Hale Hamilton


Hale Hamilton

Biography

Hale Hamilton was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In his early acting career, Hamilton appeared in such films as "The Manicure Girl" (1925), "Tin Gods" (1926) and "Paid" (1930). He also appeared in "Good Intentions" (1930), "Common Clay" (1930) with Constance Bennett and "Dance, Fools, Dance" (1931). He continued to work steadily in film throughout the thirties, app...

Biography

Hale Hamilton was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. In his early acting career, Hamilton appeared in such films as "The Manicure Girl" (1925), "Tin Gods" (1926) and "Paid" (1930). He also appeared in "Good Intentions" (1930), "Common Clay" (1930) with Constance Bennett and "Dance, Fools, Dance" (1931). He continued to work steadily in film throughout the thirties, appearing in the dramedy "Love Affair" (1932) with Dorothy Mackaill, the Joel McCrea horror feature "The Most Dangerous Game" (1932) and the crime flick "I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang" (1932) with Paul Muni. He also appeared in "Those We Love" (1932). Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in "Curtain at Eight" (1934) with Dorothy Mackaill, "Dr. Monica" (1934) and "Big Hearted Herbert" (1934). He also appeared in the war "The Marines Are Coming" (1934) with William Haines and the Jean Harlow comedy "The Girl From Missouri" (1934). Hamilton last acted in the adventure "The Adventures of Marco Polo" (1938) with Gary Cooper. Hamilton passed away in May 1942 at the age of 59.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Edison, the Man (1940)
Broker
The Hardys Ride High (1939)
Mr. Archer
The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938)
Maffeo Polo
I Live My Life (1935)
Uncle Carl
Let 'Em Have It (1935)
Ex-Senator Reilly
Hold 'Em Yale (1935)
Mr. Wilmot
The Woman in Red (1935)
Wyatt Furness
After Office Hours (1935)
Mr. Patterson
Grand Old Girl (1935)
[Joseph] Killaine
The Nitwits (1935)
Winfield Lake
Calm Yourself (1935)
Mr. Kent
Dante's Inferno (1935)
Wallace
Three Kids and a Queen (1935)
Ralph
Big Hearted Herbert (1934)
Mr. Havens
Dr. Monica (1934)
Dr. Brent
The Girl from Missouri (1934)
Charlie Turner
The Marines Are Coming (1934)
Colonel Gilroy
The Quitter (1934)
Major Stephen Winthrop
When Strangers Meet (1934)
Captain Manning
Twin Husbands (1934)
Colonel Gordon Lewis
City Park (1934)
Herbert Ransome
Private Scandal (1934)
Jim Orrington
One Man's Journey (1933)
Dr. Tillinghast
Sitting Pretty (1933)
Vinton
Curtain at Eight (1933)
Major Manning
Black Beauty (1933)
Harlan Bledsoe
Employee's Entrance (1933)
Monroe
Strange People (1933)
J. E. Burton
Reform Girl (1933)
Santor Putnam
Parole Girl (1933)
Tony
The Billion Dollar Scandal (1933)
Mr. Jackson
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
Rev. Allen
The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
Life Begins (1932)
Dr. Cramm
Two Against the World (1932)
Gordon Mitchell
A Successful Calamity (1932)
John Belden
Love Affair (1932)
Mr. Bruce Hardy
A Fool's Advice (1932)
George Diamond
Manhattan Tower (1932)
David Witman
Those We Love (1932)
[Roger] Blake
Call Her Savage (1932)
Cyrus Randall
Three on a Match (1932)
Defense attorney
Dance, Fools, Dance (1931)
Selby
A Tailor Made Man (1931)
Mr. Stanlaw
The Great Lover (1931)
Stapleton
The Cuban Love Song (1931)
John
Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise) (1931)
Mike Kelly
Rebound (1931)
Lyman [Patterson]
Never the Twain Shall Meet (1931)
[Mark] Mellenger
New Adventures of Get Rich Quick Wallingford (1931)
Charles Harper
Strangers May Kiss (1931)
Andrew [Corbin]
Drums of Jeopardy (1931)
Martin Kent
Murder at Midnight (1931)
Phillip Montrose
Beau Ideal (1931)
Major LeBaudy
Good Intentions (1930)
Franklin Graham
Common Clay (1930)
Judge Samuel Filson
Paid (1930)
District Attorney Demarest
The Telephone Girl (1927)
Mark
Girl in the Rain (1927)
The Great Gatsby (1926)
Tom Buchanan
Tin Gods (1926)
Dr. McCoy
Summer Bachelors (1926)
Beverly Greenway
The Greater Glory (1926)
Leon Krum
The Manicure Girl (1925)
James Morgan
His Children's Children (1923)
Rufus Kayne
In His Brother's Place (1919)
Nelson Drake/J. Barrington Drake
After His Own Heart (1919)
Thomas Wentworth Duncan
Full of Pep (1919)
Jimmy Baxter
The Four-Flusher (1919)
Lon Withers
Johnny-on-the-Spot (1919)
Johnny Rutledge
That's Good (1919)
Marcellus Starr
The Winning of Beatrice (1918)
Robert Howard
Five Thousand an Hour (1918)
Johnny Gamble
Opportunity (1918)
Anthony Fry
The Hidden Hand (1917)

