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Paul Hurst

Highest Rated:   100% The Westerner (1940)
Lowest Rated:   67% In Old Chicago (1937)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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 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 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 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
93% 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
67% In Old Chicago
  • Mitch
1937
No Score Yet Small Town Boy
  • Lafferty
1937
No Score Yet The Gay Desperado
  • American Detective
1936
89% Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
  • 1st Deputy
1936
No Score Yet Riff-Raff
  • Red Belcher
1936
No Score Yet I'd Give My Life
  • Conly
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 Sequoia, (Malibu)
  • Bergman
1934
No Score Yet Midnight Alibi
  • Babe
1934
89% Queen Christina
  • Swedish Soldier
1933
No Score Yet Tugboat Annie
  • Sam
1933
No Score Yet The Sphinx
  • Detective Terrence Aloysius Hogan
1933
96% 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
  • Actor
  • Director
1916

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