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John Colton (I) (1887–1946)


Spent his first 14 years living in Japan. See more trivia »

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Known For

Under Capricorn
Werewolf of London
The Shanghai Gesture
Rain Writer


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 1975 Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Pluie (1975) ... (play)
 1960 Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Rain (1960) ... (play)
 1949 Under Capricorn (play)
 1941 The Shanghai Gesture (play)
 1939 Gunga Din (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1936 The Invisible Ray (screenplay)
 1935 Werewolf of London (screenplay)
 1934 Laughing Boy (screen play)
 1932 Rasputin and the Empress (uncredited)
 1932 Rain (play)
 1931 The Cuban Love Song (additional dialogue)
 1930 Call of the Flesh (dialogue)
 1929 Shanghai Lady (play "Drifting")
 1929 Wild Orchids (story)
 1928 The Cossacks (titles)
 1928 Forbidden Hours (titles)
 1928 Two Lovers (titles)
 1928 The Divine Woman (titles)
 1928 Sadie Thompson (play "Rain" - uncredited)
 1927 The Enemy (titles)
 1927 Man, Woman and Sin (titles)
 1927 Captain Salvation (titles by: author of "Rain" and "The Shanghai Gesture")
 1923 Drifting (play)
 1923 The Exciters (writer)
 1922 The Woman Who Walked Alone (story "The Cat That Walked Alone")
 1921 All Dolled Up (story)
 1920 Risky Business (scenario) / (story)
 1920 Two Kinds of Love (story)
 1919 The Girl of Hell's Agony (Short) (story)
 1919 The She Wolf (Short) (story)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Drifting. Melodrama. Written by John Colton and D.H. Andrews. Directed by John Cromwell. Playhouse Theatre: 2 Jan 1922- Feb 1922 (closing date unknown/63 performances). Cast: Allen Atwell, Frank Backus, Millie Beland, William Blaisdell, Humphrey Bogart (as "Ernie Crockett/Third Husband") [Broadway debut], Alice Brady (as "... See more »

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Actress Madame Barry-Orlova, who had known Colton for 25 years and had acted in many of his plays, was at his bedside when he died. See more »

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