Charles Halton


Actor
Charles Halton

Biography

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

High School Confidential! (1958)
W. O. Robinson
Friendly Persuasion (1956)
Elder
A Star Is Born (1954)
Cashier
A Slight Case of Larceny (1953)
Willard Maibrunn
I Love Melvin (1953)
Mr. Prouty
The Moonlighter (1953)
Clem Usqubaugh
The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (1953)
Dean
Carrie (1952)
Factory foreman
Gasoline Alley (1951)
S. B. Pettit
Here Comes the Groom (1951)
Cusick
The Nevadan (1950)
Fry
Stella (1950)
Mr. Beeker
When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950)
Mr. Fettles
The Traveling Saleswoman (1950)
Clumhill
Joe Palooka in the Squared Circle (1950)
Merkle
The Daring Caballero (1949)
Hodges
The Sickle or the Cross (1949)
Dr. Short
3 Godfathers (1949)
Mr. Latham
Hideout (1949)
Gabriel Wotter
If You Knew Susie (1948)
Pringle
The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer (1947)
Mr. Mittwick
The Ghost Goes Wild (1947)
T. O'Connor Scott
Singin' in the Corn (1946)
Obediah Davis
Sister Kenny (1946)
Mr. Smith
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Prew
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Bank examiner
Three Little Girls in Blue (1946)
Hoskins
Because of Him (1946)
Mr. Dunlap
Wilson (1945)
Colonel House
Mama Loves Papa (1945)
Appleby
Rhapsody in Blue (1945)
Mr. Kast
The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)
R. T. Tatum
The Fighting Guardsman (1945)
Hyperion Picot
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)
Mr. Barker
She Went to the Races (1945)
Dr. Collyer
Midnight Manhunt (1945)
Henry Miggs
Enemy of Women (1944)
Uncle Hugo
Up in Arms (1944)
Dr. Freyheisen
It Happened Tomorrow (1944)
Doctor
Government Girl (1944)
Clerk
Address Unknown (1944)
Pip-Squeak
Shadows in the Night (1944)
Doc Stacey
Rationing (1944)
Ezra Weeks
The Town Went Wild (1944)
Mr. Tweedle
My Kingdom for a Cook (1943)
Olvier Bradbury
Whispering Footsteps (1943)
Harry Hammond
Flesh and Fantasy (1943)
Old man prospector
Heaven Can Wait (1943)
Brentano's clerk
Lady Bodyguard (1943)
Edwards
Jitterbugs (1943)
Samuel J. Cass
Henry Aldrich, Editor (1942)
Elias Noonan
Across the Pacific (1942)
A. V. Smith
Priorities on Parade (1942)
2d examiner
The Spoilers (1942)
[Jonathan] Struve
Saboteur (1942)
Sheriff
Captains of the Clouds (1942)
Nolan
The Lady Is Willing (1942)
Dr. Jones
They All Kissed the Bride (1942)
Doctor
My Sister Eileen (1942)
Editor
Whispering Ghosts (1942)
[Mark] Gruber
Juke Box Jenny (1942)
Judge
There's One Born Every Minute (1942)
[Pete] Trumbull
You Can't Escape Forever (1942)
Charley Gates
To Be or Not to Be (1942)
Producer Dobosh
Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die (1942)
Dan Crane
In Old California (1942)
Mr. Hayes
That Other Woman (1942)
Smith
Dance Hall (1941)
Mr. [Frederick] Newmeyer
Tobacco Road (1941)
Mayor
I Was a Prisoner on Devil's Island (1941)
Commandant
Lady Scarface (1941)
Mr. Pinchbeck
Million Dollar Baby (1941)
Parkinson
The Great Mr. Nobody (1941)
Bixby
One Foot in Heaven (1941)
Haskins
Footlight Fever (1941)
Mr. Fingernoggle
Three Girls About Town (1941)
Coroner
The Lady from Cheyenne (1941)
Judge
The Body Disappears (1941)
Professor Moggs
Three Sons O'Guns (1941)
Haddock
Look Who's Laughing (1941)
