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John Rawlins is a Actor, Director, Story and Editor American born on 9 june 1902 at Long Beach (USA)

John Rawlins

John Rawlins
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Birth name John Robert Rawlins
Nationality USA
Birth 9 june 1902 at Long Beach (USA)
Death 20 may 1997 (at 94 years) at Arcadia (USA)

John Rawlins (June 9, 1902 – May 20, 1997) was an American film editor and film director. He directed 44 films between 1932 and 1958. He was born in Long Beach, California and died in Arcadia, California.

Biography

Au cinéma, où il fait carrière principalement au sein d'Universal Pictures, John Rawlins débute comme monteur en 1924, bon nombre de ses premiers films à ce titre étant réalisés par William A. Seiter. Il exerce cette activité jusqu'en 1940, sur quarante-cinq films américains en tout, dont The Isle of Lost Ships d'Irvin Willat (1929, avec Jason Robards Sr. et Virginia Valli) et Pennies from Heaven de Norman Z. McLeod (1936, avec Bing Crosby, Madge Evans et Louis Armstrong).

Ses cinq premiers films comme réalisateur sont britanniques et sortent en 1932 et 1933 (ex. : Lucky Ladies en 1932, avec Emily Fitzroy). Puis il dirige trente-neuf films américains sortis de 1938 à 1958 — année où il se retire —, dont quatre serials coréalisés par Ford Beebe (ex. : Overland Mail en 1942, avec Lon Chaney Jr., Noah Beery et Noah Beery Jr.).

Cette même année 1942 sortent deux de ses réalisations les plus connues, La Voix de la terreur (avec Basil Rathbone et Nigel Bruce, interprétant respectivement Sherlock Holmes et le docteur Watson) et Les Mille et Une Nuits (avec Jon Hall, María Montez et Sabu). On lui doit aussi deux films de la série cinématographique consacrée à Dick Tracy, sortis en 1947 et avec Ralph Byrd dans le rôle-titre, Dick Tracy's Dilemma (avec Jack Lambert et Ian Keith) et Dick Tracy contre le gang (avec Boris Karloff).

Toujours comme réalisateur, signalons encore sept westerns (dont La Rivière des massacres en 1949, avec Guy Madison et Rory Calhoun), ainsi que le film d'aventure Shark River en 1953, avec Steve Cochran et Warren Stevens, dont il est également producteur.

À ce dernier titre, on lui doit surtout la série télévisée Mayor of the Town qu'il réalise intégralement (39 épisodes, diffusés en 1954 et 1955), avec Kathleen Freeman et Thomas Mitchell dans les rôles principaux.

Enfin, John Rawlins apparaît comme acteur dans deux films, la comédie L'Auberge des loufoques d'Albert S. Rogell (1940, avec George Reeves) et le western Secrets of the Wasterlands (1941, avec William Boyd personnifiant Hopalong Cassidy).

Best films

Arabian Nights (1942)
(Director)

Usually with

Harry Cording
Harry Cording
(6 films)
Turhan Bey
Turhan Bey
(6 films)
Evelyn Ankers
Evelyn Ankers
(6 films)
Ford Beebe
Ford Beebe
(5 films)
María Montez
María Montez
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of John Rawlins (40 films)

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Actor

Secret of the Wasteland, 1h6
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Barbara Britton, Douglas Fowley, Richard Loo, Ian MacDonald
Roles Williams
Rating71% 3.5765953.5765953.5765953.5765953.576595
Hopalong Cassidy guide une équipe d'archéologues sur le site d'une mésa indienne abandonnée. Arrivés sur le site, ils s'aperçoivent qu'ils sont suivis par une bande de despérados, tandis que les chinois, habitants d'une ville proche, semblent tout mettre en œuvre pour décourager l'expédition.

