Norton S. Parker

Norton S. Parker (also known as Norton S. Good)[1] was an American screenwriter and director known for penning exploitation films and Westerns during the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s.

Norton S. Parker
BornNovember 19, 1900
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
DiedJuly 5, 1969 (aged 68)
New York, New York, USA
EducationBillings Polytechnic
OccupationScreenwriter, director


Norton was raised in Montana, and he attended Billings Polytechnic; afterward began a career as a journalist, working at The Stillwater County Democrat and The Columbus News.[2] He later moved to Hollywood and began writing screenplays and directing films.

Parker was a friend of cartoonist E.C. Segar, the creator of Popeye. In 1929, Segar and began work on The Sea Hag, a prose novel intended for adult readers. The Sea Hag would have featured both Popeye and the titular villainess, the Sea Hag, as characters. King Features Syndicate refused to grant Segar and Parker permission to put The Sea Hag into print, and the novel was never published.[3]

His marriage to his first wife, Viola, ended in 1940; a year later, he married writer Kallie Foutz in Yuma, Arizona.[4] The pair had a daughter, Patricia, who became a model.[5] Later in his career, he became chief of the writing division at the Army Pictoral Center; he was decorated by the Army in 1966 for his work on the television series The Army in Action.[6][7][8]

Selected filmographyEdit

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As writer:


  1. ^ "12 Jun 1928, 6 - The Independent-Record at". Retrieved 2019-03-21.
  2. ^ "14 Feb 1926, 3 - The Billings Gazette at". Retrieved 2019-03-21.
  3. ^ Blackbeard, Bill. "E.C. Segar's Knockouts of 1925 (and Low Blows Before and After) : The Unknown Thimble Theatre Period" in NEMO :The Classic Comics Library no. 3, October 1983 (pgs. 6-25).
  4. ^ "8 Jun 1950, Page 31 - The Salt Lake Tribune at". Retrieved 2019-03-21.
  5. ^ "27 Oct 1946, Page 48 - The Salt Lake Tribune at". Retrieved 2019-03-21.
  6. ^ "8 Jul 1969, 67 - Daily News at". Retrieved 2019-03-21.
  7. ^ "25 Mar 1965, 51 - Austin American-Statesman at". Retrieved 2019-03-21.
  8. ^ Army. Association of the United States Army. 1964.