Owen Davis - Bio and Creative Works

Owen Davis

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United States of America
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Owen Gould Davis was an American dramatist known for writing more than 200 plays and having most produced. In 1919, he became the first elected president of the Dramatists Guild of America. He received the 1923 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Icebound, His plays and scripts included works for radio and film. - Wikipedia

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MOVIE • 1940

Character: Gus Dorais

The story of legendary Notre Dame football player and coach Knute Rockne.

MOVIE • 1939

Character: Danny Regan

A New Yorker moves West when he inherits an Arizona ranch.

MOVIE • 1939

Character: Greg Smith

A drunken college student invites a dance hostess to the big college dance and then forgets he asked her. When she shows up at school, he tries to get rid of her, but she won't leave. Instead, she stays and shows up both him and his classmates' snooty dates.

MOVIE • 1937

Character: Davy

When the miners of Roaring Camp become Godfathers to a motherless baby, they name the boy Luck and promise to set aside money for him from their diggings. But when they strike it rich the money is gambled away instead.

MOVIE • 1937

Character: Fred Barrett

A politically charged story about a man who dabbles in crime, with disastrous results, to gain the capital he needs to purchase a school where immigrants are prepared for American citizenship. The school's European teacher dreams of a fascist America. Based on a story by Nathanael West and Samuel Ornitz, who was one of the Hollywood Ten blacklisted during the McCarthy Era.

MOVIE • 1936

Character: Robert Wilkins

A priceless Cellini silver cup is stolen from a local museum with both Hildegarde and Oscar on the case.

MOVIE • 1936

Character: Steve O'Connell

When a grand jury acquits a gangster accused of murder, a retired elderly citizen decides it's up to him to see that the criminal is proven guilty and put behind bars.

MOVIE • 1936

Character: Bunker Bean

A shy office worker becomes a hero when a fortune teller calls him another Napoleon.

MOVIE • 1936

Character: Edward 'Eddie' Fry

When the body of Violet Feverel is discovered on the Central Park bridle path, Inspector Oscar Piper is about to declare her death accidental from a thrown horse, until his friend and amateur detective Hildegarde Withers locates the horse and discovers blood on the horse.

MOVIE • 1930

Character: Peter

A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. Together with several other young German soldiers, he experiences the horrors of war, such evil of which he had not conceived of when signing up to fight. They eventually become sad, tormented, and confused of their purpose.

MOVIE • 1929

Character: Ross Peters

Oklahoma mechanic Pike Peters finds himself part owner of an oil field. His wife Idy, hitherto content, decides the family must go to Paris to get "culture" and meet "the right kind of people." Pike and his grown son and daughter soon have flirtatious French admirers; Idy rents a chateau from an impoverished aristocrat; while Pike responds to each new development with homespun wit. In the inevitable clash, will pretentiousness and sophistication or common sense triumph?

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