Waldemar Young (1 July 1878 – 30 August 1938), was an American screenwriter. He wrote for 81 films between 1917 and 1938.

He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and died in Hollywood, California from pneumonia.

Waldemar was a grandson of Brigham Young. He was also a brother of Mahonri Young.

Young joined the staff of the Salt Lake Herald after he graduated from High School. He then went to Stanford University starting in 1900. At Stanford he played on the football team. He majored in English but also studied economics and history.

Young did not finish his studies at Stanford. Instead he took jobs with the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Francisco Examiner.

In 1912 Young married Elizabeth Haight, who was a great-niece of early California Mormon leader, Sam Brannan. Young started into films by writing comedy routines for Franklyn Farnum and Brownie Vernon.

In the 1920s he often worked on films with Lon Chaney, Tod Browning and their editor Errol Taggart.

In the 1930s Young wrote several screen plays for Cecil B. De Mille

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Waldemar Young Quotes

Oh, it takes a long time and infinite patience to make them talk. Some day I'll create a woman and it'll be easier.
Waldemar Young, U.S. screenwriter. Erle C. Kenton. Dr. Moreau (Charles Laughton), Island of Lost Souls, explaining why many of his creations are mute (1933). From a novel by H.G. Wells (1866-1946).
There's no twilight in the tropics. Night falls like a curtain.
Waldemar Young, U.S. screenwriter. Erle C. Kenton. Dr. Moreau (Charles Laughton), Island of Lost Souls, to his guests, who are thinking of leaving (1933). From a novel by H.G. Wells (1866-1946).
You made us in the House of Pain. You made us things. Not men, not beasts, part-man, part-beast: things.
Waldemar Young, U.S. screenwriter. Erle C. Kenton. Sayer of the Law (Bela Lugosi), Island of Lost Souls, to Dr. Moreau, as the beasts prepare to take their revenge (1933). From a novel by H.G. Wells (1866-1946).

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