From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Carl Erickson (1908–1935) was a film writer. Erickson was the son of Swedish immigrants, Albert and Ellen Erickson. He grew up in New Haven, Connecticut, where his father worked at the New Haven Wire Mill company. Erickson wrote for films including, Stranger in Town (1932), Fashions of 1934, and Black Fury (1935). He died after shooting himself.