Alan Hale

Alan Hale

  • Highest Rated: 100% Pursued (1947)
  • Lowest Rated: 40% Four Men and a Prayer (1938)
  • Birthday: Feb 10, 1892
  • Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia
  • The son of a patent medicine manufacturer, American actor Alan Hale chose a theatrical career at a time when, according to his son Alan Hale Jr., boarding houses would post signs reading "No Dogs or Actors Allowed." Undaunted, Hale spent several years on stage after graduating from Philadelphia University, entering films as a slapstick comedian for Philly's Lubin Co. in 1911. Bolstering his acting income with odd jobs as a newspaperman and itinerant inventor (at one point he considered becoming an osteopath!), Hale finally enjoyed a measure of security as a much-in-demand character actor in the 1920s, usually as hard-hearted villains. One of his more benign roles was as Little John in Douglas Fairbanks' Robin Hood (1922), a role he would repeat opposite Errol Flynn in 1938 and John Derek in 1950. Talkies made Hale more popular than ever, especially in his many roles as Irishmen, blusterers and "best pals" for Warner Bros. Throughout his career, Hale never lost his love for inventing things, and reportedly patented or financed items as commonplace as auto brakes and as esoteric as greaseless potato chips. Alan Hale contracted pneumonia and died while working on the Warner Bros. western Montana (1950), which starred Hale's perennial screen cohort Errol Flynn.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

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Credit

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Office

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No Score Yet Union Depot Actor 2011
No Score Yet Rogues Of Sherwood Forest Little John 1950
No Score Yet Colt .45 Sheriff Harris 1950
No Score Yet Stars in My Crown Jed Isbell 1950
No Score Yet Always Leave Them Laughing Mr. Washburn 1949
No Score Yet South of St. Louis Jake Evarts 1949
90% The Inspector General Kovatch 1949
No Score Yet The Younger Brothers Sheriff Knudson 1949
No Score Yet Whiplash Actor 1948
No Score Yet Adventures of Don Juan Leporello 1948
No Score Yet My Girl Tisa Dugan 1948
No Score Yet Wyoming Kid Fred 1947
No Score Yet That Way with Women Herman Brinker 1947
No Score Yet The Man I Love Riley 1947
100% Pursued Jake Dingle 1947
No Score Yet My Wild Irish Rose John Donovan 1947
No Score Yet Night and Day Leon Dowling 1946
No Score Yet Hotel Berlin Hermann Plottke 1945
No Score Yet God Is My Co-Pilot "Big Mike" Harrigan 1945
No Score Yet Roughly Speaking Lew Morton 1945
No Score Yet Janie Reardon 1944
No Score Yet The Adventures of Mark Twain Steve Gillis 1944
No Score Yet Hollywood Canteen Himself 1944
No Score Yet Thank Your Lucky Stars Specialty 1943
No Score Yet This Is the Army Sgt. McGee 1943
No Score Yet Action in the North Atlantic O'Hara 1943
80% Destination Tokyo Cookie 1943
No Score Yet Juke Girl `Yippee' 1942
67% Desperate Journey Flight Sgt. Kirk Edwards 1942
No Score Yet Captains of the Clouds "Tiny" Murphy 1942
100% Gentleman Jim Pat 1942
No Score Yet Footsteps in the Dark Insp. Mason 1941
100% The Strawberry Blonde Old Man Grimes 1941
No Score Yet Manpower Jumbo Wells 1941
No Score Yet Tugboat Annie Sails Again Capt. Bullwinkle 1940
96% They Drive by Night Ed J. Carlsen 1940
100% The Sea Hawk Carl Pitt 1940
No Score Yet Three Cheers for the Irish Gallagher 1940
No Score Yet The Fighting 69th Sgt. Big Mike Wynn 1940
83% Santa Fe Trail Barefoot Brody 1940
No Score Yet Virginia City Olaf "Moose" Swenson 1940
No Score Yet Green Hell Dr. Emil `Nils' Loren 1940
71% The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex Earl of Tyrone 1939
No Score Yet On Your Toes Sergei Alexandrovitch 1939
No Score Yet Dust Be My Destiny Michael Leonard 1939
No Score Yet The Man in the Iron Mask Porthos 1939
100% Dodge City Algernon `Rusty' Hart 1939
No Score Yet Listen, Darling J.J. Slattery 1938
No Score Yet The Sisters Sam Johnson 1938
No Score Yet Algiers Grandpere 1938
100% The Adventures of Robin Hood Little John 1938
40% Four Men and a Prayer Furnoy 1938
No Score Yet The Adventures of Marco Polo Kaidu 1938
No Score Yet Music for Madame Detective Flugelman 1937
No Score Yet Thin Ice Baron 1937
88% Stella Dallas Ed Munn 1937
60% The Prince and the Pauper Captain of the Guard 1937
No Score Yet When Thief Meets Thief Jim Dial/"Col. Fane" 1937
No Score Yet God's Country and the Woman Bjorn Skalka 1937
No Score Yet High, Wide and Handsome Walt Brennan 1937
No Score Yet Our Relations Joe Groagan, the Waiter 1936
No Score Yet Yellowstone John Alexander Hardigan 1936
No Score Yet A Message to Garcia Doctor Ivan Krug 1936
No Score Yet Another Face Charles L. Keller 1935
No Score Yet The Crusades Blondel 1935
No Score Yet Last Days of Pompeii Burbix 1935
80% The Good Fairy Schlapkohl 1935
No Score Yet Grand Old Girl Click Dade 1935
No Score Yet The Little Minister Rob Dow 1934
No Score Yet Babbitt Charlie McKelvey 1934
100% Imitation of Life Martin, Furniture Man 1934
100% Broadway Bill Orchestra leader 1934
No Score Yet The Scarlet Letter Bartholomew Hockins 1934
83% Of Human Bondage Emil Miller 1934
No Score Yet Fog Over Frisco Chief O'Malley 1934
No Score Yet Little Man, What Now? Jachman 1934
No Score Yet Picture Brides Von Luden 1934
98% It Happened One Night Danker 1934
100% The Lost Patrol Cook 1934
No Score Yet Miss Fane's Baby Is Stolen Sam 1934
No Score Yet Great Expectations Joe Gargery 1934
No Score Yet Eleventh Commandment Max Stager 1933
No Score Yet The Match King Borglund 1932
No Score Yet So Big Klaus Poole 1932
No Score Yet The Sin of Madelon Claudet Hubert 1931
No Score Yet Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise Mondstrum 1931
No Score Yet Rebound Actor 1931
No Score Yet The Leatherneck Otto Schmidt 1929
No Score Yet The Leopard Lady Caesar 1928
No Score Yet Power Hanson 1928
No Score Yet Skyscraper Slim 1928
No Score Yet Rubber Tires Director 1927
No Score Yet Risky Business Director 1926
No Score Yet Dick Turpin Tom King 1925
No Score Yet Braveheart Director 1925
No Score Yet The Covered Wagon Sam Woodhull 1923
No Score Yet Cameo Kirby Colonel Moreau 1923
No Score Yet Main Street Miles Bjornstam 1923
No Score Yet The Trap Benson 1922
No Score Yet A Doll's House Torvald Helmer 1922
No Score Yet One Glorious Day Ben Wadley 1922
No Score Yet The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Karl 1921
No Score Yet Barbarian Mark 1921
No Score Yet Power of the Press Sam 1914

