Beulah Marie Dix

Active - 1917 - 1931  |   Born - Jan 24, 1876   |   Died - Sep 25, 1970   |   Genres - Drama, Mystery, Crime

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One of the silent era's legendary female screenwriters, Beulah Marie Dix was also an author of children's books, a playwright (The Road to Yesterday), and a novelist (Across the Border). Mainly associated with Famous Players-Lasky (Paramount), Dix adapted such works as The Squaw Man (1918), The Affairs of Anatol (1921), The Spanish Dancer (1923), her own The Road to Yesterday (1925), and Trent's Last Case (1929), all of them major motion pictures of the day. Although she retired from screenwriting at the changeover to sound, Dix's play Sucker was filmed twice, in 1933 as The Life of Jimmy Dolan and in 1939 as They Made Me a Criminal. Dix's career was later profiled in Evelyn F. Scott's 1972 book Hollywood When Silents Were Golden.

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