John Twist


Screenwriter

Biography

Filmography

 

Writer (Feature Film)

None but the Brave (1965)
Screenwriter
A Distant Trumpet (1964)
Screenwriter
Marines, Let's Go! (1961)
Screenwriter
The FBI Story (1959)
Screenwriter
The Deep Six (1958)
Screenwriter
Band of Angels (1957)
Screenwriter
Helen of Troy (1956)
Screenwriter
Santiago (1956)
Screenwriter
Serenade (1956)
Screenwriter
The Sea Chase (1955)
Screenwriter
King Richard and the Crusaders (1954)
Screenwriter
So Big (1953)
Screenwriter
The Man Behind the Gun (1953)
Screenwriter
The Big Trees (1952)
Screenwriter
Operation Secret (1952)
Story
Fort Worth (1951)
Writer
Best of the Badmen (1951)
Screenwriter
Dallas (1950)
Writer
Colorado Territory (1949)
Writer
Tycoon (1947)
Screenwriter
Sinbad the Sailor (1947)
Screenwriter
Sinbad the Sailor (1947)
Original Story
Bombardier (1943)
Screenwriter
Bombardier (1943)
Story
Four Jacks and a Jill (1942)
Screenwriter
Powder Town (1942)
Contr to Screenplay
Army Surgeon (1942)
Story
Pittsburgh (1942)
Additional Dialogue
The Navy Comes Through (1942)
Adaptation
Parachute Battalion (1941)
Original Screenplay
Too Many Girls (1940)
Screenwriter
Men Against the Sky (1940)
Story
Twelve Crowded Hours (1939)
Screenwriter
The Saint Strikes Back (1939)
Screenwriter
Reno (1939)
Screenwriter
The Great Man Votes (1939)
Screenwriter
Three Sons (1939)
Screenwriter
Pacific Liner (1939)
Screenwriter
The Law West of Tombstone (1938)
Screenwriter
Next Time I Marry (1938)
Screenwriter
Annapolis Salute (1937)
Screenwriter
The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1937)
Screenwriter
We Who Are About to Die (1937)
Screenwriter
Sea Devils (1937)
Screenwriter
Flight from Glory (1937)
Screenwriter
Hitting a New High (1937)
Screenwriter
The Toast of New York (1937)
Screenwriter
Sea Devils (1937)
Original Story
The Last Outlaw (1936)
Screenwriter
Wanted! Jane Turner (1936)
Screenwriter
Wanted! Jane Turner (1936)
Story
Yellow Dust (1936)
Screenwriter
Two in Revolt (1936)
Contr to Screenplay const
Grand Old Girl (1935)
Screenwriter
Annie Oakley (1935)
Screenwriter
Another Face (1935)
Screenwriter
A Dog of Flanders (1935)
Contr to Screenplay const
West of the Pecos (1935)
Screenwriter
His Family Tree (1935)
Screenwriter
Murder on a Honeymoon (1935)
Contr to Screenplay const
Red Morning (1934)
[Wrt] by
Little Women (1933)
Contract Writer
The Yellowback (1929)
Cont
The Pinto Kid (1928)
Story
The Slingshot Kid (1927)
Story

Producer (Feature Film)

Esther and the King (1960)
Associate Producer
Four Jacks and a Jill (1942)
Producer

Music (Feature Film)

King Richard and the Crusaders (1954)
Composer

Writer (Short)

La Cucaracha (1934)
Writer

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Bombardier (1943) - Open, To Fit Him For His Task Three years between the start of production and release, during which time the U.S. entered WWII, RKO’s muscular opening to Bombardier, 1943, with the real General Eugene Lowry Eubank (1892-1997!), and a high level disagreement between Army Air Force officers and leading men Pat O’Brien and Randolph Scott.
Bombardier (1943) - I Do Solemnly Swear In an early role which earned him praise and career support from Pat O’Brien, Robert Ryan as trainee Joe Connors consults with Pat as his superior and buddy Major “Chick” Davis about motivations and reveals that he’s been approached by probable spies at their New Mexico air base, in Bombardier, 1943.
Bombardier (1943) - You Look Scared Stiff Part of a series of impressive technical sequences, Russell Wade as Army Air Force trainee Harris, leading man Pat O’Brien narrating, Charles Russell the instructor, Randolph Scott in the cockpit, Academy Award-nominated Special Effects by Vernon L. Walker, editing by Robert Wise (assisted by young Robert Aldrich), in RKO’s Bombardier, 1943.
Bombardier (1943) - It's Just As Unlogical Randolph Scott as Army Air Force Captain Buck Oliver, a reluctant convert to high-altitude bombing, dictates a letter to old friend “Burt” (Anne Shirley) in New Mexico, advising her that his colleague Major “Chick” Davis will arrive soon to launch a training program, Barton MacLane his sergeant Dixon, in Bombardier, 1943.
Sea Chase, The (1955) - Against The New Regime Days before their countries are expected to go to war, British officer Napier (David Farrar) brings his German fiancee' Elsa (Lana Turner) to meet his old family friend, also-German Captain Ehrlich (John Wayne), a former naval officer who refused to become a Nazi, on his freighter docked at Sydney, in The Sea Chase, 1955.
Sea Chase, The (1955) - Muster All Hands Departing Sydney, Australia, just after the declaration of WWII, anti-Nazi German freighter captain Ehrlich (John Wayne) instructs his crew on avoiding British patrols, then tells Elsa (Lana Turner), an old acquaintance and Nazi spy whom he's been ordered to transport, to stay out of sight, in The Sea Chase, 1955.
Sea Chase, The (1953) - No Daydreaming Moored off a South Pacific island to collect wood to fuel their way to Chile, German steamer officers Kirchner and Schmidt (Lyle Bettger, John Qualen) are interrupted by captain Ehrlich (John Wayne), who has special instructions regarding their sexy spy passenger (Lana Turner), who is in turn impressed by his consideration for old soldier Schmidt (Paul Fix), in The Sea Chase, 1955.
Great Man Votes, The (1939) - Your Liquor Or My Lucre 27-year old Garson Kanin directs John Barrymore, then 52, whom he fought to get in the role, with Luis Alberni, who’s not really the milkman, with a brief appearance by second-billed MGM child star Virginia Weidler, on loan to RKO, opening The Great Man Votes, 1939.
Great Man Votes, The (1939) - Pop's Only Speaking Metagorical Our first scene in the Vance the household, where John Barrymore is “Pop,” , a usually drunk but apparently erudite night watchman in a nameless Prohibition-era city, and Peter Holden and Virginia Weidler are introduced as his precocious children, in The Great Man Votes, 1939, directed by Garson Kanin.
Great Man Votes, The (1939) - The Color Of Thy Giblets! We’re still figuring out the background of “Pop” Vance (John Barrymore), a drunken, widowed and brainy night watchman, whose son and daughter have gotten into some scrapes at school, when their teacher (Katharine Alexander as Miss Billow) visits, revealing new angles, in RKO’s The Great Man Votes, 1939, directed by Garson Kanin.
King Richard And The Crusaders - That Wailing She-Cat Wounded but improving in Palestine, Richard (George Sanders) visited by his wife (Paula Raymond) and conferring with spunky cousin Edith Plantagenet (Virginia Mayo), about plans for an excursion, and a knight who's turned her head, in King Richard And The Crusaders, 1954.
King Richard And The Crusaders (1954) - No Man Meets A Friend Scottish officer of the 3rd Crusade Sir Kenneth (Laurence Harvey) on a scouting mission meets a wandering Saracen (top-billed Rex Harrison) who introduces himself as "Emir Ilderim," good jousting sequence from 2nd unit director Yakima Canutt, in King Richard And The Crusaders, 1954.

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