Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00411112: JOHN SUTTON

Rather uncommon vintage fountain pen signature on a 3x5-inch off-white autograph album page, acquired in-person in the 1940s. In very good condition and ideal for matting. Dashing Indian-born supporting actor John Hutton led an adventurous pre-Hollywood life, working as a hunter, plantation owner and rancher in the British colonies. He came to Tinseltown in 1936 to work as a technical consultant on films, but was ultimately offered an acting contract, finding his niche in playing dastardly villains with dialogue like "After them, you fools!" and "Now I shall deal with this so-called Masked Avenger!" He was memorable in films like Hudson Bay (1940) and Jane Eyre (1943), as well as in a number of horror, sci-fi and fantasy films, including Tower of London (1939), The Invisible Man Returns (1940), Bagdad (1949), Thief of Damascus (1952), The Return of the Fly (1959), and The Bat (1959).  He died tragically of a heart attack at the age of 54.