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Martin Flavin

Martin Flavin

Novelist, playwright, screenwriter
Martin Flavin
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Intro Novelist, playwright, screenwriter
Was Screenwriter Writer Novelist Playwright
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio Literature
Gender male
Birth 2 November 1883, San Francisco, USA
Death 27 December 1967, Carmel-by-the-Sea, USA (aged 84 years)
Star sign Scorpio
Education
University of Chicago
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Biography

Martin Archer Flavin (November 2, 1883 – December 27, 1967) was an American playwright and novelist.

Flavin was born in San Francisco, California, and died in Carmel, California. He was a Sigma Chi at the University of Chicago, which he attended from 1903 to 1905. His novel Journey in the Dark received both the Harper Prize for 1943 and a Pulitzer Prize for 1944.

Novels

  • Mr. Littlejohn (1940)
  • Corporal Cat (1941)
  • Journey in the Dark (1943)
  • The Enchanted (1947)
  • Cameron Hill (1957)

Non-fiction

  • Black and White: From the Cape to the Congo (1950)
  • Red Poppies and White Marble (1962)

Plays

  • Children of the Moon (1923, produced on Broadway 1923)
  • Emergency Case (1923)
  • Caleb Stone's Death Watch (1923, produced on Broadway 1924)
  • Achilles Had a Heel (1924, produced on Broadway 1935)
  • Lady of the Rose (1925, produced on Broadway 1925)
  • Service for Two (1926, produced on Broadway 1926)
  • Brains (1926, produced on Broadway 1926)
  • The Criminal Code (1929, produced on Broadway 1929), the basis for several motion pictures: the Columbia Pictures film of the same name (1931), the Spanish-language version El Código penal shot simultaneously on the same sets, the 1933 French film Criminel and two Columbia Pictures remakes: Penitentiary (1938) and Convicted (1950).
  • Broken Dishes (1929, produced on Broadway 1930), the basis for the 1931 motion picture Too Young to Marry, the 1936 motion picture Love Begins at 20 (a.k.a. All One Night), and the 1940 motion picture Calling All Husbands; adapted for television in 1951 episode of Pulitzer Prize Playhouse
  • Crossroads (1929, produced on Broadway 1929), the basis for the 1932 motion picture The Age of Consent
  • Tapestry in Gray (1935, produced on Broadway 1935)
  • Around the Corner (1936, produced on Broadway 1936)

Screenplays

  • The Big House (1930) (additional dialogue)
  • Passion Flower (1930) (adaptation of novel by Kathleen Norris)
  • Laughing Sinners (1931) (dialogue) (uncredited) ... a.k.a. Complete Surrender (USA)
  • Three Who Loved (1931)
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