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Wells Root

Highest Rated: 87% Magnificent Obsession (1954)

Lowest Rated: 87% Magnificent Obsession (1954)

Birthday: Mar 21, 1900

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA

Wells Root brought many screenplays to Hollywood throughout the course of his Hollywood career. Root built a career in film writing for himself after such credits on "Politics" (1931), "Bird of Paradise" (1932) and "Tiger Shark" (1932). He also appeared in "I Cover the Waterfront" (1933) and "Black Moon" (1934). In the thirties, Root devoted his time to various credits, such as "Shadow of Doubt" (1935), "The Bold Caballero" (1936) and "The Prisoner of Zenda" (1937) starring Ronald Colman. He also worked on "Man of Conquest" (1939). Root had a number of different projects under his belt in the forties through the sixties, including "Salute to the Marines" (1943) starring Wallace Beery, "Magnificent Obsession" (1954) and "Hell Ship Mutiny" with Jon Hall (1957). His credits also expanded to "Secret of Deep Harbor" (1961). Root more recently wrote "Texas Across the River" (1966) with Dean Martin. Root passed away in March 1993 at the age of 93.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
87% 71% Magnificent Obsession Writer - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stronghold Writer - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tennessee Johnson Screenwriter - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mokey Director - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bold Caballero Director - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zorro, the Bold Caballero Director - 1936
No Score Yet 40% I Cover the Waterfront Screenwriter - 1933
No Score Yet 26% Tiger Shark Screenwriter - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Storm Writer - 1930

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarzan Writer 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Writer 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Writer 1958-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun Writer 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Writer 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Roy Rogers Show Writer 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Writer 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Superman Writer 1952

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