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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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Although produced by Universal Pictures, the company was in the process of a complicated merger with William Goetz's International Pictures (merger completed July 31, 1946). To complicate matters, J. Arthur Rank's United World Pictures had a hand in the studio's management since the previous November, when this picture was still in production. With the impending change in management, studio brass dictated that "B" pictures would no longer be produced. As a result, this poorly made low-budget horror film became an embarrassment and it was sold to notoriously cheapjack PRC Pictures after completion. 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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Not The Worst You Could Watch
1 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After reading many of the other reviews for this film , I just thought I would try to say a couple of positive things about it. For one if you,re a Universal Horror film completist like myself , it's a "must have" I realize the production values are somewhat low for Universal standards , thats why they released it as a "PRC" film , but hey! they were glad to get it. Secondly , It's actually a "prequal" to the film House Of Horrors , which is really a lot better film overall , and moves at the brisker pace you'd expect a Universal Horror flick to travel at. Third , It's got Rondo. Truly an unusual character to build a film around. He is now now a minor cult icon , and the inspiration of the Rondo Awards , that honor many different aspects of Horror & Sci-fi , by allowing us to vote online..All & All , I gave this one a 5 out of 10 mainly based on my great love of the classic Universal Horror films. Take a second look some evening , watch it with House Of Horrors. It's not all that bad.


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