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Hall was featured in bookend segments for most episodes of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, including two which went unaired in the United States. Although this included bookends for the episodes "Chicago, April 1920" and Chicago, May 1920" as shown in some territories, new bookends with Harrison Ford were shot so the two segments could be edited together and aired on ABC as the TV movie Young Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the Blues. Similarly, Hall filmed bookends for "New York, June 1920" and "New York, July 1920," episodes which were edited together and aired as Young Indiana Jones and the Scandal of 1920 without bookends.
The Old Indy segments were filmed by a second unit crew under the direction of Carl Schultz, and Hall was required to wear makeup designed and applied by Bari Burman and Tom Burman for the role. His scenes, set in what was then the present day (1992/1993), were shot at Carolco Studios and on location in Wilmington, North Carolina. Hall offerred his own interpretation of the character at this point in his life: "He's heroic in the sense that he's past the age of caring whether people appreciate what he's saying or not. He's old enough to know that truisms are truisms and should be believed because they are true. He's a good storyteller and he makes people want to listen to him and learn from listening to him. And then they go off and learn something else and continue the process of learning."
Hall had no involvement in the later TV movies made for The Family Channel and his scenes were cut for the re-edited series The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, leaving it unclear whether the existence of Old Indy and the events of the bookends would still be considered part of the Indiana Jones canon by Lucasfilm.
Hall appeared in numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway productions over the course of several decades, beginning with Call Me Mister in 1946. His onscreen filmography is more limited, though he appeared in various films such as A Canterbury Tale, Johnny Be Good, Her Majesty Mrs Brown, and Big Daddy; while his additional television credits include the soap operas The Edge of Night, Ryan's Hope, and Loving, as well as a regular role in the period dramedy Remember WENN.
Appearances as Old IndyEdit
- Young Indiana Jones and the Curse of the Jackal
- "London, May 1916"
- "British East Africa, September 1909"
- "Verdun, September 1916"
- "German East Africa, December 1916"
- "Congo, January 1917"
- "Austria, March 1917"
- "Somme, Early August 1916"
- "Germany, Mid-August 1916"
- "Barcelona, May 1917"
- "Chicago, April 1920"
- "Chicago, May 1920"
- "Princeton, February 1916"
- "Petrograd, July 1917"
- "New York, June 1920"
- "New York, July 1920"
- "Vienna, November 1908"
- "Northern Italy, June 1918"
- "Ireland, April 1916"
- "Paris, September 1908"
- "Peking, March 1910"
- "Benares, January 1910"
- "Paris, October 1916"
- "Florence, May 1908"
- "Transylvania, January 1918"
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ Young Indiana Jones - Mystery of the Blues Bookends
- ↑ The Old Indiana Jones Chronicles - Part 6
- ↑ The Old Indiana Jones Chronicles - Part 7
- ↑ The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, On the Set and Behind the Scenes, p. 23
- ↑ The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, On the Set and Behind the Scenes, p. 24
- ↑ Old Indy Bookends - Young Indy Film Locations
- ↑ The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, On the Set and Behind the Scenes, p. 22