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Jon Hall is a Actor, Director, Executive Producer, Director of Photography and Editor American born on 23 february 1915 at Fresno (USA)

Jon Hall

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Birth name Charles Hall Locher
Nationality USA
Birth 23 february 1915 at Fresno (USA)
Death 13 december 1979 (at 64 years) at North Hollywood (USA)

Jon Hall (February 23, 1915 – December 13, 1979) was an American film actor best known for his playing a variety of adventurous roles when contracted to Universal Pictures.


Born Charles Felix Locher in Fresno, California, and raised in Tahiti by his father, the Swiss-born actor Felix Locher (16 July 1882-13 March 1969), he was a nephew of writer James Norman Hall, the author, along with Charles Nordhoff, of the novel Mutiny on the Bounty. Hall began acting in films in 1935 in minor roles, one of which was Charlie Chan in Shanghai. Though rejected for the lead of the Flash Gordon serial he achieved notable success in 1937, when cast opposite another relative newcomer, Dorothy Lamour, in The Hurricane, based on a novel by Nordhoff and Hall. His double in The Hurricane was the stuntman and actor Paul Stader. After two and a half years inactive he made three films in quick succession.

Hall was under contract to Sam Goldwyn and earning a good salary although it took him a while to find his next project – Goldwyn refused to lend him out for Thief of Bagdad.

Eventually contracted to Universal, Hall maintained his popularity until the end of the 1940s, usually playing leads in adventure films. In 1940, he portrayed Kit Carson in a biographical film of the frontiersman's life, Kit Carson. He is notable for having made six popular Technicolor adventure films with Maria Montez: Arabian Nights (1942), White Savage (1943), Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944), Cobra Woman (1944), Gypsy Wildcat (1944), and Sudan (1945). He is also known in the Universal Monsters fan base for playing two different Invisible Men in Invisible Agent and The Invisible Man's Revenge. He is the only actor to have portrayed an Invisible Man more than once in the original Universal series.

Jon Hall is perhaps best remembered by later audiences as the star of the television series Ramar of the Jungle, which ran from 1952 to 1954. Hall directed and starred in the 1965 cult horror film The Beach Girls and the Monster. He made his final two television appearances on Perry Mason: in 1963 he played Max Randall in "The Case of the Festive Felon", and in 1965 he played Lt. Kia in "The Case of the Feather Cloak."

Best films

Arabian Nights (1942)
Aloma of the South Seas (1941)
The Hurricane (1937)

Usually with

Vera West
Vera West
(8 films)
María Montez
María Montez
(7 films)
Harry Cording
Harry Cording
(7 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jon Hall (39 films)

