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Hugh Allan (actor)

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Hugh Allan
Allan Abram Hughes

(1903-11-05)November 5, 1903
DiedFebruary 12, 1997(1997-02-12) (aged 93)
Resting placeMemorial Park Cemetery, Memphis

Hugh Allan (born Allan Abram Hughes; November 5, 1903 - February 12, 1997)[citation needed] was an American actor. He had several lead roles. He was born Allan Abram Hughes in Oakland, California.[1]

Allan married Lou Williamson. He died in Memphis in 1997. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis.[citation needed]

A reviewer describing The Fire Detective wrote that he makes a personable hero.[2]

His role in Wild Beauty was described as being carried out ably but not with a lot of charisma.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
1925 What Fools Men Burns
1925 Transients in Arcadia Jimmy Harrington Short
1926 The Block Signal Jack Milford [3]
1926 Home Sweet Home
1927 Birds of Prey Hamilton Smith Jr
1927 What Happened to Father? Tommy Dawson
1927 The Cruel Truth Reggie Copeley
1927 Wild Beauty Stuart Haldane [4]
1927 Good Time Charley John Hartwell Jr
1927 Dress Parade Bill Moran [4]
1928 Beware of Married Men Ralph
1928 Hold 'Em Yale Jack Bradbury
1928 Plastered in Paris Hugh
1928 Annapolis Herbert
1928 Object: Alimony Jimmy Rutledge
1928 The Tiger's Shadow Larry Trent
1929 The Voice of the Storm Tom Powers
1929 Sin Town 'Silk' Merrick
1929 The Fire Detective Capt. Jeff Tarrant [5]
1930 A Royal Flush Short, (final film role)


  1. ^ Ankerich, Michael G. (December 14, 2011). "The Sound of Silence: Conversations with 16 Film and Stage Personalities Who Bridged the Gap Between Silents and Talkies". McFarland.
  2. ^ a b Reid, John Howard (August 1, 2011). "Silent Movies & Early Sound Films on DVD: New Expanded Edition". – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Katchmer, George A. (May 20, 2015). "A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses". McFarland – via Google Books.
  4. ^ a b Reid, John Howard (June 26, 2008). "Silent Films & Early Talkies on DVD: A Classic Movie Fan's Guide". – via Google Books.
  5. ^ Wlaschin, Ken (May 1, 2009). "Silent Mystery and Detective Movies: A Comprehensive Filmography". McFarland – via Google Books.
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