Maxwell Shane
Date of Birth
Aug 26, 1905
Birth Place:
Paterson, NJ


A law student at the University of Southern California, Maxwell Shane let slip his legal aspirations by becoming a journalist. He began his Hollywood career as a publicist, then graduated to screenwriter in 1937. Many of his scripts were forgettable time-fillers, with such scattered exceptions as that heartfelt exercise in Americana, Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie (1952). A director from 1947,...