Class of 1907~Honorary

Alphabetical Alumni
Gates, Harvey Harris

Gates, Harvey Harris
Los Angeles, CA US

Hal & Lucie / Irene Gates

Class of 1907~H? Harvey H. Gates. Harvey Harris (Hal) Gates was born in Laie, Oahu, Hawaii [Territory of Hawaii] on January 19, 1889. His parents were Jacob Forsberry Gates and Susan (Susa) Amelia Young Gates [BYA Faculty, Distinguished Honorary Alumnae, and Trustee]. He attended Brigham Young High School [years not yet found] in Provo, and later the LDS College in Salt Lake City. He served church missions in the Northwestern States and in Europe. He became a prominent and history-making Hollywood film writer. In 1913 he began writing for D. W. Griffith, New York film producer. He went to Hollywood in 1915 and wrote for Universal Pictures. His first major screen credit was "Judge Not; or The Woman of Mona Diggings" (1915). Over the years he wrote scripts for MGM, Paramount and Warner Brothers, including "Say It With Songs" and "Sky Riders". He wrote the scenerio for "Lives of a Bengal Lancer". A screenwriter from 1917, Gates also briefly served as a director. Gates' only known directorial credits are a brace of 1918 films including "Wine Girl" and "Marriage Lie". During the first years of the talkies, he collaborated on the scripts of such prestige productions as "Hell Divers" (1931) and "If I Had a Million" (1932). By the 1940s, he was working for producer Sam Katzman. Harvey Gates' final credits include several East Side Kids and Bela Lugosi films, as well as actress Kay Francis' Monogram productions "Divorce" (1945) and "Allotment Wives" (1946). His filmography includes 216 films. ~ ~ ~ ~ Hal Gates first married Lucie Jeanne "Bebe" Genez in New York City. She was born on June 2, 1889 (or 1890) in Hudson County, New Jersey. Her parents were Victor E. M. Genez and Jeanne M. V. Schevingt Genez. They had three children, and were divorced. Lucie died on September 24, 1971 in Los Angeles, California. ~ ~ Hal Gates second married Irene Boland in 1946. He died two years later on Wednesday, November 3, 1948 in Los Angeles, California of a heart ailment. Survivors included his former wife, his widow, and two sons and a daughter: Victor Cecil Gates, Jacob Gates, and Mrs. Beulah Susan Gates Evans, all of Hollywood. He was also survived by a brother and two sisters: Franklin Young Gates, Mrs. Leah Gates Widtsoe, and Mrs. Emma Lucy Gates Bowen, all of Salt Lake City. [Deseret News, November 4, 1948] ~ ~ ~ ~ His filmography: Racing Luck (1948) (original screenplay), Last Frontier Uprising (1947) (writer), Below the Deadline (1946) (screenplay), ... aka Jumping Joe (USA: TV title), Don't Gamble with Strangers (1946) (writer), Northwest Trail (1945) (screenplay) (uncredited), Allotment Wives (1945) (screenplay) (as Harvey H. Gates) ... aka Allotment Wives, Inc. ... aka Woman in the Case (UK), Divorce (1945) (screenplay) (as Harvey H. Gates), Mr. Muggs Rides Again (1945) (screenplay) (story), Docks of New York (1945) (writer), Clancy Street Boys (1943) (screenplay), 'Neath Brooklyn Bridge (1942) (original story and screenplay), Smart Alecks (1942) (original story and screenplay) (as Harvey H. Gates), Let's Get Tough! (1942) (original story and screenplay), The Corpse Vanishes (1942) (screenplay) ... aka The Case of the Missing Brides (UK), Black Dragons (1942) (adaptation) (screenplay), Mr. Wise Guy (1942) (screenplay), Zis Boom Bah (1941) (original story) (screenplay) ... aka College Sweethearts, Men Without Souls (1940) (original story), Meet Dr. Christian (1939) (story), Fugitive at Large (1939) (screenplay), Navy Secrets (1939) (screenplay), The Luck of Roaring Camp (1937) (writer), When's Your Birthday? (1937) (adaptation), Flying Hostess (1936) (writer), The Voice of Bugle Ann (1936) (writer), O'shaughnessy's Boy (1935) (story), Werewolf of London (1935) (uncredited)(adaptation) ... aka Unholy Hour, The Band Plays