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Robert Presnell Sr. (1894–1969)

The much-traveled Robert Presnell spent part of his childhood in Cuba and in the Phillippines. After his family settled in Chicago, he attended technical school, and, subsequently, Chicago University. Graduating in 1914, Robert drifted into journalism. Between 1919 and 1923, he was employed by the Chicago Tribune as a foreign correspondent, while ... See full bio »

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Known For

Meet John Doe
Meet John Doe Writer
(1941)
The Real Glory
(1939)

Filmography

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  Perry Mason (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1963) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1963)
- The Case of the Greek Goddess (1963) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1961 Death Valley Days (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Dead Men's Tale (1961) ... (written by)
 1960 Troubleshooters (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Harry Maru (1960) ... (writer)
 1958 Man Without a Gun (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Aftermath (1958) ... (story)
 1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (previous screenplay - 1 episode)
- The Guilty (1956) ... (previous screenplay)
 1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- The Deep Six (1953) ... (adaptation)
 1953 Second Chance (uncredited)
 1952 The Hunter (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- The Man Who Dropped In (1952) ... (written by - as Robert R. Presnell Sr.)
- Salzburg Festival (1952) ... (written by - as Robert R. Presnell Sr.)
 1950 Second Chance (original screenplay)
 1947 For You I Die (original screenplay)
 1947 High Tide (screenplay)
 1947 The Guilty (screenplay)
 1947 The Michigan Kid (additional dialogue - as Robert Presnell)
 1946 Cuban Pete (screenplay - as Robert Presnell)
 1945 The Stilwell Road (Documentary)
 1944 The Big Bonanza (original story - as Robert Presnell)
 1944 Attack! Battle of New Britain (Documentary)
 1941 Hurricane Smith (screenplay - as Robert Presnell)
 1941 Singapore Woman (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1941 Meet John Doe (based on a story by - as Robert Presnell)
 1940 Money and the Woman (screenplay - as Robert Presnell)
 1939 Thou Shalt Not Kill (screenplay - as Robert Presnell)
 1939 The Real Glory (screenplay - as Robert R. Presnell)
 1939 Disbarred (screenplay - as Robert R. Presnell)
 1936 My Man Godfrey (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1936 Postal Inspector (story - as Robert Presnell)
 1935 Manhattan Moon (contributor to treatment - uncredited)
 1933 The Kennel Murder Case (adaptation - as Robert Presnell)
 1933 Bureau of Missing Persons (screen play - as Robert Presnell)
 1933 The Narrow Corner (screenplay - as Robert Presnell)
 1933 Terror Aboard (story)
 1933 The Keyhole (screen play - as Robert Presnell)
 1933 Employees' Entrance (screen play - as Robert Presnell)
 1932 The Man Called Back (screenplay - as Robert Presnell)
 1932 What Price Hollywood? (adaptation - uncredited)
 1932 The Lost Squadron (additional dialogue - as Robert S. Presnell)
 1931 Leftover Ladies (adaptation - as Robert Presnell)
 1931 The Bargain (adaptation)
 1930 La grande mare (story)
 1930 The Big Pond (story)
 1930 Young Man of Manhattan (adaptation - as Robert Presnell)
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His play, "Her First Murders," was performed at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Zasu Pitts, St. Clair Bayfield, Oliver Thorndike, Joseph Caskey, Richard Taber, Merle Maddern, John Parrish, Ann Mason, Osna Palmer, Tito Vuolo, Frank Milton, George Spaulding, Alfred Webster, and William Challee in the cast. The play is ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Robert R. Presnell Sr. | Robert R. Presnell | Robert S. Presnell | Robert Presnell

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Child: Patricia (c. 1919)

Star Sign:

Taurus

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