thomas Mitchell) doubtful, party boss Senator Jones (Thurston Hall) playing along, early in WIlson, 1944.
Each Dawn I Die (1939) -- (Movie Clip) We'll Take Off The Gloves James Cagney (as reporter Frank Ross) in the rain witnesses a white-collar crime, then sells the story to editor Patterson (Selmer Jackson) in the opening scenes of Each Dawn I Die, 1939.
This Land Is Mine (1943) -- (Movie Clip) The Sound Of The Mob Nazi occupiers, supervised by Major Von Keller (Walter Slezak), raiding the underground printing press, the mayor (Thurston Hall) in support, when heretofore easy-going local Paul (Kent Smith) throws a grenade, in Jean Renoir's This Land Is Mine, 1943.
Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, The (1947) -- (Movie Clip) Hospital Love Stories His boss, publisher Pierce (Thurston Hall) again stealing one of his ideas in a meeting, Danny Kaye (title character) proceeds to one of the more famous daydreams, this one from the original James Thurber story, Virginia Mayo the swooning nurse, in The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, 1947.
It Had To Be You (1947) -- (Movie Clip) George Moccasins Victoria (Ginger Rogers) explains to fiancè Oliver (Ron Randell) and her parents (Spring Byington, Percy Waram) why she missed him at train station, not wanting to mention her maybe-imaginary Indian pursuer (Cornel Wilde), until he shows up, having acquired a suit, in It Had To Be You, 1947.
Without Reservations -- (Movie Clip) Miss Christopher Madden Joining in the opening simulated newsreel as author "Christopher" Madden (Claudette Colbert) is introduced, Thurston Hall the Hollywood executive making her book into a movie, from Without Reservations, 1946, also starring John Wayne.
Great McGinty, The -- (Movie Clip) If It Wasn't For Graft The barkeep (Brian Donlevy, title character), resumes the flashback, meeting with Maxwell (Thurston Hall), while "The Politician" (William Demarest) grumbles with knowing Catherine (Muriel Angelus) and "The Boss" (Akim Tamiroff) replaces the mayor, in Preston Sturges' The Great McGinty, 1940.
Great Man's Lady, The -- (Movie Clip) He's A Ne'er Do Well Philadelphia, 1848, Hannah (Barbara Stanwyck) and sisters get a first look at Ethan Hoyt (Joel McCrea), come to do business with her father (Thurston Hall) and fiance (Lloyd Corrigan), in The Great Man's Lady, 1942.
Millionaires In Prison -- (Movie Clip) Model Prisoner Visiting, Nick (Lee Tracy) and girlfriend (Virginia Vale), then millionaires, Bill (Truman Bradley) with Helen (Linda Hayes), nephew Jock (Grady Sutton) with Vander (Raymond Walburn) and Kellogg (Thurston Hall), inmate "S.O.S." (Horace MacMahon) at work, in Millionaires In Prison, 1940.


We Were Dancing - (Original Trailer) A Polish princess gives up society for the love of a gigolo in We Were Dancing (1942) starring Norma Shearer and Melvyn Douglas.
Hard to Get - (Original Trailer) An unemployed architect falls in love with an heiress in Hard To Get (1938), the musical that introduced the song, "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby."
Great McGinty, The - (Original Trailer) A hobo (Brian Donlevy) rises to town mayor when he hooks up with a crooked political boss in Preston Sturges' The Great McGinty (1940).
Going Places (1938) - (Original Trailer) Louis Armstrong is the only one who can calm a difficult racehorse who is Going Places (1938) in this Warner Brothers musical.
Fast Company - (Original Trailer) Married book-dealers (Melvyn Douglas, Florence Rice) try to clear a friend in the murder of a rival book-seller in Fast Company (1938).
Affairs of Annabel, The - (Original Trailer) Lucille Ball got her first starring role playing a screen queen who suffers through harebrained publicity stunts in The Affairs of Annabel (1938).
Without Reservations - (Re-issue trailer) John Wayne and Claudette Colbert star in Without Reservations (1946) about a woman writer and a war hero.
Great Moment, The - (Original Trailer) Director Preston Sturges tells the true story of the first dentist to find a painless method of pulling teeth in The Great Moment (1944).
Skirts Ahoy! - (Original Trailer) Three women join the Navy to find husbands in the MGM Technicolor musical Skirts Ahoy! (1952) starring Esther Williams.
Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse, The - (Original Trailer) A doctor (Edward G. Robinson) plots crimes so he can study criminal psychology in The Amazing Doctor Clitterhouse (1938), directed by Anatole Litvak.
Dodge City - (Original Trailer) A soldier of fortune takes on the corrupt boss of a Western town in Dodge City (1939), starring Errol Flynn & Olivia de Havilland.
Her Cardboard Lover - (Original Trailer) In Norma Shearer's final movie, she plays a flirt who tries to make her fiance jealous by hiring a gigolo in George Cukor's Her Cardboard Lover (1942).