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 1975 Mandingo (play)
 1952 The Golden Coach (story and screenplay)
 1951 Amazing Monsieur Fabre (screenplay) / (story)
 1950 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- The Traitor (1950) ... (adaptation)
 1941 Tobacco Road (stage play)
 1936 Adventure in Manhattan (screen play)
 1936 Frankie and Johnnie (story)
 1936 Sutter's Gold (screenplay)
 1935 Hands Across the Table (contributor to screenplay construction - uncredited)
 1935 Under Pressure (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1935 Wings in the Dark (screenplay)
 1935 The Gilded Lily (suggested by a story by)
 1934 Now and Forever (story "Honor Bright")
 1933 Zoo in Budapest (story)
 1933 Married or Single (Short) (writer)
 1930 Fast and Loose (story)
 1930 Heads Up (screenplay)
 1929 Wall Street (story)
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 1941 Tobacco Road (producer: stage play)

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(Summer 1955) His play, "Tobacco Road," was performed in a Kenley Players production in Bristol, Pennsylvania with Larry Barton in the cast. John Kenley was artistic director. See more »

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Father of ballerina-actress-author Gelsey Kirkland. See more »

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