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Dwight V. Babcock (1909–1979)


Dwight Vincent Babcock, notable for his scripting of low-budget horror movies for the major studios' B-units, began his writing career in the dime pulps. He contributed sporadically for Black Mask (edited by the legendary Joe "Cap" Shaw, who later became Babcock's agent) in the 1930s before succumbing to the allure and relative financial stability ... See full bio »

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 1969 The Trouble with Girls (novel "Chautauqua" - as Dwight Babcock)
 1961 Miami Undercover (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Miss Miami Beach (1961) ... (writer)
 1959-1960 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Kamehameha Cloak (1960) ... (writer)
- Three Tickets to Lani (1959) ... (writer)
 1959 Colt .45 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Confession (1959) ... (writer)
 1958 Sky King (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- A Dog Named Barney (1958) ... (written by - as Dwight Babcock)
 1957-1958 26 Men (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Insurrection (1958) ... (writer)
- Destination Nowhere (1957) ... (writer)
 1958 The Gray Ghost (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Epidemic (1958) ... (writer)
  Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes, 1955 - 1957) (written by - 1 episode, 1957)
- Battle at Bradley's (1957) ... (writer)
- The Skull in the Stone (1957) ... (writer)
- Storm the Pass (1957) ... (written by)
- Underground Ambush (1957) ... (writer - as Dwight Babcock)
- The Boy Nobody Wanted (1955) ... (writer)
 1957 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series) (episode "Murder at the Carnival ") / (episode "Whip, The")
  Brave Eagle (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1956) (original teleplay - 1 episode, 1955)
- White Medicine Man (1956) ... (writer)
- The Treachery of At-Ta-Tu (1955) ... (original teleplay - as Dwight Babcock)
  Jungle Jim (TV Series) (story & teleplay - 1 episode, 1956) (story - 1 episode, 1955) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1955) (writer - 1 episode, 1955)
- Striped Fury (1956) ... (story & teleplay)
- The Golden Parasol (1955) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Man Killer (1955) ... (writer)
 1955 Adventures of Superman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- King for a Day (1955) ... (writer)
 1955 Devil Goddess (story - as Dwight Babcock)
  Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1955) (original screenplay - 1 episode, 1955)
- The Creaking Gate (1955) ... (writer)
- So Dark the Night (1955) ... (original screenplay)
 1955 Jungle Moon Men (screenplay)
 1954 Mystery Is My Business (TV Series) (episode "Mask of Rosselli")
 1954 Loophole (story)
 1953 Racket Squad (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Gentler Sex (1953) ... (writer)
 1953 Savage Frontier (written by - as Dwight Babcock)
  The Roy Rogers Show (TV Series) (1 episode, 1953) (writer - 4 episodes, 1952) (written by - 1 episode, 1952)
- Phantom Rustlers (1953) ... (as Dwight Babcock)
- Ghost Town Gold (1952) ... (writer)
- The Hermit's Secret (1952) ... (writer)
- Peril from the Past (1952) ... (writer)
- The Outlaw's Girl (1952) ... (writer)
  Ramar of the Jungle (TV Series) (1 episode, 1953) (writer - 4 episodes, 1953)
- The Tree of Death (1953) ... (writer)
- King of the Watus (1953) ... (writer)
- Savage Fury (1953) ... (as Dwight Babcock)
- Voice of the Past (1953) ... (writer)
- Lady of the Leopards (1953) ... (writer)
 1952 The Files of Jeffrey Jones (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1952 Chevron Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- My Brother's Wife (1952) ... (teleplay)
 1952 Biff Baker, U.S.A. (TV Series) (teleplay and story - 1 episode)
- Mona Lisa (1952) ... (teleplay and story)
 1952 The Adventures of Kit Carson (TV Series) (story and teleplay - 1 episode)
- Outlaw Paradise (1952) ... (story and teleplay)
 1951 FBI Girl (screenplay - as Dwight Babcock)
 1951 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Homer Atchison (1951) ... (writer)
- Yellow Haired Kid (1951) ... (writer)
  Dick Tracy (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Mosquito Murders ... (written by - as Dwight Babcock)
- Prune Face Returns: Part 2 ... (teleplay - as Dwight Babcock)
- Prune Face Returns: Part 1 ... (teleplay - as Dwight Babcock)
 1949 The Lone Ranger (TV Series) (episode "Out of the Past")
 1948 13 Lead Soldiers (adaptation)
 1947 Bury Me Dead
 1947 The Corpse Came C.O.D. (as Dwight Babcock)
 1946 The Brute Man (story)
 1946 So Dark the Night (screenplay - as Dwight Babcock)
 1946 The Unknown (adaptation - as Dwight Babcock)
 1946 The Devil's Mask (additional dialogue - as Dwight Babcock)
 1946 She-Wolf of London (original story)
 1946 House of Horrors (original story)
 1945 Pillow of Death (original story)
 1945 House of Dracula (story - uncredited)
 1945 River Gang (adaptation)
 1945 Road to Alcatraz (screenplay)
 1945 The Jungle Captive (screenplay) / (story)
 1945 The Master Key (original story)
 1944 The Mummy's Curse (adaptation) / (original story)
 1944 Dead Man's Eyes (original screenplay)

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Novel (w/Day Keene): "Chautauqua" (filmed as The Trouble with Girls (1969)) See more »

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There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it hardly behoves any of us to talk about the rest of us.

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