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Carey Wilson (May 19, 1889 - February 1, 1962) was an American writer, voice actor and producer. Wilson's screenplays include Ben-Hur (1925), Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), and The Great Heart (1938). His credits as producer include Green Dolphin Street (1947). He also narrated many nuclear test films, produced by the Atomic Energy Commission (now Department of Energy) and by the Department of Defense, including Operation Sandstone of 1948[1] and Operation Greenhouse of 1951[2].

He is also as one of the thirty-six Hollywood pioneers who founded the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1927.

He collaborated with Jean Harlow on her novel Today is Tonight.[3]


For his contribution in films, Wilson has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His star is located on 6301 Hollywood Blvd.

Selected filmography (writer/director)

  • You, John Jones! (1943)
  • The Great Heart (1938)
  • Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
  • Bolero (1934)
  • Gabriel Over the White House (1933)
  • Fanny Foley Herself (1931)
  • The Bad One (1930)
  • Ben-Hur (1925)
  • The Midshipman (1925)
  • Empty Hands (1924)
  • Wine of Youth (1924)

Selected filmography (producer)

  • Scaramouche (1952), producer
  • The Red Danube (1950), producer
  • Green Dolphin Street (1947), producer


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