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Arthur Hohl Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: May 21, 1889
  • Died: Mar 10, 1964

Gaunt stage actor Arthur Hohl began appearing in films in 1924. With his haunting eyes and demeanor of false servility, Hohl oiled his way through many a villainous or mildly larcenous role. When he showed up as Brutus in DeMille's [[Feature~V9963~Cleopatra~cleopatra]] (1934), there was no question that audience sympathy would automatically be directed to Julius Caesar ($arren William). Hohl found himself a semi-regular in Hollywood's "Sherlock Holmes" films, beginning with his portrayal of Moriarty's flunkey Alfie Bassick in 20th Century-Fox's [[Feature~V1005~The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes~theadventuresofsherlockholmes]] (1939) and concluding with his performance as primary murder suspect Emile Journet in Universal's [[Feature~V43088~The Scarlet Claw~thescarletclaw]] (1944). Arthur Hohl was never creepier than as the psychotic phony butler who plans to bump off the entire Bumstead family--even Baby Dumpling and Daisy the Dog!--in [[Feature~V85417~Blondie Has Servant Trouble~blondiehasservanttrouble]] (1940). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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