Even during the silent era, American screenwriter Al Martin confined his activities to the low-budget endeavors of Hollywood's "Poverty Row." In the early 1930s, Martin worked at Mascot, the precursor to Republic pictures, collaborating on such features as Crimson Romance (1934) and such serials as Burn 'Em Up Barnes (1935). One of his more memorable credits was Rogue's Tavern (1935),an atmospheric melodrama by Puritan Pictures. In the 1940s, Martin wrote for Monogram, Hal Roach, Paramount, and Columbia, and also contributed the jocular narration for the silent-film compilations Gaslight Follies (1945), one of producer Joseph E. Levine's earliest efforts. Still laboring away in the "B"-flick field into the late 1950s, Al Martin worked on such seven-day wonders as Roger Corman's Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957) and the Bowery Boys' In the Money (1958).