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Melville W. Brown (1887–1938)

Silent screen pioneer Melville Walker Brown was born on March 10, 1887, to John and Fannie Brown of Portland, Oregon. His father was originally from Maine and his mother a native of Massachusetts. John Brown was a stenographer whose income was such that he was able to employ a domestic servant. Melville W. Brown was screenwriter, actor and director... See full bio »

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Red Lips Director
Taxi! Taxi! Director
Her Big Night Director


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 1938/II Stardust
 1936 Head Office
 1935 Forced Landing (as Melville Brown)
 1935 The Nut Farm (as Melville Brown)
 1934 Lost in the Stratosphere (as Melville Brown)
 1934 Redhead
 1931 Behind Office Doors (as Melville Brown)
 1930 Check and Double Check (as Melville Brown)
 1930 She's My Weakness (as Melville Brown)
 1930 Lovin' the Ladies (as Melville Brown)
 1929 Dance Hall (as Melville Brown)
 1929 Jazz Heaven (as Melville Brown)
 1929 Geraldine
 1928 Red Lips
 1928 Buck Privates
 1927 Taxi! Taxi!
 1926 Her Big Night
 1921 The Hound of Tankervilles (Short) (co-director)
 1920 Pals and Petticoats (Short)
 1920 The Rent Dodgers (Short)
 1920 Sauce and Senoritas (Short)
 1920 Loafers and Lovers (Short)
 1920/I Cleaning Up (Short)
 1919 Speed (Short)
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Stage: Musical director for "Tom, Dick and Harry" on Broadway (only Broadway credit). Musical comedy. Book lyrics by Aaron Hoffman and Harry Williams. Music by Egbert Van Alstyne. Featuring songs by Max S. Witte. Featuring songs with lyrics by George Broadhurst. Musical numbers staged by Gertrude Hoffman. Directed by A.H. Woods (also ... See more »

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Melville Brown


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