American Character Actor

Charles Halton

  • Mar 16, 1876 - Apr 16, 1959 (age 83)
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1959
Charles Halton
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Charles Halton

Charles Halton passed away.
1953
A Slight Case of Larceny
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MovieJun 5, 1953

A Slight Case of Larceny

Two army buddies down on …
Two army buddies down on their luck open up a gas station and get involved in a price war - in a somewhat underhanded way.
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1952
Carrie
MovieJul 4, 1952

Carrie

Carrie boards the train to Chicago with big ambitions. She gets …
Carrie boards the train to Chicago with big ambitions. She gets a job stitching shoes and her sister's husband takes almost all of her pay for room and board. Then she injures a finger and is fired. This is the 1890s. Charles Drouet, a salesman she met on the train, comes to her rescue, invites her to dine at Fitzgerald's where the manager George Hurstwood sends over a bottle of champagne. Stay in Drouet's apartment. He will be on the road 10 days. When she leaves the apartment many months later -- on a train bound for New York -- her traveling companion is Hurstwood. Why is he in such a hurry?
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1948
3 Godfathers
MovieNov 25, 1948

3 Godfathers

Three outlaws on the run discover a dying woman and her …
Three outlaws on the run discover a dying woman and her baby. They swear to bring the infant to safety across the desert, even at the risk of their own lives.
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1946
The Best Years of Our Lives
MovieNov 21, 1946

The Best Years of Our Lives

Three World War II veterans …
Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.
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1945
She Went to the Races
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MovieNov 4, 1945

She Went to the Races

Scientists have developed a …
Scientists have developed a method for winning at the track. Lovely Ava is a horse owner interest to a desperate gambler.
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Rhapsody in Blue
MovieJun 26, 1945

Rhapsody in Blue

George Gershwin is a driven composer whose need to …
George Gershwin is a driven composer whose need to succeed destroys his relationship with singer Julie Adams and socialite Christine Gilbert.
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1944
The Town Went Wild
MovieDec 15, 1944

The Town Went Wild

Feuding fathers deal with the shocking news that their …
Feuding fathers deal with the shocking news that their sons were switched at birth, meaning that one of their daughters is about to marry her own brother.
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Enemy of Women
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MovieNov 10, 1944

Enemy of Women

Young Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels, an unsuccessful playwright, …
Young Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels, an unsuccessful playwright, is forced, in order to support himself, to take a position as tutor in the household of Herr Quandt. His first attempt to force himself upon women comes when he becomes interested in a young actress, Maria Brandt, daughter of Colonel Brandt at whose home he is lodging. He is driven from the house by Colonel Brandt. That night, acting as an usher for a meeting of the new German Socialist Party, Goebbels hears Hitler speak, and becomes an ardent follower. He is made propaganda head, becomes known as the "Scoundrel of Berlin", and his machinations strike terror into the hearts of innocent girls. Maria Brandt, who is working as a bit player in a theatre in Hannover, again meets Goebbels. Through his efforts, although unknown to her, Maria is made an overnight star. He then procures a contract for her at the famous UFA studios of Berlin. Maria, who has become interested in a young doctor, Hans Traeger, shuns Goebbels' attentions.
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Wilson
MovieJul 1, 1944

Wilson

The political career of Woodrow Wilson is chronicled, …
The political career of Woodrow Wilson is chronicled, beginning with his decision to leave his post at Princeton to run for Governor of New Jersey, and his subsequent ascent to the Presidency of the United States. During his terms in office, Wilson must deal with the death of his first wife, the onslaught of German hostilities leading to American involvement in the Great War, and his own country's reticence to join the League of Nations.
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Rationing
MovieMar 24, 1944

Rationing

A village butcher bickers with the postmistress in charge of …
A village butcher bickers with the postmistress in charge of World War II ration stamps.
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Up in Arms
MovieFeb 17, 1944

Up in Arms

Hypochondriac Danny Weems gets drafted into the army and …
Hypochondriac Danny Weems gets drafted into the army and makes life miserable for his fellow GIs. He's also lovesick when it comes to pretty Mary Morgan, unaware that she's in love with his...
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Lelah Halton
Marriage1944

Lelah Halton

Married Lelah Halton.
1942
Across the Pacific
MovieSep 4, 1942

Across the Pacific

Rick Leland makes no secret of the fact he has no loyalty to his …
Rick Leland makes no secret of the fact he has no loyalty to his home country after he is court-martialed, kicked out of the Army, and boards a Japanese ship for the Orient in late 1941. But has Leland really been booted out, or is there some other motive for his getting close to fellow passenger Doctor Lorenz? Any motive for getting close to attractive traveler Alberta Marlow would however seem pretty obvious.
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Tombstone, the Town Too Tough to Die
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MovieJun 13, 1942

