"Your father is the American Chaplin."
-Groucho Marx (speaking to Gary Hall)
"Huntz Hall was a complicated person: extremely generous and loving on the one hand, scarily angry and violent on the other....As I get older I understand my father much better-he was emotionally deprived as a kid, and then he was unprepared for fame and money when they arrived in his teenage years. So he didn't have the skills to be a parent. He did the best he could with the emotional equipment he had."
-Rev. Gary Hall (Huntz Hall's son)
"I was nuts... Actually, I got into worse trouble than Sach... The cops would say to me, 'We don't want to lock you up, Huntz. You lock yourself up.' I'm lucky that I made it this far."
-Huntz Hall, Entertainment Weekly interview
"Huntz Hall, I loved him. [He] kept us laughing all the time. He was so funny."
-Julie Gibson, actress, Bowery Buckaroos
Behind Sach: The Huntz Hall Story presents the life of the man who made us laugh with his unforgettable and unique persona of Horace DeBussy Jones, best known as "Sach." This is the story of Huntz Hall, who played the zany character in forty-eight Bowery Boys motion pictures from the 1946 thru 1958. Perhaps some day Hall will be lauded as surely a comic genius as Chaplin.
This biography is based upon never before revealed information provided by his only son. It offers a respectful portrait and appreciation of Hall's personal life and an examination of the comedy moments of his beloved Sach.
Jim Manago has authored Love Is the Reason for It All: The Shirley Booth Story (BearManor Media, 2008) and For Bill, His Pinup Girl: The Shirley Booth and Bill Baker Story (Jim and Donna Manago Books, 2010). He holds a Master's degree in Cinema Studies from the College of Staten Island/City University of New York.
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