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Howard Estabrook

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Virginian (1929)
  • Lowest Rated: 55% Cimarron (1931)
  • Birthday: Not Available
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  • Like so many people who entered the American entertainment industry at the turn of the century, Howard Estabrook trained himself to be a jack-of-all-trades. At various junctures he was an actor, stage director, film director, and playwright before zeroing in on a long screenwriting career. Estabrook entered films in 1914 as an action player in such fast-moving epics as Officer 666 (1914) and The Mysteries of Myra (1916). He had the strong-chinned good looks of a college sports hero and was a reasonably persuasive actor, but he soon found more satisfaction in writing scripts than in reading them. Estabrook's writing skills were well-represented for over three decades, from 1928's Port of Missing Girls to 1959's The Big Fisherman. He won an Academy award for his work on the 1931 western Cimarron; he also occasionally functioned as a producer at Paramount. In 1944, Howard Estabrook returned to directing for the medium-budget Heavenly Days (1944), which some fans consider the best film-vehicle of the popular radio team Fibber McGee and Molly.

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No Score Yet The Wild Girl Director 2013
No Score Yet The Big Fisherman Screenwriter 1959
No Score Yet Passion Screenwriter 1954
No Score Yet Cattle Queen of Montana Screenwriter 1954
No Score Yet Lone Star Screenwriter 1952
No Score Yet The Virginian Screenwriter 1946
No Score Yet Dakota Screenwriter 1945
No Score Yet The Bridge of San Luis Rey Screenwriter 1944
80% The Human Comedy Screenwriter 1943
No Score Yet International Lady Screenwriter 1941
No Score Yet Way Down East Screenwriter 1935
No Score Yet David Copperfield (The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger) Screenwriter 1935
No Score Yet The Bowery Screenwriter 1933
No Score Yet Roar of the Dragon Screenwriter 1932
No Score Yet A Bill of Divorcement Screenwriter 1932
55% Cimarron Screenwriter 1931
No Score Yet The Woman Between Screenwriter 1931
76% Hell's Angels Screenwriter 1930
No Score Yet Street of Chance Screenwriter 1930
100% The Virginian Screenwriter 1929
No Score Yet She Goes to War Screenwriter 1929
No Score Yet Four Feathers Harry Faversham 1915


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