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Max Marcin

Max Marcin

The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Screenwriter
Countries Poland
Occupations Screenwriter Film director
Gender male
Birth May 5, 1879 (Poznań)
Death March 30, 1948 (Tucson)
The details

Max Marcin (5 May 1879 – 30 March 1948) was a Polish screenwriter and film director. He wrote for 47 films between 1916 and 1949. He also directed six films between 1931 and 1936. His stage work includes See My Lawyer (1915), directed by Frank M. Stammers; he wrote and/or produced almost 20 plays for Broadway from 1916-38. Marcin wrote for and produced The FBI in Peace and War and created, produced and wrote for the Crime Doctor radio program, which became the basis for a series of 10 Crime Doctor films.
He was born in Posen, Germany (now Poznań, Poland) and died in Tucson, Arizona, aged 68. He was survived by a brother and a sister.

Selected plays

  • Are You My Wife? with Roy Atwell
  • The House of Glass (1915)
  • Cheating Cheaters (play) (1916) (adapted to film multiple times)
  • Eyes of Youth (1917)
  • The Woman in Room 13 (1919)
  • Three Live Ghosts (1920) (producer only)
  • Give and Take (1923) (producer only; written by Aaron Hoffman)
  • Silence (1924)
  • Badges (1924)

Selected filmography

  • Here Comes the Bride (1919)
  • Eyes of Youth (1919)
  • Three Live Ghosts (1922)
  • The Love of Sunya (1927), based on Marcin's play The Eyes of Youth
  • City Streets (1931)
  • Gambling Ship (1933)
  • Crime Doctor (1943)
  • Just Before Dawn (1946)

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