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John Emerson

  • Highest Rated: 100% San Francisco (1936)
  • Lowest Rated: 29% The Struggle (1931)
  • Birthday: Invalid date
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A Broadway actor and director in the 1900s, John Emerson began writing for films in the early teens, and by 1915 was directing. Under D.W. Griffith's supervision, he helmed several of Douglas Fairbanks' early films: The Mystery of the Leaping Fish, In Again, Out Again, Wild and Wooly, Down to Earth, and three which Emerson co-scripted with his wife Anita Loos, His Picture in the Papers, The Americano, and Reaching for the Moon. Emerson stopped directing in the early '20s but continued to write with Loos, most notably Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, adapted from her play; The Struggle, Griffith's final film; and the Jean Harlow comedy The Girl from Missouri. As a producer in the mid '30s, Emerson made the Loos-scripted films San Francisco and Mama Steps Out.

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No Score Yet Wild and Woolly Director 1937
100% San Francisco Producer 1936
No Score Yet The Girl From Missouri (100 Per Cent Pure) (Born to Be Kissed) Screenwriter 1934
29% The Struggle Screenwriter 1931
No Score Yet Love Expert Screenwriter 1920
No Score Yet The Americano Director 1917
No Score Yet Down to Earth Director Screenwriter 1917
No Score Yet Reaching for the Moon Screenwriter Director 1917
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes: The Archive Collection Director 1916
No Score Yet His Picture in the Papers Screenwriter Director 1916
No Score Yet An American Aristocracy Director 1916
No Score Yet The Matrimaniac Screenwriter 1916
No Score Yet Ghosts Director 1915
No Score Yet Old Heidelberg Director 1915


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