The Brute Man (1946)





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After a chemistry mishap, a disfigured man seeks murderous revenge upon his old college mates he holds responsible. As the Creeper, Rondo Hatton stars in the last film before his death at 42 years of age. Hatton, in real life, was a victim of acromegaly, a disease which causes abnormal and accelerated growth of the bones in the hands, feet and face.
Classics , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Rondo Hatton
as The Creeper
Jane Adams
as Helen Paige
Jan Wiley
as Virginia Rogers Scott
Tom Neal
as Clifford Scott
Fred Coby
as Hal Moffat in his Youth
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Critic Reviews for The Brute Man

All Critics (3)

Though obscure and just a mediocre film, film buffs have maintained an interest in it through the years because of their curiosity over the grotesque looking Rondo Hatton.

Full Review… | August 13, 2015
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Often sad, often chlling Rondo Hatton Universal programmer.

May 25, 2007

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October 5, 2005

Audience Reviews for The Brute Man

it has a few decent moments, and some good characters, but the story isn't too great and it can get very slow at times. It's one of the few Universal Monster movies to be on MST3K, but it's not hard to understand why it was.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad

Watchable black and white movie. Nothing great but you won't struggle with it. It's about a murdering brute who is befriended by a blind piano teacher. Throughout the movie the search is on for "The Creeper."

Jennifer Torres
Jennifer Torres

This movie is the Toxic Avenger of the forties. Not a great movie, but it's interesting to watch.

Aj V
Aj V

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