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Creighton Hale

Highest Rated: 100% On Moonlight Bay (1951)

Lowest Rated: 57% Mr. Skeffington (1944)

Birthday: Invalid date

Birthplace: Not Available

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



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
88% 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
No Score Yet Smart Girls Don't Talk Apartment House Clerk 1948
89% Johnny Belinda Bailiff 1948
89% 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 That Way with Women Briggs 1947
No Score Yet The Two Mrs. Carrolls Race Track Tout 1947
No Score Yet Nora Prentiss Captain of Waiters 1947
No Score Yet Cry Wolf Dr. Reynolds 1947
91% Life With Father Father of Twins 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
57% 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
98% Casablanca Customer 1942
No Score Yet The Hidden Hand The Coroner (uncredited) 1942
No Score Yet The Gay Sisters Simmons 1942
93% Yankee Doodle Dandy Telegraph operator 1942
No Score Yet Larceny, Inc. Carmichael 1942
No Score Yet The Male Animal Reporter 1942
83% The Man Who Came to Dinner Radio Man 1942
100% The Maltese Falcon Stenographer 1941
86% 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 Footsteps in the Dark Harlan 1941
No Score Yet The Bride Came C.O.D. Reporter 1941
100% The Strawberry Blonde Secretary 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
60% The Fighting 69th Actor 1940
88% Knute Rockne---All American Secretary 1940
83% Santa Fe Trail Telegraph Operator 1940
No Score Yet A Child Is Born Elevator 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 International Settlement Clerk 1938
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 Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back Wedding Guest 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
94% The Cat and the Canary Paul Jones 1927
No Score Yet Annie Laurie Donald 1927
100% The Marriage Circle Dr. Gustav Mueller 1924
No Score Yet Broken Hearts of Broadway An Outcast 1923
92% Orphans of the Storm Picard 1921
94% Way Down East Professor Sterling 1920
No Score Yet The Idol Dancer Walter Kinkaid 1920
No Score Yet Oh Boy! George Budd 1919
No Score Yet Snow White Prince Florimond 1916


Customer says: Um, waiter? Will you ask Rick if he will have a drink with us?

Carl Headwaiter says: Madame he never drinks with customers. Never. I have never seen it.

Customer says: What makes saloon keepers so snobbish?

German Banker says: Perhaps if you tell him I run the second largest banking house in Amsterdam?

Carl Headwaiter says: Second largest? It wouldn't impress Rick. The leading banker in Amsterdam is the pastry chef in our kitchen.

German Banker says: We have something to look forward to.

Carl Headwaiter says: And his father's the bellboy.