Luther Reed

Active - 1918 - 1935  |   Born - Jul 14, 1888   |   Genres - Comedy, Romance, Musical, Drama

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Before becoming a filmmaker and screenwriter, Luther Reed graduated from Columbia University; he then worked as a journalist and a music and theater critic for the New York Herald. In 1916, Reed became a screenwriter for Lasky; following service in WWI, he began writing for Metro, Ince, and for Cosmopolitan Pictures (the company created by William Randolph Hearst to make films for his lifelong mistress, Marion Davies); while with Cosmopolitan, Reed wrote several scripts for Davies' vehicles. In 1925, he began working as a screenwriter for Paramount; that year, he turned to directing. He continued to be a fairly successful director of late silent films and early talkies, but by the time sound films became the norm, Reed had faded into obscurity.

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