Niven Busch

Highest Rated: 100% Pursued (1947)
Lowest Rated: 70% In Old Chicago (1937)
Birthday: Not Available
Birthplace: Not Available
Novelist, screenwriter and producer, Manhattan-born Niven Busch first gained national exposure in the 1920s as the associate editor of Time magazine (Busch was the cousin of Time co-founder Briton Hadden). His magazine work led to screenplay assignments at Warner Bros. in the early 1930s, among them The Crowd Roars (1932) and Babbitt (1934). By the early 1940s, Busch was chief story editor for independent producer Sam Goldwyn. During his years with Goldwyn, Busch helped to boost the career of contract actress Teresa Wright, to whom he was briefly married. As a novelist, Busch's best-known work was the psycho-erotic western Duel in the Sun (1944), which was later filmed by David O. Selznick. After wrapping up his movie career in 1955, Busch taught and lectured in several prestigious colleges. At the age of 85, Niven Busch made a wholly unexpected acting debut, essaying a small part in The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988).

Highest Rated Movies



88% The Unbearable Lightness of Being Actor 1988
No Score Yet The Treasure of Pancho Villa Screenwriter 1955
No Score Yet The Moonlighter Screenwriter 1953
No Score Yet Distant Drums Screenwriter 1951
No Score Yet The Capture Screenwriter Producer 1950
100% Pursued Screenwriter 1947
95% The Postman Always Rings Twice Screenwriter 1946
No Score Yet Belle Starr Screenwriter 1941
100% The Westerner Screenwriter 1940
70% In Old Chicago Screenwriter 1937
No Score Yet Babbitt Screenwriter 1934
No Score Yet The Man with Two Faces Screenwriter 1934
No Score Yet He Was Her Man Screenwriter 1934
No Score Yet The Big Shakedown Screenwriter 1934
No Score Yet College Coach (Football Coach ) Screenwriter 1933
No Score Yet The Crowd Roars Screenwriter 1932
No Score Yet Scarlet Dawn Screenwriter 1932


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