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Allen Rivkin (1903–1990)

Allen Rivkin was born on November 20, 1903 in Hayward, Wisconsin, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for This Is My Affair (1937), Dead Reckoning (1947) and The Farmer's Daughter (1947). He was married to Laura Kerr. He died on February 17, 1990 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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This Is My Affair
Dead Reckoning
The Farmer's Daughter
Dancing Lady
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 1962 Saints and Sinners (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- A Servant in the House of My Party (1962) ... (story - teleplay)
 1959-1960 Troubleshooters (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Harry Maru (1960) ... (writer)
- Gino (1959) ... (writer)
- Liquid Death (1959) ... (writer)
 1959 The Big Operator (writer)
 1959 Rendezvous (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mean Mountain (1959) ... (writer)
 1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Papa Said No (1958) ... (teleplay)
 1958 Girls on the Loose (story)
 1958 Live Fast, Die Young (screenplay)
 1958 M Squad (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Blue Indigo (1958) ... (teleplay)
 1955 The Road to Denver (screenplay)
 1955 The Eternal Sea (screenplay)
 1955 Timberjack (screenplay)
 1954 Prisoner of War (written by)
 1953 Battle Circus (story)
 1951 A Letter from a Soldier (Short) (written for the screen by)
 1951 It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (written for the screen by: episode five)
 1951 The Strip (written by)
 1951 Grounds for Marriage (screenplay)
 1950 Gambling House (screenplay)
 1949 Tension (screenplay)
 1949 My Dream Is Yours (adaptation)
 1949 The Accused (contract writer - uncredited)
 1947 The Farmer's Daughter (written by)
 1947 The Guilt of Janet Ames (screen play)
 1947 Dead Reckoning (adaptation)
 1946 Till the End of Time (screenplay)
 1945 This Man's Navy (uncredited)
 1942 Sunday Punch
 1942 Kid Glove Killer (screenplay)
 1942 Joe Smith, American (screen play)
 1941 Highway West (screenplay)
 1941 Bad Men of Missouri (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1941 Singapore Woman (screen play)
 1940 Behind the News (story)
 1940 Dancing on a Dime (screenplay)
 1940 Typhoon
 1939 It Could Happen to You (writer)
 1939 Let Us Live (screen play)
 1938 Straight Place and Show (screenplay)
 1938 The Baroness and the Butler (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1937 Second Honeymoon (contract writer - uncredited)
 1937 This Is My Affair (screenplay) / (story)
 1937 Love Is News (original dialogue - uncredited) / (revisions - uncredited)
 1936 Half Angel
 1936 Champagne Charlie (screen play)
 1936 Under Two Flags (additional dialogue - uncredited)
 1936 It Had to Happen (additional scenes - uncredited)
 1935 Bad Boy (screen play)
 1935 Black Sheep (screen play)
 1935 Our Little Girl (screen play)
 1934 Operator 13 (uncredited)
 1933 Dancing Lady (screen play)
 1933 Meet the Baron (screen play)
 1933 Headline Shooter (screen play)
 1933 Melody Cruise (additional dialogue - uncredited)
 1933 The Girl in 419 (adaptation)
 1933 Picture Snatcher (adaptation)
 1932 The Devil Is Driving (screenplay)
 1932 70,000 Witnesses (additional dialogue)
 1932 What Price Hollywood? (screenplay - uncredited)
 1932 Is My Face Red? (play)
 1932 Night World (story)
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Studied journalism at the University of Minnesota and briefly worked as a reporter. Began in Hollywood as a studio electrician, before later working as a publicist for RKO. Worked under contract as a screenwriter for 20th Century Fox from 1935 to 1939, and at MGM from 1949 to 1953. Co-founder of the Screenwriter's Guild. See more »

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