Wells Root

Highest Rated: 100% The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
Birthday: Mar 21, 1900
Birthplace: Not Available
A former print journalist, American screenwriter Wells Root was active in Hollywood from 1928 to 1966. Root scripted or co-scripted such fast-paced melodramas as Tiger Shark (1932), I Cover the Waterfront (1933), and The Prisoner of Zenda (1937). He was busiest at MGM, where among other projects he worked on the 1942 Andrew Johnson biopic Tennessee Johnson. His later credits include Magnificent Obsession (1956) and Texas Across the River (1966), both for Universal. On two occasions, Root tried his hand at directing: Republic's The Bold Caballero (1936) and MGM's Mokey (1966). After his retirement from films, Wells Root taught writing classes at U.C.L.A., and in 1980 authored an instructional book, Writing the Script: A Practical Guide to Films and Television.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Texas Across the River Screenwriter 1966
No Score Yet Hell Ship Mutiny Screenwriter 1957
90% Magnificent Obsession Screenwriter 1954
No Score Yet The Prisoner of Zenda Screenwriter 1952
No Score Yet Stronghold Screenwriter 1952
No Score Yet The Man From Down Under Screenwriter 1943
No Score Yet Tennessee Johnson Screenwriter 1942
No Score Yet The Getaway (The Get-Away) Screenwriter 1941
No Score Yet Man of Conquest Screenwriter 1939
No Score Yet Sergeant Madden Screenwriter 1939
100% The Prisoner of Zenda Screenwriter 1937
No Score Yet The Bold Caballero Director Screenwriter 1936
No Score Yet Paris Interlude Screenwriter 1934
No Score Yet Black Moon Screenwriter 1934
No Score Yet I Cover the Waterfront Screenwriter 1933
No Score Yet Bird of Paradise Screenwriter 1932
No Score Yet Politics Screenwriter 1931


No Score Yet Maverick
  • 1961
  • 1960
  • 1959
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
  • 1952


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