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Dorrell McGowan Biography

  • Profession: Screenwriter, Producer, Screen Story
  • Born: Jan 1, 0001
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

The son of veteran actor/director J. P. McGowan, Dorrell McGowan launched his own film career as a screenwriter in 1936. Always working in collaboration with his brother Stuart, Dorrell turned out scripts for such western stars as [[Performer~P2914~Gene Autry~geneautry]], [[Performer~P61128~Roy Rogers~royrogers]] and [[Performer~P53268~George O'Brien~georgeobrien]]. Also teamed with his brother, he produced the 1946 Republic releases [[Feature~V115398~Valley of the Zombies~valleyofthezombies]] and [[Feature~V65120~Night Train to Memphis~nighttraintomemphis]]. Dorrell and Stuart turned to directing in 1950, sharing the megging responsibilities on Showdown (1950), [[Feature~V114008~Tokyo File 212~tokyofile212]] (1951) and [[Feature~V84474~The Bashful Elephant~thebashfulelephant]] (1962). The brothers also produced the first few seasons of TV's Death Valley Days (1952-70). Dorrell McGowan's only solo credit was for the screenplay of the 1958 "sleeper" [[Feature~V99902~The Littlest Hobo~thelittlesthobo]], which he and Stuart converted into a TV series in 1963. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi