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Michael Kanin (1910–1993)

The older brother of writer/producer/director Garson Kanin, Michael Kanin was a fine talent in his own right. After serving a creative apprenticeship writing and acting in Catskill resort shows with his brother, Kanin worked as a commercial artist and musician. In 1939 he was signed to a screenwriting contract at RKO, where he met his future wife ... See full bio »

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 1986 Fame (TV Series) (based on the play by - 1 episode)
- The Incident (1986) ... (based on the play by)
 1976 Woman of the Year (TV Movie) (1942 screenplay)
 1969 How to Commit Marriage (writer)
 1964 The Outrage (play "Rashomon") / (screenplay)
 1964 Mein oder Dein (TV Movie) (comedy)
 1962 Swordsman of Siena (screenplay)
 1961 The Right Approach (screenplay)
 1961 Rashomon (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- Rashomon (1960) ... (adaptation)
 1960 Rashomon (TV Movie) (play)
 1958 Teacher's Pet (written by)
 1956 The Opposite Sex (screenplay)
 1956 Star Stage (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Cleopatra Collins (1956) ... (teleplay)
 1954 Rhapsody
 1952 My Pal Gus (original screenplay)
 1947 Honeymoon
 1944 Marriage Is a Private Affair (uncredited)
 1943 The Cross of Lorraine (screenplay)
 1942 Sunday Punch (screenplay) / (story)
 1942 Woman of the Year (original screen play)
 1940 Anne of Windy Poplars (screen play)
 1939 Panama Lady (screen play)
 1939 They Made Her a Spy (screen play)
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Isn't it curious that hardly anyone can write, but everyone can rewrite? See more »


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