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Also Known As: Jack Rawlins Died: May 20, 1997
Born: June 9, 1902 Cause of Death: pneumonia
Birth Place: Long Beach, California, USA Profession: director, actor, screenwriter, stuntman, editor, editor

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John Rawlins's amazing vision and attention to detail were the driving forces behind his success as a director. He wrote gags for screen comedies. He directed mostly B-action films during the late 1930s. He spent the last 30 years of his life developing property at Newport Beach. Rawlins worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "Above the Clouds" (1933), "Mills of the Gods" (1935) and "Shadows of Sing Sing" (1934). He also contributed to "The Bargain" (1931), "The Defense Rests" (1934) and "The Line-Up" (1934). He continued to work in film in the thirties, directing motion pictures like "State Police" (1938), "Young Fugitives" (1938) and the crime flick "The Missing Guest" (1938) with Paul Kelly. In the latter part of his career, Rawlins directed "Overland Mail" (1942), the adventure "Arabian Nights" (1942) with Jon Hall and "Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror" (1942). He also appeared in the drama "Ladies Courageous" (1944) with Loretta Young and "Sudan" (1945). Rawlins more recently appeared in "Terminal Virus" (Showtime, 1995-96). Rawlins passed away in May 1997 at the age of 95.

John Rawlins's amazing vision and attention to detail were the driving forces behind his success as a director. He wrote gags for screen comedies. He directed mostly B-action films during the late 1930s. He spent the last 30 years of his life developing property at Newport Beach. Rawlins worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "Above the Clouds" (1933), "Mills of the Gods" (1935) and "Shadows of Sing Sing" (1934). He also contributed to "The Bargain" (1931), "The Defense Rests" (1934) and "The Line-Up" (1934). He continued to work in film in the thirties, directing motion pictures like "State Police" (1938), "Young Fugitives" (1938) and the crime flick "The Missing Guest" (1938) with Paul Kelly. In the latter part of his career, Rawlins directed "Overland Mail" (1942), the adventure "Arabian Nights" (1942) with Jon Hall and "Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror" (1942). He also appeared in the drama "Ladies Courageous" (1944) with Loretta Young and "Sudan" (1945). Rawlins more recently appeared in "Terminal Virus" (Showtime, 1995-96). Rawlins passed away in May 1997 at the age of 95.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Lost Lagoon (1958) Director
2.
  Shark River (1953) Director
3.
  Fort Defiance (1951) Director
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  Rogue River (1950) Director
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  Boy from Indiana (1950) Director
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  Massacre River (1949) Director
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  Michael O'Halloran (1948) Director
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  The Arizona Ranger (1948) Director
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10.
  Dick Tracy's Dilemma (1947) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Terminal Virus (1995) Jason
2.
 Secret of the Wastelands (1941) Williams
3.
 Argentine Nights (1940) Gaucho
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Worked as an actor and stuntman in the 1920s
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Wrote gags for screen comedies
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Became a film editor for Columbia Pictures
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Directed mostly B-action films during the late 1930s
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Retired in the 1960s
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Spent the last 30 years of his life developing property at Newport Beach
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wife:
Lisa Rawlins. Survived him.

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son:
Phil Rawlins. Executive. Survived him.
son:
David Rawlins. Editor. Survived him.
daughter:
Lisa Rawlins. Executive. Survived him.

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