Edgar Wallace

Edgar Wallace

Highest Rated: 84% King Kong (2005)

Lowest Rated: 84% King Kong (2005)

Birthday: Apr 1, 1875

Birthplace: Greenwich, London, England, UK

Ranked during his lifetime as the second most popular British novelist behind the esteemed Charles Dickens, Edgar Wallace was busy contributing to the original "King Kong" film when he died in 1932. But his work continued to be a cottage industry for decades to come. His crime novels were adapted again and again during Hollywood's Golden Age--one or several per year. A dramatic adaptation of one of his most famous books, "The Crimson Circle," hit the screens in '36, and his mystery play "The Ringer" was turned into a '52 movie with Herbert Lom. Separately, the German film industry latched onto his work for a 13-year run of "Krimis," a reference to the German words for criminal film. From '59 through '72, his work was re-introduced to Germany at the behest of a Danish company, Rialto, with the thriller "The Face of the Frog," based on "The Fellowship of the Frog." In '92, a French TV network re-launched his crime book "The Mixer" as a well-received TV series.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
84% 50% King Kong Writer $218.1M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ape Creature Writer - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Zombie Walks Writer - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sinister Monk Writer - 1967
No Score Yet 78% The Squeaker Writer - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mysterious Magician Writer - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 13 Writer - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Curse of the Hidden Vault Writer - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Abbot Writer - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret of the Red Orchid Writer - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Avenger Writer - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marriage of Convenience Writer - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Face of the Frog Writer - 1959
No Score Yet 38% The Human Monster Writer - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hound of the Baskervilles Screenwriter - 1931