Wrote a pilot for a western TV series called "Outpost" about a woman and her son who run a hotel at a lonely oasis.
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[on working for MGM]: I fell into the trap of going to Metro, because they offered me $5000 a week. Metro was a place where, if they wanted somebody, money was not an object. They paid more than any other studio for their stars, their directors, even for their writers. I shouldn't have done it. I knew better, because I have always said that Metro is the graveyard of writers. And so it proved to ...
Initially taught English at a high school in Brigham City, Utah, as well as entertaining a brief journalistic career as a reporter for the New York World. He started in Hollywood as a title writer in 1927 for $100 a week. Robinson was signed as full screenwriter by Paramount (1933-34) and then secured a ten-year contract with Warner Brothers in 1935. There, he worked on some of Betty Davis's and ...