Bayard Veiller (January 2, 1869 – January 16, 1943) was an American playwright, screenwriter, producer and film director. He wrote for 32 films between 1915 and 1941.
|Born||January 2, 1869|
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Died||January 16, 1943 (aged 74)|
New York City, U.S.
(m. 1901; div. 1922)
He was born on January 2, 1869 in Brooklyn, New York to Philip Bayard Veiller. He was married to English actress Margaret Wycherly from 1901 to 1922; their son, Anthony Veiller, was also a screenwriter.
Veiller first broke into Broadway theatre with The Primrose Path, a play that he wrote and produced. It was a failure and left him broke, although it later served as the basis for the 1920 film, Burnt Wings. His first success as a playwright was Within the Law, a hit on Broadway in 1912-1913. It was later adapted as a movie five times. Veiller continued to write plays as he began screenwriting. His later Broadway hits included The Thirteenth Chair and The Trial of Mary Dugan, which were adapted as films. The play The Thirteenth Chair had been licensed for production in Britain in 1917.
- The Deadlier Sex (1920)
- Alias Ladyfingers (1921)
- The Lure of Youth (1921)
- There Are No Villains (1921)
- The Last Card (1922)
- The Face Between (1922)
- The Right That Failed (1922)
- Sherlock Brown (1922)
- Smooth as Satin (1925)
- The Trial of Mary Dugan (1929)
- The Thirteenth Chair (1929)
- Paid (1930)
- The Eagle and the Hawk (1933) producer
- Miss Fane's Baby Is Stolen (1934)
- The Notorious Sophie Lang (1934) producer
- The Trial of Mary Dugan (1941)
- "Bayard Veiller, Writer of Plays. Author of 'Within the Law' and 'Trial of Mary Duffan' Is Dead Here at 74". The New York Times. June 17, 1943. Retrieved November 16, 2012.
Bayard Veiller, a leading American playwright for many years, died yesterday morning in the ... Veiller was born in Brooklyn, the son of Philip Bayard Veiller and Elizabeth ...
- Veiller, Bayard (2010) . The Fun I've Had. Cornwall, New York: Cornwall Press. pp. 175–176. ISBN 978-1-4344-0659-0.
- "Burnt Wings". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on March 6, 2018. Retrieved March 5, 2018.
- Kabatchnik, Amnon (2009). Blood on the Stage, 1925-1950: Milestone Plays of Crime, Mystery, and Detection. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. pp. 123–125. ISBN 978-0-8108-6963-9. OCLC 320351782.
- "The Thirteenth Chair". Great War Theatre. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
- Veiller, Bayard (2010) . The Fun I've Had. Cornwall, New York: Cornwall Press. ISBN 978-1-4344-0659-0.
- "Bayard Veiller Dies". Ottawa Citizen. Associated Press. June 17, 1943. Retrieved November 16, 2012.
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