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Bess Meredyth (1890–1969)

Bess Meredyth was born on February 12, 1890 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Helen Elizabeth MacGlashen. She was a writer and actress, known for Wonder of Women (1929), Morgan's Raiders (1918) and A Woman of Affairs (1928). She was married to Michael Curtiz, Wilfred Lucas and Burton Leslie. She died on July 13, 1969 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, ... See full bio »

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A Woman of Affairs Script and Continuity Department


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 1974 The Mark of Zorro (TV Movie) (adaptation - uncredited)
 1947 The Unsuspected (adaptation)
 1941 That Night in Rio (screen play)
 1940 The Mark of Zorro (adaptation)
 1939 Drums Along the Mohawk (contributor - uncredited)
 1939 Susannah of the Mounties (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1937 The Great Hospital Mystery (screenplay)
 1936 Charlie Chan at the Opera (from a story by)
 1936 Half Angel (screenplay)
 1936 Under Two Flags (contributor to screenplay construction - uncredited)
 1935 Metropolitan (based on the story by) / (screen play)
 1935 Folies Bergère de Paris (screenplay)
 1934 The Mighty Barnum (play) / (screenplay)
 1934 The Iron Duke
 1934 The Affairs of Cellini (screen play)
 1933 Looking Forward (writer)
 1932 Red-Headed Woman (uncredited)
 1932 Polly of the Circus (uncredited)
 1931 The Cuban Love Song (screen play)
 1931 West of Broadway (screenplay) / (story)
 1931 The Prodigal (scenario) / (story "The Southerner")
 1930 Romance (screenplay)
 1930 The Sea Bat (dramatisation)
 1930 In Gay Madrid (adaptation)
 1930 Chasing Rainbows (scenario) / (story "Road Show")
 1929 Wonder of Women (writer)
 1928 The Mysterious Lady (treatment and continuity)
 1928 The Scarlet Lady (story and scenario)
 1928 Yellow Lily (writer)
 1928 Sailors' Wives (adaptation) / (screenplay)
 1927 Rose of the Golden West (adaptation)
 1927 Irish Hearts (adaptation)
 1927 When a Man Loves (adapted by)
 1926 Don Juan (screen play)
 1926 The Sea Beast
 1925 The Love Hour (adaptation) / (screenplay)
 1924 The Red Lily (scenarist)
 1924 Thy Name Is Woman (adaptation) / (screenplay)
 1923 Strangers of the Night (writer)
 1922 The Dangerous Age (writer)
 1922 Grand Larceny
 1919 The Girl from Nowhere (scenario) / (story)
 1919 Big Little Person (writer)
 1918 The Man Who Wouldn't Tell (writer)
 1918 You Know What I Mean (Short)
 1918 The Romance of Tarzan (scenario)
 1918 That Devil, Bateese (story)
 1918 Pretty Babies (Short) (scenario)
 1918 The Red, Red Heart (adaptation)
 1918 The Grain of Dust (adaptation)
 1918 Morgan's Raiders (writer)
 1917 Scandal (scenario)
 1917 Pay Me!
 1917 A Five Foot Ruler (Short) (story)
 1917 A Wife's Suspicion (Short) (scenario)
 1917 The Midnight Man (story)
 1917 Three Women of France (Short) (story)
 1917 The Little Orphan (scenario)
 1917 Bringing Home Father (scenario)
 1917 The Light of Love (Short) (scenario)
 1917 The Townsend Divorce Case (Short) (scenario)
 1917 The Girl Who Lost (Short) (scenario)
 1917 A Million in Sight (Short) (scenario)
 1917 His Wife's Relatives (Short) (scenario)
 1917 Why, Uncle! (Short) (story)
 1917 A Macaroni Sleuth (Short) (scenario)
 1917 Treat 'Em Rough (Short) (scenario)
 1917 One Thousand Miles an Hour (Short) (scenario)
 1917/I Practice What You Preach (Short) (scenario)
 1916 Pretty Baby (Short) (scenario)
 1916 It Sounded Like a Kiss (Short) (scenario)
