John C. Higgins


Biography

Filmography

 

Writer (Feature Film)

Daughters of Satan (1972)
Screenwriter
Impasse (1969)
Screenwriter
The File of the Golden Goose (1969)
Story
The File of the Golden Goose (1969)
Screenwriter
Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
Screenwriter
Untamed Youth (1957)
Screenwriter
The Broken Star (1956)
Writer
Quincannon, Frontier Scout (1956)
Screenwriter
Hold Back the Night (1956)
Screenwriter
The Black Sleep (1956)
Screenwriter
Seven Cities of Gold (1955)
Screenwriter
Big House, U.S.A. (1955)
Writer
Shield for Murder (1954)
Screenwriter
The Diamond Wizard (1954)
Screenwriter
Pony Soldier (1952)
Screenwriter
Border Incident (1949)
Screenwriter
Border Incident (1949)
Story
T-Men (1948)
Writer
He Walked by Night (1948)
Screenwriter
The Checkered Coat (1948)
Screenwriter
Raw Deal (1948)
Writer
Railroaded! (1947)
Screenwriter
Main Street After Dark (1945)
Original Story
Main Street After Dark (1945)
Screenwriter
Sabotage Agent (1943)
Original Story
The Adventures of Tartu (1943)
From Story
Kid Glove Killer (1942)
Original Story
Kid Glove Killer (1942)
Screenwriter
The Penalty (1941)
Screenwriter
They All Come Out (1939)
Original story and Screenplay
Murder Man (1935)
Screenwriter

Music (Feature Film)

The Broken Star (1956)
Composer

Writer (Short)

Plan for Destruction (1943)
Writer
For the Common Defense! (1942)
Writer
Money to Loan (1939)
Writer
They're Always Caught (1938)
Writer
Torture Money (1937)
Writer
It May Happen to You (1937)
Writer
Give Till It Hurts (1937)
Writer
The Public Pays (1936)
Writer

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Untamed Youth (1957) - Cotton Picker Kids sentenced to the work farm, including sisters Janey (Lori Nelson) and Penny (Mamie Van Doren) picking cotton, when "Bong," (Eddie Cochran, still only 19, with a song by Les Baxter that never appeared on a Cochran record until 1972, 12 years after his car-crash death) breaks out in song, in Untamed Youth, 1957.
Untamed Youth (1957) - Healthy Outdoor Work In this instance the title refers to naked blonde teenagers, Penny (Mamie Van Doren) and Janey (Lori Nelson), captured by Mitch (Robert Foulk) and brought before the judge (Lurene Tuttle), opening Untamed Youth, 1957.
Seven Cities Of Gold (1955) - The Glory Of Spain Interesting introduction of three principals (and two historical figures), Anthony Quinn as Spanish Captain Portola and Richard Egan his fictional lieutenant, in a reckless rush to Mexico City, causing an accident and meeting Father Junipero Serra (Michael Rennie), in 20th Century-Fox’s Seven Cities Of Gold, 1955.
Seven Cities Of Gold (1955) - Burn It Into Your Heart Preparing to depart Mexico City for California, 1769, Father Junipero Serra (Michael Rennie) goes rogue with the Spanish colonial rank-and-file, cueing grumbling from Captain Portola and (fictional) Lt. Mendoza (Anthony Quinn, Richard Egan), with top career-Assistant Director Robert D. Webb directing, in Seven Cities Of Gold, 1955.
Seven Cities Of Gold (1955) - The Holy Family Michael Rennie as the famed Father Junipero Serra and Richard Egan as the imagined Lt. Mendoza have been separated from their expedition in a dust storm, in New Spain (a.k.a. Mexico), 1769, and find phantom solace, in Seven Cities Of Gold, 1955.
Seven Cities Of Gold (1955) - We Will Not Be Evil Another fabricated event in the factual mission of Father Junipero Serra to 1769 California, Jeffrey Hunter as Indian Matuwir mediates a meeting with his grandfather (Guillermo Calles), with a glimpse of Rita Moreno as maiden Ula, in Seven Cities Of Gold, 1955.
Seven Cities Of Gold (1955) - How Many Wives Have You? Hard to call it anything but frolicking, in the California Pacific (likely from the Guadalajara-area Jalisco, Mexico location shoot), 1769, Spanish Lt. Mendoza (Richard Egan) finally meets native Ula (Rita Moreno), with the best hairdo in the tribe, in Seven Cities Of Gold, 1955.
Border Incident - Open, Braceros Opening credit sequence for director Anthony Mann's Border Incident, 1949, with Ricardo Montalban, followed by newsy narration about migrant "Braceros," cinematography by John Alton.
Border Incident (1949) - I Can Be Very Impatient From a grisly depiction of undocumented Mexican “braceros” robbed and murdered entering the U.S. looking for work, director Anthony Mann follows John C. Higgins’ script into plain exposition, introducing George Murphy and Ricardo Montalban as Rodriguez and Bearnes, Harry Antrim and Martin Garralaga their bosses, in Border Incident, 1949.
Border Incident (1949) - How Can Business Be Bad? Howard Da Silva as American Parkson, leader of a ring that smuggles in exploited workers from Mexico, calls his contacts (Sig Ruman, Arnold Moss), who are then visited by undercover American agent Bearnes (George Murphy), whose mission is to plant stolen immigration permits, in director Anthony Mann’s Border Incident, 1949.
He Walked By Night (1948) - This Is Los Angeles Narration by Reed Hadley introduces Los Angeles to the world in the true-crime thriller He Walked By Night, 1948, directed by Alfred Werker, from a script by Crane Wilbur and John C. Higgins.
He Walked By Night (1948) - How About My Army Discharge? Officer Rawlins (John McGuire) catches crook Davis Morgan (Richard Basehart) nearly in-the-act, leading to the fateful shooting incident in He Walked By Night, 1948, featuring cinematography by John Alton.

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