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James Edward Grant (July 2, 1905 - February 19, 1966) was an American short story writer and screenwriter who contributed to more than fifty films between 1935 and 1971.

Born in Chicago, Grant began his career in the mid-1930s developing stories or writing scripts for mostly B movies. He collaborated with John Wayne on twelve projects, starting with Angel and the Badman (which he also directed) in 1947 through Circus World in 1964. Support Your Local Gunfighter was released in 1971, five years after his death.

Grant won the Bronze Wrangler, an annual award presented by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, twice, for The Alamo in 1961 and The Comancheros the following year. He and William Bowers were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for The Sheepman in 1959.

Grant wrote numerous short stories that were published in Argosy, The Saturday Evening Post, Cosmopolitan, and Liberty, among others.

Grant died from cancer in Burbank, California. He owned a cattle ranch in Winton in Merced County from the 1940s until his death.

Description above from the Wikipedia article James Edward Grant, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

James Edward Grant (July 2, 1905 - February 19, 1966) was an American short story writer and screenwriter who contributed to more than fifty films between 1935 and 1971.

Born in Chicago, Grant began his career in the mid-1930s developing stories or writing scripts for mostly B movies. He collaborated with John Wayne on twelve projects, starting with Angel and the Badman (which he also directed) in 1947 through Circus World in 1964. Support Your Local Gunfighter was released in 1971, five years after his death.

Grant won the Bronze Wrangler, an annual award presented by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, twice, for The Alamo in 1961 and The Comancheros the following year. He and William Bowers were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for The Sheepman in 1959.

Grant wrote numerous short stories that were published in Argosy, The Saturday Evening Post, Cosmopolitan, and Liberty, among others.

Grant died from cancer in Burbank, California. He owned a cattle ranch in Winton in Merced County from the 1940s until his death.

Description above from the Wikipedia article James Edward Grant, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 48

Birthday 1905-07-02

Day of Death 1966-02-19

Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

2009 Angel and the Badman Story
1971 Support Your Local Gunfighter Author
1967 Hostile Guns Story
1963 McLintock! Screenplay
1963 Donovan's Reef Screenplay
1961 The Comancheros Screenplay
1960 The Alamo Screenplay
1958 The Proud Rebel Story
1958 The Sheepman Story Screenplay
1956 Three Violent People Screenplay
1956 The Last Wagon Screenplay
1954 Ring of Fear Screenplay
1953 Hondo Screenplay
1952 Big Jim McLain Writer
1951 Flying Leathernecks Screenplay
1951 Two of a Kind Story
1951 Bullfighter and the Lady Screenplay
1950 California Passage Writer
1950 Surrender Screenplay Story
1950 Rock Island Trail Screenplay
1950 Father Is a Bachelor Story
1949 Sands of Iwo Jima Screenplay
1949 Johnny Allegro Story
1948 The Plunderers Story
1947 Angel and the Badman Screenplay
1945 The Great John L. Writer
1944 Belle of the Yukon Screenplay
1944 Gambler's Choice Story
1942 The Lady Is Willing Screenplay Story
1941 Johnny Eager Screenplay Story
1941 They Dare Not Love Story
1940 Boom Town Story
1940 I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby Story
1940 Music in My Heart Story Screenplay
1939 Hollywood Cavalcade Dialogue
1939 Miracles For Sale Screenplay
1939 There's That Woman Again Writer
1938 Josette Screenplay
1937 Danger - Love at Work Screenplay
1937 The Women Men Marry Screenplay
1937 She's No Lady Story
1937 She Had to Eat Story
1936 Great Guy Author
1936 Grand Jury Screenplay
1936 The Ex-Mrs. Bradford Story
1936 Big Brown Eyes Story
1936 Muss 'em Up Novel
1935 Whipsaw Story

Directing

1954 Ring of Fear Director
1947 Angel and the Badman Director

Production

1960 The Alamo Producer

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