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John G. Blystone

Highest Rated:   96% Our Hospitality (1923)
Lowest Rated:   60% Swiss Miss (1938)
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Trying his luck as an actor after graduating from the University of Wisconsin, John G. Blystone turned to writing and directing in 1923. One of his first films as director was Buster Keaton's Our Hospitality (1923), though it's a safe bet that Keaton did most of the directing himself. Through his copacetic working relationship with western star Tom Mix, Blystone earned a lucrative contract at Fox Studios. Unobtrusive and easygoing, Blystone worked best with actors and screenwriters who tended to dominate their productions: the aforementioned Keaton and comedian Will Rogers both appreciated Blystone's willingness not to get in their way. In this same "power behind the throne" spirit, Laurel and Hardy engaged Blystone to direct two of their feature films, Swiss Miss (1938) and Block-Heads (1938), with the understanding that Blystone would merely yell "action" and "cut", then leave the comedians to their own devices in-between. Less than a month after completing Block-Heads, the 45-year-old Blystone died of a heart attack. John G. Blystone was the brother of prolific character actor Stanley Blystone and 20th Century-Fox assistant director Jasper Blystone.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Kiss Me Quick
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet Great Guy
  • Director
1942
No Score Yet Block-Heads
  • Director
1938
60% Swiss Miss
  • Director
1938
No Score Yet Music for Madame
  • Director
1937
No Score Yet Woman Chases Man
  • Director
1937
No Score Yet Change of Heart
  • Director
1934
No Score Yet Coming Out Party
  • Director
1934
No Score Yet Too Busy To Work
  • Director
1932
No Score Yet She Wanted a Millionaire
  • Director
1932
No Score Yet Princess and the Plumber
  • Director
1930
No Score Yet Tol'able David
  • Director
1930
No Score Yet So This Is London
  • Director
1930
No Score Yet Dick Turpin
  • Director
1925
No Score Yet The Last Man on Earth
  • Director
1924
96% Our Hospitality
  • Director
1923

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