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Eric Taylor

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Writer (feature film)

White Goddess (1953) as Orig scr
Dr. Tom Reynolds (Jon Hall) returns to Africa, where he was born of missionary parents, to do research on medicines that are reputed to keep a "White Goddess" (Millicent Patrick) eternally young. With his friend Howard Ogden (Ray Montgomery) and his guide Charley Smart (James Fairfax), Tom rescues Trudy Vantyne (M'Liss McClure), a trader's daughter, from savages who capture and hypnotize her, planning to make her a rival White Goddess. Two escaped convicts, Atkins (Lucien Prival) and Vail (Robert Williams) persuade the White Goddess, in reality the wife of another escapee, to flee with the tribal riches, but all three are killed trying to escape.
Big Jim McLain (1952) as Writer
A U.S. agent takes on communists in Hawaii.
Colorado Sundown (1952) as Screenwriter
The Hurley's own a lumber mill and want to harvest all the timber in the valley. They kill the Forester and substitute their brother Dusty in his place. Dusty then says all the trees are infected and must be cut down. But Rex Allen is suspicious and writes to the Forestry Department.
Colorado Sundown (1952) as Story
The Hurley's own a lumber mill and want to harvest all the timber in the valley. They kill the Forester and substitute their brother Dusty in his place. Dusty then says all the trees are infected and must be cut down. But Rex Allen is suspicious and writes to the Forestry Department.
South of Caliente (1951) as Writer
Roy Rogers (Roy Rogers), owner of a transportation service for moving race horses from track to track, prepares to take a number of thoroughbreds to the Pan American fair races at Monterey. Among them is "Dancing Girl", a fine mare owned by Doris Stewart (Dale Evans), who is being forced to sell the horse in order to keep her ranch. Doris and her trainer, Dave Norris (Douglas Fowley), accompany Roy and his outfit to the border at Caliente, where they are approached by Rosina (Charlita), a young gypsy fortune teller who begs Roy not to continue the trip. After crossing the border, Roy and his men are attacked by masked bandits, the horses are stolen and the stable boy (Willie Best) is murdered. Accompanied by Doris and his sidekick Pinky (Pinky Lee) and the a Mexican Commandante (Leonard Penn), Roy goes to the gypsy camp to find Rosita. She is not there but Roy spots the stolen thoroughbreds hidden among a herd of wild horses near the camp. He also finds the dead body of a horse that appears to be "Dancing Girl." The loss of the horse means ruin for Doris, who is unaware that Norris and his crooked partner, Studsy (Frank Richards), killed a mare resembling her horse and left it where Roy could find it.
Pals of the Golden West (1951) as Screenwriter
A border patrolman fights to stop smugglers from bringing in diseased cattle.
Heart of the Rockies (1951) as Writer
A crooked rancher frames the boys on a rehabilitation ranch for a series of crimes.
Destination Big House (1950) as Screenwriter
North of the Great Divide (1950) as Writer
The annual return of the salmon each year gives the Indians of the Northwest enough food to last until the next year. This way of live is threatened by Banning who puts in a cannery on the river to harvest the fish for sale. With the Canadian cannery on the other side, the Indians find no fish in the river for them. But Banning wants all the fish for his business and he plans to burn the Canadian cannery and put the blame on Chief Nagora. But Indian Agent Roy knows that Nagora is being framed and starts looking for the people responsible with the help of his blood brother Dakota.
The Devil's Henchman (1949) as Writer
Devil's Henchmen (1949) as Screenwriter
The Secret of St. Ives (1949) as Screenwriter
A Frenchman imprisoned during the Napoleonic wars escapes to prove his innocence.
Prison Warden (1949) as Writer
Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947) as Screenwriter
Dick Tracy tracks down a bank robber using nerve gas.
The Truth About Murder (1946) as Orig scr
A prosecutor''''s girlfriend sets out to prove a murder suspect is innocent.
Just Before Dawn (1946) as Orig scr
A criminal psychologist is tricked into injecting a diabetic with poison instead of insulin.
Mysterious Intruder (1946) as Story and Screenplay
A detective discovers the woman he''s been hired to track down is the key to an unusual inheritance.
The Spider Woman Strikes Back (1946) as Orig scr
Jean (Brenda Joyce) takes the job of caretaker/companion (before the word took on a completly alternate-life style meaning) to blind woman Zenobia (Gale Sondergaard.) Also hanging around the house, in this horror/western, is Mario (Rondo Hatton), a deaf-mute servant who evidently wasn't much help to Zenobia when it came to identifying the source of a noise Zenobia couldn't see. Jean is a little slow in realizing that Zenobia is slowly killing her by taking her blood. Nothing personal. Zenobia needs her blood to feed some plants. She uses the blossoms of the plants to make poison to kill cattle in order to drive away the local ranchers so she can buy all the
