Dorothy Davenport enjoyed great success as a director due to her unique perspective of the world. In 1910, she made her screen debut in the D.W. Griffith silent film "A Mohawk's Way." In 1923, she starred in "Human Wreckage," a drama dealing with drug addiction. Davenport founded her screenwriting career with "The Racing Strain" (1932). Following up in the thirties were credits like "The Road to Ruin" (1934). Later in her career, Davenport directed "Woman Condemned" (1934). Davenport's husband was Wallace Reid. Davenport passed away in October 1977 at the age of 82.