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Rex Beach (1877–1949)

Michigan-born Rex Beach was on his way to becoming a lawyer before the Alaska Gold Rush caught his attention and he headed there to make his fortune. Unfortunately, five years later he was still looking for it and, realizing that he wasn't going to find it in gold prospecting, he turned to writing. His first and probably best-known novel, "The ... See full bio »

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The Spoilers
The Spoilers Writer
The World in His Arms
The Crimson Gardenia
Laughing Bill Hyde


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 1955 The Spoilers (novel) / (play - uncredited)
 1952 The World in His Arms (novel)
 1950 The Avengers (novel "Don Careless")
 1947 The Michigan Kid (suggested by a novel)
 1942 The Spoilers (novel "The Spoilers")
 1940 Flowing Gold (suggested by a story by)
 1937 The Barrier (based on a novel by)
 1933 The Past of Mary Holmes (story "The Goose Woman")
 1931 Young Donovan's Kid (based on novel "Big Brother" by)
 1930 The Silver Horde (by)
 1930 The Spoilers (novel)
 1930 Son of the Gods (story)
 1928 The Mating Call (novel "The Mating Call")
 1928 The Michigan Kid (story)
 1926 Padlocked (novel)
 1926 The Barrier (novel)
 1926 The Auction Block (novel "The Auction Block: A Novel of New York Life")
 1925 Winds of Chance (novel)
 1925 The Goose Woman (story)
 1924 A Sainted Devil (story "Rope's End")
 1924 The Recoil (story)
 1924 Flowing Gold (novel)
 1923 Big Brother (story)
 1923 The Spoilers (novel - play)
 1923 The Ne'er-Do-Well (novel)
 1922 Fair Lady (novel "The Net")
 1921 The Iron Trail (novel)
 1920 The North Wind's Malice (story)
 1920 Going Some (story - play)
 1920 The Silver Horde (novel)
 1919 The Vengeance of Durand (novel)
 1919 The Girl from Outside (story)
 1919 The Crimson Gardenia (screenplay) / (story)
 1919 The Brand (story)
 1918 Too Fat to Fight (story)
 1918 Laughing Bill Hyde (adaptation and titles) / (novel)
 1918 Heart of the Sunset (novel - titles)
 1917 The Auction Block (novel)
 1917 The Barrier (novel)
 1916 The Ne'er Do Well (novel)
 1914 The Spoilers (novel - play)
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Show Show Producer: Movie (4 credits)
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Other Works:

Novel: "The Ne'er-Do-Well". NOTE: Filmed as The Ne'er-Do-Well (1923), The Ne'er Do Well (1916). See more »

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Personal Quote:

The tendency of the moving picture has been to make authors visualize more clearly than ever before their characters and scenes that they are writing about. Their work has become more realistic. I do not mean more realistic in the sense in which this word is used of come French writers. I do not mean erotic or morbid. I mean actual, convincing, clearly visualized.


Alum of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, USA. His ashes and those of his wife were buried in front of the school's Alumni House. See more »

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