the 230 FILMS of PAUL FIX (1901 - 1983)

by milam_ogden | created - 14 Oct 2015 | updated - 15 Oct 2015 | Public

God was sad this Thursday (10/14) when Paul Fix passed away after a 54 year career in film and TV.

He was a versatile actor appearing in a variety of genres: Crime/Film Noir & mystery(94); westerns(75); dramas(137), romances(71) and comedies(43).

The IMDb rating averages are listed below for Paul Fix:

Mean = 6.2 Median = 6.2 Mode = 6.1, 6.3 (15)

Highest rated movie (8.4) - To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Lowest rated movie (3.3) - The Racing Strain (1932)

Paul is best remembered for his portrayal as Marshal Micah Torrance on the hit TV western - The Rifleman (1958 - 1963).

The vast majority of his film appearances (87%) occur between 1930 and 1959.

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1. The Perfect Clown (1925)

55 min | Comedy

A clerk is given $10,000 to deposit at the bank, but the bank is closed for the night so he tries to get to the bank president's house with the money.

Director: Fred C. Newmeyer | Stars: Larry Semon, Kate Price, Dorothy Dwan, Joan Meredith

Votes: 35

3. The First Kiss (1928)

60 min | Romance

The story of a decadent family along Maryland's Chesapeake Bay.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Fay Wray, Gary Cooper, Lane Chandler, Leslie Fenton

Votes: 19

4. Lucky Star (1929)

100 min | Drama, Romance

Mary, a poor farm girl, meets Tim just as word comes that war has been declared. Tim enlists in the army and goes to the battlefields of Europe, where he is wounded and loses the use of his... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Paul Fix

Votes: 1,079

6. Man Trouble (1930)

Passed | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Music

A hard-boiled nightclub owner saves a beautiful young girl from drowning. He promptly falls in love with her, but she prefers a younger, more-genteel lover.

Director: Berthold Viertel | Stars: Milton Sills, Dorothy Mackaill, Kenneth MacKenna, Sharon Lynn

Votes: 8

7. The Avenger (1931)

Passed | 72 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Goss, Mason, and Kelly force Joaquin Murieta to watch as they hang his brother Juan for a crime he did not commit. To exact his revenge on the three, Joaquin becomes the notorious Black Shadow.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Buck Jones, Dorothy Revier, Otto Hoffman, Sidney Bracey

Votes: 38

8. Doctors' Wives (1931)

80 min | Drama

When Dr. Penning, a famed doctor, takes a wife, some of her women patients don't get discouraged, and his wife will have to face what being a doctor's wife supposes.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Warner Baxter, Joan Bennett, Victor Varconi, Cecilia Loftus

Votes: 29

9. Three Girls Lost (1931)

80 min | Drama

Architect Gordon Wales finds fellow apartment house resident Joan Marsh locked out and flirts with her. When she is murdered evidence points to him. He and Joan's roommate Noreen become ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Loretta Young, Lew Cody, John Wayne, Joan Marsh

Votes: 51

10. The Fighting Sheriff (1931)

Passed | 67 min | Romance, Western

A dying Jack makes Bob and Flash promise not to tell his sister that he was an outlaw. When Bob confronts Flash with his muffler found at the stage holdup, Flash tells Mary that Bob killed ... See full summary »

Director: Louis King | Stars: Buck Jones, Loretta Sayers, Robert Ellis, Harlan Knight

Votes: 21

11. The Good Bad Girl (1931)

Passed | 67 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Marcia Cameron (Mae Clark), a gangster's moll, quits her racketeering boyfriend Dapper Dan Tyler (Robert Ellis) for a respectable rich man, Bob Henderson (Jmaes Hall), but after giving ... See full summary »

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Mae Clarke, James Hall, Marie Prevost, Robert Ellis

Votes: 72

13. Bad Girl (1931)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

A man and woman, skeptical about romance, nonetheless fall in love and are wed, but their lack of confidence in the opposite sex haunts their marriage.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: James Dunn, Sally Eilers, Minna Gombell, Frank Austin

Votes: 962

15. South of the Rio Grande (1932)

61 min | Western

After being duped by Consuello into losing the family fortune, Carlos' brother Juan commits suicide. When Carlos next meets Consuello, she is the bride to be of his friend Ramon and this means more trouble.

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Buck Jones, Mona Maris, Philo McCullough, Doris Hill

Votes: 37

16. Dancers in the Dark (1932)

Passed | 74 min | Drama

A bandleader tries to romance a dancer by sending her boyfriend, a musician, out of town. However, things get complicated when he finds out that a gangster has designs on her too.

Director: David Burton | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Jack Oakie, William Collier Jr., Eugene Pallette

Votes: 90

17. Scarface (1932)

PG | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An ambitious and nearly insane violent gangster climbs the ladder of success in the mob, but his weaknesses prove to be his downfall.