TV

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Credit

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85% Mystery Science Theater 3000
1989-1999
  • 1995

QUOTES FROM Alan Hale CHARACTERS

Tiny Murphy
You're muscling in on Emily,.
Emily Foster
Just because I'll marry Johnny,what's that got to do with you and me?
Brian MacLean
answer: just about everything.
Brian MacLean
The sight of money always makes me feel good.
Johnny Dutton
The guy is nuts! (about Brian)
Johnny Dutton
The guy is nuts!
Brian MacLean
You're all wet in case you didn't know it.
Tiny Murphy
All he did is nick his gourd.(about Brian falling)
Tiny Murphy
All he did is nick his gourd.
Brian MacLean
Get this straight, he's no friend of mine! (about Brian).
Brian MacLean
Get this straight, he's no friend of mine!
Brian MacLean
I guess its all right if you don't mind wearing a chute (a parachute).
Brian MacLean
I guess its all right if you don't mind wearing a chute. [a parachute]
Brian MacLean
Take a good hold, he's coming straight at us. (fellow bush pilots try to ground Brian from the air).
Brian MacLean
Take a good hold, he's coming straight at us. [fellow bush pilots try to ground Brian from the air]
Brian MacLean
OH you don't know me, I have a whim of iron. (he came back to Emily on a "whim".)
Brian MacLean
OH you don't know me, I have a whim of iron. [he came back to Emily on a 'whim']
Tiny Murphy
I hate to lose that propeller, I just paid it off.
Johnny Dutton
He won't get away this time (after Brian).
Johnny Dutton
He won't get away this time. [after Brian]
Emily Foster
HEY, you're a sick man! (after Brian grabbed at her).
Emily Foster
HEY, you're a sick man! [after Brian grabbed at her]
Blimp Lebec
I do not wish to meet the price of a burgler (cagney flew for 25 dollars less)
Blimp Lebec
I do not wish to meet the price of a burgler [cagney flew for 25 dollars less]
Johnny Dutton
He won't be hauling cheaper after I catch up to him (cagney stole his customer)
Johnny Dutton
He won't be hauling cheaper after I catch up to him [cagney stole his customer]
Tiny Murphy
He's all over the place and we can't catch up with him.
Brian MacLean
The name is not Johnny, never was Johnny.
Brian MacLean
I always seem like somebody else.
Brian MacLean
Lets see if you are as practical as beautiful.
Emily Foster
The pleasures all yours.