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Basil Dickey (1880–1958)

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 1990 The Green Hornet (Video) (1939 screenplay)
 1966 Captain Mephisto and the Transformation Machine (TV Movie) (original screenplay)
 1966 Cyclotrode 'X' (TV Movie) (original screenplay)
 1966 D-Day on Mars (TV Movie) (original screenplay)
 1966 F.B.I. 99 (TV Movie) (original screenplay)
 1966 Golden Hands of Kurigal (TV Movie) (original screenplay)
 1966 Jungle Gold (TV Movie) (original screenplay)
 1966 Peril from the Planet Mongo (TV Movie) (archive footage)
 1966 Purple Death from Outer Space (TV Movie) (screenplay - archive footage)
 1966 Sakima and the Masked Marvel (TV Movie) (original screenplay)
 1966 Sombra, the Spider Woman (TV Movie) (original screenplay - archive footage)
 1966 Spaceship to the Unknown (TV Movie) (archive footage, uncredited)
 1966 The Baron's African War (TV Movie) (original screenplay)
 1956 Savage Fury (screenplay - archive footage)
 1949 Lawless Code (original screenplay)
 1949 Brand of Fear (original screenplay)
 1949 Gun Law Justice (original screenplay)
 1949 Federal Agents vs. Underworld, Inc. (original screenplay)
 1948 Adventures of Frank and Jesse James (original screenplay)
 1948 The Rangers Ride (original screenplay)
 1948 Dangers of the Canadian Mounted (original screenplay)
 1948 G-Men Never Forget (original screenplay)
 1947 The Black Widow (original screenplay)
 1947 Jesse James Rides Again (original screenplay)
 1947 Son of Zorro (original screenplay)
 1946 The Crimson Ghost (original screenplay)
 1946 Daughter of Don Q (original screenplay)
 1946 King of the Forest Rangers (original screenplay)
 1946 The Phantom Rider (original screenplay)
 1945 The Purple Monster Strikes (original screenplay)
 1945 Federal Operator 99 (original screenplay)
 1945 Manhunt of Mystery Island (original screenplay)
 1944 Zorro's Black Whip (screenplay)
 1944 Haunted Harbor (screenplay)
 1944 The Tiger Woman (original screenplay)
 1944 Captain America (original screenplay)
 1943 The Masked Marvel (original screenplay)
 1943 Secret Service in Darkest Africa (original screenplay)
 1943 Daredevils of the West (original screenplay)
 1942 The Secret Code (original screenplay)
 1942 Perils of the Royal Mounted (original screenplay)
 1942 Captain Midnight (screenplay)
 1941 Holt of the Secret Service (original screenplay)
 1941 The Iron Claw (screenplay)
 1941 Riders of Death Valley (screenplay)
 1940 The Green Hornet Strikes Again! (screenplay)
 1940 Junior G-Men (original screenplay)
 1940 Winners of the West (original screenplay)
 1940 The Green Hornet (screenplay)
 1939 Trigger Fingers (original story and screenplay)
 1939 Straight Shooter (original story) / (screenplay)
 1939 The Oregon Trail (original screenplay)
 1939 Mandrake, the Magician (screenplay)
 1939 Outlaws' Paradise (original story and screenplay)
 1939 Flying G-Men (original story and screenplay)
 1939 Scouts to the Rescue (screenplay)
 1939 The Phantom Creeps (screenplay)
 1938 Tarzan and the Green Goddess (story - uncredited)
 1938 The Spider's Web (screenplay)
 1938 Flaming Frontiers (original story) / (screenplay)
 1938 Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (archive footage, uncredited)
 1937 Amateur Crook (original story) / (screenplay)
 1937 Million Dollar Racket (original story) / (screenplay)
 1937 Sky Racket (screenplay) / (story)
 1937 Lost Ranch (screenplay) / (story)
 1937 Flying Fists (screenplay)
 1937 Brothers of the West (story and screenplay)
 1937 Mystery Range (story and screenplay)
 1937 The Feud of the Trail (screenplay) / (story editor - uncredited)
 1937/II Blake of Scotland Yard (screenplay)
 1937/I Blake of Scotland Yard (screenplay)
 1937 Cheyenne Rides Again (story and screenplay)
 1936 Rocket Ship (screenplay - archive footage)
