Paul Malvern

Paul Malvern (June 28, 1902 – May 29, 1993) was a film producer, child actor, and stuntman in the United States. He produced more than 100 films.[1][2]

Paul Malvern
Born(1902-06-28)June 28, 1902
DiedMay 29, 1993(1993-05-29) (aged 90)
Resting placeHollywood Forever Cemetery
  • Stuntman
  • producer
  • actor
Jean Huntley
(m. 1932; died 1979)

He began his career as a child acrobat. He later worked as a stuntman before transitioning to an assistant director role.

Some of his productions were westerns released by Monogram Pictures under Malvern's Lonestar Productions moniker.[3] He produced many early Western films with John Wayne in them.[1]

He married actress Jean Huntley.

As a child, he was an acrobatic performer, Malvern worked as a stuntman and later a film producer, producing several John Wayne features, and later numerous films for Universal Pictures.


Malvern was born June 28, 1902 in Portland, Oregon.[4] He began his career as a member of his family's acrobatic troupe, and performed in vaudeville beginning at age four, when he was touted as "the greatest child acrobat on the American stage."[5] His family's troupe toured internationally, performing as a featured act with the Ringling Brothers circus.[5]

Malvern's first major stunt appearance was doubling for Eileen Sedgwick in Beasts of Paradise (1923).[4] In 1928, Malvern suffered serious injuries in a 70 feet (21 m)-fall, and he retired from stunt performing, subsequently working as a producer for Universal Pictures and Monogram.[4] Malvern married his wife, Jean Huntley, in 1932, to whom he was married until her death in 1979.[6]


Malvern died May 29, 1993 in Hollywood, Los Angeles.[7][8] He is interred at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.[6]

Select filmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1924 The Thief of Bagdad Gigantic Bat Uncredited [9]
1927 Gun-Hand Garrison [10]
1928 Trail Riders [11]
1928 The Chinatown Mystery [12]
1929 Two Sisters N/A Producer
1934 The Star Packer N/A Producer [8]
1934 Tailspin Tommy N/A Producer [13]
1941 Sign of the Wolf N/A Producer [14]
1945 Sudan N/A Producer [8]
1945 House of Dracula N/A Producer [8]
1950 Rock Island Trail N/A Producer [8]
1980 Hazard of the Game Unknown role [8]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Paul Malvern Is Dead; Former Stunt Man, 91". The New York Times. Associated Press. June 4, 1993.
  2. ^ "Paul Malvern". Variety. Associated Press. June 3, 1993.
  3. ^ "Lone Star Productions (Monogram)". John Wayne Message Board (JWMB).
  4. ^ a b c Freese, Gene Scott (2014). Hollywood Stunt Performers, 1910s-1970s: A Biographical Dictionary (2nd ed.). Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland. ISBN 978-0-786-47643-5.
  5. ^ a b "Paul Malvern Is Dead; Former Stunt Man, 91". The New York Times. June 4, 1993. Archived from the original on January 17, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Stephens, E. J.; Stephens, Kim (2017). Legends of Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing. p. 38. ISBN 978-1-439-66142-0.
  7. ^ "Paul Malvern". Variety. June 3, 1993. Archived from the original on August 25, 2019.
  8. ^ a b c d e f "Paul Malvern". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on August 4, 2019.
  9. ^ Vance, Jeffrey; Maietta, Tony (2008). Douglas Fairbanks. Los Angeles, California: University of California Press. p. 169. ISBN 978-0-520-25667-5.
  10. ^ Katchmer, George A. (2015). A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland. p. 240. ISBN 978-1-476-60905-8.
  11. ^ Rainey, Buck (2004). The Strong, Silent Type: Over 100 Screen Cowboys, 1903-1930. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland. pp. 575–577. ISBN 978-0-786-41286-0.
  12. ^ McGowan, John J. (2005). J.P. McGowan: Biography of a Hollywood Pioneer. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland. p. 168. ISBN 978-0-786-41994-4.
  13. ^ "'Tailspin Tommy' Series Next Malvern Project". Los Angeles Times. December 11, 1938. p. 51 – via
  14. ^ "Grace Bradley in London Feature". Los Angeles Times. January 20, 1941. p. 22 – via

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