Paul Fix

Paul Fix


Also Known As
Paul Peter Morrison
Birth Place
Dobbs Ferry, New York, USA
March 13, 1901
October 14, 1983


Prolific, gentle-mannered, wry-faced character player in films from the early 1920s usually as lawmen, gangsters and taxi-drivers. Fix often appeared in Westerns and co-starred as the sheriff on TV's "The Rifleman" (1958-63)....

Photos & Videos

The Bad Seed - Lobby Card Set
To Kill a Mockingbird - Lobby Card Set
Night of the Lepus - Pressbook

Family & Companions

Beverly Fix
Born in 1923; died in 1979.


Prolific, gentle-mannered, wry-faced character player in films from the early 1920s usually as lawmen, gangsters and taxi-drivers. Fix often appeared in Westerns and co-starred as the sheriff on TV's "The Rifleman" (1958-63).



Director (Feature Film)

A Lady Takes a Chance (1943)
Dialogue Director
Pittsburgh (1942)
Dialogue Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Wanda Nevada (1979)
Texas Curly
Just Me and You (1978)
Grayeagle (1978)
Running Wolf
The City (1977)
Jed Haynes
Guilty or Innocent: The Sam Sheppard Murder Case (1975)
Set This Town on Fire (1973)
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
Cahill, U.S. Marshal (1973)
Night of the Lepus (1972)
Sheriff Cody
something big (1971)
Chief Yellow Sun
Dirty Dingus Magee (1970)
Chief Crazy Blanket
Zabriskie Point (1970)
Cafe owner
Young Billy Young (1969)
The Undefeated (1969)
Gen. Joe Masters
Day of the Evil Gun (1968)
Sheriff Kelso
The Ballad of Josie (1968)
Alpheus Minick
El Dorado (1967)
Doc Miller
Welcome to Hard Times (1967)
Major Munn
Nevada Smith (1966)
Sheriff Bonnell
Incident at Phantom Hill (1966)
General Hood
An Eye for an Eye (1966)
Ride Beyond Vengeance (1966)
Shenandoah (1965)
Dr. Witherspoon
The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
Sheriff Billy Wilson
Baby the Rain Must Fall (1965)
Judge Ewing
The Outrage (1964)
Mail Order Bride (1964)
Jess Linley
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Judge Taylor
Guns, Girls and Gangsters (1958)
Lou Largo
The Notorious Mr. Monks (1958)
Ben Monks
Lafayette Escadrille (1958)
U. S. general
The Devil's Hairpin (1957)
Doc Addams
Man in the Shadow (1957)
Herb Parker
Jet Pilot (1957)
Maj. Rexford
Night Passage (1957)
Mr. Feeney
Stagecoach to Fury (1956)
Tim O'Connors
Giant (1956)
Dr. Horace Lynnton
Star in the Dust (1956)
Mike ["Mac"] MacNamara
The Bad Seed (1956)
Richard Bravo
Toward the Unknown (1956)
Lt. Gen. Bryan Shelby
Santiago (1956)
Man in the Vault (1956)
Top of the World (1955)
Maj. George French
Blood Alley (1955)
Mr. Tso
The Sea Chase (1955)
Max Heinz
Hondo (1954)
Maj. Sherry
Johnny Guitar (1954)
The High and the Mighty (1954)
Frank Briscoe
Devil's Canyon (1953)
Gatling guard
Fair Wind to Java (1953)
Ride the Man Down (1953)
Ray Cavanaugh
Island in the Sky (1953)
Star of Texas (1953)
Luke Andrews
What Price Glory (1952)
Denver & Rio Grande (1952)
Engineer Monyhan
Bullfighter and the Lady (1951)
Joseph Jamison
The Great Missouri Raid (1951)
Sgt. Brill
Warpath (1951)
Private Fiore
California Passage (1950)
Surrender (1950)
The Fighting Kentuckian (1949)
Beau Merritt
Fighting Man of the Plains (1949)
Force of Evil (1949)
Hellfire (1949)
Dusty Stoner
Red River (1948)
Teeler Yacey
Angel in Exile (1948)
Carl Spitz
Wake of the Red Witch (1948)
Antonio "Ripper" Arrezo
The Plunderers (1948)
Tycoon (1947)
Angel and the Badman (1947)
Mouse Marr
Grissly's Millions (1945)
Lewis Bentley
Back to Bataan (1945)
Bendle Jackson
Dakota (1945)
Flame of Barbary Coast (1945)
Calico Jim
The Fighting Seabees (1944)
Ding Jacobs
Tall in the Saddle (1944)
Bob Clews
Bombardier (1943)
Big man
In Old Oklahoma (1943)
The Cherokee Kid
Captive Wild Woman (1943)
Hitler--Dead or Alive (1943)
Joe "The Book" Conway
Unknown Guest (1943)
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1943)
Petticoat Larceny (1943)
Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant (1942)
That Other Woman (1942)
Tough guy
Youth on Parade (1942)
Nick Cramer
