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Carey Wilson (writer)

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Name  Carey Wilson
Role  Screenwriter
Children  Anthony Wilson

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Born  May 19, 1889 (1889-05-19) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Occupation  Writer, Producer, and Voice Actor
Died  February 1, 1962, Hollywood, California, United States
Spouse  Carmelita Geraghty (m. 1934–1962), Nancy Everett (m. 1919–1929)
Nominations  Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay
Movies  Mutiny on the Bounty, Ben‑Hur, Scaramouche, The Postman Always Ri, He Who Gets Slapped
Similar People  Talbot Jennings, Carmelita Geraghty, Jules Furthman, Frank Lloyd, Charles Nordhoff

Carey Wilson (May 19, 1889 – February 1, 1962) was an American screenwriter, voice actor and producer. Wilson's screenplays include Ben-Hur (1925), Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), and The Great Heart (1938). His credits as producer include Green Dolphin Street (1947).


He also narrated many nuclear test films, produced by the Atomic Energy Commission (now Department of Energy) and by the Department of Defense, including Operation Sandstone of 1948 and Operation Greenhouse of 1951.

He was one of the thirty-six Hollywood pioneers who founded the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1927.

He collaborated with Jean Harlow on her novel Today is Tonight.


For his contribution in films, Wilson has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His star is located on 6301 Hollywood Blvd.

In a 2011 episode of Pawn Stars, Wilson's granddaughter was featured as she sold ($60) a cigarette lighter and ID badge that had belonged to him during his time as a propaganda filmmaker for the US Government.

Selected filmography (writer/director)

  • You, John Jones! (1943)
  • More About Nostradamus (1941)
  • Prophet Without Honor (1939)
  • The Great Heart (1938)
  • Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
  • Bolero (1934)
  • Gabriel Over the White House (1933)
  • Behind Office Doors (1931)
  • Fanny Foley Herself (1931)
  • The Bad One (1930)
  • The Awakening (1928)
  • The Stolen Bride (1927)
  • Ben-Hur (1925)
  • The Midshipman (1925)
  • Empty Hands (1924)
  • Wine of Youth (1924)
  • Selected filmography (producer)

  • The Stolen Bride (1927)
  • Green Dolphin Street (1947), producer
  • Dark Delusion (1947), co-producer
  • The Red Danube (1950), producer
  • Scaramouche (1952), producer
  • References

    Carey Wilson (writer) Wikipedia