Wrote / appeared (as "Pvt. Oakley") in "Rendezvous" on Broadway. Directed / produced by Arthur Hopkins
. Broadhurst Theatre: 12 Oct 1932-Oct 1932 (closing date unknown/21 performances). Cast: Murray Alper
(as "Regan"), E.J. Ballantine
(as "Pvt. Vincent"), Doan Borrup
(as "Boss Potter"), Paul Caldwell, James Clairton, Larry Clark...
Barton Mac Lane | Barton Maclane | Barton McLane
6' 1" (1.85 m)
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[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".