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MacKinlay Kantor (1904–1977)

MacKinlay Kantor was born on February 4, 1904 in Webster City, Iowa, USA as Benjamin MacKinlay Kantor. He was a writer and actor, known for The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), Gun Crazy (1950) and Follow Me, Boys! (1966). He died on October 11, 1977 in Sarasota, Florida, USA. See full bio »

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Gun Crazy
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Follow Me, Boys!


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 1981 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (book "God and My Country" - 2 episodes)
- Follow Me, Boys!: Part 2 (1981) ... (book "God and My Country")
- Follow Me, Boys!: Part 1 (1981) ... (book "God and My Country")
 1966 Follow Me, Boys! (book "God and My Country")
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series) (novel "The Happy Land" - 1 episode)
- In Times Like These (1956) ... (novel "The Happy Land")
 1953 Hannah Lee: An American Primitive (screenplay)
 1953 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Signal Thirty-Two (1953) ... (story)
 1951 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Forever Walking Free (1951) ... (story)
 1950 Gun Crazy (screenplay) / (story "Gun Crazy")
 1947 The Romance of Rosy Ridge (story)
 1946 The Best Years of Our Lives (from a novel by - as Mackinlay Kantor)
 1944 Gentle Annie (novel)
 1943 Happy Land (from the novel by)
 1940 The Man from Dakota (novel "Arouse and Beware")
 1937 Mountain Music (story)
 1936 The Voice of Bugle Ann (from the book by)
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 1958 Wind Across the Everglades
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Story: "The Romance of Rosy Ridge" (filmed as The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947)) See more »

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Mackinlay Kantor

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Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, a former journalist and writer of pulp fiction for magazines. His works range from the sentimental "Glory for Me" (popularly filmed as The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)) to tough crime stories like "Gun Crazy" (1950) (filmed as Gun Crazy (1950)) and "Diversey" (1928). Some of his novels deal with historical subjects, such as the American Civil War. See more »

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