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Crane Wilbur (1886–1973)

Actor, screenwriter and director Crane Wilbur was born Erwin Crane Wilbur on November 17, 1886, in Athens, New York. The nephew of the great stage actor Tyrone Power Sr., Wilbur first took to the boards as an actor, making his Broadway debut as billed as Erwin Crane Wilbur on June 3, 1903, in a trilogy of William Butler Yeats plays, "A Pot of ... See full bio »

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 1961 The George Raft Story (screenplay)
 1961 Mysterious Island (screenplay)
 1960 The Texan (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- 24 Hours to Live (1960) ... (story)
 1959 Solomon and Sheba (story)
 1959 The Bat (screen story) / (screenplay)
 1958 Casey Jones (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dangerous Hours (1958) ... (writer)
 1957 Sugarfoot (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- Stallion Trail (1957) ... (screenplay)
 1957 Monkey on My Back (written by)
 1956 Battle Stations (screen play)
 1955 The Phenix City Story (screenplay)
 1955 Women's Prison (screenplay)
 1954 The Mad Magician (screenplay) / (story)
 1953 Crime Wave (screen play)
 1953 House of Wax (screenplay)
 1952 The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima (written by)
 1951 Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison (original screenplay)
 1951 I Was a Communist for the FBI (screenplay)
 1950 Outside the Wall (screenplay)
 1949 The Story of Molly X (writer)
 1948 He Walked by Night (screenplay) / (story)
 1948 The Amazing Mr. X (original story)
 1948 Canon City (written by)
 1948 Adventures of Casanova (screenplay) / (story)
 1947 The Red Stallion (screenplay)
 1947 The Devil on Wheels (screenplay) / (story)
 1947 Born to Speed (screenplay)
 1944 I Am an American (Short) (written by)
 1944 Proudly We Serve (Short)
 1944 Roger Touhy, Gangster (screenplay) / (story)
 1944 A Night of Adventure (screenplay)
 1940 King of the Lumberjacks (screenplay)
 1939 Old Hickory (Short) (uncredited)
 1939 Ride, Cowboy, Ride (Short) (original screenplay)
 1939 Hell's Kitchen (from an original story by) / (screen play)
 1939 Quiet, Please (Short) (story and screenplay)
 1939 Sons of Liberty (Short) (original screenplay)
 1939 Blackwell's Island (screenplay) / (story)
 1938 Swingtime in the Movies (Short) (original screenplay)
 1938 Girls on Probation (original screenplay)
 1938 Sons of the Plains (Short) (screenplay)
 1938 Penrod's Double Trouble (screen play)
 1938 Out Where the Stars Begin (Short) (original screenplay)
 1938 Crime School (from a story by) / (screen play)
 1938 Over the Wall (original screenplay)
 1938 The Invisible Menace (screen play)
 1937 Romance of Louisiana (Short) (written by)
 1937 West of Shanghai (screen play)
 1937 Alcatraz Island (original screen play)
 1937 A Day at Santa Anita (Short) (original screenplay)
 1937 Navy Spy (screenplay)
 1937 Her Husband's Secretary (story)
 1936 We're in the Legion Now (additional dialogue)
 1936 El carnaval del diablo (story)
 1936 Yellow Cargo (original story) / (screenplay)
 1936 The Devil on Horseback (play "The Tiger Smiles") / (screenplay)
 1936 Captain Calamity (screenplay)
 1935 Unwelcome Stranger (screenplay)
 1935 On Probation (story)
 1934 Tomorrow's Children (uncredited)
 1932 The Trial of Vivienne Ware (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1930 Children of Pleasure (play and dialogue)
 1930 Lord Byron of Broadway (dialogue continuity)
 1925 The Monster (stage play)
 1917 The Single Code (story)
 1917 The Painted Lie (screenplay) / (story)
 1916 For Her Good Name (Short)
 1916 The Fool's Game (Short)
 1916 A King o' Make-Believe (Short)
 1916 The Conscience of John David (scenario)
 1916 The Love Liar
 1916 Vengeance Is Mine! (scenario)
 1915 The Mystery of Carter Breene (Short) (story)
 1915 Could a Man Do More? (Short) (story)
 1915 The Blood of Our Brothers (Short) (story)
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Stage: Wrote "The Song Writer", produced on Broadway. Music by Georgie Price. Lyrics by Abner Silver, Sid Silvers, Phil Baker and Herb Magidson. Directed by Alexander Leftwich. 48th Street Theatre: Beatrice Blinn (as "Ruth Sabath"), Irving Hirsch (as "Willie Abrams"), Hugh Huntley (as "J. Rodman Peck"), Mayo Methot (as "Patricia ... See more »

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I'm going to give people what they want. Sensation, horror, shock. Send them out into the streets to tell their friends how wonderful it is to be scared to death.


He was the nephew of Tyrone Power Sr. and cousin of Tyrone Power and Anne Power. See more »

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