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Karl Brown (I) (1896–1990)

Karl Brown was born on December 26, 1896 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, USA. He was a writer and cinematographer, known for Under Fiesta Stars (1941), Flames (1932) and The Ape Man (1943). He was married to Edna Mae Cooper. He died on March 25, 1990 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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  Death Valley Days (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 1960) (story - 1 episode, 1959)
- A Girl Named Virginia (1960) ... (written by)
- The Wedding Dress (1960) ... (written by)
- Perilous Refuge (1959) ... (story)
 1956 The Millionaire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Harvey Borden Story (1956) ... (writer)
 1956 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- Caine and Abel (1956) ... (teleplay)
- Permanent Residence (1956) ... (teleplay)
 1953 The Vanquished (story)
 1945 The Chicago Kid (story)
 1943 The Ape Man (story "They Creep in the Dark")
 1942 Phantom Killer (screenplay)
 1941 Harvard, Here I Come! (story)
 1941 Under Fiesta Stars (screenplay) / (story)
 1941 Rookies on Parade (screenplay)
 1941 Mr. District Attorney (screenplay)
 1941 Prairie Pioneers (original idea)
 1940 Before I Hang (story)
 1940 The Man with Nine Lives (screen play)
 1939 My Son Is Guilty (story)
 1939 A Woman Is the Judge (writer)
 1939 The Man They Could Not Hang (screenplay)
 1938 Gangster's Boy (story)
 1938 Port of Missing Girls (original screenplay)
 1937 Federal Bullets (adaptation)
 1937 Girl Loves Boy (story)
 1937 Join the Marines (story)
 1936 White Legion (story and screenplay)
 1936 In His Steps
 1936 Hearts in Bondage (adaptation)
 1934 City Park (story and continuity)
 1934 Stolen Sweets (story and screenplay)
 1933 Fast Workers (continuity)
 1932 Flames (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1929 The Mississippi Gambler (story)
 1927 Stark Love
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Story: "They Creep in the Dark" (filmed as The Ape Man (1943)) See more »

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[Describing his days at Kinemacolor Co., a studio in the early 20th century that shot all of its films in the "Kinemacolor" process] Our little one-reel pictures were made to exploit color for color's sake. There was one about a hospital fire, showing lots of flames; another, from a [Nathaniel Hawthorne] story about a pumpkin that becomes a man, showed up the golden yellow of the carved jack-o'-... See more »


Had been a member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) since 1919, shortly after the organization was chartered. Served as Vice President from 1924 to 1925. See more »

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