Waldemar Young


Screenwriter

About

Birth Place
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Born
July 01, 1878
Died
August 30, 1938
Cause of Death
Pneumonia

Biography

Waldemar Young was known for his creative screenwriting skills. Young earned a film writing career following such successful contributions to titles such as "Suds" (1920), "The Off-Shore Pirate" (1921) and the Lon Chaney crime feature "The Unholy Three" (1925). He also appeared in "The Black Bird" (1926), the Lon Chaney crime picture "The Unknown" (1927) and the crime flick "The Sho...

Family & Companions

Elizabeth Young
Wife

Biography

Waldemar Young was known for his creative screenwriting skills. Young earned a film writing career following such successful contributions to titles such as "Suds" (1920), "The Off-Shore Pirate" (1921) and the Lon Chaney crime feature "The Unholy Three" (1925). He also appeared in "The Black Bird" (1926), the Lon Chaney crime picture "The Unknown" (1927) and the crime flick "The Show" (1927) with John Gilbert. Toward the end of his career, Young wrote the horror flick "Island of Lost Souls" (1933) with Charles Laughton, the Claudette Colbert historical love story "Cleopatra" (1934) and the dramatic adaptation "Men in White" (1934) with Clark Gable. Young more recently wrote "Test Pilot" (1938). Young was Brigham Young's grandson. Young was married to Elizabeth Young. Young passed away in August 1938 at the age of 60.

Filmography

 

Writer (Feature Film)

Man-Proof (1938)
Screenwriter
Test Pilot (1938)
Screenwriter
The Plainsman (1937)
Screenwriter
Poppy (1936)
Screenwriter
Desire (1936)
Screenwriter
Rhythm on the Range (1936)
Contr to Screenplay const
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)
Screenwriter
Peter Ibbetson (1935)
Screenwriter
The Crusades (1935)
Screenwriter
Cleopatra (1934)
Screenwriter
Men in White (1934)
Screenwriter
A Bedtime Story (1933)
Screenwriter
Sinners in the Sun (1932)
Screenwriter
The Miracle Man (1932)
Adaptation
Island of Lost Souls (1932)
Adaptation
The Sign of the Cross (1932)
Screenwriter
Love Me Tonight (1932)
Screenwriter
The Miracle Man (1932)
Dial
Sky Bride (1932)
[Wrt] by
Penrod and Sam (1931)
Screenwriter
Compromised (1931)
Adaptation
Chances (1931)
Adaptation
The Girl of the Golden West (1930)
Screenwriter
Ladies Love Brutes (1930)
Adapted and dial
The Girl of the Golden West (1930)
Dial
Tide of Empire (1929)
Cont
Sally (1929)
Screenwriter
Sally (1929)
Dial
Where East Is East (1929)
Adaptation
The Trail of '98 (1929)
Cont
The Big City (1928)
Scen
West of Zanzibar (1928)
Scen
The Unknown (1927)
Scen
London After Midnight (1927)
Scen
The Show (1927)
Screenwriter
Women Love Diamonds (1927)
Scen
London After Midnight (Reconstruction) (1927)
Writer
The Flaming Forest (1926)
Scen
The Blackbird (1926)
Scen
The Mystic (1925)
Scen
The Unholy Three (1925)
Screenwriter
The Dixie Handicap (1925)
Adaptation
The Great Divide (1925)
Cont
Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall (1924)
Scen
Poisoned Paradise: The Forbidden Story of Monte Carlo (1924)
Scen
The Hill Billy (1924)
Titles
Poisoned Paradise (1924)
Screenwriter
You Can't Fool Your Wife (1923)
Scen
Java Head (1923)
Scen
Salomy Jane (1923)
Scen
You Can't Fool Your Wife (1923)
Story
Java Head (1923)
Adaptation
If You Believe It, It's So (1922)
Adaptation
Ebb Tide (1922)
Scen
A Prince There Was (1922)
Adaptation
Our Leading Citizen (1922)
Scen
Burning Sands (1922)
Adaptation
Ebb Tide (1922)
Adaptation
The Off-Shore Pirate (1921)
Adaptation
Experience (1921)
Scen
Cappy Ricks (1921)
Scen
The Girl in the Web (1920)
Scen
The Inferior Sex (1920)
Scen
Suds (1920)
Scen
The Spitfire of Seville (1919)
Scen
The Sundown Trail (1919)
Scen
The Unpainted Woman (1919)
Scen
A Taste of Life (1919)
Scen
Bonnie, Bonnie Lassie (1919)
Scen
Pretty Smooth (1919)
Scen
The Little White Savage (1919)
Scen
The Light of Victory (1919)
Scen
The Petal on the Current (1919)
Scen
The Fire Flingers (1919)
Scen
The Millionaire Pirate (1919)
Scen
New Love for Old (1918)
Scen
The Flash of Fate (1918)
Scen
Brace Up (1918)
Scen
Fast Company (1918)
Scen
Flirting with Death (1917)
Scen
The Clean-Up (1917)
Scen
A Stormy Knight (1917)
Scen
The Man Trap (1917)
Scen
The Clean-Up (1917)
Story
The High Sign (1917)
Scen
The Man Trap (1917)
Story
The Show Down (1917)
Scen
The Car of Chance (1917)
Scen
The Car of Chance (1917)
Story

