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Gerald Drayson Adams (1900–1988)

A former business executive and literary agent who was educated at Oxford University in England, Gerald Drayson Adams began writing for the screen in the mid-1940s. He wrote mostly second features, specializing in action/adventure and western films, and ended his career with an Elvis Presley musical, Harum Scarum (1965). See full bio »

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 1965 Harum Scarum (written by)
 1964 Kissin' Cousins (screenplay) / (story)
  Bronco (TV Series) (1 episode, 1960) (writer - 3 episodes, 1959 - 1960) (story - 2 episodes, 1960 - 1962) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1960) (teleplay & story - 1 episode, 1959)
- Trail of Hatred (1962) ... (story)
- La Rubia (1960) ... (story - teleplay)
- Montana Passage (1960) ... (teleplay)
- Death of an Outlaw (1960) ... (writer)
 1961 Fury River (screen story)
 1961 Miami Undercover (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Mystery of the Swamp (1961) ... (written by)
- Sunken Treasure (1961) ... (written by)
- Precious Jade (1961) ... (written by)
 1961 Gun Fight (screenplay) / (story)
 1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series) (1 episode)
  Cheyenne (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1960) (teleplay and story - 1 episode, 1961) (written by - 1 episode, 1960)
- Duel at Judas Basin (1961) ... (teleplay and story)
- Apache Blood (1960) ... (written by)
- Gold, Glory and Custer - Requiem (1960) ... (writer)
- Gold, Glory and Custer - Prelude (1960) ... (writer)
 1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Suitable for Framing (1960) ... (story)
  Maverick (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes, 1957 - 1958) (writer - 1 episode, 1960) (story - 1 episode, 1959)
- Iron Hand (1960) ... (writer)
- Royal Four Flush (1959) ... (story)
- The Savage Hills (1958) ... (written by)
- Stampede (1957) ... (written by)
- Hostage (1957) ... (written by)
 1959 The Texan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Border Incident (1959) ... (writer)
 1959 Frontier Rangers (writer)
  Northwest Passage (TV Series) (written by - 7 episodes, 1958 - 1959) (writer - 2 episodes, 1958 - 1959)
- The Deserter (1959) ... (written by)
- The Fourth Brother (1959) ... (writer)
- The Secret of the Cliff (1959) ... (written by)
- The 'Vulture' (1958) ... (written by)
- Vengeance Trail (1958) ... (written by)
 1958 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Well-Selected Frame (1958) ... (story)
 1957 Broken Arrow (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- Apache Child (1957) ... (teleplay)
- The Rescue (1957) ... (teleplay)
 1957 War Drums
 1957 Affair in Reno (story)
 1957 Tomahawk Trail (story)
 1956 Gun Brothers (screenplay) / (story)
 1956 The Black Sleep (story)
 1956 Three Bad Sisters (screenplay)
 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Seeds of Hate (1955) ... (teleplay)
 1955 Duel on the Mississippi (screenplay) / (story)
 1955 Chief Crazy Horse (screenplay) / (story)
 1954 The Gambler from Natchez (story and screenplay)
 1954 Taza, Son of Cochise (adaptation) / (story)
 1953 Wings of the Hawk (novel)
 1952 Son of Ali Baba (screenplay) / (story)
 1952 The Duel at Silver Creek (screenplay) / (story)
 1952 Untamed Frontier (screenplay)
 1952 The Battle at Apache Pass (story and screenplay)
 1952 Steel Town
 1952 Flaming Feather (story and screenplay)
 1951 The Sea Hornet (original story and screenplay)
 1951 His Kind of Woman (story - uncredited)
 1950 Between Midnight and Dawn (story)
 1950 The Desert Hawk (story and screenplay)
 1950 Armored Car Robbery (screenplay)
 1949 The Big Steal (screenplay)
 1948 The Plunderers (screenplay - as Gerald Adams)
 1948 The Gallant Legion (screenplay - as Gerald Adams)
 1948 Old Los Angeles (screenplay - as Gerald Adams)
 1947 Dead Reckoning (story - as Gerald Adams)
 1946 The Magnificent Rogue (story)
 1946 The Invisible Informer (original story)
 1945 Tell It to a Star (original story)
 1945 A Guy, a Gal and a Pal (story)
 1942 Duke of the Navy (screenplay - as Gerald D. Adams) / (story - as Gerald D. Adams)
 1941 The Miracle Kid (screenplay - as Gerald D. Adams)
 1941 A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob (story - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "Wings of the Hawk" (filmed as Wings of the Hawk (1953))

Alternate Names:

Gerald D. Adams | Gerald Adams
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Trivia:

Brother of actress Claire Adams

Star Sign:

Cancer

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