John L Balderston

Screenwriter, Playwright, Magazine editor
Playwright whose stage works provided the basis for the films "Dracula" (1931) and "Frankenstein" (1931). Balderston went on to write several superior horror screenplays and to successfully adapt a number of literary ... Read more »
Born: 10/22/1889 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Writer (11)

The Last of the Mohicans 1992 (Movie)

from adaptation (Writer (adaptation))

Dracula 1979 (Movie)

(Play as Source Material)

Red Planet Mars 1952 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Red Planet Mars 1952 (Movie)

(Play as Source Material)

The Prisoner of Zenda 1952 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Gaslight 1944 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Prisoner of Zenda 1936 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bride of Frankenstein 1934 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lives of a Bengal Lancer 1934 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mystery of Edwin Drood 1934 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Mummy 1931 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Playwright whose stage works provided the basis for the films "Dracula" (1931) and "Frankenstein" (1931). Balderston went on to write several superior horror screenplays and to successfully adapt a number of literary works; he scripted two fine Hollywood entertainments, the definitive version of the swashbuckling classic, "The Prisoner of Zenda" (1937), and the suspenseful "Gaslight" (1944).

EDUCATION

Columbia University

New York , New York

Milestones

1932

Screenwriting debut, "The Mummy"

1932

First film based on stage adaptation, "Dracula"

1914

War correspondent

Editor of "Outlook" magazine

London correspondent for "World"

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