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The Brute Man (1946)

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A facially deformed and mentally unhinged man wreaks his revenge on those who deformed him with a series of brutal murders.

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Rondo Hatton ...
Tom Neal ...
Jan Wiley ...
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Donald MacBride ...
Police Captain M. J. Donelly
Peter Whitney ...
Police Lieutenant Gates
Fred Coby ...
Young Hal Moffet
Janelle Johnson Dolenz ...
Joan Bemis (as Ja Nelle Johnson)
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Hal Moffat who is taking wholesale revenge by murdering those he holds responsible for his predicament, is befriended by Helen Paige, a blind piano teacher, and he develops a warmth for her that leads him to add thievery and robbery - no big deal, he is out there anyway - to his murders so that she can be provided with the money for an operation. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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1 October 1946 (USA)  »

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The Brute  »

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Tristram Coffin, who appears briefly as a police lieutenant, doubles as the voice of the radio reporter. See more »

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[first lines]
Police Dispatcher: Attention all cars, attention all cars: general alarm. Car 22, go to 733 Spring Avenue, it's a 341, that is all.
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Follows House of Horrors (1946) See more »

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Liebestraum No 2 A Sharp Minor
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Music by Franz Liszt
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Rondo Hatton is the Brute Man...aka the Creeper!
16 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

This film is about a disfigured man out for revenge and a little company that will not be scared of his hideous face. Well, it is not all that bad, granted he would have a hard time getting a date and all, but it is not as if puss is pouring from open wounds or anything. Well, this creeper as he is dubbed by the police is on the prowl. Why the film is called the brute man when he is never referred to as such is beyond me. My guess, to many movies already called the creeper, perhaps? Well he has to ditch the police and stumbles across a blind girl who treats him kindly and he likes that so he makes a friend. This does not stop him from killing as he must get revenge and when you see how he was disfigured you can sort of understand where his anger is coming from, but he is still rather overzealous in his pursuit for revenge. Of course, the blind girl makes him shift from revenge to killing people so he can get her nice things, including a chance at sight again. The film does make one feel a bit of pity for the title character, but then it does not. He is basically a product of his own temper yet he feels the need to blame everyone, but himself. The film also kind of ends suddenly, granted it is a bit resolved, however it is still a bit unique to see it end in the fashion it did.


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