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Arthur Ripley (I) (1897–1961)

Arthur Ripley started his movie career as an apprentice at Kalem Pictures and then worked for several studios, including Vitagraph and Metro. By early 1920s he had become a gag writer for Mack Sennett. In 1923 Sennett signed vaudeville comic Harry Langdon and gave his writers the job of developing something for Langdon's character. Ripley and ... See full bio »

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 1958 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Grave for Jim Bowie (1958) ... (writer)
  Cavalcade of America (TV Series) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 1952 - 1954) (writer - 1 episode, 1956) (story - 1 episode, 1953)
- Wild April (1956) ... (writer)
- Margin of Victory (1954) ... (teleplay)
- The Stolen General (1953) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Poor Richard (1952) ... (teleplay)
 1953 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Trapped (1953) ... (teleplay)
 1944 Voice in the Wind (original story)
 1943 Hold Your Temper (Short) (screen play)
 1942 Prisoner of Japan (screenplay)
 1942 Wedded Blitz (Short)
 1942 Three Blonde Mice (Short) (story)
 1939 Waterfront (screenplay)
 1936 Am I Having Fun! (Short) (story and screen play)
 1935 The Leather Necker (Short) (story)
 1935 South Seasickness (Short) (story)
 1934 Shivers (Short)
 1934 In the Dog House (Short) (story and screen play)
 1934 In-Laws Are Out (Short) (story)
 1934 Love on a Ladder (Short) (story)
 1934 Elmer Steps Out (Short) (story and screenplay)
 1934 Caravan (contributor to dialogue - uncredited)
 1933 A Wrestler's Bride (Short) (writer)
 1932 Hypnotized
 1932 Courting Trouble (Short)
 1931 Speed (Short) (uncredited)
 1931 Monkey Business in Africa (Short) (uncredited)
 1931 Hold 'er Sheriff (Short)
 1931 In Conference (Short) (uncredited)
 1931 Just a Bear (Short) (uncredited)
 1931 The Dog Doctor (Short)
 1931 The Bride's Mistake (Short) (uncredited)
 1931 The College Vamp (Short) (story and scenario)
 1931 Dance Hall Marge (Short)
 1930 A Hollywood Theme Song (Short) (story and scenario)
 1930 The Bluffer (Short) (dialogue) / (story)
 1930 Hide-Out (screenplay) / (story)
 1930 Captain of the Guard (adaptation and scenario)
 1929 Barnum Was Right (adaptation)
 1928/I Heart Trouble (story)
 1928 The Chaser (story)
 1927/I Fiddlesticks (Short) (story)
 1927 Three's a Crowd (story)
 1927 His First Flame (story)
 1927 Smith's Surprise (Short) (story)
 1927 Long Pants (story)
 1927 The Jolly Jilter (Short)
 1926 Smith's Uncle (Short)
 1926 The Strong Man (story)
 1926 A Yankee Doodle Duke (Short) (story)
 1926 Soldier Man (Short)
 1926 Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (story - uncredited)
 1926 Saturday Afternoon (Short) (story and scenario)
 1925 Lucky Stars (Short)
 1925 Remember When? (Short)
 1925 Plain Clothes (Short)
 1925 Boobs in the Wood (Short)
 1925 His Marriage Wow (Short)
 1924 All Night Long (Short) (story)
 1924 The Reel Virginian (Short)
 1924 Wandering Waistlines (Short)
 1924 A Lady of Quality (adaptation)
 1916 His Busted Trust (Short) (unconfirmed - unconfirmed)
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Arthur D. Ripley

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When Ripley retired from fims, he was asked by The University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) to become its first Professor of Cinema Arts. In that capacity he founded the UCLA Film Center, and was responsible for it becoming the world-famous film school that it is today.

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