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Olaf Hytten (1888–1955)

Olaf Hytten was born on March 3, 1888 in Glasgow, Scotland. He was an actor, known for The Good Earth (1937), Drums of Fu Manchu (1940) and California Straight Ahead! (1937). He died on March 11, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Good Earth Liu - Grain Merchant
Drums of Fu Manchu Dr. Flinders Petrie
Bells of San Angelo Lionel Bates


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 1955 Jungle Jim (TV Series)
Whitfield Smythe
- Treasure of the Amazon (1955) ... Whitfield Smythe
 1955 The Scarlet Coat
Maj. Andre's Butler (uncredited)
 1955 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
- Great Caesar's Ghost (1955) ... Jarvis
 1955 Where's Raymond? (TV Series)
- Predatory Female (1955)
 1955 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Hakes - Butler
- The Dan Mulcahy Story (1955) ... Hakes - Butler
 1955 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Cyril Blodgett
- Gracie Gets a Valet for George (1955) ... Cyril Blodgett
 1954 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1954 The Life of Riley (TV Series)
- The Dog Watch (1954) ... Butler
 1954 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
- The Magic Egg (1954)
 1953 Ramar of the Jungle (TV Series)
Steve Bennett
- Trail to Danger (1953) ... Steve Bennett
 1953 Fort Ti
Governor (uncredited)
 1952 Against All Flags
King William (uncredited)
 1952 Million Dollar Mermaid
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1952 Les Miserables
Judge (uncredited)
 1951 The Son of Dr. Jekyll
Prosecutor (uncredited)
 1951 Anne of the Indies
Capt. Harris (uncredited)
 1950 Kim
Mr. Fairlee (uncredited)
 1950 Fancy Pants
Stage Manager (uncredited)
 1950 Rogues of Sherwood Forest
Charcoal Burner (uncredited)
 1949 That Forsyte Woman
Gallery Assistant in London (uncredited)
 1949 Challenge to Lassie
Reeves (uncredited)
 1949 The Secret of St. Ives
Defense Officer (uncredited)
 1949 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Tailor (uncredited)
 1948 Kidnapped
The Red Fox
 1948 Shanghai Chest
Bates - the Butler
 1947 If Winter Comes
Officer at Inquest (uncredited)
 1947 Unconquered
Officer on 'Star of London' (uncredited)
 1947 The Private Affairs of Bel Ami
Keeper of the Seals
 1947 Bells of San Angelo
Lionel Bates
 1947 The Ghost Goes Wild
Manservant (uncredited)
 1947 That Way with Women
 1946 Alias Mr. Twilight
 1946 Magnificent Doll
Blennerhassett (uncredited)
 1946 The Imperfect Lady
Butler (uncredited)
 1946 The Verdict
Sergeant (uncredited)
 1946 Black Beauty
Mr. Gordon
 1946 Holiday in Mexico (uncredited)
 1946 Dressed to Kill
Alfred - Auction House Bookkeeper (uncredited)
 1946 She-Wolf of London
Constable Alfred (uncredited)
 1946 The Notorious Lone Wolf
Prince of Rapur (uncredited)
 1946 Three Strangers
Prison Turnkey (uncredited)
 1945 My Name Is Julia Ross
The Reverend Lewis (uncredited)
 1945 Hold That Blonde!
Charles (uncredited)
 1945 Confidential Agent
Harry Bates (uncredited)
 1945 Pursuit to Algiers
Stimson (uncredited)
 1945 Scotland Yard Investigator
Purvis (uncredited)
 1945 Christmas in Connecticut
Elkins (uncredited)
 1945 The Woman in Green
Norris - Fenwick's Butler (uncredited)
 1945 The Brighton Strangler
Banks - the valet
 1945 A Guy, a Gal and a Pal
Butler (uncredited)
 1944 The Suspect
Mr. Jevne (uncredited)
 1944 National Velvet
Villager (uncredited)
 1944 House of Frankenstein
 1944 Babes on Swing Street
William (uncredited)
