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  • Show Boat

  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

  • The Scarlet Claw

  • Sherlock Holmes and the Spider Woman

  • Monsieur Verdoux

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  • Show Boat

  • Mystery of the Riverboat

  • Irish Eyes Are Smiling

  • Island of Lost Souls

  • The Sign of the Cross

  • College Coach

  • Jimmy the Gent

  • Our Vines Have Tender Grapes

  • Cleopatra

  • It Happened on Fifth Avenue

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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 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 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939) and concluding with his performance as primary murder suspect Emile Journet in Universal's The Scarlet Claw (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 Blondie Has Servant Trouble (1940). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi