Stuart Walker (filmmaker)
Stuart Walker in 1919
Stuart Armstrong Walker
March 4, 1888
|Died||March 14, 1941 (aged 53)|
|Cause of death||Heart attack|
|Alma mater||University of Cincinnati|
Stuart Armstrong Walker (March 4, 1888 - March 13, 1941) was an American producer and director in theatre and motion pictures.
Stuart Walker was born March 4, 1888, in Augusta, Kentucky, the son of Cliff Stuart Walker and Matilda Taliaferro Armstrong Walker. After attending public school in Cincinnati and graduating from the University of Cincinnati, he went to work for David Belasco and made his debut as an actor in 1909. He became a play reader for Belasco, and directed plays including The Governor's Lady (1912). In 1914 Walker joined Jessie Bonstelle as a director in Detroit and Buffalo.
In 1915, Walker organized the Portmanteau Theatre, an independent repertory theatre company. He produced seasons in Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dayton, Indianapolis, Louisville and New York City. He staged the first dramatization of Booth Tarkington's bestselling novel Seventeen, presented on Broadway in 1918 starring Gregory Kelly and his future wife, newcomer Ruth Gordon.
Walker's repertory company was active throughout the 1920s. Its credits include the first American performance of Alberto Casella's supernatural drama Death Takes a Holiday, adapted by Walter Ferris, in 1929.
In 1930, Walker became a screenwriter in Hollywood, and served as dialogue director on films including Brothers and The Last of the Lone Wolf. He directed his first feature film the following year, and in 1936 he became a producer for Paramount Pictures.
|1931||The Secret Call|||
|1931||The False Madonna|||
|1932||The Misleading Lady|||
|1932||Evenings for Sale|||
|1932||Tonight Is Ours|||
|1933||The Eagle and the Hawk|||
|1934||Romance in the Rain|||
|1935||The Mystery of Edwin Drood|||
|1935||Werewolf of London|||
|1937||Bulldog Drummond Escapes||Associate producer, uncredited|
|1937||Sophie Lang Goes West||Uncredited|
|1937||Bulldog Drummond Comes Back||Uncredited|
|1938||Bulldog Drummond's Revenge||Uncredited|
|1938||Bulldog Drummond's Peril||Uncredited|
|1938||Hunted Men||Associate producer, uncredited|
|1938||Prison Farm||Associate producer, uncredited|
|1938||Sons of the Legion||Associate producer, uncredited|
|1938||Arrest Bulldog Drummond|||
|1939||King of Chinatown||Associate producer, uncredited|
|1939||Bulldog Drummond's Bride||Associate producer|
|1940||Emergency Squad||Associate producer, uncredited|
|1940||Seventeen||Associate producer, uncredited; screenwriter|
|1940||Opened by Mistake||Associate producer, uncredited|
- "Stuart Walker, 53, Producer, Is Dead". The New York Times. March 14, 1941. Retrieved 2017-05-20.
- "Seventeen". Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved 2017-05-20.
- "Walker Company Opening". The Indianapolis News. Indiana, Indianapolis. April 28, 1928. p. 9. Retrieved June 6, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Gossip of the Rialto". The New York Times. May 26, 1929. Retrieved 2017-08-26.
- "Stuart Walker". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Retrieved 2017-05-20.
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