John G. Adolfi
|John G. Adolfi|
February 19, 1888|
New York City, New York, United States
|Died||May 11, 1933
British Columbia, Canada
|Other names||Jack Adolfi
|Occupation||Silent film director
John G. Adolfi (February 19, 1888 – May 11, 1933) was an American silent film director, actor, and screenwriter who was involved in more than 100 productions throughout his career. An early acting credit was in the recently restored 1912 film Robin Hood. His urn at findagrave.com says he was born January 19, 1881.
Born in New York City, Adolfi entered films as an actor in The Spy: A Romantic Story of the Civil War in 1907, but after appearing in thirty or so films he switched roles and concentrated on directing until his death from a brain hemorrhage in British Columbia, Canada while hunting bears.
Selected directing credits
- Through the Sluice Gates (1913)
- Driven by Fate (1915)
- Husband Hunters (1927)
- The Little Snob (1928)
- The Midnight Taxi (1928)
- Fancy Baggage (1929)
- Evidence (1929)
- What a Life (1930)
- Dumbbells in Ermine (1930)
- Recaptured Love (1930)
- College Lovers (1930)
- Sinners' Holiday (1930)
- The Millionaire (1931)
- Alexander Hamilton (1931)
- Compromised (1931)
- The Man Who Played God (1932)
- A Successful Calamity (1932)
- Central Park (1932)
- The Working Man (1933)
- Voltaire (1933)
- John G.Adolfi at the Internet Movie Database
- John G. Adolf @ allmovie.com
- John G. Adolfi at Find a Grave
- John G. Adolfi, as an actor in 1917(Univ. of Washington, J. Willis Sayre collection)
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- "John G. Adolfi, Movie Director Guided Arliss In Several of His Films.". New York Times. May 15, 1933.
- "Died.". Time (magazine). May 22, 1933. Retrieved 2008-07-20.
John G. Adolfi, 45, famed cinema director (The Millionaire, Alexander Hamilton, Man Who Played God, Central Park); of a cerebral hemorrhage while hunting bears; near Revelstoke, B. C.
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