J.P. McCarthy

Active - 1916 - 1945  |   Born - Mar 17, 1885   |   Died - Sep 4, 1962   |   Genres - Western, Action

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Biography by Hal Erickson

John P. McCarthy entered films circa 1916 as an actor and assistant director. McCarthy spent the 1920s as writer/director of romantic dramas and "outdoors" pictures. On at least one occasion 1930's God's Country and the Man--he functioned as producer. During the 1930s, McCarthy helmed such westerns as Headin' North (1930) and such fast-paced melodramas as Conspiracy (1939). Absent from films for a brief period in the early 1940s, John P. McCarthy returned to directing in 1942, specializing in westerns until his retirement in 1945.

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