[Sam] Cudahy
Blonde Inspiration (1941)
Mr. Packer
The Smiling Ghost (1941)
Great-uncle Ames Bentley
Unholy Partners (1941)
Kaper
Meet the Chump (1941)
Dr. Stephanowsky
Mr. District Attorney (1941)
Hazelton
Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941)
Mr. [Harry] Deever
H. M. Pulham, Esq. (1941)
Walter Kaufman
A Very Young Lady (1941)
[Oliver] Brixton
Stranger on the Third Floor (1940)
Meng
Calling All Husbands (1940)
Hadley Weaver
Tugboat Annie Sails Again (1940)
Alec Severn
Behind the News (1940)
Neil Saunders
Dr. Cyclops (1940)
Dr. [Rupert] Bullfinch
Young People (1940)
Moderator
Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940)
Sensenbrenner
Foreign Correspondent (1940)
Bradley
Lillian Russell (1940)
Dr. Dobbins
Virginia City (1940)
Ralston
The Ghost Comes Home (1940)
Mr. Stark
Brigham Young--Frontiersman (1940)
Prosecutor
Little Nellie Kelly (1940)
Judge
Lucky Partners (1940)
Newspaperman
They Drive by Night (1940)
Farnsworth
Swanee River (1940)
Pond
20 Mule Team (1940)
Adams
The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
Detective
Gangs of Chicago (1940)
Bromo
The Westerner (1940)
Mort Borrow
The Doctor Takes A Wife (1940)
Dr. Streeter
No Place to Go (1939)
Mr. Bradford
Nancy Drew... Reporter (1939)
Whitney
Sudden Money (1939)
Mr. Wixby
They Made Her a Spy (1939)
Beldon
Dodge City (1939)
Surrett's lawyer
Lady of the Tropics (1939)
Manager of rubber company
Indianapolis Speedway (1939)
Mayor
I'm from Missouri (1939)
Henry Couch
Jesse James (1939)
Heywood
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
Hawthorne
Bachelor Mother (1939)
Doctor
Juarez (1939)
Mr. Roberts
Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939)
Redley
Ex-Champ (1939)
Trilby
They Asked for It (1939)
Dr. Tyler
Reno (1939)
Welch
News Is Made at Night (1939)
[Lieutenant Governor] Elmer Hinge
Penrod and His Twin Brother (1938)
Mr. Bitts
Federal Man-Hunt (1938)
Damon Lauber
Penitentiary (1938)
Leonard Nettleford
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938)
Monsieur de la Coste President
The Girl Downstairs (1938)
Karovian ambassador
Gold Is Where You Find It (1938)
Turner
The Mad Miss Manton (1938)
Poppsie
A Man to Remember (1938)
Clyde Perkins, Esquire
I Am the Law (1938)
Leander
Room Service (1938)
Dr. Glass
I'll Give a Million (1938)
Mayor
The Saint in New York (1938)
Vincent Nather
Stolen Heaven (1938)
Polesie
Penrod's Double Trouble (1938)
Mr. Bitts
Talent Scout (1937)
M. B. Carter
Black Legion (1937)
Osgood
Ready, Willing and Able (1937)
Brockman
The Road Back (1937)
Uncle Rudolph
The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
Passport officer
Dead End (1937)
Whitey
Blossoms on Broadway (1937)
Dr. Joseph C. Gillgallon
Sing Me a Love Song (1937)
Mr. Willard
Penrod and Sam (1937)
Mr. Bitts
Woman Chases Man (1937)
Mr. Judd
Pick a Star (1937)
Mr. Klawheimer
Stolen Holiday (1937)
LeGrande
Trouble at Midnight (1937)
[Everett] Benson
Partners in Crime (1937)
Silas Wagon
Dodsworth (1936)
Hazzard
Come and Get It (1936)
Jed Hewitt
Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936)
Dr. Bell
More Than a Secretary (1936)
Mr. Crosby
The Tower of Jewels (1919)
Jimmy the Rat
The Climbers (1919)
Jordan
Behind the Mask (1917)
Larrabee
The Adventurer (1917)
Austin
God's Man (1917)