Director

Lost Lagoon, 1h19
Directed by John Rawlins
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Jeffrey Lynn, Peter Donat
Rating62% 3.10293.10293.10293.10293.1029
This script must be run from the command line
Shark River, 1h20
Directed by John Rawlins
Origin USA
Genres Adventure
Actors Steve Cochran, Carole Mathews, Warren Stevens
Rating67% 3.3815253.3815253.3815253.3815253.381525
This script must be run from the command line
Fort Defiance, 1h22
Directed by John Rawlins
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors Dane Clark, Ben Johnson, Peter Graves, George Cleveland, Ralph Sanford, Iron Eyes Cody
Rating60% 3.0053753.0053753.0053753.0053753.005375
This script must be run from the command line
The Arizona Ranger, 1h3
Directed by John Rawlins
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Tim Holt, Jack Holt, Nanette June "Nan" Leslie, Steve Brodie, Paul Hurst, Robert Bray
Rating64% 3.237663.237663.237663.237663.23766
Bob Morgan and two friends are mustered out of Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders and go to Arizona intending to join the Arizona Raiders. However Bob's father wants him to run a ranch.
Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome, 1h5
Directed by John Rawlins
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Boris Karloff, Ralph Byrd, Anne Gwynne, Skelton Knaggs, June Clayworth, Edward Ashley-Cooper
Rating63% 3.19783.19783.19783.19783.1978
Just out of jail, Gruesome goes to the Hangman's Knot saloon, where his old crime crony Melody is now playing piano. Gruesome takes him to a plastics manufacturer, where X-Ray and a mysterious mastermind are in possession of a secret formula and hatching a sinister plot.
Dick Tracy's Dilemma, 1h
Directed by John Rawlins
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Ralph Byrd, Kay Christopher, Jack Lambert, Ian Keith, Bernadene Hayes, Jimmy Conlin
Rating62% 3.1469153.1469153.1469153.1469153.146915
Ruthless killer Kerry Reynolds is known to the public as "The Claw" for her way of killing her victims with her prosthetic hook. After her accomplices Ryan and Taylor have broken in and stolen furs from the Flawless Furs warehouse, Kerry kills the guard with her hook.
Sudan
Sudan (1945)

Directed by John Rawlins
Origin USA
Genres Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors María Montez, Jon Hall, Turhan Bey, Andy Devine, George Zucco, Robert Warwick
Rating63% 3.1887953.1887953.1887953.1887953.188795
Young, lovely Naila becomes queen of the ancient Egyptian kingdom of Khemis when her father is killed in a slave revolt. Continuing her penchant for going incognito among the people, she seeks out rebel leader Herua. But through palace treachery, she herself is captured and enslaved. After various adventures, she finds herself rescued by (and attracted to) the very rebel she was seeking. Will gratitude or revenge win out? Gorgeous scenery and costumes.
Ladies Courageous, 1h28
Directed by John Rawlins
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films
Actors Loretta Young, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Diana Barrymore, Anne Gwynne, Evelyn Ankers, Phillip Terry
Rating59% 2.9762952.9762952.9762952.9762952.976295
In World War II, Roberta Harper (Loretta Young) leads the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS), made up of 25 women who ferry aircraft across the United States allowing male pilots to be released for combat service. Despite their success, her commanding officer, Colonel Andy Brennan (Richard Fraser) says that her pilots may not be able to handle dangerous missions. Roberta also has to contend with her impetuous sister, Virginia "Virgie" Alford (Geraldine Fitzgerald), and other concerns such as an affair involving Nadine Shannon (Diana Barrymore), one of her pilots. Famous aerobatic pilot Gerry Vail (Anne Gwynne), a member of "The Flying Vails", is afraid that her 100th flight may be her last, a fate that befell her father and brothers during their 100th performance. Roberta assures her that her 100th flight has already taken place.
We've Never Been Licked, 1h43
Directed by John Rawlins
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Documentary films about war, Documentary films about historical events, Political films, Documentary films about World War II
Actors Richard Quiney, Noah Beery, Jr, Anne Gwynne, Martha O' Driscoll, Robert Mitchum, William Frawley
Rating62% 3.148323.148323.148323.148323.14832
Army brat Brad Craig enters A&M with a chip on his shoulder which upperclassmen quickly knock off. Once adjusted, Craig falls in love with a professor's beautiful daughter, only to find she is in love with his roommate. In the meantime, Craig unwittingly associates with Japanese spies (one played by William Frawley of I Love Lucy) bent on stealing a secret chemical compound developed in the A&M Chemistry Department. Craig is drummed out of the Corps for being a suspected accomplice to the spies, but he then bravely infiltrates the spy network to sabotage the Japanese war effort. Many A&M traditions are referenced in this film.
Arabian Nights, 1h26
Directed by John Rawlins, Ford Beebe
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Circus films, Children's films
Actors Sabu, Jon Hall, María Montez, Leif Erickson, Billy Gilbert, Turhan Bey
Rating62% 3.101993.101993.101993.101993.10199
The story starts at a harem (which strangely has the Taj Mahal in sight, even though it is supposed to be located in Persia), where the elderly overseer bids his young charges to read the story of Haroun al-Rashid (Hall) and his wife Scheherazade (Montez), unfolding the film's plot in the process.
Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror, 1h5
Directed by John Rawlins
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Spy films, Sherlock Holmes films, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Evelyn Ankers, Reginald Denny, Thomas Gomez, Edgar Barrier
Rating67% 3.3995053.3995053.3995053.3995053.399505
The film begins with a title card describing Holmes and Watson as "ageless", as an explanation as to why the film is set in the 1940s rather than Holmes' era of 1881–1914, as the preceding 20th Century Fox films were. Though there is a nod to the classic Holmes in a scene where Holmes and Watson are leaving 221b Baker Street, and Holmes picks up his deerstalker. Watson protests, and Holmes reluctantly puts on a fedora instead.