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Arthur DeWitt Ripley (January 12, 1897 – February 13, 1961) was an American film screenwriter, editor, producer and director. In 1923, he joined the Mack Sennett studio as a comedy writer. In the 1920s, he worked closely with Frank Capra churning out screenplays for many movies. After breaking with Capra and the Sennett studio, Ripley again returned to being a gag-writer, screenwriter, and occasional director, making short films with such comedians as W. C. Fields and Edgar Kennedy. His directorial work in the 1940s, Voice in the Wind (1944) and The Chase (1946), were both critical successes, but neither film were boxoffice hits.

Ripley entered the world of academia, helping to establish the Film Center at U.C.L.A. while also working occasionally on TV. Ripley returned to directing one more time, at the request of Robert Mitchum, for Thunder Road (1958) before returning to U.C.L.A. and working until his death in 1961.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Arthur DeWitt Ripley (January 12, 1897 – February 13, 1961) was an American film screenwriter, editor, producer and director. In 1923, he joined the Mack Sennett studio as a comedy writer. In the 1920s, he worked closely with Frank Capra churning out screenplays for many movies. After breaking with Capra and the Sennett studio, Ripley again returned to being a gag-writer, screenwriter, and occasional director, making short films with such comedians as W. C. Fields and Edgar Kennedy. His directorial work in the 1940s, Voice in the Wind (1944) and The Chase (1946), were both critical successes, but neither film were boxoffice hits.

Ripley entered the world of academia, helping to establish the Film Center at U.C.L.A. while also working occasionally on TV. Ripley returned to directing one more time, at the request of Robert Mitchum, for Thunder Road (1958) before returning to U.C.L.A. and working until his death in 1961.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 34

Birthday 1897-01-12

Day of Death 1961-02-13

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

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Also Known As

  • Arthur D. Ripley

Directing TV ShowsMovies

1958 Thunder RoadDirector
1949 Siren of AtlantisDirector
1946 The ChaseDirector
1944 Voice in the WindDirector
1942 Prisoner of JapanDirector
1938 I Met My Love AgainDirector
1936 How to Train a DogDirector
1936 How to BehaveDirector
1936 Will PowerDirector
1936 GasoloonsDirector
1935 In Love at 40Director
1935 Edgar HamletDirector
1935 The Leather NeckerDirector
1934 ShiversDirector
1934 In the Dog HouseDirector
1934 Counsel on De FenceDirector
1933 The Barber ShopDirector
1933 The PharmacistDirector
1928 Heart TroubleDirector
1926 Hooked at the AltarDirector
1920 Alias Jimmy ValentineDirector

Writing

1944 Voice in the WindOriginal Story
1943 Hold Your TemperWriter
1942 Prisoner of JapanScreenplay
1939 Everybody's HobbyDialogue
1939 WaterfrontScreenplay
1930 The BlufferScreenplay
1928 The ChaserStory
1927 FiddlesticksStory
1927 Three's a CrowdStory
1927 Long PantsStory
1926 The Strong ManWriter
1926 Saturday AfternoonStory
1925 His Marriage WowScreenplay
1924 A Lady of QualityAdaptation

Editing

1926 The Strong ManEditor
1922 Foolish WivesEditor

Production

1958 Thunder RoadProducer

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