Anne Merwin

Anne Merwin (born Anne Nelson) was an American screenwriter known for writing short Edison comedies in the silent era. She was married to director Bannister Merwin, who also worked for Edison. Later, both Anne and Bannister Merwin wrote scenarios for the London Film Company.[1][2][3]

Anne Merwin
Anne Nelson

April 9, 1887
Brooklyn, New York, USA
DiedSeptember 12, 1962 (aged 75)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Spouse(s)Bannister Merwin

The Bioscope wrote that "The names of Anne and Bannister Merwin as authors of a drama for the screen are a guarantee of originality and felicity of invention, combined with a picturesque treatment which never fails to render their productions of unusual interest".[4] The same magazine comments on Merwin's writing when discussing The Ring and the Rajah: "Miss Anne Merwin has written a very effective drama, ... The story is interesting, and is set forth in a concise and dramatic manner..." [5]


  • The Foreman's Treachery (1913)
  • The Elder Brother (1913)
  • A Youthful Knight (1913)
  • The Revenge of Mr. Thomas Atkins (1914)
  • The Fringe of War (1914)
  • The Victoria Cross or V.C. (1914)[6]
  • The Ring and the Rajah (1914)
  • All for His Sake (1914)
  • A Daughter of Romany (1914)[7]
  • A Warning (1914)[8]
  • Stormflower (1921)


  1. The Edison Kinetogram. Thomas A. Edison, Incorporated. 1913.
  2. Bottomore, Stephen; Brabin, Charles (2003). "'Weather Cloudy - No Sun': Filming in Britain for the Edison Company in 1913, from Charles Brabin's diary". Film History. 15 (4): 403–435. doi:10.2979/FIL.2003.15.4.403. ISSN 0892-2160. JSTOR 3815498.
  3. Low, Rachael (2013-09-13). The History of British Film (Volume 2): The History of the British Film 1906 - 1914. Routledge. p. 111. ISBN 9781136205859.
  4. "An Edison Programme". The Bioscope. 16 July 1914. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  5. "The Ring and The Rajah". The Bioscope. 19 March 1914. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  6. "You will this year enjoy". The Bioscope. 22 October 1914. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  7. "A Daughter of Romany (1914)". BFI. British Film Institute. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  8. "A Warning". The Bioscope. 30 July 1914. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
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