Kid Glove Killer (1942)
Allison Stacy
Mug Town (1942)
Alias Boston Blackie (1942)
Steve Caveroni
Jail House Blues (1942)
[Rusty] Danny
Pittsburgh (1942)
Mine operator
Escape from Crime (1942)
Dude Merrill
Highways by Night (1942)
South of Santa Fe (1942)
Joe Keenan
Sleepytime Gal (1942)
Johnny Gatto
Roar of the Press (1941)
Sparrow McGraun
Down Mexico Way (1941)
Citadel of Crime (1941)
Nick Gerro
Public Enemies (1941)
Scats Masters
A Missouri Outlaw (1941)
Mark Roberts
Hold That Ghost (1941)
Unfinished Business (1941)
Mob Town (1941)
Monk Bangor
Virginia City (1940)
Murrell's henchman
Trail of the Vigilantes (1940)
Outside the 3-Mile Limit (1940)
Bill Swanson
The Great Plane Robbery (1940)
Eddie Lindo
Black Friday (1940)
[William] Kane
The Fargo Kid (1940)
Deuce Mallory
Dr. Cyclops (1940)
Dr. Mendoza
Glamour for Sale (1940)
Louis Manell
Triple Justice (1940)
Black Diamonds (1940)
The Crooked Road (1940)
Nick Romero
Strange Cargo (1940)
Queen of the Mob (1940)
A man
The Ghost Breakers (1940)
Frenchy Duval
Disbarred (1939)
Bomb thrower
They All Come Out (1939)
News Is Made at Night (1939)
Joe Luddy
Mutiny on the Blackhawk (1939)
Heritage of the Desert (1939)
Chick Chance
The Girl and the Gambler (1939)
Star Reporter (1939)
Code of the Streets (1939)
Tommy Shay
Those High Grey Walls (1939)
Behind Prison Gates (1939)
Petey Ryan
The Buccaneer (1938)
Dying pirate
Smashing the Rackets (1938)
Crime Takes a Holiday (1938)
The Night Hawk (1938)
Penitentiary (1938)
When G-Men Step In (1938)
Clip Phillips
Crime Ring (1938)
Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938)
Daughter of Shanghai (1938)
Secrets of a Nurse (1938)
King of Alcatraz (1938)
"Nails" Miller
Walking Down Broadway (1938)
Man in Baccarat Club bar
The Crowd Roars (1938)
Joe, warehouse bodyguard
Big City (1937)
Night watchman
Conquest (1937)
Dump soldier
King of Gamblers (1937)
Mannequin (1937)
Smooth Hanrahan
On Such a Night (1937)
Maxie Barnes
Border Cafe (1937)
The Game That Kills (1937)
Dick Adams
Woman in Distress (1937)
Joe Emery
Paid to Dance (1937)
Souls at Sea (1937)
Hot Water (1937)
Armored Car (1937)
It Can't Last Forever (1937)
Her Husband Lies (1937)
"Lefty" Harkis
Charlie Chan at the Race Track (1936)
Navy Born (1936)
Joe Vezie
The Accusing Finger (1936)
John ["Twitchy"] Burke
Yellowstone (1936)
The Road to Glory (1936)
Bridge of Sighs (1936)
Straight from the Shoulder (1936)
"Trigger" Benson
The Plot Thickens (1936)
Phantom Patrol (1936)
Jojo Regan
The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)
David Herold
Wanted! Jane Turner (1936)
After the Thin Man (1936)
Two in a Crowd (1936)
Bonelli man
The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936)
Lou Pender
Winterset (1936)
15 Maiden Lane (1936)
36 Hours to Kill (1936)
Millions in the Air (1935)
Sunset Range (1935)
The Eagle's Brood (1935)
Bar 20 Rides Again (1935)
Valley of Wanted Men (1935)
Mike Masters
Mutiny Ahead (1935)
The Throwback (1935)
Spike Travis
The Crimson Trail (1935)
His Fighting Blood (1935)
Bulldog Courage (1935)
The Desert Trail (1935)
Miss Pacific Fleet (1935)
Don't Bet on Blondes (1935)
Men Without Names (1935)
The Kid
Let 'Em Have It (1935)
Living on Velvet (1935)
The World Accuses (1934)
John Weymouth
Rocky Rhodes (1934)
Joe Hilton
The Westerner (1934)
Flirtation Walk (1934)
Little Man, What Now? (1934)
The Mad Game (1933)
The Avenger (1933)
The Sphinx (1933)
Dave Werner
The Woman Who Dared (1933)
Somewhere in Sonora (1933)
Bart Leadly
The Important Witness (1933)
Zoo in Budapest (1933)
Gun Law (1933)
Tony Andrews
Devil's Mate (1933)
Emergency Call (1933)
Dr. Mason
Dancers in the Dark (1932)
South of the Rio Grande (1932)
The Last Mile (1932)
[Eddie] Werner--cell 8
The Racing Strain (1932)
King Kelly
Fargo Express (1932)
Morton Clark
Back Street (1932)
The Good Bad Girl (1931)
Three Girls Lost (1931)
Tony Halcomb
The Fighting Sheriff (1931)
Jack Smight
Ladies Love Brutes (1930)
Lucky Star (1929)
The First Kiss (1928)
Ezra Talbot

