Olaf Hytten


Biography

Olaf Hytten was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Hytten's earliest roles were in film, including the Loretta Young comedy "Platinum Blonde" (1931), the Gary Cooper dramatic adaptation "Design For Living" (1933) and the romantic fantasy "Berkeley Square" (1933) with Leslie Howard. He also appeared in "Jane Eyre" (1934), the David Manners drama "The Moonstone" (1934) an...

Biography

Olaf Hytten was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Hytten's earliest roles were in film, including the Loretta Young comedy "Platinum Blonde" (1931), the Gary Cooper dramatic adaptation "Design For Living" (1933) and the romantic fantasy "Berkeley Square" (1933) with Leslie Howard. He also appeared in "Jane Eyre" (1934), the David Manners drama "The Moonstone" (1934) and "Mystery Liner" (1934). He continued to act in productions like "First Lady" (1937), the historical drama "The Good Earth" (1937) with Paul Muni and "Dangerous Holiday" (1937). He also appeared in "I Cover the War" (1937). Toward the end of his career, he tackled roles in the biopic "Mission to Moscow" (1943) with Walter Huston, "The Lodger" (1944) with Merle Oberon and "Detective Kitty O'Day" (1944). He also appeared in "The Brighton Strangler" (1945) and the Boris Karloff horror film "House of Frankenstein" (1945). Hytten last acted in the Cornel Wilde historical feature "The Scarlet Coat" (1955). Hytten passed away in March 1955 at the age of 67.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

