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Allen Rivkin (1903–1990)

Allen Rivkin was born on November 20, 1903 in Hayward, Wisconsin, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for The Farmer's Daughter (1947), Tension (1949) and It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (1951). He was married to Laura Kerr. He died on February 17, 1990 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1962 Saints and Sinners (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- A Servant in the House of My Party (1962) ... (story - teleplay)
 1959-1960 Troubleshooters (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Harry Maru (1960) ... (writer)
- Gino (1959) ... (writer)
- Liquid Death (1959) ... (writer)
 1959 Rendezvous (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mean Mountain (1959) ... (writer)
 1959 The Big Operator (screenplay)
 1958 Girls on the Loose (screenplay)
 1958 Live Fast, Die Young (screenplay)
 1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Papa Said No (1958) ... (teleplay)
 1958 M Squad (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Blue Indigo (1958) ... (teleplay)
 1955 The Road to Denver (screenplay)
 1955 The Eternal Sea (screenplay)
 1955 Timberjack (screenplay)
 1954 Prisoner of War (written by)
 1953 Battle Circus (story)
 1951 A Letter from a Soldier (Short) (written for the screen by)
 1951 It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (written for the screen by: episode five)
 1951 The Strip (written by)
 1951 Grounds for Marriage (screenplay)
 1950 Gambling House (screenplay)
 1949 Tension (screenplay)
 1949 My Dream Is Yours (adaptation)
 1949 The Accused (contract writer - uncredited)
 1947 The Farmer's Daughter (written by)
 1947 The Guilt of Janet Ames (screen play)
 1947 Dead Reckoning (adaptation)
 1946 The Thrill of Brazil (screenplay)
 1946 Till the End of Time (screenplay)
 1945 This Man's Navy (uncredited)
 1942 Sunday Punch
 1942 Kid Glove Killer (screenplay)
 1942 Joe Smith, American (screen play)
 1941 Highway West (screenplay)
 1941 Bad Men of Missouri (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1941 Singapore Woman (screen play)
 1940 Behind the News (story)
 1940 Dancing on a Dime (screenplay)
 1940 Typhoon
 1939 It Could Happen to You (writer)
 1939 Let Us Live (screen play)
 1938 Straight Place and Show (screenplay)
 1938 The Baroness and the Butler (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1937 Second Honeymoon (contract writer - uncredited)
 1937 Love Under Fire (screenplay)
 1937 This Is My Affair (screenplay) / (story)
 1937 Love Is News (original dialogue - uncredited) / (revisions - uncredited)
 1936 Half Angel (uncredited)
 1936 Champagne Charlie (screen play)
 1936 Under Two Flags (additional dialogue - uncredited)
 1936 It Had to Happen (additional scenes - uncredited)
 1935 Bad Boy (screen play)
 1935 Black Sheep (screen play)
 1935 Our Little Girl (screen play)
 1934 Cheating Cheaters (screenplay)
 1934 Operator 13 (uncredited)
 1933 Dancing Lady (screen play)
 1933 Meet the Baron (screen play)
 1933 Headline Shooter (screen play)
 1933 Melody Cruise (additional dialogue - uncredited)
 1933 The Girl in 419 (adaptation)
 1933 Picture Snatcher (adaptation)
 1932 The Devil Is Driving (adaptation)
 1932 70,000 Witnesses (additional dialogue)
 1932 What Price Hollywood? (screenplay - uncredited)
 1932 Is My Face Red? (play)
 1932 Night World (story)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book (w/Laura Kerr): "Hello, Hollywood". See more »


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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Rivkin was one of the first board members of the Screenwriters Guild (which later became the Writers Guild of America). In 1963 he left screenwriting and became director of publicity for the Writers Guild, and he founded and edited its newsletter. See more »

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