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Allan Scott (I) (1906–1995)

Allan Scott was born on May 23, 1906 in Arlington, New Jersey, USA as Laurence Allan Scott. He was a writer and actor, known for Top Hat (1935), Imitation of Life (1959) and Swing Time (1936). He was married to Laura Straub. He died on April 13, 1995 in Santa Monica, California, USA. See full bio »

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Top Hat
Top Hat Writer
Imitation of Life
Swing Time
Swing Time Writer
Shall We Dance


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 1968 Lassie (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Burst of Freedom (1968) ... (writer)
  Ben Casey (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1966) (writer - 1 episode, 1964)
- A Thousand Words Are Mute (1964) ... (writer)
 1964 Valentine's Day (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Seasick Sailor (1964) ... (written by)
 1961 Carnegie Hall Salutes Jack Benny (TV Special)
 1959 Imitation of Life (screenplay)
 1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series) (from a screenplay by - 1 episode)
- Men in Her Life (1957) ... (from a screenplay by)
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Palm Springs Incident (1956) ... (teleplay)
  Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1956) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1955)
- The Diana Story (1956) ... (teleplay)
- Dr. Means' Surgery (1955) ... (screenplay)
 1953 The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (screenplay)
 1952 The Four Poster (screenplay)
 1952 Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie (adaptation)
 1951 The Guy Who Came Back (screenplay)
 1950 Let's Dance
 1949 Tell It to the Judge (contributor to screenplay - uncredited)
 1948 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Joy to the World (1948) ... (writer)
 1946 Blue Skies (adaptation)
 1943 So Proudly We Hail! (written by)
 1941 Remember the Day (screenplay)
 1941 Skylark
 1941 Sun Valley Serenade (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1941 Honeymoon for Three (from a play by)
 1940 Lucky Partners (screen play)
 1940 Primrose Path (screen play)
 1939 5th Ave Girl (screen play)
 1939 Man About Town (story)
 1938 Carefree (screen play)
 1938 Joy of Living (screen play)
 1937 Wise Girl (screen play) / (story)
 1937 Shall We Dance (screen play)
 1937 Quality Street (screen play)
 1936 Swing Time (screen play)
 1936 Follow the Fleet (screen play)
 1935 I Dream Too Much (additional dialogue - uncredited)
 1935 In Person
 1935 Top Hat (screen play)
 1935 Village Tale (screenplay)
 1935 Roberta (screen play)
 1934 By Your Leave (screen play)
 1934 Let's Try Again (screenplay - uncredited)
 1933 Goodbye Again (play - as Alan Scott)
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George Haight and his play, "Goodbye, Again," was performed at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Barry Nelson and Cynthia Harris in the cast. See more »

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Graduate of Amherst College and Rhodes scholar at Oxford University. Best known for his contribution to most of the Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers musicals at RKO in the 1930s (under contract, 1934-1940). Also frequently brought in (uncredited) as a 'script doctor', repairing or improving the work of other screenwriters. See more »

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