Love That Brute

Love That Brute

Paul Douglas
Director: Alexander Hall Cast: Paul Douglas
Paul Douglas
, Jean Peters
Jean Peters
, Cesar Romero
Cesar Romero
Alexander Hall

DVD (B&W / Full Frame)

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Love That Brute is a remake of the 1942 comedy Tall, Dark and Handsome. In the original, Cesar Romero starred as a soft-hearted 1920s gangster who manages to maintain a reputation as a dangerous character, even though he's never killed anyone in his life. In the remake, Romero is cast as Pretty Willie, the principal villain, while the starring role is essayed by Paul Douglas. Falling in love with Ruth Manning (Jean Peters), the pretty recreation director of the city's park system, "Big Ed" Hanley (Douglas) hires Ruth as the governess for his children. Trouble is, he has no children, so he dispatches his faithful henchman Bugs (Keenan Wynn) to find him a kid. Meanwhile, "Big Ed" tilts with arch-enemy Pretty Willie, gaining the upper hand when it appears that "Big Ed" has bumped off several of Willie's lieutenants. Discovering that her boss is a gangster, Ruth is about to walk out on him--and then, the truth behind Ed's phony "killer instinct" is hilariously revealed.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/10/2013
UPC: 0024543920380
Original Release: 1950
Rating: NR
Source: Fox Mod
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:25:00
Sales rank: 49,949

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Douglas Big Ed Hanley
Jean Peters Ruth Manning
Cesar Romero Pretty Willie
Keenan Wynn Bugs
Joan Davis Mamie
Jay C. Flippen Biff
Arthur Treacher Quentin
Barry Kelley Burly Detective
Leon Belasco Ducray
Edwin Max Puggy
Sid Tomack Louie
Phil Tully Detective Lieutenant
Clara Blandick Landlady
Jim Hawkins Freddie Van Zandt
Lester Allen Agent
Bill Chaney Actor
John Doucette Actor
Leif Erickson Commandant
Charles Evans Actor
Gene Garrick Reporter
Grayce Hampton Dowager
Mauritz Hugo Actor
Stan Johnson Actor
Charles Lane Actor
Sid Marion Actor
Marion Marshall Dawn O'Day
Arthur O'Connell Actor
Peter Edward Price Harry
Dan Riss Actor
Dick Wessel Actor
Tiny Timbrell Actor

Technical Credits
Alexander Hall Director
Lloyd Ahern Cinematographer
Nick De Maggio Editor
Richard Irvine Art Director
Fred Kohlmar Producer
John Lee Mahin Screenwriter
Cyril Mockridge Score Composer
Lionel Newman Musical Direction/Supervision
Karl Tunberg Screenwriter
Darrell Ware Screenwriter
Lyle Wheeler Art Director

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