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Charles Halton

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Biography

Washington, District of Columbia, USA
A respected stage actor -- he trained at the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts -- since the 1920s, birdlike Charles Halton's thinning hair, rimless glasses and officious manner were familiar to generations of moviegoers. Whether playing the neighborhood busybody, a stern government bureaucrat or weaselly attorney, you could count on Halton to try to drive the "immoral influences" out of the neighborhood, foreclose on the orphanage, evict the poor widow and her children from their apartment, or any other number of dastardly deeds, all justified by "I'm sorry but that's my job. Read more...

Actor

Character: Winslow - Gibson's Secretary

Laughter 1930

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Character: Newsman on Phone

His Double Life 1933

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Character: Mr. Rodney H. Bitts

Penrod and Sam 1937

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Character: Monsieur de la Coste - Store President

Bluebeard's Eighth Wife 1938

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Character: Popsy - the Lawyer

The Mad Miss Manton 1938

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Character: Surrett's Lawyer

Dodge City 1939

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Character: Newspaper Publicity Man

Nancy Drew... Reporter 1939

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Character: Manager of Rubber Company

Lady of the Tropics 1939

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Character: Ralston - Virginia City Banker

Virginia City 1940

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Character: Mr. Stark - Steamship Official

The Ghost Comes Home 1940

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Character: Sensenbrenner

Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet 1940

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Character: Mr. Leonard Harkspur Sr.

I Love You Again 1940

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Character: Dr. Streeter

The Doctor Takes a Wife 1940

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Character: Chamber of Commerce Official

Lucky Partners 1940

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Character: Dr' Dobbins

Lillian Russell 1940

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Character: Hadley Weaver

Calling All Husbands 1940

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Character: Alec Severn

Tugboat Annie Sails Again 1940

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Character: Mr. Harry Deever

Mr. & Mrs. Smith 1941

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Character: Great Uncle Ames Bentley

The Smiling Ghost 1941

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Character: Phil Kaper - attorney

Unholy Partners 1941

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Character: Cudahy

Look Who's Laughing 1941

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Character: Mr. Frederick Newmeyer

Dance Hall 1941

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Character: Mr. E.J. Fingernogle

Footlight Fever 1941

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Character: Producer Dobosh

To Be or Not to Be 1942

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Character: Mr. Hawkins - Newspaper Editor

My Sister Eileen 1942

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Character: Supt. Nolan

Captains of the Clouds 1942

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Character: Samuel L. Cass

Jitterbugs 1943

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Character: Wilkins - Hotel Clerk

Government Girl 1943

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Character: Dr. Roger B. Freyheisen

Up in Arms 1944

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Character: Uncle Hugo, Radio Performer

Enemy of Women 1944

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Character: Mr. Kast

Rhapsody in Blue 1945

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Character: R.T. Tatum

The Thin Man Goes Home 1945

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Character: Lawyer Hoskins

Three Little Girls in Blue 1946

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Character: Gabriel Wotter

Hideout 1949

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Character: Mr. Prouty, Druggist

I Love Melvin 1953

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Character: Paymaster #1

A Star Is Born 1954

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Character: Brother Cope - Elder

Friendly Persuasion 1956

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Character: Mort Borrow

The Westerner 1940

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Character: Cusick

Here Comes the Groom 1951

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Character: Censorial Pipsqueak

Address Unknown 1944

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Character: Mr. Traeger - Pawnbroker

The Ford Television Theatre 1952

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Character: Atty. Clyde Perkins

A Man to Remember 1938

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