Fred K. Myton

Active - 1916 - 1952  |   Genres - Western, Action, Drama, Adventure, Crime

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Biography by Hal Erickson

This American screenwriter was usually billed under his full name of Frederick Kennedy Myton. Active from 1916, Myton scripted such melodramas as Silk-Lined Burglar (1918), The Deadlier Sex (1919), Forbidden Cargo (1925), and Isle of Lost Ships (1929). During the 1930s, he turned out scores of Westerns, including the black-oriented Herb Jeffries starrer Harlem on the Prairie (1937). He landed at low-budget PRC Pictures in 1940, where he worked on scripts of such low-budget horrors Dead Men Walk, The Mad Monster, and The Black Raven. Fred Myton remained active until 1952.

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