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Ralph Spence (I) (1890–1949)

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He was the "highest-paid title writer in the world at $5/word," according to "Motion Picture World" (31 July 1926). See more trivia »

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 1946 Plainsman and the Lady (original story)
 1943 Higher and Higher (screenplay)
 1943 Around the World (writer)
 1942 Seven Days' Leave (original screenplay)
 1942 The Fleet's In (screenplay)
 1941 The Smiling Ghost (screenplay construction contributor - uncredited)
 1940 Down Argentine Way (story)
 1939 The Flying Deuces (original story and screen play by)
 1939 The Gorilla (play)
 1938 Sweet Devil (writer)
 1937 Sh! The Octopus (from plays by)
 1937 Larceny Street (screenplay)
 1937 King Solomon's Mines (uncredited)
 1937 Silent Barriers (dialogue)
 1936 Poor Little Rich Girl (suggested by the stories of)
 1935 The Big Broadcast of 1936 (screenplay)
 1935 Here Comes the Band (original screen play)
 1935 Top Hat (contributor to screenplay construction - uncredited)
 1935 Going Highbrow (story "Social Pirates")
 1935 West Point of the Air (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1935 The Casino Murder Case (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1935 The Winning Ticket (screenplay)
 1934 The Band Plays On (screen play)
 1934 Student Tour (screen play)
 1934 Death on the Diamond (screen play)
 1934 Cockeyed Cavaliers (additional dialogue by)
 1934 Murder in the Private Car (screen play)
 1934 The Loudspeaker (dialogue) / (story)
 1934 Strictly Dynamite (screen play)
 1934 Stand Up and Cheer! (dialogue)
 1933 Mr. Skitch (writer)
 1933 Her Bodyguard (writer)
 1933 Tomorrow at Seven (original screenplay and dialogue)
 1933 The Warrior's Husband (writer)
 1933 Sailor Be Good (writer)
 1932 Fast Life (screenplay)
 1932 Prosperity (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1932 The Crooked Circle (screenplay)
 1932 Blondie of the Follies (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1932 Speak Easily (dialogue continuity)
 1932 The Passionate Plumber (dialogue)
 1931 Peach-O-Reno (adaptation and dialogue)
 1931 Caught Plastered (adaptation and dialogue)
 1931 Everything's Rosie (dialogue)
 1931 Cracked Nuts (dialogue)
 1931 Laugh and Get Rich (additional dialogue)
 1930 Hook Line and Sinker (screen play and dialogue)
 1930 The Gorilla (play) / (screenplay)
 1930 Half Shot at Sunrise (dialogue)
 1930 Way Out West
 1930 The Florodora Girl (additional dialogue)
 1930 The Rounder (Short) (interpolations)
 1928 A Lady of Chance (titles)
 1928 Show People (titles)
 1928 Excess Baggage (screenplay) / (titles)
 1928 Beau Broadway (titles)
 1928 Vamping Venus (titles)
 1928 Skirts (titles - uncredited)
 1928 The Patsy (titles)
 1928 Bringing Up Father (titles)
 1928 Baby Mine (titles)
 1927 Buttons (titles)
 1927 The Gorilla (play)
 1927 Now We're in the Air (titles)
 1927 Spring Fever (titles)
 1927 Adam and Evil (titles)
 1927 Tillie the Toiler (titles)
 1927 Lost at the Front (titles)
 1927 Orchids and Ermine (titles)
 1927 The Taxi Dancer (titles)
 1927 Johnny Get Your Hair Cut (titles)
 1927 The Lunatic at Large (titles)
 1926 There You Are! (titles)
 1926 Tin Hats (titles)
 1926 You'd Be Surprised (titles)
 1926 The Campus Flirt (titles)
 1926 3 Bad Men (titles)
 1926 Pals First (titles)
 1926 The Savage (titles)
 1926 Hard Boiled (titles)
 1926 It's the Old Army Game (titles)
 1926 For Heaven's Sake (titles)
 1926 Mademoiselle Modiste (titles)
 1926 Behind the Front (titles)
 1926 Too Much Money (titles)
 1925 Flying Fool (titles)
 1925 Why Women Love (titles)
 1925 Classified (titles)
 1925 American Pluck (screenplay) / (titles)
 1925 The Early Bird (titles)
 1924 The Speed Spook (titles)
 1924 His Darker Self (titles)
 1924 On Time (titles)
 1923 Six Cylinder Love (titles)
 1923 Let's Go (titles)
 1923 Luck (titles)
 1923 A Friendly Husband (titles)
 1923 The Custard Cup (titles)
 1922 Do and Dare (titles)
 1922 Sure-Fire Flint (titles)
 1922 A Self-Made Man (titles)
 1922 For Big Stakes (titles)
 1922 Chasing the Moon (titles)
 1921 The Rough Diamond (titles)
 1921 Hickville to Broadway (titles)
 1921 After Your Own Heart (titles)
 1921 Stranger Than Fiction (titles)
 1921 A Ridin' Romeo (titles)
 1921/I The Oath (screenplay) / (titles)
 1920 Roman Candles (titles)
 1920 Sink or Swim (story - as Ralph H. Spence)
 1919 Never Say Quit (titles)
 1919 Smiles (story)
 1918 I'll Say So (scenario - as Ralph H. Spence)
 1918 Miss Innocence (story - uncredited)
 1918 A Camouflage Kiss (screenplay - as Ralph H. Spence) / (story - as Ralph H. Spence)
 1918/I On the Jump (scenario)
 1918 Jack Spurlock, Prodigal (as Ralph H. Spence)
 1917 The Pride of New York (story)
 1917 The Yankee Way (story - as Ralph H. Spence)
 1917 A Laundry Clean-Up (Short)
 1912 The Shrinking Rawhide (Short) (story)
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Stage: Wrote (w/Eddie Welch) book for "Earl Carroll's Vanities" on Broadway. Musical revue. Music by Burton Lane. Lyrics by Harold Adamson. Musical Director: Ray Cavanaugh. Music orchestrated by Domenico Savino'. Additional music by Cliff Friend, Raymond Klages, Jack Meskill, Vincent Rose, Maurice Ravel and Hyman Grossman. Featuring ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Ralph H. Spence

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Trivia:

He was the "highest-paid title writer in the world at $5/word," according to "Motion Picture World" (31 July 1926). See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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