Rian James

Active - 1932 - 1947  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Musical, Crime, Romance

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Writer/director Rian James came to Hollywood in 1932 to adapt his novel Love is a Racket to the screen. Thereafter, James trafficked in racy crime yarns and mysteries at Fox, Warner Bros., Paramount and Hal Roach. In 1946, he ventured to Mexico to script La Otra, wherein Dolores Del Rio played good and bad twins; the film was remade in 1964 as Dead Ringer, with Bette Davis. In addition, Rian James turned director for a 1933 Charles "Buddy" Rogers vehicle, Best of Enemies.

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