Victor McLeod

Active - 1940 - 1947  |   Born - Aug 2, 1903   |   Died - Dec 12, 1972   |   Genres - Western, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Musical

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A graduate of the University of Nebraska, Victor McLeod was a radio and magazine essayist prior to entering films as a cartoonist for Walter Lantz in 1935. The road from animated short subjects to action serials was short indeed and McLeod went on to co-write two of Columbia Pictures' better chapterplays, Batman (1943) and The Phantom (1943). He penned scripts for Columbia's B-movie divisions as well, notably Little Miss Broadway (1948), a low-budget Sam Katzman musical starring Jean Porter, wife of director Edward Dmytryk, and for which McLeod even co-wrote (with Betty Wright and Frank Karger) a theme song of sorts, "Judy and Dick." He ended his show-business career in early television, producing and writing the anthology series Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (1948).