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Jonathan Latimer (1906–1983)

American writer of thrillers and film scripts, the son of a Chicago lawyer and a violinist. He was named 'Jonathan' after a famous ancestor who had served as a colonel on George Washington's staff during the American Revolutionary War. Latimer was a graduate of Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. Following travels in Europe, he began his writing ... See full bio »

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Known For

Perry Mason
Perry Mason Writer
(1958-1965)
The Big Clock
The Big Clock Writer
(1948)
Topper Returns
(1941)
The Glass Key
The Glass Key Writer
(1942)

Filmography

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 1972 Columbo (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Greenhouse Jungle (1972) ... (written by)
  Perry Mason (TV Series) (1 episode, 1964) (written by - 20 episodes, 1960 - 1965) (teleplay - 7 episodes, 1958 - 1963) (writer - 4 episodes, 1959 - 1965)
- The Case of the Fugitive Fraulein (1965) ... (writer)
- The Case of the Gambling Lady (1965) ... (written by)
- The Case of the Feather Cloak (1965) ... (written by)
- The Case of the Wooden Nickels (1964) ... (written by)
- The Case of the Paper Bullets (1964) ... (written by)
 1964 Rendezvous in Space (Documentary short) (uncredited)
  Checkmate (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes, 1960 - 1962) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1962)
- The Sound of Nervous Laughter (1962) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Target: Tycoon (1960) ... (story)
 1962 87th Precinct (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Out of Order (1962) ... (writer)
 1960-1961 Hong Kong (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Murder by Proxy (1961) ... (writer)
- The Dragon Cup (1960) ... (writer)
- The Jade Empress (1960) ... (writer)
  Markham (TV Series) (written by - 5 episodes, 1959 - 1960) (story - 1 episode, 1960)
- The Long Search (1960) ... (written by)
- A Coffin for Cinderella (1960) ... (written by)
- Sing a Song of Murder (1960) ... (written by)
- The Candy Store Jungle (1960) ... (story - teleplay)
- Vendetta in Venice (1959) ... (written by)
 1958 Pursuit (TV Series) (original story - 1 episode)
- Tiger on a Bicycle (1958) ... (original story)
 1958 The Whole Truth (writer)
 1958 The Unchained Goddess (TV Movie) (written by)
 1957 The Strange Case of the Cosmic Rays (TV Movie) (written by)
 1957 The Unholy Wife (screenplay)
 1953 Plunder of the Sun (screen play)
 1952 Botany Bay (screenplay)
 1951 Submarine Command (story and screenplay)
 1951 The Redhead and the Cowboy (screenplay)
 1950 Copper Canyon
 1949 Alias Nick Beal (screenplay)
 1949 The Accused (contract writer - uncredited)
 1948 Sealed Verdict (writer)
 1948 Night Has a Thousand Eyes (screenplay)
 1948 Beyond Glory (screenplay)
 1948 The Big Clock (screenplay)
 1947 They Won't Believe Me (screenplay)
 1946 Nocturne (screen play)
 1942 Whistling in Dixie (contributor to screenplay - uncredited)
 1942 The Glass Key (screen play)
 1941 Topper Returns (original screenplay)
 1940 Phantom Raiders (original story)
 1939 The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt (screen play)
 1938 The Last Warning (novel "The Dead Don't Care")
 1938 The Lady in the Morgue (novel)
 1937 The Westland Case (novel "Headed for a Hearse")

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Before screen writing was a pulp novelist.

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Scorpio

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