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Henry Hull

Highest Rated:   100% Babes in Arms (1939)
Lowest Rated:   38% The Great Gatsby (1949)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
80% 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
38% 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
91% 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
No Score Yet 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
91% Lifeboat
  • Rittenhouse
1944
No Score Yet The Woman of the Town
  • Inky Wilkinson
1944
94% 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
100% 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
89% Boys Town
  • Dave Morris
1938
100% Three Comrades
  • Dr. Heinrich Becker
1938
No Score Yet The Great Waltz
  • Franz Joseph
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

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