Henry Hull

Henry Hull

Highest Rated: 100% Inferno (1953)

Lowest Rated: 33% The Great Gatsby (1949)

Birthday: Oct 3, 1890

Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Henry Hull was a film, television, and stage actor best known for his portrayal of Dr. Glendon's post-full moon incarnation, "Werewolf of London," in 1935. Virtually born into the business-his father was a Louisville drama critic-Hull began his career and had his greatest success on Broadway; notably, he was credited for originating the character of Jeeter Lester from the hillbilly cultural milestone, "Tobacco Road." Alas, when it came time to cast the '41 film, director John Ford went with Charley Grapewin, with whom Ford had previously collaborated. The '30s and '40s were Hull's most productive decades, from his lead role, along with Jane Wyatt, in the adaptation of Dickens' "Great Expectations" in 1934, to his portrayal of Henry Cameron, one of Howard Roark's (Gary Cooper) employers in the Ayn Rand-written and screen-adapted pitch for individualism, "The Fountainhead." Hull's desirable voice kept him busy in Hollywood despite his overly theater-based mannerisms, making him an ideal choice as the wealthy Rittenhouse in the '44 Hitchcock thriller, "Lifeboat," and as Dan Cody in 1949's film version of "The Great Gatsby." On television, Hull was predictably found in various theater productions in the late '40s and early '50s but also on such westerns as "Bonanza" and "Wagon Train" in the early '60s, albeit in supporting parts. Hull's wide career span enabled him to work with Spencer Tracy ("Boys Town") in '38, and with his final role in the epic 1966 drama "The Chase," he acted alongside Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, and Robert Redford.

Highest rated movies

Inferno
Three Comrades
High Sierra
Lifeboat
Babes in Arms
Boys Town
The Chase
Portrait of Jennie

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
89% 73% The Chase Briggs (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 80% The Fool Killer Dirty Jim Jelliman (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 20% Master of the World Prudent (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Oregon Trail George Seton (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 66% The Buccaneer Ezra Peavey (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 43% The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw Mayor Masters (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 64% The Proud Rebel Judge Morley (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Buckskin Lady Doc Medley (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 0% Kentucky Rifle Preacher Bently (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 42% Man With the Gun Marshal Lee Sims (Character) - 1955
100% 52% Inferno Sam Elby (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Posse Ollie Stokely (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 56% Thunder Over the Plains Lt. Col. Chandler (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Treasure of Lost Canyon Cousin Lucious Cooke (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 43% Hollywood Story Vincent St. Clair (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of Jesse James Hank Younger (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet El Paso Judge Henry Jeffers (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Dan Patch Dan Palmer (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 66% Colorado Territory Fred Winslow (Character) - 1949
83% 74% The Fountainhead Henry Cameron (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Song of Surrender Deacon Parry (Character) - 1949
33% 43% The Great Gatsby Dan Cody (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scudda-Hoo! Scudda-Hay! Milt Dominy (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 57% Fighter Squadron Brig. Gen. Mike McCready (Character) - 1948
87% 85% Portrait of Jennie Eke (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Walls of Jericho Jefferson Norman (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Barbaree Dr. William G. Brooke (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 71% Deep Valley Cliff Saul (Character) - 1947
67% 45% Mourning Becomes Electra Seth Beckwith (Character) - 1947
83% 72% Objective, Burma! Mark Williams (Character) - 1945
90% 87% Lifeboat Charles D. 'Ritt' Rittenhouse (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Woman of the Town Inky Wilkinson (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet The West Side Kid Sam Winston (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Queen of Broadway Judge John Marsh (Character) - 1942
92% 78% High Sierra "Doc" Banton (Character) - 1941
83% 48% The Return of Frank James Major Rufus Cobb (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 50% Stanley and Livingstone James Gordon Bennett, Jr. (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 50% Judge Hardy and Son Dr. Jones (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 50% Miracles for Sale Dave Duvallo (Character) - 1939
90% 69% Babes in Arms Maddox (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 66% Jesse James Major Rufus Cobb (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bad Little Angel Red Wilks (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nick Carter, Master Detective John A. Keller (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yellow Jack Dr. Jesse Lazear (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 56% The Great Waltz Emperor Franz Josef (Character) - 1938
100% 65% Three Comrades Dr. Becker (Character) - 1938
90% 81% Boys Town Dave Morris (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paradise for Three Sepp (Character) - 1938
77% 45% The Werewolf of London Dr. Glendon (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midnight Nolan (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 9% Call It Murder Nolan (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Expectations Abel Magwitch (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Exciting Night John Fairfax (Character) - 1922
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Women John Brooke (Character) - 1918

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie David Franklin (Guest Star) 1960 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1959-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun Doc Kemmer (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trackdown Ben Moss (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Captain Lasher (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1951-1952