On (1934) (writer), The Mysterious Rider (1933) (screenplay) ... aka The Fighting Phantom (USA: reissue title), If I Had a Million (1932) (story) (segment "The Three Marines") (uncredited) (writer), Madame Racketeer (1932) (writer) ... aka The Sporting Widow (UK), The County Fair (1932) (writer) (as Harvey Harris Gates), Hell Divers (1931) (screenplay), The Sky Raiders (1931) (writer), What a Man (1930) (adaptation and scenario) ... aka The Gentleman Chauffeur (UK), Así es la vida (1930/I) (writer) ... aka Such Is Life (USA: review title), In the Next Room (1930) (writer), The Forward Pass (1929) (story), Hearts in Exile (1929) (writer), Say It with Songs (1929) (screenplay) (story), Glad Rag Doll (1929) (story), From Headquarters (1929) (screenplay) (story), The Desert Song (1929) (screenplay), The Redeeming Sin (1929) (adaptation), Stark Mad (1929) (adaptation and dialogue), The Terror (1928) (writer), The Midnight Taxi (1928) (adaptation) (screenplay), Rinty of the Desert (1928) (writer), Across the Atlantic (1928) (writer), Brass Knuckles (1927) (writer), A Sailor's Sweetheart (1927) (scenario), The Bush Leaguer (1927) (writer), The Black Diamond Express (1927) (writer), The Brute (1927) (writer), Heaven on Earth (1927/I) (screenplay) (story), Life of an Actress (1927) (writer), The Barrier (1926) (writer), Driftin' Thru (1926) (writer), Paint and Powder (1925) (screenplay) (story), North of Nome (1925) (story), The Bad Lands (1925) (writer), Silent Sanderson (1925) (adaptation), Beyond the Border (1925) (adaptation), The Crimson Runner (1925) (screenplay) (story), Soft Shoes (1925) (writer), The Flaming Forties (1924) (writer), A Cafe in Cairo (1924) (adaptation) (screenplay), One Glorious Night (1924) (story), The Slanderers (1924) (writer), Behind the Curtain (1924) (writer), The Fighting American (1924) (writer), The Chechahcos (1924) (titles) (uncredited), Fools' Highway (1924) (writer), The Breathless Moment (1924) (screenplay) (story), The Clean-Up (1923) (writer), The Six-Fifty (1923) (adaptation) (screenplay), Under the Border (1923) (screenplay) (story), Legally Dead (1923) (writer), Skid-Proof (1923) (scenario), True Gold (1923) (scenario) (story), Merry-Go-Round (1923) (story), Sawdust (1923) (writer), Smashing Barriers (1923) (scenario), The Drug Traffic (1923) (writer), Environment (1922) (writer), Broad Daylight (1922) (screenplay) (story) ... aka In Broad Daylight (UK), Come Clean (1922) (scenario) (story), At Large (1922) (scenario) (story), Hurricane's Gal (1922) (story), Two Men (1922) (scenario) (story), Daring Dangers (1922) (scenario) (story), Plain Grit (1922) (scenario) (story), Seeing Red (1922) (scenario), The Jaws of Steel (1922) (scenario), Never Let Go (1922) (scenario), Man Under Cover (1922) (writer), Belle of Alaska (1922) (screenplay) (story), The Golden Gallows (1922) (writer), Headin' West (1922) (scenario) (story), The Fire Eater (1921) (writer), A Daughter of the Law (1921/I) (writer), The Mysterious Pearl (1921) (scenario), Red Courage (1921) (writer), Action (1921) (writer) ... aka Let's Go, The Sting of the Lash (1921) (story), The Fighting Lover (1921) (writer), Blue Streak McCoy (1920) (writer), Life's Twist (1920) (scenario), The Fightin' Terror (1920) (scenario) (story) ... aka Hesitation (USA: alternative title), Bought and Paid For (1920) (scenario) ... aka 'Neath Purple Skies (USA: alternative title), Masked (1920) (story)... aka Ransom (USA: alternative title), The Screaming Shadow (1920) (scenario), The Luck of Geraldine Laird (1920) (writer), West Is Best (1920) (story) ... aka Harmony Ranch, A Man from Nowhere (1920) (scenario) ... aka Rider from Nowhere (USA: reissue title), Beckoning Roads (1919) (writer), Lightning Bryce (1919) (scenario), The Face in the Watch (1919) (story), The Midnight Man (1919) (scenario), A Western Wooing (1919) (story), Temporary Alimony (1919) (story), The