Gerald Drayson Adams

Screenwriter, Literary agent, Businessman
Gerald Drayson Adams brought many screenplays to Hollywood throughout the course of his career. Adams began his writing career for film with such titles as "The Miracle Kid" (1941), the adventure "A Guy, a Gal and a ... 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 career. Adams began his writing career for film with such titles as "The Miracle Kid" (1941), the adventure "A Guy, a Gal and a Pal" (1945) with Ross Hunter and "Dead Reckoning" (1947). He also appeared in "The Magnificent Rogue" (1947), "Old Los Angeles" (1948) and the Robert Mitchum action picture "The Big Steal" (1949). He continued his focus on film through the fifties, penning the scripts for the Tony Curtis adventure "The Prince Who Was a Thief" (1951), "The Golden Horde" (1951) with Ann Blyth and the western "The Battle at Apache Pass" (1952) with John Lund. He also appeared in "Flame of Araby" (1952). Toward the end of his career, Adams wrote the Mitzi Gaynor western "Three Young Texans" (1954), the western "Taza, Son of Cochise" (1954) with Rock Hudson and "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 last wrote the musical comedy "Harum Scarum" (1965) with Elvis Presley. Gerald Drayson Adams passed away in August 1988 at the age of 88.

EDUCATION

University of Oxford

Oxford , England

Milestones

1940

Scripted first feature, "The Miracle Kid"

1925

Worked as an export executive

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

Became a literary agent

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