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Movies Written By Frank Wead

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This is a list of films written by Frank Wead, screenwriter. This list of movies written by Frank Wead is alphabetical and can be sorted for other bits of information such as who directed the film and what genre it falls under. These Frank Wead screenplays are not unfinished works; they have all been produced and released somewhere in the world. Any unreleased Frank Wead films are not included on this list. Frank Wead has written some very iconic movies over the years, so if you're trying to find popular Frank Wead films that you haven't seen already then this list is the perfect guide for doing so.

They Were Expendable and The Citadel are included in this list.

You can use this list to answer the questions, "What movies did Frank Wead write?" and "How many movies did Frank Wead write?"

This list includes almost all of Frank Wead's screenplay credits. You can click on the names of the movies Frank Wead wrote in order to find out more about each individual Frank Wead film. Trailers for each movie can also be seen if you click on the video previews for these Frank Wead films. {#nodes}
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  • Dirigible

    Fay Wray, George "Gabby" Hayes

    Released1931

    Directed byFrank Capra

    Dirigible is a 1931 American adventure film directed by Frank Capra for Columbia Pictures and starring Jack Holt, Ralph Graves and Fay Wray. The picture focuses on the competition between naval...  more
  • Hell Divers

    Clark Gable, Wallace Beery

    Released1931

    Directed byGeorge W. Hill

    Hell Divers is a 1932 film starring Wallace Beery and Clark Gable as a pair of competing chief petty officers in early naval aviation. The film, made with the cooperation of the United States Navy,...  more
  • Murder in the Fleet

    Robert Taylor, Una Merkel

    Released1935

    Directed byEdward Sedgwick

    Murder In the Fleet is a 1935 American murder mystery/comedy-drama film set aboard the USS Carolina. Released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the film was directed by Edward Sedgwick and stars Robert Taylor...  more
  • Sea Devils

    Ida Lupino, Billy Gilbert

    Released1937

    Directed byBenjamin Stoloff

    Sea Devils is a 1937 action film written by Edmund Joseph, John Twist, Frank Wead and P.J. Wolfson and directed by Benjamin Stoloff....  more
  • Shipmates

    Robert Montgomery, Hedda Hopper

    Released1931

    Directed byHarry A. Pollard

    Shipmates is a 1931 Comedy Drama Romance film written by Ernest Paynter, Louis F. Edelman, Delmer Daves, Raymond L. Schrock, Frank Wead, Malcolm Stuart Boylan, and Delmer Daves and directed by Harry...  more
  • Submarine D-1

    Regis Toomey, George Brent

    Released1937

    Directed byLloyd Bacon

    Submarine D-1 is a 1937 drama directed by Lloyd Bacon, starring Pat O'Brien, George Brent and Wayne Morris....  more
  • Tail Spin

    Jane Wyman, Alice Faye

    Released1939

    Directed byRoy Del Ruth

    Tail Spin is a 1939 aviation film starring Alice Faye, Constance Bennett, Nancy Kelly, Joan Davis, Charles Farrell, and Jane Wyman. The screenplay was written by Frank Wead and directed by Roy Del...  more
  • The Citadel

    Rex Harrison, Rosalind Russell

    Released1938

    Directed byKing Vidor

    The Citadel is a British film based on the novel of the same name by A. J. Cronin, first published in 1937. The film was directed by King Vidor and produced by Victor Saville at Denham Studios, with...  more
  • The Hoodlum Saint

    Angela Lansbury, Esther Williams

    Released1946

    Directed byNorman Taurog

    The Hoodlum Saint is a 1946 music and drama film written by James Hill and Frank Wead and directed by George Sidney....  more
  • They Were Expendable

    John Wayne, Donna Reed

    Released1945

    Directed byRobert Montgomery, John Ford

    They Were Expendable is a 1945 American film directed by John Ford and starring Robert Montgomery and John Wayne and featuring Donna Reed. The film is based on the book by William L. White, relating...  more

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  • West Point of the Air

    Rosalind Russell, Robert Taylor

    Released1935

    Directed byRichard Rosson

    West Point of the Air is a film starring Wallace Beery about pilot training in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the early 1930s. The supporting cast includes Robert Young, Lewis Stone, Maureen O'Sullivan,...  more