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Wellyn Totman

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Edward Llewellyn Totman, known professionally as Wellyn Totman (August 3, 1903 - October 6, 1977) was a film and television screenwriter in Hollywood. His work includes original stories and adaptations such as the Mascot Pictures movie serial The Miracle Rider starring Tom Mix. He also wrote several Republic Pictures films. He was born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota.[1]

He was named after his father and grandfather. He attended Washburn Elementary School and Duluth Central High School.[2] His writing career began in high school where he wrote a play, wrote reviews for the newspaper, and did event booking and promotion.[1]

Totman was arrested for drunk driving and belligerence in 1937 and his writing productivity declined in the 1940s.[1]


Totman's work includes:[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Wellyn Totman – Zenith City Online". zenithcity.com.
  2. ^ "October 6, 1977: Death of Duluth screenwriter Wellyn Totman – Zenith City Online". zenithcity.com.
  3. ^ "Wellyn Totman". www.bfi.org.uk.
  4. ^ Tuska, Jon (1 January 1999). "The Vanishing Legion: A History of Mascot Pictures, 1927-1935". McFarland – via Google Books.
  5. ^ "Kingsport Times article". www.newspapers.com. February 7, 1932. p. 12.

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