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John Sutton



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Last Safari
  • Harry
1967
No Score Yet Of Human Bondage
  • Kingsford
1964
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

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet 48 Hours
1988
  • Appearing

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