John McCormick (producer)

John McCormick (August 17, 1893 – May 3, 1961) was an American film producer associated with the Hollywood studio First National Pictures. Between 1923 and 1930, he was married to Colleen Moore, one of the highest-paid and most popular stars of the silent era. McCormick initially was unconvinced by the development of sound films and vetoed Moore's appearing in them. He changed his mind in 1929 and placed Moore in her first talkie, Smiling Irish Eyes, which was not a great success.[1] Their marriage was under increasing strain, and in 1930, the couple divorced.

John McCormick
Colleen Moore & husband, John McCormick, 4-29-25 LCCN2016839768.jpg
Colleen Moore and John McCormick in 1925
Born(1893-08-17)August 17, 1893
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
DiedMay 3, 1961(1961-05-03) (aged 67)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
(m. 1923; div. 1930)

His relationship with Moore is believed to have been the basis for the film What Price Hollywood? (1932).[2]

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  1. ^ Crafton p.278
  2. ^ Crafton p.278


  • Crafton, Donald. The Talkies: American Cinema's Transition to Sound, 1926-1931. University of California Press, 1999.

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