Paul Hurst

Paul Hurst

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Westerner (1940)
  • Lowest Rated: 71% Angel and the Badman (1947)
  • Birthday: Oct 15, 1888
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • When American actor Paul Hurst became the comedy sidekick in the Monte Hale western series at Republic in the early '50s, he came by the work naturally; he had been born and bred on California's Miller and Lux Ranch. While in his teens, Hurst attained his first theatre job as a scenery painter in San Francisco, making his on-stage debut at age 19. In 1911, Hurst ventured into western films, wearing three hats as a writer, director and actor. He worked ceaselessly in character roles throughout the '20s, '30s and '40s, most often in comedy parts as dim-witted police officers and muscle-headed athletes. He also showed up in leading roles in 2-reelers, notably as a punchdrunk trainer in Columbia's Glove Slingers series. On at least two memorable occasions, Hurst eschewed comedy for villainy: in 1943's The Ox-Bow Incident, he's the lynch-mob member who ghoulishly reminds the victims what's in store for them by grabbing his collar and making choking sounds. And in Gone with the Wind, Hurst is Hell personified as the Yankee deserter and would-be rapist whom Scarlet O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) shoots in the face at point blank range. Paul Hurst kept busy into the early '50s; at the age of 65, he ended his career and his life in suicide.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet Bad Lands Curley Tom 2015
No Score Yet The Sun Shines Bright Sgt. Jimmy Bagby 1953
No Score Yet Big Jim McLain Mr. Lexiter (uncredited) 1952
No Score Yet Outcasts of the Trail Doc 1949
No Score Yet Gun Smugglers Sergeant L. McHugh 'Hasty' Jones 1948
No Score Yet The Arizona Ranger Ben Riddle 1948
No Score Yet On Our Merry Way Sheriff 1948
No Score Yet Yellow Sky Drunk 1948
71% Angel and the Badman Carson 1947
No Score Yet Under Colorado Skies Lucky 1947
No Score Yet The Virginian Actor 1946
No Score Yet Death Valley Sergeant Dailey 1946
No Score Yet Murder in the Music Hall Hobarth 1946
No Score Yet Dakota Capt. Spotts 1945
No Score Yet The Dolly Sisters Dowling 1945
No Score Yet Midnight Manhunt Murphy 1945
No Score Yet Nob Hill Actor 1945
No Score Yet The Big Show-Off The Devil, masked wrestling champion 1945
No Score Yet Penthouse Rhythm Sergeant 1945
No Score Yet Scared Stiff Sheriff 1945
No Score Yet Something for the Boys Supervisor 1944
No Score Yet Girl Rush Muley 1944
No Score Yet Greenwich Village Milkman 1944
No Score Yet Barbary Coast Gent Jake Compton 1944
No Score Yet Summer Storm Orloff 1944
No Score Yet Jack London Lucky Luke Lannigan 1943
No Score Yet The Sky's the Limit Stevedore Foreman 1943
90% The Ox-Bow Incident Monty Smith 1943
No Score Yet Young and Willing Cop 1942
No Score Yet Tall, Dark and Handsome Biff 1941
No Score Yet Tugboat Annie Sails Again Pete 1940
96% They Drive by Night Pete Haig 1940
No Score Yet Torrid Zone Daniels 1940
80% Edison, the Man Sheriff 1940
No Score Yet Star Dust Lab Man 1940
100% The Westerner Chickenfoot 1940
90% Gone With the Wind Yankee Deserter 1939
No Score Yet On Your Toes Variety Club Manager 1939
No Score Yet Each Dawn I Die Garsky 1939
No Score Yet Caught in the Draft Sgt. Bums 1939
No Score Yet Broadway Serenade Reynolds 1939
No Score Yet Topper Takes a Trip Bartender 1938
No Score Yet Hold That Co-Ed Slapsy 1938
80% Alexander's Ragtime Band Bill 1938
No Score Yet Prison Break Soapy 1938
No Score Yet Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Mug 1938
No Score Yet My Lucky Star Louie 1938
No Score Yet Second Honeymoon Dennis Huggins 1937
No Score Yet Ali Baba Goes to Town Captain 1937
No Score Yet Legion of Missing Men Muggsy 1937
No Score Yet Super-Sleuth Motorcycle Cop 1937
No Score Yet This Is My Affair Bowler 1937
73% In Old Chicago Mitch 1937
No Score Yet Wife, Doctor and Nurse Bill 1937
No Score Yet Wake Up and Live McCabe 1937
No Score Yet Small Town Boy Lafferty 1937
No Score Yet Slave Ship Drunk 1937
No Score Yet Fifty Roads to Town Tom 1937
No Score Yet The Gay Desperado American Detective 1936
89% Mr. Deeds Goes to Town 1st Deputy 1936
No Score Yet Riffraff Red Belcher 1936
No Score Yet I'd Give My Life Conly 1936
No Score Yet To Mary---With Love Drunk 1936
No Score Yet The Gay Deception Bell Captain 1935
No Score Yet Star of Midnight Corbett 1935
No Score Yet The Case of the Curious Bride Fibo 1935
No Score Yet Mississippi Hefty 1935
No Score Yet Wilderness Mail Actor 1935
No Score Yet Calm Yourself Roscoe 1935
No Score Yet Sequoia, (Malibu) Bergman 1934
No Score Yet Midnight Alibi Babe 1934
90% Queen Christina Swedish Soldier 1933
No Score Yet Tugboat Annie Sam 1933
No Score Yet The Sphinx Detective Terrence Aloysius Hogan 1933
93% Island of Lost Souls Donahue 1933
No Score Yet Hold Your Man Mitchell 1933
No Score Yet The Big Stampede Arizona 1932
No Score Yet The Phantom President Sailor 1932
No Score Yet Hold 'em Jail Coach 1932
No Score Yet The Thirteenth Guest Detective Grump 1932
No Score Yet My Pal, the King Red 1932
No Score Yet The Secret Six Nick Mizoski, the Gouger 1931
No Score Yet The Secret Witness Brannigan 1931
No Score Yet State's Attorney Captain Morgan 1931
No Score Yet The Lottery Bride Lottery Agent 1930
No Score Yet Paradise Island Beauty 1930
No Score Yet The Runaway Bride Daly 1930
No Score Yet Officer O'Brien Capt. Antrim 1930
No Score Yet Borrowed Wives Bull Morgan 1930
No Score Yet Mountain Justice Lem Harland 1930
No Score Yet The Racketeer (Love's Conquest) Mehaffy 1929
No Score Yet Tide of Empire Actor 1929
No Score Yet His First Command Sgt. Westbrook 1929
No Score Yet The Cossacks Zarka 1928
No Score Yet The Valley Of The Giants Actor 1927
No Score Yet Red Raiders Actor 1927
No Score Yet Toy that Grew Up Director Actor 1924
No Score Yet Branded a Bandit Director 1924
No Score Yet Lightning Bryce Powder Solvang Director 1919
No Score Yet A Lass of the Lumberlands Director Actor 1916

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