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Gordon Kahn

Gordon Kahn


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Writer (feature film)

Streets of San Francisco (1949) as Story
Ruthless (1948) as Screenwriter
Horace Vendig shows himself to the world as a rich philanthropist. In fact, the history of his rise from his unhappy broken home shows this to be far from the case. After being taken in by richer neighbours he started to exhibit an obsessive and selfish urge to make more and more money, loving and leaving women at will to further this end.
Whiplash (1948) as Adaptation
An artist becomes a boxer but finds that it may not have been the best career choice.
Blonde Alibi (1946) as Based on an orig story by
Her Kind of Man (1946) as Screenwriter
A singer can''''t choose between a charismatic gangster and an honest newspaperman.
Two O'Clock Courage (1945) as Additional Dialogue
An amnesiac discovers he's wanted for murder.
Lights of Old Santa Fe (1944) as Orig scr
Sandwiched in between the numerous musical numbers, the Gabby Whittaker and Madden rodeo's are competing for bookings. When Gabby gets a date in Albuquerque, Madden has his man destroy his equipment. Roy finds a broken rawhide rope at the scene and uses it to bring Madden to justice.
The Cowboy and the Senorita (1944) as Screenwriter
Outlaws conceal a gold mine's true worth from the man who inherited it.
Song of Nevada (1944) as Orig scr
When John Barrabbee's plane makes an emergency landing, he wanders off and joins Roy's cattle drive. Later he learns he was killed when his plane resumed its flight and crashed. He also learns his daughter is going to sell his ranch and marry a man he dislikes. So he gives Roy a job on the ranch and sends him off to see if he can prevent both of these events while he remains in hiding.
Northwest Rangers (1943) as Screenwriter
A Mountie tracks a childhood friend gone bad.
Apache Trail (1942) as Contract Writer
An outlaw and his brother are on opposite sides of a stagecoach robbery.
A Yank on the Burma Road (1942) as Orig scr
The Pearl Harbor attack inspires a truck driver in the Far East to join the war effort.
Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942) as Contract Writer
When a circus kidnaps Boy, Tarzan and Jane follow him to New York City.
Buy Me That Town (1941) as Screenwriter
With the gang business washed up, Ricky Dean (Lloyd Nolan), suave first lieutenant to racketeer Chink Moran (Sheldon Leonard), and Louie Lanzer (Albert Dekker), a has-been fighter with itchy fingers, decide to take a peaceful vacation in the country. They are followed by three hard-boiled characters, Fingers (Horace MacMahon), Ziggy (Edward Brophy) and Crusher (Warren Hymer). Ricky, thinking they are to be rubbed out for deserting Chink, who has been drafted into the Army, stops his car and confronts them. But they merely want to ask Ricky to be their new boss. He declines but promises to call them sometime if the need arises. They are speeding through a Connecticut village and are stopped by yokel Constable Sam Smedley (Olin Howlin as Olin Howland). Judge Paradise (Richard Carle), with his daughter Virginia (Constance Moore) as court clerk, fines them $5.00 each, plus $37 costs - or 30 days in jail. They, while waiting to hear from Jimmy's lawyer, are taken to the cells and are amazed to find the tumbledown jail wide open, with prisoners walking in and out. The door won't lock. The judge explains to Jimmy that Middle Village is unincorporated and broke, its sole income being traffic fines. The town's bonds, for everything from the houses to the village pump, are owned in New York. He also adds that anyone in jail in an unincorporated village is safe from the outside law - Federal,State and City. Ricky, fine paid, hustles back to New York and buys the town bonds for $40,000. Back in Middle Village, Ricky starts the ball rolling;he retains Judge Paradise, sends for Fingers, Ziggy and Crusher, and renovates the jail into a luxurious club. His lawyer then starts a stream of "customers on the lam" who pay $1000 a week for the comfort and protection of the Middle Village Jail. New fire chief Crusher, police chief Ziggy and the others board with Henrietta (Barbara Jo Allen), a maiden lady with aspirations of becoming a gun moll. She also startles them with her collection of wanted posters, their pictures among them. Louie and Henrietta fall for each other. Virginia, in love with Ricky, tries to talk him into doing big things for the town, such as reopening its one-and-only factory. Ricky agrees when the Army offers a defense contract for shell casings. Meanwhile, Chink has gotten out of the Army and buys Louie's half interest in Middle Village. He tells the "boys" they are suckers for letting Ricky spend the jail "take" on civic improvements and he plans to wreck the factory deal.
World Premiere (1941) as Story
Wolf of New York (1940) as Screenwriter
Code of the Streets (1939) as Screenwriter
Mickey, the Kid (1939) as Screenwriter
Ex-Champ (1939) as Original Story
S.O.S.--Tidal Wave (1939) as Screenwriter
Mama Runs Wild (1938) as Screenwriter
Tenth Avenue Kid (1938) as Screenwriter
Newsboys' Home (1938) as Original Story
Mama Runs Wild (1938) as Original Story
Newsboys' Home (1938) as Screenwriter
Ladies in Distress (1938) as Additional Dialogue
I Stand Accused (1938) as Orig scr
Fred, a young lawyer fresh out of school, climbs quickly to success as the mouthpiece for a gangland mob. His friend Paul, however, reaches equally quick success - in the district attorney's office. Inevitably, they meet on opposite sides of the courtroom.
Tenth Avenue Kid (1938) as Original Story
Navy Blues (1937) as Orig scr
The Sheik Steps Out (1937) as Additional Dialogue
Gigolette (1935) as Story and Screenplay
The People's Enemy (1935) as Screenwriter
The Crosby Case (1934) as Screenwriter
The Death Kiss (1933) as Screenwriter
A movie actor is killed while filming a scene.
X Marks the Spot (1931) as Story
The story begins in 1923 where after an accident, a newspaper reporter (Ford) needs to raise $5,000 to pay for an operation, otherwise his young sister will be crippled for life. The desperate reporter is finally able to get the cash from a shady acquaintance, Riggs (played well by Kohler). Eight years later in New York, circumstances conspire to place the reporter as the number one suspect in the murder of a showgirl. With no witness or alibi, the reporter devises a plan to smoke out the real culprit. A meeting is arranged under the cover of night and to the surprise of both men, the murderer is Riggs. Out of gratitude for past generosity to his sister, the reporter agrees not to expose Riggs, however unwittingly leads the police to him! Riggs is found guilty, and a dramatic scene in the courthouse ensues.

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