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The Beach Girls and the Monster, 1h10
Directed by Jon Hall
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors Jon Hall, Sue Casey, Walker Edmiston, Read Morgan
Roles Dr. Otto Lindsay
Rating34% 1.721671.721671.721671.721671.72167
Young Richard Lindsay (Arnold Lessing) has given up his career in science in favor of his newfound passion, surfing on the Santa Monica beachfront near his father and stepmother's house, where he lives. This is to the great displeasure of his father, the noted oceanographer Dr. Otto Lindsay (Jon Hall), who is married to the younger Vicky (Sue Casey), who is dissatisfied with Otto's relative lack of devotion to her. Also living with the Lindsays is Richard's sculptor buddy Mark (Walker Edmiston), who walks with a limp as a result of an auto accident Richard had earlier.
Forbidden Island, 1h6
Directed by Charles B. Griffith
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Underwater action films
Actors Jon Hall, Jonathan Haze, John Farrow
Roles Dave Courtney
Rating66% 3.341693.341693.341693.341693.34169
A freelance frogman (Jon Hall) is hired by a psychotic treasure hunter to recover an emerald that went down in a shipwreck.
Thunder in the Sun, 1h20
Directed by Russell Rouse
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Historical, Western
Actors Susan Hayward, Jeff Chandler, Jacques Bergerac, Carl Esmond, Blanche Yurka, Fortunio Bonanova
Roles Danielle
Rating55% 2.7588552.7588552.7588552.7588552.758855
The film shows a family of French Basque immigrants pioneering into the Wild West while carrying their ancestral vines. Hard drinking trail driver Lon Bennett is hired to lead them and he falls for the spirited Gabrielle Dauphin.
Hell Ship Mutiny
Directed by Elmo Williams
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Jon Hall, John Carradine, Peter Lorre, Mike Mazurki, Charles Mauu, Stanley Adams
Roles Capt. Jim Knight
Rating50% 2.500442.500442.500442.500442.50044
Captain Jim Knight, and his crew Roxy, Tula and a chimp named Salty sail the South Seas in search of adventure. They discover a criminal gang has taken over a small island forcing the native pearl divers to dive beyond safe limits.
Brave Warrior, 1h13
Directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet
Origin USA
Genres Western
Themes Political films
Actors Jon Hall, Jay Silverheels, Michael Ansara, Harry Cording, James Seay, George Eldredge
Roles Steve Ruddell
Rating48% 2.439082.439082.439082.439082.43908
1812, dans l'Indiana, un conflit oppose les États-Unis et la Grande-Bretagne. Les deux pays se battent pour obtenir le soutien des Shawnee menés par leur chef Tecumseh et ainsi se ménager le plus grand territoire possible. Tecumseh est un artisan de la paix et pro-américain car les États-Unis lui livrent des vivres. Le frère de Tecumseh, dit le Prophète, veut mener son peuple à la guerre et défie son frère qui le bat. Du coup le Prophète et ses hommes quittent le village et décident d'attaquer la tribu du Chef Litttle Cloud, lui aussi un pacifiste...
The Prince Of Thieves, 1h12
Directed by Howard Bretherton
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure
Actors Jon Hall, Patricia Morison, Adele Jergens, Alan Mowbray, H. B. Warner, Lowell Gilmore
Roles Robin Hood
Rating53% 2.6795752.6795752.6795752.6795752.679575
Messire Allan Claire de retour des croisades où il a côtoyé le Roi Richard est sur le point d'épouser Lady Christabel. Alors qu'il traverse la Forêt de Sherwood avec sa soeur Lady Marian, il est attaqué par Robin des Bois et ses compagnons. Ce dernier reconnaît le noble seigneur et décide de l'aider à délivrer Lady Christabel. En effet, pour des raisons politiques, elle est promise à un autre seigneur avide de pouvoir et de la fortune du père de Christabel.
The Prince Of Thieves, 1h11
Directed by Howard Bretherton
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure
Actors Jon Hall, Patricia Morison, Adele Jergens, Alan Mowbray, H. B. Warner, Robin Raymond
Roles Robin Hood
Rating53% 2.6795752.6795752.6795752.6795752.679575
After fighting in the Crusades alongside Richard I of England Sir Allan Claire is returning home to marry his betrothed Lady Christable. Accompanied by his sister Lady Marian Claire, the two are intercepted by Robin Hood and his band of Merrie Men. Recognising a friend of King Richard, Robin informs them that Lady Christabel is to be married to another against her will in the interest of politics and her father's fortune. The three team up to rescue the fair lady.
The Vigilantes Return, 1h7
Directed by Ray Taylor
Origin USA
Genres Action, Musical, Western
Actors Jon Hall, Margaret Lindsay, Andy Devine, Jack Lambert, Jonathan Hale, Robert Wilcox
Roles Marshal Johnnie Taggart
Rating57% 2.86842.86842.86842.86842.8684
Marshal Johnnie Taggart, posing as an outlaw named "Ace" Braddock, comes to Bannack, Montana to restore law and order. But he is recognized by Kitty, co-owner with Clay Curtwright, of the infamous Bull Whip saloon. But "bad-girl" Kitty keeps her mouth shut. When Johnnie's pal Andy reports a stage holdup, Curtwright's henchman, Ben Borden, talks the sheriff and Judge Holden into suspecting Johnnie. Johnnie reveals himself to Judge Holden as a government marshal, and the judge voices his opinion that Curtwright is the leader of the road agents, but voices it in the presence of his granddaughter, Louise Holden. The Judge doesn't know that Louise is in love with Curtwright, and she tips him off as to Johnnie's real identity. Curtwright frames Johnnie for a murder and arranges for the crooked sheriff to promote a lynching and Andy and Kitty help Johnnie escape jail. Johnnie rounds up vigilantes and heads for a showdown at the Bull Whip saloon.
Last of the Redmen, 1h19
Directed by George Sherman
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Western
Themes Political films
Actors Jon Hall, Michael O'Shea, Buster Crabbe, Evelyn Ankers, Julie Bishop, Rick Vallin
Roles Major Heywood
Rating52% 2.63152.63152.63152.63152.6315
During the French and Indian War in 1757, the family of Colonel Munro, daughters Alice and Cora and son Davy come from England to visit their father who is commanding Fort William Henry in the American colonies. The French are masters of the military intelligence situation as they have their loyal Indian allies masquerading as scouts for the English and are able to interecept and kill all runners from the British outposts.
Sudan (1945)

