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Wells Root (1900–1993)

Wells Root was born on March 21, 1900 in Buffalo, New York, USA. He was a writer and director, known for Mokey (1942), Jungle Jim (1955) and Captain Midnight (1954). He was previously married to Mimi Doyle and Lillian 'Lin' Segal. He died on March 9, 1993 in Los Angeles County, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Mokey Writer
(1942)
Jungle Jim Writer
(1955-1956)
(1954-1955)
(1936)

Filmography

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 1966 Tarzan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Fire People (1966) ... (writer)
 1966 Texas Across the River (written by)
 1964-1965 Combat! (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Luck with Rainbows (1965) ... (written by)
- Vendetta (1964) ... (written by)
  The Rogues (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1965) (written by - 1 episode, 1964)
- The Laughing Lady of Luxor (1965) ... (teleplay)
- The Computer Goes West (1964) ... (written by)
  Cheyenne (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1957) (written by - 1 episode, 1962) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1958) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1957)
- Satonka (1962) ... (written by)
- Wagon-Tongue North (1958) ... (teleplay)
- The Mutton Puncher (1957) ... (writer)
- Born Bad (1957) ... (writer)
- Big Ghost Basin (1957) ... (screenplay)
 1962 Lawman (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Jailbreak (1962) ... (teleplay)
 1961 Laramie (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Wolf Cub (1961)
 1961 Whiplash (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Remittance Man (1961) ... (written by)
  Maverick (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1960 - 1961) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1959)
- The Forbidden City (1961) ... (writer)
- The Maverick Line (1960) ... (writer)
- A Flock of Trouble (1960) ... (writer)
- The Cats of Paradise (1959) ... (teleplay)
 1958-1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Pay-off at Pinto (1960) ... (writer)
- Drop to Drink (1958) ... (writer)
  Tombstone Territory (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1960) (written by - 1 episode, 1959)
- The Governor (1960)
- The Legend (1959) ... (written by)
 1958-1960 Bat Masterson (TV Series) (written by - 7 episodes)
- Stage to Nowhere (1960) ... (written by)
- To the Manner Born (1959) ... (written by)
- The Desert Ship (1959) ... (written by)
- The Black Pearls (1959) ... (written by)
- A Matter of Honor (1959) ... (written by)
 1960 Bronco (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Volunteers from Aberdeen (1960) ... (teleplay)
 1959 The Deputy (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Powder Keg (1959) ... (written by)
 1959 The Restless Gun (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Cavis Boy (1959) ... (written by)
  Colt .45 (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1959) (writer - 1 episode, 1957)
- Dead Aim (1959) ... (teleplay)
- Final Payment (1957) ... (writer)
 1957 Casey Jones (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Black Box (1957) ... (teleplay)
 1957 Hell Ship Mutiny (screenplay)
 1957 Sugarfoot (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Bunch Quitter (1957) ... (teleplay)
  The Lone Ranger (TV Series) (original teleplay - 2 episodes, 1956) (written by - 1 episode, 1957)
- Dead Eye (1957) ... (written by)
- The Letter Bride (1956) ... (original teleplay)
- The Sheriff of Smoke Tree (1956) ... (original teleplay)
 1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Connoisseur (1957) ... (written by)
 1956 The Roy Rogers Show (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- His Weight in Wildcats (1956) ... (teleplay)
 1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Charlatan (1956) ... (writer)
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Charlatan (1956)
 1956 Conflict (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Condemned to Glory (1956) ... (teleplay)
  Jungle Jim (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1956) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1956) (written by - 1 episode, 1955)
- Power of Darkness (1956) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Lagoon of Death (1955) ... (written by)
  The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1956) (story and teleplay - 1 episode, 1955)
- The Necktie Party (1956) ... (story - teleplay)
- The Big Baby Contest (1955) ... (story and teleplay)
  Brave Eagle (TV Series) (original teleplay - 2 episodes, 1956) (writer - 1 episode, 1955)
- War Paint (1956) ... (original teleplay)
- Papoose (1956) ... (original teleplay)
- Gold of Haunted Mountain (1955) ... (writer)
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series) (teleplay - 3 episodes)
- The Archer-Shee Case (1955) ... (teleplay)
- France's Greatest Detective (1955) ... (teleplay)
- The End of Blackbeard the Pirate (1955) ... (teleplay)
  Captain Midnight (TV Series) (story and screenplay - 3 episodes, 1955) (screenplay - 3 episodes, 1954 - 1955) (written by - 1 episode, 1955)
- Doctors of Doom (1955) ... (written by)
- The Invisible Terror (1955) ... (story and screenplay)
- The Arctic Avalanche (1955) ... (story and screenplay)
- The Mark of Death (1955) ... (screenplay)
- Top Secret Weapon (1955) ... (story and screenplay)
 1955 Tales of the Texas Rangers (TV Series)
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series) (story & screenplay - 1 episode)
- Young Girl in an Apple Tree (1955) ... (story & screenplay)
 1951-1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 7 episodes)
- The Double Life of Barney Peters (1955) ... (teleplay)
- Crusade Without Conscience (1954) ... (teleplay)
- Ringo's Last Assignment (1954) ... (teleplay)
- The Birds Are Walking (1951) ... (teleplay)
- Hot Spot (1951) ... (teleplay)
 1954 Magnificent Obsession (adaptation)
 1952 Adventures of Superman (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- The Secret of Superman (1952) ... (screenplay)
 1952 The Prisoner of Zenda (adaptation)
 1951 Red Fury
 1951 Stronghold (screenplay)
 1951 The Cinematographer (Documentary short) (story - uncredited)
 1948 Movies Are Adventure (Short) (story - uncredited)
 1948 As You Are (TV Movie) (play)
 1943 The Man from Down Under (screenplay)
 1943 Salute to the Marines (adaptation)
 1942 Tennessee Johnson (screen play by)
 1942 Mokey (screenplay)
 1941 The Getaway (screenplay) / (story)
 1941 Turned Out Nice Again (based on the play "As You Are")
 1941 The Bad Man (screenplay)
 1940 Flight Command (screen play)
 1939 Thunder Afloat (screen play by)
 1939 Man of Conquest (original story) / (screenplay)
 1939 Sergeant Madden (screenplay)
 1937 The Prisoner of Zenda (adaptation)
 1936 The Bold Caballero (original screenplay) / (story "The Return of Zorro" - uncredited)
 1936 Sworn Enemy (screenplay)
 1936 The Beloved Vagabond (dialogue - uncredited)
 1935 Pursuit (screenplay)
 1935 Public Hero Number 1 (screen play) / (story)
 1935 Shadow of Doubt (screenplay)
 1934 Flirtation (screenplay)
 1934 Paris Interlude (screen play)
 1934 Black Moon (screenplay)
 1934 Stingaree (contributor to screenplay construction - uncredited)
 1933 Night Flight (uncredited)
 1933 I Cover the Waterfront (writer)
 1933 Racetrack (story)
 1932 Tiger Shark (screen play)
 1932 Bird of Paradise (screenplay)
 1931 Politics (adaptation)
 1931 The Prodigal (scenario) / (story "The Southerner")
 1930 The Storm (screenplay)
 1930 The Rogue Song (idea)
 1930 Chasing Rainbows (adaptation)
 1930 Peacock Alley (scenario)
 1928 Varsity (story - dialogue)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Playwright (w/Hugh Mills): "As You Are" (filmed as Turned Out Nice Again (1941)).

Publicity Listings:

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Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Spouse:

Mimi Doyle  (her death) | See more »
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Trivia:

Taught a writing class at UCLA during the 1960s. See more »

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