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Arch Hall Sr.



B-movie actor/writer/producer/director Arch Hall Sr. reportedly assumed his onscreen moniker after staring at a hallway with an arch. A graduate of the University of South Dakota, Hall became a radio writer-actor and did a stint as a pilot in the Army Air Force prior to entering films as a bit player around 1938. His near-legendary exploits were later satirized by writer-producer Jack Webb in The Last Time I Saw Archie (1961), a service comedy starring Robert Mitchum in the title role. Hall himself went on to produce, write, and/or direct such low-budget classics as The Choppers (1961), Eegah! (1962), Wild Guitar (1962), and Deadwood '76 (1965), often under the pseudonyms of Nicholas Merriwether or William Waters. His son, Arch Hall Jr. (born 1945), co-wrote and played leading roles in many of the films. Hall's little misadventures were released by his own company, Fairway Productions, located in Burbank, CA. His death was attributed to a heart attack.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
89% Thieves Like Us
  • Alvin
1974
No Score Yet Deadwod '76
  • Actor
1965
No Score Yet The Nasty Rabbit
  • Screenwriter
  • Marshall Malouf
  • Producer
1964
No Score Yet A Fourth for Marriage
  • Cash Johnson
1963
No Score Yet Eegah
  • Producer
  • Director
1962
No Score Yet The Choppers
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1961
No Score Yet Wild Guitar
  • Actor
  • Producer
1961
No Score Yet His Brother's Ghost
  • Deputy Sheriff Bentley
1945
No Score Yet Border Badmen
  • Gilian
1945
No Score Yet Ghost Mine
  • Roper
1941
No Score Yet Rhythm of the Saddle
  • Rusty
1938
No Score Yet Mysterious Rider
  • Andrews
1938
No Score Yet Overland Stage Raiders
  • Waddell
1938

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