John Meehan (screenwriter)

John Meehan (May 8, 1890 – November 12, 1954) was a Canadian screenwriter.[1]

John Meehan
Born(1890-05-08)May 8, 1890
DiedNovember 12, 1954(1954-11-12) (aged 64)
Years active1929-1948

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.[2][3] He died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles.

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  1. ^ "John Meehan". BFI.
  2. ^ "John Meehan | Movies and Filmography". AllMovie.
  3. ^ "John Meehan – Screenwriter".

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