Francis Swann

Francis Swann (July 16, 1913 – August 27, 1983)[1] was a playwright, novelist, and a film and television writer. He wrote several Broadway plays, most notable of which was Out of the Frying Pan.[1] He wrote a number of screenplays for Warner Bros. and other studios, including the screenplay for 711 Ocean Drive (1950).[2] Swann also wrote several books including The Brass Key and Royal Street.[3] He was one of the early writers for the television soap opera Dark Shadows.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Francis Swann". Playbill.
  2. ^ Variety Staff (December 31, 1949). "711 Ocean Drive". Variety.
  3. ^ Radcliffe, Elsa J.; Barnes, Mike (1979). Gothic Novels of the Twentieth Century: An Annotated Bibliography. Scarecrow Press. p. 215. ISBN 978-0-8108-1190-4.
  4. ^ Thompson, Jeff (2019). The Television Horrors of Dan Curtis: Dark Shadows, The Night Stalker and Other Productions, 2d ed. McFarland. p. 89. ISBN 978-1-4766-3633-7.

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