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John Lee Mahin (1902–1984)

John Lee Mahin was born on August 23, 1902 in Evanston, Illinois, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for Scarface (1932), Quo Vadis (1951) and The Bad Seed (1956). He was married to Barbara and Patsy Ruth Miller. He died on April 18, 1984 in Santa Monica, California, USA. See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Scarface Writer
Quo Vadis
Quo Vadis Writer
The Bad Seed
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 1971-1972 The Jimmy Stewart Show (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Old School Ties (1972) ... (written by)
- The Identity Crisis (1971) ... (written by)
 1960 North to Alaska (screenplay)
 1959 The Horse Soldiers (written for the screen by)
 1958 No Time for Sergeants (screenplay)
 1957 Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (screenplay)
 1956 The Bad Seed (screenplay)
 1955 Lucy Gallant
 1954 Elephant Walk
 1953 Mogambo (screenplay)
 1952 My Son John (adaptation)
 1951 Quo Vadis (screen play)
 1951 Show Boat (screen play)
 1950 Panic in the Streets (contract writer - uncredited)
 1949 Down to the Sea in Ships (screenplay)
 1948 That Wonderful Urge (contract writer - uncredited)
 1946 The Yearling (uncredited)
 1945 Adventure (uncredited)
 1943 Combat America (Documentary)
 1943 The Adventures of Tartu (screenplay)
 1942 Tortilla Flat (screen play)
 1942 Woman of the Year (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1941 Johnny Eager (screen play)
 1941 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (screen play)
 1940 Boom Town (screen play)
 1939 The Wizard of Oz (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1938 Too Hot to Handle (screen play)
 1938 Test Pilot (treatment - uncredited)
 1937 The Last Gangster (screen play)
 1937 Captains Courageous (screen play)
 1937 A Star Is Born (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1936 Love on the Run (screen play)
 1936 The Devil Is a Sissy (screenplay)
 1936 Small Town Girl (screenplay)
 1936 Wife vs. Secretary (screen play)
 1936 Riffraff (contributor to dialogue - uncredited)
 1935 China Seas (contributor to screenplay construction - uncredited)
 1935 Naughty Marietta (screen play)
 1934 Chained
 1934 Treasure Island (screen play)
 1934 Laughing Boy (screen play)
 1933 Eskimo (translated to the screen by)
 1933 The Prizefighter and the Lady (screen play)
 1933 Bombshell (screenplay)
 1933 Hell Below (dialogue)
 1932 Rasputin and the Empress (uncredited)
 1932 Red Dust (screen play - as John Mahin)
 1932 Tiger Shark (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1932 Scarface (continuity) / (dialogue)
 1932 The Wet Parade (adapted by - as John L. Mahin)
 1932 The Beast of the City (dialogue continuity - as John L. Mahin)
 1931 The Unholy Garden (uncredited)
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Wrote the screen play for a TV pilot called "Boys Town" which told the first of a proposed series of stories about the famed juvenile home founded by Father Flanagan.

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Alternate Names:

John L. Mahin | John Mahin | Capt. John Lee Mahin USAFR

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Formed a production company with writer Martin Rackin in 1959. See more »

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