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Crane Wilbur

Highest Rated:   100% The Phenix City Story (1955)
Lowest Rated:   67% Crime Wave (1954)
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Born in Athens, New York, Crane Wilbur began work on the stage as a teenager, playing in stock and repertory companies until 1910, when he entered movies. He costarred with Pearl White in The Perils of Pauline and other silents, but despite being one of the handsomest actors of his day, he turned to writing and later split his career between stage and screen as an author, and subsequently turned to directing. His Broadway credits include A Farewell to Arms and Mourning Becomes Electra. As a screenwriter, Wilbur's work includes the scripts to films such as the Warner Bros. crime thrillers Blackwell's Island and Crime School, and the classic thriller He Walked by Night, the horror classic House of Wax, the drama The Phenix City Story, and the fantasy film Mysterious Island. As a director, his career was interesting if somewhat less distinguished, beginning in 1934 at Fox with Tomorrow's Children, a topical drama about forced sterilization. His 1951 Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison, seen by aspiring songwriter Johnny Cash, became an inspiration for the song "Folsom Prison Blues." And his 1959 version of The Bat, starring Vincent Price, was the best of numerous versions of the story.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet House of Women
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1962
No Score Yet The George Raft Story
  • Screenwriter
1961
83% Mysterious Island
  • Screenwriter
1961
No Score Yet The Bat
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1959
No Score Yet Monkey on My Back
  • Screenwriter
1957
100% The Phenix City Story
  • Screenwriter
1955
No Score Yet Women's Prison
  • Screenwriter
1955
No Score Yet The Mad Magician
  • Screenwriter
1954
67% Crime Wave
  • Screenwriter
1954
95% House of Wax
  • Screenwriter
1953
No Score Yet The Lion and the Horse
  • Screenwriter
1952
No Score Yet The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima
  • Screenwriter
1952
No Score Yet Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1951
No Score Yet I Was a Communist for the FBI
  • Screenwriter
1951
No Score Yet The Story of Molly X
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1949
83% He Walked by Night
  • Screenwriter
1948
No Score Yet Canon City
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1948
No Score Yet The Red Stallion
  • Screenwriter
1947
No Score Yet The Devil on Wheels
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1947
No Score Yet A Night Of Adventure
  • Screenwriter
1944
No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen
  • Screenwriter
1939
No Score Yet Land of Liberty
  • Actor
1939
No Score Yet Masters of Mayhem
  • Director
1939
No Score Yet Penrod's Double Trouble
  • Screenwriter
1938
No Score Yet Crime School
  • Screenwriter
1938
No Score Yet West of Shanghai
  • Screenwriter
1937
No Score Yet Alcatraz Island
  • Screenwriter
1937
No Score Yet We're in the Legion Now
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1937
No Score Yet Captain Calamity
  • Dr. Kelkey
  • Screenwriter
1936
No Score Yet Yellow Cargo
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1936
No Score Yet High School Girl
  • Carl Bryson
  • Director
1935
No Score Yet Tomorrow's Children
  • Father O'Brien
  • Director
1934
No Score Yet Lord Byron Of Broadway
  • Screenwriter
1930
No Score Yet The Finger of Justice
  • Actor
1918
No Score Yet The Perils of Pauline
  • Harry Marvin
1914

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