Arthur Hoerl

Arthur Hoerl (December 17, 1891 – February 6, 1968) was an American screenwriter and film director. Hoerl was born in New York, son of Louis Hoerl, a German immigrant silver polisher, and Teresa Hoerl. Arthur completed three years of high school, according to the 1940 US Census.

Arthur Hoerl
Adolph Hoerl

(1891-12-17)December 17, 1891
New York City
DiedFebruary 6, 1968(1968-02-06) (aged 76)
OccupationScreenwriter, film director
Years active1921–1968

He wrote for 150 films between 1921 and 1968. One of his best known credits is co-writer for the film Tell Your Children (1936) which is now known as Reefer Madness. For Broadway, 1932, he wrote the play A Few Wild Oats.[1] He also directed four films between 1932 and 1934. Hoerl died in Hollywood, California.

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  1. ^ "BROOKS ATKINSON". New York Times. March 25, 1932. p. 22.

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