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James M. Cain (1892–1977)

James M. Cain was a 'Film Noir' author. His father was a professor, and president, of 'Washington College'. His mother was an opera singer in Maryland. James graduated from the same college in 1910, and became a writer for 'Baltimore American', then 'Baltimore Sun' [still being published] by 1914. He was drafted in 1916, and spent 1918 in France as... See full bio »

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 2021 Cineficción Radio (Podcast Series) (novel "The Postman Always Rings Twice" - 1 episode)
- Policial (2021) ... (novel "The Postman Always Rings Twice")
 2011 Mildred Pierce (TV Mini Series) (novel - 5 episodes)
- Part Five (2011) ... (novel)
- Part Four (2011) ... (novel)
- Part Three (2011) ... (novel)
- Part Two (2011) ... (novel)
- Part One (2011) ... (novel)
 2004 Swing My Swing High, My Darling (novel "The Postman Always Rings Twice" - uncredited)
 1998 Passion (novel "The Postman Always Rings Twice")
 1995 Girl in the Cadillac (novel "The Enchanted Isle")
 1988 Puissance de la parole (Short) (excerpts from the novel "The Postman Always Rings Twice" - as James Cain)
 1981 Butterfly (novel)
 1981 The Postman Always Rings Twice (based on the novel by)
 1973 Double Indemnity (TV Movie) (novel "Double Indemnity in Three of a Kind")
 1968 Interlude (1957 screenplay, uncredited)
 1967 Yu hai qing mo (from a novel by)
 1963 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series) (novel "Double Indemnity" - 1 episode)
- Shadow of a Man (1963) ... (novel "Double Indemnity" - uncredited)
 1960 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (novel "Double Indemnity in Three of a Kind" - 1 episode)
- Double Indemnity (1960) ... (novel "Double Indemnity in Three of a Kind")
 1959 Konto ausgeglichen (TV Movie) (novel "Der Defraudant")
 1957 Teledrama (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Alma em Suplício (1957) ... (novel)
 1957 Interlude (based on a story by)
 1954-1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (novel - 2 episodes)
- Mildred Pierce (1956) ... (novel)
- Double Indemnity (1954) ... (novel)
 1956 Serenade (novel)
 1956 Slightly Scarlet (novel "Love's Lovely Counterfeit")
 1949 Everybody Does It (story "Two Can Sing")
 1947 Out of the Past (uncredited)
 1947 The Postman Always Rings Twice: The Radio Play (Video short) (novel)
 1946 The Postman Always Rings Twice (based on the novel by)
 1945 Mildred Pierce (novel)
 1944 Gypsy Wildcat (screenplay)
 1944 Double Indemnity (from the novel by)
 1943 Obsession (novel "The Postman Always Rings Twice" - uncredited)
 1941 The Shanghai Gesture (uncredited)
 1940 Money and the Woman (story "The Embezzler")
 1939 When Tomorrow Comes (story "A Modern Cinderella")
 1939 Le dernier tournant (novel "The Postman Always Rings Twice")
 1939 Wife, Husband and Friend (novel "Two Can Sing")
 1939 Stand Up and Fight (screen play)
 1938 Blockade (additional dialogue - uncredited)
 1938 Algiers (additional dialogue)
 1937 They Gave Him a Gun (uncredited)
 1934 She Made Her Bed (story "The Baby in the Ice-Box")
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Personal Details

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Novel: "Mignon". See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 8 Articles | See more »

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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Love with Joan Crawford might be a strenuous business, perhaps a little difficult at times. But well worth the run.


Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, volume 61, pg. 125-130. Detroit, MI: Gale Research, 1998.

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