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Alan Le May (1899–1964)

Alan Le May was a novelist, short-story writer and screenwriter, although today he may be best remembered for his novels which served as the basis for two classic westerns, The Searchers (1956) and The Unforgiven (1960). He started his career as a journalist before becoming a full-time author (he wrote 17 novels in all). See full bio »

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The Searchers Writer
High Lonesome Writer


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 1962-1963 Wide Country (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Memory of a Filly (1963) ... (written by)
- Straitjacket for an Indian (1962) ... (written by)
 1960 The Unforgiven (based on a novel by - as Alan LeMay)
 1959 Bronco (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Red Water North (1959) ... (story)
 1957 Sugarfoot (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Misfire (1957) ... (story)
 1956 The Searchers (from the novel by - as Alan LeMay)
 1955 The Vanishing American (screenplay - as Alan LeMay)
 1955 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Along Came Jones (1955) ... (novel)
 1955 Cheyenne (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- Mountain Fortress (1955) ... (screenplay - as Alan LeMay)
 1953 Flight Nurse (writer)
 1952 Blackbeard, the Pirate (screenplay - as Alan LeMay)
 1952 I Dream of Jeanie (screenplay - as Alan LeMay)
 1951 Quebec (screenplay) / (story)
 1950 Rocky Mountain (from a story by - as Alan LeMay) / (screen play by - as Alan LeMay)
 1950 High Lonesome (written by)
 1950 The Sundowners (story serialized by Collier's as "Thunder in the Dust" - as Alan LeMay) / (written by - as Alan LeMay)
 1949 The Walking Hills (screenplay) / (story)
 1948 Tap Roots (writer)
 1947 Gunfighters (screenplay)
 1947 Cheyenne (screenplay - as Alan LeMay)
 1945 San Antonio (screenplay - as Alan LeMay)
 1945 Along Came Jones (novel "Useless Cowboy")
 1945 Story of G.I. Joe (uncredited)
 1944 Trailin' West (Short) (screenplay) / (story)
 1944 The Adventures of Mark Twain (adaptation by) / (screen play by)
 1944 The Story of Dr. Wassell (screenplay - as Alan LeMay)
 1942 Reap the Wild Wind (screenplay - as Alan LeMay)
 1940 North West Mounted Police (original screen play - as Alan Lemay)
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Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Wrote the teleplay for a pilot called "Old Man Coffee." See more »

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