Allen Rivkin


Screenwriter

About

Also Known As
Allen Erwin Rivkin
Birth Place
Wisconsin, USA
Born
November 20, 1903
Died
February 17, 1990
Cause of Death
Kidney Failure

Family & Companions

Laura Kerr
Wife
Screenwriter, author.

Bibliography

"Hello Hollywood"
Laura Kerr (1962)
"I Wasn't Born Yesterday"
Allen Rivkin and Laura Kerr

Biography

Filmography

 

Writer (Feature Film)

The Big Operator (1959)
Screenwriter
Girls on the Loose (1958)
Screenwriter
Live Fast, Die Young (1958)
Screenwriter
Timberjack (1955)
Screenwriter
The Eternal Sea (1955)
Screenwriter
The Last Command (1955)
Screenwriter
Prisoner of War (1954)
Writer
Battle Circus (1953)
Based on a Story by
It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (1952)
Episode five wrt for the screen by
The Strip (1951)
Writer
Grounds for Marriage (1951)
Screenwriter
Gambling House (1951)
Screenwriter
Tension (1949)
Screenwriter
My Dream Is Yours (1949)
Adaptation
The Accused (1949)
Contract Writer
The Farmer's Daughter (1947)
Writer
Dead Reckoning (1947)
Adaptation
The Guilt of Janet Ames (1947)
Screenwriter
The Thrill of Brazil (1946)
Screenwriter
Till the End of Time (1946)
Screenwriter
Joe Smith, American (1942)
Screenwriter
Kid Glove Killer (1942)
Screenwriter
Sunday Punch (1942)
Screenwriter
Highway West (1941)
Screenwriter
Bad Men of Missouri (1941)
Contract Writer
Singapore Woman (1941)
Screenwriter
Typhoon (1940)
Screenwriter
Behind the News (1940)
Original Story
Dancing on a Dime (1940)
Screenwriter
It Could Happen to You (1939)
Screenwriter
Let Us Live (1939)
Screenwriter
Straight Place and Show (1938)
Screenwriter
The Baroness and the Butler (1938)
Contract Writer
This Is My Affair (1937)
Story and Screenplay
Second Honeymoon (1937)
Contract Writer
Love Under Fire (1937)
Screenwriter
Love Is News (1937)
Revisions and Original dial
Champagne Charlie (1936)
Screenwriter
Sins of Man (1936)
Contr to dial
It Had to Happen (1936)
Writer of added scenes
Half Angel (1936)
Screenwriter
Thank You, Jeeves! (1936)
Contract Writer
Under Two Flags (1936)
Additional Dialogue
Black Sheep (1935)
Screenwriter
Bad Boy (1935)
Screenwriter
Your Uncle Dudley (1935)
Screenwriter
Our Little Girl (1935)
Screenwriter
Cheating Cheaters (1934)
Screenwriter
Meet the Baron (1933)
Screenwriter
Dancing Lady (1933)
Screenwriter
Headline Shooter (1933)
Screenwriter
Picture Snatcher (1933)
Adaptation
Melody Cruise (1933)
Additional Dialogue
The Girl in 419 (1933)
Screenwriter
The Girl in 419 (1933)
Adaptation
Madison Sq. Garden (1932)
Screenwriter
70,000 Witnesses (1932)
Additional Dialogue
The Devil Is Driving (1932)
Adaptation
Night World (1932)
Story

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

The Battle of China (1944)
Misc contr

Writer (Special)

Papa Said No (1958)
Writer

Special Thanks (Special)

Papa Said No (1958)
Writer

Writer (Short)

