John Colton


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John Colton (December 31, 1887 - December 26, 1946) was a prolific American playwright and screenwriter. He spent the first 14 years of his life in Japan where his English father was a diplomat. After returning to the US he soon worked for a Minneapolis newspaper. He is best remembered for adapting, with Clemence Randolph, Somerset Maughan's novel Rain into a 1922 smash hit play starring Jeanne ... more »

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  • ''I'm afraid, sir, that I gave up my belief in goblins, witches, personal devils and werewolves at the age of six.''
    John Colton (1886-1946). Stuart Walker. Dr. Glendon (Henry Hull), Werewolf of London, dismissing Dr. Yogami's stories of werewolves (1935). Origin...
  • ''The werewolf is neither man nor wolf, but a satanic creature with the worst qualities of both.''
    John Colton (1886-1946). Stuart Walker. Dr. Yogami (Warner Oland), Werewolf of London, trying to convince Dr. Glendon of the existence of werewolves (...
  • ''Remember this, Dr. Glendon: The werewolf instinctively seeks to kill the thing it loves best.''
    John Colton (1886-1946). Stuart Walker. Dr. Yogami (Warner Oland), Werewolf of London, warning the unbelieving Glendon that he is now a werewolf himse...
  • ''Evolution was in a strange mood when that creation came along.... It makes one wonder just where the plant world leaves off and the animal world begins.''
    John Colton (1886-1946). Stuart Walker. Dr. Yogami (Warner Oland), Werewolf of London, remarking on a flesh-eating plant (1935). Original story by...
  • ''The werewolf is neither man nor wolf, but a satanic creature with the worst qualities of both.''
    John Colton (1886-1946), and Stuart Walker. Dr. Yogami (Warner Oland), Werewolf of London, trying to convince Dr. Glendon of the existence of werewolv...
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