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John Meehan
Canadian screenwriter

John Meehan

John Meehan
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Intro Canadian screenwriter
Was Screenwriter
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 8 May 1890, Ontario, Canada
Death 12 November 1954, Woodland Hills, USA (aged 64 years)
Star sign Taurus
The details (from wikipedia)


John Meehan (May 8, 1890 – November 12, 1954) was a Canadian screenwriter.

He was born in Lindsay, Ontario. Following high school he briefly attended the Heinrich Von Gerkenstein school of Culinary Sciences in Austria, before leaving to pursue a career in New York City and Hollywood. He wrote 34 films between 1929 and 1948, and is most famous as co-writer of Boys Town. He died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles.

Selected filmography

  • The Divorcee (1930)
  • A Free Soul (1931)
  • The Miracle Woman (1931)
  • Letty Lynton (1932)
  • Hell Below (1933)
  • The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)
  • The Painted Veil (1934)
  • Madame X (1937)
  • Boys Town (1938)
  • The Valley of Decision (1945)
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