E.B. Derr

E.B. Derr (May 20, 1891 – August 13, 1974), whose full name was Edward Bennett Derr, was an American film producer during the genesis of the sound era. Born in West Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1891, he would produce almost forty films in the 1930s and early 1940s. Derr retired from the film industry in 1943, after co-producing The Deerslayer, for which he also wrote the screenplay adaptation from the James Fenimore Cooper's novel, The Deerslayer: Or, the First War-Path, A Tale.

E.B. Derr
Edward Bennett Derr

(1891-05-20)20 May 1891
Died13 August 1974(1974-08-13) (aged 83)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Years active1930–1943


(as per AFI's database)[1]

Year Title Role Notes
1930 Big Money Producer
1930 Her Man Producer
1930 Holiday Producer
1930 Night Work Producer
1930 Pardon My Gun Producer
1930 Sin Takes a Holiday Producer
1930 Swing High Producer
1931 Beyond Victory Producer
1931 Lonely Wives Producer
1931 The Painted Desert Producer
1932 Scarface Producer
1932 Sky Devils Producer Produced underlying film which was recut into Sky Devils
1936 Rebellion Producer
1936 The Glory Trail Producer
1937 Drums of Destiny Producer
1937 Old Louisiana Producer
1937 County Fair Producer
1937 The Law Commands Producer
1937 Raw Timber Producer
1937 Battle of Greed Producer
1937 Under Strange Flags Producer
1938 Female Fugitive Producer
1938 Gang Bullets Producer
1938 My Old Kentucky Home Producer
1938 Barefoot Boy Producer
1938 Numbered Woman Producer
1938 I Am a Criminal Producer
1939 Girl from Rio Producer
1939 Star Reporter Producer
1939 Should a Girl Marry? Producer
1939 Undercover Agent Producer
1939 Convict's Code Producer
1941 Criminals Within Producer
1941 Battle of Greed Producer
1941 Secret Evidence Producer
1943 Deerslayer Producer, screenplay


  1. "E.B. Derr". American Film Institute. Retrieved October 5, 2014.

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