Basil Dickey

Basil Dickey (November 23, 1880 – June 17, 1958) was an American screenwriter. He wrote for 147 films between 1916 and 1958. He was born in Illinois and died in Long Beach, California. His brother was playwright and screenwriter Paul Dickey.

Basil Dickey
BornNovember 23, 1880
DiedJune 17, 1958 (aged 77)
Years active1916-1958

Selected filmography

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Federal Agents vs. Underworld, Inc

Federal Agents vs. Underworld, Inc. (1949) is a 12-episode black-and-white film serial produced by Republic Pictures during July 1948 and released in January 1949, an original screenplay written collaboratively by Royal K. Cole, Basil Dickey, William Lively and Sol Shor as a crime story with elements of "the mysterious Orient" incorporated in the plot.

Finger Prints (serial)

Finger Prints is a 1931 American Pre-Code Universal movie serial. It is considered to be a lost film. (This was the last Universal serial with only ten chapters.)

Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe is a 1940 American twelve chapter black-and-white science fiction serial film from Universal Pictures, produced by Henry MacRae, directed by Ford Beebe and Ray Taylor, that stars Buster Crabbe, Carol Hughes, Charles B. Middleton, Frank Shannon, and Roland Drew. The serial was written by George H. Plympton, Basil Dickey, and Barry Shipman and was adapted from Alex Raymond's syndicated newspaper comic strip of the same name. It was the last of the three Universal Flash Gordon serials made between 1936 and 1940.

During the 1950s, all three of these Flash Gordon serials were directly syndicated to television by Motion Pictures for Television, along with many of Universal's other serial output. To avoid confusion with the Flash Gordon TV series airing around the same time, they were retitled Space Soldiers, Space Soldiers' Trip to Mars, and Space Soldiers Conquer the Universe.

In 1966 Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe was edited down into two feature-length films for television syndication, Purple Death from Outer Space and Perils from the Planet Mongo, by King Features Syndicate. In the early 1970s, a third feature version was re-edited for the 16mm home movie market, using story material from the entire serial. It bore the title Space Soldiers Conquer the Universe and later appeared on television during the 1980s. Afterward, all three edited feature length versions became available through various public-domain video sellers, first on VHS videotape and later on DVD.

In the mid-1970s all three complete Universal Flash Gordon serials were shown chapter-by-chapter by PBS stations across the US, bringing them to a new generation of science fiction fans, two years before Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. From the late 1980s onward, all three serials became available on the home video market under their original theatrical release titles, chapters, and running times.

Guardians of the Wild

Guardians of the Wild is a 1928 American Western film directed by Henry MacRae and written by Basil Dickey, George Morgan and Gardner Bradford. The film stars Rex the Wonder Horse, Jack Perrin, Starlight the Horse, Ethlyne Clair, Al Ferguson and Robert Homans. The film was released on September 16, 1928, by Universal Pictures.

Jesse James Rides Again

Jesse James Rides Again (1947) is a Republic film serial.

Junior G-Men (serial)

Junior G-Men is a 1940 Universal film serial. It was Universal's 116th serial (and the 48th with sound) of their total of output of 137. It is one of the three serials starring "The Dead End Kids and Little Tough Guys" who were under contract to Universal at the time. The plot is a pre-World War II G-Man story about fifth columnists in the United States, with the FBI joining forces with children to save the country.

King of the Forest Rangers

King of the Forest Rangers (1946) is a Republic film serial.

Mandrake the Magician (serial)

Mandrake the Magician (1939) is the seventh serial released by Columbia Pictures. It was based upon the comic strip of the same name.

Orphan of the Pecos

Orphan of the Pecos is a 1937 American Western film produced and directed by Sam Katzman and starring Tom Tyler, Jeanne Martel, Howard Bryant, and Forrest Taylor. Written by Basil Dickey, the film is about a cowboy who is falsely accused of murdering a rancher whose body he discovers. Before the sheriff arrives, he escapes and tries to find evidence to clear his name and help the rancher's daughter save her ranch. The film was released in the United States on December 30, 1937 by Victor Pictures.

Rustlers of Red Dog

Rustlers of Red Dog is a 1935 Universal movie serial based on the book The Great West That Was by William "Buffalo Bill" Cody. It was a remake of the earlier, 1930 serial The Indians are Coming.

Scouts to the Rescue

Scouts to the Rescue is a 1939 Universal film serial directed by Alan James and Ray Taylor. It starred Jackie Cooper and Bill Cody Jr.

Tarzan the Fearless

Tarzan the Fearless is a 12 chapter American Pre-Code film serial starring Buster Crabbe in his only appearance as Tarzan. It was also released as a 61-minute film which consisted of the first four chapters edited together, and which was intended to be followed by the last eight chapters in episode format, but which was often exhibited as a stand-alone feature film. Actress Jacqueline Wells co-starred; she later changed her name to Julie Bishop. The serial was produced by Sol Lesser, written by Basil Dickey, George Plympton and Walter Anthony (based on the character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs), and directed by Robert F. Hill. The film was released in both formats on August 11, 1933.

The Lost Special (serial)

The Lost Special is a 1932 American Pre-Code Universal movie serial based on the story The Lost Special by Arthur Conan Doyle. This adaptation does not include Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes, and moves events to the American West.

This was the 84th serial (and the 16th serial with sound) to be released by Universal.

The New Adventures of Tarzan

The New Adventures of Tarzan is a 1935 American film serial in 12 chapters starring Herman Brix. The serial presents a more authentic version of the character than most other film adaptations, with Tarzan as a cultured and well educated gentleman as in the original Edgar Rice Burroughs novels. It was filmed during the same period as the Johnny Weissmuller/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Tarzan films. Film exhibitors had the choice of selecting the serial in 12 episodes or the film as edited into a separate feature film, The New Adventures of Tarzan.

The serial was partly filmed in Guatemala, and Tarzan was played by Herman Brix (known post-war as Bruce Bennett). The final screenplay was credited to Charles F. Royal, and from Episode 6 onward, also Basil Dickey. It was produced by Ashton Dearholt, Bennett Cohen and George W. Stout under the corporate name of “Burroughs-Tarzan Enterprises, Inc.” (which also distributed) and was directed by Edward Kull and Wilbur F. McGaugh.

The Oregon Trail (1939 serial)

The Oregon Trail is a 1939 Universal movie serial starring Johnny Mack Brown.

The Phantom Rider (Republic serial)

The Phantom Rider is a 1946 Republic Movie serial starring Robert Kent and Peggy Stewart. It was later re-released under the new title Ghost Riders of the West.

The Red Rider

The Red Rider is a 1934 Universal movie serial based on the story "The Redhead from Sun Dog" by W. C. Tuttle. It is a remake of the 1931 John Wayne movie The Range Feud.

The Roaring West

The Roaring West (1935) is a Universal film serial, starring Buck Jones as Montana Larkin and his horse, Silver, and co-starring Frank McGlynn Sr. as his trusy sidekick Jinglebob Morgan.

The Secrets of Wu Sin

The Secrets of Wu Sin is a 1932 American Pre-Code mystery film directed by Richard Thorpe and starring Lois Wilson, Grant Withers and Dorothy Revier. It was made by the Poverty Row studio Chesterfield Pictures.

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