~Thurston Hall~

Born: May 10, 1882 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: February 20, 1958 (age 75) in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
~Filmography~
~Actor~

Joyful Hour (TV Movie) (1960) ... Zachary

Maverick (TV Series) (1958)
- The Savage Hills (1958) ... Judge
Men of Annapolis (TV Series) (1957)
- Obstacle Course (1957) ... Father
Circus Boy (TV Series) (1957)
- Major Buffington (1957) ... Major Buffington
Tales of the Texas Rangers (TV Series) (1957)
- Quarter Horse (1957) ... Colonel Titus
The Loretta Young Show (TV Series) (1957)
- A Mind of Their Own (1957) ... Judge
Affair in Reno (1957) ... J.B. Del Monte
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series) (1957)
- The Southern Colonel (1957) ... Colonel Ulysses X. Stonewall
The Adventures of Hiram Holliday (TV Series) (1956-1957)
- Sturmzig Cuneiform (1957) ... Harrison Prentice
- Adventure of the Romantic Pigeon (1956) ... Harrison Prentice
- Dancing Mouse (1956) ... Harrison Prentice
- The Swiss Titmouse (1956) ... Harrison Prentice
- Hawaiian Hamzah (1956) ... Harrison Prentice
- Sea Cucumber (1956) ... Harrison Prentice (credit only)
- False Monarch (1956) ... Harrison Prentice
- Attache Case (1956) ... Harrison Prentice
The Go-Getter (1956) ... Mr. Higgins
TV Reader's Digest (TV Series) (1956)
- Down on the Tennessee (1956) ... Capt. Warren
It's a Great Life (TV Series) (1956)
- Beauty Contest (1956) ... Horace Tepper
Topper (TV Series) (1953 - 1955)
- Topper's Vacation (1955) ... Mr. Schuyler
- Topper's Other Job (1955) ... Mr. Schuyler
- Topper's Insurance Scandal (1955) ... Mr. Schuyler
- Topper's Counterfeiters (1955) ... Mr. Schuyler
- Topper's Desert Island (1955) ... Mr. Schuyler
- Topper's Highland Fling (1955) ... Mr. Schuyler
- Topper's Spring Cleaning (1955) ... Mr. Schuyler
- Topper's Uranium Pile (1955) ... Mr. Schuyler
- Topper Egyptian Deal (1955) ... Mr. Schuyler
- Topper Fights a Duel (1955) ... Mr. Schuyler
- King Cosmo the First (1955) ... Mr. Schuyler
- Topper Makes a Movie (1955) ... Mr. Schuyler
- Topper's Arabian Night (1955) ... Mr. Schuyler
- Topper's Amnesia (1955) ... Mr. Schuyler
- Topper at the Races (1955) ... Mr. Schuyler
- Topper Hits the Road (1955) ... Mr. Schuyler
- Topper in Mexico (1955) ... Mr. Schuyler
- Topper's Rejuvenation (1955) ... Mr. Schuyler
- Topper's Deception (1955) ... Mr. Schuyler
- Topper's Quiet Christmas (1954) ... Mr. Schuyler
- Topper Goes to Washington (1954) ... Mr. Schuyler
- The Chess Player (1954) ... Mr. Schuyler
- Topper Strikes Gold (1954) ... Mr. Schuyler
- County Fair (1954) ... Mr. Schuyler
- George's Old Flame (1954) ... Mr. Schuyler
- Preparations for Europe (1954) ... Mr. Schuyler
- The Wedding (1954) ... Mr. Schuyler
- Sweepstakes (1954) ... Mr. Schuyler
- Topper Goes West (1954) ... Mr. Schuyler
- Topper Goes to Las Vegas (1954) ... Mr. Schuyler
- Henrietta Sells the House (1954) ... Mr. Schuyler
