American screenwriter Jack Natteford also billed himself as J. F. Natteford and John Francis Natteford. His first known scripting effort was 1924's After Dark. Subsequently, he specialized in such action fare as Lightning Hutch (1926), The Lost Zeppelin (1929), My Pal the King (1932), and Last of the Mohicans (1932). He spent the 1930s and 1940s turning out adventure and Western yarns for Republic Pictures and independent producer Sol Lesser. His last effort was 1957's The Night the World Exploded, an unusually intelligent Sam Katzman-produced sci-fier. Jack Natteford's final onscreen credit was for 1967's Ride to Hangman's Tree, a remake of his 1948 Western Black Bart.