John Harron

Selected films of this star available for viewing:

Through the Back Door (1921)

The Night Cry (1926)

John (sometimes "Johnny" or "Johnnie") Harron was Bobby Harron's (who died of an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound Sept. 1, 1920) younger brother and was given his first big chance by Mary Pickford in her 1921 feature "Through the Back Door." He was quoted as saying he had a small part in only one other film for Ince which he dismissed with, "Didn't amount to anything," but there seems to be no record of this. The only film to his credit prior to the Pickford film is Griffith's "Hearts of the World" in which he had a small part as an extra. According to a 1921 Motion Picture Classic article which was written while "Through the Back Door" was in production, Louise Fazenda dragged Harron into the Classic's office touting what a great star the kid was going to be. It was a few more weeks until the bashful Harron actually did the interview. Although he worked steadily with almost 160 films between 1921 and 1939, he does not have a memorable role to his credit. Unfortunately, he died at age 36 in 1939 from a heart attack.

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