Tombstone, the Town Too Tough to Die

Wyatt Earp cleans up …
Wyatt Earp cleans up Tombstone and faces the Clanton gang at the O.K. Corral.
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In Old California
MovieMay 31, 1942

In Old California

During the California Gold Rush, Boston pharmacist Tom …
During the California Gold Rush, Boston pharmacist Tom Craig sets up shop in Sacramento where he clashes with local town crook Britt Dawson.
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The Spoilers
MovieMay 8, 1942

The Spoilers

In Nome, Alaska, miner Roy Glennister and his partner …
In Nome, Alaska, miner Roy Glennister and his partner Dextry, financed by saloon entertainer Cherry Malotte, fight to save their gold claim from crooked commissioner Alexander McNamara.
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To Be or Not to Be
MovieFeb 19, 1942

To Be or Not to Be

During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe …
During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy.
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Captains of the Clouds
MovieFeb 12, 1942

Captains of the Clouds

Inspired by Churchill's …
Inspired by Churchill's Dunkirk speech, brash, undisciplined bush pilot Brian MacLean and three friends enlist in the RCAF but are deemed too old to be fliers.
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1941
H.M. Pulham, Esq.
MovieDec 3, 1941

H.M. Pulham, Esq.

Fortysomething, blue blooded Boston born and bred, …
Fortysomething, blue blooded Boston born and bred, Harvard educated businessman Harry Pulham leads a regimented, routinized life with his wife, the former Kay Motford, who he's known since childhood. Harry outwardly believes he is all the more happy because of the way his life is, which was somewhat predetermined as part of his upbringing. This day, he receives two telephone calls which make him examine his life. The first is from Bo-Jo Brown, a Harvard colleague who is heading a twenty-five year reunion committee, with Harry foisted into the job of writing attendee biographies, which is to include his own. The second is from Marvin Myles, a former work colleague from his time over twenty years ago at the J.T. Bullard Advertising Agency in New York City, that job which Harry got from his more liberally minded Harvard friend Bill King. The result of these two telephone calls makes Harry wonder if he is happy, if he is or ever was in love with Kay, and if he never was if he would have been much happier if he stayed in New York with the girl he let get away, she, originally from humble means, who was not willing to live what she saw as Harry's blue blooded life in Boston. In the process, Harry will also find if he can turn back the clock twenty years or if there is a way to move forward to achieve that happiness which he now realizes is missing from his life.
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Unholy Partners
MovieNov 1, 1941

Unholy Partners

A tough, ambitious newspaperman starts a new tabloid in 1919 …
A tough, ambitious newspaperman starts a new tabloid in 1919 New York, with a crooked big-time gambler as a partner.
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The Smiling Ghost
MovieSep 6, 1941

The Smiling Ghost

Elinor Bentley Fairchild's previous three grooms-to-be have …
Elinor Bentley Fairchild's previous three grooms-to-be have either died or been maimed. Her aunt hires Lucky Downing to become engaged to her for a month to break the curse. But Lucky becomes a target of what appears to be the ghost of one of the former fiances.
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Tobacco Road
MovieFeb 20, 1941

Tobacco Road

Hillbilly family life in 1941 rural Georgia.
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Mr. & Mrs. Smith
MovieJan 31, 1941

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

New York sophisticates David Smith and Ann Smith née …
New York sophisticates David Smith and Ann Smith née Krausheimer have been lovingly and passionately married for three years, or so they believed. They are told individually that due to a technicality - an unresolved municipal and state jurisdictional issue at the time of their supposed marriage - their wedding was not legal, and as such they are not really married. Despite David saying earlier in the day that if he had to do his life all over again that he would not have married her (even though he loves her), it is Ann that decides not to marry David this second time around due to an action, or in reality inaction, by David in reaction to the news of their marriage being invalid. While Ann goes about her life as a supposedly single woman (which includes calling herself Ann Krausheimer), David does whatever he can to win Ann back. But winning Ann's hand may be difficult as part of Ann's new life is dating other men. One of those other men and the most serious is David's best friend and business partner, Jefferson Custer. Ann and Jeff's relationship quickly gets to the point where Jeff introduces her to his visiting parents, with whom Ann and Jeff are going on a skiing vacation to Lake Placid. David hopes to exploit that vacation in order to win Ann back.
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1940
Behind the News
MovieDec 20, 1940

