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Frank Gruber

Frank Gruber



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Born: February 2, 1904 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: Writer ...


Cast (feature film)

Town Tamer (1965) as
A lawyer, avenging his wife''s death, corrals the lawless in western towns.

Writer (feature film)

White Comanche (1968)
Twin half-breeds clash when one sides with settlers and the other with the Indians.
Arizona Raiders (1965) as Story
Audie Murphy and Ben Cooper portray the captured Quantrill Raiders in this historical saga. They are offered full amnesty by the Union if they join the newly organized Arizona Raiders and help end Quantrill's bloody run through the territory.
Town Tamer (1965) as Screenwriter
A lawyer, avenging his wife''s death, corrals the lawless in western towns.
Twenty Plus Two (1961) as Screenwriter
When a Hollywood secretary is found murdered, a detective is hired to investigate the murder.
The Big Land (1957) as From the novel by
A cattleman tries to convince a group of farmers to build a small town as a railroad link.
Rage at Dawn (1955) as Story
Terrorizing 1866 Indiana, the Reno brothers gang uses the town of Seymour as a safe haven, paying off three crooked town officials. Sent in to clean up the gang is Peterson Detective Agency operative James Barlow, who poses as an outlaw to gain the confidence of the officials and the thick-headed brothers. Complicating matters are Barlow's feelings for the Reno sister, Laura, who reluctantly keeps house for the boys out of family loyalty. Events heat up and rage surfaces as Barlow sets up the gang in a dawn train robbery.
Pony Express (1953) as Based on a Story by
Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill Hickcok fight to create a pony express route in California.
Flaming Feather (1952) as Additional Dialogue
Sterling Hayden, Forrest Tucker, Barbara Rush, Arleen Whelan, Carol Thurston, Edgar Buchanan, Victor Jory, Richard Arlen, and Ian MacDonald as Tombstone Jack. An outlaw with a secret motive poses as a wealthy landowner and leads a band of renegade Indians against rancher Sterling Hayden and cavalry officer Forrest Tucker.
Denver & Rio Grande (1952) as Story and Screenplay
Edmund O'Brien and his team of railroading men try to build a rail line through a mountain pass, while a group of less scrupulous construction workers sabotage the entire operation in the hopes that they can get their tracks laid first and get the money from the railroad.
Hurricane Smith (1952) as Screenwriter
Hurricane Smith and his marooned sailors escape from a South Seas island by stealing the ship of Capt. Raikes who's come to the island in search of slaves. Smith sails the ship to Australia where he charters it to Harry Gorvahlsen and Dr. Whitmore who claim to be studying flora and fauna. To fill out his crew, Smith "shanghais" Capt. Raikes who, by this time, has also made his way to Australia. During the course of the voyage, it becomes clear that Gorvahlsen and Whitmore are actually in search of a cache of gold that's been hidden on a South Seas island. Smith also seeks this gold, which he considers his own, as does Capt. Raikes. Complicating this 3-way rivalry is a growing shipboard romance between Smith and Dr. Whitmore's beautiful daughter, Luana. Events reach a violent climax when the treasure-island is finally reached.
Silver City (1951) as Screenwriter
The Texas Rangers (1951) as Story
The head of the Texas Ranger enlists two convicts to track an outlaw band.
The Great Missouri Raid (1951) as Story and Screenplay
Warpath (1951) as Story and Screenplay
A man sets out on a mission of vengeance against three bank robbers responsible for the death of his fiancee and becomes involved in an Indian ambush.
Dakota Lil (1950) as Based upon a story by
The Cariboo Trail (1950) as Screenwriter
A cattleman fights to establish a ranch in the middle of gold country.
Fighting Man of the Plains (1949) as Screenwriter
A former bandit enlists Jesse James to help him clean up a Kansas town.
The Challenge (1948) as Screenwriter
Bulldog Drummond at Bay (1947) as Screenwriter
When thieves rob his country estate, Bulldog Drummond┬┐s investigation uncovers a deadly jewel heist.
Sherlock Holmes in Dressed to Kill (1946) as Adaptation
Sherlock Holmes sets out to find why people are killing each other over a seemingly inexpensive music box.
Dressed to Kill (1946) as Adaptation
A convicted thief in Dartmoor prison hides the location of the stolen Bank of England printing plates inside three music boxes. When the innocent purchasers of the boxes start to be murdered, Holmes and Watson investigate.
Accomplice (1946) as Screenwriter
Private detective Simon Lash (Richard Arlen) and his assistant Eddie Slocum (Tom Dugan) are hired by Joyce Bonniwell (Veda Ann Borg) to find her missing husband Jim Bonniwell (Edward Earle.) They learn from Mr. Springer (Herbert Rawlinson), president of the bank where Bonniwell worked, that a woman named Evelyn Price (Marjorie Manners) is mixed up in the case. Following up on a call from Sheriff Rucker (Archie Twitchell as Michael Branden), Joyce and Simon go to Palmdale and Joyce identifies the body of a murdered man as her husband. Simon, following up the lead of the mysterious woman, goes to Mesa, New Mexico and finds the mystery woman to be Joyce and her husband very much alive.
In Old Sacramento (1946) as Adaptation
Dashing Johnny Barrett has a secret identity: Spanish Jack, the masked bandit. Always one step ahead of the law, Barrett effortlessly balances his double life--robbing by night, romancing by day and always with a smile. But when the woman he loves begins to suspect him and the young man he befriends is arrested for being him, it's time for Johnny to rethink his priorities.
The French Key (1946) as Screenwriter
Terror by Night (1946) as Screenwriter
Sherlock Holmes signs on to protect a priceless diamond from jewel thieves.
Johnny Angel (1945) as Adaptation
A sailor sets out to solve his father's murder.
The Mask of Dimitrios (1944) as Screenwriter
A meek novelist investigates the mysterious death of a notorious scoundrel.
Northern Pursuit (1943) as Screenwriter
A Mountie tracks a downed Nazi flyer through the Canadian wilderness.

Producer (feature film)

Twenty Plus Two (1961) as Producer
When a Hollywood secretary is found murdered, a detective is hired to investigate the murder.

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