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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 ...
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 ...