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Jack Kirkland (1901–1969)


His play, "Tobacco Road", at the American Blues Theater in Chicago, Illinois, was nominated for a 2010 Joseph Jefferson Award for Production of a Play. See more trivia »

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 1975 Mandingo (play)
 1952 The Golden Coach (story and screenplay)
 1951 Amazing Monsieur Fabre (screenplay) / (story)
 1950 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- The Traitor (1950) ... (adaptation)
 1941 Tobacco Road (play)
 1936 Adventure in Manhattan (screenplay)
 1936 Frankie and Johnnie (story)
 1936 Sutter's Gold
 1935 Hands Across the Table (contributor to screenplay construction - uncredited)
 1935 Under Pressure (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1935 Wings in the Dark (screenplay)
 1935 The Gilded Lily (suggested by a story by)
 1934 Now and Forever (story "Honor Bright")
 1933 Zoo in Budapest (story)
 1933 Married or Single (Short) (writer)
 1930 Fast and Loose (story)
 1929 Wall Street (story)
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 1941 Tobacco Road (producer: stage play)

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Adapted Erskine Caldwell's novel "Tobacco Road" for Broadway. The play opened at the Theatre Masque on December 4, 1933 and transfered to the 48th Street Theatre on July 16, 1934 and to the Forrest Theatre in September 1934, where it closed on May 31, 1941. The play set a record for longevity on Broadway when it totaled 3,182 ... See more »

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Father of ballerina-actress-author Gelsey Kirkland. See more »

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