Ruth Hall

Highest Rated: 94% Monkey Business (1931)
Birthday: Dec 29, 1910
Birthplace: Not Available
Reportedly a great-niece of novelist Vicente Blasco Ibanez of The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse fame, brunette Ruth Hall had been an extra prior to playing Zeppo Marx's girlfriend in Monkey Business (1931). The comedy earned her a berth as one of the 1932 Wampas Baby Stars and a host of leading lady chores opposite silver screen cowboys such as John Wayne (with whom she also did the serial The Three Musketeers in 1933), Ken Maynard, and Tom Mix. Hall recalled being termed "the girl" on these cheaply made program Westerns. "The Girl," she told Western historian Jon Tuska, "had to play her scene right because there were no second takes and, horrors, of course no retakes. The main stars were coached but not the girls." It may have been arduous work, especially on dusty locations with few if any conveniences -- especially for The Girl -- but the always game Hall would remain a favorite of both Wayne and Ken Maynard, who felt the loss when she left films to marry one of the industry's best cinematographers, Lee Garmes, a union that would last a lifetime.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Farmer Takes a Wife Abbie 1953
83% How to Marry a Millionaire Model 1953
No Score Yet Julia Misbehaves Mannequin 1948
90% Easter Parade Showgirl 1948
No Score Yet Desert Command Actor 1946
No Score Yet George White's Scandals (George White's Scandals of 1945) Showgirl 1945
No Score Yet Meet the Mayor Norma Baker 1938
No Score Yet Return of Casey Jones Actor 1934
No Score Yet Murder on the Campus Ann Michaels 1933
No Score Yet The Man from Monterey Dolores 1933
No Score Yet Laughing at Life Alice Lawton 1933
No Score Yet The Three Musketeers Elaine Corday 1933
No Score Yet The Kid from Spain Anita Gomez 1932
No Score Yet One Way Passage Friend 1932
No Score Yet Ride Him, Cowboy Ruth Gaunt 1932
No Score Yet Miss Pinkerton Actor 1932
No Score Yet Dynamite Ranch Doris Collins 1932
No Score Yet The Rich Are Always with Us Gossip in 1930 1932
No Score Yet Blessed Event Miss Bauman 1932
No Score Yet Between Fighting Men Actor 1932
No Score Yet Meet the Mayor Actor 1932
No Score Yet Her Majesty, Love Factory Secretary 1931
No Score Yet Local Boy Makes Good Marjorie Blake 1931
94% Monkey Business Mary Helton 1931
No Score Yet Drums of Jeopardy (Mark of Terror) Girl 1931
No Score Yet Doorway to Hell Girl 1930


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