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Clarence Budington Kelland (1881–1964)

Clarence Budington Kelland was born on July 11, 1881 in Portland, Michigan, USA. He was a writer, known for Mr. Deeds (2002), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) and Arizona (1940). He was previously married to Betty Carolina Smith. He died on February 18, 1964 in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. See full bio »

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Mr. Deeds Writer
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 2002 Mr. Deeds (short story "Opera Hat")
 1983 Çarikli Milyoner (short story "Opera Hat")
 1969-1970 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (TV Series) (character - 17 episodes)
- Tarnished Armor (1970) ... (character)
- Tricks of the Trade (1970) ... (character)
- The Marriage Saver (1970) ... (character)
- Touching Is Believing (1969) ... (character)
- The Revolt of the Bucket Brigade (1969) ... (character)
 1964 The Anatolian Guy (story "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town")
 1964 The Common Guy (story "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" - uncredited)
 1955 Scattergood Baines (TV Movie) (based on characters by)
  Your Favorite Story (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1954) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1954)
- Dividing Line (1954) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1951 Sugarfoot (from the novel by)
 1943 Cinderella Swings It (based on the stories by)
 1942 Scattergood Survives a Murder (adapted from the "Scattergood Baines" story "The Closed Room" by)
 1942 Highways by Night (story "Silver Spoons")
 1942 Scattergood Rides High (characters)
 1942 Valley of the Sun (Saturday Evening Post story)
 1941 Scattergood Meets Broadway (from stories by)
 1941 For Beauty's Sake (original story)
 1941 Scattergood Pulls the Strings (characters)
 1941 Scattergood Baines (stories)
 1940 Arizona (based on the story by)
 1938 Mr. Boggs Steps Out (story "Face the Facts")
 1937 Stand-In (based on the novel: "Stand-in" by)
 1937 Mr. Dodd Takes the Air (story "The Great Crooner")
 1936 Florida Special (story "Recreation Car")
 1936 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (story)
 1936 Strike Me Pink (story and novel "Dreamland" in the Saturday Evening Post)
 1934 The Cat's-Paw (story)
 1934 Thirty Day Princess (story)
 1932 Speak Easily (from the story by)
 1927 The Masked Menace (story)
 1927 Dance Magic (novel)
 1926 Hearts and Fists (story)
 1925 A Woman's Faith (novel "Miracle")
 1925 Contraband
 1923 The Steadfast Heart (novel)
 1923 Backbone (story)
 1922 Down the Line (Short) (story)
 1922 Soothing Syrup (Short) (story)
 1922 French Heels (story "Knots and Windshakes")
 1922 Across the Deadline (story)
 1922 Scattergood Makes a Match (Short) (story)
 1921 Conflict (novel "Conflict")
 1918 The Source (novel)
 1917 Efficiency Edgar's Courtship (Short) (story)
 1917 Sudden Jim (novel)
 1917 The Hidden Spring (story)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel/Story: "Dreamland". NOTE: Filmed as Strike Me Pink (1936)). See more »

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Alternate Names:

Bud Kelland


Betty Carolina Smith  (her death)  (2 children)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I'm the best second-rate writer in America.


Once estimated that he put over 10 million words into his 60 novels and nearly 400 short stories during his 61-year writing career. See more »

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