The Brute Man

1946

Hal Moffat (Fred Colby before disfigurement, Rondo Hatton afterwards) who is taking wholesale revenge by murdering those he holds responsible for his predicament, is befriended by Helen Paige (Jane Adams), 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.

Cast:
Tom Neal .... Clifford Scott
Jan Wiley .... Virginia Rogers Scott
Jane Adams .... Helen Paige
Donald MacBride .... Capt. M. J. Donelly
Peter Whitney .... Lt. Gates
Fred Coby .... Hal Moffet, before his injuries
Janelle Johnson Dolenz .... Joan Bemis
Rondo Hatton .... Hal Moffet, the 'Creeper'

 

Jan Wiley

Jan Wiley Greene was born Harriet Brandon on 23 February 1916 in Marion, Indiana. Her first movie role was the part of a showgirl in the musical/revue NEW FACES OF 1937. She appeared in three of the better serials that Hollywood produced;DICK TRACY VS. CRIME INC (Republic, 1941) THE MASTER KEY and SECRET AGENT X-9 which cliffhanger scholar William C. Cline once called it "one of the best serials to survive the onrushing demise of the genre at Universal". Wiley appeared in several B-westerns over the next couple of years, mainly with the Range Busters (Ray Corrigan, John King, and Max Terhune) over at Monogram Pictures. Horror fans will recognized Jan for the three Universal entries that she did; The STRANGE CASE OF DR. RX(1942), She-Wolf of London in 1946 and her last movie was the Universal horror film THE BRUTE MAN, in which she played the female lead. Jan died on 27 May 1993 Rancho Palos Verdes, California of cancer.

Jane Adams

Jan Wiley Greene was born Harriet Brandon on 23 February 1916 in Marion, Indiana. Her first movie role was the part of a showgirl in the musical/revue NEW FACES OF 1937. She appeared in three of the better serials that Hollywood produced;DICK TRACY VS. CRIME INC (Republic, 1941) THE MASTER KEY and SECRET AGENT X-9 which cliffhanger scholar William C. Cline once called it "one of the best serials to survive the onrushing demise of the genre at Universal". Wiley appeared in several B-westerns over the next couple of years, mainly with the Range Busters (Ray Corrigan, John King, and Max Terhune) over at Monogram Pictures. Horror fans will recognized Jan for the three Universal entries that she did; The STRANGE CASE OF DR. RX(1942), She-Wolf of London in 1946 and her last movie was the Universal horror film THE BRUTE MAN, in which she played the female lead. Jan died on 27 May 1993 Rancho Palos Verdes, California of cancer.