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Creighton Hale

Highest Rated:   100% On Moonlight Bay (1951)
Lowest Rated:   50% Mr. Skeffington (1944)
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Silent-film leading man Creighton Hale was brought to America from his native Ireland via a theatrical touring company. While starring in Charles Frohman's Broadway production of Indian Summer, Hale was spotted by a representative of the Pathe film company and invited to appear before the cameras. His first film was the Pearl White serial The Exploits of Elaine, after which he rose to stardom in a series of adventure films and romantic dramas. Director D.W. Griffith used Hale as comedy relief in his films Way Down East (1920) and Orphans of the Storm (1922)--possibly Hale's least effective screen appearances, in that neither he nor Griffith were comedy experts. Despite his comparative failure in these films, Hale remained a popular leading man throughout the 1920s. When talking pictures arrived, Hale's star plummeted; though he had a pleasant, well-modulated voice, he was rapidly approaching fifty, and looked it. Most of Hale's talkie roles were unbilled bits, or guest cameos in films that spotlighted other silent movie veterans (e.g. Hollywood Boulevard and The Perils of Pauline). During the 1940s, Hale showed up in such Warner Bros. productions as Larceny Inc (1941), The Maltese Falcon (1941) and Casablanca (1943); this was due to the largess of studio head Jack Warner, who kept such faded silent favorites as Hale, Monte Blue and Leo White on permanent call. Creighton Hale's final appearance was in Warners' Beyond the Forest (1949).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Oh Boy!
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Serenade
  • Assistant Stage Manager
2000
No Score Yet Westbound
  • Passenger
1959
No Score Yet Million Dollar Mermaid
  • Husband
1952
100% On Moonlight Bay
  • Father
1951
86% The Enforcer
  • Clerk
1951
No Score Yet Goodbye, My Fancy
  • Butler
1951
98% Sunset Boulevard
  • Actor
1950
No Score Yet Perfect Strangers
  • Reporter
1950
No Score Yet Montana
  • Rancher
1950
No Score Yet The Story of Seabiscuit
  • Husband
1949
No Score Yet Night Unto Night
  • Workman
1949
No Score Yet The Girl From Jones Beach
  • Waiter
1949
83% The Fountainhead
  • Clerk
1949
No Score Yet Beyond the Forest
  • Old Man
1949
No Score Yet John Loves Mary
  • Waiter
1949
88% Johnny Belinda
  • Bailiff
1948
86% Possessed
  • Secretary
1947
No Score Yet The Perils of Pauline
  • Marcelled leading man
1947
No Score Yet Stallion Road
  • Mr. Byron
1947
No Score Yet The Two Mrs. Carrolls
  • Race Track Tout
1947
No Score Yet Nora Prentiss
  • Captain of Waiters
1947
91% Life With Father
  • Father of Twins
1947
No Score Yet That Way with Women
  • Briggs
1947
No Score Yet Cry Wolf
  • Dr. Reynolds
1947
60% Humoresque
  • Professor
1946
No Score Yet Night and Day
  • Man in Theater (uncredited)
1946
No Score Yet A Stolen Life
  • Attendant
1946
No Score Yet Crime by Night
  • Grayson
1944
50% Mr. Skeffington
  • Casey, Employee
1944
No Score Yet Uncertain Glory
  • Prison Secretary
1944
No Score Yet Meet the People
  • Hotel Clerk
1944
No Score Yet Old Acquaintance
  • Stage manager
1943
No Score Yet Thank Your Lucky Stars
  • Engineer
1943
80% Watch on the Rhine
  • Chauffeur
1943
No Score Yet Action in the North Atlantic
  • Sparks
1943
No Score Yet The Mysterious Doctor
  • Luke
1943
97% Casablanca
  • Customer
1942
No Score Yet The Gay Sisters
  • Simmons
1942
92% Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • Telegraph operator
1942
No Score Yet Larceny, Inc.
  • Carmichael
1942
No Score Yet The Male Animal
  • Reporter
1942
80% The Man Who Came to Dinner
  • Radio Man
1942
100% The Maltese Falcon
  • Stenographer
1941
84% Sergeant York
  • AP Man
1941
No Score Yet Nine Lives Are Not Enough
  • Mahan
1941
No Score Yet Dive Bomber
  • Hospital Attendant
1941
No Score Yet Knockout
  • Reporter
1941
No Score Yet Footsteps in the Dark
  • Harlan
1941
100% The Strawberry Blonde
  • Secretary
1941
No Score Yet The Bride Came C.O.D.
  • Reporter
1941
No Score Yet Knockout
  • Reporter
1941
No Score Yet Lady with Red Hair
  • Eddie the Reporter
1940
No Score Yet Tugboat Annie Sails Again
  • Chauffeur
1940
No Score Yet My Love Came Back
  • Clerk
1940
83% All This, and Heaven Too
  • Officer
1940
No Score Yet Brother Orchid
  • Reporter
1940
No Score Yet One Million B.C.
  • Shell People
1940
No Score Yet Calling Philo Vance
  • Du Bois
1940
No Score Yet The Fighting 69th
  • Actor
1940
83% Knute Rockne---All American
  • Secretary
1940
No Score Yet Santa Fe Trail
  • Telegraph Operator
1940
No Score Yet The Return of Doctor X
  • Hotel Manager
1939
No Score Yet Dust Be My Destiny
  • Diner Customer
1939
No Score Yet Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase
  • Reporter
1939
100% The Roaring Twenties
  • Customer
1939
No Score Yet Charlie Chan on Broadway
  • Reporter
1937
No Score Yet Under Your Spell
  • Photographer
1936
No Score Yet Custer's Last Stand
  • Hank
1936
No Score Yet The Princess Comes Across
  • Officer
1936
No Score Yet Death from a Distance
  • Witness
1935
No Score Yet Life Begins at 40
  • Drug Clerk
1935
97% The Thin Man
  • Reporter
1934
No Score Yet Only Yesterday
  • Actor
1933
No Score Yet Sensation Hunters
  • Fred Barrett
1933
No Score Yet Bird of Paradise
  • Thornton
1932
No Score Yet Shop Angel
  • Actor
1932
No Score Yet Grief Street
  • Ted
1931
No Score Yet The Little Rascals
  • Jack Crabtree
1930
No Score Yet Holiday
  • Pete Hedges
1930
93% The Cat and the Canary
  • Paul Jones
1927
No Score Yet Annie Laurie
  • Donald
1927
No Score Yet The Marriage Circle
  • Dr. Gustav Mueller
1924
No Score Yet Broken Hearts of Broadway
  • An Outcast
1923
91% Orphans of the Storm
  • Picard
1921
94% Way Down East
  • Professor Sterling
1920
No Score Yet Snow White
  • Prince Florimond
1916

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