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W. Scott Darling

W. Scott Darling



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Writer (feature film)

Desert Pursuit (1952) as Screenwriter
Three camel-riding Arabs pursue a pair of gold-laden miners across the Death Valley desert.
Blue Blood (1951) as Screenwriter
Meet Me After the Show (1951) as Suggested by a story by
The star of a Broadway show suspects her husband may be having an affair with the show''''s backer.
According to Mrs. Hoyle (1951) as Screenwriter
A retired teacher sells her apartment to a group of gangsters.
Blue Grass of Kentucky (1950) as Screenwriter
County Fair (1950) as Screenwriter
Black Midnight (1949) as Screenwriter
Scott Jordan's mission in life is to train a wild stallion named Black Midnight.
The Lawton Story (1949) as Scr story
Stampede (1949) as Additional Dialogue
Two brothers sell their Arizona land at a dangerous cost.
The Wolf Hunters (1949) as Screenwriter
After four fur trappers have been slain and their furs stolen, Corporal Rod Webb (Kirby Grant) of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police sets out for their village. En route he and his dog Chinook come upon another trapper, Henri (Edward Norris), shot and lying unconscious on the trail, and the furs he was delivering to the factor, McTavish (Charles Lang), stolen. Chinook trails the would-be-killer Muskoka (Ted Hecht) and bites a piece of cloth from his coat before he escapes. Webb leaves Henri with Greta (Jan Clayton) while he investigates, aided by Minnetaki (Elizabeth Root), Indian servant fired by McTavish, the real head of the fur thieves, and Marcia Cameron (Helen Parrish), wife of the superintendent (Luther Crockett) of the trading company that employs McTavish.
Tuna Clipper (1949) as Orig scr
Forgotten Women (1949) as Screenwriter
Kidnapped (1948) as Screenwriter
After being kidnapped and sold into slavery, a young man fights to reclaim his birthright.
Shanghai Chest (1948) as Screenwriter
Vic Armstrong arrives at his Uncle Judge Armstrong's home just in time to answer the telephone. Unknown to him, his uncle has just been murdered and the culprit is right there in the room with him! Phyllis Powers, on the other end of the line, recognizes Vic's voice, but just then Vic is knocked unconscious by the murderer. When he awakens, he (for reasons known only to movie mystery writers) pulls the knife out of his uncle's back, thus putting his fingerprints all over it, and just in time for the police, having been called by a worried Phyllis, to discover him standing over the body. Well, we know he didn't do it, but the police don't agree. Can Charlie Chan recognize the boy's innocence, and find the real murderer before Vic is sent into durance vile, or even worse?
Rocky (1948) as Additional Dialogue
Docks of New Orleans (1948) as Orig scr
The LaFontanne Chemical Company is shipping out a load of we're not sure what, disguised as something entirely different. Mr. Pereaux and Mr. Grock don't want that shipment to ever arrive anywhere, and they and a man named Aquirre mean to stop it at any cost. The ship's owner, Mr. Fontanne, smells a large rat and calls Chan in on the case, since the famous detective is in New Orleans because, well, because he felt like being in New Orleans, I guess. Chan gets what facts there are from LaFontanne, who is promply set upon by a gang who attempt to kidnap him, but fail. Mr. LaFontanne's partners come up with some insurance; just by chance they tell him, a partnership agreement (why they would have been running a company all this time without one is another large mystery which will not be solved) that bestows upon the living partners the portion owned by a deceased partner. Then the guy who invented the formula for the poison gas that the company is making but who was, in his opinion, swindled out of his rights to make a profit from it, shows up and threatens LaFontanne with a gun. Well, he turns out to be a harmless crank. Or is he? Everyone seems suspect, clues are boundless but don't seem to fit into any particular pattern or too many patterns, take your pick. But Chan must solve the mystery before Monogram is depleted of out-of-date film stock. Can he?
The Golden Eye (1948) as Orig scr
Louisiana (1947) as Additional Dialogue
Born to Speed (1947) as Screenwriter
The Chinese Ring (1947) as Orig scr
The famed Asian detective investigates a murder linked to the Chinese fight for freedom.
Bush Pilot (1947) as Orig story and scr
Red North is getting by as a reliable small-time bush pilot in Canada's north. But Red's vindicative half-brother Paul Gerard decides to relocate his bush pilot business to the same lake, cutting into Red's routes. Which one is going to fly to the mining camp carrying that dangerous load of nitro?
