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Thurston Hall (Ernest Thurston Hall)

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Movies, especially comedies, have always needed big, blustery, booming authoritarian types for the lead to play off of (or against), and one of the best was Thurston Hall, most famous for his role of Mr. Schuyler in the Topper (1953) series of the early 1950s. Hall was a tall, distinguished, imposing-looking man, which fit perfectly with the variety of military officers, wealthy businessmen, bankers and upper-crust types he played so well. Read more...

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Character: Arthur Stevenson

Theodora Goes Wild 1936

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Character: Col. Withering

Going Places 1938

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Character: Mr. Bel-Goodie

You Can't Cheat an Honest Man 1939

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Character: M.K. Durant

Jeepers Creepers 1939

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Character: Harold Kellogg

Millionaires in Prison 1940

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Character: Alderman Birch

Hold That Ghost 1941

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Character: Lead Senator

In the Navy 1941

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Character: Worthington James

The Great Lie 1941

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Character: Gov. Teller

Remember the Day 1941

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Character: Northcott

Design for Scandal 1941

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Character: Senator Morton

Washington Melodrama 1941

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Character: Oscar Simms, Wheezies Sponsor

Swing It Soldier 1941

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Character: Stuyvesant, Four Star Record Co. President

Where Did You Get That Girl? 1941

4
Character: Senator Quimby

We Were Dancing 1942

2
Character: Mr. Harvey Beasley

Rings on Her Fingers 1942

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Character: Mr. Garthwaite - Barling's Lawyer

Her Cardboard Lover 1942

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Character: Mr. Sempler

The Great Man's Lady 1942

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Character: Governor John Stafford

The Great Gildersleeve 1942

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Character: Mayor Henry Manville

This Land Is Mine 1943

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Character: Harry - Motion Picture Executive

The Hard Way 1943

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Character: Kenneth Cawlor

I Dood It 1943

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Character: P. J. Ellis

Here Comes Elmer 1943

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Character: Randolph Wheeler

Footlight Glamour 1943

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Character: Henry P. Fairchild

Hoosier Holiday 1943

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Character: Mr. Henry Van Cleve

In Society 1944

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Character: Colonel Jefferson L. Calhoun

Something for the Boys 1944

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Character: John Barrabee

Song of Nevada 1944

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Character: Judge James Rutherford

Goodnight, Sweetheart 1944

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Character: Edgar Pomeroy

Ever Since Venus 1944

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Character: Colonel Drew

Brewster's Millions 1945

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Character: Mr. Pound

Saratoga Trunk 1945

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Character: Josiah Waring

Lady on a Train 1945

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Character: J.P. Bancroft

Thrill of a Romance 1945

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Character: Colonel Lambeth

West of the Pecos 1945

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Character: Mr. Lawrence Tyburt Patterson Sr.

Two Sisters from Boston 1946

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Character: Ed, the Mayor

Colonel Effingham's Raid 1946

8
Character: Thomas Rufus Collier II

One More Tomorrow 1946

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Character: Mr. Ned Harrington

It Had to Be You 1947

3
Character: Mr. Ronsell

The Unfinished Dance 1947

6
Character: Congressman Beeker

Welcome Stranger 1947

5
Character: Big Tim Hanlon

Rim of the Canyon 1949

2
Character: Everett H. Burton

Manhattan Angel 1949

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Character: Thatcher Kinston

Skirts Ahoy! 1952

12
Character: Mayor Spencer

Woman of the North Country 1952

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Character: Colonel James Bellamy

Night Stage to Galveston 1952

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Character: Col. Mayfield

The WAC from Walla Walla 1952

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Character: Colonel Tripp

The Band Wagon 1953

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Character: Senator Edward H. 'Big Ed' Jones

Wilson 1944

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Character: Phineas Monroe

Lassie 1954

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Character: Colonel Ulysses X. Stonewall

The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin 1954

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