Byron Morgan


About

Died
February 13, 2008
Cause of Death
Pulmonary Failure

Biography

Byron Morgan's talent for screenwriting gave him a Hollywood career. Morgan built a career in film writing for himself after such credits on "The Racing Strain" (1918), "Across the Continent" (1922) and "Sporting Youth" (1924). He also appeared in "California Straight Ahead" (1925), "One Minute to Play" (1926) and "The Palm Beach Girl" (1926). In the latter half of his career, Mor...

Biography

Byron Morgan's talent for screenwriting gave him a Hollywood career. Morgan built a career in film writing for himself after such credits on "The Racing Strain" (1918), "Across the Continent" (1922) and "Sporting Youth" (1924). He also appeared in "California Straight Ahead" (1925), "One Minute to Play" (1926) and "The Palm Beach Girl" (1926). In the latter half of his career, Morgan wrote "Hell in the Heavens" (1934), "It's in the Air" (1935) and "The Sky Parade" (1936). He also appeared in the Bert Wheelre crime adaptation "High Flyers" (1937) and "The Kid From Texas" (1939). Morgan last acted in the Glenn Ford drama "Gallant Journey" (1946). Morgan passed away in February 2008 at the age of 119.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Five Star Final (1931)
Dialogue Director

Cast (Feature Film)

The Hucksters (1947)
Radio soundman
Gallant Journey (1946)
John Logan

Writer (Feature Film)

Gallant Journey (1946)
Original Screenplay
Wings for the Eagle (1942)
Original Screenplay
Danger Flight (1939)
Screenwriter
Burn 'Em Up O'Connor (1939)
Screenwriter
The Kid from Texas (1939)
Original Story
High Flyers (1937)
Screenwriter
The Sky Parade (1936)
Screenwriter
It's in the Air (1935)
Original story and Screenplay
This Is the Life (1935)
Contr to trmt
Stolen Harmony (1935)
Contr to trmt
Hell in the Heavens (1934)
Screenwriter
Come On Marines! (1934)
Adapted and Screenplay
The Band Plays On (1934)
Story
Flying Devils (1933)
Screenwriter
Sons of the Desert (1933)
Cont
Fast Life (1932)
Screenwriter
The Ruling Voice (1931)
Screenwriter
The Last Flight (1931)
Cont
Way Out West (1930)
Story
Way Out West (1930)
Cont
Thunder (1929)
Scen
It's a Great Life (1929)
Story
All at Sea (1929)
Scen
Speedway (1929)
Story
All at Sea (1929)
Story
Thunder (1929)
Story
Speedway (1929)
Adaptation
The Smart Set (1928)
Scen
Thanks for the Buggy Ride (1928)
Story
The Smart Set (1928)
Story
Rookies (1927)
Story
A Racing Romeo (1927)
Story
The Fair Co-ed (1927)
Adaptation
California or Bust (1927)
Story
A Racing Romeo (1927)
Cont
The Fair Co-ed (1927)
Cont
Rookies (1927)
Cont
California or Bust (1927)
Cont
Wings (1927)
Story ideas
One Minute to Play (1926)
Story
One Minute to Play (1926)
Cont
Fascinating Youth (1926)
Story
The Palm Beach Girl (1926)
Story
The Pace That Thrills (1925)
Story
Lucky Devil (1925)
Story
California Straight Ahead (1925)
Scen
Sporting Youth (1924)
Story
Code of the Sea (1924)
Story
Flaming Barriers (1924)
Story
Skid Proof (1923)
Story
Racing Hearts (1923)
Story
Across the Continent (1922)
Scen
Across the Continent (1922)
Story
Too Much Speed (1921)
Scen
The Hell Diggers (1921)
Scen
What's Your Hurry? (1920)
Scen

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

High Flyers (1937) - You Need A Hobby Horace Opening with and RKO budget and aesthetic probably not suitable for MGM, a song by Dave Dreyer and Herman Ruby (the credited choreographer is Eduardo Cansino, Rita Hayworth's dad), introducing Jack Carson and Marjorie Lord, then Margaret Dumont and Paul Harvey, then third-billed Lupe Velez, in the Wheeler & Woolsey vehicle High Flyers, 1937.
Five Star Final (1931) - I Thought I Was Cynical Editor Randall (Edward G. Robinson) with sleazy reporter Isopod (Boris Karloff), sexpot new gal Kitty (Ona Munson) and world-weary secretary Miss Taylor (Aline MacMahon), launching a cruel exposè, in Five Star Final, 1931.
Five Star Final (1931) - Love Under The Sea Two hacks (James Donlan, James P. Burtis) are griping in a speak, joined by enterprising Ziggy (George E. Stone) who’s come to consult the leading man, Edward G. Robinson as editor Randall, who has a thing about hand-washing, early in Five Star Final, 1931.
Gallant Journey (1946) - The Only Way Down Santa Clara, California, 1905, inventor John Montgomery (Glenn Ford), medically precluded from flying, launches pal Dan (Jimmy Lloyd) on a test flight, girlfriend Regina (Janet Blair) and sponsor Father Kenton (Arthur Shields) cheering, in the William A. Wellman bio-pic Gallant Journey, 1946.
Gallant Journey (1946) - No Pantywaist Geezer Jim (Charlie Ruggles) regales local youth about little known California aviation pioneer John J. Montgomery (Glenn Ford, introduced in flashback), also smitten Regina (Janet Blair) and crusty dad (Willard Robertson), in William A. Wellman's bio-pic Gallant Journey, 1946.

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