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Talbot Jennings (1894–1985)

Talbot Jennings was born in Shoshone, Idaho, August 25, 1894, and graduated from Nampa, Idaho High School. After serving in the Army in World War I, he attended the University of Idaho where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1924 and served as student body president and editor of both the university's yearbook and the university's literary ... See full bio »

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 1965 The Sons of Katie Elder (story)
 1961 The Roaring 20's (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Among the Missing (1961) ... (story)
 1960 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Siege of Troy (1960) ... (story)
  The Alaskans (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1959) (writer - 1 episode, 1959)
- Winter Song (1959) ... (story)
- Starvation Stampede (1959) ... (writer)
 1959 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Abra-Cadaver (1959) ... (teleplay)
 1958 The Naked Maja (story)
 1957 Gunsight Ridge (written for the screen by)
 1955 Pearl of the South Pacific (additional dialogue)
 1955 Escape to Burma (screenplay)
 1955 Untamed (adaptation) / (screenplay)
 1953 Knights of the Round Table (screenplay)
 1952 Scaramouche (screenplay - uncredited)
 1951 Across the Wide Missouri (screenplay) / (story)
 1950 The Black Rose (screenplay)
 1949 Landfall (writer)
 1946 Anna and the King of Siam (screenplay)
 1942 Ten Gentlemen from West Point (uncredited)
 1940 Edison, the Man (screen play)
 1940 Northwest Passage (screenplay)
 1939 Rulers of the Sea (story and screenplay)
 1938 Spawn of the North (writer)
 1938 Marie Antoinette (dialogue - uncredited)
 1937 Conquest (uncredited)
 1937 The Good Earth (screen play)
 1936 Romeo and Juliet (adaptation)
 1935 Mutiny on the Bounty (screenplay)
 1934 We Live Again (uncredited)

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In 1938, he wrote the play "American Wing," billed as a 'pulsating New England drama,' as part of the Federal Theatre Project and the Works Progress Administration. See more »

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Jennings donated several hundred books to the University of Idaho library in the 1950s and 1960s. See more »

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