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Howard Estabrook

Highest Rated:   100% The Virginian (1929)
Lowest Rated:   53% Cimarron (1931)
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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.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
53% 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

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