Cast (Short)

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 1925 Studio Tour (1925)
Himself

Life Events

1917

Screenwriting debut

Videos

Movie Clip

Island Of Lost Souls (1932) - Are We Not Men? Accidental guest Parker (Richard Arlen) and Lota (Kathleen Burke), whom he doesn't know is an experimental animal-human hybrid, think they're escaping when they're waylaid by gangs of half-beasts (Bela Lugosi their leader), and Dr. Moreau (Charles Laughton) arrives to restore order, in Universal's Island Of Lost Souls, 1932.
Island Of Lost Souls (1932) - A Laughing Jackass Paul Hurst as Donahue has the unlucky assignment of escorting Ruth (Leila Hyams), come to find her fiancè Parker (Richard Arlen), on the south sea island where he’s been taken in by mad Dr. Moreau (Charles Laughton), knowing nothing as yet about his freaky man-beasts and “bio-anthropological research,” in Island Of Lost Souls, 1932.
Unholy Three, The (1925) - God's Gifted Genius Early scenes introducing two of the titular three, Hercules (Victor McLaglen) and Echo (Lon Chaney), at the carnival, their pickpocket friend Rosie (Mae Busch) working the crowd, in Tod Browning's original The Unholy Three, 1925.
Test Pilot (1938) - What's A Little Weather? Just after the opening, mechanic Gunner (Spencer Tracy) perhaps not surprised but annoyed to find his pilot pal Jim (Clark Gable) not resting up before the flight, though he bounces back to meet sponsor Drake (Lionel Barrymore) before take-off, in Victor Fleming's Test Pilot, 1938.
Test Pilot (1938) - I Forgot My Hat Leaving in a huff now that his plane's been fixed, cross-country test pilot Jim (Clark Gable) and Kansas local girl Ann (Myrna Loy) act like they don't care, his buddy Gunner (Spencer Tracy) offering consolation, in MGM's Test Pilot, 1938.
Island Of Lost Souls (1932) - You Lost A Man South Seas freighter Captain Davies (Stanley Fields) delivering his cargo of animals, contrives to drop off rescued Parker (Richard Allen), whom he dislikes, with his mysterious customer Dr. Moreau (Charles Laughton) and his strange looking crew, in Universal's Island Of Lost Souls, 1932.
Island Of Lost Souls (1932) - A Man Has Come From The Sea We're only just finding out what Dr. Moreau (Charles Laughton) is up to on his secret South Seas island, telling crony Montgomery (Arthur Hohl) why he wants his experimental part-ape female Lota (Kathleen Burke) to meet his new captive-guest Parker (Richard Arlen), in Island Of Lost Souls, 1932. from H.G. Wells' The Island Of Dr. Moreau
Island Of Lost Souls (1932) - Strange Looking Natives For now, scientist Moreau (Charles Laughton) is the polite host, forced by circumstances beyond his control to welcome shipwrecked Parker (Richard Arlen), to his private South Seas island, so his comments are circumspect, in Universal’s Island Of Lost Souls, 1932, from an H.G. Wells novel.
Plainsman, The (1936) - Ain't Another Corpse Maker Like Him! Famous and relatively gritty scene from producer-director C.B. DeMille, Wild Bill Hickock (Gary Cooper) intervenes in a riverboat poker game in which his newly married and ingenuous friend Buffalo Bill Cody (James Ellison) is being had by a fancy gambler (Francis McDonald), in The Plainsman, 1936.
Plainsman, The (1936) - Has She Tamed You Yet? We haven’t learned the name yet of Gary Cooper, in St. Louis with a kid (George Ernest), whom he’s shown his watch-case photo of Jean Arthur, and told tales about Buffalo Bill (James Ellison), whom we soon learn is his pal, with his new wife (Helen Burgess), and we meet McCall (Porter Hall), C.B. DeMille at the helm, early in The Plainsman, 1936.
Plainsman, The (1936) - That's Just What I Told Custer Buffalo Bill Cody (James Ellison) and wife (Helen Burgess), who plan to open a hotel, in Kansas with new friend Calamity Jane (Jean Arthur) when her erstwhile boyfriend Wild Bill Hickock (Gary Cooper) appears, making a case on behalf of General Custer, and planning his own risky mission, in C.B. DeMille’s The Plainsman, 1936.
Plainsman, The (1936) - I Didn't Know You Could Read Director C.B. DeMille reveals that Calamity Jane (Jean Arthur) has a pretty spiky thing with boyfriend Wild Bill Hickock (Gary Cooper) as the riverboat carrying him, pal Buffalo Bill (James Ellison) and his new wife, along with gun-runner Lattimer (Charles Bickford), arrives Leavenworth, KS, in The Plainsman, 1936.

Family

Brigham Young
Grandfather

Companions

Elizabeth Young
Wife

Bibliography