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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Arthur DeWitt Ripley (January 12, 1897 – February 13, 1961) was an American film screenwriter, editor, producer and director. In 1923, he joined the Mack Sennett studio as a comedy writer. In the 1920s, he worked closely with Frank Capra churning out screenplays for many movies. After breaking with Capra and the Sennett studio, Ripley again returned to being a gag-writer, screenwriter, and occasional director, making short films with such comedians as W. C. Fields and Edgar Kennedy. His directorial work in the 1940s, Voice in the Wind (1944) and The Chase (1946), were both critical successes, but neither film were boxoffice hits. Ripley entered the world of academia, helping to establish the Film Center at U.C.L.A. while also working occasionally on TV. Ripley returned to directing one more time, at the request of Robert Mitchum, for Thunder Road (1958) before returning to U.C.L.A. and working until his death in 1961.
January 12, 1897, New York City, New York, USA
February 13, 1961
1922 Foolish WivesEditor 1926 The Strong ManEditor and Writer 1926 Saturday AfternoonStory 1927 Three's a CrowdStory 1927 Long PantsStory 1933 The PharmacistDirector 1933 The Barber ShopDirector 1936 Will PowerDirector 1938 I Met My Love AgainDirector 1939 WaterfrontScreenplay 1944 Voice in the WindDirector and Original Story 1946 The ChaseDirector 1949 Siren of AtlantisDirector 1958 Thunder RoadDirector and Producer 2000 W.C. Fields: 6 Short FilmsDirectorLimited to the 15 most popular items