Director and screenwriter, most known for writing screenplays like 1920's Human Stuff and 1934's The Law of the Wild.
He was born William Reeves Eason.
He was nicknamed "Breezy" for his lax attitude to on-set safety, even during intense action sequences.
His son died at the age of seven in an accident during filming.
He directed Gene Autry in the western film Blue Montana Skies.