Arthur Hoerl

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Arthur Hoerl
Born (1891-12-17)December 17, 1891
New York, New York
Died February 6, 1968(1968-02-06) (aged 76)
Hollywood, California
Occupation Screenwriter
film director
Years active 1921–1968

Arthur Hoerl (December 17, 1891 – February 6, 1968) was an American screenwriter and film director.

Early years[edit]

Hoerl was born in New York, son of Louis Hoerl, a German immigrant silver polisher, and Teresa Hoerl. Arthur completed three years of high school, according to the 1940 US Census.

Film career[edit]

He wrote for 150 films between 1921 and 1968. One of his most well known credits is co-writer for the film Tell Your Children (1936) which is now known as Reefer Madness. For Broadway, 1932, he wrote the play A Few Wild Oats.[1] He also directed four films between 1932 and 1934.


Hoerl died in Hollywood, California.

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ BROOKS ATKINSON. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 25 Mar 1932: 22

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