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Niven Busch (1903–1991)

Niven Busch was born on April 26, 1903 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer and actor, known for The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946), Duel in the Sun (1946) and Distant Drums (1951). He was married to Suzanne De Sanz, Carmencita Baker, Teresa Wright and Sonia Alexandra Frey. He died on August 25, 1991 in San Francisco, California, ... See full bio »

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Duel in the Sun
Distant Drums
Distant Drums Writer
The Westerner
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 1986 La gloria y el infierno (TV Series) (story - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... (story)
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... (story)
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... (story)
 1962 The Wild Cat (novel "Duel in the Sun" - uncredited)
 1958 Gigi (uncredited)
 1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series) (story "We The O'Learys" - 1 episode)
- City in Flames (1957) ... (story "We The O'Learys")
 1955 The Treasure of Pancho Villa (screenplay)
 1953 The Moonlighter (story and screenplay)
 1953 The Man from the Alamo (story)
 1951 Distant Drums (screenplay) / (story)
 1950 The Furies (from a novel by)
 1950 The Capture (novel - uncredited) / (written by)
 1947 Moss Rose (adaptation)
 1947 Pursued (screenplay)
 1946 Duel in the Sun (suggested by a novel by)
 1946 Till the End of Time (novel "They Dream of Home")
 1946 The Postman Always Rings Twice (screen play)
 1941 Belle Starr (story)
 1940 The Westerner (screenplay)
 1939 Angels Wash Their Faces (screenplay)
 1939 Off the Record (screenplay)
 1937 In Old Chicago (based on a story by)
 1935 Three Kids and a Queen (uncredited)
 1935 Lady Tubbs (unconfirmed - unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1934 Babbitt (adaptation)
 1934 The Man with Two Faces (screen play)
 1934 He Was Her Man (screenplay)
 1934 The Big Shakedown (screenplay) / (story "Cut Rate")
 1933 College Coach (screenplay) / (story)
 1932 Scarlet Dawn (screen play)
 1932 Miss Pinkerton (adaptation)
 1932 The Crowd Roars (as Nevin Busch)
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Novel: "The San Franciscan". See more »

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Nevin Busch

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Novelist and screenwriter, educated at Princeton University. Began as a writer for Time magazine and The New Yorker. In Hollywood from 1931, at Warner Brothers (1931-34; 1938-39), subsequently free-lance for other studios. Authored 14 novels of which "Duel in the Sun", the screen rights to which he sold to David O. Selznick, was the most famous. Left Hollywood in 1952 and later taught at the ... See more »

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