John Colton


Biography

Actor John Colton was widely known for his presence on the silver screen. Colton started his acting career landing roles in films, such as the adventurous drama "Time After Time" (1979) with Malcolm McDowell, "Nous etions tous des noms d'arbres" (1983) and "National Lampoon's Van Wilder" (2002) with Ryan Reynolds. He also appeared in the Dennis Quaid hit sci-fi flick "The Day After T...

Biography

Actor John Colton was widely known for his presence on the silver screen. Colton started his acting career landing roles in films, such as the adventurous drama "Time After Time" (1979) with Malcolm McDowell, "Nous etions tous des noms d'arbres" (1983) and "National Lampoon's Van Wilder" (2002) with Ryan Reynolds. He also appeared in the Dennis Quaid hit sci-fi flick "The Day After Tomorrow" (2004). He also appeared in the TV movie "Bogie" (CBS, 1979-1980). He worked in television in his early acting career as well, including a part on "Sliders" (1994-99). Colton was also credited in "The Game" "The Brothers Solomon" (2007) and "The Invasion" with Nicole Kidman (2007). Colton was most recently credited in "Ominous" (Syfy, 2015-). Colton passed away in December 1946 at the age of 59.

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Laughing Boy (1934) - It Is White Man's Way Family-oriented young Navajo (Ramon Novarro, title character) is more virtuous than his new fianceè “Slim Girl” (Lupe Velez), whom he’s bringing home to meet his folks after meeting her at a cosmopolitan tribal gathering in the southern part of the reservation, in MGM’s Laughing Boy, 1934.
Wild Orchids (1929) - Mr. And Mrs. Sterling Exposition and spectacle from MGM, which clearly sent somebody, though not principals Greta Garbo and Lewis Stone, to San Francisco, disembarking, in the opening of Wild Orchids, 1929, co-starring Nils Asther.
Wild Orchids (1929) - You Look Silly Dear Newly arrived but bored in Java, Lillie (Greta Garbo) has herself done up in native gear by the plentiful maids of their host, but finds her older tea plantation owner husband (Lewis Stone) isn't interested, trouble looming, in MGM's Wild Orchids, 1929.
Wild Orchids (1929) - Any Big Game In Java? Having just sailed from San Francisco for Java, Lillie (Greta Garbo), wife of Sterling (Lewis Stone), who's taking over a tea plantation, meets the only other billed actor in the picture, Nils Asther as Prince de Gace, beating a servant, then befriending her husband, early in Wild Orchids, 1929.
Under Capricorn (1949) - Rats In New South Wales Another long take in the dinner scene, dipsomaniac Henrietta (Ingrid Bergman) and newcomer Charles (Michael Wilding) have discovered they knew each other back home, he alone buying her tale of rats, in Hitchcock's Under Capricorn, 1949.
Under Capricorn (1949) - Always The Kangaroo One of many single-take scenes, Adare (Michael Wilding) calls on Australian landowner Flusky (Joseph Cotten) whose wife (Ingrid Bergman) needs restraining, aide Winter (Jack Watling) and other guests (Victor Lukas, Ronald Adam), making excuses, in Alfred Hitchcock's Under Capricorn, 1949.
Under Capricorn (1949) - I Have No Mirror A second visit to her Australian ranch and another one-take scene from director Alfred Hitchcock, re-acquainted old friends Charles (Michael Wilding) and Hattie (Ingrid Bergman) discuss her condition, in Under Capricorn, 1949.
Shanghai Gesture, The - This Sparkle Is Artificial Poppy (Gene Tierney), on a loosing streak at the roulette wheel, raises funds with help from smarmy Doctor Omar (Victor Mature) and appraiser Mischa (Mikhail Rasumny), in Josef von Sternberg's The Shanghai Gesture, 1942.
Shanghai Gesture, The - Allah Be Praised Opening scenes, immigrant denizens Doctor Omar (Victor Mature) and "The Comprador" (Clyde Fillmore), in a sinister rescue of American Dixie (Phyllis Brooks), in Josef von Sternberg's The Shanghai Gesture, 1942.

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