Directors: Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson | Stars: Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley, Osgood Perkins

Votes: 23,344

18. The Last Mile (1932)

Passed | 75 min | Crime, Drama

An innocent man sentenced to death gets caught up in a prison riot.

Director: Samuel Bischoff | Stars: Howard Phillips, Preston Foster, George E. Stone, Noel Madison

Votes: 307

19. Back Street (1932)

Passed | 93 min | Drama, Romance

A woman's love for and devotion to a married man results in her being relegated to the "back streets" of his life.

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Irene Dunne, John Boles, June Clyde, George Meeker

Votes: 478

20. Life Begins (1932)

Passed | 71 min | Drama

At a maternity hospital, future fathers pace the corridors while their wives wait for their babies either anxiously or happily. Efficient and compassionate nurse Miss Bowers keeps the ward ... See full summary »

Directors: James Flood, Elliott Nugent | Stars: Loretta Young, Eric Linden, Aline MacMahon, Glenda Farrell

Votes: 314

21. The Night of June 13 (1932)

Passed | 76 min | Mystery

Elna Curry, once a concert pianist, develops an unfounded jealousy of neighbor, Trudie Morrow. Elna who suffers from neurasthenia, believes that Trudie is having an affair with her husband,... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Roberts | Stars: Clive Brook, Frances Dee, Charles Ruggles, Gene Raymond

Votes: 55

22. The Racing Strain (1932)

Passed | 58 min | Drama, Sport

A race-car driver whose career is on the skids because of his drinking falls for a rich society girl. That motivates him to clean up his act and resume his career, but it may be too late for that.

Director: Jerome Storm | Stars: Wallace Reid Jr., J. Farrell MacDonald, Paul Fix, Phyllis Barrington

Votes: 16

lowest rated movie of Fix' career

23. Gun Law (1933)

Passed | 59 min | Western

As the Sonora Kid, Blackjack, and Tony Andrews are escaping from the Sheriff, Tony is mortally wounded. Arriving at the Andrews ranch, Tony's blind mother mistakes the Kid for her son. ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis D. Collins | Stars: Jack Hoxie, Betty Boyd, Mary Carr, Paul Fix

Votes: 16

24. The Woman Who Dared (1933)

60 min | Drama

A young woman inherits a textile plant, and finds that she's expected to pay protection money to gangsters who have their own men among the plant's employees.

Director: Millard Webb | Stars: Claudia Dell, Monroe Owsley, Lola Lane, Douglas Fowley

Votes: 8

25. Zoo in Budapest (1933)

Passed | 94 min | Drama, Romance

An orphan girl escapes her caregivers to be with a young man raised at the zoo whose only previous friends are the animals.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Loretta Young, Gene Raymond, O.P. Heggie, Wally Albright

Votes: 375

26. Emergency Call (1933)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An expose of the racketeering "accident victims" who extort millions of dollars annually from American automobile owners, insurance companies and property owners by staging fake accident ... See full summary »

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: William Boyd, Wynne Gibson, William Gargan, George E. Stone

Votes: 112

27. Somewhere in Sonora (1933)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

John Bishop discovers a plot to rob a silver mine belonging to his girlfriend Mary's father and, to foil the evildoers, he joins them.

Director: Mack V. Wright | Stars: John Wayne, Duke, Henry B. Walthall, Shirley Palmer

Votes: 325

28. The Sphinx (1933)

Passed | 64 min | Mystery

A man known to be a mute is suspected of committing a murder, as he was noticed at the scene. However, witnesses saw and heard him talking as he was leaving the scene of the crime. The ... See full summary »

Directors: Phil Rosen, Wilfred Lucas | Stars: Lionel Atwill, Sheila Terry, Theodore Newton, Paul Hurst

Votes: 310

29. The Important Witness (1933)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A freelance stenographer is hired for a job, but when she arrives at the address she was given, she finds that a murder has taken place there--and she is arrested for it.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Noel Francis, Don Dillaway, Dorothy Burgess, Noel Madison

Votes: 14

30. The Avenger (1933)

79 min | Drama

A disgraced former District Attorney plots his revenge on the members of a criminal gang who had him framed and sent to prison.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Ralph Forbes, Adrienne Ames, Arthur Vinton, Claude Gillingwater

Votes: 7

31. The Devil's Mate (1933)

68 min | Drama, Mystery

A convicted murderer has been sentenced to death in the electric chair. He decides to spill the name of the man who hired him, but just before he does he's killed by a poison dart. A police... See full summary »

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Peggy Shannon, Preston Foster, Ray Walker, Hobart Cavanaugh

Votes: 6

32. The Mad Game (1933)

73 min | Crime, Drama

Bootlegger Ed Carson is sent to prison. His old gang turns from liquor (now legal) to kidnapping. When they nab the son and daughter-in-law of the judge who sent Carson to prison, he is ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Claire Trevor, Ralph Morgan, Howard Lally

Votes: 32

33. Fargo Express (1933)

Passed | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When Mort loses his and Ken's money at poker, Goss gets him to rob the stage. He is captured, identified by his palomino horse. Ken tries to clear him by robbing a stage while riding a palomino, but he also gets caught.