Too Many Winners (1947) as Adaptation
Behind Green Lights (1946) as Orig scr
The Spider (1945) as Screenwriter
An ex-cop who is now a private detective is hired by a woman to be the go-between in retrieving an important envelope from her partner. The detective has the partner come to his apartment to give him the envelope, but someone sneaks into his apartment and strangles her while the detective is in another room. Fearful that the police will suspect him of the murder, he brings the woman's body back to her own apartment, but the police find out and suspect him of the murder anyway. He must find out who is framing him for the murder and why, before the police catch him.
The Caribbean Mystery (1945) as Adaptation
The Bullfighters (1945) as Orig scr
The boys are detectives working in Mexico. Laurel happens to resemble a famous matador who has disappeared, and he is enlisted to replace him in the bullring.
The Big Noise (1944) as Screenwriter
Although they are only janitors at a detective agency, the boys pass themselves off as sleuths and are engaged to guard an inventor delivering a new bomb. They outwit enemy agents after the bomb and wind up sinking a Japanese submarine.
Cobra Woman (1944) as Original Story
Upon discovering his fiancée Tollea has been kidnaped, Ramu and his friend Kado set out for a Pacific isle where all strangers are to be killed on arrival and the inhabitants, who are frequently sacrificed to an angry volcano god, worship the cobra. The island is ruled over by Tollea's evil twin Naja, the Cobra Woman, who, besides having designs on her new prisoner Ramu, also desires to eliminate any competition from her benevolent sister.
Bermuda Mystery (1944) as Screenwriter
Weird Woman (1944) as Adaptation
While on a South Seas trip, a professor falls in love with marries an exotic native woman. What he doesn't know is that she was raised by superstitious natives who believe her to be some kind of supernatural being.
Jitterbugs (1943) as Screenwriter
The two-man Laurel and Hardy Zoot Suit Band find themselves fronting a scam for "gasolene pills" in wartime oil-short America. They are however soon on the side of the angels helping recover $10,000 for an attractive young lady whose family have themselves been swindled.
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1943) as Adaptation
Sherlock Holmes fights to keep a new bombsite design from the Nazis.
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1943) as Screenwriter
Sherlock Holmes fights to keep a new bombsite design from the Nazis.
The Dancing Masters (1943) as Screenwriter
The boys operate a ballet school (appearing in drag) and try to help a young inventor sell his idea, to get in the good graces of his girl's father. In their efforts, they get involved with a gang of insurance racketeers. All ends well.
The Great Impersonation (1942) as Screenwriter
An unconscious man is found in a boat which drifts to the landing of an isolated African outpost where Baron von Ragenstein (Ralph Bellamy), an enemy agent, recognizes the man as his exact double, Sir Edward Dominey (Ralph Bellamy), with whom von Ragenstein went to school. He plots to kill Dominey and pose as the dead man.He learns about Dominey's broken marriage to Muriel (Evelyn Ankers) and his relation to Sir Ronald (Aubrey Mather), head of home defense. Back at the Dominey estate,Muriel is delighted with the change in Dominey, and Sir Ronald gives the spy a confidential position.The situation is complicated by Bardinet(Edward Norris), Muriel's admirer who, like von Regenstein, is under orders from Seaman (Henry Danielle), chief of the enemy agents. Another difficulty is Baroness Stephanie (Kaaren Verne), a spy who loves von Regenstein. The jealous Bardinet tells Muriel that Dominey is an imposter and she tells Sir Ronald. At Police headquarters Dominey reveals that, in Africa, it was actually von Regenstein that was killed and that he, Dominey posing as von Regenstein, has been playing the dual role in order to uncover the enemy leaders.
Sin Town (1942) as Orig scr
Conman Dud McNair and his girl arrive in Carsin Town to find they have been sold worthless oil wells. The place is thriving and Dud soon eases himself in as half owner of a saloon. But his partner is playing a cagey and more deadly game. He is in jail so any lawlessness will be blamed on McNair.
The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) as Screenwriter
The twisted Ygor plots to put his brain into the Frankenstein monster''''s body.
The Body Disappears (1941) as Orig scr
A scientist''''s invisibility formula gets him in trouble with the police.
Cracked Nuts (1941) as Orig scr
A young man in a small town wins $5000 in a radio contest. He goes to New York City to propose to his girlfriend, but gets mixed up with a crooked attorney and two con men who are trying to sell a fake "robot."
Double Date (1941) as Original Story
Double Date (1941) as Screenwriter
The Fatal Hour (1940) as Screenwriter
Asian sleuth Mr. Wong gets caught up in the mystery surrounding a policeman''''s death.