Cast (Short)

Broadway Ballyhoo (1934)

Life Events

Videos

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Black Legion (1936) - Do I Have To Say This? Xenophobic factory worker Frank (Humphrey Bogart) hesitates a little, being sworn into his new anti-immigrant club, hooded Hargrave (Alonzo Price) officiating, in Warner Bros.' Black Legion, 1936.
To Be Or Not To Be (1942) - August 1939 Director Ernst Lubitsch's famous opening, Tom Dugan as the German chancellor, stopping traffic in Warsaw, Jack Benny as the Nazi colonel, Charles Halton tangling with actor Felix Bressart, revealing the narrative device, in To Be Or Not To Be, 1942.
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938) - American Understood The opening shot established the French Riviera, now we meet Gary Cooper, the implied American, shopping, met by Rolfe Sedan, then Lionel Pape, which leads to Charles Halton on the phone, in Ernst Lubitsch’s Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife, 1938, also starring Claudette Colbert, from a screenplay by Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder.
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) - Yessiree Bob In his first piece of lawyering, Abe (Henry Fonda) settles a dispute between clients Hawthorne (Charles Halton) and Woolridge (Russell Simpson), in John Ford's Young Mr. Lincoln, 1939.
More Than A Secretary - Stimulates The Liver Secretarial school owner Carol (Jean Arthur), working incognito at "Body And Brain" magazine, with fitness chief Ernest (Lionel Stander) and boss Fred (George Brent), in More Than A Secretary, 1936.
Rhapsody In Blue (1945) - I'm Just A Song Plugger Working in Tin Pan Alley, Robert Alda as George Gershwin (who would have been a teenager at the time) receives the improbably charming and fictional Julie Adams (Joan Leslie), samples his own famous tune, then gets fired by Charles Halton, in the Warner Bros.’ bio-pic Rhapsody In Blue, 1945.
Prisoner of Zenda, The (1937) - British Subject Joining the end of producer David O. Selznick's elaborate credits, Ronald Colman as Englishman Rassendyll disembarks from the Orient Express in Ruritania, not realizing, as all the locals do, that he's a dead ringer for their king, in The Prisoner of Zenda, 1937.
Hunchback of Notre Dame, The (1939) - A Printing Press! Harry Davenport (as King Louis XI) takes a progressive view as printer Fisher (Charles Halton) demonstrates new technology and Frollo (Cedric Hardwicke) warns against it in the 1939 version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
To Be Or Not To Be (1942) - While He's Still Young Warsaw stage star Maria Tura (Carole Lombard) with dresser (Maude Eburne), receives a note from a fan, hammy husband Joseph (Jack Benny) beginning his soliloquy, handsome lieutenant Stanislav (Robert Stack) paying his first visit, in Ernst Lubitsch's To Be Or Not To Be, 1942.
They Drive By Night - Keep The Change Second part of Ann Sheridan (as waitress "Cassie") in her first scene, helping trucking brothers Paul (Humphrey Bogart) and Joe (George Raft) duck creditor Farnsworth (Charles Halton) in Raoul Walsh's They Drive By Night, 1940.
Moonlighter, The (1953) - If I'm What You Want Rela (Barbara Stanwyck) learning from Usqubaugh (Charles Halton) years later of the exploits of the man she is now certain must have been her supposedly deceased suitor Wes (Fred MacMurray), then discussing plans with his brother (William Ching), with whom she's since taken up, in The Moonlighter, 1953.
H.M. Pulham, Esq. - Wings Of Beauty First World War vet Harry (Robert Young) is introduced by pal Bill (Van Heflin) to his New York ad agency boss Bullard (Douglas Wood), instantly hired, then meets knockout copy writer Marvin (Hedy Lamarr), inside a flashback in King Vidor's H.M. Pulham Esq., 1941.

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