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Hank Worden

Highest Rated:   100% Sergeant Rutledge (1960)
Lowest Rated:   0% Good Times (1967)
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Bald, lanky, laconic American actor Hank Worden made his screen debut in The Plainsman (1936), and began playing simpleminded rustics at least as early as the 1941 El Brendel two-reel comedy Love at First Fright. A member in good standing of director John Ford's unofficial stock company, Worden appeared in such Ford classics as Fort Apache (1948) and Wagonmaster (1950). The quintessential Worden-Ford collaboration was The Searchers (1955) wherein Worden portrayed the near-moronic Mose Harper, who spoke in primitive, epigrammatic half-sentences and who seemed gleefully obsessed with the notion of unexpected death. Never a "normal" actor by any means, Worden continued playing characters who spoke as if they'd been kicked by a horse in childhood into the '80s; his last appearance was a recurring role in the quirky David Lynch TV serial Twin Peaks. In real life, Hank Worden was far from addled and had a razor-sharp memory, as proven in his many appearances at Western fan conventions and in an interview program about living in the modern desert, filmed just before Worden's death for cable TV's Discovery Channel.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Zachariah
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Big Bad John
  • Actor
1990
29% Almost an Angel
  • Pop, Patient in Hospital
1990
No Score Yet Once upon a Texas Train
  • Old Timer
1988
No Score Yet UFOria
  • Colonel
1986
No Score Yet Space Rage
  • Old Codger
1986
87% Runaway Train
  • Old Con
1985
9% The Ice Pirates
  • Elderly Jason
1984
No Score Yet Scream
  • John
1983
No Score Yet Island Fury (Please Don't Eat the Babies)
  • Jebediah
1983
80% Hammett
  • Pool Room Attendant
1982
No Score Yet Soggy Bottom U.S.A.
  • Actor
1981
78% Bronco Billy
  • Station Mechanic
1980
31% Every Which Way But Loose
  • Trailer Court Manager
1978
No Score Yet They Went That-a-Way & That-a-Way
  • Butch
1978
67% Big Wednesday
  • Shopping Cart
1978
15% Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • Old Lonely Hearts Club Band
1978
20% Which Way Is Up?
  • Flunky
1977
No Score Yet The Legend of Frank Woods
  • Slim
1977
81% Smokey and the Bandit
  • Trucker
1977
No Score Yet Sky Hei$t
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet The Hanged Man
  • Ab Wickes
1974
No Score Yet Cahill U.S. Marshal
  • Undertaker
1973
71% Rio Lobo
  • Hank
1971
No Score Yet Big Jake
  • Hank
1971
83% Chisum
  • Stage Depot Clerk
1970
90% True Grit
  • R. Ryan
1969
0% Good Times
  • Kid
1967
60% McLintock!
  • Jeth
1963
94% The Music Man
  • Undertaker
1962
57% One-Eyed Jacks
  • Doc
1961
50% The Alamo
  • Parson
1960
100% Sergeant Rutledge
  • Laredo
1960
100% The Horse Soldiers
  • Deacon
1959
No Score Yet Bullwhip
  • Tex
1958
No Score Yet Toughest Gun in Tombstone
  • Liveryman
1958
100% Forty Guns
  • John Chisum
1957
No Score Yet Dragoon Wells Massacre
  • Hopi Charlie
1957
No Score Yet War Drums
  • Actor
1957
No Score Yet The Buckskin Lady
  • Lon
1957
No Score Yet Davy Crockett and the River Pirates
  • Fiddler (archive footage)
1956
100% The Searchers
  • Mose Harper
1956
No Score Yet Meet Me in Las Vegas
  • Actor
1956
No Score Yet Accused of Murder
  • Les Fuller
1956
No Score Yet The Indian Fighter
  • Crazy Bear
1955
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle at Home
  • Indian
1954
67% Crime Wave
  • Sweeney
1954
No Score Yet The Outcast
  • Bartender
1954
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation
  • Actor
1953
No Score Yet The Lawless Breed
  • Actor
1953
No Score Yet Sky Full of Moon
  • Actor
1952
No Score Yet The Man with a Cloak
  • Driver
1952
90% The Quiet Man
  • Trainer in Flashback
1952
100% The Big Sky
  • Poordevil
1952
No Score Yet Comin' Round the Mountain
  • Actor
1951
100% Wagon Master
  • Luke Clegg
1950
No Score Yet The Fighting Kentuckian
  • Announcer of Wrestling Contest
1949
No Score Yet Streets of Laredo
  • Cowhand
1949
No Score Yet Hellfire
  • Witness
1949
82% Three Godfathers
  • Deputy Sheriff
1948
No Score Yet Tap Roots
  • Cropper (uncredited)
1948
No Score Yet The Sainted Sisters
  • Taub Beasley
1948
100% Fort Apache
  • Bald-Headed Southern Recruit
1948
No Score Yet Yellow Sky
  • Rancher
1948
100% Red River
  • Simms
1948
No Score Yet High Wall
  • Customer
1947
83% The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • Western Character
1947
17% The Sea of Grass
  • Cowboy
1947
71% Angel and the Badman
  • Townsman
1947
No Score Yet The Shocking Miss Pilgrim
  • Actor
1947
81% Duel in the Sun
  • Dancer at Barbecue
1946
No Score Yet Undercurrent
  • Attendant
1946
No Score Yet Lawless Breed
  • Actor
1946
No Score Yet The Bullfighters
  • Texan
1945
No Score Yet None Shall Escape
  • German Motorcycle Soldier
1944
No Score Yet Lumberjack
  • Lumberjack
1944
No Score Yet So Proudly We Hail!
  • Soldier on Troop Ship
1943
No Score Yet Black Market Rustlers
  • Slim
1943
No Score Yet Cowboy Serenade
  • Actor
1942
No Score Yet Dude Cowboy
  • Homer
1941
No Score Yet Border Vigilantes
  • Wagon Driver
1941
No Score Yet Ride Tenderfoot Ride
  • Actor
1940
100% Northwest Passage
  • Ranger
1940
No Score Yet Brigham Young
  • Actor
1940
No Score Yet Gaucho Serenade
  • Farmer Driving Jalopy
1940
100% Stagecoach
  • Cavalryman
1939
No Score Yet Oklahoma Frontier
  • Townsman
1939
No Score Yet The Cowboy and the Lady
  • Cowhand
1938
No Score Yet Rollin' Plains
  • Squint
1938
No Score Yet The Stranger from Arizona
  • Skeeter
1938
No Score Yet Frontier Town
  • Henchman Buck (uncredited)
1938
No Score Yet Ghost Town Riders
  • Actor
1938
No Score Yet Western Trails
  • Townsman (uncredited)
1938
No Score Yet The Mystery of the Hooded Horsemen
  • Deputy
1937
No Score Yet Hittin' the Trail
  • Hank
1937
No Score Yet Trouble in Texas
  • Dancer
1937
No Score Yet Riders of the Rockies
  • Henchman
1937
No Score Yet Sing, Cowboy, Sing
  • Henchman
1937
No Score Yet Tex Rides with the Boy Scouts
  • Henchman
1937
No Score Yet The Plainsman
  • Deadwood Townsman
1936
90% Come and Get It
  • Actor
1936
No Score Yet Ghost Town Gold
  • Mr. Crabtree
1936

Quotes from Hank Worden's Characters