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John Loder

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.

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Jan 3, 1898 In London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Die weiße Spinne 1927-10-26
Latest Project:
Movie The Secret Man 1958-12-01
Known For
Movie The Secret Man Major Anderson 1958-12-01
Movie Gideon's Day Ponsford 'The Duke' 1958-03-25
Movie Woman and the Hunter Mitchell Gifford 1957-01-13
Movie The Story of Esther Costello Paul Marchant 1957-11-06
Movie Small Hotel Mr. Finch 1957-10-14
Movie Jealousy Dr. David Brent 1945-07-23
Movie Woman Who Came Back Dr. Matt Adams 1945-12-13
Movie Passage to Marseille Manning 1944-02-16
Movie The Gorilla Man Captain Craig Killian 1943-01-14
Movie Murder on the Waterfront Holbrook 1943-09-18
Movie Adventure in Iraq George Torrence 1943-09-27
Movie Old Acquaintance Preston Drake 1943-11-27
Movie Now, Voyager Elliot Livingston 1942-10-22
Movie Scotland Yard Sir John Lasher 1941-04-03
Movie Confirm or Deny Captain Lionel Channing 1941-12-12
Movie How Green Was My Valley Ianto 1941-10-28
Movie Menaces... Dick Stone 1940-01-11
Movie Adventure in Diamonds Michael Barclay 1940-03-08
Movie Tin Pan Alley Reggie Carstairs 1940-11-29
Movie Owd Bob David Moore 1938-01-26
Movie Katia Le Tsar Alexandre II de Russie 1938-11-07
Movie Paix sur le Rhin Émile Scheffer 1938-11-10
Movie Anything to Declare? Capt. Rufus Grant 1938-12-02
Movie Sabotage Ted 1937-01-08
Movie Non-Stop New York Inspector Jim Grant 1937-09-13
Movie Under Secret Orders Lt. Peter Carr 1937-12-06
Movie Ourselves Alone Captain Wiltshire 1936-04-27
Movie Queen of Hearts Derek Cooper 1936-10-04
Movie The Man Who Changed His Mind Dick Haslewood 1936-09-11
Movie 18 Minutes Trelawney 1935-04-07
Movie The Silent Passenger John Ryder 1935-06-01
Movie It Happened in Paris Paul 1935-06-30
Movie Rolling in Money Lord Gawthorpe 1934-03-01
Movie Love, Life and Laughter Prince Charles 1934-03-01
Movie The Battle Fergan 1934-05-11
Movie Lorna Doone John Ridd 1934-12-09
Movie Money for Speed Mitch 1933-03-01
Movie The Private Life of Henry VIII Thomas Peynell 1933-08-17
Movie Money Means Nothing Earl Egbert 1932-09-01
Movie Wedding Rehearsal John Hopkins aka Bimbo 1932-10-01
Movie The Seas Beneath Franz Shiller 1931-01-30
Movie On the Loose Mr. Loder 1931-12-26
Movie Lilies of the Field Walter Harker 1930-01-05
Movie The Second Floor Mystery Fraser-Freer's Younger Brother 1930-04-26
Movie Sweethearts and Wives Sam Worthington 1930-06-15
Movie Sunset Pass Ashleigh Preston 1929-02-09
Movie The Unholy Night Captain Dorchester 1929-09-13
Movie Her Private Affair Carl Weild 1929-09-27
Movie The Racketeer Jack Oakhurst 1929-11-09
Movie A Daughter Of Destiny Der Vicomte 1928-01-25
Movie The First Born Lord David Harborough 1928-10-01
Movie Fair Game Oberleutnant von Rohnstedt 1928-02-21
Movie Die weiße Spinne 1927-10-26