Stuart Anthony


Active in films from 1931, American screenwriter Stuart Anthony started off writing formula westerns, including several of Paramount's Zane Grey "B" series. One of Anthony's rare contemporary efforts was Fox's Charlie Chan in Paris (1935). Back with the Paramount "B" unit in 1938, he wrote or co-wrote such above-average programmers as Tip Off Girls (1938) Prison Farm (1938), and, best of all, The Monster and the Girl (1941), which managed to successfully combine a traditional horror yarn with a "white slavery" plotline. One of his few "A" efforts under the Paramount banner was Shepherd of the Hills (1941), John Wayne's Technicolor debut. Stuart Anthony returned to westerns in the 1940s: his last known credit (which went un-credited on screen) was RKO's Nevada (1944), based on a Zane Grey novel he'd previously adapted for the screen in 1936. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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