Arthur F. Statter
Despite hailing from the United Kingdom, silent screen scenario writer Arthur F. Statter specialized in Westerns. Educated in England and at Cornell University in New York State, Statter became a newspaperman and was for a while an assistant secretary in the Theodore Roosevelt administration. A scenario writer for Triangle and Universal in the 1910s, Statter was very prolific in the 1920s, penning Lon Chaney's The Shock (1923) and While the City Sleeps (1928) , as well as quite a few of Hoot Gibson's better Westerns, including Step On It (1922), Trimmed (1926), Galloping Fury (1927), and The Danger Rider (1928). He retired at the advent of sound.
~ Hans J. Wollstein, All Movie Guide