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He made the Universal back lot his own personal preyground: Rondo Hatton, who attained B-movie stardom at the very end of his life via the role of the spine-snapping serial killer The Creeper. The victim of a disfiguring disease, Hatton needed no makeup when he played this night stalker in The Pearl of Death (1944), House of Horrors (1946) and The Brute Man (1946).
A lot of misery and physical pain were packed into Rondo Hatton's 51 years on Earth, and he met his challenges with courage. This book tells his full story and pays tribute with a biography chapter, gives the lowdown on The Brute Man's production and theatrical release, presents artist George Chastain's tribute to other "brute men" of the movies, and more. Also: Rondo's miraculous 21st-century "rebirth" as a coveted award for the finest in Monster Kid achievement.
Introduction by Lewis Rex Morgan
Rondo Hatton: A Biography
The Brute Man: Production History
Look at my face: A Release History of The Brute Man
The Brute Man: Fun Facts
The Brute Man: Reviews
The Brute Man: Continuity and Dialogue
The Brute Man: Trailer Script
Storm Chaser! Rondo Hatton and the Great Miami Hurricane
'Oxton 'Orror, I Called Him! The Screen Bow of Rondo Hatton's Hoxton Creeper
Rondo Hatton's The Old Dark House
...and much more!
Copyright 2019 Tom Weaver. Brand-new and uncirculated soft cover book. 310 pages in B&W.
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