Writer (Feature Film)

Ring of Fear (1954)
Tall in the Saddle (1944)

Cast (Special)

The Indian (1959)
Micah Torrance (Guest)

Cast (Short)

Free Eats (1932)

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

The Rebels (1979)
Hanging by a Thread (1979)

Life Events


Co-starred as Marshal Micah Torrance on "The Rifleman"

Photo Collections

The Bad Seed - Lobby Card Set
Here is a set of Lobby Cards from The Bad Seed (1956), directed by Mervyn LeRoy. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
To Kill a Mockingbird - Lobby Card Set
Here is a set of lobby cards from Universal Pictures' To Kill a Mockingbird (1963), starring Gregory Peck. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
Night of the Lepus - Pressbook
Here is the original campaign book (pressbook) for Night of the Lepus (1972). Pressbooks were sent to exhibitors and theater owners to aid them in publicizing the film's run in their theater.


Movie Clip

Sea Chase, The (1953) -- (Movie Clip) No Daydreaming Moored off a South Pacific island to collect wood to fuel their way to Chile, German steamer officers Kirchner and Schmidt (Lyle Bettger, John Qualen) are interrupted by captain Ehrlich (John Wayne), who has special instructions regarding their sexy spy passenger (Lana Turner), who is in turn impressed by his consideration for old soldier Schmidt (Paul Fix), in The Sea Chase, 1955.
Kid Glove Killer, The (1942) -- (Movie Clip) Sorry I Had To Slug You Taking the investigation into their own hands, directed by Fred Zinnemann in his feature debut, pathologist McKay (Van Heflin) and assistant Jane (Marsha Hunt) try out their clues on suspects, chef Spyro (Leon Belasco) and crook Stacy (Paul Fix), in MGM’s Kid Glove Killer, 1942.
Zabriskie Point (1970) -- (Movie Clip) Potential Revolutionaries At a nameless California campus, director Michelangelo Antonioni drifts through a meeting of radicals, some emphasis on the score largely composed and performed by Pink Floyd, no particular story emerging, opening Zabriskie Point, 1970, camera by Tonino Guerra, and Sam Shepard among the screenwriters.
Zabriskie Point (1970) -- (Movie Clip) The Law Is For Peacetime Protagonist “Mark” Frechette, after friends were arrested at a campus uprising, visits an L-A gun shop, then director Michelangelo Antonioni visits an agency producing plenty weird ads, then G.D. Spradlin and a fellow professional discuss the news, in the deliberately disjointed Zabriskie Point, 1970.
Prisoner Of Shark Island, The (1936) -- (Movie Clip) Old Abe's All Right First scene for title character Warner Baxter as Marylander Dr. Samuel Mudd, Gloria Stuart his wife, both unaware that President Lincoln has been shot, and that their guests (Francis McDonald as John Wilkes Booth, Paul Fix his cohort) are culpable, early in John Ford’s The Prisoner Of Shark Island, 1936.
Blood Alley (1955) -- (Movie Clip) God's Footsteps Sprung from a "Red" Chinese prison and escorted by Big Han (Mike Mazurki), American ship captain Wilder (John Wayne) meets Tso (Paul Fix) and his liberator Cathy (Lauren Bacall), in Blood Alley, 1955, from director Andrew V. McLaglen.
Blood Alley (1955) -- (Movie Clip) Eat It, Comrade! Paused for boat repairs, Cathy (Lauren Bacall), herself a semi-captive of the Chinese authorities, warns Captain Tom (John Wayne) that members of a communist-sympathizing family may have poisoned the other refugees' food supply, in Blood Alley, 1955, directed by Andrew V. McLaglen.
Blood Alley (1955) -- (Movie Clip) One Man Plague Mapping an escape for refugees, still speaking to imaginary friend "Baby," former Chinese-captive boat captain Wilder (John Wayne) is alerted by aid worker Cathy (Lauren Bacall) of a raid by communist troops, then hidden by Tso (Paul Fix), in Blood Alley, 1955, directed by Andrew V. McLaglen.
