Crane Wilbur

Actor, Screenwriter, Playwright
Crane Wilbur was known for his creative screenwriting skills. Wilbur worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "Children of Pleasure" (1930), "Lord Byron of Broadway" (1930), "On ... Read more »
Born: 11/17/1886 in Athens, New York, USA

Filmography

Writer (21)

The George Raft Story 1961 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

House of Women 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mysterious Island 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Solomon and Sheba 1958 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Bat 1958 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Monkey on My Back 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Phenix City Story 1955 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Women's Prison 1955 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Crime Wave 1954 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Mad Magician 1954 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Mad Magician 1954 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

House of Wax 1953 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

He Walked By Night 1948 (Movie)

(From Story)

He Walked By Night 1948 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Roger Touhy, Gangster 1944 (Movie)

(From Story)

Roger Touhy, Gangster 1944 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hell's Kitchen 1939 (Movie)

(From Story)

Hell's Kitchen 1939 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Girls on Probation 1938 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Crime School 1937 (Movie)

(From Story)

Crime School 1937 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (3)

The Bat 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

We're in the Legion Now 1936 (Movie)

(Director)

Tomorrow's Children 1934 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (2)

Tomorrow's Children 1934 (Movie)

Father O'Brien (Actor)

The Perils of Pauline 1913 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Crane Wilbur was known for his creative screenwriting skills. Wilbur worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "Children of Pleasure" (1930), "Lord Byron of Broadway" (1930), "On Probation" (1935), "The Monster" (1925), "The Perils of Pauline" (1914) and "Tomorrow's Children" (1934). He continued his focus on film through the thirties, penning the scripts for "Over the Wall" (1938), the Billy Mauch adventure "Penrod's Double Trouble" (1938) and "The Invisible Menace" (1938). He also appeared in the drama "Girls on Probation" (1938) with Jane O'Brien Dart. Nearing the end of his career, Wilbur wrote the spy picture "I Was a Communist For the FBI" (1951) with Frank Lovejoy, the Gilbert Roland drama "The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima" (1952) and "House of Wax" (1953) with Vincent Price. He also appeared in the Sterling Hayden crime drama "Crime Wave" (1954). Wilbur last wrote the biopic "The George Raft Story" (1961) with Ray Danton. Crane Wilbur passed away in October 1973 at the age of 87.

Milestones

1910

Film acting debut

1904

Stage acting debut

Directed first film in 1930s

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