Perley Poore Sheehan

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Perley Poore Sheehan (7 June 1875 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States – 30 September 1943 in Sierra Madre, California, United States) was an American film writer, novelist and film director. He was once married to Virginia Point (1902-unknown). Sheehan also wrote detective and adventure fiction for the pulp magazines. [1] Sheehan wrote two fantasy novels, The Abyss of Wonders (1915), about a lost civilisation in the Gobi Desert, and The Red Road to Shamballah (1932-1933) about a hero with a Tibetan magic sword. [2]


Filmography as a film writer[edit]

(note: most of manuscripts below are movies, which are based on his novels.)

Filmography as a film director[edit]


  • Efficiency (with Robert H. Davis) (1917). This may have been developed from the playscript published by Sheehan and Robert H Davis in The Strand Magazine in 1917, 'Blood and Iron'.


Sheehan's "Phyllis of Fountain Square" was the cover story in the November 1916 issue of The Argosy
  • Seer (1912)
  • The Prophet (1912)
  • We are French! (with Robert H. Davis) (1914)
  • The Abyss of Wonders (1915) [reprinted by Murania Press]
  • Those Who Walk in Darkness (1917) [reprinted by Fiction House Press]
  • Passport invisible (1918)
  • The One Gift (1920)
  • House with a Bad Name (1920) [reprinted by Fiction House Press]
  • The Whispering Chorus (1928)
  • King Arthur (Chapbook) (1936)
  • Heidi (Chapbook) (1936)
  • Lola Montez, her pagan majesty, or, Queen errant (1936)
  • Blennerhassett (Chapbook) (1937)

Short Stories Collections[edit]


  1. ^ Ed Hulse, The Blood 'n' Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction Murania Press, 2018. ISBN 978-1726443463. (pp.130-131).
  2. ^ Gene Christie, The People of the Pit, and other early horrors from the Munsey pulps. Normal, IL : Black Dog Books, 2010. (p.202)

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