Frederick Hugh Herbert (May 29, 1897 - May 17, 1958) was a playwright, screenwriter, novelist, short story writer, and infrequent film director. Born in Vienna, Austria, Herbert was educated at the University of London. He began his film career in 1926 with two projects starring Conrad Nagel, The Waning Sex and There You Are!, the latter adapted from his play of the same title. His screenwriting credits included Vanity Fair, Fashions of 1934, Smarty in 1934, adapted from his own play; Sitting Pretty, Dark Command, Our Very Own, The Little Hut, and Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! and The Girls of Pleasure Island, both of which he also directed.