 1916 Pass the Prunes (Short) (scenario)
 1916 The White Turkey (Short) (scenario)
 1916 A Price on His Head (Short) (scenario)
 1916 Fame at Last (Short) (scenario)
 1916/II The Decoy (Short) (scenario)
 1916 Breaking Into Society (Short) (scenario)
 1916/II Borrowed Plumes (Short) (story)
 1916 A Hero by Proxy (Short) (scenario)
 1916 He Almost Lands an Angel (Short) (scenario)
 1916/III Hired and Fired (Short) (scenario)
 1916 The Small Magnetic Hand (Short) (scenario)
 1916 From the Rogue's Gallery (Short) (scenario)
 1916 He Becomes a Cop (Short) (scenario)
 1916 The Heart of a Show Girl (Short) (scenario)
 1916 A Thousand Dollars a Week (Short) (scenario)
 1916 The Sody Clerk (Short) (scenario)
 1916 Cross Purposes (Short) (scenario)
 1916 Number 16 Martin Place (Short) (scenario)
 1916 The Wedding Guest (Short) (scenario)
 1916 The Twin Triangle (scenario)
 1916 Spellbound (scenario)
 1916 Mismates (Short) (scenario)
 1915 Stronger Than Death (Short)
 1915 The Ghost Wagon (Short) (scenario)
 1915 In His Mind's Eye (Short) (scenario)
 1915 The Fear Within (Short) (scenario)
 1915 Putting One Over (Short) (scenario)
 1915 The Human Menace (Short) (scenario)
 1915 The Mother Instinct (Short) (scenario)
 1915 The Blood of the Children (Short) (scenario)
 1915 Their Hour (Short) (scenario)
 1915 Wheels Within Wheels (Short) (story)
 1915 The Mystery Woman (Short) (scenario)
 1915 A Woman's Debt (Short) (story)
 1914 When Lizzie Got Her Polish (Short) (story)
 1914 The Last Trump (Short) (scenario)
 1914/II The First Law (Short) (scenario)
 1914 When Bess Got in Wrong (Short) (scenario)
 1914 The Jaws of Death (Short) (scenario)
 1914 The Mirage (Short) (scenario)
 1914 The Painted Hills (Short) (scenario)
 1914 Steel Ribbons (Short) (scenario)
 1914 As the Crow Flies (Short) (scenario)
 1914 The Mock Rose (Short) (scenario)
 1914 Stalemate (Short) (scenario)
 1914 The Crack o' Doom (Short) (scenario)
 1914 The Sunset Tide (Short) (scenario)
 1914 Dead Reckoning (Short) (scenario)
 1914 The Sea Venture (Short) (scenario)
 1914 Her Twin Brother (Short) (scenario)
 1914 White Water (Short) (scenario)
 1914 Flower of the Flames (Short) (scenario)
 1914 The Trey o' Hearts (scenario)
 1914 The Love Victorious (Short) (scenario)
 1914 The Severed Hand (Short) (story)
 1914 Passing the Love of Woman (Short) (scenario)
 1914 The Forbidden Room (Short)
 1914 Women and Roses (Short) (scenario)
 1914 Cupid Incognito (Short) (story)
 1914 The Way of a Woman (Short) (scenario)
 1914 The Voice of the Viola (Short) (scenario)
 1914 The Countess Betty's Mine (Short) (scenario)
 1913 Cross Purposes (Short) (scenario)
 1913 The Gratitude of Wanda (Short) (scenario)
 1913 The Mystery of Yellow Aster Mine (Short) (scenario)
 1910 The Modern Prodigal (Short) (novel "The Southerner")
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Novel: "The Southerner" (filmed as The Prodigal (1931), The Modern Prodigal (1910)).

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Bess Meredith


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One of the most successful women screenwriters of her time, Meredyth began as a short story writer for various newspapers. She entered films in 1911 as an extra for D.W. Griffith at Biograph. She then moved to Hollywood and worked as both actress and a prolific contributor of scenarios. During the 1920's and 30's, she was under contract at most of the major studios, including MGM (1924-25; 1929-... See more »

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