Melville W. Brown
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1888
Birth Place:
Portland, OR


A writer/actor/director on the legitimate stage and vaudeville, Melville W. Brown inaugurated his movie career as a performer in 1916. Within four years, Brown was directing comedy two-reelers and action films. He scripted two of the best silent efforts of director Clarence Brown (no relation), Smoldering Fires (1924) and The Goose Woman (1924). It was back to directing at RKO in 1929; his most...