Arthur F. Statter

Active - 1921 - 1928  |   Genres - Western, Drama

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Despite hailing from the United Kingdom, silent screen scenario writer Arthur F. Statter specialized in Westerns. Educated in England and at Cornell University in New York State, Statter became a newspaperman and was for a while an assistant secretary in the Theodore Roosevelt administration. A scenario writer for Triangle and Universal in the 1910s, Statter was very prolific in the 1920s, penning Lon Chaney's The Shock (1923) and While the City Sleeps (1928) , as well as quite a few of Hoot Gibson's better Westerns, including Step On It (1922), Trimmed (1926), Galloping Fury (1927), and The Danger Rider (1928). He retired at the advent of sound.