Writer (Feature Film)

In His Brother's Place (1919)
Story

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Employees' Entrance (1933) - Smash Or Be Smashed After a prologue establishing a roughly 50-year history of department store profits, and mentions of a cut-throat executive named Anderson, we meet Warren William, intimidating his chairman (Hale Hamilton), Ross (Albert Gran) et al, in Warner Bros.’ Employees’ Entrance, 1933.
Nitwits, The (1935) - You Opened My Eyes George Stevens with a clever opening, directing his third feature and his second Wheeler & Woolsey vehicle, with a song introduced by Joey Ray, Joan Andrews also singing, the tune by Felix Bernard and L. Wolfe Gilbert, Donald Kerr the lackey, Hale Hamilton the music company boss, and the stars, Bert and Robert, running the cigar shop (Betty Grable in the photo!), in The Nitwits, 1935.
Nitwits, The (1935) - The Black Widow's Going To Get You! Having by chance written a song about the “Black Widow,” not knowing that music publishing company boss Lake (Hale Hamilton), to whom they’re pitching the song, is being tormented by a blackmailer by that very name, Bert hesitates but Robert manages to perform, in the Wheeler & Woolsey vehicle The Nitwits, 1935.
Great Lover, The (1931) - She Needed Plenty Of Soap Opera star Paurel (Adolphe Menjou) returned to New York, encounters his understudy Carlo (Neil Hamilton) then helps the boss Stapleton (Hale Hamilton) trick his moody ex-lover Savarova (Olga Baclanova) into appearing with him in the next production, in The Great Lover, 1931.
Champ, The (1931) - Keep Your Chin Up Compressed melodrama, Wallace Beery (title character) and Jackie Cooper (his son "Dink") watch "Little Champ" run his first race, as Linda (Irene Rich), with husband Tony (Hale Hamilton) realizes she's just met the son she gave up, then a crash, King Vidor directing MGM's The Champ, 1931.
Champ, The (1931) - Give The Kid A Chance At first amicable Tony (Carleton Young) and Linda (Irene Rich) see off her long-lost son Dink (Jackie Cooper) after a visit, his father (Wallace Beery, title character, with sidekick Roscoe Ates) paid for his trouble, then later in a Tijuana casino, pressed to compromise, in The Champ, 1931.
Paid (1930) - I Don't Care What She Is! Instant disgrace for ex-con Mary (Joan Crawford), meeting Edward (Purnell B. Pratt), father of her new husband Bob (Kent Douglass), and other authority figures (Hale Hamilton, John Mijan) in Paid, 1930.

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