John H. Collins

Portrait John H. CollinsDirector, Author, Stage Manager - USA
Born December 31, 1889 in New York City, New York, USA
Died October 23, 1918 in New York City, New York, USA

Mini-Biography:
John H. Collins was born under the given name John Hancock Collins on December 31, 1889 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an American Director, Author, Stage Manager, known for Hard Cash (1913), The Southerners (1914), A Wife by proxy (1917), John H. Collins's first movie on record is from 1913. He was married to Viola Dana (1915-1918). John H. Collins died on October 23, 1918 in New York City, New York, USA. His last motion picture on file dates from 1919.
Biographical Notes in German: In New York geboren, kam John Hancock Collins um 1909 zu Edison, anfänglich wohl als Office Runner und Assistent, profilierte sich dann aber rasch als Ausstatter und schliesslich als Stage Manager. Zu seinen spezialiellen Fähigkeiten zählte der Modellbau für filmische Effekte, wie etwa bei den Aufnahmen des Wracks der Maine in dem Film "Hard Cash" aus dem Jahre 1913 dokumentiert. Als Stage Manager war Collins massgeblich für die Einrichtung des Fundus für Filmdekorationen und Kostüme verantwortlich. Zeitgenössichen Quellen zufolge verfasste er mehr als 100 Drehbücher, davon einen grossen Teil für zZ noch nicht identifizierte Filme für Edison.
Erste Filme von John Collins als Regisseur bei Edison sind aus dem Jahr 1914 nachgewiesen, etwa die Regie der Studioaufnahmen zu "The Southerners" - Die Aussenaufnahmen hatte John Ridgely in South Carolina und Florida gedreht.- Collins drehte anfänglich Einakter, unter anderem auch mit dem Edison-Star Viola Dana, die er wohl 1915 heiratete, - Viola Dana, die eigentlich Virginia Flugrath hiess, war damals (angeblich) achtzehn Jahre alt. Mitte des Jahre 1915 warb die neugegründete Metro Pictures Corporation um Viola Dana, und mit ihr kamen auch Regisseur-Ehemann John Collins, Schauspieler Robert Walker sowie Kameraman John Arnold zur Metro.
Nachdem Collins bereits bei Edison drei- bis fünf-Akter inszeniert hatte, drehte er dann bei der Metro - Rolfe - Columbia ausschliesslich abendfüllende Spielfilme, mit der Ausnahme von einem - "A Wife by Proxy" 1916/17 mit Mabel Taliaferro - ausschliesslich mit Viola Dana in der Hauptrolle.
Collins starb bei der grassierenden Spanischen Grippe in New York im Oktober 1918. Er war nicht einmal 29 Jahre alt geworden. (lhg 2016)

