John Lee Mahin

John Mahin
John Lee Mahin (August 23, 1902, Evanston, Illinois – April 18, 1984, Los Angeles) was an American screenwriter and producer of films who was active in Hollywood from the 1930s to the 1960s.wikipedia
110 Related Articles

Red Dust (1932 film)

Red Dust1932 Clark Gable film by the same nameRed Dust'' (1932 film)
The two men had a huge hit with Red Dust (1932), which helped make a star out of Clark Gable.
The film is based on the 1928 play of the same name by Wilson Collison, and was adapted for the screen by John Mahin.

Scarface (1932 film)

Scarface19321932 film
They liked his work and when Hecht went on to the gangster movie Scarface (1932), he took Mahin with him.
John Lee Mahin and Seton I. Miller rewrote the script for continuity and dialogue.

Naughty Marietta (film)

Naughty Mariettafilm versionfilm version from 1935
He adapted the operetta Naughty Marietta (1935) and did uncredited work on China Seas (1935).
The film was written by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, John Lee Mahin and Rida Johnson Young.

Chained (1934 film)

ChainedChained'' (1934 film)
Other credits included Laughing Boy (1934), Treasure Island (1934) for Fleming, and Chained (1934).
The screenplay was written by John Lee Mahin, Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich, based upon a story by Edgar Selwyn.

The Prizefighter and the Lady

Mahin did some work on Rasputin and the Empress (1933), then Hell Below (1933) (in which he also appeared as an actor), Bombshell (1933) for Fleming, The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933) and Eskimo (1933); Mahin claims to have done some directing on the latter.
The film was adapted for the screen by John Lee Mahin and John Meehan from a story by Frances Marion.

Bombshell (film)

BombshellBombshell'' (film)
Mahin did some work on Rasputin and the Empress (1933), then Hell Below (1933) (in which he also appeared as an actor), Bombshell (1933) for Fleming, The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933) and Eskimo (1933); Mahin claims to have done some directing on the latter.
The film is based on the unproduced play of the same name by Caroline Francke and Mack Crane, and was adapted for the screen by John Lee Mahin and Jules Furthman.

Love on the Run (1936 film)

Love on the Run1936Love on the Run'' (1936 film)
Mahin then wrote Riffraff (1936), Wife vs. Secretary (1936), Small Town Girl (1936), The Devil Is a Sissy (1936), and Love on the Run (1936).
The screenplay by John Lee Mahin, Manuel Seff and Gladys Hurlbut was based on a story by Alan Green and Julian Brodie.

Test Pilot (film)

Test PilotTest Pilot'' (film)
Mahin wrote The Last Gangster (1937), then did two Gable films, Test Pilot (1938), and Too Hot to Handle (1938).
Test Pilot was written by Howard Hawks, Vincent Lawrence, John Lee Mahin, Frank Wead, and Waldemar Young.

Small Town Girl (1936 film)

Small Town GirlSmall Town Girl'' (1936 film)
Mahin then wrote Riffraff (1936), Wife vs. Secretary (1936), Small Town Girl (1936), The Devil Is a Sissy (1936), and Love on the Run (1936).
The script is credited to John Lee Mahin, Edith Fitzgerald, and the husband-and-wife team of Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich.

The Wizard of Oz (1939 film)

The Wizard of OzWizard of Oz1939 film
With Fleming, Mahin did uncredited work on The Wizard of Oz (1939) and worked for about a week on Gone with the Wind (1939).
During filming, Victor Fleming and John Lee Mahin revised the script further, adding and cutting some scenes.

The Yearling (1946 film)

The Yearlinga movie of the same namefilm
After the war, Mahin did uncredited work on Adventure (1945) for Gable and Fleming, The Yearling (1946) and The Beginning or the End (1947).
The screenplay by Paul Osborn and John Lee Mahin (uncredited) was adapted from Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings's novel of the same name.

Hell Below

Mahin did some work on Rasputin and the Empress (1933), then Hell Below (1933) (in which he also appeared as an actor), Bombshell (1933) for Fleming, The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933) and Eskimo (1933); Mahin claims to have done some directing on the latter.
John Lee Mahin as Lieutenant (jg) "Speed" Nelson

The Unholy Garden

Hecht and MacArthur were working on The Unholy Garden (1931) for Sam Goldwyn and brought in Mahin to help at $200 a week.

The Wet Parade

Mahin wrote The Wet Parade (1932) his first movie with director Victor Fleming.

Show Boat (1951 film)

Show Boat1951 film version1951
Mahin wrote the screenplay for Show Boat (1951), the Technicolor remake of the noted 1927 stage musical, which had previously been filmed in 1936.
It was made by MGM, adapted for the screen by John Lee Mahin, produced by Arthur Freed and directed by George Sidney.

Tiger Shark (film)

Tiger SharkTiger Shark'' (film)
While working on Howard Hawks asked him to do some uncredited work on Tiger Shark (1932) at Warner Bros; Mahin did it in the evenings.

Quo Vadis (1951 film)

Quo Vadis19511951 version
He wrote Quo Vadis (1951) for MGM and My Son John (1952) for Leo McCarey.
It was directed by Mervyn LeRoy and produced by Sam Zimbalist, from a screenplay by John Lee Mahin, S.N. Behrman and Sonya Levien, adapted from the novel Quo Vadis (1896) by the Polish Nobel Laureate author Henryk Sienkiewicz.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941 film)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeDr Jekyll and Mr Hyde1941
Mahin did another for Gable, Boom Town (1940) and was reunited with Fleming on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941).
MGM's 1941 remake was produced by Victor Saville and adapted by John Lee Mahin from the screenplay of the earlier film by Percy Heath and Samuel Hoffenstein.

Laughing Boy (film)

Laughing Boy1934 motion picturea film of the same name
Other credits included Laughing Boy (1934), Treasure Island (1934) for Fleming, and Chained (1934).

Treasure Island (1934 film)

Treasure Island1934 version1934
Other credits included Laughing Boy (1934), Treasure Island (1934) for Fleming, and Chained (1934).

Lucy Gallant

Mahin wrote Lucy Gallant (1955), The Bad Seed (1956) for LeRoy, Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957) for John Huston, and No Time for Sergeants (1958) for LeRoy.
Lucy Gallant is a 1955 American drama film directed by Robert Parrish and written by John Lee Mahin and Winston Miller.

Mogambo

He redid his Red Dust script as Mogambo (1953) for Gable and John Ford, and worked on another melodrama in the tropics, Elephant Walk (1954).
Shot on location in Africa, with a musical soundtrack entirely of actual African tribal music recorded in the Congo, the film was adapted by John Lee Mahin from the play Red Dust by Wilson Collison.

Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison

1957 film1957 film of the same name
Mahin wrote Lucy Gallant (1955), The Bad Seed (1956) for LeRoy, Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957) for John Huston, and No Time for Sergeants (1958) for LeRoy.
The movie was adapted by John Huston and John Lee Mahin from the novel by Charles Shaw and directed by Huston.

Wife vs. Secretary

Mahin then wrote Riffraff (1936), Wife vs. Secretary (1936), Small Town Girl (1936), The Devil Is a Sissy (1936), and Love on the Run (1936).

Eskimo (film)

EskimoEskimo/Mala The MagnificentEskimo'' (film)
Mahin did some work on Rasputin and the Empress (1933), then Hell Below (1933) (in which he also appeared as an actor), Bombshell (1933) for Fleming, The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933) and Eskimo (1933); Mahin claims to have done some directing on the latter.