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John Grant

Highest Rated:   100% Hold That Ghost (1941)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
No Score Yet 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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