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Jonathan Hale as Mr. Dithers

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Elmer Pintar

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Apr 26, 2003, 3:28:27 PM4/26/03
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a shame the blondie movies are not even on VHS.

Elmer Pintar

James Neibaur

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Apr 26, 2003, 4:08:43 PM4/26/03
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in article 10641-3EA...@storefull-2276.public.lawson.webtv.net, Elmer
Pintar at Pin...@webtv.net wrote on 4/26/03 2:28 PM:

> a shame the blondie movies are not even on VHS.
>
> Elmer Pintar
>


I knew Arthur Lake. He told me that Jonathan Hale left the post as Dithers
over a money squabble. He didn't like being typecast, and found little work
after. He committed suicide in 1966.

Lake thought Jerome Cowan, who replaced Hale, was not believable enough. He
felt Hale's leaving the act was a real blow to the series.

I always rather liked Cowan (as Radcliffe) but also enjoyed Hale.

JN

Elmer Pintar

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Apr 26, 2003, 5:17:50 PM4/26/03
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Very powerful post. I am sorry about what happened to Jonathan Hale.. I
am honored to post to someone who knew Arthur Lake.

"Hahh"???

Elmer Pintar

Elmer Pintar

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Apr 26, 2003, 5:22:39 PM4/26/03
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hale was on the george reeves supeman also you knwo

Elmer Pintar

James Neibaur

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Apr 26, 2003, 5:58:26 PM4/26/03
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in article 1101-3EA...@storefull-2271.public.lawson.webtv.net, Elmer
Pintar at Pin...@webtv.net wrote on 4/26/03 4:22 PM:

> hale was on the george reeves supeman also you knwo


He had small roles on occasion. I think he was in one of the three episodes
that George directed.

JN

Hal Erickson

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Apr 26, 2003, 9:19:33 PM4/26/03
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James Neibaur <jnei...@wi.rr.com> wrote:

>in article 10641-3EA...@storefull-2276.public.lawson.webtv.net, Elmer
>Pintar at Pin...@webtv.net wrote on 4/26/03 2:28 PM:
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>> a shame the blondie movies are not even on VHS.
>>
>> Elmer Pintar

All 28 of them are on VHS...at least they're still being advertised by
Movies Unlimited.

--Hal E

Hal Erickson

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Apr 26, 2003, 9:24:40 PM4/26/03
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James Neibaur <jnei...@wi.rr.com> wrote:

Didn't Hale have a drinking problem, or am I thinking of someone else?

BTW, you can spot Hale in Hitchcock's STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, in one
interior long-shot as Robert Walker's much-despised father.

And as Jim undoubtedly knows, he's the "Governor" who shares two
scenes with Roy Rogers in the marvelous SON OF PALEFACE (though he
doesn't get any billing).

--Hal E

Elmer Pintar

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Apr 26, 2003, 9:53:38 PM4/26/03
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he DIDN'T DRINK ENOUGH.......

Elmer Pintar

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