- Topper Runs for Mayor (1954) ... Mr. Schuyler
- The Diamond Ring (1954) ... Schuyler / Humphrey
- Trip to Lisbon (1954) ... Mr. Schuyler
- Astrology (1954) ... Mr. Schuyler
- The Car Story (1953) ... Mr. Schulyer
- Uncle Jonathan (1953) ... Mr. Schuyler
- Bank Securities (1953) ... Mr. Schuyler
The Lone Ranger (TV Series) (1955)
- Sheriff's Sale (1955) ... Claud Pierce
The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater (TV Series) (1955)
- The Practical Joker (1955) ... Gordon
Lassie (TV Series) (1954)
- The Job (1954) ... Phineas Monroe
Born in Freedom: The Story of Colonel Drake (Short) (1954) ... James M. Townsend
The Abbott and Costello Show (TV Series) (1953)
- The Tax Return (1953) ... Mr. Smith
- The Actors' Home (1953) ... J. Peter Stuyvesant - Philanthropist
Wonder Valley (1953)
Four Star Playhouse (TV Series) (1953)
- The Girl on the Park Bench (1953) ... Judge
My Little Margie (TV Series) (1953)
- What's Cooking? (1953) ... Mr. Crater
- Stock Control (1953) ... Reynolds
Hopalong Cassidy (TV Series) (1952-1953)
- The Jinx Wagon (1953) ... Dan Clemens
- The Promised Land (1952) ... Rivers
The Hank McCune Show (TV Series) (1953)
- Episode dated 25 October 1953 (1953)
The Band Wagon (1953) ... Colonel Tripp (uncredited)
Dangerous Assignment (TV Series) (1952) ... Carruthers
- The Civil War Map Story (1952) ... Carruthers
Our Miss Brooks (TV Series) (1952)
- Mr. Whipple (1952) ... Mr. Whipple (uncredited)
Big Town (TV Series) (1952)
- Please Murder Me (1952) ... Pete Staker
Cavalcade of America (TV Series) (1952)
- The Man Who Took a Chance (1952)
The WAC from Walla Walla (1952) ... Col. Mayfield
It Grows on Trees (1952) ... John Sleamish--Bank President (uncredited)
Racket Squad (TV Series) (1952)
- The Strange Case of James Doyle (1952) ... Avedon
Woman of the North Country (1952) ... Mayor Spencer (uncredited)
Carson City (1952) ... Charles Crocker
Skirts Ahoy! (1952) ... Thatcher Kinston
Night Stage to Galveston (1952) ... Colonel James Bellamy
One Big Affair (1952) ... Mr. 'G'
Texas Carnival (1951) ... Mr. Gaytes
Whirlwind (1951) ... Big Jim Lassiter
The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series) (1951)
- Closeup (1951) ... George
The Living Christ Series (TV Mini-Series) (1951)
- Discipleship (1951) ... Pharisee
Belle Le Grand (1951) ... Parkington
Dick Tracy (TV Series) (1950)
- The Brain: Part 5 (1950) ... Diet Smith
- The Brain: Part 4 (1950) ... Diet Smith
- The Brain: Part 2 (1950) ... Diet Smith
- The Brain: Part 1 (1950) ... Diet Smith
- The Mole: Part 2 (1950) ... Diet Smith
- Episode #1.1 (1950)
One Too Many (1950) ... Kenneth Simes
Bandit Queen (1950) ... Governor
Chain Gang (1950) ... John McKelvey
Bright Leaf (1950) ... Phillips
The Silver Theatre (TV Series) (1950)
- Closeup (1950) ... George
Federal Agent at Large (1950) ... 'Big Bill' Dixon
Belle of Old Mexico (1950) ... Horatio Huntington
Girls' School (1950) ... Colonel Selby Matthews

