Aben Kandel

Novelist turned occasional screenwriter from the 1930s on. Kandel had enjoyed some success with his novels "Vaudeville" (1927), "Black Sun" (1929) and "City for Conquest" (1936, the source for the fine 1940 James Cagney film) before penning such enjoyable cinematic corn as "Thunder in the City" (1937), "Rio" (1939) and "What's Buzzin' Cousin?" (1943). Kandel ventured into more sober territory with...