Hal K. Dawson

Hal K. Dawson

  • Highest Rated: 100% Park Row (1952)
  • Lowest Rated: 60% The Kid From Brooklyn (1946)
  • Birthday: Oct 17, 1896
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Sad-eyed, mustachioed actor Hal K. Dawson appeared in several Broadway productions of the 1920s. During the run of Machinal, Dawson was the roommate of fellow actor Clark Gable; throughout his later Hollywood career, Gable saw to it that Dawson was given parts in such films as Libeled Lady (1936) and To Please a Lady (1951). Even without Gable's help, Dawson enjoyed a long and productive movie and TV career, usually playing long-suffering personal secretaries and officious desk clerks. Hal K. Dawson was a lifelong member of the Masquers Club, and, in the twilight of his life, was made an honorary member of the Pioneers of Radio Club.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Rat Race Man 1960
No Score Yet Face of a Fugitive Stableman 1959
No Score Yet The Alligator People Conductor 1959
No Score Yet Cattle Empire George Jeffrey 1958
92% The Last Hurrah Managing Editor 1958
No Score Yet Loving You Lieutenant 1957
80% The Tin Star Andy Miller 1957
No Score Yet Top Secret Affair Reporter 1957
No Score Yet A Lawless Street Hotel Clerk 1955
No Score Yet Three for the Show (The Pleasure Is All Mine) Theater Treasurer 1955
86% The Country Girl Actor 1954
88% The Glenn Miller Story Used Car Salesman 1953
No Score Yet It Grows on Trees Tutt 1952
100% Park Row Mr. Wiley 1952
78% The Captive City Clyde Nelson 1952
No Score Yet Double Dynamite (It's Only Money) Mr. Hartman 1951
No Score Yet Rhubarb Mr. Fisher 1951
No Score Yet Superman and the Mole Men Weber 1951
No Score Yet Dallas Drummer 1950
No Score Yet To Please a Lady IMRA Manager 1950
No Score Yet Chicken Every Sunday Jake Barker 1949
No Score Yet Slightly French Director 1949
No Score Yet Let's Live a Little M.C. 1948
No Score Yet That Wonderful Urge Passerby 1948
No Score Yet You Gotta Stay Happy Night Clerk 1948
No Score Yet Apartment for Peggy Salesman 1948
82% Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House Mr. Selby 1948
No Score Yet Variety Girl Man at Steam Bath 1947
No Score Yet A Likely Story Dr. Fraser 1947
No Score Yet The Fabulous Dorseys Artie 1947
No Score Yet The Shocking Miss Pilgrim Peabody 1947
No Score Yet Blondie's Big Moment Mr. Little 1947
No Score Yet One More Tomorrow Guest 1946
60% The Kid From Brooklyn Hotel Clerk 1946
No Score Yet Doll Face Hotel Clerk 1945
No Score Yet Weekend at the Waldorf First Clerk 1945
No Score Yet Guest Wife Dennis 1945
No Score Yet Diamond Horseshoe Carter 1945
No Score Yet Greenwich Village Cashier 1944
No Score Yet What a Woman! Foster 1943
No Score Yet Hi Diddle Diddle Minister 1943
100% Mr. Lucky Draft Board Director 1943
No Score Yet Baby Face Morgan J.B. Brown 1942
No Score Yet The Magnificent Dope Charlie 1942
No Score Yet Song of the Islands John Rodney 1942
No Score Yet The Fleet's In Bert, Diana's Manager 1942
No Score Yet Week-End in Havana Mr. Marks 1941
No Score Yet You'll Never Get Rich Information 1941
No Score Yet San Antonio Rose Farnsworth 1941
No Score Yet A Girl, a Guy and a Gob Photographer 1941
No Score Yet Hellzapoppin' Photographer 1941
No Score Yet Tin Pan Alley Hotel Clerk 1940
No Score Yet Lillian Russell Chauffeur 1940
No Score Yet The Doctor Takes a Wife Charlie 1940
No Score Yet Star Dust Wellman's Assistant 1940
No Score Yet Blondie on a Budget Bank Teller 1940
No Score Yet Broadway Melody of 1940 O'Grady 1940
No Score Yet Two Girls on Broadway Clerk 1940
No Score Yet Two Bright Boys Boswell 1939
No Score Yet Bachelor Mother Actor 1939
71% The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle Man in Audience 1939
No Score Yet Rose of Washington Square Chump 1939
No Score Yet Ice Follies of 1939 Publicity Man 1939
No Score Yet Hotel for Women Dave Moore 1939
No Score Yet Just Around the Corner Reporter 1938
70% Boy Meets Girl Wardrobe attendant 1938
No Score Yet The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse Pedestrian 1938
83% You and Me Information Clerk 1938
No Score Yet Sweethearts Morty 1938
No Score Yet International Settlement Master of Ceremonies 1938
No Score Yet Second Honeymoon Andy 1937
100% Easy Living Jeweler 1937
No Score Yet Cafe Metropole Thorndyke 1937
No Score Yet Life Begins in College Graduate Manager 1937
No Score Yet Wells Fargo Correspondent 1937
No Score Yet Love and Hisses Music Store Clerk 1937
No Score Yet We're on the Jury J. Weatherman 1937
No Score Yet Vogues of 1938 Jim 1937
No Score Yet Wedding Present Furniture Salesman 1936
83% Libeled Lady Harvey Allen 1936
No Score Yet Everybody's Old Man Jameson 1936
No Score Yet Public Enemy's Wife Daugherty 1936
No Score Yet Paddy O'Day Motorist 1935
No Score Yet Dr. Socrates Mel Towne 1935
No Score Yet The Firebird Assistant Stage Manager 1934

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Old Man
  • 1962
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Watchman
  • 1961
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Graham Secretary
  • 1957
  • 1956
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
1952-1958
Weber
  • 1953

QUOTES FROM Hal K. Dawson CHARACTERS

Harvey Allen
What'll we use for a headline?
Warren Haggerty
I don't care. Anything. "War threatens Europe!"
Warren Haggerty
I don't care. Anything. 'War threatens Europe!'
Harvey Allen
Which country?
Warren Haggerty
Flip a nickel!