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Martin Rackin (1918–1976)

Martin Rackin was born in New York City, New York, USA. He was the son of a silk mill owner, and started work as a hat store delivery boy. His work became lighter as a copy boy for the New York Mirror, where he became a publicist and speech writer. When the United States entered WWII (1941), Rackin went to Hollywood and served his time with the U.S... See full bio »


(age 57) in London, England, UK

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 1999 Three Secrets (TV Movie) (motion picture Three Secrets)
 1975 Nevada Smith (TV Movie)
 1974 Twice in a Lifetime (TV Movie)
 1960 North to Alaska (screenplay)
 1960 Revak the Rebel (screenplay)
 1959 The Horse Soldiers (written for the screen by)
 1958 The Deep Six (writer)
  The Adventures of Long John Silver (TV Series) (script - 13 episodes, 1956 - 1957) (writer - 1 episode, 1957)
- Devil's Stew (1957) ... (script)
- Ship o' the Dead (1957) ... (script)
- Execution Dock (1957) ... (script)
- Miss Purity's Birthday (1957) ... (script)
- The Orphans' Christmas (1957) ... (script)
 1957 The Big Land
 1956 Lisbon (story)
 1956 Santiago (novel) / (screenplay)
 1955 Hell on Frisco Bay (screenplay)
 1954 The Great Diamond Robbery (screenplay)
 1953 The Clown (screenplay)
 1952 Loan Shark (screenplay by) / (story by)
 1952 Sailor Beware (screenplay)
 1951 Distant Drums (screenplay)
 1951 The Stooge (screenplay)
 1951 The Enforcer (written by)
 1950 Three Secrets (story "Rock Bottom" - uncredited) / (written by)
 1949 A Dangerous Profession (written by)
 1948 Fighter Squadron (additional dialogue)
 1948 Race Street (written by)
 1948 Fighting Father Dunne (screenplay)
 1948 Close-Up (adaptation)
 1947 Riffraff (original screen play)
 1947 Desperate (additional dialogue)
 1944 Marine Raiders (original story)
 1943 Bombardier (story)
 1943 Air Raid Wardens (original screenplay)
 1941 Buy Me That Town (story)
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A Mahin-Rackin Production

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Ann Blyth in The Helen Morgan Story (1957)] There are some actresses in this town who can roll in the gutter and it won't move you. They look at home there. But when you put a good girl like Ann in the gutter, it tears your heart out.


Marty said his godfather was Damon Runyon, and his personal speech made that claim believable. He could speak in non-stop profanities in such a way that not only weren't listeners offended, but were doubled up in laughter.



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