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Paul Birch



Flinty character actor Paul Birch was strictly a Broadway performer until switching to films in 1952. It didn't take long for Birch to be typecast in science fiction films after playing one of the three "vaporized" locals at the beginning of 1953's The War of the Worlds. Birch's more memorable cinema fantastique assignments included The Beast With a Million Eyes (1955), The Day the World Ended (1956), The 27th Day (1957), and Queen of Outer Space (1958). In 1957, he played the melancholy leading role in Roger Corman's Not of This Earth (1957). Not exclusively confined to flying-saucer epics, Paul Birch was also seen in such roles as the Police Chief in Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and the Mayor in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Court of Last Resort
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Welcome to Hard Times (Killer on a Horse)
  • Mr. Fee
1967
No Score Yet A Covenant with Death
  • Governor
1966
60% The Glory Guys
  • General Hoffman
1965
75% It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
  • Patrolman
1963
93% The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  • Mayor Winder
1962
No Score Yet A Public Affair
  • Malcomb Hardy
1962
No Score Yet Two Rode Together
  • Edward Purcell
1961
No Score Yet The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
  • Jonah Mills
1960
No Score Yet Portrait in Black
  • Detective
1960
No Score Yet Pay or Die
  • Mayor
1960
No Score Yet The Gun Runners
  • Sy Phillips
1958
18% Queen of Outer Space
  • Prof. Konrad
1958
No Score Yet Gunman's Walk
  • Bob Selkirk
1958
No Score Yet The 27th Day
  • Admiral
1957
84% The Spirit of St. Louis
  • Blythe
1957
No Score Yet Gun for a Coward
  • Andy Niven
1957
No Score Yet Not of This Earth
  • Paul Johnson
1957
No Score Yet The Tattered Dress
  • Frank Mitchell
1957
No Score Yet The Fastest Gun Alive
  • Sheriff Bill Toledo
1956
No Score Yet When Gangland Strikes
  • Actor
1956
No Score Yet Day the World Ended
  • Maddison
1955
96% Rebel Without a Cause
  • Police Chief
1955
No Score Yet The Beast with a Million Eyes
  • Allan Kelley
1955
No Score Yet Five Guns West
  • J.C. Haggard
1955
No Score Yet Man Without a Star
  • Mark Tolliver
1955
No Score Yet Apache Woman
  • Sheriff
1955
No Score Yet Silver Lode
  • Rev. Field
1954
No Score Yet Cattle Queen of Montana
  • Col. Carrington
1954
No Score Yet Ride Clear of Diablo
  • Sheriff Kenyon
1954
85% The War of the Worlds
  • Alonzo Hogue
1953
No Score Yet Till the End of Time
  • Serviceman
1946

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