John Monk Saunders


Screenwriter

About

Birth Place
Hinckley, Minnesota, USA
Born
November 22, 1897
Died
March 11, 1940
Cause of Death
Suicide

Biography

Journalist and second lieutenant in the Army Air Corps whose screenplays reflect his love of aviation, notably "Wings" (1927), and "The Dawn Patrol" (1930). His second wife was actress Fay Wray to whom he was married from 1928 to 1938....

Family & Companions

Fay Wray
Wife
Actor. Married in 1928; divorced in 1938.

Biography

Journalist and second lieutenant in the Army Air Corps whose screenplays reflect his love of aviation, notably "Wings" (1927), and "The Dawn Patrol" (1930). His second wife was actress Fay Wray to whom he was married from 1928 to 1938.

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

I Found Stella Parish (1935) - Open, Norman Theater Opening credits and some framing by theater fans awaiting the star, from Warner Bros. I Found Stella Parish, 1935, starring Kay Francis, Ian Hunter and Paul Lukas, directed by Mervyn LeRoy.
I Found Stella Parish (1935) - Am I A Wonderful Actress? Title character (Kay Francis) with daughter Gloria (Sybil Jason) and confidante-servant Nana (Jessie Ralph) in domestic bliss and hiding the truth from the child, in an early scene from I Found Stella Parish, 1935.
I Found Stella Parish (1935) - Three Old Liars Finishing her performance in a fictional London play, and flush from curtain calls, the title character (Kay Francis) is confronted in the literal sense by her past, the obscured Jeffords (Barton MacLane), in a critical scene from I Found Stella Parish, 1935.
I Found Stella Parish (1935) - Quitting The Stage Disguised as an older lady on board ship, title character (Kay Francis) bumps into inquisitive journalist Lockridge (Ian Hunter) who's beginning to catch the scent, in Mervyn LeRoy's I Found Stella Parish, 1935.
I Found Stella Parish (1935) - This Brief Hour With both their names on the marquee outside, impresario Stephen (Paul Lukas) settles for a date when the title character (Kay Francis) refuses his proposal, in an early scene from I Found Stella Parish, 1935.
Yank At Oxford, A (1938) - Perfectly Beautiful Enemy American jock Lee Sheridan (Robert Taylor) on the train to Oxford, introduces himself to fellow students Beaumont, Wavertree and Ramsey (Griffith Jones, Robert Coote, Peter Croft) when Beaumont's sister Molly (Maureen O'Sullivan) arrives, and a gag is pulled, in A Yank At Oxford, 1938.
Eagle And The Hawk, The (1933) - With A Great Big Bang? A nameless "Beautiful Lady" (Carole Lombard) pursues World War I flier Jerry (Fredric March) from a party that ends in a harrowing chat with a child in The Eagle and the Hawk, 1933.
Eagle And The Hawk, The (1933) - A Shining Example World War I flier Jerry (Fredric March) confides in the un-named "Beautiful Lady" (Carole Lombard) who has befriended him in The Eagle and the Hawk, 1933, from a story by John Monk Saunders.
Eagle And The Hawk, The (1933) - I've Lost Five World War I flier Henry (Cary Grant) watches colleague Jerry (Fredric March) having nightmares about his flight observers who keep dying, then reassures rookie Johnny (Kenneth Howell) in The Eagle and the Hawk, 1933.
Eagle And The Hawk, The (1933) - Opening, Great Danger Opening credits featuring introductory clips for Fredric March, Cary Grant and Jack Oakie in The Eagle and the Hawk, 1933, from a story by John Monk Saunders.
Eagle And The Hawk, The (1933) - Got Me Grounded! Flight officer Jerry Young (Fredric March) tells his crew who's shipping off to France, leaving out the impetuous Henry Crocker (Cary Grant) in The Eagle and the Hawk, 1933.
Dawn Patrol, The (1938) - Those Are The Orders Commander Brand (Basil Rathbone) interrupts his Royal Flying Corps unit, who party constantly to cope with stress, with chilling orders, top pilot Courtney (Errol Flynn) first defiant, then happy again with best pal Scotty (David Niven), in the 1938 version of the WWI drama, The Dawn Patrol.

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Family

Susan Saunders
Daughter
Adopted by fay Wray's second husband Robert Riskin.

Companions

Fay Wray
Wife
Actor. Married in 1928; divorced in 1938.

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