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The Brute Man1946

  • 3.5
Lock the windows! Chain the door! THE BRUTE MAN has escaped from the sanatorium. He's on a rampage wreaking havoc, spreading panic and taking wholesale revenge by murdering those he holds responsible for his predicament. THE BRUTE MAN is totally insane and he's crazy about murder. His hideous face will scare you to death. Will they catch him before it's too late? Can they hold him at all?

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"...basically the story of how [Rondo Hatton] acquired the acromegaly that made him ideal for horror films in the first place." - Christopher Dietrich, DVD Drive-In


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I don't agree this should be categorized as an "awful" movie. For it's time, 1946, it's actually not a bad flick. The characters are well developed. The acting, while melodramatic compared to more modern standards is solid and the dialogue is delivered naturally. In some ways, a strong forerunner of more contemporary psycho killer movies. Enjoyed it.

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Rondo Hatton…that name, that face…he is the stuff of urban myths, a boogeyman for cult film aficionados and pop culture fans. Hatton was the perfect screen persona for the macabre melodramas of the 30’s and 40’s: the hulking figure appearing out of the shadows, coming towards you, those oversized hands reaching for your throat.

To actually see the man on screen for the first time is a revelation, for this human monster was a human tragedy; a very real person afflicted with the rare glandular disorder known as acromegaly. It’s a double-edged legacy. Let’s hope that Hatton was content with it.

As for “Brute Man,” the film has a curious history. Though released by Producer’s Releasing Corporation, one of the more notorious studios on Hollywood’s Poverty Row, the film was actually a Universal production, part of their legendary horror franchise. It’s 59 minutes of solid B-filmmaking. The budget is minimal, stock actors, stock sets, but every scene displays the fine professional craft that made the Universal horror films shine above all the rest.

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I thought the brute man, was a good movie with good actors like peter whitney who played lieutenant gates who played on a lot of tv series. like gunsmoke and bonanza to name a few

1 member likes this review

I don't agree this should be categorized as an "awful" movie. For it's time, 1946, it's actually not a bad flick. The characters are well developed. The acting, while melodramatic compared to more modern standards is solid and the dialogue is delivered naturally. In some ways, a strong forerunner of more contemporary psycho killer movies. Enjoyed it.

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The one and only Rondo! I wonder if Stan Lee and Jack Kirby remembered this film when creating Doctor Doom and the Thing in the Fantastic Four comics. Lots of similarities.

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