Frank Wead

Screenwriter, Novelist, Short story writer
Frank Wead wrote a variety of screenplays throughout the duration of his Hollywood career. Wead began his entertainment career in film writing following credits on "The Flying Fleet" (1929), "Shipmates" (1931) and the ... Read more »
Born: 10/24/1895

Filmography

Writer (28)

They Were Expendable 1945 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Moon Over Burma 1939 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Citadel 1938 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Test Pilot 1937 (Movie)

(From Story)

China Clipper 1935 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Yank at Oxford (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Air Mail (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Blaze of Noon (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Ceiling Zero (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Ceiling Zero (Movie)

(Play Author)

Dirigible (Movie)

(Screen Story)

Dive Bomber (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Dive Bomber (Movie)

(Screen Story)

Great Impersonation (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Hell Divers (Movie)

(Screen Story)

I Wanted Wings (Movie)

(Screen Story)

Murder in the Fleet (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Sailor's Lady (Movie)

(Screen Story)

Sea Devils (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Shipmates (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Storm over the Andes (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Submarine D-1 (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Submarine D-1 (Movie)

(Screen Story)

Tail Spin (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Beginning or the End (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

The Flying Fleet (Movie)

(Screen Story)

The Hoodlum Saint (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

West Point of the Air (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Biography

Frank Wead wrote a variety of screenplays throughout the duration of his Hollywood career. Wead began his entertainment career in film writing following credits on "The Flying Fleet" (1929), "Shipmates" (1931) and the action flick "Hell Divers" (1931) with Wallace Beery. He also appeared in the action picture "Air Mail" (1932) with Pat O'Brien and "The All American" (1932). Wead was nominated for a Writing (Original Story) Academy Award for "Test Pilot" in 1938 as well as for a Writing (Screenplay) Academy Award for "The Citadel" in 1938. In the latter half of his career, Wead wrote the Errol Flynn action movie "Dive Bomber" (1941), "Destroyer" (1943) and "I'll Tell the World" (1945). Wead more recently wrote "The Beginning or the End" (1947). Wead passed away in November 1947 at the age of 52.

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