Person Details

Birthday: 1888-09-19 18:13:16

Death: 1953-10-06 18:13:16

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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Movie Involvements: 43

TV Involvements: 0


Most Famous Work

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Clifford Porter Hall (September 19, 1888 – October 6, 1953) was an American character actor known for appearing in a number of films in the 1930s and 1940s. Hall played movie villains or comedic incompetent characters. Hall was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and began his career touring as a stage actor with roles in productions of The Great Gatsby and Naked in 1926. Hall made his film debut in the 1931 drama Secrets of a Secretary. He made his last onscreen appearance in the 1954 film Return to Treasure Island, which was released after his death. He was probably best remembered for four roles: a senator in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, an atheist in Going My Way, the nervous, ill-tempered Granville Sawyer, who administers a psychological test to Kris Kringle in Miracle on 34th Street, and a train passenger who encounters a man (Fred MacMurray) who has just committed a murder in Double Indemnity. On October 6, 1953, Hall died of a heart attack in Los Angeles, California at the age of 65. His interment was at Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery. Hall had two children, David and Sarah Jane.

Most Famous Work

Make Way for Tomorrow
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8

Make Way for Tomorrow

(1937) Harvey Chase
Ace in the Hole
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8

Ace in the Hole

(1951) Jacob Q. Boot
Double Indemnity
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8

Double Indemnity

(1944) Mr. Jackson
The Petrified Forest
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7

The Petrified Forest

(1936) Jason Maple
Intruder in the Dust
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8

Intruder in the Dust

(1949) Nub Gowrie
Unconquered
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6

Unconquered

(1947) Leach
The Story of Louis Pasteur
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7

The Story of Louis Pasteur

(1936) Dr. Rossignol
Singapore
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6

Singapore

(1947) Mr. Gerald Bellows

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
1954 Maximillian 'Maxie' Harris
1953 Jack Hartrampf
Jim Bridger
1952 Kraemer
1951 Jacob Q. Boot
1949 Nub Gowrie
Judge O'Toole
Sam Howell
1948 Attorney Ketchell
Mr. Caslon
1947 Leach
Mr. Gerald Bellows
Granville Sawyer
1945 Bill Franklin
Stevens
Arthur Bickett
Dr. Efrington
Mr. Johnson
1944 Joe Sorsby
President Franklin Pierce
Mr. Jackson
Mr. Belknap
Hugo Farenhall
1943 Mayor Dog Killey
Jacob Woodson, Justice of the Peace
Banker Clanton
Judge Austin Harkley
1942 Chief Clerk Art Slocumb
George Heyler
1941 Mr. Hadrian
Jonathan Randall
1940 Lazarus Ward
Sheriff Korley
Angus McCloud
Murphy
1939 Banker Edward G. Walsh
Senator Monroe
Mr. Flower
Man in Drummond's Dream
1938 Uncle Silas Phelps
Mayor Daniels
Matthew Talbot
Hiram F. Jenkins
Chiston R. Bradby
'Von' Offer
Dr. Botulian
Mayor Bradley
James Wilson
1937 James Oliver
Mr. Hartman, Prosecutor
S.J. Crawford
Court Prosecutor
Bill Court
Harvey Chase
George Kramer
Norman Merridew
1936 Jack McCall
Peter Perrie
Spencer
Milton Ames
District Attorney
Darcy
Arthur Layton
Mrs. Saunders
Dr. Rossignol
Jason Maple
1935 Col. Bradbury
1934 Murray
Herbert MacCaulay
1931 Leslie (uncredited)
Year Character Movie/Tv

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