Dorothy Reid

Highest Rated: 60% Impact (1949)
Lowest Rated: 60% Impact (1949)
Birthday: Not Available
Birthplace: Not Available
The daughter of stage and screen actors Harry and Alice Davenport, Dorothy Davenport first appeared in films in 1909 when she was all of 13. An accomplished horsewoman, she soon graduated to leading roles in action films and Westerns. She was an established leading lady when, in 1913, she was first cast opposite movie newcomer Wallace Reid; before the year was out, Dorothy and Wallace were married. In 1917, while her husband ascended to Hollywood superstardom, Davenport decided to retire to care for her newborn son. After Wallace Reid's death from morphine addiction in 1923, his widow returned to the screen, determined to educate the public against the dangers of narcotics, syphilis, and other social blights. Beginning with 1924's Human Wreckage, Davenport --- billed first as Mrs. Wallace Reid, then as Dorothy Reid -- produced, directed, wrote, and starred in a series of "exposé" films, the most notorious of which was the anti-prostitution tract The Red Kimono (1927). Active into the talkie era, Reid continued in this cautionary vein until 1934. After briefly serving as an independent producer for Monogram, Dorothy Reid concentrated on screenwriting, specializing in comparatively lightweight entertainments until her retirement in 1955.

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No Score Yet Footsteps in the Fog Screenwriter 1955
No Score Yet Rhubarb Screenwriter 1951
60% Impact Screenwriter 1949
No Score Yet Curley Screenwriter 1948
No Score Yet Drums of the Desert Screenwriter 1940
No Score Yet Haunted House Screenwriter 1940
No Score Yet Tomboy Screenwriter 1940
No Score Yet Prison Break Screenwriter 1938
No Score Yet A Bride for Henry Producer 1937
No Score Yet Paradise Isle Producer 1937
No Score Yet The Road to Ruin Director 1934
No Score Yet Sucker Money Director 1933
No Score Yet Woman Condemned Director 1933


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