Director: Alan James | Stars: Ken Maynard, Helen Mack, Roy Stewart, Paul Fix

Votes: 35

34. The Crosby Case (1934)

Passed | 60 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Former lovers get together to clear themselves when the police suspect them of murder.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Wynne Gibson, Onslow Stevens, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 42

35. Little Man, What Now? (1934)

Passed | 98 min | Drama

A young couple struggling against poverty must keep their marriage a secret in order for the husband to keep his job, as his boss doesn't like to hire married men.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, Douglass Montgomery, Alan Hale, Catherine Doucet

Votes: 412

36. The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)

Passed | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

After greedy men have Edmound Dantes unjustly imprisoned for 20 years for innocently delivering a letter entrusted to him, he escapes to get his revenge on them.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Robert Donat, Elissa Landi, Louis Calhern, Sidney Blackmer

Votes: 2,258

37. Rocky Rhodes (1934)

Approved | 64 min | Action, Adventure, Western

Rocky Rhodes returns to find his father dead and his best friend Joe accused of the murder. The culprit is Murtch who now lets Joe break jail and then has him shot escaping. When Rocky ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Raboch | Stars: Buck Jones, Sheila Terry, Stanley Fields, Walter Miller

Votes: 15

39. The Westerner (1934)

Approved | 58 min | Western

Tim Addison buys a ranch which is having cattle rustled. Tim suspects Wallace is the culprit, so Wallace frames Tim and has his stooge Sheriff arrest him. Escaping jail, Tim needs proof ... See full summary »

Director: David Selman | Stars: Tim McCoy, Marion Shilling, Joe Sawyer, Hooper Atchley

Votes: 37

40. Mutiny Ahead (1935)

Approved | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A wealthy playboy winds up getting himself involved with mobsters and a search for buried treasure.

Director: Thomas Atkins | Stars: Neil Hamilton, Kathleen Burke, Leon Ames, Reginald Barlow

Votes: 22

41. The Crimson Trail (1935)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

A ranch owner mistakenly believes that a neighboring rancher is involved with cattle thieves.

Director: Alfred Raboch | Stars: Buck Jones, Polly Ann Young, Ward Bond, John Bleifer

Votes: 30

42. Reckless (1935)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

Wealthy Bob Harrison buys all the seats in the theatre to watch Mona Leslie's musical by himself. He loves her, her agent Ned Riley loves her. Conflict ensues.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Jean Harlow, William Powell, Franchot Tone, May Robson

Votes: 945

43. The Desert Trail (1935)

Approved | 54 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Rodeo star John Scott and his gambler friend Kansas Charlie are wrongly accused of armed robbery. They leave town as fast as they can to go looking for their own suspects in Poker City.

Director: Lewis D. Collins | Stars: John Wayne, Mary Kornman, Paul Fix, Eddy Chandler

Votes: 763

44. Let 'em Have It (1935)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama

Young Federal gang-busters in action, with pauses for romance.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Richard Arlen, Virginia Bruce, Alice Brady, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 151

45. Men Without Names (1935)

Approved | 66 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A story about the U. S. Department of Justice and its agents that begins with a daring mail-truck robbery by a ruthless gang that flees to the western United States after the robbery. When ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Madge Evans, David Holt, Lynne Overman

Votes: 30

46. Don't Bet on Blondes (1935)

Passed | 59 min | Comedy, Romance

An insurance agent falls for a client's daughter after writing a policy guaranteeing her single status.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Warren William, Claire Dodd, Guy Kibbee, William Gargan

Votes: 274

47. His Fighting Blood (1935)

Passed | 57 min | Western

A cowboy's brother falls in with a gang of thieves; when he tries to get his brother out of the gang, the gang orders his death--and tells his brother to kill him.

Director: John English | Stars: Kermit Maynard, Polly Ann Young, Paul Fix, Ben Hendricks Jr.

Votes: 10

48. The Throwback (1935)

Approved | 61 min | Western

When Buck is young his cattle stealing father is killed. Now grown Buck returns home still carrying the burden of his father's reputation. When he is framed for rustling, he finds an object... See full summary »

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Buck Jones, Muriel Evans, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Bryant Washburn

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