John Sutton

Highest Rated: 100% 5 Fingers (1952)
Lowest Rated: 38% Return of the Fly (1959)
Birthday: Oct 22, 1908
Birthplace: Not Available
Like Errol Flynn, John Sutton led an adventuresome pre-Hollywood life in the British colonies, working at various junctures as a hunter, plantation overseer and rancher. Unlike Flynn, Sutton was not immediately perceived as the dashingly heroic type; thus, when he finally made his way to Tinseltown in 1936, he worked not as an actor but as a technical consultant in films with British themes. First appearing before the cameras in 1937, Sutton found himself ideally suited for costume villainy, barking out such dialogue as "After them, you fools!" and "Now I shall deal with this so-called Masked Avenger!" He spent most of the 1940s as a "utility Englishman" at 20th Century-Fox, essaying both sympathetic and sneering roles: he was seen as Lord Crewe in Hudson's Bay (1940), Dr. Rivers in Jane Eyre (1943), and Cecil Graham in The Fan, a 1949 adaptation of Wilde's Lady Windemere's Fan. He also played leads in the Fox programmers Moon Over Her Shoulder (1942) and Tonight We Raid Calais (1943), and was cast as the Duke of Buckingham in MGM's 1948 remake of The Three Musketeers. Contrary to previously published reports, Sutton did not play soldier-of-fortune Bulldog Drummond in Paramount's "Drummond" series of the 1930s, though he did have minor roles in Bulldog Drummond's Revenge and Bulldog Drummond Comes Back (both 1937). John Sutton died of heart failure at the age of 54, shortly after finishing work on 1964's Of Human Bondage.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Last Safari Harry 1967
No Score Yet Of Human Bondage Kingsford 1964
No Score Yet The Canadians Supt. Walker 1961
No Score Yet Beloved Infidel Lord Donegall 1959
38% Return of the Fly Inspector Beecham 1959
No Score Yet The Bat Warner, the chauffeur 1959
No Score Yet Death of a Scoundrel Actor 1956
No Score Yet Sangaree Harvey Bristol 1953
No Score Yet My Cousin Rachel Ambrose Ashley 1952
No Score Yet The Golden Hawk Captain Luis del Toro 1952
No Score Yet Captain Pirate Hilary Evans 1952
100% 5 Fingers Narrator 1952
80% David and Bathsheba Ira 1951
No Score Yet Payment on Demand Tunliffe 1951
No Score Yet The Fan Cecil Graham 1950
No Score Yet The Second Woman Keith Ferris 1950
No Score Yet Bagdad Raizul 1949
71% The Three Musketeers George 1948
No Score Yet Mickey Ted Whitney 1948
No Score Yet Captain from Castile Diego De Silva 1947
100% Jane Eyre Dr. Rivers 1944
No Score Yet Tonight We Raid Calais Geoffrey Carter 1943
No Score Yet Thunder Birds Peter Stackhouse 1942
No Score Yet Ten Gentlemen from West Point Howard Shelton 1942
No Score Yet My Gal Sal Fred Haviland 1942
No Score Yet Hudson's Bay Lord Edward Crewe 1941
No Score Yet A Yank in the RAF Group Cmdr. John Morley 1941
No Score Yet Murder over New York Richard Jeffery 1940
82% The Invisible Man Returns Dr. Frank Griffin 1940
No Score Yet Tower of London John Wyatt 1939
71% The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex Capt. Armand of the Queen's Guard 1939
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond's Bride Insp. Tredennis 1939
No Score Yet Susannah of the Mounties Cpl. Piggot 1939
No Score Yet Arrest Bulldog Drummond Inspector Tredennis 1939
No Score Yet Charlie McCarthy, Detective Bill Banning 1939
No Score Yet The Dawn Patrol Adjutant 1938
100% The Adventures of Robin Hood Richard's Knight 1938
No Score Yet Four Men and a Prayer Capt. Drake 1938
No Score Yet Fools for Scandal Bruce Devon 1938
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond's Peril Actor 1938
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond's Revenge Actor 1937
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond Comes Back Sanger 1937
No Score Yet The Last of the Mohicans British Officer 1936

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet 48 Hours
1988
Appearing
  • 2010
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Ashton
  • 1961

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