Maurice Geraghty

Maurice Geraghty (September 29, 1908 June 30, 1987) was an American screenwriter, film director and producer.[1]

Maurice Geraghty
Born(1908-09-29)September 29, 1908
DiedJune 30, 1987(1987-06-30) (aged 78)
OccupationScreenwriter, director, producer
Years active1930–1956
Parent(s)Thomas J. Geraghty
RelativesGerald Geraghty (brother)
Carmelita Geraghty (sister)

Early life

Geraghty was the son of Tom Geraghty. His brother Gerald was also a screenwriter;[2] and his sister was silent film actress an painter Carmelita Geraghty.

After writing a variety of serials and films for Republic Pictures, several of Geraghty's screenplays were used by major studios. He began a career as a producer for RKO Pictures producing several of the Falcon film series.

Geraghty returned to screenwriting and made his directing debut with The Sword of Monte Cristo (1951). He entered television as both teleplaywright and director.

Selected filmography


  1. "Maurice Geraghty". NY Times. Retrieved May 4, 2011.
  2. "Obituaries". Variety. July 14, 1954. p. 71. Retrieved April 23, 2018.
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