June Mathis


Screenwriter

About

Also Known As
June Beulah Hughes
Birth Place
Leadville, Colorado, USA
Born
June 30, 1892
Died
July 26, 1927
Cause of Death
Heart Attack

Biography

Female scenarist, with Metro (later MGM) from 1918. Mathis had a significant hand in building the reputation of Rudolph Valentino, via such vehicles as "The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse" (1921) and "Blood and Sand" (1922). She also helped launch Nazimova to stardom in the late teens and was assigned by Irving Thalberg the task of re-editing Erich von Stroheim's "Greed" (1922) down fro...

Family & Companions

Sylvano Balboni
Husband
Married in 1924.

Biography

Female scenarist, with Metro (later MGM) from 1918. Mathis had a significant hand in building the reputation of Rudolph Valentino, via such vehicles as "The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse" (1921) and "Blood and Sand" (1922). She also helped launch Nazimova to stardom in the late teens and was assigned by Irving Thalberg the task of re-editing Erich von Stroheim's "Greed" (1922) down from nine hours to one hour and 50 minutes.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Souls for Sale (1923)

Writer (Feature Film)

The Magic Flame (1927)
Cont
An Affair of the Follies (1927)
Scen
The Masked Woman (1927)
Scen
Irene (1926)
Editorial Director, cont
Her Second Chance (1926)
Editorial Director
The Far Cry (1926)
Editorial Director
The Girl From Montmartre (1926)
Editorial Director
The Greater Glory (1926)
Scen
Ben-Hur (1925)
Adaptation
We Moderns (1925)
Editor Director--wrt for the Screenplay
Sally (1925)
Editorial Supervisor
The Marriage Whirl (1925)
Editorial Director
Greed (1925)
Titles
Classified (1925)
Editorial Director
What Fools Men (1925)
Editorial Director
The Desert Flower (1925)
Editorial Director
We Moderns (1925)
Screenwriter
The Desert Flower (1925)
Scen
Classified (1925)
Screenwriter
Sally (1925)
Scen
Three Weeks (1924)
Editorial Director
Name the Man (1924)
Editorial Director
In the Palace of the King (1923)
Adaptation
The Spanish Dancer (1923)
Adaptation
Three Wise Fools (1923)
Screenwriter
The Day of Faith (1923)
Adaptation
Kisses (1922)
Adaptation
The Golden Gift (1922)
Story
The Young Rajah (1922)
Adaptation
Turn to the Right (1922)
Scen
Blood and Sand (1922)
Scen
Kisses (1922)
Scen
Hate (1922)
Adaptation
The Young Rajah (1922)
Scen
Camille (1921)
Adaptation
Camille (1921)
Scen
The Conquering Power (1921)
Adaptation
The Hole in the Wall (1921)
Adaptation
The Man Who (1921)
Scen
A Trip to Paradise (1921)
Scen
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)
Adaptation
The Idle Rich (1921)
Adaptation
The Saphead (1920)
Scen
The Right of Way (1920)
Adaptation
The Walk-Offs (1920)
Scen
Hearts Are Trumps (1920)
Scen
Parlor, Bedroom and Bath (1920)
Scen
The Willow Tree (1920)
Adaptation
Old Lady 31 (1920)
Scen
Polly with a Past (1920)
Scen
The Willow Tree (1920)
Scen
The Price of Redemption (1920)
Scen
The Right of Way (1920)
Scen
The Brat (1919)
Titles
Fair and Warmer (1919)
Scen
Almost Married (1919)
Scen
The Way of the Strong (1919)
Scen
Out of the Fog (1919)
Scen
Blind Man's Eyes (1919)
Scen
The Microbe (1919)
Scen
Lombardi, Ltd. (1919)
Scen
Satan Junior (1919)
Scen
The Amateur Adventuress (1919)
Scen
The Divorcee (1919)
Scen
The Red Lantern (1919)
Scen
The Island of Intrigue (1919)
Scen
The Parisian Tigress (1919)
Story
The Great Victory, Wilson or the Kaiser? the Fall of the Hohenzollerns (1919)
Scen
Johnny-on-the-Spot (1919)
Scen
The Brat (1919)
Scen
Some Bride (1919)
Scen
The Man Who Stayed at Home (1919)
Scen
The Great Victory (1919)
Screenwriter
The Amateur Aventuress (1919)
Screenwriter
The Winding Trail (1918)
Story
A Successful Adventure (1918)
Story
Social Hypocrites (1918)
Scen
The Claim (1918)
Scen
Secret Strings (1918)
Scen
Gay and Festive Claverhouse (1918)
Adaptation
Kildare of Storm (1918)
Scen
With Neatness and Dispatch (1918)
Scen
The Legion of Death (1918)
Scen
Five Thousand an Hour (1918)
Scen
The House of Mirth (1918)
Scen
The Legion of Death (1918)
Story
Social Quicksands (1918)
Scen
A Successful Adventure (1918)
Scen
The House of Gold (1918)
Scen
The Silent Woman (1918)
Scen
His Bonded Wife (1918)
Scen
A Man's World (1918)
Scen
Eye for Eye (1918)
Scen
To Hell with the Kaiser (1918)
Scen
Daybreak (1918)
Adaptation
The Eyes of Mystery (1918)
Adaptation
The Winning of Beatrice (1918)
Scen
Sylvia on a Spree (1918)
Scen
The Trail to Yesterday (1918)
Scen
The Brass Check (1918)
Scen
Toys of Fate (1918)
Scen
A Wife by Proxy (1917)
Scen
Aladdin's Other Lamp (1917)
Scen
Lady Barnacle (1917)
Scen
The Trail of the Shadow (1917)
Scen
The Beautiful Lie (1917)
Scen
Blue Jeans (1917)
Adaptation
A Magdalene of the Hills (1917)
Scen
Threads of Fate (1917)
Scen
Miss Robinson Crusoe (1917)
Story
The Barricade (1917)
Scen
His Father's Son (1917)
Scen
The Millionaire's Double (1917)
Story
Draft 258 (1917)
Scen
Red, White and Blue Blood (1917)
Scen
The Voice of Conscience (1917)
Scen
Somewhere in America (1917)
Scen
The Power of Decision (1917)
Scen
The Jury of Fate (1917)
Adaptation
The Call of Her People (1917)
Scen
The Purple Lady (1916)
Scen
The Upstart (1916)
Scen
Her Great Price (1916)
Scen
The Sunbeam (1916)
Scen
The Dawn of Love (1916)
Scen
God's Half Acre (1916)
Scen

