~John Loder~

Born: January 3, 1898 in London, England, UK
Died: December 26, 1988 in Selbourne, England, UK
~Silent Filmography~
Sunset Pass (1929) .... Ashleigh Preston
The Case of Lena Smith (1929) (uncredited)
The First Born (1928) .... Lord David Harborough
Adam und Eva (1928)
Die Sünderin (1928)
... aka Schicksalsweg einer schönen Frau (Germany)
Casanovas Erbe (1928)
Wenn die Mutter und die Tochter... (1928)
Freiwild (1928) .... Oberleutnant von Rohnstedt
Alraune (1928) .... Der Vicomte
... aka A Daughter of Destiny (USA)
... aka Mandrake
... aka Unholy Love
Der große Unbekannte (1927) .... Dr. Ralf Hallam
... aka Der Unheimliche (Germany)
Die weiße Spinne (1927) .... Lord Gray
... aka The White Spider (International: English title)
Der letzte Walzer (1927)
... aka The Last Waltz (UK)
Madame wünscht keine Kinder (1926) (uncredited) .... Dancer
... aka Madame Doesn't Want Children (USA)
... aka Madame Wants No Children
Der Tänzer meiner Frau (1925) (uncredited) .... Dance extra
... aka Dance Fever (USA)
... aka Dancing Mad
Lilies of the Field (1924) ... Walter Harker
Born John Lowe, this tall, aristocratic British leading man often wore tweeds and smoked a pipe in
his roles. He served in Gallipoli in World War One, ending up a prisoner of war. First onscreen as an
extra (in a dance-party scene) in the German-made Madame Wants No Children (1926), he played
leads and second leads in numerous early Hollywood talkies (he was in Paramount's first talkie, The
Doctor's Secret [1929]), then became a popular star in '30s British films. When World War Two
came to England he returned to Hollywood; there for seven years, he played leads in B-movies and
supporting roles in major productions, but never attained the star status he'd enjoyed in Britain.
Appeared on Broadway in 1947 and 1950, Loder then returned to England; after several more films
he retired to his wife's ranch in Argentina, coming back to the big screen for a film in 1965 and
another in 1970. His five wives included actresses Micheline Cheirel (a star in France) and Hedy
Lamarr, with whom he costarred in Dishonored Lady (1947), which Lamarr produced. He authored
an autobiography, Hollywood Hussar (1977).

Biography from AllMovie.com