Floyd Martin Thornton

Floyd Martin Thornton (4 November 18841 April 1956) was an American screenwriter and film director, often credited as F. Martin Thornton.[1]

Born in 1884 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, he worked for some years in England. In 1915 he married the British actress Evelyn Boucher at Steyning in West Sussex.[2] They had two sons, both born in England: Edward E. Martin (1916–2010) and Paul Mulford Martin (1921–1994).[3] In 1925 he, his wife and two sons left the UK for America,[3] where they all remained for the rest of their lives.

He died in April 1956 in Orange, California in the USA.

Selected filmography

Director

References

  1. BFI Database entry
  2. England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915 for Floyd Martin Thornton 1915
  3. USA Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 (1925) - Thornton Family


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