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Known For

(1956-1962)
(1963)
Thriller Writer
(1960)
Suspense Writer
(1952-1954)

Filmography

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 1986 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (original teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Creeper (1986) ... (original teleplay)
 1967 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Boy Witness (1967) ... (written by)
 1963 Murder at the Gallop (screenplay)
 1962 Zero One (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Big Sister (1962) ... (teleplay - as James Cavanagh)
  Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (teleplay - 14 episodes, 1956 - 1962) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1959)
- Where Beauty Lies (1962) ... (teleplay)
- A Jury of Her Peers (1961) ... (teleplay)
- Coming, Mama (1961) ... (teleplay)
- Mother, May I Go Out to Swim? (1960) ... (teleplay)
- Arthur (1959) ... (teleplay by)
  Bus Stop (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1962) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1962)
- The Opposite Virtues (1962) ... (story) / (teleplay)
  General Electric Theater (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1957) (writer - 1 episode, 1961)
- Star Witness: The Lili Parrish Story (1961) ... (writer)
- The Victorian Chaise Longue (1957) ... (teleplay)
- The Earring (1957) ... (teleplay)
  Thriller (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1960) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1960)
- The Twisted Image (1960) ... (adaptation) / (teleplay by)
 1960 Man on a String (uncredited)
 1960 Startime (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- The Man (1960) ... (adaptation)
 1959 Lux Playhouse (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Various Temptations (1959) ... (teleplay)
  Studio One (TV Series) (adaptation - 2 episodes, 1952 - 1958) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1958)
- Image of Fear (1958) ... (teleplay)
- No Place to Run (1958) ... (adaptation)
- Jane Eyre (1952) ... (adaptation)
 1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Last of the Belles (1958) ... (teleplay)
  Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes, 1956 - 1957) (adaptation - 2 episodes, 1957 - 1958) (adapted by - 1 episode, 1957)
- Verdict of Three (1958) ... (adaptation)
- The Clouded Image (1957) ... (adapted by - as James P. Cavanaugh)
- Winter Dreams (1957) ... (written by)
- Child of Trouble (1957) ... (adaptation)
- The Star Wagon (1957) ... (written by)
 1957 Suspicion (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Other Side of the Curtain (1957) ... (teleplay)
  Climax! (TV Series) (1 episode, 1956) (adaptation - 4 episodes, 1955 - 1957) (writer - 4 episodes, 1955 - 1957)
- Murder Is a Witch (1957) ... (adaptation)
- Circle of Destruction (1957) ... (writer)
- Journey into Fear (1956) ... (writer)
- Sit Down with Death (1956) ... (adaptation)
- Nightmare by Day (1956)
 1956 Front Row Center (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- Winter Dreams (1956) ... (adaptation)
  Danger (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1955) (story - 1 episode, 1955)
- The Birds (1955) ... (adaptation)
- Precinct Girl (1955) ... (story)
 1954 Janet Dean, Registered Nurse (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Johnson Case (1954) ... (written by)
 1954 The Telltale Clue (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- The Case of the Eyewitness (1954) ... (written by)
- The Case of the Hit and Run (1954) ... (written by)
  Suspense (TV Series) (1 episode, 1954) (writer - 10 episodes, 1953 - 1954) (teleplay - 4 episodes, 1952 - 1953) (adaptation - 3 episodes, 1954) (written for television by - 3 episodes, 1953) (adapted by - 1 episode, 1954)
- Once a Killer (1954) ... (adapted by)
- String (1954) ... (adaptation)
- Operation Nightmare (1954) ... (writer)
- The Return Journey (1954) ... (adaptation)
- Open Transom (1954) ... (writer)
 1953 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Lazarus Walks (1953) ... (teleplay)
 1952 Steve Randall (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- The Trial (1952) ... (screenplay)
 1951-1952 Crime Photographer (TV Series) (written by - 7 episodes)
- Letter of the Law (1952) ... (written by)
- A Score to Settle (1952) ... (written by)
- The Easy Way (1952) ... (written by)
- The Fall Guy (1952) ... (written by)
- The Warning (1952) ... (written by)
 1951 The Family Secret (as James Cavanagh)
 1950 The Web (TV Series) (story - 2 episodes)
- The Boy (1950) ... (story)
- The Witness (1950) ... (story)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

James Cavanagh | James P. Cavanaugh
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Trivia:

Having written several well-liked scripts for Alfred Hitchcock's TV series, he was hired by Hitchcock to adapt Robert Bloch's novel, "Psycho". His first draft was, however, disliked by Hitchcock, who immediately replaced him with another TV writer, Joseph Stefano. Cavanagh continued to write for Hitchcock's TV show, nonetheless.

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