Paul Hurst Movies List

Paul Hurst
Paul Hurst
Traver, Tulare County, California
The Racketeer

Actor Paul Hurst Filmography

Showing 1 to 10 of 56 movies
Showing 1 to 10 of 56 movies
The Sun Shines Bright
The Sun Shines Bright ( English )
Director: John Ford
Release date: 02-05-1953
Big Jim McLain
Big Jim McLain ( English )
Artist: John Wayne , Nancy Olson , James Arness , Alan Napier , Veda Ann Borg
Director: Edward Ludwig
Release date: 30-08-1952
California Firebrand
California Firebrand ( English )
Artist: Monte Hale , Lorna Gray , Paul Hurst , Alice Tyrrell , Tris Coffin
Director: Philip Ford
Release date: 01-04-1948
Under Colorado Skies
Under Colorado Skies ( English )
Artist: Monte Hale , Lorna Gray , Paul Hurst , William Haade , John Alvin
Director: R.G. Springsteen
Release date: 15-12-1947
Angel and the Badman
Angel and the Badman ( English )
Artist: John Wayne , Gail Russell , Harry Carey , Bruce Cabot , Irene Rich
Director: James Edward Grant
Music Director: Richard Hageman
Release date: 15-02-1947
Murder in the Music Hall
Director: John English , Roland Asher
Release date: 10-04-1946
Scared Stiff
Scared Stiff ( English )
Director: Frank McDonald
Release date: 22-06-1945
Summer Storm
Summer Storm ( English )
Artist: Linda Darnell , George Sanders , Anna Lee , Hugo Haas , Lori Lahner
Director: Douglas Sirk
Music Director: Karl Hajos
Release date: 14-07-1944
Calaboose ( English )
Director: Paul Hurst
Release date: 29-01-1943
Showing 1 to 10 of 56 movies
Showing 1 to 10 of 56 movies

Paul Hurst Biography

American character actor of prodigious output who also directed and wrote silent films. Much of his early work was in low budget western films. A native of central California, Hurst had a first-hand knowledge of Western lore, growing up surrounded by the multi-million acre Lux & Miller ranches which ran cattle throughout the state. Visiting San Francisco as a young man, Hurst became involved in amateur theatricals and thereafter traveled to Los Angeles to join in the emerging film industry there. He began appearing in films as early as 1912, most of them Westerns. By 1916, he was directing them as well (some sources report that he served in the First World War as a member of the French Foreign Legion, but the dates of his film projects make this story highly suspect). In the early 1920s, Hurst wrote several scenarios for films he directed and appeared in. He proved adept at working as a director for some of the cheapest producers along Gower Gulch, where movies were normally shot on location in a week or less and where stunt men were often the highest paid folks on the set. Within a few years, he focused all of his energies into acting, notably becoming one of the few successes to emerge from Hollywood's Poverty Row. Hurst quickly became one of the more prolific and familiar characters in American movies. With his blocky build and squinty demeanor, and with a raspy voice that enhanced his memorability once sound pictures came in, Hurst played villains and cops and comedy sidekicks in more than 250 films. His most famous role was that of the deserter shot dead on the stairway of Tara by Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind (1939). Hurst was the sidekick to Monte Hale in a number of B-Westerns. Former Gower Gulch veteran John Wayne hired Hurst for Big Jim McLain (1952) knowing that Hurst was ill with terminal cancer. In 1953, at the age of 64, due to his health problems, Paul Hurst committed suicide. Date of Death: 27 February 1953, Hollywood, California  (suicide)

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