Walter de Leon

Biography

Longtime Hollywood screenwriter Walter DeLeon had a hand in three of the four film versions of the Paul Dickey-Charles Goddard theatrical chestnut The Ghost Breakers. DeLeon scripted the 1922 adaptation with Wallace Reid and the popular 1940 version with Bob Hope, and was credited as a collaborator on the 1953 version, reworked for Martin and Lewis as Scared Stiff. Essentially a comedy man, he...