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Jack Wagner (III) (1891–1963)

Jack Wagner was among the legions of unsung writers of the silent film era who pioneered the art of comedy construction from staging car chases in Keystone Kops shorts to sight gags, pratfalls and later comedy bits for A-list actors in sound films. Born on May 20, 1891, in Los Angeles, Jack was one of four brothers -- all of whom worked in the ... See full bio »

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 1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- A Medal for Benny (1954) ... (story)
 1948 The Pearl
 1948 Adventures of Casanova (additional dialogue)
 1947 The Pearl (screenplay)
 1946 The Other One (adaptation)
 1945 A Medal for Benny (additional dialogue) / (story)
 1940 Little Men (uncredited)
 1936 Dancing Pirate (adaptation)
 1936 King of Burlesque (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1935 Annapolis Farewell (contributor to treatment - uncredited)
 1935 Goin' to Town (additional dialogue)
 1934 The Little Minister (additional scenes)
 1934 Belle of the Nineties (additional dialogue)
 1934 La Cucaracha (Short)
 1933 She Outdone Him (Short) (gags)
 1933 Good Housewrecking (Short) (uncredited)
 1933 Strings (Short)
 1933 A Merchant of Menace (Short) (gags)
 1932 Sea Soldier's Sweeties (Short) (additional dialogue)
 1931 El impostor (writer)
 1930 Cupido Chauffeur (screenplay)
 1930 Entre platos y notas (additional dialogue)
 1930 Clancy in Wall Street (screenplay)
 1929 They Shall Not Pass Out (Short)
 1928 Lady Be Good (writer)
 1927 The Poor Nut
 1927 McFadden's Flats (adaptation)
 1927 Wolf's Clothing (titles)
 1926 Footloose Widows (titles)
 1926 Other Women's Husbands (adaptation)
 1926 The Caveman (gags)
 1926 The Sea Beast (uncredited)
 1926 The Fighting Edge (adaptation)
 1925 Bobbed Hair
 1925 Red Hot Tires
 1925 The Teaser (scenario)
 1924 Feet of Mud (Short) (gag man - uncredited)
 1924 The Reel Virginian (Short)
 1924 His New Mamma (Short)
 1924 The Lion and the Souse (Short) (gag man)
 1924 Yukon Jake (Short) (gag man)
 1924 Black Oxfords (Short) (gag man)
 1924 The Hollywood Kid (Short) (gag man)
 1924 The Half-Back of Notre Dame (Short) (gag man)
 1919 Charlot, Charlot! (Short) (writer)
 1913 The Firebugs (Short) (writer)
 1913 Hubby's Job (Short) (writer)
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Jack Wagner, who spoke fluent Spanish, was recruited by the U.S. government during World War II to gather intelligence data on German activities in South America. He was also much sought-after by film directors to construct comedy bits, including Mae West films.

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Wagner served as an interpreter to the U.S. Marines when American forces landed at Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico, in April 1914 during the Mexican Revolution. See more »

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