Tall In The Saddle (1944) -- (Movie Clip) Had No Hide Hidden Out Boozy stage driver Dave (Gabby Hayes) brings the eastern ladies (Elisabeth Risdon, Audrey Long) and mysterious Rocklin (John Wayne) the the station where Stan (Walter Baldwin) is host and Bob and the Sheriff (Paul Fix, Emory Parnell) bring trouble, early in Tall In The Saddle, 1944.
Giant (1956) -- (Movie Clip) That Sure Is A Beautiful Animal Director George Stevens opens his treatment of Edna Ferber's novel, Texan Bick (Rock Hudson) collected in 1920's Maryland by horse breeder Lynnton (Paul Fix), as dazzled by daughter Leslie (Elizabeth Taylor) as the stallion he's come to buy, in Giant, 1956, with James Dean and Carroll Baker.
Ghost Breakers, The (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Keep It In The Can Thrifty heiress Mary (Paulette Goddard) wraps business with the guys (Paul Lukas, Pedro De Cordoba) overseeing her inheritance of a Cuban castle, then disrobes while radio gossip-monger Larry (Bob Hope) goes a little too far for gangster Frenchy (Paul Fix), early in The Ghost Breakers, 1940.
Red River (1948) -- (Movie Clip) You'd Have Shot Him Straight from the funeral of a hand killed in a stampede, Dunson (John Wayne) looks to punish the instigator (Ivan Parry), when his number two Matt (Montgomery Clift) intervenes, a key moment in Howard Hawks' Red River, 1948.


Red River - (Re-issue Trailer) A young cowhand rebels against his rancher stepfather during a perilous cattle drive in Red River (1948), directed by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne, Montgomery Clift and Joanne Dru.
Night of the Lepus - (Original Trailer) Death comes hippity-hopping down the bunny trail as giant rabbits unleash The Night of the Lepus (1972).
Flirtation Walk - (Original Trailer) 42nd Street stars Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler head a musical salute to West Point in Flirtation Walk (1934).
Fighting Kentuckian, The - (Re-issue Trailer) John Wayne and a Laurel-less Oliver Hardy battle landgrabbers in the American Frontier in The Fighting Kentuckian (1950).
El Dorado -- (Original Trailer) John Wayne and Robert Mitchum take on a corrupt cattle baron in Howard Hawks' El Dorado (1967).
Bullfighter and the Lady - (Original Trailer) An American (Robert Stack) takes up bullfighting to impress the ladies but learns to respect the sport in Budd Boetticher's Bullfighter and the Lady (1951).
Sea Chase, The - (Original Trailer) A German freighter captain (John Wayne) tries to elude the British in the early days of World War II in The Sea Chase (1955).
After the Thin Man - (Original Trailer) Married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles try to clear Nora's cousin of a murder charge in After the Thin Man (1936).
To Kill a Mockingbird - (Original Trailer) A young girl grows up fast when her lawyer father defends a black man accused of raping a white woman in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) starring Gregory Peck.
Cahill, United States Marshal - (Original Trailer) John Wayne stars as a tough lawman who has to bring in his own sons for train robbery in Cahill, U.S. Marshall (1973).
Giant - (Original Trailer) A Texas ranching family fights to survive changing times in Giant (1956) starring James Dean, Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor.
What Price Glory (1952) - (Black-and-white Trailer) A marine captain (James Cagney) and his top sergeant are assigned to take their company from a small village to the brutal reality of war in the trenches in John Ford's What Price Glory (1952).


Marilyn Fix
Married to actor Harry Carey Jr on August 12, 1944.


Beverly Fix
Born in 1923; died in 1979.