Charles Belmont Davis

Charles Belmont Davis (1866 - 1926) was a writer, drama critic, and publisher. Several of his stories were adapted into films including his short story "The Octopus" which was adapted into ''Mother o' Mine'' (1921). His short story "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" which appeared in the October 1914 issue of Metropolitan Magazine was adapted into ''The Home Stretch'' (1921). His story "Handle with Care" was adapted into ''Handle with Care (1922 film)''.

He wrote a couple stories for ''Harper's Magazine''.

His mother was pioneering writer and social reformer Rebecca Harding Davis and his older brother was Richard Harding Davis. The brothers attended Lehigh University and were involved in establishing its drama club. Davis served as U. S. Consul to Florence from 1893 to 1897.

Davis married Dai Turgeon in 1914; they divorced in 1921. Provided by Wikipedia
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