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Martin Rackin (1918–1976)

Martin Rackin was born on July 31, 1918 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer and director, known for The Horse Soldiers (1959), North to Alaska (1960) and The Enforcer (1951). He died on April 15, 1976 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 57) in London, England, UK

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 1999 Three Secrets (TV Movie) (motion picture Three Secrets)
 1975 Nevada Smith (TV Movie)
 1974 Twice in a Lifetime (TV Movie)
 1960 North to Alaska (screenplay)
 1959 The Horse Soldiers (written for the screen by)
 1958 The Deep Six (writer)
  The Adventures of Long John Silver (TV Series) (script - 13 episodes, 1956 - 1957) (writer - 1 episode, 1957)
- The Devil's Stew (1957) ... (script)
- The Ship O' the Dead (1957) ... (script)
- Execution Dock (1957) ... (script)
- Miss Purity's Birthday (1957) ... (script)
- The Orphans' Christmas (1957) ... (script)
 1957 The Big Land
 1956 Lisbon (story)
 1956 Santiago (novel) / (screenplay)
 1955 Hell on Frisco Bay (screenplay)
 1954 Long John Silver (written by)
 1954 The Great Diamond Robbery (screenplay)
 1953 The Clown (screenplay)
 1952 The Stooge (screenplay)
 1952 Loan Shark (story and screenplay)
 1952 Sailor Beware (screenplay)
 1951 Distant Drums (screenplay)
 1951 The Enforcer (written by)
 1950 Three Secrets (story "Rock Bottom" - uncredited) / (written by)
 1949 A Dangerous Profession (writer)
 1948 Fighter Squadron (additional dialogue)
 1948 Race Street (writer)
 1948 Fighting Father Dunne (screenplay)
 1948 Close-Up (adaptation)
 1947 Riffraff
 1947 Desperate (additional dialogue)
 1944 Marine Raiders (original story)
 1943 Bombardier (story)
 1943 Air Raid Wardens (original screenplay)
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Personal Quote:

[on Ann Blythin The Helen Morgan Story (1957)] There are some actresses in this town who can roll in the gutter and it won't move you. They look at home there. But when you put a good girl like Ann in the gutter, it tears your heart out.


Started work as a hat store delivery boy. Commenced his writing career as a copy boy for the New York Mirror, later becoming a publicist and speech writer. In Hollywood from 1941, as a comedy scriptwriter for Red Skelton. In the 1950's, headed his own production company in partnership with screenwriter John Lee Mahin. See more »



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