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Release Date:
1 October 1946 (USA) See more »
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His brain cried "Kill, kill, kill!" See more »
Plot:
A facially deformed and mentally unhinged man wreaks his revenge on those who deformed him with a series of brutal murders. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Rondo Hatton is the Brute Man...aka the Creeper! See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Rondo Hatton ... Hal Moffet AKA 'The Creeper'
Tom Neal ... Clifford Scott
Jan Wiley ... Virginia Rogers Scott

Jane Adams ... Helen Paige
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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mary Ann Bricker ... Mary Ann Obringer (uncredited)
Tristram Coffin ... Police Lieutenant / voice of radio announcer (uncredited)
Peggy Converse ... Mrs. Obringer (uncredited)
Pat Costello ... Car 22 Patrolman (uncredited)
Joseph Crehan ... Police Commissioner Salisbury (uncredited)
John Gallaudet ... Police Guard (uncredited)
Arthur Gardner ... Dancer (uncredited)
John Hamilton ... Professor Cushman (uncredited)
Warren Jackson ... Jeweler (uncredited)
Karen Knight ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Patrick McVey ... Detective at Helen's Apartment (uncredited)
James Nolan ... Police Dispatcher (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Policeman at Helen's Apartment (uncredited)
Oscar O'Shea ... Mr. Haskins - Grocer (uncredited)
Jack Parker ... Jimmy - Delivery Boy (uncredited)
Lorin Raker ... Mr. Parkington - Mayor's Secretary (uncredited)
William Ruhl ... Policeman at Helen's Apartment (uncredited)
Cy Schindell ... Crowd Control Policeman (uncredited)
Charles Wagenheim ... Pawnbroker (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jean Yarbrough 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dwight V. Babcock  story
George Bricker 
M. Coates Webster 

Produced by
Ben Pivar .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Maury Gertsman 
 
Film Editing by
Philip Cahn 
 
Art Direction by
John B. Goodman 
Abraham Grossman 
 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman 
Edward R. Robinson 
 
Makeup Department
Carmen Dirigo .... hair stylist
Jack P. Pierce .... makeup director
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ralph Slosser .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Joe Lapis .... sound technician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vera West .... gowns supervisor
 
Music Department
William Lava .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Charles Previn .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter .... musical director (uncredited)
Paul Sawtell .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Frank Skinner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Raymond Kessler .... dialogue director
 

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58 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Rondo Hatton passed away before the film was released. Universal was so embarrassed by its shameless exploitation of Hatton's disfiguring illness (which led to his death) that it sold all rights to the finished film to "B" studio Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC).See more »
Quotes:
[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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Rondo Hatton is the Brute Man...aka the Creeper!, 16 April 2012
Author: Aaron1375

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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