John Grant

Highest Rated: 100% Hold That Ghost (1941)
Birthday: Dec 27, 1891
Birthplace: Not Available
John Grant started out on the performing end of show business, acting in operettas and appearing in small-time vaudeville. The shy, self-deprecating Grant soon decided that he had no taste for performing; he did, however, possess a rare gift for comedy writing. A veritable walking encyclopedia of burlesque and vaudeville routines, he had the uncanny knack of being able to adapt generic material to the unique talents of specific comedians and of seamlessly integrating gags and routines into any theatrical or movie plotline. In 1938, he was hired by the up-and-coming team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. Grant wrote special material for Bud and Lou's radio appearances, contributed sketches to the A&C Broadway revue The Streets of Paris (1939) and devised rapid-fire dialogue sequences for the team's popular Universal and MGM films. He remained with Abbott and Costello throughout the 1940s, as both writer and producer. John Grant went on to work with Martin & Lewis and Milton Berle before his death at age 64.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Stehaufmädchen (Love 600) Actor 2014
27% Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy Screenwriter 1955
No Score Yet Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops Screenwriter 1955
No Score Yet Ring of Fear Screenwriter 1954
63% Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Screenwriter 1953
33% Abbott and Costello Go to Mars Screenwriter 1953
No Score Yet Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd Screenwriter 1952
No Score Yet Sailor Beware Screenwriter 1952
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair Screenwriter 1952
No Score Yet Comin' Round the Mountain Screenwriter 1951
80% Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man Screenwriter 1951
No Score Yet Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion Screenwriter 1950
No Score Yet Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff Screenwriter 1949
No Score Yet Mexican Hayride Screenwriter 1948
88% Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein Screenwriter 1948
No Score Yet The Noose Hangs High Screenwriter 1948
No Score Yet The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap Screenwriter 1947
80% Buck Privates Come Home Screenwriter 1947
No Score Yet The Time of Their Lives (The Ghost Steps Out) Screenwriter 1946
No Score Yet The Naughty Nineties Screenwriter Producer 1945
No Score Yet Here Come the Co-eds Screenwriter Producer 1945
No Score Yet Lost in a Harem Screenwriter 1944
No Score Yet In Society Screenwriter 1944
No Score Yet Hit the Ice Screenwriter 1943
No Score Yet It Ain't Hay Screenwriter 1943
No Score Yet Who Done It? Screenwriter 1942
No Score Yet Pardon My Sarong Screenwriter 1942
No Score Yet Rio Rita Screenwriter 1942
No Score Yet Ride 'em Cowboy Screenwriter 1942
No Score Yet Keep 'em Flying Screenwriter 1941
No Score Yet In the Navy Screenwriter 1941
No Score Yet Buck Privates Screenwriter 1941
100% Hold That Ghost Screenwriter 1941

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