Melville W. Brown

Active - 1919 - 1937  |   Born - Jan 1, 1888   |   Genres - Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Biography by Hal Erickson

A writer/actor/director on the legitimate stage and vaudeville, Melville W. Brown inaugurated his movie career as a performer in 1916. Within four years, Brown was directing comedy two-reelers and action films. He scripted two of the best silent efforts of director Clarence Brown (no relation), Smoldering Fires (1924) and The Goose Woman (1924). It was back to directing at RKO in 1929; his most famous (and least effective) effort at that studio was the Amos 'n' Andy vehicle Check and Double Check (1930). After several poverty-row quickies, Melville W. Brown headed to England in 1938 to helm his final picture, the musical oddity He Loved an Actress.

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