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Ford Beebe (1888–1978)

Ford Beebe was born on November 26, 1888 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA as Ford Ingalsbe Beebe. He was a writer and director, known for Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940), The Golden Idol (1954) and Lord of the Jungle (1955). He was married to Kitty Winifred Delevanti and Frances Caroline Willey. He died on November 26, 1978 in Lake ... See full bio »

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 1959 King of the Wild Stallions (written by)
 1955 Lord of the Jungle (written by)
 1954 The Golden Idol (written by)
 1953 Safari Drums (writer)
 1952 Bomba and the Jungle Girl (original screenplay)
 1952 African Treasure (original story) / (screenplay)
 1951 Elephant Stampede (original screenplay)
 1951 The Lion Hunters (screenplay)
 1949 Bomba on Panther Island (writer)
 1949 Red Desert (uncredited)
 1949 The Dalton Gang (written by)
 1948 Shep Comes Home (original screenplay)
 1948 Courtin' Trouble (story - uncredited)
 1946 My Dog Shep (original screenplay)
 1940 Riders of Pasco Basin (original screenplay)
 1939 The Stranger from Texas (story "The Mysterious Avenger")
 1939 Oklahoma Frontier (story and screenplay)
 1939 Riders of Black River (story)
 1937 Trouble at Midnight (screenplay)
 1937 West Bound Limited (original story)
 1936 Stampede (story - uncredited)
 1936 Code of the Range (original screenplay)
 1936 The Mysterious Avenger (original story and screenplay)
 1935 Gallant Defender (screenplay)
 1935 Tumbling Tumbleweeds (screenplay)
 1935 The Man from Guntown (screenplay) / (story)
 1935 Riding Wild (screenplay) / (story)
 1935 The Outlaw Deputy (screenplay)
 1935 Justice of the Range (original screenplay)
 1935 The Revenge Rider (screenplay) / (story)
 1934 The Prescott Kid (screenplay)
 1934 Law of the Wild (story)
 1933 Laughing at Life (original story)
 1932 The Pride of the Legion (screenplay)
 1932 The Last of the Mohicans (screenplay)
 1932 The Shadow of the Eagle (story)
 1931 The Lightning Warrior (screenplay)
 1931 The Galloping Ghost (story and screenplay)
 1931 Alias the Bad Man (original story)
 1931 The Vanishing Legion (original screenplay)
 1931 King of the Wild (story and scenario)
 1931 The Phantom of the West (screenplay)
 1930 The Indians Are Coming (continuity - as Ford I. Beebe)
 1930 The Lightning Express (adaptation and scenario) / (titles)
 1929 Brothers (story)
 1929 Tarzan the Tiger (titles - as Ford I. Beebe)
 1929 Overland Bound (screenplay) / (story)
 1929 Come Across (dialogue - as Ford I. Beebe, titles)
 1929 .45 Calibre War (screenplay - as Ford I. Beebe) / (story - as Ford I. Beebe) / (titles - as Ford I. Beebe)
 1928 Yellow Contraband (screenplay - as Ford I. Beebe) / (story - as Ford I. Beebe)
 1928 The Black Ace (screenplay - as Ford I. Beebe) / (story - as Ford I. Beebe)
 1928 The Code of the Scarlet (titles - as Ford I. Beebe)
 1928 The Upland Rider (titles)
 1928 The Canyon of Adventure (titles)
 1928 The Bronc Stomper (screenplay - as Ford I. Beebe) / (titles - as Ford I. Beebe)
 1928 The Wagon Show (as Ford I. Beebe)
 1928 The Apache Raider (as Ford I. Beebe)
 1928 The Boss of Rustler's Roost (adaptation - as Ford I. Beebe)
 1927 The Devil's Twin (screenplay - as Ford I. Beebe) / (story - as Ford I. Beebe)
 1927 Border Blackbirds (screenplay - as Ford I. Beebe) / (story - as Ford I. Beebe)
 1927 Two-Gun of the Tumbleweed (screenplay - as Ford I. Beebe) / (story - as Ford I. Beebe)
 1927 Don Desperado (screenplay - as Ford I. Beebe) / (story - as Ford I. Beebe)
 1927 The Man from Hard Pan (story - as Ford I. Beebe)
 1927 The Long Loop on the Pecos (as Ford I. Beebe)
 1926 The Outlaw Express (screenplay - as Ford I. Beebe) / (story - as Ford I. Beebe)
 1926 The High Hand (screenplay - as Ford I. Beebe) / (story - as Ford I. Beebe)
 1926 The Blind Trail (story and scenario - as Ford L. Beebe)
 1925 Luck and Sand
 1925 Win, Lose or Draw (story)
 1925 Flash o' Lightning (as Ford I. Beebe)
 1925 Across the Deadline (writer)
 1924 Battling Bunyan (titles)
 1924 The Loser's End (scenario)
 1924 Riding Double (screenplay) / (story)
 1923 King's Creek Law (story - adaptation)
 1923 In Wrong Right (Short) (story and scenario)
 1923 Steel-Shod Evidence (Short)
 1923 The Unsuspecting Stranger (Short) (scenario)
 1923 100% Nerve (Short) (scenario)
 1923 Double Cinched (Short) (scenario)
 1923 Lost, Strayed or Stolen (Short) (writer)
 1923 Smoked Out (Short) (writer)
 1923 Border Law (Short) (story and scenario)
 1923 Under Suspicion (Short) (scenario)
 1922 Here's Your Man (Short) (story)
 1922 His Enemy's Friend (Short)
 1922 The Bar Cross War (Short)
 1922 Too Much Business (as Ford I. Beebe)
 1922 Nine Points of the Law (scenario)
 1921 No Man's Woman (adaptation - as Ford I. Beebe)
 1921 The Grip of the Law (Short) (scenario)
 1921 Kickaroo (Short) (story)
 1921/I Sweet Revenge (Short)
 1921 The Driftin' Kid (Short) (scenario)
 1921 The Saddle King (Short) (scenario)
 1920 The Trail of the Hound (Short) (screenplay) / (story)
 1920 Fight It Out (Short) (scenario)
 1920 Superstition (Short) (scenario)
 1920 Tipped Off (Short) (screenplay) / (story)
 1920 The Two-Fisted Lover (Short) (screenplay) / (story)
 1920 Double Danger (Short) (screenplay) / (story)
 1920 'In Wrong' Wright (Short) (screenplay) / (story)
 1920 One Law for All (Short) (screenplay) / (story)
 1920 The Grinning Granger (Short) (screenplay) / (story)
 1920 A Gamblin' Fool (Short)
 1920 The Big Catch (Short) (scenario)
 1917 The Railroad Raiders (scenario)
 1916 A Lass of the Lumberlands (scenario)
 1916 A Youth of Fortune (scenario - as Ford I. Beebe)
 1916 The Girl and the Game (scenario - uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Ford I. Beebe | Ford L. Beebe

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[on J.P. McGowan] He was the toughest man, physically, I have ever known . . . He wrote his own scripts, directed them and played the character lead in most of them. Then when he washed up for the day and the rest went home, he'd go in the cutting room and cut and title until 2 or 3 a.m., then go in the office and sleep on the floor 'til the janitor woke him up, go home, have breakfast and be ... See more »


American second-feature director and occasional producer. Began as a scenario writer in 1916. In the course of a half-century-long career he turned out scores of low-budget westerns, melodramas and serials, including the classic Buck Rogers (1939) and Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940). Until 1934 he worked primarily for independent producers and Poverty Row companies like Mascot. After a ... See more »

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