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Horace McCoy

Highest Rated:   100% The Lusty Men (1952)
Lowest Rated:   100% The Lusty Men (1952)
Birthday:   Not Available
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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

RATING 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 Appointment in Berlin
  • Screenwriter
1943
No Score Yet There's Something About a Soldier
  • 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

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