John H. Collins Filmography
1919: [03.03] Satan Junior (Diana Ardway (Working title)) (Scenario), Directed by Herbert Blaché, with Viola Dana, Milton Sills, Lila Leslie,
1919: [01.06] The Gold Cure (Oh, Annice! (Working title)) (Director), with Viola Dana, Jack McGowan, Elsie MacLeod,
1918: [08.12] Flower of the Dusk (Director), with Viola Dana, Guy Coombs, Howard Hall,
1918: [07.01] Opportunity (Director), with Viola Dana, Hale Hamilton, Frank Currier,
1918: [04.29] Riders of the Night (The Heart of Kentucky, The Night Riders (Working title)) (Director), with Viola Dana, George Chesebro, Clifford Bruce,
1918: [02.18] A Weaver of Dreams (The House of Hearts (Working title)) (Director), with Viola Dana, Clifford Bruce, Mildred Davis,
1918: [01.14] The Winding Trail (The Tiger Cat (Working title)) (Director), with Viola Dana, Clifford Bruce, Hayward Mack,
1917: [12.10] Blue Jeans (Director), with Viola Dana, Robert Walker, Sally Crute,
1917: [08.13] The Girl Without a Soul (Director), with Viola Dana, Robert Walker, Fred C. Jones,
1917: [06.25] Aladdin's other lamp (Director), with Viola Dana, Robert Walker, Augustus Phillips,
1917: [06.04] Lady Barnacle (Director), with Viola Dana, Robert Walker, Augustus Phillips,
1917: [04.23] God's Law and Man's (The Purchase Price (Working title)) (Director), with Viola Dana, Robert Walker, Augustus Phillips,
1917: [03.12] The Mortal Sin (Director: (AKA John T. Collins)), with Viola Dana, Robert Walker, Augustus Phillips,
1917: [01.06] A Wife by proxy (Director), with Mabel Taliaferro, Robert Walker, Sally Crute,
1916: [11.13] The Cossack Whip (Director), with Viola Dana, Grace Williams, Robert Walker,
1916: [10.30] The Gates of Eden (Director), with Viola Dana, Augustus Phillips, Robert Walker,
1916: [09.04] The Light of Happiness (Director), with Viola Dana, George D. Melville, Lorraine Frost,
1916: [06.26] The Flower of No Man's Land (Director), with Viola Dana, Duncan McRae, Harry C. Browne,
1916: [02.01] Rosie O'Grady (His Sister's Champion (Working title)) (Director), with Viola Dana, Tom Blake, James Harris,
1916: [01.26] The Innocence of Ruth (Director), with Viola Dana, Edward Earle, Augustus Phillips,
1915: [11.10] Children of Eve (Fifty-Fifty Mamie, Katy (Working title)) (Director), with Viola Dana, Robert Conness, Tom Blake,
1915: [10.15] Gladiola (Director), with Viola Dana, Charles Sutton, ,
1915: [10.01] The Ploughshare (Director), with William West, Robert Conness, Richard Peer,
1915: [08.27] The Slavey Student (Director), with Pat O'Malley, Viola Dana, Henry Leone,
1915: [07.23] On Dangerous Paths (Director), with Viola Dana, Helen Strickland, William West,
1915: [06.11] Cohen's Luck (Director), with William Wadsworth, Lillian Devere, Viola Dana,
1915: [05.26] The Man Who Could Not Sleep (Director), with Marc McDermott, Charles Sutton, William West,
1915: [04.26] Greater Than Art (The Greater Love (Working title)) (Director), with Gertrude McCoy, Bigelow Cooper, Helen Strickland,
1915: [03.27] The Phantom Thief (Who Stole the Portrait? (Working title)) (Director), with William Carleton sr., Helen Strickland, Gertrude McCoy,
1915: [03.12] On the Stroke of Twelve (Director), with Gertrude McCoy, Mrs. William Bechtel, Richard Tucker,
1915: [03.08] The Mission of Mr. Foo (Director), with Carlton S. King, Bigelow Cooper, Mrs. William Bechtel,
1915: [03.06] The Portrait in the Attic (Director), with Viola Dana, Margaret Prussing, Robert Conness,
1915: [03.05] A Tragedy of the Rails (Director), with Gertrude McCoy, Augustus Phillips, Carlton S. King,
1915: [02.23] From a Life of Crime (Director), with Jean Dumar, Nellie Grant, Augustus Phillips,
1915: [02.06] The Stone Heart (Stoneheart) (Director), with Augustus Phillips, Viola Dana, Helen Strickland,
1915: [02.05] Oh, Where Is My Wandering Boy Tonight? (Director), with Marc McDermott, Helen Strickland, William West,
1914: [12.23] 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (Scenario), Directed by Ashley Miller, with Harry B. Eytinge, Andy Clark, Eldean Steuart,
1914: [12.16] On Christmas Eve (Director), with William West, Bliss Milford, Bigelow Cooper,
1914: [11.28] The Last of the Hargroves (Director), with Gertrude McCoy, Robert Conness, Morgan Thorpe,
1914: [11.20] What Could She do? (Director), with Gertrude McCoy, Bigelow Cooper, Robert Brower,
1914: [11.14] The Everlasting Triangle (Director), with Frank McGlynn, Mabel Trunnelle, Robert Kegerreis,
1914: [10.20] The Man in the Dark (Director), with Frank McGlynn, Mabel Dwight, Yale Benner,
1914: [09.19] Jim's Vindication (Director), with Frank McGlynn, Sally Crute, Margery Bonney Erskine,
1914: [09.15] Making a Convert (Making a Convert - A Safety First Film) (Director), with Elsie MacLeod, Cora Williams, Andy Clark,
1914: [08.18] By the Aid of a Film (Cast: John Collins - Film Director), Directed by Charles Brabin, with Marc McDermott, Miriam Nesbitt, Barry O'Moore,
1914: [05.16] The Southerners (Director: (Interiors)), Directed by Richard Ridgely, with Mabel Trunnelle, , Bigelow Cooper,
1914: [05.01] Frederick the Great (Art Director: (/xx/)), Directed by Walter Edwin, with Charles Sutton, Mrs. William Bechtel, Barry O'Moore,
1914: [02.10] The Story of the Willow Pattern (Art Director: (stage manager)), Directed by George Lessey, with Robert Brower, Bessie Learn, Barry O'Moore,
1913: [11.14] The Phantom Signal (Phantom Signals) (Scenario), Directed by George Lessey, with Charles Ogle, May Abbey, Bessie Learn,
1913: [09.26] Hard Cash (Art Director: Stage manager), Directed by Richard Ridgely, Charles M. Seay, with Charles Ogle, May Abbey, Gertrude McCoy,
1913: [08.20] Bobbie's long trousers (Bobbie's new trousers) (Scenario: (AKA J. Hancock Collins) ), Directed by Charles M. Seay, with Yale Boss, Edna Flugrath, Marion Weeks,
1913: [08.02] The Robbers (Art Director: (/xx/)), Directed by Walter Edwin, with Robert Brower, , Barry O'Moore,
1913: [06.07] While John Bolt Slept (Director: (AKA Hancock Collins) (--??--)), Directed by Charles Brabin, Bannister Merwin, with Marc McDermott, Charles Ogle, Robert Brower,
1913: [02.19] After the Welsh Rabbit (Art Director), Directed by C. Jay Williams, with William Wadsworth, Ida Williams, Kathleen Coughlin,

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