John G. Adolfi

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John G. Adolfi
Silent film actor John Adolfi (SAYRE 1680).jpg
Adolfi c. 1920
Born(1888-02-19)February 19, 1888
DiedMay 11, 1933(1933-05-11) (aged 45)
Other namesJack Adolfi
John G. Adolphi
  • Silent film director
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
Years active1907–1933

John Gustav 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.


He was born in New York City to Gustav Adolfi and Jennie Reinhardt. 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 in 1933 from a brain hemorrhage in British Columbia, Canada while hunting bears.[1][2]



  1. ^ "John G. Adolfi, Movie Director Guided Arliss In Several of His Films". New York Times. May 15, 1933.
  2. ^ "Deaths". Time. May 22, 1933. Archived from the original on November 22, 2010. 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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