 1936 Silks and Saddles (continuity)
 1936 The Phantom of the Range (original story and screenplay)
 1936 Law and Lead (screenplay)
 1936/II Shadow of Chinatown (continuity)
 1936/I Shadow of Chinatown (continuity)
 1936 The Phantom Rider (story and screenplay)
 1936 Flash Gordon (screenplay)
 1936 The Adventures of Frank Merriwell (screenplay)
 1935 The Roaring West (screenplay)
 1935/I The New Adventures of Tarzan (screenplay)
 1935 The Call of the Savage (screenplay)
 1935 Rustlers of Red Dog (screenplay)
 1934 When a Man Sees Red (story)
 1934 Tailspin Tommy (screenplay)
 1934 The Red Rider (screenplay)
 1934 The Vanishing Shadow (screenplay)
 1934 Pirate Treasure (screenplay)
 1933 Perils of Pauline (screenplay)
 1933 Gordon of Ghost City (adaptation)
 1933 Tarzan the Fearless (continuity)
 1933 The Phantom of the Air (screenplay)
 1933 Clancy of the Mounted (continuity)
 1932 The Secrets of Wu Sin (story)
 1932 The Lost Special (screenplay)
 1932 Jungle Mystery (screenplay)
 1932 Heroes of the West (continuity)
 1932 The Airmail Mystery (story and screenplay)
 1931 Danger Island (screenplay)
 1931 Heroes of the Flames (screenplay)
 1931 Finger Prints (screenplay)
 1930 The Redcoat's Romance (Short)
 1930 Crooked Trails (Short)
 1930 Law in the Saddle (Short)
 1930 The Danger Claim (Short)
 1929 The Ridin' Demon (screenplay) / (story)
 1929 Perilous Paths (Short) (scenario) / (story)
 1929 The Thrill Hunter (Short) (scenario) / (story)
 1929 Plunging Hoofs (story)
 1929 Riding for Love (Short) (scenario)
 1929 The Tip Off (screenplay) / (story)
 1929 A Daring Dude (Short) (scenario)
 1928 A Fighting Tenderfoot (Short) (scenario)
 1928 A Tenderfoot Hero (Short) (scenario) / (story)
 1928 Guardians of the Wild (writer)
 1928 The Danger Trail (Short) (scenario)
 1928 The Getaway Kid (Short) (scenario)
 1928 The Ranger Patrol (Short) (scenario) / (story)
 1928 Ropin' Romance (Short) (scenario)
 1928 Yukon Gold (Short) (writer)
 1928 Quick Triggers (scenario) / (story)
 1928 The Card of Destiny (Short) (scenario) / (story)
 1928 The Ambuscade (Short) (screenplay) / (story)
 1928 Fighting Destiny (Short) (scenario)
 1928 The Gauge of Battle (Short) (scenario) / (story)
 1928 A Final Reckoning (screenplay)
 1928 Thunder Riders (story)
 1928 Madden of the Mounted (Short) (writer)
 1928 The Looters (Short) (scenario) / (story)
 1928 Buckskin Days (Short) (scenario) / (story)
 1928 The Call of the Heart (scenario) / (story)
 1928 The Fearless Rider (scenario) / (story)
 1927 King of Hearts (Short) (scenario) / (story)
 1927 The Battling Buckaroo (Short) (scenario) / (story)
 1927 Wolf's Trail (screenplay) / (story)
 1927 Danger Ahead (Short) (scenario) / (story)
 1927 The Border Cavalier (screenplay) / (story)
 1927 Yours to Command (story)
 1927 The Silent Partner (Short)
 1926 The Frontier Trail (screenplay) / (story)
 1926 The Tin Bronc (Short) (scenario) / (story)
 1926 Driftin' Thru (story)
 1926 The Man with the Scar (Short) (scenario) / (story)
 1923 In Search of a Thrill (adaptation) / (screenplay)
 1921 The Right Way
 1920 Blind Love
 1917 The Secret Kingdom (scenario)
 1916 Beatrice Fairfax (scenario)
 1915 The Romance of Elaine (screenplay - uncredited)
 1915 The New Exploits of Elaine (screenplay - uncredited)
 1914 The Exploits of Elaine (screenplay - uncredited)
 1914 The Perils of Pauline (screenplay)

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He scripted a number of serials and chapter plays during his career. The serials included: The Perils of Pauline (1914) and The Exploits of Elaine (1914), both starring Pearl White. He also wrote episodes for Beatrice Fairfax (1915) as well as Flaming Frontier (1938), Gordon of Ghost City (1933) and Mandrake, the Magician (1939). See more »

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