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John S. Robertson (I) (1878–1964)

John S. Robertson was born on June 14, 1878 in London, Ontario, Canada as John Stuart Robertson. He was a director and actor, known for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920), The Phantom of Paris (1931) and Our Little Girl (1935). He was married to Josephine Lovett. He died on November 5, 1964 in Escondido, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The Phantom of Paris
Our Little Girl
Our Little Girl Director
The Enchanted Cottage


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 1935 Our Little Girl (as John Robertson)
 1935 Captain Hurricane (as John Robertson)
 1935 Grand Old Girl (as John Robertson)
 1934 Wednesday's Child (as John Robertson)
 1934 His Greatest Gamble (as John Robertson)
 1933 One Man's Journey (as John Robertson)
 1931 Beyond Victory (as John Robertson)
 1930 Night Ride
 1929 Shanghai Lady
 1927 Captain Salvation (as John Robertson)
 1927 Annie Laurie
 1925 Shore Leave
 1925 Soul-Fire
 1925 New Toys
 1924 Classmates
 1923 Twenty-One
 1922 Tess of the Storm Country (as John Robertson)
 1921 Footlights
 1921 The Magic Cup
 1920 39 East
 1919 Sadie Love
 1919 Let's Elope
 1918 The Menace
 1917 Baby Mine
 1917 A Service of Love (Short) (as John Robertson)
 1917 Vanity and Some Sables (Short) (as John Robertson)
 1917 The Money Mill (as John Robertson)
 1917 Intrigue (as John Robertson)
 1917 The Lovers' Knot (Short)
 1917/I The Meeting (Short) (as John Robertson)
 1916 Justice a la Carte (Short)
 1916 Trouble for Four (Short)
 1916 Getting By (Short)
 1916 The Thorn and the Rose (Short)
 1916 Love and Trout (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "The Reckoning" on Broadway. Drama (revival). See more »

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9 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

J.S. Robertson | John Stuart Robertson | John Robertson


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Personal Quote:

[on May McAvoy In all the years that I have been on the stage and worked as a director of pictures I have never known a girl so eager to learn and so eager to work to satisfy that eagerness.


The Byrds' 1967 song "John Robertson" was inspired by him. As a child, bassist Chris Hillman was bewildered by the sight of this silent-film throwback who wore a handle-bar mustache. His wife "Jo" is also mentioned in the song. The song was released as a single, then redone for the "Notorious Byrd Brothers" LP. See more »

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