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Melville Brown possessed a strong directorial eye, and consequently, he found a career as a director. A screenwriter for film, Brown's best work was often considered to include "Fashionable Fakers" (1923), "Smouldering Fires" (1924) and "The Rose of Paris" (1924). He also appeared in "Where Was I?" (1925). He continued to work in film in the twenties and the thirties, directing motion pictures like "13 Washington Square" (1928), "Red Lips" (1928) and "Geraldine" (1929). He also appeared in the comedy "Check and Double Check" (1930) with Freeman F Gosden and "Lovin' the Ladies" (1930). Nearing the end of his career, Brown directed "Behind Office Doors" (1931), "Fanny Foley Herself" (1931) and "White Shoulders" (1931). He also appeared in "Lost in the Stratosphere" (1934) and "The Nut Farm" (1935). Brown more recently directed "He Loved an Actress" (1938). Brown passed away in January 1938 at the age of 51.

Melville Brown possessed a strong directorial eye, and consequently, he found a career as a director. A screenwriter for film, Brown's best work was often considered to include "Fashionable Fakers" (1923), "Smouldering Fires" (1924) and "The Rose of Paris" (1924). He also appeared in "Where Was I?" (1925). He continued to work in film in the twenties and the thirties, directing motion pictures like "13 Washington Square" (1928), "Red Lips" (1928) and "Geraldine" (1929). He also appeared in the comedy "Check and Double Check" (1930) with Freeman F Gosden and "Lovin' the Ladies" (1930). Nearing the end of his career, Brown directed "Behind Office Doors" (1931), "Fanny Foley Herself" (1931) and "White Shoulders" (1931). He also appeared in "Lost in the Stratosphere" (1934) and "The Nut Farm" (1935). Brown more recently directed "He Loved an Actress" (1938). Brown passed away in January 1938 at the age of 51.

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DIRECTOR:

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  He Loved an Actress (1938) Director
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  Head Office (1936) Director
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  Champagne for Breakfast (1935) Director
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  Spring Tonic (1935) Director
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  The Nut Farm (1935) Director
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  Forced Landing (1935) Director
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  Redhead (1934) Director
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  Fanny Foley Herself (1931) Director
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  Behind Office Doors (1931) Director

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 Terror in the City (1966) Truckdriver
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Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever: 1901-2006

B: March 10, 1887 Portland, OR,
D: January 31, 1938 Hollywood, CA
Actor, director and writer for the stage and vaudeville, Brown started his movie career in 1916 and by 1918 was directing comedies and action films. Brown worked with director Clarence Brown on two successful films and moved to RKO to direct in 1929. After a number of low budget quickie films, Brown moved to England in 1938 to direct his final film, "He Loved an Actress."

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