Crime Doctor's Man Hunt (1946) as Story
A criminal psychologist investigates the murder of a veteran with amnesia.
The Crime Doctor's Warning (1945) as Story and Screenplay
A criminal psychologist treats an artist whose blackouts coincide with a series of murders.
Dick Tracy (1945) as Orig scr
Dick is faced with a series of murders in which the victims all come from different social and economic backgrounds.
The Crime Doctor's Courage (1945) as Story and Screenplay
A criminal psychiatrist investigates the murder of a two-time widower.
The Whistler (1944) as Screenwriter
A grieving widower hires an assassin to kill him only to have his late wife turn up alive.
Shadows in the Night (1944) as Story and Screenplay
A criminal psychologist tries to help a beautiful heiress going mad in a haunted mansion.
Son of Dracula (1943) as Screenwriter
Set in the American South this film follows the mysterious relationship of Count Alucard and his new wife.
Phantom of the Opera (1943) as Screenwriter
Pit violinist Claudin hopelessly loves rising operatic soprano Christine Dubois (as do baritone Anatole and police inspector Raoul) and secretly aids her career. But Claudin loses both his touch and his job, murders a rascally music publisher in a fit of madness, and has his face etched with acid. Soon, mysterious crimes plague the Paris Opera House, blamed on a legendary "phantom" whom none can find in the mazes and catacombs. But both of Christine's lovers have plans to ferret him out.
The Crime Doctor's Strangest Case (1943) as Story and Screenplay
A criminal psychologist searches for clues in an elderly crime victim's dreams.
No Place for a Lady (1943) as Orig story and scr
The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) as Original Story
The twisted Ygor plots to put his brain into the Frankenstein monster's body.
A Desperate Chance for Ellery Queen (1942) as Screenwriter
A Close Call for Ellery Queen (1942) as Screenwriter
Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen (1942) as Screenwriter
Ellery Queen and the Perfect Crime (1941) as Screenwriter
The Great Swindle (1941) as Original Story
Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery (1941) as Screenwriter
The Black Cat (1941) as Orig scr
Greedy heirs gather to wait for the death of Henrietta Winslow. Murder, thunder claps, howling cats, gun shots, screams in the night, hidden passages -- all the proper ingredients.
Ellery Queen and the Murder Ring (1941) as Screenwriter
Outside the 3-Mile Limit (1940) as Story
Ellery Queen, Master Detective (1940) as Screenwriter
The mysteriously ill John Braun (Fred Niblo) makes a new will, leaving out his daughter Barbara (Marsha Hunt), over the protests of his wife (Ann Shoemaker). The trouble began when the daughter wanted to marry Mr. Braun's doctor, James Rogers (Michael Whalen). Mrs. Braun asks Inspector Queen to help find the long-missing Barbara. The inspector's son, Ellery (Ralph Bellamy), works on the case. He goes to a home frequently visited by Dr. Rogers where the bell is answered by Nikki Porter (Margaret Lindsay) who Ellery mistakes for Barbara and insists she return to the Braun home. Nikki does, to protect Barbara, and a short time later finds herself alone in a room outside Braun's bedroom. She finds him dead - his throat cut. No weapons are found and the door to the room where Nikki had been is locked, and she is suspected. Ellery hides Nikki in his apartment. Braun's body, sent for an autopsy, disappears and in its place is a life-sized statue of the dead man. Elley finds the body in a closet, the police prepare to send it downtown but someone drives off with the ambulance. Ellery, with Nikki, visits Braun's bedroom that night and discovers that a pet raven flies in and out taking items.
Black Friday (1940) as Orig scr
When his friend Professor Kingsely (Ridges) is at deaths door, brain surgeon Dr. Sovac (Karloff) saves his life by means of an illegal operation that transplants part of injured gangster Red Cannon's brain. Unfortunately, the operation has a disasterous Jeckll and Hyde side effect and under certain conditions the persona of Cannon emerges. Sovac soon learns of the duel personality and of half a million dollars the gangster has hidden away. He attempts to find the money through the manipulation of his friend, an attempt that brings Kingsley closer to madness as he alternates between a meek professor of english and a brutal gangster out for murderous revenge on those who tried to kill him.
Fugitive at Large (1939) as Screenwriter
Fugitive at Large (1939) as Original Story
Trapped in the Sky (1939) as Orig scr
Orphans of the Street (1938) as Screenwriter
The Lady in the Morgue (1938) as Screenwriter
Romance on the Run (1938) as Original Story
His Exciting Night (1938) as Contract Writer
Navy Blues (1937) as Orig scr
Jim Hanvey, Detective (1937) as Adaptation
The Wrong Road (1937) as Screenwriter
Happy Go Lucky (1936) as Original Story

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