The Scarlet Coat (1955)
Butler
Perils of the Jungle (1953)
Mac
Against All Flags (1952)
King William
Million Dollar Mermaid (1952)
Les Miserables (1952)
Judge
Kim (1951)
Mr. Fairlee
The Son of Dr. Jekyll (1951)
Prosecutor
Anne of the Indies (1951)
Commander Harris
Rogues of Sherwood Forest (1950)
Charcoal Burner
Fancy Pants (1950)
Stage manager
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949)
1st tailor
The Secret of St. Ives (1949)
Officer for the defense
Challenge to Lassie (1949)
Reeves
That Forsyte Woman (1949)
Assistant
If Winter Comes (1948)
Officer
Kidnapped (1948)
The Red Fox
Shanghai Chest (1948)
Bates
Unconquered (1947)
Star of London purser
That Way with Women (1947)
Davis
Bells of San Angelo (1947)
Lionel Bates
The Private Affairs of Bel Ami (1947)
Keeper of the Seals
The Ghost Goes Wild (1947)
Man servant
The Imperfect Lady (1947)
Butler
Holiday in Mexico (1946)
Butler
She-Wolf of London (1946)
Policeman
The Notorious Lone Wolf (1946)
Prince of Rapur
Alias Mr. Twilight (1946)
Eckles
Black Beauty (1946)
Mr. Cordon
The Verdict (1946)
Sergeant
Three Strangers (1946)
Guard
Magnificent Doll (1946)
Blennerhassett
National Velvet (1945)
Villager
A Guy, a Gal, and a Pal (1945)
Butler
Hold That Blonde (1945)
Charles
My Name Is Julia Ross (1945)
Reverend Jonathan Lewis
The Brighton Strangler (1945)
Banks
Scotland Yard Investigator (1945)
Purvis
Confidential Agent (1945)
Harry Bates
The Woman in Green (1945)
Norris
House of Frankenstein (1945)
Hoffman
The Suspect (1945)
Mr. Jevne
Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
Elkins
Ministry of Fear (1944)
Clerk in tailor shop
The Lodger (1944)
Harris
Oh, What a Night (1944)
Wyndy
Leave It to the Irish (1944)
Butler
Detective Kitty O'Day (1944)
Butler [Charles]
The Scarlet Claw (1944)
Clerk
Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (1944)
Deck steward
Passport to Destiny (1944)
Hawkins
Babes on Swing Street (1944)
William
The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (1943)
Clerk
Holy Matrimony (1943)
Cockney
Hit Parade of 1943 (1943)
Waiter
Flesh and Fantasy (1943)
Chemist
Mission to Moscow (1943)
Parliamentary member
Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943)
Captain MacIntosh
Drums of Fu Manchu (1943)
Dr. Petrie
London Blackout Murders (1943)
Usher
Silent Witness (1943)
The Gorilla Man (1943)
Attendant
The Return of the Vampire (1943)
Van, the butler
Happy Go Lucky (1943)
Jeweler
Casablanca (1942)
Prosperous man
Eagle Squadron (1942)
Day controller
Spy Ship (1942)
Drake
The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
Husman
Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942)
[Admiral Sir John] Fabian Prentiss
Destination Unknown (1942)
Wing Fu
The Great Impersonation (1942)
Tobacconist
To Be or Not to Be (1942)
Polonius in Warsaw
The Black Swan (1942)
Clerk
Lucky Jordan (1942)
Charles, servant
Affairs of Jimmy Valentine (1942)
Butler
You're Telling Me (1942)
Fielding
Journey for Margaret (1942)
Manager
Son of Fury (1942)
Clerk
This Above All (1942)
Proprietor
Passage from HongKong (1941)
British official
Man Hunt (1941)
Secretary
Blondie in Society (1941)
Butler
Washington Melodrama (1941)
Parry
When Ladies Meet (1941)
Matthews, the butler
Bedtime Story (1941)
Alfred
The Great Commandment (1941)
Nathan
That Hamilton Woman (1941)
Gavin
For Beauty's Sake (1941)
Father McKinley
Rage in Heaven (1941)
Hotel clerk
The Wolf Man (1941)
Villager
The Blonde from Singapore (1941)
Doorman
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
Hobson
Footsteps in the Dark (1941)
Horace
Nine Lives Are Not Enough (1941)
Butler
The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)
Valet
Escape to Glory (1940)
Agent
Parole Fixer (1940)
Carter
Calling Philo Vance (1940)
Charles
The Earl of Chicago (1940)
Hodges
Rio (1939)
Broadway Serenade (1939)
Hotel manager
The Little Princess (1939)
We Are Not Alone (1939)
Mr. Clark
Pride of the Blue Grass (1939)
Spectator
Allegheny Uprising (1939)
General Gage
Little Accident (1939)
Meggs
Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever (1939)
Mr. Higginbotham
The Lady and the Mob (1939)
Brewster
Television Spy (1939)
Wagner
Our Neighbors--the Carters (1939)
Butler
Our Leading Citizen (1939)
Charles, Second butler
Rulers of the Sea (1939)
Third secretary
The Sun Never Sets (1939)
British cabinet member
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Butler
6,000 Enemies (1939)
Photographer
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Arrest Bulldog Drummond (1938)
Policeman
Blond Cheat (1938)
Paul Douglas
The Lone Wolf in Paris (1938)
Jenkins
Youth Takes a Fling (1938)
Dunham's butler
Up the River (1938)
Steward
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938)
Valet
A Christmas Carol (1938)
Schoolmaster
Marie Antoinette (1938)
Bohmer, the Jeweler
Lord Jeff (1938)
Instructor
Souls at Sea (1937)
Proprietor
California Straight Ahead (1937)
Huggins
I Cover the War (1937)
Sir Herbert
Dangerous Holiday (1937)
Popcorn
The Good Earth (1937)
Liu, grain merchant
Angel (1937)
Photographer
First Lady (1937)
Bleeker
We Have Our Moments (1937)
Steward
The Great Garrick (1937)
Ambassador
Ebb Tide (1937)
English tourist
Lancer Spy (1937)
Barber
Parnell (1937)
The Emperor's Candlesticks (1937)
Conspirator
Conquest (1937)
Conspirator
Easy Living (1937)
Houseman
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
Officer
Libeled Lady (1936)
Reporter
And So They Were Married (1936)
Secretary
Doughnuts and Society (1936)
Wellington
Lloyd's of London (1936)
Telescope man
The White Angel (1936)
Orderly
Shakedown (1936)
Butler
With Love and Kisses (1936)
Dickson
Don't Get Personal (1936)
Clerk
Sylvia Scarlett (1936)
Customs inspector
Love Letters of a Star (1936)
Thompson
The Last of the Mohicans (1936)
King George II
White Hunter (1936)
Barton
The House of a Thousand Candles (1936)
Sergeant
His Night Out (1935)
Butler
Metropolitan (1935)
Male modiste
Thanks a Million (1935)
Butler
The Gay Deception (1935)
Butler
Clive of India (1935)
Parson at Hustine
Les Misérables (1935)
Pierre
She Couldn't Take It (1935)
Butler
The Spanish Cape Mystery (1935)
DuPre
Two Sinners (1935)
French judge
Becky Sharp (1935)
The Prince Regent
The Perfect Gentleman (1935)
Tod Brodie
The Lone Wolf Returns (1935)
Bancroft butler
Bonnie Scotland (1935)
Scottish sergeant
Kind Lady (1935)
Passport clerk
Traveling Saleslady (1935)
Butler
The Last Outpost (1935)
Doctor
Living on Velvet (1935)
Travis
Mister Dynamite (1935)
Police chemist
Going Highbrow (1935)
Butler
A Feather in Her Hat (1935)
Taxi driver
Atlantic Adventure (1935)
Ship's doctor
It's in the Air (1935)
Tod Brodie
The Florentine Dagger (1935)
Radio operator
Anna Karénina (1935)
Butler
Ship Cafe (1935)
Butler
The Dark Angel (1935)
Mills
Jimmy the Gent (1934)
Steward
The Painted Veil (1934)
Dr. Somerset
Money Means Nothing (1934)
Butler
Girl O' My Dreams (1934)
Professor
The Moonstone (1934)
Dr. Ezra Jennings
Red Morning (1934)
Glamour (1934)
Dobbs
Mystery Liner (1934)
Grimson's assistant
What Every Woman Knows (1934)
Chairman
The Mystery of Mr. X (1934)
Reporter
Strange Wives (1934)
Jim's butler
The Secret of the Chateau (1934)
LaFarge
One Night of Love (1934)
Viennese valet
Sisters Under the Skin (1934)
Butler
The Little Minister (1934)
Cruickshank
Shock (1934)
Adjutant
The Key (1934)
First regular
Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (1934)
Hotel clerk
British Agent (1934)
Under Secretary
Let's Talk It Over (1934)
Waiter
Jane Eyre (1934)
Jeweler
Mandalay (1934)
Cockney Purser
Murder in the Private Car (1934)
Radio man
Journal of a Crime (1934)
Victor
Have a Heart (1934)
Drunk
Whom the Gods Destroy (1934)
Purser
Berkeley Square (1933)
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Daughter of the Dragon (1931)
Flinders
Grumpy (1930)
Keble
Playboy of Paris (1930)
Doctor
Old Age Handicap (1928)
Salvation Hunters (1925)
The brute
It Is the Law (1924)
Bill Elliott

