Louis Stevens (writer)

Louis Stevens (December 25, 1896 – September 29, 1963) was an American screenwriter of the silent and sound film eras. Born on Christmas Day 1896 in Riga, Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire, Stevens entered the film industry in 1920 when he co-wrote the silent film A World of Folly, with Jane Grogan.[1] In his over 30-year career he worked on over 40 screenplays, as well as several film shorts and two television series.[2][3] Among his more notable films were: contributing to the script of the 1931 version of Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi;[4] co-writing the story for What Price Hollywood? (1932);[5] the screenplay for the 1940 western, Colorado, directed by Joseph Kane, and starring Roy Rogers;[6] the story for Streets of Laredo (1949), starring William Holden, Macdonald Carey and William Bendix;[7] 1951's The Cimarron Kid, starring Audie Murphy;[8] and Horizons West (1952), starring Robert Ryan, Julie Adams, and Rock Hudson.[9] Stevens' final screenplay was for Flaming Frontier in 1958,[10] although he did some work on additional dialogue for the 1959 film, Desert Desperadoes.[11] Stevens also wrote several television episodes, one for Cheyenne, and two for Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans, all in 1957.[2]

Louis Stevens
Born(1896-12-25)December 25, 1896
Riga, Latvia
DiedSeptember 29, 1963(1963-09-29) (aged 66)
Hollywood, California, United States
OccupationScreenwriter
Years active1920–58

Stevens died on September 29, 1963, at the age of 66, in Hollywood, California. He was buried in Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park in North Hollywood.[12]

FilmographyEdit

(Per AFI database)[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "A World of Folly: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on March 29, 2014. Retrieved June 9, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Louis Stevens". Internet Movie Database. Archived from the original on January 13, 2015. Retrieved June 9, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Louis Stevens". American Film Institute. Retrieved June 9, 2015.
  4. ^ "Dracula: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on April 17, 2015. Retrieved June 9, 2015.
  5. ^ "What Price Hollywood?: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on April 2, 2014. Retrieved June 9, 2015.
  6. ^ "Colorado: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on March 29, 2014. Retrieved June 9, 2015.
  7. ^ "Streets of Laredo: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on March 28, 2014. Retrieved June 9, 2015.
  8. ^ "The Cimarron Kid: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on April 3, 2014. Retrieved June 9, 2015.
  9. ^ "Horizons West: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on April 22, 2014. Retrieved June 9, 2015.
  10. ^ "Flaming Frontier: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on March 29, 2014. Retrieved June 9, 2015.
  11. ^ "Desert Desperadoes: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on April 2, 2014. Retrieved June 9, 2015.
  12. ^ "Louis Stevens". Find a Grave. Archived from the original on June 9, 2015. Retrieved June 9, 2015.