When I think of JOHN BUNNY, I cherish his work in the following:
|A Cure for Pokeritis (1912)|
Little Nemo (1911) In this film, thankfully available on DVD, pioneer animator Winsor McCay (Gertie the Dinosaur) explains his cartoons to John Bunny. Also present is cartoonist George McManus, creator of the comic strip "Bringing Up Father". This is essential for anyone interested in early film.
Vanity Fair (1911) This adaptation of Thackery's novel starred Helen Gardner as Becky Sharp, John Bunny as Joseph Sedley and Alec B. Francis as Pitt Crawley. It is believed to be a lost film.
Captain Jenks' Dilemma (1912) Bunny costars with Julia Swayne Gordon, another forgotten star of the era. This, too, is considered a lost film. Later that year he appeared in Captain Jenks' Diplomacy.
The Jarrs Visit Arcadia (1915) This is listed as Bunny's last film. Also in the cast was child actor Paul Kelly who continued in films until his death in 1956.
*Contributed by: "Eric Jamborsky" Date: Sun, Jul 23 2006 / 12:30:04 PST