Rowland V. Lee

Rowland Vance Lee (September 6, 1891 in Findlay, Ohio – December 21, 1975 in Palm Desert, California) was an American film director, writer and producer. In 1929, he directed The Wolf of Wall Street featuring George Bancroft.

Lee directed The Son of Monte Cristo (1940), starring Louis Hayward, Joan Bennett and George Sanders. He was one of the 11 co-directors of Paramount Pictures’ all-star revue Paramount on Parade (1930). He made creative use of the then-new sound medium in the near-fantasy treatment of Zoo in Budapest (1933).

He also directed The Guilty Generation (1931), Son of Frankenstein (1939), The Tower of London (1939) and The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1944).

He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Lee was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, in Glendale, California.