A Letter From a Soldier (1951)
Writer

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Dead Reckoning (1947) — (Movie Clip) I’ve Got To Tell Somebody Opening with Humphrey Bogart in flight in a dark but Southern city, John Cromwell directing him to a church where we learn he’s ex-paratrooper Rip and James Bell is sky-diving priest Logan, but the story, for now, is about Johnny (William Prince), in Dead Reckoning, 1947, also starring Lizabeth Scott.
Picture Snatcher (1933) - I'm Going Legitimate Ex-con Danny (James Cagney) changing careers with Warner Brothers speed, his plans not going over with pals Leo (Tom Wilson) and especially Jerry (Ralf Harolde), who will appear again, in Picture Snatcher, 1933.
Picture Snatcher (1933) - Nuts About Ping Pong Ex-con turned ace newsman Danny (James Cagney) has just escaped a newsroom contretemps with help from flirtatious Allison (Alice White), who didn’t mention that she’s going with his new boss Mac (Ralph Bellamy), or that they’re at his apartment, in Warner Bros.’ Picture Snatcher, 1933.
Straight Place And Show (1938) - With You On My Mind In the opening scenes no trace of the stars (The Ritz Brothers) but we’ve met “society horsewoman” Barbara (Phyllis Brooks) who was late for her own engagement party, and her fiancè (Richard Arlen) and his discarded admirer, Broadway’s Ethel Merman, with an original by Lew Pollack and Lew Brown, in Straight Place And Show, 1938.
Straight Place And Show (1938) - A Horse, Not A Convict! Straight Place And Show (1938) — (Movie Clip) A Horse, Not A Convict!
Straight Place And Show (1938) - Rootin' Hootin' Tootin' Cowboys So far we’ve only met the high-society horse-owning foils to the headliners but here the stars are introduced at the track, Ritz Brothers Jimmy, Harry and Al running a kiddie show, with a specialty number by Sid Kuller, Ray Golden and Jule Styne, early in Straight Place And Show, 1938.
Till The End Of Time (1946) - Silver Star Purple Heart Interesting contrast between actors, one known for sublime talent, the other for not acting, Robert Mitchum (as "Tabershaw") and Guy Madison (as "Harper"), being de-mobbed in Edward Dmytryk's Till The End Of Time, 1946.
Till The End Of Time (1946) - I'm Driving You Home Nice scene by director Edward Dmytryk, soldier-come-home Cliff (Guy Madison) meets barkeep Scuffy (Harry von Zell), pal Pinky (Loren Tindall) and the forward war-widow Pat (Dorothy McGuire) in Till The End Of Time, 1946.
Till The End Of Time (1946) - Some Super Ideas Soldier Cliff (Guy Madison) arrives home and meets the eager new girl next door with overpowering pigtails, Helen (Jean Porter, who would later marry the director) in Edward Dmytryk's Till The End Of Time, 1946.
Kid Glove Killer, The (1942) - Lots Of People Are Called Your Honor First-time feature director Fred Zinnemann’s first scene, after several years making shorts for MGM, efficient framing as we meet the newly elected mayor (Samuel S. Hinds) and his adviser, lawyer Ladimer (Lee Bowman), then crime kingpin Matty (John Litel), in the programmer Kid Glove Killer, 1942.
Kid Glove Killer, The (1942) - Sorry I Had To Slug You Taking the investigation into their own hands, directed by Fred Zinnemann in his feature debut, pathologist McKay (Van Heflin) and assistant Jane (Marsha Hunt) try out their clues on suspects, chef Spyro (Leon Belasco) and crook Stacy (Paul Fix), in MGM’s Kid Glove Killer, 1942.
Kid Glove Killer, The (1942) - She Hates Chemistry Director Fred Zinnemann introduces two of his three top-billed stars, Van Heflin as pathologist McKay and Marsha Hunt as his brainy beautiful assistant Jane, discussing the murder of the newly elected D-A, and visited by Jerry (Lee Bowman), who’s been appointed to prosecute, in Kid Glove Killer, 1942.

Family

Caroline Saltzman
Daughter

Companions

Laura Kerr
Wife
Screenwriter, author.

Bibliography

"Hello Hollywood"
Laura Kerr (1962)
"I Wasn't Born Yesterday"
Allen Rivkin and Laura Kerr