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Franklin Adreon

Franklin Adreon
Born (1902-11-18)November 18, 1902
Gambrills, Maryland, U.S.
Died September 10, 1979(1979-09-10) (aged 76)
Ventura County, California, U.S.
Other names Franklyn Aderon
Franklyn Adreon
Lt. Franklyn Adreon
Lieut. Franklyn Andreon
Occupation Screenwriter, director, producer, actor
Years active 1935–1966

Franklin "Pete" Adreon (November 18, 1902 – September 10, 1979) was an American film and television director, producer, screenwriter, and actor.

Early life and career

Born in Gambrills, Maryland, Adreon was a Marine Reservist during the 30s, and served in the United States Marine Corps in World War II. Serving initially with the 6th Marines in Iceland, Major Adreon was put in charge of the Marine Corps Photographic Unit in Quantico.[1]

Adreon, an ex-bond salesman who entered motion pictures in 1935 with no experience, landed some small paying jobs, including as a technical advisor on the serial The Fighting Marines (in which he also appeared in the role of Captain Holmes). This led to a writing position at Mascot Pictures and its successor Republic Pictures. Adreon stayed with the serial unit and soon, through hard work and toil, was awarded the title of associate producer. Adreon stayed with the studio for nearly all of its short life. He worked with serial director William Witney at Republic Pictures, who was also in the Marines in the war.

He then worked as a director, producer, and writer on various television series and films.

Adreon died on September 10, 1979 in Ventura County, California at the age of 76.

Selected filmography

Year Film Notes
1937 S.O.S. Coast Guard Original screenplay
1938 The Fighting Devil Dogs Original screenplay
1939 Zorro's Fighting Legion Original screenplay
1940 Adventures of Red Ryder Original screenplay
Credited as Franklyn Adreon
1947 Jesse James Rides Again Original screenplay
1948 Adventures of Frank and Jesse James Associate producer
1949 Ghost of Zorro Associate producer
1950 The Invisible Monster Associate producer
1951 Government Agents vs Phantom Legion Associate producer
1952 Zombies of the Stratosphere Associate producer
1953 Canadian Mounties vs. Atomic Invaders Director, associate producer
1954 Trader Tom of the China Seas Director, associate producer
1955 King of the Carnival Director, associate producer
1962 The Nun and the Sergeant Director
1966 Cyborg 2087 Director
Alternative title: Man from Tomorrow
Year Title Notes
1955 Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe Associate producer, 12 episodes
1957 Cheyenne Director, 2 episodes
1957–1958 Maverick Director, 2 episodes
Colt .45 Director, 4 episodes
Sugarfoot Director, 10 episodes
1958 Frontier Doctor Director, 2 episodes
1958–1959 26 Men Director, 2 episodes
Lassie Director, 14 episodes
The Rough Riders Director, 5 episodes
1959–1960 Tombstone Territory Director, 5 episodes
1960 Pony Express Director, 1 episode
Men into Space Director, 1 episode
Lock-Up Director, 3 episodes
Shotgun Slade Director, 2 episodes
Gunsmoke Director, 1 episode
1960–1961 Bat Masterson Director, 5 episodes
1961 Ripcord Director, 1 episode
The Tall Man Director, 1 episode


External links

Biography portal
  • Internet Movie Database

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