John G. Adolfi

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John G. Adolfi
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Born (1888-02-19)February 19, 1888
Died May 11, 1933(1933-05-11) (aged 45)
Other names Jack Adolfi
  • Silent film director
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
Years active 1907–1933

John Gustav Adolfi (February 19, 1888 – May 11, 1933) was an American silent film director, actor, and screenwriter who was involved in more than 100 productions throughout his career. An early acting credit was in the recently restored 1912 film Robin Hood.


He was born in New York City to Gustav Adolfi and Jennie Reinhardt. Adolfi entered films as an actor in The Spy: A Romantic Story of the Civil War in 1907, but after appearing in thirty or so films he switched roles and concentrated on directing until his death from a brain hemorrhage in British Columbia, Canada while hunting bears.[1][2]

Selected directing credits


  1. ^ "John G. Adolfi, Movie Director Guided Arliss In Several of His Films". New York Times. May 15, 1933.
  2. ^ "Deaths". Time. May 22, 1933. Retrieved 2008-07-20. John G. Adolfi, 45, famed cinema director (The Millionaire, Alexander Hamilton, Man Who Played God, Central Park); of a cerebral hemorrhage while hunting bears; near Revelstoke, B. C.

External links

  • John G.Adolfi on IMDb
  • John G. Adolf @
  • John G. Adolfi at Find a Grave
  • John G. Adolfi, as an actor in 1917(Univ. of Washington, J. Willis Sayre collection)
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