John Sutton


Actor
John Sutton

About

Birth Place
India
Born
October 22, 1908
Cause of Death
Heart Attack

Biography

John Sutton started out playing minor roles in action and adventure films until he hit his career's peak in the 1940s with major parts in swashbucklers. Often he filled in for bigger stars serving in the armed forces during World War II. His first major co-starring role was as Lord Edward Crewe in "Hudson's Bay," starring Gene Tierney, an elaborate story of English colonialism in Canada....

Biography

John Sutton started out playing minor roles in action and adventure films until he hit his career's peak in the 1940s with major parts in swashbucklers. Often he filled in for bigger stars serving in the armed forces during World War II. His first major co-starring role was as Lord Edward Crewe in "Hudson's Bay," starring Gene Tierney, an elaborate story of English colonialism in Canada. In 1943, Sutton took one of the few leading roles of his career in the war drama "Tonight We Raid Calais" and played a relatively minor role in the more major film "Jane Eyre," starring Orson Welles. In the latter half of the 1940s, Sutton stayed more focused on derring-do, with a costarring role in "Captain from Castile," starring Tyrone Power as a Spanish officer aiding Cortes's invasion of Mexico; and "The Three Musketeers," as the Duke of Buckingham, an ally of d'Artagnan. In the 1950s, Sutton's film career significantly subsided, though he made several one-off and recurring appearances on television--often in adaptations of classic literature, Westerns, and adventure-filled period pieces.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

The Last Safari (1967)
Harry
The Drums of Tabu (1967)
Taaroa
Of Human Bondage (1964)
Kingsford
Marizinia (1962)
John Morgan
The Canadians (1961)
Superintendent Walker
Beloved Infidel (1959)
Lord Donegall
Return of the Fly (1959)
Inspector Beecham
The Bat (1959)
Warner
Death of a Scoundrel (1956)
Actor
The Amazon Trader (1956)
The Amazon Trader
Africa Adventure (1954)
Professional hunter
East of Sumatra (1953)
Daniel Catlin
My Cousin Rachel (1953)
Ambrose Ashley
Sangaree (1953)
Harvey Bristol
5 Fingers (1952)
Narration
Lady in the Iron Mask (1952)
Duc de Valdac
Captain Pirate (1952)
Hilary Evans
The Golden Hawk (1952)
Luis del Toro
Thief of Damascus (1952)
Khalid
Payment on Demand (1951)
[Anthony] Tunliffe
David and Bathsheba (1951)
Ira
The Second Woman (1950)
Keith Ferris
The Second Face (1950)
Jerry Allison
The Fan (1949)
Cecil Graham
Bagdad (1949)
[Prince] Raizul
Bride of Vengeance (1949)
Bisceglie
The Three Musketeers (1948)
The Duke of Buckingham
The Counterfeiters (1948)
Jeff MacAllister, also known as "Piccadilly Jeff"
Adventures of Casanova (1948)
Count Julien De Brissac
Mickey (1948)
Ted Whitney
Captain from Castile (1948)
Diego de Silva
Claudia and David (1946)
Phil Dexter
The Hour Before the Dawn (1944)
Roger Hetherton
Jane Eyre (1944)
Dr. Rivers
Tonight We Raid Calais (1943)
Geoffrey Carter
Ten Gentlemen from West Point (1942)
Howard Shelton
My Gal Sal (1942)
Fred Haviland
Thunder Birds (1942)
Peter Stackhouse
Moon Over Her Shoulder (1941)
Dr. Philip Rossiter
A Yank in the R.A.F. (1941)
Wing Commander [John] Morley
A Very Young Lady (1941)
Dr. [Franklin] Meredith
Hudson's Bay (1941)
Lord Edward Crewe
British Intelligence (1940)
Officer
I Can't Give You Anything but Love, Baby (1940)
Boston
South to Karanga (1940)
David Wallace
The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
Dr. Frank Griffin
Murder over New York (1940)
Richard Jeffrey
I'm from Missouri (1939)
Subaltern
Bulldog Drummond's Bride (1939)
Inspector Tredennis
Tower of London (1939)
John Wyatt
Charlie McCarthy, Detective (1939)
Bill Banning
Susannah of the Mounties (1939)
Corporal Piggott
Zaza (1939)
First swain
Kidnapped (1938)
English officer
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Bulldog Drummond's Revenge (1938)
Nielson's secretary
Booloo (1938)
Ferguson
Blond Cheat (1938)
Fred (Percy)
The Dawn Patrol (1938)
Adjutant
The Affairs of Annabel (1938)
Man at newsstand
Four Men and a Prayer (1938)
[Captain] Drake
Arrest Bulldog Drummond (1938)
Inspector Tredennis
Bulldog Drummond's Peril (1938)
Doctor
Fools for Scandal (1938)
Man at Lady Malverton's table
Bulldog Drummond Comes Back (1937)
Sanger

