April 22, 1894 - February 2, 1946
Born in Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
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A Few Favorite Memories of Rondo Hatton
- Very young, as the saloon proprietor in Hell Harbor (1930), directed by Henry King.
Starring Lupe Velez, Jean Hersholt, John Holland, Gibson Gowland, Harry Allen and Al St. John.
- As the first "ugliest man" contender in the King of Fools contest in the classic sound version of
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939).
Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, and directed by William Dieterle.
Starring (all magnificent) Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara and Cedric Hardwicke,
with superb support from Thomas Mitchell, Edmond O'Brien, Alan Marshal, Walter Hampden, Harry Davenport, Katharine Alexander,
George Zucco, Fritz Leiber, Etienne Girardot, Helene Whitney, Minna Gombell, Arthur Hohl, Curt Bois, George Tobias,
Rod La Rocque, Spencer Charters, Sig Arno, Alexander Granach, Charles Halton, Otto Hoffman, Cy Kendall, Victor Kilian,
Elmo Lincoln and Nestor Paiva.
- In a small part in a great film, as "Gabe Hart," one of the lynch mob in the harrowing western
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943), based on the novel by Walter Van Tilburg Clark, and directed by William A. Wellman.
Starring Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Anthony Quinn, Francis Ford, Harry Morgan, Wiliam Eythe and Frank Conroy, with
swinging support from Mary Beth Hughes, Jane Darwell, Matt Briggs, Harry Davenport, Marc Lawrence,
Paul Hurst, Victor Kilian, Chris-Pin Martin, Willard Robertson, Ted North, Stanley Andrews, Billy Benedict, Margaret Hamilton,
Tom London, Frank McGrath, Almira Sessions and Leigh Whipper.
- In his breakthrough "Brute Man" role as "The Hoxton Creeper," a hulking murderer in Universal's The Pearl of Death (1944),
directed by Roy William Neill.
One of the best of Universal's Sherlock Homes series.
Starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce as Holmes and Watson, with
Evelyn Ankers, Dennis Hoey, Miles Mander, Ian Wolfe, Charles Francis, Holmes Herbert, Mary Gordon, Billy Bevan, Harry Cording and Leyland Hodgson.
- As "Moloch," the mad doctor's assistant in Jungle Captive (1945), directed by Harold Young.
Universal's third and final "Paula the Ape Girl" thriller.
Starring Otto Kruger as the scientist and Vicky Lane as Paula Dupree the were-gorilla, with Phil Brown, Amelita Ward, Jerome Cowan, Eddie Acuff,
Ernie Adams, Jack Overman and Eddy Chandler.
- Starring as "The Creeper" in Universal's House of Horrors (1946), based on a story by George Bricker and Dwight V. Babcock, directed by Jean Yarbrough.
Co-starring Martin Kosleck, Robert Lowery and Virginia Grey, with
Bill Goodwin, Alan Napier, Howard Freeman, Joan Fulton, Byron Foulger and Virginia Christine.
- Starring as "Hal Moffat," aka "The Creeper," in The Brute Man (1946), directed by Jean Yarbrough.
Produced but (stupidly) disowned by Universal and released by PRC.
Starring Tom Neal, Jane Adams and Jan Wiley, with
Donald MacBride, Peter Whitney, Fred Coby, Janelle Johnson Dolenz, Mary Ann Bricker, Tristram Coffin and John Hamilton.
- As "Mario," evil mute servant of the title villainess in Universal's off-trail western horror The Spider Woman Strikes Back (1946), directed by Arthur Lubin.
This films brings together two interesting characters from the Sherlock Holmes series.
Starring Gale Sondergaard, Brenda Joyce, Kirby Grant, Milburn Stone, Hobart Cavanaugh, Norman Leavitt,
Eula Guy, Tom Daly and Guy Wilkerson.
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