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Allen Rivkin

Allen Rivkin



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Also Known As: Died: February 17, 1990
Born: November 20, 1903 Cause of Death: kidney failure
Birth Place: Wisconsin, USA Profession: Writer ...


Writer (feature film)

The Big Operator (1959) as Screenwriter
A tough hood goes wild when federal agents investigate him.
Live Fast, Die Young (1958) as Screenwriter
Two sisters live in a dysfunctional family in a California town. The elder, "nice" Kim, was sexually abused and hates men. Rebellious teen Jill is fed-up generally and runs away, finding her niche as a B-girl and sex-kitten working her way to Vegas. Kim leaves her job and goes in search of Jill, meeting her own misadventures en route; but by this time Jill's wanted for robbery. Will she live fast and die young?
Girls on the Loose (1958) as Screenwriter
A nightclub owner runs an all-woman robbery gang.
The Last Command (1955) as Screenwriter
Texas hero Jim Bowie defends against Mexican general Santa Ana.
The Eternal Sea (1955) as Screenwriter
Timberjack (1955) as Screenwriter
Tim Shipman returns to his father's logging company only to find his father has been killed, money is owed, and Croft Brunner controls the railroad used to haul out the logs. But he learns the Government restriction on his valuable stand of timber has been lifted. Brunner wants that timber and tries to buy him out. Refusing to sell, Tim makes plans to somehow get the timber out.
Prisoner of War (1954) as Writer
American GIs fight to survive inhuman treatment in a Korean POW camp.
Battle Circus (1953) as Based on a Story by
A doctor fights for his life during the Korean War.
It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (1952) as Episode five wrt for the screen by
Seven stories celebrate the glorious diversity of American life.
Gambling House (1951) as Screenwriter
A gambler faces deportation when he gets mixed up with murder.
The Strip (1951) as Writer
A jazz drummer fights to clear his name when he's accused of killing a racketeer.
Grounds for Marriage (1951) as Screenwriter
An opera singer and her ex-husband find that their romance refuses to die with their marriage.
Tension (1949) as Screenwriter
A man who had planned to murder his wife's lover becomes the prime suspect when somebody beats him to it.
The Accused (1949) as Contract Writer
A prim psychology professor fights to hide a murder she committed in self-defense.
My Dream Is Yours (1949) as Adaptation
A talent scout turns a young unknown into a radio singing star.
The Guilt of Janet Ames (1947) as Screenwriter
A hard-drinking reporter tries to help the embittered widow of the soldier who had saved his life during the war.
The Farmer's Daughter (1947) as Writer
When she goes to work for a congressman, a Minnesota farm girl takes Washington by storm.
Dead Reckoning (1947) as Adaptation
A tough veteran sets out to solve his war buddy's murder.
Till the End of Time (1946) as Screenwriter
A returning World War II veteran falls for a troubled war widow.
The Thrill of Brazil (1946) as Screenwriter
A theater producer is torn between his leading lady and his ex-wife while staging a show in Rio.
Kid Glove Killer (1942) as Screenwriter
A police scientist investigates the mayor''''s murder.
Sunday Punch (1942) as Screenwriter
A young girl copes with a boarding house full of boxers.
Joe Smith, American (1942) as Screenwriter
Nazi spies in search of government secrets kidnap a munitions worker.
Highway West (1941) as Screenwriter
A woman discovers her respectable husband is a notorious gangster.
Bad Men of Missouri (1941) as Contract Writer
The Younger Brothers become outlaws to fight off carpetbaggers.
Singapore Woman (1941) as Screenwriter
A woman who believes she''''s cursed, takes refuge on a rubber plantation.
Behind the News (1940) as Original Story
It's school graduate, Jeff Flavin's, first day on the job as a cub reporter for the Enquirer. Boss, Archer, places Jeff with Stu Woodrow a lazying reporter. Stu detests cubs, treating Jeff badly. Jeff saves a drunken Stu's job by covering the convicted racketeer, Houseman's escape from prison. Jeff goes to Houseman's sister for a scoop he witnesses the murder of Houseman and an innocent young child. Stu grateful to Jeff thinks Jeff is to decent to be a reporter, sends Jeff on a fake story. Resulting in Jeff being demoted by an angry Archer. On his own, Jeff goes to the court house to see the trail of Marques, accused of Houseman's murder. Jeff, who speaks Spanish, hears the translater, Olmeda falsely state that Marques confesses to the killing. Jeff tells Archer that he has a story. The problem is that nobody believes him due to the fake story.
Dancing on a Dime (1940) as Screenwriter
Typhoon (1940) as Screenwriter
It Could Happen to You (1939) as Screenwriter
