Appeared (as "Ballister") in "Hangman's Whip" on Broadway. Written by Norman Reilly Raine
and Frank Butler
[final Broadway credit]. Directed by Robert Bell. St. James Theatre: 24 Feb 1933-Mar 1933 (closing date unknown/11 performances). Cast: Hubert Brown (as "Basonga Chief"), Harold De Becker
(as "Jakey"), Helen Flint
Barton Mac Lane | Barton Maclane | Barton McLane
6' 1" (1.85 m)
Did You Know?
[on being cast so often as "heavies"] I don't think it's my face--at least I don't think I look like a heel . . . I suppose the real reason I was originally cast as a villain is because I'm a big man. You'll notice villains are usually brawny, a fact which explains the slang term "the heavy",
Because he so effectively and frequently played heavies, teenagers in the 1940s and 1950s who felt put upon by authorities would say "Don't give me that Barton MacLane".