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Mauritz Hugo



A narrow-faced supporting actor from Sweden, dark-haired Mauritz Hugo (born Mauritz Hugo Ekelöv) was especially effective in action serials of the 1940s and 1950s, and was perhaps at his very best as Barnett, the villainous saloon-keeper in one of Republic's final chapterplays, The Man with the Steel Whip (1954). The son of a pioneer movie theater proprietor, the adventurous Hugo emigrated to the United States at the tender age of 15. After a stint as a salesman, Hugo became a stock company player and may have been in Hollywood films as early as 1938. He was firmly established as a competent supporting actor by 1943 and, having dropped any trace of an accent along the way, was never cast as a "foreigner." Often appearing in Westerns, Hugo was equally proficient in serials, of which he did at least seven. One of the first actors to embrace television, the dapper actor played an important guest-star role in a dual episode of Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe and also appeared on such programs as The Cisco Kid, Sky King, Wanted: Dead or Alive, Bewitched, and Family Affair. He retired around 1970 and died at the Motion Picture Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, CA.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
100% Marooned
  • Hardy
1969
No Score Yet Alvarez Kelly
  • Ely Harrison
1966
No Score Yet The Prize
  • Speaker
1963
No Score Yet The Gunfight at Dodge City
  • Purley
1959
88% The Old Man and the Sea
  • Gambler
1958
No Score Yet The Tall Stranger
  • Purcell
1957
No Score Yet War Drums
  • Clay Staub
1957
No Score Yet The Vampire
  • Joe, the Waiter (uncredited)
1957
No Score Yet The First Traveling Saleslady
  • Buyer
1956
No Score Yet Dragnet
  • Jailer
1956
No Score Yet Crime Against Joe
  • Dr. Tatreau
1956
67% Love Me Or Leave Me
  • Irate customer
1955
No Score Yet King of the Carnival
  • Sam
1955
No Score Yet The Man with the Steel Whip
  • Barnett
1954
No Score Yet The Kid from Broken Gun
  • Sheriff
1952
No Score Yet Trail Guide
  • Actor
1952
No Score Yet No Questions Asked
  • Marty Calbert
1951
No Score Yet Gunplay
  • Curt Landry
1951
No Score Yet Saddle Legion
  • Ace Kelso
1951
No Score Yet Government Agents vs. Phantom Legion
  • Thompson
1951
No Score Yet A Ticket to Tomahawk
  • Dawson
1950
No Score Yet Homesteaders of Paradise Valley
  • Rufe Hume
1950
No Score Yet Susanna Pass
  • Attorney
1949
90% Whirlpool
  • Hotel Employee
1949
No Score Yet When My Baby Smiles at Me
  • Stage Manager
1948
No Score Yet The Iron Curtain
  • Leonard Loetz
1948
No Score Yet Fury at Furnace Creek
  • Defense Counsel
1948
100% Daisy Kenyon
  • Mr. Ames
1947
78% Gentleman's Agreement
  • Columnist
1947
No Score Yet Black Angel
  • Gambler
1946
No Score Yet Mask of Diijon
  • Danton
1946
No Score Yet The Bandit Of Sherwood Forest
  • Men-at-Arm
1946
No Score Yet Jealousy
  • Bob
1945
No Score Yet Marked Trails
  • Slade
1944
No Score Yet Revenge of the Zombies
  • Scott
1943
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow
  • Heckler
1943

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