Behind the News

It's school graduate, Jeff Flavin's, first day on the job as a cub …
It's school graduate, Jeff Flavin's, first day on the job as a cub reporter for the Enquirer. Boss, Archer, places Jeff with Stu Woodrow a lazying reporter. Stu detests cubs, treating Jeff badly. Jeff saves a drunken Stu's job by covering the convicted racketeer, Houseman's escape from prison. Jeff goes to Houseman's sister for a scoop he witnesses the murder of Houseman and an innocent young child. Stu grateful to Jeff thinks Jeff is to decent to be a reporter, sends Jeff on a fake story. Resulting in Jeff being demoted by an angry Archer. On his own, Jeff goes to the court house to see the trail of Marques, accused of Houseman's murder. Jeff, who speaks Spanish, hears the translater, Olmeda falsely state that Marques confesses to the killing. Jeff tells Archer that he has a story. The problem is that nobody believes him due to the fake story.
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The Westerner
MovieSep 5, 1940

The Westerner

Judge Roy Bean, a self-appointed hanging judge in …
Judge Roy Bean, a self-appointed hanging judge in Vinegarroon, Texas, befriends saddle tramp Cole Harden, who opposes Bean's policy against homesteaders.
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Young People
MovieAug 23, 1940

Young People

Shirley's last film on her 20th Century Fox contract (aged …
Shirley's last film on her 20th Century Fox contract (aged 12). Her parents (Oakie, Greenwood) decide to retire from show biz so she can have a normal life. They are unwelcome in the small town until a storm lets the family show their stuff. Clips from earlier films fill in Shirley's background.
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Stranger on the Third Floor
MovieAug 16, 1940

Stranger on the Third Floor

An aspiring reporter is the …
An aspiring reporter is the key witness at the murder trial of a young man accused of cutting a café owner's throat and is soon accused of a similar crime himself.
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Foreign Correspondent
MovieAug 16, 1940

Foreign Correspondent

On the eve of World War II, a …
On the eve of World War II, a young American reporter tries to expose enemy agents in London.
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20 Mule Team
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MovieMay 3, 1940

20 Mule Team

It is 1892 in Death Valley and the yields from the Borax ore are …
It is 1892 in Death Valley and the yields from the Borax ore are getting so small that refining it is a losing proposition. The only thing that will save the company is a new deposit of high grade Borax, and Bill has a pouch of it that he got from a dead prospector that he buried on the road. Roper knows the value of the strike could be worth millions, but he needs Bill to find the prospectors' claim so they can record it and become rich partners. While Roper has no intention of cutting Bill in on the millions, he also has his eye on young Jean. Josie sees Roper for the scalawag that his is and it means trouble in Furnace Flat.
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The Doctor Takes a Wife
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MovieApr 25, 1940

The Doctor Takes a Wife

June Cameron has written a …
June Cameron has written a best seller about spinsters: women are men's equals and don't need them for fulfillment. Through a series of errors and misunderstandings, the press believes she's married Tim Sterling, a university instructor she's just met. Her publisher wants to let the mistake go uncorrected for a few weeks so she can write a best seller about being married; Tim cooperates because, in hidebound academia, being married may help with a promotion. The flies in the ointment are June and Tim's instant enmity, Tim's stubbornness, and his girlfriend Marilyn, who may not let the charade play out. There's no way everyone can get what they want.
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Dr. Cyclops
MovieApr 10, 1940

Dr. Cyclops

Four explorers are summoned to Peru by the brilliant physicist …
Four explorers are summoned to Peru by the brilliant physicist Dr Thorkel. They discover a rich source of radium and a half-mad Thorkel who shrinks them down to one-fifth their normal size when they threaten to stop his unorthodox experimentation.
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Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet
MovieFeb 8, 1940

Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet

True story of the doctor who …
True story of the doctor who considered it was not immoral to search for a drug that would cure syphillis.
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The Shop Around the Corner
MovieJan 10, 1940

The Shop Around the Corner

Two employees at a gift shop …
Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand each other, without realizing that they are falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal.
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1939
Reno
MovieDec 1, 1939

Reno

Richard Dix portrays Reno lawyer who helps women get a fast …
Richard Dix portrays Reno lawyer who helps women get a fast divorce but can he keep his wife (Gail Patrick) from divorcing him.
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Golden Boy
MovieSep 5, 1939

Golden Boy

Despite his musical talent, Joe Bonaparte wants to be a boxer.
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Charlie Chan at Treasure Island
MovieAug 31, 1939

Charlie Chan at Treasure Island

A novelist friend of Charlie's …
A novelist friend of Charlie's appears to have committed suicide. At the international Exposition held on San Francisco Bay's Treasure Island Charlie shows that Zodiac, a phony mystic who blackmails clients, is the culprit.
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Juarez
MovieApr 24, 1939

