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James Poe (I) (1921–1980)

Attended Bronxville High School in Bronxville, New York and then St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland. See full bio »

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 1992 The Nightman (TV Movie) (written by)
 1979 The Gathering, Part II (TV Movie) (characters - uncredited)
 1977 The Gathering (TV Movie) (written by)
 1970 Bracken's World (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Together Again, for the Last Time (1970) ... (written by)
 1969 They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (screenplay)
 1969 Riot (writer)
 1965 The Bedford Incident (screenplay)
 1963 Munroe (TV Movie)
 1963 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Come a-Runnin' (1963) ... (writer)
 1963 Toys in the Attic (screenplay)
 1963 Lilies of the Field (screenplay)
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- Crazy Sunday (1962) ... (adaptation)
 1961 Summer and Smoke (screenplay)
 1961 Sanctuary
 1959 Last Train from Gun Hill (screenplay)
 1958 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series) (original story - 1 episode)
- Curtain Call (1958) ... (original story)
 1958 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (screenplay)
 1958 Hot Spell (writer)
 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days (screenplay)
 1956 Attack (screenplay)
 1955 The Big Knife (adapted for the screen by)
 1953 A Slight Case of Larceny (story)
 1952 Paula
 1952 Scandal Sheet (screenplay)
 1949 Without Honor (writer)
 1948 Close-Up (story)

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Worked as a writer on the radio shows Suspense and Escape during the 1950's, writing several of their best episodes including "Rave Notice," The Butcher's Wife," "Present Tense," "Bloodbath" and a true classic of the medium, "Three Skeleton Key" based on the short story by French author George G. Toudouze. Vincent Price starred in most of Poe's radio plays. See more »



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