Jim Hutton


Actor
Jim Hutton

About

Birth Place
Binghamton, New York, USA
Born
May 31, 1934
Died
June 02, 1979

Biography

Early in his career, Jim Hutton was being groomed as a romantic lead before transitioning to supporting roles. Starting in 1960, he appeared in a spate of romantic comedies opposite actress Paula Prentiss; both actors were under contract with MGM at the time and, perhaps not incidentally, were among the tallest actors at the studio, with Hutton measured in at a steep six-foot five-inches...

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Biography

Early in his career, Jim Hutton was being groomed as a romantic lead before transitioning to supporting roles. Starting in 1960, he appeared in a spate of romantic comedies opposite actress Paula Prentiss; both actors were under contract with MGM at the time and, perhaps not incidentally, were among the tallest actors at the studio, with Hutton measured in at a steep six-foot five-inches. In all they made four films together: "Where the Boys Are" (1960), "The Honeymoon Machine" (1961), "Bachelor in Paradise" (1961), and "The Horizontal Lieutenant (1962). During this time, Hutton was often compared to Jimmy Stewart, with whom he shared a penchant for offhand line-readings and a dawdling manner. Into the late 1960s, Hutton began to appear in more dramatic films, showing up as a cavalry lieutenant in Sam Peckinpah's "Major Dundee" (1965) and as comic relief in John Wayne's Vietnam fable, "The Green Berets" (1968). Into the 1970s, the actor gained exposure on TV -- especially as the title character of the mystery hour "Ellery Queen." In the role of the amateur sleuth, Hutton memorably turned to face the camera at the show's end and ask the audience if they could solve the episode's crime. Hutton's son is actor Timothy Hutton.

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Photo Collections

Period of Adjustment - Scene Stills
Here are a few scene stills from Period of Adjustment (1962), starring Jane Fonda, Tony Franciosa, and Jim Hutton.
Where the Boys Are - Publicity Stills
Here are a number of publicity stills from Where the Boys Are (1960), starring George Hamilton and Yvette Mimieux. Publicity stills were specially-posed photos, usually taken off the set, for purposes of publicity or reference for promotional artwork.

Videos

Movie Clip

Bachelor In Paradise (1961) - It's Not A Wig Young-married Linda (Paula Prentiss) fails in her attempt to renew romance with husband Larry (Jim Hutton), seeking help from do-gooder Rosemary (Lana Turner), who's already assisting Bob Hope, who still hasn't revealed that he's the reviled writer Niles, in Bachelor In Paradise, 1961.
Major Dundee (1965) - The Major Ain't No Lawyer Now in Mexico, chasing the Apache and short on supplies, Charlton Heston (title character) with Graham (Jim Hutton) on artillery and scout Sam (James Coburn), enters a village loosely occupied by French imperial troops, where Senta Berger (as Teresa) makes her first appearance, and Tyreen (Richard Harris), head of the consrcripted Confederate troops, takes a different approach, in Sam Peckinpah’s Major Dundee, 1965.
Major Dundee (1965) - Open, I'm A Long Way From Gettysburg Intense tones of racial hatred, subject matter that would have spoken to director and co-writer Sam Peckinpah, narration by Marvin Miller, and an introduction to Charlton Heston, the title character, and James Coburn as his scout, opening the generally-panned Major Dundee, 1965, also starring Richard Harris.
Horizontal Lieutenant, The (1962) - I Thought You Were A Girl Before the credits Jim Hutton as Lt. Wye narrated his situation, stationed in quiet Hawaii in the later years of WWII, then a bench-warmer beaned by a foul ball on the squad baseball team, awakens to find himself attended by a gal from college (Paula Prentiss), who seems far sexier now, in The Horizontal Lieutenant, 1962, the fourth and final Hutton-Prentiss picture from MGM.
Horizontal Lieutenant, The (1962) - Don't Get Any Ideas Lt. Merle Wye (Jim Hutton), now in his housecoat, has just barely prevailed on his ex-college acquaintance now popular Army nurse Molly (Paula Prentiss) for a friendly date before he’s posted to a remote Pacific island, until she finds out he’s not being all that brave, in MGM’s The Horizontal Lieutenant, 1962.
Honeymoon Machine, The (1961) - All Scientists Are Poor We’ve met Jim Hutton as Navy-affiliated rocket-computer scientist Jason, and Steve McQueen as his junior officer buddy Fergie, given to games of chance, in their first scene together discussing whether their computer called Max could be useful in a Venice casino, early in The Honeymoon Machine, 1961.
Honeymoon Machine, The (1961) - Admiral's Daughters Enterprising Navy officer Fergie (Steve McQueen) ejects scientist pal Jason (Jim Hutton) from their Venice suite where they’re planning a casino scam, to be alone with Julie (Brigid Bazlen), the forward daughter of their admiral, whom they’ve just met by chance, early in MGM’s The Honeymoon Machine, 1961.
Honeymoon Machine, The (1961) - Someone's Giving You Rome? In the casino in Venice gathering roulette data for the computer-gambling scam being arranged by his Navy buddy (Steve McQueen), Jim Hutton as scientist Jason spies nearsighted knockout Pam (Paula Prentiss, in their third film together for MGM), then her ball/chain Tommy (William Lanteau) in The Honeymoon Machine, 1961.
Where the Boys Are (1960) - How Big Are Your Feet? Tuggle (Paula Prentiss), Merritt (Dolores Hart), Melanie (Yvette Mimieux) and Angie (Connie Francis) meet "TV" (Jim Hutton), who clinches a ride to Lauderdale by answering an odd question in Where The Boys Are, 1960.
Period Of Adjustment (1962) - Perfectly Natural Significant tears in the fabric of the new marriage of George (Jim Hutton) and Isabel (Jane Fonda), visiting buddy Ralph (Tony Franciosa) in the Tennessee Williams comedy Period of Adjustment, 1962, directed by George Roy Hill.
Period Of Adjustment (1962) - Open, Just Married Highly narrative and comic opening of George Roy Hill's directing debut, Period Of Adjustment, 1962, from the Tennessee Williams play, starring Jane Fonda, Jim Hutton, Tony Franciosa and Lois Nettleton.
Period Of Adjustment (1962) - The Proper Vehicle Army-buddy Ralph (Tony Franciosa) meets the already unhappy bride Isabel (Jane Fonda) while groom George (Jim Hutton) parks the car, in an early scene from the Tennessee Williams comedy Period of Adjustment, 1962.

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