Dallas M. Fitzgerald

Dallas M. Fitzgerald (August 13, 1876 - May 9, 1940) was an American motion picture director and producer, primarily in the silent era. He is also known as the writer of the Frank Buck film serial Jungle Menace.[1]

Dallas M. Fitzgerald
From a 1920 magazine
BornAugust 13, 1876
DiedMay 9, 1940 (age 63)
Los Angeles
NationalityUnited States
OccupationDirector, producer, writer
Known forWork with Frank Buck
Spouse(s)Henrietta Fitzgerald

Early life

Fitzgerald born in La Grange, Kentucky to William Fitzgerald, a traveling salesman, and Jasie Fitzgerald.


Fitzgerald was a director of low-budget films. He began acting in films in 1916. He was hired by Greater Pictures Corp. in 1917. He directed mostly action melodramas believing, according to a 1921 interview, that the "public likes pictures made outdoors."[2] In the late 1920s, Fitzgerald became a producer of the films Wilful Youth (1927) and Golden Shackles (1928) through low-budget Peerless Pictures, which had been founded by Jules Brulatour. In the sound era, Fitzgerald wrote screenplays for such serials as The Black Coin (1936), The Clutching Hand (1936), and The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1938). He died in Los Angeles in 1940.

Partial filmography

Work with Frank Buck

In 1937, Fitzgerald was a writer of the Frank Buck serial Jungle Menace.


  1. Lehrer, Steven (2006). Bring 'Em Back Alive: The Best of Frank Buck. Texas Tech University press. pp. x–xi. ISBN 0-89672-582-0.
  2. Hans J. Wollstein. Dallas M. Fitzgerald. Allmovie.com

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