Glendon Swarthout

Playwright, Novelist, Screenwriter
A Michigan native who moved to Arizona in 1959, Swarthout wrote more than 20 novels and many short stories, plays and film scripts. Films adapted from his work include Stanley Kramer's "Bless the Beasts & Children" ... Read more »
Born: 04/08/1918 in Michigan, USA

Filmography

Writer (7)

Where the Boys Are '84 1984 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

The Shootist 1976 (Movie)

("The Shootist") (Source Material (from novel))

Bless The Beasts & Children 1971 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

Where the Boys Are 1959 (Movie)

(From Story)

They Came to Cordura 1958 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

Seventh Cavalry 1955 (Movie)

(From Story)

A Christmas to Remember (TV Show)

Source Material (from novel)

Biography

A Michigan native who moved to Arizona in 1959, Swarthout wrote more than 20 novels and many short stories, plays and film scripts. Films adapted from his work include Stanley Kramer's "Bless the Beasts & Children" (1971), "Where the Boys Are" (1960), Robert Rossen's "They Came to Cordura" (1959) and Don Siegel's "The Shootist" (1976), an affecting swan song for the Western starring John Wayne in his final film role. Swarthout's novel, "The Melodeon" was adapted by Stewart Stern for "A Christmas to Remember" (1978), a sentimental TV movie set during the Depression starring Jason Robards, Eva Marie Saint and Joanne Woodward.

Relationships

Kathryn Swarthout

Wife
sometimes Swarthout's co-author survived him

Miles Swarthout

Son
survived him

Bonus Trivia

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There's an official Web site devoted to the Swarthout family at www.glendonswarthout.com.

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