Cast (Short)

The Bill of Rights (1939)
The Grand Bounce (1937)
His Unlucky Night (1928)

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

That Hamilton Woman (1941) - Such Godlike Simplicity The flashback begins, introducing Sir William Hamilton (Alan Mowbray), the British ambassador to Naples, and a dazzling double entrance, first by portrait, of young Emma (Vivien Leigh), accompanied by her mother (Sara Allgood), in Alexander Korda's That Hamilton Woman, 1941, also starring Laurence Olivier.
Ghost Of Frankenstein (1942) - Are You A Giant? Crafty Ygor (Bela Lugosi) and the revived monster (Lon Chaney Jr.) have gotten separated in the town where they’ve come to see the son of Baron Frankenstein, leading to an encounter with young Cloestine (Janet Ann Gallow) and her father (Olaf Hytten), in Universal’s third sequel, The Ghost Of Frankenstein, 1942.
Christmas In Connecticut (1945) - Your Christmas Menu Publisher Yardley (Sydney Greenstreet) insists that housewife-columnist Elizabeth (Barbara Stanwyck), who isn't married and can't cook, entertain a war hero at her fictional farmhouse for the holiday in Christmas in Connecticut, 1945.
Happiness Ahead (1934) - Title Tune, Opening Director Mervyn LeRoy leaps in with leading man Dick Powell and the title tune by Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal, then the always handy First National/Warner Bros. style character credits, and a clever segue to Olaf Hytten as the butler, Ruth Donnelly a maid and Allen Jenkins the chauffeur, in Happiness Ahead, 1934.
Confidential Agent (1945) - Pretty Girl Like You Opening of the spy drama based on Graham Greene's novel, introducing Denard (Charles Boyer), Rose (Lauren Bacall, in her third film but the second released), a hapless suitor (Olaf Hytten) and Licata (Victor Francen), in Confidential Agent, 1945, directed by Broadway producer Herman Shumlin.

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