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Laurence Stallings

Highest Rated: 100% Northwest Passage (1940)

Lowest Rated: 57% Jungle Book (1942)

Birthday: Nov 25, 1894

Birthplace: Not Available

Educated at Wake Forest University and Georgetown, Laurence Stallings joined the Marines at the outbreak of WWI. During his tour of duty, Stallings fought at the "massacre" of Belleau Wood, and lost a leg in combat. While working at the New York World as a reporter and entertainment editor in the early '20s, he poured his wartime memories into the autobiographical novel Plume. This in turn was adapted to the screen by director King Vidor as The Big Parade (1925), a major moneymaker which ushered in a profitable cycle of war films. Stallings went on to collaborate with Maxwell Anderson on the WWI stage play What Price Glory?, which both shocked and delighted audiences with its irreverence and profanity. What Price Glory? was also made into a successful film in 1926, though Stallings, then under contract to MGM, was unable to contribute to the screenplay. His own screen career extending to 1954, Stallings wrote or co-wrote several of director John Ford's finest films, including Three Godfathers (1948), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), and The Sun Shines Bright (1954). Continuing to write until his death, Laurence Stallings put together several more volumes on WWI, including one for preteen readers in 1963.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Sun Shines Bright Screenwriter 1953
95% She Wore a Yellow Ribbon Screenwriter 1949
82% Three Godfathers Screenwriter 1948
No Score Yet On Our Merry Way Screenwriter 1948
No Score Yet Christmas Eve Screenwriter 1947
No Score Yet Salome, Where She Danced Screenwriter 1945
57% Jungle Book Screenwriter 1942
100% Northwest Passage Screenwriter 1940
No Score Yet Too Hot to Handle Screenwriter 1938
No Score Yet So Red the Rose Screenwriter 1935
No Score Yet Fast Workers Screenwriter 1933
No Score Yet Billy the Kid Screenwriter 1930
No Score Yet Marianne Screenwriter 1929
83% Show People Screenwriter 1928
No Score Yet What Price Glory Screenwriter 1926
100% The Big Parade Screenwriter 1925


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