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Frances Marion

Highest Rated: 100% Hearts of the World (1918)

Lowest Rated: 75% The Big House (1930)

Birthday: Nov 18, 1888

Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

Wrote, co-wrote or adapted some 150 screenplays from 1915 to 1939, leaving a significant stamp on American movies of both the silent and sound eras. A former journalist (she was one of the first female war correspondents), Marion entered films as an actress and made the transition to writer in 1915. She scripted vehicles for Mary Pickford and Marion Davies, among others, and was especially adept at literary adaptations; the scripts for "Stella Dallas" and "The Scarlet Letter" (both 1926) are superb examples of book-to-film restructuring. In the early 1920s Marion directed three films from her own scripts. Her third husband, from 1919 to his death in 1928, was actor Fred Thomson; her fourth, from 1930 until their divorce the following year, was director George Hill.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
93% 83% Camille Screenwriter - 1936
No Score Yet 60% Peg O' My Heart Writer (Adaptation) - 1933
No Score Yet 86% The Prizefighter and the Lady Writer (Story) - 1933
80% 50% Going Hollywood Writer - 1933
No Score Yet 30% The Secret Six Writer (Screenplay),
Writer (Dialogue)
- 1931
86% No Score Yet The Rogue Song Writer - 1930
75% 69% The Big House Writer - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Excess Baggage Writer - 1928
100% 88% The Wind Writer - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Callahans and the Murphys Writer - 1927
No Score Yet 67% The Red Mill Writer - 1927
No Score Yet 40% The Winning of Barbara Worth Screenwriter - 1926
No Score Yet No Score Yet The First Year Screenwriter - 1926
No Score Yet 80% The Scarlet Letter Screenwriter - 1926
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zander the Great Writer - 1925
No Score Yet 90% Lazybones Writer - 1925
No Score Yet 45% The Love Light Director,
Writer (Screenplay)
- 1921
No Score Yet 71% Little Lord Fauntleroy Minna's Son (Character) - 1921
No Score Yet 57% Pollyanna Writer - 1920
No Score Yet No Score Yet Humoresque Writer - 1920
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flapper Screenwriter - 1920
100% 33% Hearts of the World The Boy's Third Brother (Character) - 1918
No Score Yet No Score Yet M'Liss Screenwriter - 1918
No Score Yet 43% Amarilly of Clothesline Alley Writer - 1918
89% 79% Stella Maris Writer - 1918
No Score Yet 71% The Poor Little Rich Girl Screenwriter - 1917
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Girl's Folly Writer - 1917
No Score Yet 50% Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Writer - 1917
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bohemians Screenwriter - 1916
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rags Screenwriter - 1915
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fanchon the Cricket Screenwriter - 1915

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