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Rowland Brown

Highest Rated:   100% Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
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Before coming to Hollywood in 1928, American filmmaker and screenwriter Rowland Brown worked as a fashion illustrator and sports cartoonist. He first worked for Fox as a laborer. After working as a property boy and gag man over the next two years, Brown was promoted to screenwriter. He made his directorial debut in 1931 with Quick Millions. The critics loved Brown for his originality, eye for detail, and his ability to make his characters and their situations come alive on the screen. Brown's next two films, Hell's Highway (1932) and Blood Money (1933) were just as well-received and his future seemed assured. Unfortunately, behind the scenes, the iconoclastic Brown was constantly warring with the rigid studio system. He began many films that were never finished. On others, the studios replaced him with other more malleable directors. When he struck a producer during a heated argument, his career instantly disintegrated. Brown went on to try directing in England. He was assigned to helm production of The Scarlet Pimpernel, but after less than 30 days he was suddenly replaced. Brown returned to the U.S. and began writing short stories and screenplays. He also tried writing plays and working as a Broadway producer in the early 1940s before vanishing completely from the entertainment industry.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
82% Kansas City Confidential (The Secret Four)
  • Screenwriter
1952
No Score Yet The Nevadan
  • Screenwriter
1950
No Score Yet Johnny Apollo
  • Screenwriter
1940
100% Angels with Dirty Faces
  • Screenwriter
1938
No Score Yet The Devil Is a Sissy
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1936
No Score Yet Blood Money
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1933
No Score Yet Hell's Highway
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1932
No Score Yet What Price Hollywood?
  • Screenwriter
1932
No Score Yet Quick Millions
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1931
No Score Yet State's Attorney
  • Screenwriter
1931
No Score Yet Doorway to Hell
  • Screenwriter
1930

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