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J.P. Miller (I) (1919–2001)


Before he started writing, he boxed professionally as Tex Frontier.

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 1989 I Know My First Name Is Steven (TV Movie) (story) / (teleplay)
 1980 Gauguin the Savage (TV Movie)
 1976 Helter Skelter (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1976 The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (TV Movie) (written by - as JP Miller)
 1972 Your Money or Your Wife (TV Movie)
 1970 The People Next Door (based upon an original story by) / (screenplay)
 1968 CBS Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The People Next Door (1968) ... (writer)
 1964 Behold a Pale Horse (screenplay)
 1962 Days of Wine and Roses (written by - as JP Miller)
 1961 The Young Savages (screenplay - as JP Miller)
 1959 The Rabbit Trap (writer)
 1958-1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Ding-A-Ling Girl (1959) ... (writer)
- Days of Wine and Roses (1958) ... (writer)
 1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- A Boy Called Ciske (1958) ... (adaptation)
 1957 TV de Vanguarda (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Catamaran (1956)
 1956 Playwrights '56 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Undiscovered Country (1956) ... (writer)
  The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode, 1954) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1955) (writer - 1 episode, 1954)
- The Pardon-Me Boy (1955) ... (teleplay)
- The Catamaran (1954) ... (writer)
- Somebody Special (1954)
 1954-1955 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Rabbit Trap (1955) ... (writer)
- Old Tasselfoot (1954) ... (writer)
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- Yellow Jack (1955) ... (adaptation)
 1953 Man Against Crime (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Polecat Shakedown (1953) ... (written by)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Playwright: "The People Next Door" (filmed as The People Next Door (1970))

Alternate Names:

JP Miller

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[of 'Paddy Chayevsky'] Paddy was an extraordinarily good human manipulator. He knew his way around a scrap as very few writers do. Most writers, if they get into a fight or a bad situation on a movie, call their agents. But Paddy knew Hollywood and he wouldn't back down. He would go head to head with anybody -and, at the same time, he had this incredible writer's sensibility. That's a rare ... See more »


Before he started writing, he boxed professionally as Tex Frontier.



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