Marion Jackson

Marion Jackson (December 3, 1879 – November 28, 1962) was an American screenwriter of the late silent and early sound film eras. During her 15-year career she would pen the scripts for over 40 films, both original and adaptations.

Marion Jackson
Born(1879-12-03)December 3, 1879
DiedNovember 28, 1962(1962-11-28) (aged 82)
OccupationScreenwriter
Years active1924–39

Biography

Born in Walla Walla, Washington, she wrote her first script, an original screenplay, which was produced by Monogram Pictures in 1924, The Mask of Lopez, directed by Albert Rogell.[1]

It would be her most prolific year, as she would contribute to 11 screenplays that year, either as the screenwriter, or providing the story, or adapting from another source.[2] One of the films she adapted that year was 1924's A Boy of Flanders, from Marie Louise de la Ramée's 1872 novel, A Dog of Flanders. The film was directed by Victor Schertzinger, and starred Jackie Coogan.[3]

Some of her notable films were her 1928 adaptation of The Shepherd of the Hills, based on the 1907 novel of the same name by Harold Bell Wright;[4] her original screenplay for The Wagon Master (1929), starring Ken Maynard;[5] and the hit film, Min and Bill (1930), which she co-wrote with Frances Marion, which stars Marie Dressler and Wallace Beery.[6]

Two of her films would be remade. Somewhere in Sonora (1927) was remade into a film of the same name in 1932, starring John Wayne. The Land Beyond the Law (1927) was remade twice: the first time in 1932, under the title The Big Stampede, once more starring Wayne;[7] and again in 1937, this time as Land Beyond the Law.[8] Jackson died on November 28, 1962, at the age of 82 in Los Angeles, California.

Filmography

(Per AFI database)[2]

References

  1. "The Mask of Lopez: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on March 29, 2014. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
  2. "Marion Jackson". American Film Institute.
  3. "A Boy of Flanders: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on April 2, 2014. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
  4. "The Shepherd of the Hills: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on March 29, 2014. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
  5. "The Wagon Master: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on March 29, 2014. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
  6. "Min and Bill: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on March 29, 2014. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
  7. "The Big Stampede: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on December 20, 2014. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
  8. "Land Beyond the Law: Detail View". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on March 29, 2014. Retrieved June 2, 2015.

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