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



  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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