Gerald Drayson Adams

Screenwriter, Literary agent, Businessman
Gerald Drayson Adams brought many screenplays to Hollywood throughout the course of his Hollywood career. He wrote for TV series such as "Maverick" (1957-62) and "Northwest Passage" (1958-59). Adams started his ... Read more »
Born: 06/26/1900 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA

Filmography

Writer (13)

Harum Scarum 1965 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Kissin' Cousins 1964 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Chief Crazy Horse 1955 (Movie)

(From Story)

Chief Crazy Horse 1955 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Princess of the Nile 1954 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Taza, Son of Cochise 1954 (Movie)

(From Story)

Taza, Son of Cochise 1954 (Movie)

screenplay adaptation (Screenplay)

Three Young Texans 1953 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Duel at Silver Creek 1952 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Duel at Silver Creek 1952 (Movie)

(From Story)

Wings of the Hawk 1952 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

The Big Steal 1949 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Guy, a Gal and a Pal 1945 (Movie)

(From Story)

Biography

Gerald Drayson Adams brought many screenplays to Hollywood throughout the course of his Hollywood career. He wrote for TV series such as "Maverick" (1957-62) and "Northwest Passage" (1958-59). Adams started his entertainment career writing for films, including "The Miracle Kid" (1941), "A Guy, a Gal and a Pal" (1945) and "Dead Reckoning" (1947). He also appeared in "The Magnificent Rogue" (1947), the western "Old Los Angeles" (1948) with Billy Elliott and "The Big Steal" (1949). Nearing the end of his career, Adams wrote "Three Young Texans" (1954), the Rock Hudson western "Taza, Son of Cochise" (1954) and the dramatic period piece "Princess of the Nile" (1954) with Debra Paget. He also appeared in the Victor Mature biopic "Chief Crazy Horse" (1955) and "Gun Fight" (1961). Adams more recently wrote the Elvis Presley musical comedy "Harum Scarum" (1965). Adams passed away in August 1988 at the age of 88.

EDUCATION

University of Oxford

Oxford , England

Milestones

1940

Scripted his first feature, "The Miracle Kid"

1925

Worked as an export executive

Became a literary agent

Wrote for TV series such as "Maverick" (1957-62) and "Northwest Passage" (1958-59)

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