(aka Charles Locher, Lloyd Crane)
February 23, 1913 - December 13, 1979
Born Charles Hall Locher in Fresno, California, USA
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A Few Favorite Memories of Jon Hall
- As "Philip Nash" (billed as Charles Locher) in Charlie Chan in Shanghai (1935),
With Warner Oland and Keye Luke as Chan and son, Irene Hervey, Russell Hicks, Halliwell Hobbes, Lynn Bari,
Torben Meyer and Guy Usher.
- As "Frank Hobart," the dive manager (billed as Charles Locher), in the serial The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand (1936),
with Jack Mulhall (as detective Craig Kennedy), Rex Lease, Mae Busch, Ruth Mix, William Farnum, Robert Frazer,
Bryant Washburn, Franklyn Farnum, Henry Hall and Yakima Canutt.
- As the Tarzan-like jungle man "El Lion" (billed as Charles Loucher), showing off his physique in The Lion Man (1936),
co-starring, appropriately, Kathleen Burke ("Lota the Panther Woman" from Island of Lost Souls).
Based on a story by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
- As "Terangi", the island native who just can't stand to be locked up, in John Ford's impressive disaster drama The Hurrican (1937).
With Dorothy Lamour, Raymond Massey, Mary Astor, Thomas Mitchell, C. Aubrey Smith, John Carradine (as the sadistic prison warden), and
great special effects.
- As "Frank Raymond," grandson of the original Invisible Man, using the secret family recipe to fight the Axis in Invisible Agent (1942),
directed by Edwin L. Marin.
Great cast includes Ilona Massey, Peter Lorre (as the formidable Japanese Baron Ikito), Cedric Hardwicke (as Nazi Conrad Stauffer),
J. Edward Bromberg, Albert Bassermann, John Litel, Holmes Herbert, Keye Luke, Eddie Parker, Milburn Stone and Michael Visaroff.
Curt Siodmak screenplay (inspired by H.G. Wells), music by Hans J. Salter, special effects by John P. Fulton.
- As "Haroun-Al-Raschid" in Universal's fabulous fantasy Arabian Nights (1942), filmed in opulent Technicolor.
With Sabu, Maria Montez, Leif Erickson, Billy Gilbert, Edgar Barrier, Richard Lane, Turhan Bey, John Qualen, Shemp Howard,
'Wee Willie' Davis, Thomas Gomez, Adia Kuznetzoff, Harry Cording, Acquanetta and Elyse Knox.
- As the shark hunter "Kaloe" in White Savage Universal's island fantasy (1943), directed by Arthur Lubin.
With Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Sabu, Turhan Bey, Sidney Toler, Thomas Gomez, John Harmon and Minerva Urecal.
- As "Ali Baba," leading his gang of thieves to liberate Bagdad in Universal's Arabian fantasy / adventure Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944),
directed by Arthur Lubin.
With Maria Montez, Turhan Bey, Andy Devine, Kurt Katch (the excellent villain, Hulagu Khan), Frank Puglia, Ramsay Ames, Harry Cording,
Richard Alexander, 'Wee Willie' Davis, Rex Evans and Angelo Rossitto.
- As "Ramu," mystified by Maria Montez's twin beauties and snake worshippers in Universal's Pacific island fantasy / adventure Cobra Woman (1944),
directed by Robert Siodmak.
With Sabu, Edgar Barrier, Lois Collier, Samuel S. Hinds, Fritz Leiber, Eddie Parker, and Lon Chaney Jr. as "Hava."
- Coming back for more transparent mistreatment as the escaped fugitive "Robert Griffin," used as a guinea pig by mad doctor John Carradine, in
Universal's The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944)
with colorful support from Leon Errol, Alan Curtis, Evelyn Ankers, Gale Sondergaard, Lester Matthews, Halliwell Hobbes, Leyland Hodgson,
Doris Lloyd, Ian Wolfe, Billy Bevan, Cyril Delevanti, Olaf Hytten and Skelton Knaggs.
- As "Michael" in Universal's Gypsy Wildcat (1944), directed by Roy William Neill, and starring
Maria Montez, Peter Coe, Nigel Bruce, Leo Carrillo, Gale Sondergaard, Douglass Dumbrille and Harry Cording.
Screenplay by hardboiled James M. Cain!
- As "Merab" in Universal's Sudan (1945), with
Maria Montez, Turhan Bey, Andy Devine, George Zucco, Robert Warwick, Harry Cording and Tor Johnson!
- As "Robin Hood" in The Prince of Thieves (1948),
with Patricia Morison, Adele Jergens, Alan Mowbray, H.B. Warner, Walter Sande and I. Stanford Jolley.
- As "Steve" in Zamba (1949), the story of a boy raised by a gorilla, with June Vincent, Jane Nigh, young Beau Bridges,
George O'Hanlon, Harry Lauter, Darby Jones, and Ray Corrigan as the Zamba the gorilla.
- As White medicine man "Dr. Tom Reynolds," called "Ramar," in the long-running syndicated TV series Ramar of the Jungle (1952-1954),
with regular support from Ray Montgomery, Nick Stewart, Ludwig Stössel and Woody Strode.
- As executive producer and star (playing "Captain Jim Knight") of Hell Ship Mutiny (1957), with Peter Lorre, Roberta Haynes, John Carradine,
Mike Mazurki and Peter Coe.
- As director, cinematographer, and star (playing "Dr. Otto Lindsay") of the low-budget but enjoyable The Beach Girls and the Monster (1965).
- As special photographic effects technician and (uncredited) co-director of The Navy vs. the Night Monsters (1966),
starring Mamie Van Doren, Anthony Eisley and Billy Gray.
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