I'm Nobody's Sweetheart Now (1940) as Screenwriter
Margie (1940) as Original Story
He Married His Wife (1940) as Original Story
A race horse owner pays so much attention to business that he winds up divorced from his wife.
Margie (1940) as Screenwriter
I'm Nobody's Sweetheart Now (1940) as Original Story
The Mystery of Mr. Wong (1939) as Screenwriter
An Asian sleuth digs for the truth behind a rare gem and a mysterious will.
Mr. Wong in Chinatown (1939) as Screenwriter
The Asian sleuth sets out to solve the murder of a Chinese princess.
Stunt Pilot (1939) as Screenwriter
A movie stunt pilot faces murder charges when an aerial battle scene turns deadly.
The Marines Are Here (1938) as Contr to dial
King of the Sierras (1938) as Screenwriter
Telephone Operator (1937) as Screenwriter
Atlantic Flight (1937) as Screenwriter
A pioneering aviator helps bring a madcap heiress and a fellow flyer together.
Adventure's End (1937) as Screenwriter
Pacific pearl diver Duke Slade escapes angry natives by joining a whaler whose dying captain persuades him to marry his daughter who is already being wooed by the first mate.
Charlie Chan at the Opera (1937) as Screenwriter
Regarded by many as the best of the Charlie Chan series. The opera star Gravelle suffers amnesia. He is a recent escapee from an insane asylum, accused of murdering fellow performers (his wife and her lover). Included in the movie is the opera "Carnival", composed for the picture by Oscar Levant.
Boy of the Streets (1937) as Adpt and dial
A tough street kid tries to use gang violence to break into corrupt city politics.
California Straight Ahead (1937) as Screenwriter
Former school bus driver Biff Smith manages a trucking company which has its fleet pitted against a freight train in a race to deliver aviation parts to the Pacific coast.
The Return of Jimmy Valentine (1936) as Original Story
Ladies Crave Excitement (1935) as Screenwriter
An ace newsreel reporter falls unwittingly for the daughter of a rival newsreel owner. Together they try to outwit a gang scheming to fix horse races.
Confidential (1935) as Story
Sweepstake Annie (1935) as Story, cont and dial
Unknown Woman (1935) as Story
A female undercover agent tracks down bond thieves.
The Old Homestead (1935) as Story, cont and dial
Frontier Justice (1935) as Screenwriter
When Brent Halston returns he finds his father in an insane asylum and Wilton about to foreclose on their ranch and bring sheep onto the cattle range. When Wilton kills a rancher, Brent is blamed and jailed. Escaping jail he gets Ware to confess that he payed to have Halston committed. He then gets unexpected help from Ethel Gordon when Wilton tries to foreclose.
Forced Landing (1935) as Screenwriter
No Escape (1934) as From Story
The Church Mouse (1934) as Adaptation
When a meek secretary goes to work for a powerful banker, she turns into a sophisticated, worldly woman.
Her Night Out (1932) as From Story
Gold (1932) as Cont
Outlaw Justice (1932) as Story
Dynamite Denny (1932) as Story and cont
Murder at Midnight (1931) as Story
Murder at Midnight (1931) as Dial
Night Beat (1931) as Story and adpt
Dragnet Patrol (1931) as Story and adpt
Caught Cheating (1931) as Dial
Caught Cheating (1931) as Story and scr by
Soul of the Slums (1931) as Story and adpt
The Pocatello Kid (1931) as Story and cont
Just after Pocatello's brother is killed, a wounded Pocatello arrives being chased by the Sheriff. Larkin switches the identity of the two brothers and then expects Pocatello to assume his brother's role in the outlaw gang.
Borrowed Wives (1930) as Screenwriter
Noisy Neighbors (1929) as Adaptation
Noisy Neighbors (1929) as Cont
Trent's Last Case (1929) as Scen
Scarlet Seas (1929) as Story
Taxi 13 (1928) as Cont
Golf Widows (1928) as Scen
His Last Haul (1928) as Screenwriter
Taxi 13 (1928) as Story
Topsy and Eva (1927) as Cont
On ze Boulevard (1927) as Screenwriter
A waiter who''''s just won a fortune is the target for society thieves.
Yours To Command (1927) as Cont
Two-Fisted Jones (1925) as Scen
The Meddler (1925) as Scen
Sporting West (1925) as Story
Fight and Win (1924) as Screenwriter
Watch Him Step (1922) as Scen
Watch Him Step (1922) as Story
See My Lawyer (1921) as Scen
So Long Letty (1920) as Scen
813 (1920) as Scen
His Pajama Girl (1920) as Story

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