W. Scott Darling

Active - 1922 - 1952  |   Born - May 28, 1898   |   Died - Oct 29, 1951   |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Action

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Screenwriter W. Scott Darling had several humorous magazine articles to his credit when he signed on at the Christie comedy studios in 1918. Darling spent the 1920s writing and directing two-reelers for Christie and Universal. He kicked off the 1930s by becoming a charter member of the Screen Actors Guild; he went on to churn out scripts for Hollywood productions both big and small, and even found time for one last directorial effort, the 1934 British quickie Without You. Dividing his time between 20th Century-Fox and Universal in the 1940s, he tackled everything from Arabian Nights exotica (Cobra Woman) to mystery-melodrama (Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon) to out-and-out horror (Ghost of Frankenstein). He also wrote scripts for the Laurel & Hardy features Jitterbugs (1943), The Dancing Masters (1944), The Big Noise (1944) and The Bullfighters (1945). W. Scott Darling should not be confused with art director William Darling.

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