Tell It to the Judge (1949) ... Sen. Caswell (uncredited)
Bride for Sale (1949) ... Mr. Trisby (uncredited)
Square Dance Jubilee (1949) ... G.K.
Rim of the Canyon (1949) ... Big Tim Hanlon
The Fountainhead (1949) ... Businessman at Party (uncredited)
Stagecoach Kid (1949) ... Peter Arnold
Manhattan Angel (1949) ... Everett H. Burton
Rusty Saves a Life (1949) ... Counsellor Frank A. Gibson
Blondie's Secret (1948) ... Mr. George Whiteside
Miraculous Journey (1948) ... Kendricks
Up in Central Park (1948) ... Governor Motley
King of the Gamblers (1948) ... 'Pop' Morton
Three Daring Daughters (1948) ... Howie Howard, Louise's Assistant (uncredited)
It Had to Be You (1947) ... Mr. Ned Harrington
Mourning Becomes Electra (1947) ... Dr. Blake
The Unfinished Dance (1947) ... Mr. Ronsell
Black Gold (1947) ... Colonel Caldwell
The Son of Rusty (1947) ... Franklyn B. Gibson
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) ... Bruce Pierce
Swing the Western Way (1947) ... Jasper Jim Bandy
Welcome Stranger (1947) ... Congressman Beeker
The Farmer's Daughter (1947) ... Wilbur Johnson
Three Little Girls in Blue (1946) ... Colonel Clay (uncredited)
Dangerous Business (1946) ... B.J. Calhoun
She Wrote the Book (1946) ... Horace Van Cleve
One More Tomorrow (1946) ... Thomas Rufus Collier II
Without Reservations (1946) ... Baldwin
Two Sisters from Boston (1946) ... Mr. Lawrence Tyburt Patterson Sr.
Colonel Effingham's Raid (1946) ... Ed - the Mayor
Saratoga Trunk (1945) ... Mr. Pound (uncredited)
Song of the Prairie (1945) ... Jerome Wingate
West of the Pecos (1945) ... Colonel Lambeth
The Gay Senorita (1945) ... J.J. Frentiss
Lady on a Train (1945) ... Josiah Waring
Blonde from Brooklyn (1945) ... 'Colonel' Hubert Farnsworth
Don Juan Quilligan (1945) ... First Judge
Thrill of a Romance (1945) ... J.P. Bancroft (uncredited)
Brewster's Millions (1945) ... Colonel Drew
Bring on the Girls (1945) ... Rutledge
Something for the Boys (1944) ... Colonel Jefferson L. Calhoun (uncredited)
Ever Since Venus (1944) ... Edgar Pomeroy
In Society (1944) ... Mr. Van Cleve
Song of Nevada (1944) ... John Barrabee
Wilson (1944) ... Senator Edward H. 'Big Ed' Jones
The Great Moment (1944) ... Senator Borland
Goodnight, Sweetheart (1944) ... Judge James Rutherford
The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944) ... Politician (uncredited)
Follow the Boys (1944) ... Man (uncredited)
Cover Girl (1944) ... Tony Pastor (uncredited)
Here Comes Elmer (1943) ... P. J. Ellis
Footlight Glamour (1943) ... Randolph Wheeler (uncredited)
I Dood It (1943) ... Kenneth Lawlor
Hoosier Holiday (1943) ... Henry P. Fairchild
This Land Is Mine (1943) ... Mayor Henry Manville
Crash Dive (1943) ... Senator from Texas (uncredited)
He Hired the Boss (1943) ... Mr. Bates
Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943) ... Senator Henry Babcock
The Youngest Profession (1943) ... Mr. Drew
One Dangerous Night (1943) ... Inspector Crane
The Hard Way (1943) ... Harry - Motion Picture Executive (uncredited)
The Great Gildersleeve (1942) ... Governor John Stafford
Counter-Espionage (1942) ... Inspector Crane
Call of the Canyon (1942) ... Grantley B. Johnson
Her Cardboard Lover (1942) ... Mr. Garthwaite - Barling's Lawyer (uncredited)
Twin Beds (1942) ... Horace Touchstone (uncredited)
We Were Dancing (1942) ... Senator Quimby (uncredited)
The Great Man's Lady (1942) ... Mr. Sempler
Hello, Annapolis (1942) ... Capt. Wendall
Shepherd of the Ozarks (1942) ... James Maloney
Rings on Her Fingers (1942) ... Mr. Harvey Beasley
The Night Before the Divorce (1942) ... Bert 'Mousey' Harriman
Sleepytime Gal (1942) ... Mr. Adams
Design for Scandal (1941) ... Northcott
Pacific Blackout (1941) ... Williams--Civil Defense Official
Remember the Day (1941) ... Gov. Teller
West of the Rockies (Short) (1941)
Tuxedo Junction (1941) ... Doug Gordon
Secrets of the Lone Wolf (1941) ... Inspector Crane
Swing It Soldier (1941) ... Oscar Simms, Wheezies Sponsor
Unexpected Uncle (1941) ... Jerry Carter (uncredited)
Nine Lives Are Not Enough (1941) ... H.S.Huntley (uncredited)
Hold That Ghost (1941) ... Alderman Birch (uncredited)
Accent on Love (1941) ... T.J. Triton
In the Navy (1941) ... Lead Senator (uncredited)
She Knew All the Answers (1941) ... J.D. Sutton
Washington Melodrama (1941) ... Senator Morton
The Great Lie (1941) ... Oscar Worthington James
Repent at Leisure (1941) ... Jay Buckingham
The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance (1941) ... Inspector Crane
Flight from Destiny (1941) ... Dean Somers
Four Mothers (1941) ... Mr. Davis (uncredited)
Where Did You Get That Girl? (1941) ... Stuyvesant, Four Star Record Co. President
The Invisible Woman (1940) ... Hudson
Kiddie Kure (Short) (1940) ... Bill 'Old Man' Morton
The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date (1940) ... Inspector Crane
Friendly Neighbors (1940) ... The Governor
Life with Henry (1940) ... Mr. Woodring (uncredited)
City for Conquest (1940) ... Max Leonard
The Golden Fleecing (1940) ... Charles Engel
The Great McGinty (1940) ... Mr. Maxwell
Millionaires in Prison (1940) ... Harold Kellogg
The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady (1940) ... Inspector M.L. Crane
Alias the Deacon (1940) ... Jim Cunningham
In Old Missouri (1940) ... John Pittman Sr.
Rancho Grande (1940) ... John Dodge (voice, uncredited)
Virginia City (1940) ... Gen. George Meade (uncredited)
Blondie on a Budget (1940) ... Brice
The Blue Bird (1940) ... Father Time

