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Frederic Arnold Kummer

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Frederic Arnold Kummer, (ca 1924)
Frederic Arnold Kummer, (ca 1924)
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Frederic Arnold Kummer Sr. (August 5, 1873 - November 22, 1943) was an American author, playwright and screenwriter. He also wrote under the pseudonym Arnold Fredericks. Several of his works were made into films. A caricature of him is on the wall of Sardi's restaurant.

He lived in Maryland.

He married twice, first to the playwright Clare Kummer with whom he had two children. He also had three more children.[1]

A Liberty Ship was named after him during World War II.[2][unreliable source?]

His son Frederic Arnold Kummer Jr. was also a writer.

In testimony to the Special Committee on Un-American Activities, he was noted as a member of the Lincoln Brigade executive committee.[3]




  • Richard and Grace Duvall
  • The Blue Lights: A Detective Story
  • The Brute
  • The Film of Fear
  • The First Days of Man
  • The Green God
  • The Ivory Snuff Box[6] (1912)
  • The Little Fortune' (1915)
  • Peggy-Elise (1919)
  • Shades of Hades
  • Love's Greatest Mistake
  • Forbidden Wine
  • The Web
  • A Song of Sixpence
  • Gentlemen in Hades: The Story of a Damned Debutante[7]
  • "Honeymoom Detective" series[1]
  • Leif Erikson, the Lucky
  • The Film of Fear[8]
  • The Torch of Liberty (1941)
  • Death at Eight Bells: A Novel (1937)
  • One Million Francs
  • The Pipes of Yesterday
  • Eternal Conflict
  • Death at Eight Bells
  • The Emigrant, a play in three acts[9]
  • The First Days of Man
  • The First Days of Knowledge

Short stories

  • "Mr. Buttles"
  • "The Choice"
  • "Are You a Suffragette?"


  1. ^ a b Sampson, Robert (February 6, 1987). Yesterday's Faces: The Solvers. Popular Press. ISBN 9780879724153.
  2. ^ Kummer, Frederic Arnold (December 1, 2010). The Painted Woman. Google Books. ISBN 9781434424198.
  3. ^ Activities (1938-1944), United States Congress House Special Committee on Un-American (February 6, 1940). "Investigation of Un-American Propaganda Activities in the United States: Hearings Before a Special Committee on Un-American Activities, House of Representatives, Seventy-fifth Congress, Third Session-Seventy-eighth Congress, Second Session, on H. Res. 282, to Investigate (l) the Extent, Character, and Objects of Un-American Propaganda Activities in the United States, (2) the Diffusion Within the United States of Subversive and Un-American Propaganda that is Instigated from Foreign Countries Or of a Domestic Origin and Attacks the Principle of the Form of Government as Guaranteed by Our Constitution, and (3) All Other Questions in Relation Thereto that Would Aid Congress in Any Necessary Remedial Legislation". U.S. Government Printing Office – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "Catalog of Copyright Entries". U.S. Government Printing Office. February 6, 1914 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ Smith, Geoffrey D. (August 13, 1997). American Fiction, 1901-1925: A Bibliography. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521434690 – via Google Books.
  6. ^ "Project Gutenberg Titles by Frederic Arnold Kummer (Kummer, Frederic Arnold, 1873-1943)".
  7. ^ "Kummer, Frederic Arnold (1873-1943) - People and organisations". Trove.
  8. ^ "Kummer, Frederic Arnold 1873-1943 [WorldCat Identities]".
  9. ^ Browne, William Hand; Dielman, Louis Henry (February 6, 1968). "Maryland Historical Magazine". Maryland Historical Society. – via Google Books.
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