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Rowland Brown (1897–1963)


Temperamental screenwriter and occasional director of the 1930s. Moved to Hollywood in the mid-'20s, finding work as a prop boy on the Universal lot. By 1926 he was working as a gagman for 'Reginald Denny'. He wrote several moderately successful gangster movies in the early 1930s, their "authentic feel" rumored to have been enhanced by his having ... See more trivia »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »

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 1957 Climax! (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Jacob and the Angel (1957) ... (story)
 1955 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series) (original story - 1 episode)
- All Is Not Gold (1955) ... (original story)
 1952 Kansas City Confidential (story)
 1950 The Nevadan (additional dialogue)
 1946 Nocturne (story)
 1940 Johnny Apollo (screen play)
 1939 The Lady's from Kentucky (story)
 1938 Angels with Dirty Faces (from a story by)
 1937 Boy of the Streets (original story)
 1937 Navy Blue and Gold (uncredited)
 1936 The Devil Is a Sissy (story)
 1936 The Robin Hood of El Dorado (uncredited)
 1935 Widow's Might
 1933 Blood Money (written by)
 1932 Hell's Highway (by)
 1932 What Price Hollywood? (by)
 1931 Skyline (uncredited)
 1931 Quick Millions (screenplay) / (story)
 1930 The Doorway to Hell (story "A Handful of Clouds")
 1929 Points West (writer)
 1929 Fugitives (writer)
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Story: "A Handful of Clouds" (filmed as The Doorway to Hell (1930))

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6' (1.83 m)

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Studied at the University of Detroit and the Detroit School of Fine Arts. See more »

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