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John Loder (3 January 1898 — 26 December 1988) was a British-American actor. He was born William John Muir Lowe in London. His father was General W. H. M. Lowe, the British officer to whom Patrick Pearse, the leader of the Irish 1916 Rising in Dublin, surrendered. Both General Lowe and his son were present at the surrender of Pearse.

He was educated at Eton and the Royal Military College and followed his father into the army, commissioned into 15th Hussars as a second lieutenant on 17 March 1915, and then serving in the Gallipoli Campaign and at one point being imprisoned by the Germans.

Upon being released, he stayed in Germany to run a pickle factory and also began to develop an interest in acting, appearing in bit-parts in a few German films. He left Germany to briefly return to England and then headed to Hollywood to try his luck in the new medium, Talkies. He appeared in The Doctor's Secret, which was Paramount's first talking picture—though his very English persona didn't win America over at this time and he returned to England where he co-starred in plush musicals and intrigue such as Love Life and Laughter and Sabotage. He was the male romantic interest in the 1937 original film version of King Solomon's Mines.

When World War II started he returned to America where he seamlessly coasted into a career in 'B' movie roles usually playing upper crust characters with occasional appearances on Broadway. He occasionally did play roles, though supporting ones, in major 'A' films such as How Green Was My Valley, in which he was at the same time one of Roddy McDowall's brothers and Donald Crisp's sons.

In 1947 he became an American citizen, his last screen appearance was in 1971. In 1959 he became a naturalised citizen of the United Kingdom as he has been of "uncertain nationality".

Description above from the Wikipedia article John Loder, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

John Loder (3 January 1898 — 26 December 1988) was a British-American actor. He was born William John Muir Lowe in London. His father was General W. H. M. Lowe, the British officer to whom Patrick Pearse, the leader of the Irish 1916 Rising in Dublin, surrendered. Both General Lowe and his son were present at the surrender of Pearse.

He was educated at Eton and the Royal Military College and followed his father into the army, commissioned into 15th Hussars as a second lieutenant on 17 March 1915, and then serving in the Gallipoli Campaign and at one point being imprisoned by the Germans.

Upon being released, he stayed in Germany to run a pickle factory and also began to develop an interest in acting, appearing in bit-parts in a few German films. He left Germany to briefly return to England and then headed to Hollywood to try his luck in the new medium, Talkies. He appeared in The Doctor's Secret, which was Paramount's first talking picture—though his very English persona didn't win America over at this time and he returned to England where he co-starred in plush musicals and intrigue such as Love Life and Laughter and Sabotage. He was the male romantic interest in the 1937 original film version of King Solomon's Mines.

When World War II started he returned to America where he seamlessly coasted into a career in 'B' movie roles usually playing upper crust characters with occasional appearances on Broadway. He occasionally did play roles, though supporting ones, in major 'A' films such as How Green Was My Valley, in which he was at the same time one of Roddy McDowall's brothers and Donald Crisp's sons.

In 1947 he became an American citizen, his last screen appearance was in 1971. In 1959 he became a naturalised citizen of the United Kingdom as he has been of "uncertain nationality".

Description above from the Wikipedia article John Loder, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 75

Birthday 1898-01-03

Day of Death 1988-12-26

Place of Birth London, England, UK

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1971 The Firechasers as Routledge
1958 The Secret Man as Major Anderson
1958 Josette of New Orleans as The Colonel
1957 The Story of Esther Costello as Paul Marchant
1957 Small Hotel as Mr. Finch
1957 Woman and the Hunter - 1957 as Mitchell Gifford
1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (1 episode)
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (1 episode)
1947 Dishonored Lady as Felix Courtland
1946 One More Tomorrow as Owen Arthur
1946 The Wife of Monte Cristo as De Villefort, Prefect of Police
1946 The Fighting Guardsman as Sir John Tanley
1945 Woman Who Came Back as Dr. Matt Adams
1945 A Game of Death as Don Rainsford
1945 Jealousy as Dr. David Brent
1945 The Brighton Strangler as Reginald Parker / Edward Grey
1944 Abroad with Two Yanks as Aussie Sgt. Cyril North
1944 The Hairy Ape as Tony Lazar
1944 Passage to Marseille as Manning
1943 Old Acquaintance as Preston Drake
1943 Adventure in Iraq as George Torrence
1943 Murder On The Waterfront as Holbrook
1943 The Mysterious Doctor as Sir Henry Leland
1943 The Gorilla Man as Captain Craig Killian
1942 Gentleman Jim as Carlton De Witt
1942 Now, Voyager as Elliot Livingston
1942 Eagle Squadron as Paddy Carson
1941 Confirm or Deny as Captain Lionel Channing
1941 How Green Was My Valley as Ianto
1941 One Night In Lisbon as Cmdr. Peter Walmsley
1941 Scotland Yard as Sir John Lasher
1940 Tin Pan Alley as Reggie Carstairs
1940 Diamond Frontier as Dr. Charles Clayton
1940 Adventure in Diamonds as Michael Barclay
1940 Menaces... as Dick Stone
1940 Meet Maxwell Archer as Maxwell Archer
1939 The Silent Battle as Bordier
1938 Paix sur le Rhin as Émile Scheffer
1938 Katia as Le Tsar Alexandre II de Russie
1938 Owd Bob as David Moore
1937 Non-Stop New York as Inspector Jim Grant
1937 Doctor Syn as Denis Cobtree
1937 King Solomon's Mines as Sir Henry Curtis
1936 Sabotage as Detective Sergeant Ted Spencer
1936 Queen of Hearts as Derek Cooper
1936 The Man Who Changed His Mind as Dick Haslewood
1936 Guilty Melody as Richard Carter
1936 Ourselves Alone as Captain Wiltshire
1936 Whom the Gods Love: The Original Story of Mozart and His Wife as Prince Lobkowitz
1935 It Happened in Paris as Paul
1935 The Silent Passenger as John Ryder
1935 18 Minutes as Trelawney
1934 Lorna Doone as John Ridd
1934 My Song Goes Round the World as Rico
1934 Java Head as Gerrit Ammidon
1934 The Battle as Fergan
1934 Rolling in Money as Lord Gawthorpe
1934 Love, Life and Laughter as Prince Charles
1933 You Made Me Love You as Harry Berne
1933 The Private Life of Henry VIII as Thomas Peynell
1933 Money for Speed as Mitch
1932 Wedding Rehearsal as John Hopkins aka Bimbo
1932 Money Means Nothing as Earl Egbert
1931 On the Loose as Mr. Loder
1930 One Night at Susie's as Hayes
1930 Sweethearts and Wives as Sam Worthington
1930 The Second Floor Mystery as Fraser-Freer's Younger Brother
1930 Lilies of the Field as Walter Harker
1929 Her Private Affair as Carl Weild
1929 The Unholy Night as Captain Dorchester
1929 Black Waters as Charles
1929 Sunset Pass as Ashleigh Preston
1928 The First Born as Lord David Harborough
1928 Freiwild as Oberleutnant von Rohnstedt
1928 A Daughter Of Destiny as Der Vicomte

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