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Robert Hutton

Highest Rated:   100% The Steel Helmet (1951)
Lowest Rated:   17% Trog (1970)
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Birthplace:   Kingston, New York, USA
American actor Robert Hutton had a briefly thriving Hollywood career thanks to something called "victory casting." While many of the major stars were in uniform during World War II, the Hollywood studios scrambled to find young actors who could substitute for their departed favorites. Hutton happened to have many of the shy, self-effacing characteristics of Jimmy Stewart, which served him well in such Warner Bros. pictures as Destination Tokyo (1943), Janie (1944) and Roughly Speaking (1945). Warners allowed Hutton a major showcase in the all-star morale booster Hollywood Canteen (1945); it was Hutton's puppy-love attraction to Joan Leslie which motivated the film's plotline. When the Big Names came marching home in 1945, "victory" fill-in actors suddenly found themselves expendable. Hutton was able to hang on longer than most with supporting roles in such films as The Younger Brothers (1949), Man on the Eiffel Tower (1950), The Steel Helmet (1951), Casanova's Big Night (1954) and The Colossus of New York (1958). Still relatively boyish in middle age, Hutton was personally selected by Jerry Lewis to play one of Lewis' "wicked stepbrothers" in Cinderfella (1960). Like many '40s male leads, Hutton spent plenty of time in horror and science-fiction films of the '50s and '60s, including The Man Without a Body (1957), Invisible Invaders (1959) and The Slime People (1963), which Hutton also produced and directed and which got better bookings than it deserved thanks to a robust promotional campaign. Hutton lived in England from 1964 through 1974, popping up as a character actor in films like You Only Live Twice (1967) The Torture Garden (1968) and Tales from the Crypt (1971). Before Robert Hutton returned to the States, he wrote the screenplay for the British-produced Persecution (1974), a turgid thriller distinguished by the astonishing presence of Trevor Howard and Lana Turner.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Man from Tangier (Thunder Over Tangier)
  • Actor
2014
88% Tales From the Crypt
  • Mr. Baker
1972
17% Trog
  • Dr. Richard Warren
1970
No Score Yet Cry of the Banshee
  • Guest
1970
No Score Yet Torture Garden
  • Bruce Benton
1968
72% You Only Live Twice
  • President's Aide
1967
No Score Yet They Came from Beyond Space
  • Dr. Curtis Temple
1967
No Score Yet The Vulture
  • Dr. Eric Lutens
1967
No Score Yet Doctor in Clover
  • Rock Stewart
1966
No Score Yet The Slime People
  • Tom Gregory
  • Director
1962
No Score Yet Wild Youth
  • Maddo
1961
No Score Yet Cinderfella
  • Rupert
1960
No Score Yet Invisible Invaders
  • Dr. John Lamont
1959
No Score Yet Naked Youth
  • Maddo
1959
No Score Yet Outcasts of the City
  • Lt. Jerry Seabrook
1958
No Score Yet The Colossus of New York
  • Carrington
1958
No Score Yet Showdown at Boot Hill
  • Sloane
1958
No Score Yet The Man Without a Body
  • Dr. Phil Merritt
1957
No Score Yet The Big Bluff
  • Dr. Peter Kirk
1955
No Score Yet Casanova's Big Night
  • Raphael, Duc of Castelbello
1954
33% The Racket
  • Ames
1951
100% The Steel Helmet
  • Pvt. Bronte
1951
No Score Yet Slaughter Trail
  • Lt. Morgan
1951
No Score Yet New Mexico
  • Lt. Vermont
1951
No Score Yet The Younger Brothers
  • Johnny Younger
1949
No Score Yet The Man on the Eiffel Tower
  • Bill Kirby
1949
No Score Yet Time Out Of Mind
  • Actor
1947
No Score Yet One More Tomorrow
  • Party Guest
1946
No Score Yet Roughly Speaking
  • John Crane (ages 20-28)
1945
No Score Yet Janie
  • Pfc. Dick Lawrence
1944
No Score Yet Hollywood Canteen
  • Slim
1944
No Score Yet Northern Pursuit
  • Guard
1943
No Score Yet Destination Tokyo
  • Tommy
1943

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