Let Us Live (1939) as Screenwriter
Two wrongly convicted men are sentenced to death.
The Baroness and the Butler (1938) as Contract Writer
When he takes a seat in the Hungarian parliament, a butler battles the aristocracy.
Straight Place and Show (1938) as Screenwriter
Three loonies become professional wrestlers to help a young man get into horse racing.
This Is My Affair (1937) as Story and Screenplay
A saloon singer tries to reform a gangster, not knowing he's really an undercover detective.
Love Under Fire (1937) as Screenwriter
Second Honeymoon (1937) as Contract Writer
Love Is News (1937) as Revisions and orig dial
It Had to Happen (1936) as Writer of added scenes
A poor boy (Raft) rises to power in politics. When the banker (Dinehart) husband of his secret love (Russell) takes money and flees the country, he replaces the lost amount and becomes implicated in the crime.
Champagne Charlie (1936) as Screenwriter
Under Two Flags (1936) as Additional Dialogue
Sergeant Victor comes to the French Foreign Legion after taking the blame for his brother's crime. Cigarette falls in love with him though Major Doyle is in love with her. Doyle sends Victor on dangerous assignments to be rid of him. He falls in love with Lady Venetia Cunningham, a visitor to the garrison.
Thank You, Jeeves! (1936) as Contract Writer
Erudite manservant Jeeves hopes to keep his frivolous employer Bertie out of new harrowing adventures, but a damsel in distress, carrying half of some mysterious plans, intrudes on their London flat one rainy night. Bertie follows her to country hotel Mooring Manor, prepared to do slapstick battle with crooks posing as Scotland Yard men.
Half Angel (1936) as Screenwriter
Allison Long is acquitted on charges of poisoning her father but then her benefactor is poisoned. Reporter Duffy Giles has faith in her innocence.
Sins of Man (1936) as Contr to dial
Austrian church bell ringer Freyman loves music and wants his two sons (both played by Ameche) to love it too. The first goes to America and the second is born deaf-mute but gains hearing during WWI bombing.
Bad Boy (1935) as Screenwriter
Poolroom ace Dunn marries his girlfriend Wilson but cant find work so he sends her back to her family. Things improve after he catches some crooks.
Our Little Girl (1935) as Screenwriter
Don Middleton is so caught up with his work he neglects his wife Elsa. Lonely Elsa begins to spend more time with Don's best friend and they become attracted to one another. Don and Elsa decide to get a divorce, unaware of the effect their problems are having on their daughter Molly. When Elsa announces plans to remarry, Molly runs away from home.
Black Sheep (1935) as Screenwriter
A gambler comes to the aid of a victim of a jewel thief, only to find out he might know the victim better than he thinks.
Your Uncle Dudley (1935) as Screenwriter
Cheating Cheaters (1934) as Screenwriter
The Palmers, an apparently wealthy family, move into the house next- door to the Lazarres. However, the Palmers are actually a gang of thieves plotting to rob the Lazarres. What the Palmers don't realize is that the Lazarres are also a criminal gang, and they are planning to rob their new wealthy neighbors, the Palmers!
Picture Snatcher (1933) as Adaptation
An ex-con brings his crooked ways to a job as a news photographer.
The Girl in 419 (1933) as Screenwriter
Headline Shooter (1933) as Screenwriter
A newsreel photographer neglects his love life to get the perfect shot.
Meet the Baron (1933) as Screenwriter
A bumbler passes himself off as a legendary story teller.
Melody Cruise (1933) as Additional Dialogue
A playboy finds true love during an ocean cruise.
The Girl in 419 (1933) as Adaptation
Dancing Lady (1933) as Screenwriter
A musical star is torn between a millionaire playboy and her stage manager.
Madison Sq. Garden (1932) as Screenwriter
70,000 Witnesses (1932) as Additional Dialogue
Night World (1932) as Story
"Happy" MacDonald and his unfaithful wife own a Prohibition era night club. On this eventful night, he is threatened by bootleggers, and the club's star dancer falls in love with a young socialite who drinks to forget a personal tragedy, among other incidents.
The Devil Is Driving (1932) as Adaptation

Film Production - Main (feature film)

The Battle of China (1944) as Misc contr
The Chinese army fights to hold off Japanese invaders during World War II.

Writer (special)

Papa Said No (1958) as Writer
The misadventures of Suzanne Stacey, a beautiful, marriage-minded young woman in search of the ideal husband. In the pilot episode, Suzanne falls for a handsome young photographer.

Writer (short)

A Letter From a Soldier (1951)
In this excerpt from the feature film "It''s A Big Country" (1951), a U.S. GI back stateside from Korea delivers a letter to the mother of a dead fellow soldier.

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