 1944 Oh, What a Night!
 1944 Our Hearts Were Young and Gay
Deck Steward (uncredited)
 1944 Leave It to the Irish
The Hamilton Butler
 1944 The Invisible Man's Revenge
Gray - a Cabman (uncredited)
 1944 Ministry of Fear
Tailor's Shop Clerk (uncredited)
 1944 The Scarlet Claw
Hotel Day Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1944 Detective Kitty O'Day
 1944 Passport to Destiny
Mr. Hawkins (uncredited)
 1944 The Lodger
Harris - The Haberdasher (uncredited)
 1943 The Return of the Vampire
Ben - Butler (uncredited)
 1943 Flesh and Fantasy
Chemist (uncredited)
 1943 Sherlock Holmes Faces Death
Captain MacIntosh
 1943 Holy Matrimony
Cockney (uncredited)
 1943 Mission to Moscow
Parliament Member (uncredited)
 1943 Hit Parade of 1943
Waiter (uncredited)
 1943 The Amazing Mrs. Holliday
Cable Office Clerk (uncredited)
 1943 London Blackout Murders
Court Usher - Bailiff (uncredited)
 1943 Silent Witness
 1943 The Gorilla Man
Hospital attendant (uncredited)
 1943 Happy Go Lucky
Jeweler (uncredited)
 1942 The Great Impersonation
Faye, Tobacco Shop Owner (uncredited)
 1942 Journey for Margaret
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1942 The Black Swan
Clerk Reading Proclamation (uncredited)
 1942 Casablanca
Pickpocketed Prosperous Man (uncredited)
 1942 Lucky Jordan
Charles the Servant (uncredited)
 1942 Destination Unknown
Wing Fu
 1942 Eagle Squadron
Day Controller
 1942 Spy Ship
Drake, the Butler
 1942 This Above All
Proprietor (uncredited)
 1942 You're Telling Me
Fielding (uncredited)
 1942 A Gentleman After Dark
Butler (uncredited)
 1942 The Ghost of Frankenstein
 1942 To Be or Not to Be
Polonius in Warsaw (uncredited)
 1942 Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake
Court Clerk (uncredited)
 1941 Bedtime Story
 1941 The Wolf Man
Villager (uncredited)
 1941 The Blonde from Singapore
Doorman (uncredited)
 1941 Passage from Hong Kong
British Official (uncredited)
 1941 Nine Lives Are Not Enough
Richards - Jane's Butler (uncredited)
 1941 When Ladies Meet
Matthews (uncredited)
 1941 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Hobson (uncredited)
 1941 The Bride Came C.O.D.
Winfield's Valet (uncredited)
 1941 Blondie in Society
Butler (uncredited)
 1941 Man Hunt
Piel - Saul's Law Clerk (uncredited)
 1941 For Beauty's Sake
Father McKinley
 1941 All the World's a Stooge (Short)
Botters - Butler (uncredited)
 1941 Washington Melodrama
 1941 That Hamilton Woman
 1941 Footsteps in the Dark
Horace - Warren's Butler (uncredited)
 1941 Rage in Heaven
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1940 Arise, My Love
Employee (uncredited)
 1940 The Howards of Virginia
Witt (uncredited)
 1940 No Time for Comedy
Pearson (uncredited)
 1940 Captain Caution
Stannage's Officer Aide (uncredited)
 1940 Escape to Glory
 1940 Gaucho Serenade
Norton School Headmaster (uncredited)
 1940 Drums of Fu Manchu
Dr. Flinders Petrie
 1940 Parole Fixer
Carter, Butler (uncredited)
 1940 Calling Philo Vance
Charles (uncredited)
 1940 The Earl of Chicago
Hodges (uncredited)
 1939 We Are Not Alone
Mr. Clark (uncredited)
 1939 Our Neighbors - The Carters
Butler (uncredited)
 1939 Allegheny Uprising
General Gage
 1939 Rulers of the Sea
Third Secretary (uncredited)
 1939 Little Accident
Meggs (uncredited)
 1939 Television Spy
Wagner - Llewellyn's Butler
 1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Butler (uncredited)
 1939 Pride of the Blue Grass
Spectator (uncredited)
 1939 The Great Commandment
 1939 Rio
Banker (uncredited)
 1939 Our Leading Citizen
Charles, the Butler
 1939 The Bill of Rights (Short)
King George III (uncredited)
 1939 Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever
Mr. Higgenbotham
 1939 6, 000 Enemies
Prison Photographer (uncredited)
 1939 The Sun Never Sets
Statesman (uncredited)
 1939 Man of Conquest
Footman (uncredited)
 1939 Broadway Serenade
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1939 The Flying Irishman
Irish Airport Radio Operator (uncredited)
 1939 The Lady and the Mob
Brewster - Hattie's Butler (uncredited)
 1939 The Little Princess
Pedestrian Discussing the War (uncredited)
 1938 Zaza
Waiter (uncredited)
 1938 A Christmas Carol
Schoolmaster (uncredited)
 1938 Up the River
Ship Steward (uncredited)
 1938 Arrest Bulldog Drummond
Island Police Arresting Sergeant (uncredited)
 1938 Youth Takes a Fling
Dunham's Butler
 1938 Secrets of an Actress
Reynolds - Peter's Butler (uncredited)
 1938 Marie Antoinette
Monsieur Boehmer - the Jeweler (uncredited)
 1938 Blond Cheat
Paul Douglas
 1938 Lord Jeff
Instructor (uncredited)
 1938 The Adventures of Robin Hood
Outlaw (uncredited)
 1938 The Lone Wolf in Paris
 1938 Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
Store President's Valet (uncredited)
 1937 First Lady
 1937 Ebb Tide
English Tourist (uncredited)
 1937 The Great Garrick
Ambassador in 'Hamlet' (uncredited)
 1937 Conquest
Conspirator (uncredited)
 1937 Angel
Consolidated Press Photographer (uncredited)
 1937 Lancer Spy
Barber (uncredited)
 1937 Double or Nothing
Eustace the Butler (uncredited)
 1937 Souls at Sea
Proprietor (uncredited)
 1937 Easy Living
Joseph aka Justin - Houseman (uncredited)
