John W. Noble
|John W. Noble|
John W. Noble in 1917
|Born||Winfield Fernley Kutz
June 24, 1880
Pottstown, Pennsylvania, US
|Died||September 10, 1946
Pottstown, Pennsylvania, US
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter|
John Winthrop Noble was the professional name of Winfield Fernley Kutz (sometimes given as Fernley Winfield Kutz), born June 24, 1880, in Pottsville, Pennsylvania.[a][b] He worked in various capacities with the Thanhouser Company from 1910 to 1912, assisting director Lucius J. Henderson and appearing in films including The Baseball Bug (1911) and The Poacher (1912). He worked briefly for Solax Studios, formed the short-lived Ryno Film Company with Clarkson Potter Ryttenberg in 1913, and directed films for the Ramo Company. In December 1913 he joined the staff of D. W. Griffith and became a director for the Mutual Film Corporation. Noble also worked for studios including the B. A. Rolfe Company (1914–16), Biograph Studios, Universal Pictures, Metro Pictures and Goldwyn Pictures.
|1914||Three of Us, TheThe Three of Us|||
|1915||Black Fear||Also screenwriter|
|1915||High Road, TheThe High Road|||
|1915||One Million Dollars|||
|1916||Bigger Man, TheThe Bigger Man|||
|1916||Right of Way, TheThe Right of Way|||
|1916||Brand of Cowardice, TheThe Brand of Cowardice|||
|1916||Man and His Soul|||
|1916||Red Mouse, TheThe Red Mouse|||
|1916||Million a Minute, AA Million a Minute|||
|1916||Romeo and Juliet||Also screenwriter|
|1916||Awakening of Helena Richie, TheThe Awakening of Helena Richie||Also screenwriter|
|1916||Wall Between, TheThe Wall Between|||
|1917||Call of Her People, TheThe Call of Her People|||
|1917||Power of Decision, TheThe Power of Decision|||
|1917||Magdalene of the Hills, AA Magdalene of the Hills|||
|1917||Beautiful Lie, TheThe Beautiful Lie|||
|1918||Birth of a Race, TheThe Birth of a Race||Also producer, screenwriter|
|1918||My Own United States|||
|1919||Gray Towers Mystery, TheThe Gray Towers Mystery||Also screenwriter|
|1919||Golden Shower, TheThe Golden Shower|||
|1920||Song of the Soul, TheThe Song of the Soul||Also screenwriter|
|1920||Footlights and Shadows|||
|1924||His Darker Self|||
|1926||Lightning Reporter||Also screenwriter|
- Noble's December 1924 passport application states that "Fernley Winfield Kutz [is] professionally known as John Winthrop Noble". His birthplace is given as Pottstown, Pennsylvania.
- Some sources state that John W. Noble was born in Albemarle County, Virginia, and omit his birth name—information derived from Noble's biography on page 194 of the 1919 Motion Picture Studio Directory.
- National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington D.C.; NARA Series; Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 – March 31, 1925; Roll # 2688; Volume #: Roll 2688 – Certificates: 501350–501899, 29 Dec 1924 – 31 Dec 1924. Ancestry.com. U.S. Passport Applications, 1795–1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007. Retrieved 2016-12-24.
- Bowers, Q. David (1995). "John W. Noble". Thanhouser Films: An Encyclopedia and History. Thanhouser Company Film Preservation, Inc. Retrieved 2016-12-24.
- "Jack Noble". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Retrieved 2016-12-22.
- "Jack Noble Goes Mutual". The Moving Picture World. December 27, 1913. p. 1556. Retrieved 2016-12-24.
- "Final Curtain". Billboard. September 21, 1946. p. 43. Retrieved 2016-12-24.
- "John W. Noble". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Retrieved 2016-12-22.
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