John Howard Lawson

Screenwriter, Playwright, Author
Left-leaning playwright who moved to Hollywood in 1928 and wrote several, mostly unremarkable films, some on political themes. Lawson served a year in prison because of his refusal to cooperate with the House ... Read more »
Born: 09/25/1894 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Writer (13)

Action in the North Atlantic 1942 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sahara 1942 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

They Shall Have Music 1938 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Algiers 1937 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Blockade 1937 (Movie)

(From Story)

Blockade 1937 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Our Blushing Brides 1929 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Counter Attack (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Earthbound (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Four Sons (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Goodbye Love (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Treasure Island (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Visual Effects & Animation (1)

Dynamite 1928 (Movie)

(Titles)

Biography

Left-leaning playwright who moved to Hollywood in 1928 and wrote several, mostly unremarkable films, some on political themes. Lawson served a year in prison because of his refusal to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee and did little film work thereafter.

Relationships

Jeff Lawson

Son

EDUCATION

Williams College

Williamstown , Massachusetts

Bonus Trivia

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Lawson was the founder and first president of the Screen Writers Guild in 1933.

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