 1937 I Cover the War!
Sir Herbert
 1937 The Emperor's Candlesticks
Conspirator (uncredited)
 1937 Dangerous Holiday
 1937 Parnell
House of Commons Member (uncredited)
 1937 The Grand Bounce (Short)
Furrier (uncredited)
 1937 We Have Our Moments
Steward (uncredited)
 1937 The Good Earth
Liu - Grain Merchant
 1936 Camille
Baccarat Croupier (uncredited)
 1936 With Love and Kisses
 1936 Lloyd's of London
Telescope Man (uncredited)
 1936 White Hunter
 1936 Love Letters of a Star
 1936 The House of Secrets
Wilson (uncredited)
 1936 The Charge of the Light Brigade
Officer (uncredited)
 1936 Libeled Lady
Reporter (uncredited)
 1936 The Last of the Mohicans
King George II
 1936 Shakedown
Butler (uncredited)
 1936 The White Angel
Orderly in Dr. Hunt's Office (uncredited)
 1936 Trouble for Two
Butler (uncredited)
 1936 Sons o' Guns
Sentry (uncredited)
 1936 And So They Were Married
Secretary (uncredited)
 1936 Doughnuts and Society
 1936 Sutter's Gold
Johann, Waiter (uncredited)
 1936 The Garden Murder Case
Vance's Butler (uncredited)
 1935 The Lone Wolf Returns
Bancrofts' Butler (uncredited)
 1935 Sylvia Scarlett
Customs Inspector (uncredited)
 1935 The Widow from Monte Carlo
Englishman at Casino (uncredited)
 1935 Thanks a Million
Byron (uncredited)
 1935 Ship Cafe
Butler (uncredited)
 1935 I Found Stella Parish
Robert - Stephan's Butler (uncredited)
 1935 A Feather in Her Hat
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1935 Metropolitan
Male Modiste (uncredited)
 1935 It's in the Air
Tod Brodie (scenes deleted)
 1935 The Last Outpost
Doctor (uncredited)
 1935 She Couldn't Take It
Van Dyke Butler (uncredited)
 1935 His Night Out
Butler (uncredited)
 1935 Two Sinners
French Judge
 1935 The Dark Angel
Mills (uncredited)
 1935 Anna Karenina
Butler (uncredited)
 1935 Atlantic Adventure
Ship's Doctor (uncredited)
 1935 Bonnie Scotland
Scottish Recruiting Sergeant (uncredited)
 1935 Going Highbrow
Watkins - Butler (uncredited)
 1935 Becky Sharp
The Prince Regent
 1935 Mister Dynamite
Police Chemist (uncredited)
 1935 Les Misérables
Pierre (uncredited)
 1935 The Florentine Dagger
Scotland Yard Radio Operator (uncredited)
 1935 Traveling Saleslady
Twitchell's Butler (uncredited)
 1935 Vanessa, Her Love Story
Herries Family Member (uncredited)
 1935 After Office Hours
Patterson's Butler (uncredited)
 1935 Clive of India
Parson at Hustine (uncredited)
 1934 The Little Minister
Cruickshank - Villager (uncredited)
 1934 Red Morning
 1934 Strange Wives
Jim's Butler
 1934 Secret of the Chateau
LaFarge (uncredited)
 1934 The Painted Veil
Dr. Somerset (uncredited)
 1934 Girl O' My Dreams
Prof. E. Phlatt (uncredited)
 1934 What Every Woman Knows
Meeting Chairman (uncredited)
 1934 Happiness Ahead
Bradford's Butler (uncredited)
 1934 The Richest Girl in the World
Valet (uncredited)
 1934 British Agent
Under Secretary Avery (uncredited)
 1934 Have a Heart
Drunk (scenes deleted)
 1934 One Night of Love
Bill's Valet (uncredited)
 1934 The Moonstone
Dr. Ezra Jennings
 1934 Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1934 Jane Eyre
Jeweler (uncredited)
 1934 Shock
Adjutant (uncredited)
 1934 Whom the Gods Destroy
Purser of the Balkan (uncredited)
 1934 Murder in the Private Car
Man Asking About Radio (uncredited)
 1934 Money Means Nothing
Parsons - Butler (uncredited)
 1934 Let's Talk It Over
Waiter (uncredited)
 1934 The Key
First Regular (uncredited)
 1934 Sisters Under the Skin
 1934 Glamour
Dobbs (uncredited)
 1934 Mystery Liner
Grimson's Aide (uncredited)
 1934 Journal of a Crime
Victor - Butler (uncredited)
 1934 Jimmy the Gent
Atlantis Steward (uncredited)
 1934 The Mystery of Mr. X
Reporter (uncredited)
 1934 Mandalay
Cockney Purser (uncredited)
 1933 The Women in His Life
Page (uncredited)
 1933 The House on 56th Street
Peggy's Butler (uncredited)
