John G. Adolphi

Active - 1915 - 1933  |   Born - Feb 19, 1888   |   Died - Nov 5, 1933   |   Genres - Drama, Romance, Comedy, Crime, Comedy Drama

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Biography by Hal Erickson

Active in films since 1910, first as a performer and then as a director, John G. Adolphi is best known for his body of work between 1929 and 1933. With the 1930 film The Millionaire, Adolphi formed a professional partnership with eminent British actor George Arliss, guiding the wizened star through several of his better vehicles. The most entertaining of these efforts was The Man Who Played God (1932), in which Arliss plays a deaf pianist who decides to become a long-distance good Samaritan. Not long after wrapping up work on Arliss' Voltaire (1933), John G. Adolphi suffered a fatal stroke while vacationing in Canada.

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