John Loder


Actor
John Loder

About

Also Known As
John Lowe
Birth Place
London, England, GB
Born
January 03, 1898

Biography

John Loder enlisted in the British Army when he was young, eventually serving as a Cavalryman before finding himself locked up in Germany. After being released from prison, he chose to stay and manage a pickle-making factory, though with his dark, handsome looks, he eventually tried his hand at acting. During the mid-to-late 1920s, he appeared in small roles in German films, which led to...

Family & Companions

Hedy Lamarr
Wife
Third wife; divorced.

Bibliography

"Hollywood Hussar"
John Loder (1977)

Biography

John Loder enlisted in the British Army when he was young, eventually serving as a Cavalryman before finding himself locked up in Germany. After being released from prison, he chose to stay and manage a pickle-making factory, though with his dark, handsome looks, he eventually tried his hand at acting. During the mid-to-late 1920s, he appeared in small roles in German films, which led to co-starring in the '29 "The Doctor's Secret," Loder's first American movie and the first "Talkie" from Paramount. That same year, he co-starred or appeared in a number of other American films, ranging from Westerns to thrillers, though after failing to gain a mass audience, he spent much of the '30s back in his native England, collaborating with the likes of Alfred Hitchcock on the thriller "Sabotage" and Robert Stevenson on the adventure-themed "King Solomon's Mines." During the next decade, while the world was at war, Loder gradually transitioned from European productions back to Hollywood. Though never a huge star, he landed a supporting role in the 1941 Oscar-winning "How Green Was My Valley" directed by John Ford, whom Loder had previously worked with in the '31 war film "Seas Beneath." He also co-starred in 1942's "Now, Voyager" starring Bette Davis as well as Michael Curtiz' '44 adventure drama "Passage to Marseille" with Humphrey Bogart. Toward the end of the '40s, Loder began appearing on television, which is where he spent most of the next decade before his career slowed.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Gideon of Scotland Yard (1959)
Ponsford, the Duke
Josette from New Orleans (1958)
The Story of Esther Costello (1957)
Paul Marchant
The Woman And The Hunter (1957)
Dishonored Lady (1947)
Felix Courtland
The Wife of Monte Cristo (1946)
De Villefort
One More Tomorrow (1946)
Owen Arthur
The Fighting Guardsman (1945)
Sir John Tanlay
A Game of Death (1945)
Don Rainsford
The Brighton Strangler (1945)
Reginald Parker
The Woman Who Came Back (1945)
Dr. Matt Adams
Jealousy (1945)
Dr. David Brent
Abroad with Two Yanks (1944)
Cyril North
The Hairy Ape (1944)
Tony Lazar
Passage to Marseille (1944)
Manning
Old Acquaintance (1943)
Preston Drake
Murder on the Waterfront (1943)
Lt. Com. Holbrook
The Gorilla Man (1943)
Captain Craig Killian
The Mysterious Doctor (1943)
Sir Henry Leland
Adventure in Iraq (1943)
George Torrence
Gentleman Jim (1942)
Clinton De Witt
Eagle Squadron (1942)
Paddy Carson
Now, Voyager (1942)
Elliot Livingston
Confirm or Deny (1941)
Captain [Lionel] Channing
One Night in Lisbon (1941)
Commander Peter Walmsley
Scotland Yard (1941)
Sir John Lasher/[Dakin Barrolles]
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Ianto [Morgan]
Adventure in Diamonds (1940)
Michael Barclay
Diamond Frontier (1940)
[Dr.] Charles Clayton
Tin Pan Alley (1940)
Reggie Carstair
To the Victor (1938)
David Moore
Katia (1938)
King Solomon's Mines (1937)
Henry Curtis
Doctor Syn (1937)
Denis
Non-Stop New York (1937)
Inspector Jim Grant
Sabotage (1936)
Ted Spencer
The Man Who Lived Again (1936)
Dick Haslewood
This Woman Is Mine (1935)
Trelawney
18 Minutes (1935)
Lorna Doone (1935)
Jan Ridd
Thunder in the East (1934)
Commander Fergan
The Private Life of Henry VIII (1934)
[Thomas] Peynell
Java Head (1934)
Money For Speed (1933)
Wedding Rehearsal (1932)
Seas Beneath (1931)
Franz Schiller
The Man Hunter (1930)
George Castle
Lilies of the Field (1930)
Walter Harker
Sweethearts and Wives (1930)
Sam Worthing
One Night at Susie's (1930)
Hayes
The Second Floor Mystery (1930)
Lieut. Norman Fraser
The Unholy Night (1929)
Captain Dorchester
Sunset Pass (1929)
Ashleigh Preston
Her Private Affair (1929)
Carl Weild
The Doctor's Secret (1929)
Hugh Paton
Love, Live and Laugh (1929)
Dr. Price
The Racketeer (1929)
Jack
Rich People (1929)
Captain Danforth
Black Waters (1929)
The First Born (1928)
Alfred Hitchcock: Sabotage and The Lodger (1926)

Cast (Short)

On the Loose (1931)

Life Events

1926

Feature film debut as an extra in Alexander Korda's "Madame Wants No Children"

Photo Collections

Old Acquaintance - Scene Stills
Here are a number of scene stills from Warner Bros' Old Acquaintance (1943), starring Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins, and Gig Young.

