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Horace McCoy (1897–1955)

Horace McCoy was born on April 14, 1897 in Pegram, Tennessee, USA. He was a writer and actor, known for They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), Dangerous Mission (1954) and Rage at Dawn (1955). He died on December 16, 1955 in Beverly Hills, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1974 No Pockets in a Shroud (novel)
 1969 They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (novel "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?")
 1957 Maverick (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- According to Hoyle (1957) ... (story)
 1955 Texas Lady (story and screenplay)
 1955 The Road to Denver (screenplay)
 1955 Rage at Dawn (screenplay)
 1954 Dangerous Mission (screen play) / (story)
 1953 Bad for Each Other (screenplay)
 1953 El Alaméin (writer)
 1953 TV de Vanguarda (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Mas Não Se Mata Cavalo? (1953) ... (novel)
 1952 The Turning Point (based on a story by)
 1952 Montana Belle (screenplay)
 1952 The Lusty Men
 1952 The World in His Arms (additional dialogue)
 1952 Bronco Buster (screenplay)
 1950 The Fireball (original story) / (screenplay)
 1950 Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (from "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye")
 1947 The Fabulous Texan (screenplay)
 1943 Appointment in Berlin (writer)
 1943 Flight for Freedom (story)
 1942 Gentleman Jim (screen play)
 1942 Valley of the Sun (screenplay)
 1941 Texas (screenplay)
 1941 Western Union (contributor to dialogue - uncredited)
 1940 Queen of the Mob (screenplay)
 1940 Women Without Names (screenplay)
 1940 Parole Fixer (screenplay)
 1939 Television Spy (writer)
 1939 Island of Lost Men (screenplay)
 1939 Undercover Doctor (writer)
 1939 Persons in Hiding (screenplay)
 1938 Prison Farm (contributor to screenplay construction - uncredited)
 1938 Hunted Men (writer)
 1938 King of the Newsboys (story)
 1938 Dangerous to Know (writer)
 1936 Postal Inspector (screenplay) / (story)
 1936 Parole! (screenplay)
 1936 Fatal Lady
 1936 The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (adaptation)
 1934 Speed Wings (story and screenplay)
 1933 Hold the Press (original story and screenplay)
 1933 Fury of the Jungle (story)
 1933 Her Resale Value (story)
 1933 Dangerous Crossroads (original story)
 1933 Soldiers of the Storm (screenplay)
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Before the successful film adaptation of his novel They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), there were two failed attempts to bring the novel into a feature film. The first one, in 1936, when Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer purchased the rights to the novel as a potential starring vehicle for Jean Harlow and Clark Gable, but the project fell apart due to the sudden death of Jean Harlow in 1937. The second one,... See more »

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