Juda de Vries
De Vries (who also called himself Jules Martin) met JJ in Zurich and tried to interest him in a "get-rich-quick" scheme to use a purported motion picture production (for a film to be called Wine, Women and Song) to extort money from potential funders. The idea failed quickly, but brought together JJ and Claud Sykes, who soon formed the English Players, a performing troup. De Vries ran into some sort of legal trouble in mid-1917 and pelted JJ with rambling letters in which, nevertheless, he appreciated JJ's attention. JJ encountered him again, unexpectedly, on a trip to Ostend in the summer of 1926. William Brockman
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