Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #003113: DEWEY ROBINSON

Scarce fountain pen signature on a 4x5-inch tan autograph album page, acquired in-person in the 1930s.  In good condition, with a few gentle surface crinkles and a small fleck of soiling, away from the writing.  Mountainous, barrel-chested character actor Dewey Robinson exuded muscular menace and mental vacuity in scores of gangster films of the 1930s and 1940s.  He was memorable as Blucher in William Dieterle's sci-fi classic 6 Hours to Live (1932); a polo-playing mobster in the Edward G. Robinson favorite Little Giant (1933); the bored slavemaster in Eddie Cantor's Roman Scandals (1933); the plug-ugly hothead at odds with beauty contest judge Ben Turpin in the slapstick 2-reeler Keystone Hotel (1935); Boats in Ghost Ship (1943); and Salos in Charlie Chan in The Chinese Cat (1944).  He also had small supporting roles in Val Lewton's horror gem The Seventh Victim (1943), and in the noir masterpieces Murder, My Sweet (1944) and Scarlet Street (1945).