Money to Burn (1939) ... Ellis
Our Neighbors - The Carters (1939) ... Mr. Guilfoyle
First Love (1939) ... Anthony Drake
Jeepers Creepers (1939) ... M.K. Durant
Sued for Libel (1939) ... David Hastings
Dancing Co-Ed (1939) ... H.W. Workman
The Day the Bookies Wept (1939) ... Colonel March
Hawaiian Nights (1939) ... T.C. Hartley
The Star Maker (1939) ... Mr. Proctor
Mutiny on the Blackhawk (1939) ... Sam Bailey
Each Dawn I Die (1939) ... Hanley
Million Dollar Legs (1939) ... Gregory Melton Sr.
Ex-Champ (1939) ... Mr. Courtney
Dodge City (1939) ... Twitchell (uncredited)
Three Smart Girls Grow Up (1939) ... Senator (uncredited)
You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939) ... Mr. Bel-Goodie
Going Places (1938) ... Col. Withering
Out West with the Hardys (1938) ... H.R. Bruxton (uncredited)
Spring Madness (1938) ... Charles Platt (uncredited)
Hard to Get (1938) ... Atwater
Campus Confessions (1938) ... Wayne Atterbury, Sr.
The Affairs of Annabel (1938) ... Major
The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938) ... Grant
Fast Company (1938) ... Dist. Atty. MacMillen
Squadron of Honor (1938) ... Bob Metcalf
The Main Event (1938) ... Captain Phillips
Professor Beware (1938) ... Mr. Van Buren
Extortion (1938) ... Professor Tisdelle
Women Are Like That (1938) ... Claudius King
There's Always a Woman (1938) ... District Attorney
Women in Prison (1938) ... Chairman of the Board (uncredited)
No Time to Marry (1938) ... Pettensall
Penitentiary (1938) ... Judge (uncredited)
Little Miss Roughneck (1938) ... Joe Crowley
All American Sweetheart (1937) ... R.O. Davis (uncredited)
Paid to Dance (1937) ... State Governor
Murder in Greenwich Village (1937) ... Charles Cabot
Counsel for Crime (1937) ... Sen. Maddox
It Can't Last Forever (1937) ... Fulton
Venus Makes Trouble (1937) ... Harlan Darrow
I Promise to Pay (1937) ... Police Captain Hall
Oh, Doctor (1937) ... 'Doc' Erasmus Thurston
We Have Our Moments (1937) ... Frank Rutherford
Parole Racket (1937) ... Jameson
Women of Glamour (1937) ... Mr. Stark
Don't Tell the Wife (1937) ... Maj. Manning
Lady from Nowhere (1936) ... James Gordon Barnes
Theodora Goes Wild (1936) ... Arthur Stevenson
Killer at Large (1936) ... Inspector O'Hara
The Man Who Lived Twice (1936) ... Dr. Clifford L. Schuyler
Two-Fisted Gentleman (1936) ... Pop
Shakedown (1936) ... T. Gregory Stuart
Trapped by Television (1936) ... John Curtis
The 3 Wise Guys (1936) ... Hatcher
The King Steps Out (1936) ... Major
Roaming Lady (1936) ... E. J. Reid
Devil's Squadron (1936) ... Major Metcalf
Pride of the Marines (1936) ... Col. Gage
Don't Gamble with Love (1936) ... Martin Gage
You May Be Next! (1936) ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
The Lone Wolf Returns (1935) ... Inspector Crane
Too Tough to Kill (1935) ... Jim Whitney
Super-Speed (1935) ... Investor
One-Way Ticket (1935) ... Mr. Ritchie
Crime and Punishment (1935) ... Editor
Guard That Girl (1935) ... Dr. Silas Hudson
A Feather in Her Hat (1935) ... Sir Elroyd Joyce
Case of the Missing Man (1935) ... Boyle
Metropolitan (1935) ... T. Simon Hunter
She Couldn't Take It (1935) ... Party Guest (uncredited)
The Girl Friend (1935) ... George S. Harmon
The Public Menace (1935) ... Captain of Ocean Liner
Atlantic Adventure (1935) ... City Editor Rutherford (uncredited)
After the Dance (1935) ... District Attorney
The Black Room (1935) ... Col. Paul Hassel
Love Me Forever (1935) ... Maurizio
Hooray for Love (1935) ... Commodore Jason Thatcher
A Burglar to the Rescue (Short) (1931) ... The Banker, Steve Corley
Absent Minded (Short) (1930)

