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Garnett Weston


B: June 27, 1890 in Toronto, Ontario
D: October, 1980 in British Columbia

Garnett Weston started writing titles for silent movies in 1927 with The Yankee Clipper. He went on to write stories, scenarios, and screenplay adaptations of novels and plays from 1929 through 1941. Probably best known for his story of the cult horror movie White Zombie (1932) starring Bela Lugosi, he also wrote or adapted the scripts for Supernatural (1933) starring Carole Lombard, The Ninth Guest (1934), The Old-Fashioned Way (1934) with W C Fields, the western Nevada (1935) with Buster Crabbe and the first sound film version of The Mill on the Floss (1936), and several entries in the Bulldog Drummond series. He left Hollywood in 1942 and moved with his wife and son to East Sooke on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. He continued to write novels and short stories throughout the 1940s and early 1950s. His last screenplay was the action flick Pony Soldier (1952) starring Tyrone Power. He published a book of poetry, Death Is a Private Affair in 1970. He died at home in 1980.

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The Yankee Clipper (1927)
The Romance of Seville (1929)
The Lady from the Sea (1929)
The Flying Scotsman (1929)
The American Prisoner (1929)

The Viking (1931)
White Zombie (1932)
Supernatural (1933)
The Ninth Guest (1934)
The Old Fashioned Way (1934)
Nevada (1935)
The Preview Murder Mystery (1936)
The Mill on the Floss (1936)
Partners in Crime (1937)
Daughter of Shanghai (1937)
Bulldog Drummond in Africa (1938)
Bulldog Drummond’s Secret Police (1939)
Bulldog Drummond’s Bride (1939)

Emergency Squad (1940
The Crooked Road (1940)
Opened by Mistake (1940)
The Great Train Robbery (1941)

Pony Soldier (1952)