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Horace McCoy

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Lusty Men (1952)
  • Lowest Rated: 100% The Lusty Men (1952)
  • Birthday: Not Available
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • After briefly entertaining the prospect of becoming a professional tennis star, Horace McCoy pursued a short acting career, then headed to the Southwest, where he worked as a newspaper journalist. Inspired by W. R. Burnett's crime novel Little Caesar, McCoy switched to writing hard-boiled detective fiction. In Hollywood from 1933, he wrote or co-wrote several entertaining (if unmemorable) programmers. By the 1950s, he was typed as a specialist in "outdoor" melodramas like Dangerous Mission (1954) and A Rage at Dawn (1955). Horace McCoy is best-remembered as the author of the unrelentingly pessimistic Depression-era novel They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, which, after several false starts, was finally filmed in 1969 thirty-four years after its publication, and fourteen years after McCoy's death.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

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Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Texas Lady Screenwriter 1955
No Score Yet Rage at Dawn Screenwriter 1955
No Score Yet Dangerous Mission Screenwriter 1954
No Score Yet Bad for Each Other Screenwriter 1953
100% The Lusty Men Screenwriter 1952
No Score Yet Montana Belle Screenwriter 1952
No Score Yet The Fireball Screenwriter 1950
No Score Yet There's Something About a Soldier Screenwriter 1943
No Score Yet Appointment in Berlin Screenwriter 1943
No Score Yet Great Guy Screenwriter 1942
100% Gentleman Jim Screenwriter 1942
No Score Yet Valley of the Sun Screenwriter 1942
No Score Yet Texas Screenwriter 1941
No Score Yet Texas Rangers Ride Again Screenwriter 1940
No Score Yet Postal Inspector Screenwriter 1936
No Score Yet Trail of the Lonesome Pine Screenwriter 1936

TV

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No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Screenwriter
  • 1957

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