Bryan Edgar Wallace

Bryan Edgar Wallace (1904–1971) was a British writer. The son of the writer Edgar Wallace, Bryan was also a writer of crime and mystery novels which were very similar in style to those of his father. During the 1930s, he worked as a screenwriter in the British film industry. During the 1960s and early 1970s, several of his works were made into German films during a boom in adaptations of his father's novels.[1] He died in 1971 at age 67.[2]

Bryan Edgar Wallace
Born28 April 1904

He was named after the American politician William Jennings Bryan who has father encountered during a trip to North America.[3]

Selected filmography

(*Note - Bryan Edgar Wallace also reputedly contributed to the screenplay for Dario Argento's Cat O'Nine Tails (1971) but was uncredited.)


  1. Bergfelder p.152
  2. "Authors : Wallace, Bryan Edgar : SFE : Science Fiction Encyclopedia". Retrieved Oct 19, 2019.
  3. Clark p. 87


  • Bergfelder, Tim. International Adventures: German Popular Cinema and European Co-Productions in the 1960s. Berghahn Books, 2005.
  • Clark, Neil. Stranger than Fiction: The Life of Edgar Wallace, the Man Who Created King Kong. Stroud, UK: The History Press, 2015.

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