Anthony Coldeway

Active - 1919 - 1947  |   Genres - Drama, Western, Action, Crime, Comedy

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Biography by Hal Erickson

A screenwriter from 1921, Anthony Coldeway spent a good portion of the silent era at up-and-coming Warner Bros. Studios. In 1928, the American-born Coldeway was among the first Hollywood writers to earn an Academy Award nomination (for Glorious Betsy). After collaborating on the 1929 flop Noah's Ark, he had trouble finding work for a few years. He returned to Warners in the mid-1930s, hacking away in the studio's "B" unit; his credits include Ronald Reagan's lively "Brass Bancroft" programmers. Anthony Coldeway ran the gamut of genres during the 1940s, trying his hand at everything from horror-melodrama (The Hidden Hand) to gangster flicks (Lady Scarface) to budget westerns (Marshal of Reno).

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