John Stuart (actor)

John Stuart (born John Alfred Louden Croall; 18 July 1898 – 17 October 1979), was a Scottish actor, and a very popular leading man in British silent films in the 1920s. He appeared in three films directed by Alfred Hitchcock.[1]

John Stuart
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John Alfred Louden Croall

(1898-07-18)July 18, 1898
Died17 October 1979(1979-10-17) (aged 81)
Years active1920-1979
Spouse(s)Muriel Angelus (1928–1938)


He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.[1]

His first talkie Kitty (1929) was a successful production. His last role was in the film Superman (1978), as a Kryptonian elder.[2]

He is buried in Brompton Cemetery, London.[3]

His son, Jonathan Croall, wrote a 2012 book about the screen idols of the 1920s, with much previously unpublished personal and professional information about his father.[4][5][6]



  1. ^ a b Born: 18 July 1898, EdinburghDied: 18 October 1979, London (18 October 1979). "John Stuart | BFI | BFI". Archived from the original on 11 July 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2014.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "Forgotten Stars: My Father and the British Silent Film World – review". Silent London.
  3. ^ "John Stuart (1898 - 1979) - Find A Grave Memorial".
  4. ^ 123benjulius. "John Stuart Portrait of an Actor | Photo book preview | Blurb Books". Retrieved 3 March 2014.
  5. ^ "My father, the silent film star". The Stage.
  6. ^ "My dad, the silent film star". the Guardian.

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