Neglected Women (1924) ... Peter Starling
The Royal Oak (1923) ... Colonel Ancketell
Wildness of Youth (1922) ... Edward Grayton
Fair Lady (1922) ... Italian banker
The Iron Trail (1921) ... Curtis Gordon
Idle Hands (1921) ... Henry Livingston
Mother Eternal (1921) ... Edward Stevens Sr
The Valley of Doubt (1920) ... Jules
Empty Arms (1920) ... Bruce Gordon

The Spitfire of Seville (1919) ... Kent Staunton
The Weaker Vessel (1919) ... J. Booth Hunter
The Unpainted Woman (1919) ... Martin O'Neill
The Exquisite Thief (1919) ... Algernon P. Smythe
Who Will Marry Me? (1919) ... Jerome Van Tyne
The Midnight Patrol (1918) ... Officer Terrence Shannon
The Squaw Man (1918) ... Henry, Jim's Cousin
The Brazen Beauty (1918) ... Kenneth Hyde
We Can't Have Everything (1918) ... Peter Cheever
The Kaiser's Shadow (1918) ... Hugo Wagner
The Mating of Marcella (1918) ... Robert Underwood
Tyrant Fear (1918) ... Harley Dane
An Alien Enemy (1918) ... David J. Hale
Flare-Up Sal (1918) ... The Red Rider
Love Letters (1917) ... John Harland
The Price Mark (1917) ... Dr. Daniel Melfi
Cleopatra (1917) ... Antony
Persistency (Short) (1916) ... John Hallet
Sweeter Than Revenge (Short) (1915) ... Joe Best
Think Mothers (Short) (1915) ... Lansing
In Spite of Him (Short) (1915) ... Nathan Biddle
The Mirror (Short) (1915) ... The Rival
The Deception (Short) (1915) ... Henry Wharton
A Day of Havoc (Short) (1915) ... Brant Hudson
The Earl's Adventure (Short) (1915) ... The Earl of Carnavon

~Writer~

Persistency (Short) (1916)
~Biography~
The living image of the man on the Monopoly cards, Thurston Hall began his six-decade acting career on
the New England stock-company circuit. Forming his own troupe, Hall toured America, Africa and New
Zealand. On Broadway, he was starred in such venerable productions as Ben-Hur and Mrs. Wiggs of the
Cabbage Patch. In films from 1915, Hall appeared in dozens of silents, notably the 1917 Theda Bara
version of Cleopatra, in which he played Mark Antony. After 15 years on Broadway, Hall returned to films
in 1935, spending the next 20 years portraying many a fatuous businessman, pompous politician,
dyspeptic judge or crooked "ward heeler." From 1953 through 1955, Hall was seen as the choleric bank
president Mr. Schuyler on the TV sitcom Topper. Towards the end of his life, a thinner, goateed Thurston
Hall appeared in several TV commercials as the Kentucky-colonel spokesman for a leading chicken pot pie
manufacturer.

Biography by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com