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Wells Root (1900–1993)

One of the founding members of the WGA, Wells had over sixty screenplays produced including The Getaway (1941) and The Man from Down Under (1943). See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1966 Tarzan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Fire People (1966) ... (writer)
 1966 Texas Across the River (written by)
 1964-1965 Combat! (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Luck with Rainbows (1965) ... (written by)
- Vendetta (1964) ... (written by)
  The Rogues (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1965) (writer - 1 episode, 1964)
- The Laughing Lady of Luxor (1965) ... (teleplay)
- The Computer Goes West (1964) ... (writer)
  Cheyenne (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1957) (written by - 1 episode, 1962) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1958) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1957)
- Satonka (1962) ... (written by)
- Wagon-Tongue North (1958) ... (teleplay)
- The Mutton Puncher (1957) ... (writer)
- Born Bad (1957) ... (writer)
- Big Ghost Basin (1957) ... (screenplay)
 1962 Lawman (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Jailbreak (1962) ... (teleplay)
 1961 Laramie (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Wolf Cub (1961)
 1961 Whiplash (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Remittance Man (1961) ... (written by)
  Maverick (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1960 - 1961) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1959)
- The Forbidden City (1961) ... (writer)
- The Maverick Line (1960) ... (writer)
- A Flock of Trouble (1960) ... (writer)
- The Cats of Paradise (1959) ... (teleplay)
 1958-1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Pay-off at Pinto (1960) ... (writer)
- Drop to Drink (1958) ... (writer)
  Tombstone Territory (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1960) (written by - 1 episode, 1959)
- The Governor (1960)
- The Legend (1959) ... (written by)
 1958-1960 Bat Masterson (TV Series) (written by - 7 episodes)
- Stage to Nowhere (1960) ... (written by)
- To the Manner Born (1959) ... (written by)
- The Desert Ship (1959) ... (written by)
- The Black Pearls (1959) ... (written by)
- A Matter of Honor (1959) ... (written by)
 1960 Bronco (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Volunteers from Aberdeen (1960) ... (teleplay)
 1959 The Deputy (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Powder Keg (1959) ... (written by)
 1959 The Restless Gun (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Cavis Boy (1959) ... (written by)
  Colt .45 (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1959) (writer - 1 episode, 1957)
- Dead Aim (1959) ... (teleplay)
- Final Payment (1957) ... (writer)
 1957 Casey Jones (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Black Box (1957) ... (teleplay)
 1957 Hell Ship Mutiny (screenplay)
 1957 Sugarfoot (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Bunch Quitter (1957) ... (teleplay)
 1956-1957 The Lone Ranger (TV Series) (screenplay - 3 episodes)
- Dead Eye (1957) ... (screenplay)
- The Letter Bride (1956) ... (screenplay)
- The Sheriff of Smoke Tree (1956) ... (screenplay)
 1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Connoisseur (1957) ... (written by)
 1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Charlatan (1956) ... (writer)
 1956 Conflict (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Condemned to Glory (1956) ... (teleplay)
  Jungle Jim (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1956) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1956) (written by - 1 episode, 1955)
- Power of Darkness (1956) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Lagoon of Death (1955) ... (written by)
  The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1956) (story and teleplay - 1 episode, 1955)
- The Necktie Party (1956) ... (story - teleplay)
- The Big Baby Contest (1955) ... (story and teleplay)
  Brave Eagle (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1955 - 1956) (original teleplay - 1 episode, 1956)
- War Paint (1956) ... (original teleplay)
- Papoose (1956) ... (writer)
- Gold of Haunted Mountain (1955) ... (writer)
 1955 Tales of the Texas Rangers (TV Series)
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- France's Greatest Detective (1955) ... (teleplay)
- The End of Blackbeard the Pirate (1955) ... (teleplay)
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series) (story & screenplay - 1 episode)
- Young Girl in an Apple Tree (1955) ... (story & screenplay)
 1951-1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 7 episodes)
- The Double Life of Barney Peters (1955) ... (teleplay)
- Crusade Without Conscience (1954) ... (teleplay)
- Ringo's Last Assignment (1954) ... (teleplay)
- The Birds Are Walking (1951) ... (teleplay)
- Hot Spot (1951) ... (teleplay)
  Captain Midnight (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1954) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1954)
- The Deserters (1954) ... (teleplay)
- Death Below Zero (1954) ... (screenplay)
 1954 Magnificent Obsession (adaptation)
 1952 Adventures of Superman (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- The Secret of Superman (1952) ... (screenplay)
 1952 The Prisoner of Zenda (adaptation)
 1951 Furia roja
 1951 The Roy Rogers Show (TV Series) (one episode)
 1951 Stronghold (story)
 1951 The Cinematographer (Documentary short) (story - uncredited)
 1948 Movies Are Adventure (Short) (story - uncredited)
 1943 The Man from Down Under (writer)
 1943 Salute to the Marines (adaptation)
 1942 Tennessee Johnson (screenplay)
 1942 Mokey (screenplay)
 1941 Turned Out Nice Again (play "As You Are")
 1941 The Getaway (screenplay) / (story)
 1941 The Bad Man (screenplay)
 1940 Flight Command (screen play)
 1939 Thunder Afloat (screen play)
 1939 Man of Conquest (original story) / (screenplay)
 1939 Sergeant Madden (screenplay)
 1937 The Prisoner of Zenda (adaptation)
 1936 The Bold Caballero (original screenplay) / (story "The Return of Zorro" - uncredited)
 1936 Sworn Enemy
 1936 The Beloved Vagabond (dialogue)
 1935 Pursuit (screenplay)
 1935 Public Hero #1 (screen play) / (story)
 1935 Shadow of Doubt (screenplay)
 1934 Flirtation (dialogue)
 1934 Paris Interlude (screen play)
 1934 Black Moon (screenplay)
 1934 Stingaree (contributor to screenplay construction - uncredited)
 1933 I Cover the Waterfront (writer)
 1933 Racetrack (story)
 1932 Tiger Shark (screen play)
 1932 Bird of Paradise (screenplay)
 1931 Politics (adaptation)
 1931 The Prodigal (scenario) / (story "The Southerner")
 1930 The Storm
 1930 The Rogue Song (idea)
 1930 Chasing Rainbows (adaptation)
 1930 Peacock Alley (scenario)
 1928 Varsity (story - dialogue)
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Playwright (w/Hugh Mills): "As You Are" (filmed as Turned Out Nice Again (1941)).

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Trivia:

Prior to films, he worked as a journalist in various capacities for the 'New York World' and 'Time'. See more »

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Aries

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