Jack Townley
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1896

Biography

American screenwriter Jack Townley came to Hollywood at the dawn of the talkies era. At first employed by Universal, Townley went on to co-script programmers at RKO Radio Pictures for Wheeler and Woolsey, ZaSu Pitts, and others. He also worked on RKO's Mexican Spitfire and Great Gildersleeve series. Freelancing from the mid-'40s onward, Townley occasionally returned to the movie-series mode, penning three Bowery Boys comedies for Allied Artists in 1956 and 1957. During his first decade in films, Jack Townley sporadically served as director, helming four films: Last Dance (1930), Guilty Parents (1934), House on the Prairie (1939), and The Pittsburgh Kid (1941). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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