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Snowed In Writer


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 1934 Melody in Spring (story)
 1929 The Fire Detective (story)
 1926 The House Without a Key (adaptation) / (scenario)
 1926 Snowed In (scenario) / (story)
 1925/I Play Ball
 1925 Sunken Silver
 1924 Into the Net
 1923 Ruth of the Range (uncredited)
 1923 The Haunted Valley (screenplay)
 1920 Pirate Gold
 1920 One Hour Before Dawn (uncredited)
 1919 Bound and Gagged (writer)
 1919 The Tiger's Trail (story - uncredited)
 1918 Getaway Kate (Short) (story)
 1918 Waifs (scenario)
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Known as "The Dean of Serial Writers," Smith was a writer from Maassachusetts who got his start working as an office boy in a Boston advertising agency. By 1915, Smith was looking for work with a better paycheck and his friend George B. Seitz placed him in the title department at Pathe where he wrote subtitles. The first serial he wrote was Bound and Gagged (1919), in which Seitz starred. See more »

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