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John Paxton (I) (1911–1985)


Started as a journalist and publicist, prior to his arrival in Hollywood as a contract screenwriter of tough crime dramas and minor films noir for RKO (1944-1947) and Columbia (1954-1957). See more trivia »

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On the Beach
On the Beach Writer
The Wild One
The Wild One Writer
Murder, My Sweet
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 2000 On the Beach (TV Movie) (1959 screenplay)
 1972 The Great Man's Whiskers (TV Movie)
 1971 Kotch (screenplay)
 1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Aftermath (1960) ... (writer)
 1959 On the Beach (screenplay)
 1957 Pickup Alley (screenplay)
 1955 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Man on the Ledge (1955) ... (1951 screenplay Fourteen Hours)
 1955 The Cobweb (screenplay)
 1955 A Prize of Gold (screenplay)
 1953 The Wild One (screenplay)
 1951 Fourteen Hours (screenplay)
 1951 Of Men and Music (Documentary) (Jascha Heifetz sequence)
 1949 Rope of Sand (additional dialogue)
 1947 Crossfire (screenplay)
 1947 So Well Remembered (screenplay)
 1946 Crack-Up (written by)
 1945 Cornered (screenplay)
 1944 Murder, My Sweet (screenplay)
 1944 My Pal Wolf
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