British author/screenwriter W. P. Lipscomb was active in England's film industry from the silent days onward, starting with 1927's French Leave. The best known of his earliest scripting efforts was 1933's The Good Companions, the first film version of the popular J.B. Priestly "provincial" comedy. He went to Hollywood in 1934, where he worked at Darryl F. Zanuck's 20th Century Pictures, contributing to the scripts of Cardinal Richelieu (1934), Clive of India (1935) and Les Miserables (1935). Lipscomb remained in the U.S. until 1946, when he returned to Britain for Beware of Pity (1946), which he produced as well as wrote. W. P. Lipscomb's final efforts of the 1950s include the war-related dramas A Town Like Alice (1954) and Dunkirk (1958).