Juarez

Louis Napoleon III takes advantage of the American Civil War to …
Louis Napoleon III takes advantage of the American Civil War to circumvent the Monroe Doctrine and expand his power by helping Emperor Maximillian Hapsburg to add Mexico to his empire. of Mexico.
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Dodge City
MovieApr 1, 1939

Dodge City

Dodge City. A wide-open cattle town run by Jeff Surrett. …
Dodge City. A wide-open cattle town run by Jeff Surrett. Even going on a children's Sunday outing is not a safe thing to do. What the place needs is a fearless honest Marshal. A guy like Wade Hatton, who helped bring the railroad in. It may not help that he fancies Abbie Irving, who won't have anything to do with him since he had to shoot her brother. But that's the West.
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Jesse James
MovieJan 14, 1939

Jesse James

After railroad agents forcibly evict the James family from their …
After railroad agents forcibly evict the James family from their family farm, Jesse and Frank turn to banditry for revenge.
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1938
Room Service
MovieSep 21, 1938

Room Service

The Marx Brothers try and put on a play before their landlord …
The Marx Brothers try and put on a play before their landlord finds out that they have run out of money. To confuse the landlord they pretend that the play's author has contracted some terrible disease and can't be moved. Originally a stage play, the setting shows it's origins, but this is vintage Marx Brothers.
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The Saint in New York
MovieMay 25, 1938

The Saint in New York

Simon Templar, the Saint, is …
Simon Templar, the Saint, is brought to New York. His search for the identity of "the Big Fellow" takes him through many dangerous situations.
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1937
Pick a Star
MovieMay 21, 1937

Pick a Star

A Cinderella story of a young country girl who comes to …
A Cinderella story of a young country girl who comes to Hollywood and achieves movie stardom with the help of a publicity man.
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Woman Chases Man
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MovieApr 28, 1937

Woman Chases Man

Former millionaire B.J. Nolan is useless with money, having …
Former millionaire B.J. Nolan is useless with money, having lost most of his fortune on crazy schemes. His son, Kenneth, has the opposite problem thanks to good sense and a large inheritance bequeathed by his mother. In order to raise the cash for a housing project, B.J. enlists the help of young architect Virginia Travis to con the money out of Kenneth. At the same time Kenneth is being pursued by a pair of small-time hucksters and chaos results when they all end up in staying in B.J.'s house.
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Penrod and Sam
MovieFeb 28, 1937

Penrod and Sam

Penrod Schofield and his gang are "Jr. G Men," a secret club …
Penrod Schofield and his gang are "Jr. G Men," a secret club where all members are sworn to uphold the law and turn in crooks. When the mother of the youngest member of the G Men is killed by bank robbers the boys go into action. Will they be able to turn in the bank robbers before the bank robbers do them in?
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Black Legion
MovieJan 17, 1937

Black Legion

When a hard-working machinist loses a promotion to a Polish …
When a hard-working machinist loses a promotion to a Polish-born worker, he is seduced into joining the secretive Black Legion, which intimidates foreigners through violence.
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1936
Gold Diggers of 1937
MovieDec 26, 1936

Gold Diggers of 1937

When two investors inform an opportunistic dancer that …
When two investors inform an opportunistic dancer that they can't fund an elderly stage producer's production, she suggests they get an insurance policy on the producer's life.
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More Than a Secretary
MovieDec 10, 1936

More Than a Secretary

When the co-owner of a …
When the co-owner of a secretarial school visits a magazine editor to find out why he runs through secretaries, she's mistaken for an applicant. Drawn to him, she accepts the position.
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Come and Get It
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MovieNov 6, 1936

Come and Get It

An ambitious lumberjack abandons his saloon girl lover so that …
An ambitious lumberjack abandons his saloon girl lover so that he can marry into wealth, but years later becomes infatuated with the woman's daughter.
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1931
Honor Among Lovers
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MovieFeb 28, 1931

Honor Among Lovers

Jerry Stafford, a businessman, is in love with his secretary but …
Jerry Stafford, a businessman, is in love with his secretary but she deserts him for another man. When she realizes her mistake, she goes back to him. Doris Brown is her girlfriend who is in love with a man named Monty Dunn.
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1919
The Climbers
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MovieNov 8, 1919

The Climbers

In order to keep his social-climbing wife and daughters in the …
In order to keep his social-climbing wife and daughters in the lifestyle they are accustomed to, wealthy George Hunter makes some large investments in the stock market, but the stocks crash and he loses a great deal of money. His wealthy aunt offers to bail the family out, but complications ensue.
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1876
Charles Halton
BirthMarch 1876

Charles Halton

Charles Halton was born.
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