Jay Marchant
Date of Birth
Jan 07, 1888
Birth Place:
South Dakota

Biography

Along with Robert F. Hill, South Dakota-born Jay Marchant, a former film cutter, directed most of Universal's action fare in the 1920s, from serials such as The Great Circus Mystery (1925), in which his refusal to let Louise Lorraine do her own stunts saved the leading lady's life when the car she was supposed to be driving overturned and killed its passenger, to the studio's innumerable two-reel...