Dorothy Farnum

Active - 1915 - 1935  |   Genres - Drama, Romance

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American screenwriter Dorothy Farnum was active from 1920 to 1935. Farnum was adept at transferring popular literary properties to the screen, as witness the silent versions of Tess of the D'Urbervilles and Beau Brummel. At MGM in the mid-to-late 1920s, she worked on Garbo's The Temptress and The Divine Woman. She spent her last professional years in England, once again adapting novels and plays for the screen: her final credits include Jew Suess (aka Power, 1934) and Lorna Doone (1935). Dorothy Farnum is listed in some sources as having acted in the 1930 MGM film Call of the Flesh, but the official credits acknowledge only her contribution to the screenplay.

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