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Martin Rackin

Highest Rated:   100% The Horse Soldiers (1959)
Lowest Rated:   43% North to Alaska (1960)
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Martin Rackin was the son of a silk-mill owner who died when Rackin was 11. To make ends meet, young Rackin took on several jobs, including delivery boy for a hat store. While thus employed, he made the acquaintance of humorist Damon Runyon, who encouraged Rackin to give writing a try. Still in his teens, Rackin became a copy boy for the New York Mirror, working his way up to assistant nightclub columnist. He also toiled away as a publicist and speech writer before heading to Hollywood in 1941. As an MGM contract screenwriter, he wrote extensively for comedian Red Skelton, and later in the 1950s produced and directed Skelton's TV show. His upward mobility in Hollywood interrupted only by four years' service with the USAF, Rackin spent several years at RKO, then freelanced as a producer/writer throughout the 1950s. After maintaining his own production company in partnership with screenwriter John Lee Mahin, Rackin became head of production at Paramount, a post he held from 1960 to 1964. Martin Rackin spent the rest of his screen career as an independent producer; he died of a heart attack during a business trip to London in 1976, four years after the completion of his final production, Two Mules for Sister Sara.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
78% Two Mules for Sister Sara
  • Producer
1970
No Score Yet Violence à Jericho
  • Producer
1967
No Score Yet Stagecoach
  • Producer
1966
43% North to Alaska
  • Screenwriter
1960
100% The Horse Soldiers
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
1959
No Score Yet Fort Dobbs
  • Producer
1958
No Score Yet Darby's Rangers
  • Producer
1958
No Score Yet The Deep Six
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
1958
No Score Yet The Helen Morgan Story
  • Producer
1957
No Score Yet The Big Land
  • Screenwriter
1957
No Score Yet Top Secret Affair
  • Producer
1957
No Score Yet Hell on Frisco Bay
  • Screenwriter
1955
No Score Yet The Stooge
  • Screenwriter
1953
No Score Yet The Clown
  • Screenwriter
1953
No Score Yet Long John Silver's Return to Treasure Island
  • Screenwriter
1953
No Score Yet Loan Shark
  • Screenwriter
1952
No Score Yet Sailor Beware
  • Screenwriter
1952
No Score Yet Distant Drums
  • Screenwriter
1951
86% The Enforcer
  • Screenwriter
1951
No Score Yet Three Secrets
  • Screenwriter
1950
No Score Yet A Dangerous Profession
  • Screenwriter
1949
No Score Yet Fighter Squadron
  • Screenwriter
1948
No Score Yet Fighting Father Dunne
  • Screenwriter
1948
No Score Yet Riffraff
  • Screenwriter
1947
No Score Yet Desperate
  • Screenwriter
1947
No Score Yet Air Raid Wardens
  • Screenwriter
1943

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