Producer (Feature Film)

Small Pleasures (1993)
Producer

Sound (Feature Film)

Jailbreakers (1994)
Sound Mixer
Reform School Girl (1994)
Sound Mixer
That Night (1993)
Sound Mixer
The Dark Half (1993)
Sound Mixer
Passion Fish (1992)
Sound Mixer
Dogfight (1991)
Sound Mixer
The Grifters (1990)
Sound Mixer

Film Production - Construction/Set (Feature Film)

Satisfaction (1988)
Construction Coordinator
Hotel (1983)
Construction Coordinator

Film Production - Lighting/Electrical (Feature Film)

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011)
Rigging Grip

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

Junebug (2005)
Best Boy Grip
Virus (1999)
Grip
Progeny (1998)
Best Boy Grip
Stephen King's The Night Flier (1997)
Grip
Ashanti (1979)
Production Coordinator

Location Manager (Feature Film)

Sheena (1984)
Location Manager (Safari Camp)

Special Thanks (Feature Film)

When Brendan Met Trudy (2000)
Special Thanks To
ENDURANCE (1999)
Special Thanks To

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Out Of Africa (1985)
Consultant

Sound (TV Mini-Series)

Family Album (1994)
Sound Mixer

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

My Gal Sal (1942) - What's Your Answer? Joining the number midway, headliner Sally (Rita Hayworth) performing a song in fact written by Paul Dresser, the brother of the novelist Theodore Dreiser, played here by Victor Mature, who's come to New York seeking redress, James Gleason his agent, in My Gal Sal, 1942.
Fan, The (1949) - Lady Windermere's Fan From a framing device in post-WWII London, confirming the source is Oscar Wilde's play, Madeleine Carroll as ancient Mrs. Erlynne reveals herself to aged Lord Darlington (George Sanders), decades before with Cecil and Arthur (John Sutton, Richard Greene), in Otto Preminger's The Fan, 1949.
Fan, The (1949) - What Most Other Men Are Lord and Lady Windermere (Richard Greene, Jeanne Crain) attend a fencing match to watch Darlington (George Sanders) and Graham (John Sutton) compete, as evil Mrs. Erlynne (Madeleine Carroll), with Augustus (Hugh Dempster), alarms the duchess (Martita Hunt), in Otto Preminger's The Fan, 1949.
Bulldog Drummond Comes Back (1937) - I Should've Been An Actor John Barrymore in a beefed-up role as Scotland Yard man Neilson, aims to make sure the title character (John Howard), with partner Algy (Reginald Denny) and butler Tenny (E.E. Clive), doesn’t know he’s helping chase the kidnapped fiancè, in Bulldog Drummond Comes Back, 1937.
Golden Hawk (1952) - Throw The Wench Back In Amid battle between ships helmed by Spaniard Del Toro (John Sutton) and pirate Gerardo (Sterling Hayden, title character), previously unmentioned prisoners appear, Columbia getting full Technicolor value from a dunked Rhonda Fleming, as Dutch “Jane,” in The Golden Hawk, 1952.
Jane Eyre (1944) - Dreaming Again Peggy Ann Garner as young the young orphan title character in her famous school punishment, friend Helen (an un-credited Elizabeth Taylor) stealing the scenes, Dr. Rivers (John Sutton) riding by, in Jane Eyre, 1944, starring Joan Fontaine and Orson Welles.
Three Musketeers, The (1948) - Brand New Creatures Director George Sidney with closer looks at key players, John Sutton as the English Prime Minister, in love with French Queen Anne (Angela Lansbury), diabolical Cardinal Richelieu (Vincent Price) with his chief collaborator Lady de Winter (Lana Turner), in MGM's The Three Musketeers, 1948.

Bibliography