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Working name of US film director and author William Taylor Garnett (1884-1977), whose Lost Race novel, Man Laughs Back (1935), is set deep in the South American jungle, where a native civilization, descended from the Incas, is instrumental in keeping a foolhardy surveyor (and his team of twenty-six lads) from disaster. As a director, he is best known for The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946); of sf interest is A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1948), based on Mark Twain's novel. [JC]
born Los Angeles, California: 13 June 1884
died Sawtelle, California: 3 October 1977
Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
Accessed 04:43 am on 21 March 2023.