Ben Hall

Biography

American actor Ben Hall trafficked in adolescent and juvenile roles from his 1928 film debut in Harold Teen onward. Frequently cast in bucolic roles, Hall was seen as Goofy in Fritz Lang's Fury (1935) and as heroine Anne Shirley's dim-witted brother in John Ford's Steamboat Round the Bend (1935). Even when playing a Gallic character in Algiers (1938), Hall was still essentially the country bumpkin. One of Ben Hall's last film credits was Ford's My Darling Clementine (1946), in which he was briefly seen as a tremulous barber. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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