Houston Branch


Biography

Filmography

 

Writer (Feature Film)

Sierra Baron (1958)
Screenwriter
The Wayward Girl (1957)
Writer
Congo Crossing (1956)
Based on a Story by
A Strange Adventure (1956)
Writer
The Fighting Chance (1955)
Screenwriter
City of Shadows (1955)
Screenwriter
Sweethearts on Parade (1953)
Writer
Bal Tabarin (1952)
Screenwriter
Untamed Frontier (1952)
Story
Wild Harvest (1947)
Story
Girls of the Big House (1945)
Original Screenplay
Women in Bondage (1944)
Screenwriter
Block Busters (1944)
Original story and Screenplay
Belle of the Yukon (1944)
Story
Klondike Kate (1943)
Story
Headin' for God's Country (1943)
Original Story
Headin' for God's Country (1943)
Screenwriter
The Pittsburgh Kid (1941)
Screenwriter
The Blonde from Singapore (1941)
Story
Mystery Ship (1941)
Screenwriter
Mr. Wong, Detective (1938)
Screenwriter
Men in Exile (1937)
Story
The Trigger Trio (1937)
Original Story
Public Wedding (1937)
Original Screenplay
Public Wedding (1937)
Story
Wallaby Jim of the Islands (1937)
Screenplay and Adapted
North of Nome (1936)
Original Story
Don't Get Personal (1936)
Contr to Screenplay const
Yellowstone (1936)
Screenwriter
Music Is Magic (1935)
Contr to Screenplay const
She Had to Choose (1934)
Adaptation
West of Singapore (1933)
Story
The Silk Express (1933)
Screenwriter
Emergency Call (1933)
Screenwriter
The Silk Express (1933)
Story
Hard to Handle (1933)
Original Story
Flaming Gold (1933)
Story
The Match King (1932)
Screenwriter
Alias the Doctor (1932)
Adaptation
Tiger Shark (1932)
Story
The Heart of New York (1932)
Adapted and dial
Safe in Hell (1931)
Screenwriter
Manhattan Parade (1931)
Adaptation
I Like Your Nerve (1931)
Adaptation
Captain of the Guard (1930)
Story
Sioux Blood (1929)
Adaptation
Shanghai Lady (1929)
Scen
Shanghai Lady (1929)
Dial
Square Shoulders (1929)
Story
Ladies of the Night Club (1928)
Cont
Once and Forever (1927)
Scen
Once and Forever (1927)
Story

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Hard To Handle (1933) - It Ain't Humanely Possible Joining director Mervyn LeRoy’s breakneck opening, Allen Jenkins the MC at an outrageous Hollywood dance marathon, the last two couples standing are (second-billed) Mary Brian with Matt McHugh and Sterling Holloway with Mary Doran, before we meet the promoter, above-the-title billed James Cagney as Lefty, in Warner Bros.’ Hard To Handle, 1933.
Hard To Handle (1933) - The Public Is Like A Cow All pace in the first scene for star James Cagney as Hollywood PR man Lefty, backstage at his dance marathon contest, scheming with his pretty distracted partner Mac (John Sheehan), in Hard To Handle, 1933, story by Houston Branch, screenplay by Bob Lord and Wilson Mizner.
Hard To Handle (1933) - Your Mother Doesn't Own A Gun, Does She? Hollywood widow landlady Ruth Donnelly is looking to scam a furniture buyer (William H. Strauss) while her daughter Ruth (Mary Brian) is still soaking her feet, after winning a dance marathon, with some help from her promoter boyfriend Lefty (James Cagney), who was himself robbed of the prize she was supposed to get, in Hard To Handle, 1933.
Match King, The (1932) - Give Me A Match Slick opening setting out the world-wide import of events depicted, then credits, then the introduction of Warren William as immigrant "Paul Kroll," modeled on the infamous swindler Ivar Kreuger, in Warner Bros.' The Match King, 1932.
Match King, The (1932) - The Woman In White For now high-flying swindler Paul (Warren William) at a plush Stockholm restaurant, working up to disappointing girlfriend Ilse (Claire Dodd), when he spies the de-facto leading lady, Lily Damita, as "Marta Molnar," in The Match King, 1932.
Safe In Hell (1931) - Why You Dirty Little... Sailor boyfriend Carl (Donald Cook) has unexpectedly returned to Gilda (Dorothy Mackaill), who's forced to admit what she's been up to, early in William A. Wellman's Safe In Hell, 1931.
Safe In Hell (1931) - Show Him A Good Time Following a quick opening establishing New Orleans, call girl Gilda (Dorothy Mackaill) is surprised to find the client is ex-beau Piet (Ralf Harolde), who led her astray, in William A. Wellman's pre-code sizzler Safe In Hell, 1931.

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