 1933 Lady Killer
Mr. Marley's Butler (uncredited)
 1933 Design for Living
Englishman at Train (uncredited)
 1933 Berkeley Square
Sir Joshua Reynolds
 1933 The Masquerader
Doctor (uncredited)
 1933 Blind Adventure
Lady Rockingham's Butler (uncredited)
 1933 He Couldn't Take It
Prof. Brewster Stevens (uncredited)
 1933 A Study in Scarlet
Merrydew's Butler (uncredited)
 1933 The Eagle and the Hawk
Story-Telling Officer at Party (uncredited)
 1933 Lost in Limehouse (Short)
Sheerluck Jones
 1932 The Night Club Lady
Walter - Colt's Butler (uncredited)
 1932 Crooner
Impatient Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1932 The Man Called Back
Upper Level Court Clerk (uncredited)
 1932 Just a Pain in the Parlor (Short)
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1932 Beauty and the Boss
Business Associate (uncredited)
 1932 -But the Flesh Is Weak
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1932 The Wet Parade
Nightclubber Asking the Time (uncredited)
 1932 Love Bound
Ship Passenger (uncredited)
 1932 The Impatient Maiden
Doctor at Lecture (uncredited)
 1932 Arsène Lupin
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1932 Lovers Courageous
Perry (uncredited)
 1931 Peach O'Reno
Croupier (uncredited)
 1931 Under Eighteen
Penthouse Party Guest (uncredited)
 1931 Platinum Blonde
Mr. Radcliffe (uncredited)
 1931 Daughter of the Dragon
Flinders the Butler (uncredited)
 1931 Secrets of a Secretary
Court Reporter (uncredited)
 1931 Newly Rich
Florist (uncredited)
 1931 Born to Love
Aide to Major General (uncredited)
 1931 Unfaithful
Bit (uncredited)
 1930 Along Came Youth
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1930 Playboy of Paris
Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
 1930 Grumpy
 1930 The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu
Deacon at Wedding (uncredited)
 1929 City of Play
 1929 Master and Man
Lord Overbury
 1929 Kitty
 1928 His Unlucky Night (Short) (uncredited)
 1926 The Better 'Ole
German Officer (uncredited)
 1926 Marriage License?
Detective (uncredited)
 1925 The Salvation Hunters
The Brute
 1924 It Is the Law
Bill Elliott
 1924 White Shadows
Herbert Barnes
 1923 The Reverse of the Medal (Short)
 1923 Chu-Chin-Chow
 1923 Out to Win
 1923 The Little Door Into the World
 1923 A Gamble with Hearts
Dallas Jr.
 1922/II His Wife's Husband
Fred Pearson
 1922 The Missioner
Stephen Hurd
 1922 Sir Rupert's Wife (Short)
 1922 The Bride of Lammermoor (Short)
Lord Bucklaw
 1922 The Wonderful Story
Jimmy Martin
 1922 The Stockbroker's Clerk (Short)
Hall Pycroft
 1922 Trapped by the Mormons
Elder Marz
 1922 The Knight Errant
Hernando Perez
 1921 Sonia
Fatty Webster
 1921 The Knave of Diamonds
Sir Giles Carfax
 1921 Money
Henry Graves
 1921 The Girl Who Came Back (Short)
Lt. Blake
 1921 Why Men Forget
Daniel Dabbs
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: A Bill of Divorcement by Clemence Dane, produced at the Music Box Theatre in Los Angeles by the Civic Repertory Theatre.

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Personal Quote:

[In an interview with Charles Denton on the set of 'Sir Walter Raleigh'. Less than an hour later, he died of a heart attack at the studio] It's a good life, even if you never reach the top. It's rather 1ike gambling, though - all a matter of luck. Sometimes you do very little work and get five or six weeks' pay. I have only three days' work on this one. It just happens that way, but money is ... See more »


Heavy-set, balding Scottish character actor, in British silent films from 1921. Moved to Hollywood in 1924 to play a succession of butlers, socialites and burgomasters. Had small parts in many a Universal B-movie. Died of a heart attack in his car in the 20th Century Fox Studio parking lot.

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