Howard Higgin

Howard Higgin (February 15, 1891 - December 16, 1938) was an American writer and director of motion pictures in the 1920s and 1930s.

Higgin was production manager on Cecil De Mille's Forbidden Fruit (1921). Higgin's first directing job was a 1922 comedy for legendary Wallace Reid, Rent Free. His later films include High Voltage and Skyscraper, and he worked with Wallace Beery, Clark Gable (as writer/director of Gable's screen breakthrough role as the unshaven villain in The Painted Desert), Carole Lombard, Bette Davis (in Hell's House), Pat O'Brien, Alan Hale, Sr., Blanche Sweet, Basil Rathbone, Robert Armstrong and Mae Clarke, among many others.

Higgins' movie career spanned 18 years, having begun working on film crews in 1919. He died in Los Angeles at age 47.[1]

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