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J. Grubb Alexander

Joseph Grubb Alexander (December 25, 1887 – January 11, 1932) was an American screenwriter of the silent era. He wrote for 98 films between 1916 and 1932. He was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, to Joseph and Florence Grubb Alexander. His father was from Scotland and his mother was the daughter of Capt. Evan P. Grubb, a Civil War veteran. Joseph died from pneumonia in Los Angeles, California at the age of 44, and is buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Partial filmography



  • The Charmer (1917)
  • The Voice on the Wire (1917)
  • The Plow Woman (1917)
  • The Empty Gun (1917)
  • The Trail of the Octopus (1919)
  • The Thunderbolt (1919)
  • The Screaming Shadow (1920)
  • Old Dad (1920)
  • The Brand of Lopez (1920)
  • Moon Madness (1920)
  • The Road to Divorce (1920)
  • Chain Lightning (1922)
  • One Glorious Night (1924)
  • Passionate Youth (1925)
  • Bigger Than Barnum's (1926)
  • Remember (1926 film)
  • The Sea Wolf (1926)
  • The Belle of Broadway (1926)
  • The Lone Wolf Returns (1926)
  • Breed of the Sea (1926)
  • Rose of the Tenements (1926)
  • The Chinese Parrot (1927)
  • Paying the Price (1927)
  • Midnight Rose (1928)
  • The Michigan Kid (1928)
  • The Man Who Laughs (1928)
  • Evidence (1929)
  • General Crack (1930)
  • Moby Dick (1930)
  • Outward Bound (1930)
  • Svengali (1931)
  • The Hatchet Man (1932)