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John Meehan (I) (1890–1954)

John Meehan, the Oscar-nominated Cando-American screenwriter and playwright best known for co-writing the classic Boys Town (1938), was born on May 8, 1890 in Lindsay, Ontario. His first dream was to be a chef, but after studying the culinary arts in Austria, he went to New York to seek fame and fortune in the theater. Meehan made his Broadway ... See full bio »

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 1948 Three Daring Daughters (original screenplay)
 1945 The Valley of Decision (screen play)
 1944 Kismet (screenplay)
 1941 When Ladies Meet (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1940 Seven Sinners (screen play)
 1939 Babes in Arms (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1938 Boys Town (screenplay)
 1938/II Stardust (screenplay)
 1937 Madame X (screen play)
 1937 Wings of the Morning (screenplay - uncredited)
 1936 His Brother's Wife (screen play)
 1935 Peter Ibbetson (additional scenes)
 1935 I've Been Around (original story and screenplay)
 1934 The Painted Veil (screen play)
 1934 What Every Woman Knows (screenplay)
 1934 Sadie McKee (screen play)
 1933 The Prizefighter and the Lady (screen play)
 1933 Stage Mother (writer)
 1933 Dinner at Eight (uncredited)
 1933 When Ladies Meet (screen play)
 1933 Hell Below (dialogue)
 1932 Rasputin and the Empress (uncredited)
 1932 Smilin' Through (uncredited)
 1932 The Washington Masquerade (continuty and dialogue)
 1932 Letty Lynton
 1931 The Phantom of Paris (dialogue)
 1931 This Modern Age (additional dialogue)
 1931 Son of India (additional dialogue)
 1931 The Miracle Woman (based upon the play "Bless You Sister" by)
 1931 A Free Soul (dialogue continuity)
 1931 Seine Freundin Annette (play "The Lady Lies")
 1931 Strangers May Kiss (dialogue continuity)
 1930 A Lady's Morals (dialogue)
 1930 Doña mentiras (play "The Lady Lies")
 1930 Perché no? (play "The Lady Lies")
 1930 Vi två (play "The Lady Lies")
 1930 The Divorcee (continuity and dialogue)
 1929 Barnum Was Right (play)
 1929 The Lady Lies (play) / (screenplay)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: The Song and Dance Man. Comedy/drama. Written by George M. Cohan. Hudson Theatre: 31 Dec 1923- Mar 1924 (closing date unknown/96 performances). Cast: Alice Beam (as "Anna"), Laura Bennett (as "Mrs. Lane"), Alexander Bushee (as "Freddie"), Louis Calhern (as "Joseph Murdoch"), George M. Cohan (as "John Farrell"), Robert Cummings ... See more »

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Worked in theatre before coming to Hollywood in 1929. See more »

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