Daniel Mainwaring

Highest Rated: 100% The Phenix City Story (1955)
Lowest Rated: 80% The Big Steal (1949)
Birthday: Not Available
Birthplace: Not Available
The name "Geoffrey Homes" has been affixed to some of Hollywood's most entertaining crime melodramas, actioners and murder mysteries. Not bad for a man who never really existed. Truth to tell, Geoffrey Homes was the pseudonym for novelist/screenwriter Daniel Mainwaring. The son of a California forest ranger, Mainwaring began his writing career at the San Francisco Chronicle. After working as a publicist at Warner Bros., he secured a screenwriting job with Paramount's Pine-Thomas production unit. Mainwaring's credits under the Geoffrey Homes anonym include the novel 40 Whacks, filmed by Warner's as Crime by Night in 1942, and the screenplays for such Pine-Thomas efforts as No Hands on the Clock (1944), Scared Stiff (1945), Swamp Fire (1946) and Hot Cargo (1946). Mainwaring/Homes also worked on RKO's The Big Steal (1949), MGM's Tall Target (1951) and UA's A Bullet for Joey (1955). The best-remembered of Geoffrey Homes' literary efforts was the suspense novel Build My Gallows High, filmed as Out of the Past in 1947 and Against All Odds in 1984. Under his own name, Daniel Mainwaring scripted two of director Don Siegel's best films, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) and Baby Face Nelson (1957).

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Convict Stage Screenwriter 1965
No Score Yet The George Raft Story Screenwriter 1961
No Score Yet Atlantis, the Lost Continent Screenwriter 1961
No Score Yet Walk like a Dragon Screenwriter 1960
No Score Yet Teseo Contro il Minotauro (Warlord of Crete) (The Minotaur) Screenwriter 1960
No Score Yet The Gun Runners Screenwriter 1958
No Score Yet Space Master X-7 Screenwriter 1958
No Score Yet Cole Younger, Gunfighter Screenwriter 1958
No Score Yet Baby Face Nelson Screenwriter 1957
98% Invasion of the Body Snatchers Screenwriter 1956
100% The Phenix City Story Screenwriter 1955
No Score Yet A Bullet for Joey Screenwriter 1955
No Score Yet An Annapolis Story Screenwriter 1955
No Score Yet Black Horse Canyon Screenwriter 1954
No Score Yet Southwest Passage Screenwriter 1954
No Score Yet Alaska Seas Screenwriter 1954
No Score Yet Those Redheads from Seattle Screenwriter 1953
No Score Yet Bugles in the Afternoon Screenwriter 1952
No Score Yet This Woman Is Dangerous Screenwriter 1952
No Score Yet The Tall Target Screenwriter 1951
No Score Yet The Last Outpost Screenwriter 1951
No Score Yet The Lawless Screenwriter 1950
80% The Big Steal Screenwriter 1949
No Score Yet Roughshod Screenwriter 1949
No Score Yet Big Town After Dark Screenwriter 1947
94% Out of the Past Screenwriter 1947
No Score Yet Swamp Fire Screenwriter 1946
No Score Yet They Made Me a Killer Screenwriter 1946
No Score Yet Scared Stiff Screenwriter 1945
No Score Yet Dangerous Passage Screenwriter 1944
No Score Yet Crime by Night Screenwriter 1944

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