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Jim Thompson (I) (1906–1977)

Jim Thompson was born on September 27, 1906 in Anadarko, Oklahoma, USA as James Myers Thompson. He was a writer and actor, known for Paths of Glory (1957), The Killing (1956) and The Grifters (1990). He died on April 7, 1977 in Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Paths of Glory
The Killing
The Killing Writer
The Grifters
The Grifters Writer
The Getaway
The Getaway Writer


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 2010 The Killer Inside Me (novel)
 1996 Hit Me (novel "A Swell-Looking Babe")
 1994 The Getaway (novel)
 1990 The Grifters (novel)
 1990 After Dark, My Sweet (novel)
 1989 The Kill-Off (novel)
 1981 Coup de torchon (novel "Pop. 1280")
 1979 Série noire (novel "A Hell of a Woman")
 1976 The Killer Inside Me (novel)
 1972 The Getaway (novel)
 1957 Paths of Glory (screenplay)
 1956 The Killing (dialogue)
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 1993 Fallen Angels (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Frightening Frammis (1993) ... (story)
 1965 Convoy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Duel (1965) ... (writer)
 1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- My Name Is Lisa, and I Am Lost (1965) ... (story - as James Thompson)
 1961 Cain's Hundred (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Five for One (1961) ... (writer)
  Mackenzie's Raiders (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes, 1959) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1958)
- Joe Ironhat (1959) ... (written by)
- Long Ride Home (1959) ... (written by)
- Blood on the Rio (1959) ... (written by)
- Indian Agent (1958) ... (teleplay)
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 1975 Farewell, My Lovely
Judge Baxter Wilson Grayle

Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "The Killer Inside Me" (filmed as The Killer Inside Me (1976), The Killer Inside Me (2010)). See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

James Thompson

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Sold drugs and bootleg liquor as a teenager while working at the Hotel Texas. See more »

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