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John Webb Dillon

Highest Rated: 60% Lady in the Lake (1947)

Lowest Rated: 56% In Old Arizona (1928)

Birthday: Invalid date

Birthplace: Not Available

A darkly handsome actor from England, John Webb Dillon was a matinee idol with the Steinach-Hards stock company in Westchester, NY, before entering the pioneering film industry with Biograph, Edison, and Thanhouser, in the very early 1910s. Typecast as a smooth villain, Dillon played the Sheriff of Nothingham to William Russell's Robin Hood (1913) and was Tybalt to Theda Bara's Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (1916). In between the skullduggery, the busy actor found time to direct comedy two-reelers for various poverty row companies, keeping busy on both sides of the camera well into the sound era. The brother of actor/director Edward Dillon, John Webb Dillon should not be confused with supporting player Jack Dillon (1866-1937) or actor/director John Francis Dillon (1883-1934).

Highest Rated Movies



60% Lady in the Lake Policeman 1947
No Score Yet The Secret Heart Conductor 1946
No Score Yet Third Finger, Left Hand Actor 1940
No Score Yet Sergeant Madden Court Attendant 1939
No Score Yet Trade Winds Detective Squad 1938
No Score Yet She Couldn't Take It (Woman Tamer) Man 1935
No Score Yet Life Begins at 40 Actor 1935
No Score Yet On Probation Detective 1935
56% In Old Arizona Second Soldier 1928
No Score Yet The Vanishing American Naylor 1925
No Score Yet Jane Eyre Mason, Rochester's Brother 1921
No Score Yet The Darling of Paris Clopin 1917


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