Exquisite Thief (1919) (scenario), The Wicked Darling (1919) (writer), The Sealed Envelope (1919) (scenario), The Wildcat of Paris (1918) (screenplay) (story), After the War (1918) (scenario) ... aka The Spawn (USA: alternative title), A Broadway Scandal (1918) (story), The Marriage Lie (1918) (writer), A Rich Man's Darling (1918) (story), The Wine Girl (1918) (story), The Wife He Bought (1918) (scenario), Madame Spy (1918) (scenario), The Flames of Chance (1918) (scenario), Bull's Eye (1917) (story & scenario), The Man from Montana (1917) (scenario), Society's Driftwood (1917) (story), Sands of Sacrifice (1917) (story), The Edge of the Law (1917) (scenario), The Web (1917) (scenario), Her City Beau (1917) (scenario), The Thief Maker (1917) (scenario), The Hunted Man (1917) (scenario), The Highway of Hope (1917) (writer), The Little Moccasins (1917) (story), The Lonesome Chap (1917) (writer), Chubby Takes a Hand (1917) (scenario), The Grudge (1917) (scenario), The Amazing Adventure (1917) (scenario), Hell Morgan's Girl (1917) (story "The Wrong Side of Paradise"), The Fourth Witness (1917) (scenario), The Daring Chance (1917) (scenario) (story), A Slave of Fear (1917) (scenario), The Whelp (1917) (scenario), How to Be Happy Though Married (1917) (scenario), The Red Stain (1917) (scenario), Lost in Babylon (1916) (scenario), The Lawyer's Secret (1916) (scenario), The Mansard Mystery (1916) (scenario), Stumbling (1916) (scenario), Her Wedding Day (1916) (scenario), The Masked Woman (1916) (scenario), Love Never Dies (1916) (writer), The Gold Band (1916) (scenario), To Another Woman (1916) (screenplay) (story), High Speed (1916) (scenario), The Heritage of Valor (1916) (scenario), Triumph of Truth (1916) (writer), The Call of the Past (1916) (scenario), Along the Malibu (1916) (scenario) ... aka The Guilty One (USA: alternative title), The Finishing Touch (1916) (writer), For the Love of a Girl (1916) (scenario), Priscilla's Prisoner (1916) (screenplay) (story), Lee Blount Goes Home (1916) (scenario), The Crimson Yoke (1916) (screenplay) (story), The Committee on Credentials (1916) (scenario), Muggins (1916) (story), The Jackals of a Great City (1916) (scenario), The Three Godfathers (1916) (scenario), Virginia (1916) (scenario), The Leap (1916) (scenario), Public Approval (1916) (scenario), The League of the Future (1916) (scenario), The One Woman (1916) (scenario), The Eye of Horus (1916) (scenario), A Beast of Society (1916) (scenario), Three Fingered Jenny (1916) (scenario), Her Defiance (1916) (scenario), The Grey Sisterhood (1916) (scenario), The Little Upstart (1915) (scenario), As the Shadows Fall (1915) (scenario) (story), The Terrible Truth (1915) (story), Lord John in New York (1915) (scenario), Lord John's Journal (1915) (writer) ... aka The Journal of Lord John (USA: alternative title), The Connecting Link (1915) (scenario), The Supreme Test (1915) (scenario), Colorado (1915) (scenario) Honor Thy Husband (1915) (writer), The Measure of Leon Du Bray (1915) (story), The Long Chance (1915) (scenario), The Man from Argentina (1915) (story), The Man in the Chair (1915) (scenario), A Pure Gold Partner (1915) (scenario), The Vengeance of Guido (1915) (story), The Third Partner (1915) (story), Judge Not; or The Woman of Mona Diggings (1915) (scenario) ... aka The Woman of Mona Diggings (USA: alternative title), Every Man's Money (1915) (story), For Professional Reasons (1915) (scenario), Misjudged (1915) (scenario), The Gopher (1915) (scenario), According to Value (1915) (scenario), Homage (1915) (scenario), Her Rustic Hero (1915) (scenario), The Advisor (1915) (scenario), Eleven to One (1915) (writer), At the Banquet Table (1915) (scenario), When the World Was Silent (1914) (story), Concentration (1914) (story), His Father's House (1914) (story), I Was Meant for You (1913) (story).

~ ~ ~ ~ Salt Lake Telegram, November 5, 1948.