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Gerald Drayson Adams (June 25, 1900 – August 23, 1988) was a former business executive and literary agent when he began writing for films in the 1940s. The Oxford University-educated Adams specialized in action/adventure and western films. His films include Dead Reckoning (1947) starring Humphrey Bogart, The Big Steal (1949), Armored Car Robbery (1950), His Kind of Woman (1951, uncredited), The Black Sleep (1956), and Kissin' Cousins (1964), starring Elvis Presley, for which he received a WGA award nomination. Adams also wrote for television series, including the pivotal episodes "Hostage" and "Stampede" for Maverick (1957).
A literary agent is an agent who represents writers and their written works to publishers, theatrical producers, film producers, and film studios, and assists in the sale and deal negotiation of the same. Literary agents most often represent novelists, screenwriters, and non-fiction writers. They are paid a fixed percentage of the proceeds of sales they negotiate on behalf of their clients.
Dead Reckoning is a 1947 American film noir starring Humphrey Bogart and Lizabeth Scott and featuring Morris Carnovsky. The picture was directed by John Cromwell and written by Steve Fisher and Oliver H.P. Garrett based on a story by Gerald Drayson Adams and Sidney Biddell.
Humphrey DeForest Bogart was an American film and stage actor. His performances in numerous films from the Classical Hollywood era made him a cultural icon. In 1999, staffers at the American Film Institute selected him as the greatest male star of Classic American Cinema.
Gerald Robert Flood was a British actor of stage and television.
Kissin' Cousins is a 1964 American musical Panavision Metrocolor comedy film directed by Gene Nelson and starring Elvis Presley. Written by Gerald Drayson Adams and Gene Nelson, the film featured Presley playing two roles: an Air Force officer, with dark hair, and his look-alike hillbilly distant cousin, with blond hair.
The Black Sleep is a 1956 independently made American black-and-white horror film, scripted by John C. Higgins and developed for producers Aubrey Schenck and Howard W. Koch, as part of a four-picture finance-for-distribution arrangement with United Artists. The film was directed by Reginald LeBorg and stars Basil Rathbone, Lon Chaney Jr., John Carradine, Bela Lugosi, and Akim Tamiroff in a role originally written for Peter Lorre. Ed Wood-regular Tor Johnson appears in a supporting role.
Paul Rudd Drayson, Baron Drayson FREng PC, is a British businessman, amateur racing driver and Labour politician. He was Minister of Science in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills until May 2010, where he replaced Ian Pearson. In June 2009 he was additionally appointed as Minister of State for Strategic Defence Acquisition Reform at the Ministry of Defence. After losing his ministerial positions in the General Election 2010 he decided to devote himself totally towards his motorsports company Drayson Racing Technology. He is chairman and CEO of Drayson Technologies Ltd.
William "Will" Smith is a fictional character from the Australian soap opera Home and Away, played by Zac Drayson. He made his first on-screen appearance on 13 February 1998. Will was a regular on the show from 1998 to 2002. He continued to make frequent guest appearances until 2005. In 2010, it was announced that the character and Drayson would be returning to the show. Will returned to the series as a guest with his daughter on 14 October 2010. On 7 February 2011, Will was finally revealed to have been the murderer of Penn Graham after a long running storyline. He left the series on 8 February 2011.
Nicholas "Nick" Smith is a fictional character in the Australian soap opera Home and Away. He first appeared during the episode airing on 18 March 1999, played by Matt Juarez in a guest role and then returned as a regular character on 26 April 2000, now played by Chris Egan and departed on 12 September 2003. Aaron Puckeridge also played Nick in flashbacks in 2003.
Gerald Randolph Anderson Jr. is a Filipino-American film and television actor, brand ambassador, TV producer and basketball player. He is currently playing for the Marikina Shoemasters of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL). He is best known for his lead roles in TV series such as Sana Maulit Muli (2007), My Girl (2008), action dramas, Tayong Dalawa (2009) in which he plays a soldier, and an NBI Agent in Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (2010), a mentally challenged young man in Budoy (2011–2012), in the TV adaptation of the iconic comics character "Fredo" in Mars Ravelo's Dyesebel (2014), the Fantasy drama, Nathaniel (2015) and in the Cannes Film Festival Director's Fortnight entry On The Job (2013).
Gerald McCullouch is an award winning American actor and filmmaker. He is best known for playing Bobby Dawson on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Man with a Gun is a low-budget 1958 British crime film directed by Montgomery Tully from a screenplay by Michael Winner. It starred Lee Patterson, Rona Anderson and John Le Mesurier.
Jonathan Cocker is a British racing driver. In 2012 he won the ELMS GTE Pro Championship. He competed in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) for Drayson Racing, a team run by Paul Drayson.
Old Los Angeles is a 1948 American Western film directed by Joseph Kane and written by Gerald Drayson Adams and Clements Ripley. The film stars Wild Bill Elliott, John Carroll, Catherine McLeod, Joseph Schildkraut, Andy Devine and Estelita Rodriguez.
Duke of the Navy is a 1942 comedy film that was directed by William Beaudine from a screenplay by Beaudine, Gerald Drayson Adams, and John T. Coyle. It stars Ralph Byrd as Bill "Breezy" Duke, Stubby Kruger as Dan "Cookie" Cook, and Veda Ann Borg as Maureen.
A Fool and His Money is a 1989 American comedy film directed by Daniel Adams and written by Michael Mailer and Adams. The film stars Jonathan Penner, George Plimpton, Wendy Adams, Gerald Orange, Chuck Pfiefer and Sandra Bullock in her first leading role. The movie was released on September 24, 1989.
Three Bad Sisters is a 1956 American crime film directed by Gilbert Kay, written by Gerald Drayson Adams, and starring Marla English, Kathleen Hughes, Sara Shane, John Bromfield and Jess Barker. It was released in January 1956, by United Artists.
War Drums is a 1957 American Western film directed by Reginald Le Borg, written by Gerald Drayson Adams, and starring Lex Barker, Joan Taylor, Ben Johnson, Larry Chance, Richard H. Cutting and John Pickard. It was released on March 21, 1957, by United Artists.
The Gambler from Natchez is a 1954 American adventure film directed by Henry Levin and written by Gerald Drayson Adams and Irving Wallace. The film stars Dale Robertson, Debra Paget, Thomas Gomez, Lisa Daniels, Kevin McCarthy and Douglas Dick. The film was released on August 4, 1954, by 20th Century Fox.
The Gallant Legion is a 1948 American Western film directed by Joseph Kane and written by Gerald Drayson Adams. The film stars Wild Bill Elliott, Lorna Gray, Joseph Schildkraut, Bruce Cabot, Andy Devine and Jack Holt. The film was released on May 24, 1948, by Republic Pictures.
The Plunderers is a 1948 American Western film directed by Joseph Kane and written by Gerald Geraghty and Gerald Drayson Adams. The film stars Rod Cameron, Ilona Massey, Lorna Gray, Forrest Tucker, George Cleveland and Grant Withers. The film was released on October 31, 1948, by Republic Pictures.
The Sea Hornet is a 1951 American adventure film directed by Joseph Kane and written by Gerald Drayson Adams. The film stars Rod Cameron, Adele Mara, Lorna Gray, Chill Wills, Jim Davis and Richard Jaeckel. The film was released on November 6, 1951, by Republic Pictures.