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Al Thompson

Highest Rated: 100% The Street with No Name (1948)

Lowest Rated: 10% All Relative (2014)

Birthday: Sep 21, 1884

Birthplace: Not Available

A true Hollywood professional, comic bit part player and stunt performer Al Thompson seems to have worked with every purveyor of physical humor, from Larry Semon in the silent era to the Three Stooges in the 1950s. The versatile Thompson stood in for Semon in some of that slapstick comic's more impossible stunts and was later one of The Sons of the Desert (1933) opposite Laurel & Hardy. Thompson signed with the Columbia Pictures short subject department in the mid-'30s as a stunt double for veteran comedian Andy Clyde. He was soon doubling for and playing bit parts opposite all the department's funnymen and -women, all for the reported sum of 55 dollars a day. Thompson made himself look enough like Clyde to be convincing as the hayseed comedian's twin brother in Trouble Finds Andy Clyde (1939) and with a bit of makeup, could pass for either Larry Fine or Moe Howard in long shots. He continued to appear opposite Clyde and the Stooges well into the 1950s, if not always in new scenes then via stock footage, a Columbia cost-cutting specialty. Thompson's final credited appearance came in the last Andy Clyde two-reeler Pardon My Nightshirt (1956).

Highest Rated Movies



10% All Relative Jared 2014
No Score Yet Youngster Actor 2004
No Score Yet Lure of the Wilderness Shep Rigby 1952
No Score Yet Riders of the Whistling Pines Townsman at Hearing 1949
100% The Street with No Name Hotel Clerk 1948
No Score Yet The Hoodlum Saint Mugg 1946
No Score Yet In Society Minor Role (uncredited) 1944
No Score Yet Lucky Night Bum 1939
No Score Yet False Pretenses Avery - Restaurant Manager (uncredited) 1935
No Score Yet Sons of Steel Carson 1935
80% Manhattan Melodrama Spectator on Street 1934
100% Sons of the Desert Sons of the Desert Coterie 1933


No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
Voice 2012
No Score Yet The Three Stooges
Dignified Man Storekeeper 1940


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