John Michael Hayes

John Michael Hayes

Highest Rated: 97% Rear Window (1954)

Lowest Rated: 50% Nevada Smith (1966)

Birthday: May 11, 1919

Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Penned a host of scripts during the 1950s and 60s, many of them so-called "women's pictures," but is best remembered for his work on several witty Hitchcock films. Twice nominated for an Oscar ("Rear Window" 1954, "Peyton Place" 1957), Hayes had a string of respectable box office and occasional critical hits. His other Hitchcock collaborations include, "The Trouble With Harry" (1955), "To Catch a Thief" (1955) and the remake of "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1956). His relationship with Hitch soured when the trades began referring to their projects as "Hitchcock-Hayes" films. Hitchcock was never crazy about sharing credit with anyone. In 1956 he asked Hayes to work for nothing on a film he owed Warner Bros., "The Wrong Man." When Hayes refused Hitchcock never spoke to him again.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nevada Smith Producer - 1975
50% 65% Nevada Smith Screenwriter - 1966
No Score Yet 29% Where Love Has Gone Screenwriter - 1964
78% 84% The Children's Hour Writer (Screenplay) - 1961
65% 72% Peyton Place Screenwriter - 1957
87% 84% The Man Who Knew Too Much Writer - 1956
87% 73% The Trouble With Harry Screenwriter - 1955
96% 84% To Catch a Thief Screenwriter - 1955
97% 95% Rear Window Writer $1.6M 1954
No Score Yet 63% Thunder Bay Screenwriter - 1953

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