Henry Hull

Henry Hull

Highest Rated: 100% Three Comrades (1938)

Lowest Rated: 33% The Great Gatsby (1949)

Birthday: Oct 3, 1890

Birthplace: Not Available

Henry Hull, the son of a Louisville drama critic, made his Broadway acting debut in either 1909 or 1911, depending on which "official" biography one reads. After leaving the stage to try his luck as a gold prospector and mining engineer, Hull was back on the boards in 1916, the same year that he made his first film at New Jersey's World Studios. While his place of honor in the American Theater is incontestable (among his many Broadway appearances was Tobacco Road, in which he created the role of Jeeter Lester), Hull's reputation as film actor varies from observer to observer. An incredibly mannered movie performer, Hull was a bit too precious for his leading roles in One Exciting Night (1922) and The Werewolf of London (1935); he also came off as shamelessly hammy in such character parts as the crusading newspaper editor in The Return of Frank James (1940). Conversely, his calculated mannerisms and gratuitous vocal tricks served him quite well in roles like the obnoxious millionaire in Hitchcock's Lifeboat (1944) and the Ernie Pyle-like war correspondent in Objective Burma (1945). A playwright as well as an actor, Hull worked on such plays as Congratulations and Manhattan. One of Henry Hull's last film appearances was the typically irritating role of a small-town buttinsky in The Chase (1966).

Highest Rated Movies



88% The Chase Briggs 1966
No Score Yet A Covenant with Death Actor 1966
No Score Yet The Fool Killer Dirty Jim Jelliman 1965
No Score Yet Master of the World Prudent 1961
No Score Yet The Buccaneer Ezra Peavey 1958
No Score Yet The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw Mayor Masters 1958
No Score Yet The Proud Rebel Judge Morley 1958
No Score Yet The Buckskin Lady Dr. James Goldsboro ('Doc') Medley 1957
No Score Yet Kentucky Rifle Preacher Bently 1956
No Score Yet Man with the Gun Marshal Sims 1955
No Score Yet Thunder Over the Plains Lt. Col. Chandler 1953
No Score Yet Inferno Sam Elby 1953
No Score Yet The Last Posse Stokely 1953
No Score Yet Hollywood Story Philip Ferrara / Vincent St. Clair 1951
No Score Yet The Return of Jesse James Hank Younger 1950
No Score Yet The Great Dan Patch Dan Palmer 1949
No Score Yet El Paso Judge Jeffers 1949
33% The Great Gatsby Dan Cody 1949
83% The Fountainhead Henry Cameron 1949
No Score Yet Colorado Territory Fred Winslow 1949
No Score Yet Rimfire Editor Nathaniel Greeley 1949
83% Portrait of Jennie Eke 1948
No Score Yet Fighter Squadron Maj. Gen. Mike McCready 1948
No Score Yet Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!, (Summer Lightning) Milt Dominy 1948
No Score Yet The Walls of Jericho Jefferson Norman 1948
60% Mourning Becomes Electra Actor 1947
No Score Yet Deep Valley Cliff Saul 1947
No Score Yet High Barbaree Dr. Brooke 1947
No Score Yet Objective, Burma! Mark Williams 1945
92% Lifeboat Rittenhouse 1944
No Score Yet The Woman of the Town Inky Wilkinson 1944
95% High Sierra Doc Banton 1941
40% The Ape Actor 1940
83% The Return of Frank James Maj. Rufus Cobb 1940
No Score Yet My Son, My Son Dermont O'Riorden 1940
No Score Yet Judge Hardy and Son Dr. Jones 1939
83% Babes in Arms Maddox 1939
No Score Yet Stanley and Livingstone James Gordon Bennett 1939
No Score Yet Return of the Cisco Kid Col. Jonathan Bixby 1939
No Score Yet Jesse James Major Cobb 1939
No Score Yet Miracles For Sale Actor 1939
No Score Yet Nick Carter, Master Detective John A. Keller 1939
90% Boys Town Dave Morris 1938
100% Three Comrades Dr. Heinrich Becker 1938
No Score Yet The Great Waltz Franz Joseph 1938
No Score Yet Yellow Jack Dr. Jesse Lazear 1938
No Score Yet Murder at Glen Athol Dr. Burgher 1936
77% Werewolf of London Dr. Glendon 1935
No Score Yet Call It Murder Nolan 1934
No Score Yet Great Expectations Magwitch 1934
No Score Yet One Exciting Night John Fairfax 1922


No Score Yet Bonanza
Sheriff B. Banneman Brown Charlie Trent 1960


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