Florence Ryerson (1892–1965)

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Florence Ryerson was an American playwright, screenwriter, and short story writer. She is mostly remembered as the co-writer of the fantasy film "The Wizard of Oz" (1939). In 1892, she was born under the name of Florence Willard in Glendale, California. She was the daughter of journalist Charles Dwight Willard (1860-1914) and his wife Mary McGregor... See full bio »


(age 72) in Mexico City, Mexico

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 2006 Apocalypse Oz (Short) (screenplay "The Wizard of Oz")
 1993 Workteams & the Wizard of Oz (Video documentary short) (screenplay "The Wizard of Oz")
 1956 Ford Star Jubilee (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- The Wizard of Oz (1956) ... (screenplay - archive footage)
 1955 Star Tonight (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- Write Me a Love Scene (1955) ... (play)
- Gallant Lady (1955) ... (play)
 1950 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Gallant Lady (1950) ... (play)
 1948 Tonight on Broadway (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Strange Bedfellows (1948) ... (play)
  Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode, 1947) (story - 1 episode, 1948)
- Spring Green (1948) ... (story)
 1946 Write Me a Love Scene (TV Movie) (play)
 1946 Angels Don't Marry (TV Special)
 1946 Smooth as Silk (story "Notorious Gentleman")
 1944 Perfect Ending (TV Movie) (play)
 1941 Honky Tonk (uncredited)
 1941 Her First Beau (story)
 1939 Henry Goes Arizona (screen play)
 1939 Babes in Arms (contributor to treatment - uncredited)
 1939 The Wizard of Oz (screenplay)
 1939 The Kid from Texas (screen play)
 1939 The Ice Follies of 1939 (screen play)
 1938 Everybody Sing (original story by) / (screen play by)
 1936 Mad Holiday (screen play by)
 1936 Moonlight Murder (screen play)
 1936 Tough Guy (original story and screenplay)
 1935 The Casino Murder Case (screen play)
 1935 A Notorious Gentleman (contributor to screenplay - uncredited) / (original story)
 1934 A Wicked Woman (screen play)
 1934 Have a Heart (additional dialogue)
 1934 This Side of Heaven (screenplay)
 1933 The Crime of the Century (adaptation and screenplay)
 1931 Compromised (adaptation)
 1931 The Reckless Hour (adaptation)
 1931 The Drums of Jeopardy (dialogue)
 1931 The Love Bargain (Short)
 1930 Call of the West (story)
 1930 The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1930 The Stronger Sex (Short) (story)
 1929 Pointed Heels (screenplay)
 1929 Dangerous Females (Short) (scenario)
 1929 Adam's Eve (Short) (story)
 1929 Fast Company (screenplay)
 1929 The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1929 Dangerous Curves (screenplay)
 1929 Her Husband's Women (Short) (story)
 1929 Trusting Wives (Short) (writer)
 1929 Hot Lemonade (Short) (story)
 1929 The Canary Murder Case (scenario)
 1928 Hot News (writer)
 1928 Easy Come, Easy Go (scenario)
 1928 Something Always Happens (adaptation) / (screenplay)
 1928 Wickedness Preferred (writer)
 1928 Love and Learn (adaptation)
 1927 Adam and Evil
 1927 On Ze Boulevard (story)
 1927 Blazing Days (story)
 1927 Love Makes 'Em Wild (story "Willie the Worm")
 1926 Oh, What a Night! (story)
 1919 Harold, the Last of the Saxons (Short) (story)

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Story (w/Colin Clements): "Notorious Gentleman" (filmed as Smooth as Silk (1946)). See more »


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Colin Clements  (his death)

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