Monte Hale

Monte Hale

  • Highest Rated: 95% Giant (1956)
  • Lowest Rated: 83% The Chase (1966)
  • Birthday: Jun 8, 1919
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • While touring in a USO show during World War II, singing cowboy Monte Hale was discovered by Republic pictures talent scout Phil Isley (the father of actress Jennifer Jones). Given the fact that Hale was hired as a possible replacement for Roy Rogers, it is puzzling that Republic took its sweet time promoting their new contractee to "B"-western stardom. He played straight contemporary roles in such films as Steppin' in Society (1944) and the 1945 serial The Purple Monster Strikes, then worked in support of non-singing sagebrusher Sunset Carson. Hale was finally allowed to carry his own series beginning in 1947. Hale remained at Republic until 1950 (he guest-starred with the rest of the studio's western lineup in the Roy Rogers "special" Trail of Robin Hood), then concentrated on his stage appearances with country-western bandleader Ray Whitley. He also began writing and performing patriotic songs, the most popular of which was "That Statue in the Bay," before making one of his last appearances in the 1966 Marlon Brando picture The Chase.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

83% The Chase Actor 1966
95% Giant Bale Clinch 1956
No Score Yet Trail of Robin Hood Guest Star 1950
No Score Yet Outcasts of the Trail Pat Garrett 1949
No Score Yet Under Colorado Skies Hale 1947
No Score Yet Out California Way Himself 1946
No Score Yet The Phantom Rider Cass 1946
No Score Yet The Purple Monster Strikes Harvey 1945
No Score Yet The Big Bonanza The Singer 1944

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Bank Teller
  • 1968
  • 1966

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