After working in Hollywood in various capacities for nearly four years, Scott R. Dunlap was given his first opportunity to direct in 1919. The bulk of Dunlap's output in the 1920s consisted of Westerns, a genre in which he'd continue to specialize in the talkie era. In the early 1930s, he briefly put his creative urges aside to become a talent agent, but by the end of the decade he was on the producers' staff at Monogram Pictures. Because Scott R. Dunlap's productions were on a far higher level of quality and technical expertise than most Monogram features, he was generally assigned to supervise the initial installments of the studio's various series -- Charlie Chan, the Cisco Kid, et. al. -- in order to persuade first-time exhibitors to pick up the rest of the Monogram manifest.