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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 (stage play)
 1936 Adventure in Manhattan (screen play)
 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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In 1938, he adapted and directed John Steinbeck's novel "Tortilla Flat" for the Broadway stage, but it was not successful and ran only a week. The play, and the 1942 M-G-M film version starring Spencer Tracy, Hedy Lamarr and John Garfield, were both based on Steinbeck's novel, but Kirkland's script was not used in the film. See more »

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

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