Frank R. Strayer: Actor, film writer, director and producer (1891 - 1964)
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Frank R. Strayer
Actor, film writer, director and producer

Frank R. Strayer

Frank R. Strayer
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Intro Actor, film writer, director and producer
Was Screenwriter Film director
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 20 September 1891, Altoona
Death 3 February 1964, Hollywood (aged 72 years)
The details (from wikipedia)


Frank R. Strayer (September 21, 1891 – February 3, 1964) was an actor, film writer, director and producer. He was active from the mid-1920s until the early 1950s.


Strayer attended Carnegie Tech and then the Pennsylvania Military Academy. After graduation, he served in the Navy during World War I. After the War, he found work at Metro Studios, which would later become known as MGM. While there, he worked as an assistant director and also acted in a few films. During the 1920s, he moved on to Columbia Pictures. While there, he became a successful writer, director and producer.


Writer Credit

  • The Man Who (1921)
  • By Appointment Only (1933)
  • Murder at Midnight (1931)

Director Credit

Frank Strayer is credited with having directed 86 films. These include 13 movies in a series based on the Blondie and Dagwood comic strip, dramas such as Manhattan Tower (1931), starring Mary Brian and James Hall, and several horror films, including The Monster Walks (1932).

Selected filmography as Director

  • The Lure of the Wild (1925)
  • The Bachelor's Baby (1927)
  • Just Married (1928)
  • Murder at Midnight (1931)
  • Blondie on a Budget (1940)

Producer Credit

  • Footlight Glamour (1943)
  • It's a Great Life (1943)

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