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Arthur Hoerl

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Years active  1921-1968
Ex-spouse  Florence Hoerl
Role  Screenwriter
Name  Arthur Hoerl

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Born  December 17, 1891 (1891-12-17) New York, New York
Occupation  Screenwriter, film director
Died  February 6, 1968, Hollywood, California, United States
Children  Gloria Hoerl, Arthur Hoerl jr.
Movies  Reefer Madness, She Shoulda Said No!, Mystery of the 13th Guest, Texas to Bataan, The Payoff
Similar People  Louis J Gasnier, Arthur Dreifuss, Spencer Gordon Bennet, Dave O'Brien, Sam Katzman

Parents  Teresa Hoerl, Louis Hoerl

Spirit of Youth

Arthur Hoerl (December 17, 1891 – February 6, 1968) was an American screenwriter and film director.


Early years

Hoerl was born in New York, son of Louis Hoerl, a German immigrant silver polisher, and Teresa Hoerl. Arthur completed three years of high school, according to the 1940 US Census.

Film career

He wrote for 150 films between 1921 and 1968. One of his most well known credits is co-writer for the film Tell Your Children (1936) which is now known as Reefer Madness. For Broadway, 1932, he wrote the play A Few Wild Oats. He also directed four films between 1932 and 1934.


Hoerl died in Hollywood, California.

Selected filmography

  • The Devil's Chaplain (1929)
  • Two Sisters (1929)
  • Anne Against the World (1929)
  • Before Morning (1933 - directed)
  • Drums O' Voodoo (1934 - directed)
  • The Lady in Scarlet (1935)
  • Jungle Menace (1937)
  • Cipher Bureau (1938)
  • Isle of Destiny (1940)
  • The Vigilante (1947)
  • The Sea Hound (1947)
  • Brick Bradford (1947)
  • Superman (1948)
  • Tex Granger (1948)
  • She Shoulda Said No! (1949)
  • King of the Congo (1952)
  • Son of Geronimo (1952)
  • The Lost Planet (1953)
  • References

    Arthur Hoerl Wikipedia