Editing (Feature Film)

Greed (1925)
Film Editor

Misc. Crew (Special)

The Real McTeague: A Synthesis of Forms (1993)
Other

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse, The (1921) - Will Of Don Julio Brooding now, after his opening tango scene, Rudolph Valentino is Argentine Julio, left out of his grandfather's will, Alan Hale his German uncle, Josef Swickard his French father, Bridgetta Clark his mom, Virginia Warwick his sister, in Rex Ingram's Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse, 1921.
Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse, The (1921) - A Youthful Libertine Rudolph Valentino, born in the previous scene, appears here in his first major role, as Argentine heir Julio, immediately to the tango, Pomeroy Cannon his indulgent grandad, Beatrice Dominguez his partner, Rex Ingram directing, in Metro Pictures’ The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse, 1921.
Ben-Hur (1925) - The Young Prince Introduction of the titular hero Judah (Ramon Novarro), about Jerusalem, meeting Esther (May McAvoy), the daughter of his family's trusted slave, early in MGM's Ben-Hur, 1925.
Ben-Hur (1925) - Jehovah Smite You! As the Roman governor arrives in Jerusalem, Tirzah (Kathleen Key), sister of the hero Judah (Ramon Novarro), knocks a tile from the roof, causing a dust up with his heretofore welcomed old friend Messala (Francis X. Bushman), now a Roman officer, in MGM's Ben-Hur, 1925.
Ben-Hur (1925) - The Prophets Are Fulfilled Rejoining the three wise men, introducing the shepherds, spectacular trick photography and Mary (Betty Bronson) with child, still in the opening reel of MGM's epic Ben-Hur, 1925.
Ben-Hur (1925) - Pagan Rome Gaudy credits, prologue and large sets opening the famous MGM 1925 production of Ben-Hur, starring Ramon Novarro and Francis X. Bushman, produced by Irving Thalberg.
Saphead, The (1920) - Rotten Luck Spoiled heir Bertie (Buster Keaton), distraught after failing to meet his beloved at the train, at a secret New York casino with his pals, sees an opportunity play the "sport," and fails, early in The Saphead, 1920.
Young Rajah, The (1922) -- I Am A Fatalist At a re-incarnation theme party hosted by Molly (Wanda Hawley), Amos (Rudolph Valentino) feels supernatural stirrings, meeting later on Long Island, from the TCM and Flicker Alley reconstruction of The Young Rajah, 1922.
Young Rajah, The (1922) -- Magnetic And Soulful Eyes From the TCM and Flicker Alley reconstruction, much physique on display as Amos (Rudolph Valentino) and mates compete, then celebrate with tragic results, in The Young Rajah, 1922.
Camille (1921) - My Life Is Not For Long On the evening of their first meeting, law student Armand (Rudolph Valentino) and tubercular courtesan Margeurite (Nazimova) decide they've had enough of her Parisian party crowd, early in Camille, 1921.
Camille (1921) - Better To Study Love Opening scene featuring sets by Natacha Rambova, who would later marry the leading man, introducing law-student Armand (Rudolph Valentino) and courtesan Marguerite (Nazimova), in Metro's Camille, 1921.
Camille (1921) - Your Broken-Hearted Lover Escorted by sugar daddy De Varville (Arthur Hoyt) to a chic Paris casino, Marguerite (Nazimova) finds her ex Armand (Rudolph Valentino) cavorting with party girl Olimpe (Consuelo Flowerton), in Camille, 1921.

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Companions

Sylvano Balboni
Husband
Married in 1924.

Bibliography