Directed by John Rawlins
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors María Montez, Jon Hall, Turhan Bey, Andy Devine, George Zucco, Robert Warwick
Roles Merab
Rating61% 3.0501353.0501353.0501353.0501353.050135
Young, lovely Naila becomes queen of the ancient Egyptian kingdom of Khemis when her father is killed in a slave revolt. Continuing her penchant for going incognito among the people, she seeks out rebel leader Herua. But through palace treachery, she herself is captured and enslaved. After various adventures, she finds herself rescued by (and attracted to) the very rebel she was seeking. Will gratitude or revenge win out? Gorgeous scenery and costumes.
Lady in the Dark, 1h40
Directed by Mitchell Leisen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Warner Baxter, Jon Hall, Barry Sullivan, Mischa Auer
Roles Randy Curtis
Rating58% 2.9476752.9476752.9476752.9476752.947675
Life has become a series of headaches and bad dreams for Liza Elliott, the successful editor-in-chief of Allure fashion magazine. She is being romanced by publisher Kendall Nesbitt, but he is married and slow in obtaining a divorce. And her second-in-command, Charley Johnson, is a cut-up who drives her so crazy with his jokes, Liza ends up seeing him in her craziest dreams at night.
Cobra Woman, 1h11
Directed by Robert Siodmak, Ray Taylor, Mack V. Wright
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about families
Actors María Montez, Jon Hall, Sabu, Edgar Barrier, Mary Nash, Lon Chaney, Jr.
Roles Ramu
Rating56% 2.8491052.8491052.8491052.8491052.849105
Un conteur se lance dans l'histoire étrange de l'île de Cobra. Alors qu'elle s'apprête à célébrer ses noces avec Ramu, une belle indigène, Tolea, est enlevée par un esclave muet, dépêché depuis l'île de Cobra par une grande-prêtresse sanguinaire, Naja. Naja est par ailleurs la sœur jumelle de Tolea. Ramu ne se le tient pas pour dit. En compagnie du jeune Kado et d'un chimpanzé, il s'embarque pour l'île maléfique avant que sa cruelle grande-prêtresse n'ait jetée Tolea dans le volcan où ont déjà péri tant de victimes...
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, 1h27
Directed by Arthur Lubin
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Children's films
Actors Jon Hall, María Montez, Leif Erickson, Kurt Katch, Turhan Bey, Andy Devine
Roles Ali Baba
Rating62% 3.1476753.1476753.1476753.1476753.147675
The story begins right after the successful Mongolian conquest of Bagdad by Hulagu Khan (Kurt Katch). The caliph Hassan (Moroni Olsen) has escaped captivity, together with his young son Ali (Scotty Beckett), and prepares to regroup the renmants of his troops. While staying at the mansion of Prince Cassim (Frank Puglia), Ali and Cassim's daughter Amara (Yvette Duguay), fearing that they will not see each other again, betroth themselves via blood-bond.