Videos

Movie Clip

Sabotage (1936) - If The Arsenal Lose We know grocer Ted (John Loder) is a policeman, Sylvia Sidney at the ticket box doesn't know the guys (William Dewhurst, Peter Bull, then Torin Thatcher) visiting her husband (Oscar Homolka) are terrorists, her young brother (Desmond Tester) also an innocent, in Hitchcock's Sabotage, 1936.
Old Acquaintance (1943) - My Fatal Beauty In New York, years later during which time Millie (Miriam Hopkins) also becomes a best-selling novelist, she scolds husband Preston (John Loder), who retreats with mentor, friend, rival and baby-sitter Kit (Bette Davis), dropping his own bombshell, in Vincent Sherman's Old Acuqaintance, 1943.
Old Acquaintance (1943) - Every Woman Has A Ghost After another 10-year leap, during WWII, author Kit (Bette Davis) has agreed to meet Preston (John Loder), who left his wife in a failed attempt to win her, and she’s arranged for her young lover (Gig Young) to bring along Preston’s now-grown daughter (Dolores Moran), in Old Acquaintance, 1943.
Gentleman Jim (1942) - If You Were My Girl Errol Flynn as title character Jim Corbett, still just a San Francisco local hero, stands by as Vicky Ware (Alexis Smith) meets the touring world champ Sullivan (Ward Bond), then tangles with her and her less virile boyfriend (John Loder), in Raoul Walsh’s fanciful bio-pic Gentleman Jim, 1942.
How Green Was My Valley (1941) - I Shall Never Return Powerful opening from Richard Llewellyn's novel, Irving Pichel as grown Huw (Roddy McDowall) narrating, Best Director winner John Ford introducing father Donald Crisp, brothers (John Loder, Patric Knowles, Richard Fraser, John Monks, Evan S. Evans) and sister (Maureen O'Hara), in How Green Was My Valley, 1941.
How Green Was My Valley (1941) - I First Saw Bron Irving Pichel's narration as the grown Huw (Roddy McDowall) continues, introducing Bronwyn (Anna Lee) to the Morgans as bride to brother Ivor (Patric Knowles), mother (Sara Algood) and dad (Donald Crisp) featured along with sister Maureen O'Hara (who would name her daughter Bronwyn!), early in John Ford's Welsh family saga How Green Was My Valley, 1941.
How Green Was My Valley (1941) - The Men Will Come Out In turn-of-the-century South Wales, Morgan (Donald Crisp) is a senior coal miner, not as angry over wage cuts as his sons (James Monks, John Loder, Richard Fraser, Evan S. Evans) who walk out amicably, in John Ford's film from the Richard Llewellyn novel, How Green Was My Valley, 1941.
Passage To Marseille (1944) - Never Seen A Stronger Face Captain Freycinet (Claude Rains) giving a look at his Free French air squadron to newsman Manning (John Loder), who is impressed by a gunner named Matrac (Humphrey Bogart), early in Michael Curtiz's Passage To Marseille, 1944.
Now, Voyager (1942) - Not Boston, You Know Shedding fiance` Elliott (John Loder), Charlotte (Bette Davis) with her party hosts (Charlotte Wynters, Don Douglas), is surprised to encounter Jerry (Paul Henreid), with whom she conspires to not-discuss their past romance, in Now, Voyager, 1942, Irving Rapper directing.
Sabotage (1936) - Act Of God Director Alfred Hitchcock's crafty opening, Oscar Homolka's role not altogether clear, his wife (Sylvia Sidney) at the ticket box at the cinema, John Loder the snarky grocer next door, from Sabotage, 1936, loosely based on Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent.
Old Acquaintance (1943) - You Don't Know Kit At the train station in home-town Birchfield (no state is mentioned), childhood pal Millie (Miriam Hopkins), with newsman Charlie (Roscoe Karns), greets local girl turned famous novelist Kit (Bette Davis), her fan club intervening, in Vincent Sherman's 1943 Warner Bros. hit Old Acquaintance.
Adventure In Iraq - Not In Cold Blood The Nazi-friendly Sheik (Paul Cavanagh) explaining to stranded Allied guests Doug (Warren Douglas), Tess (Ruth Ford) and George (John Loder) that he'll have to sacrifice them, in Adventure In Iraq, 1943.

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Companions

Hedy Lamarr
Wife
Third wife; divorced.

Bibliography

"Hollywood Hussar"
John Loder (1977)