F. Richard Jones

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St. Louis, Missouri, USA
One of the moving forces of early American silent comedy, F. Richard Jones made dozens of hilarious two-reel comedies for Mack Sennett in the mid-teens and early 1920s, featuring such stars as Louise Fazenda, Slim Summerville, Edgar Kennedy and Ben Turpin. He then graduated to feature films, first with Sennett and then with other producers and studios. Not just a comedy director, Jones proved he could adeptly handle romance stories and adventure epics with equal ease. His last film, the action/mystery picture Bulldog Drummond (1929), was also his only sound film, but it stands as a superior example of the genre. Read more...