Martin Flavin

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Martin Archer Flavin (November 2, 1883 – December 27, 1967) was an American playwright and novelist.

Flavin was born in San Francisco, California, and died in Carmel, California. He was a Sigma Chi at the University of Chicago, which he attended from 1903 to 1905.[1] His novel Journey in the Dark received both the Harper Prize for 1943 and a Pulitzer Prize for 1944.

Novels

  • Mr. Littlejohn (1940)
  • Corporal Cat (1941)
  • Journey in the Dark (1943)
  • The Enchanted (1947)
  • Cameron Hill (1957)

Non-fiction

  • Black and White: From the Cape to the Congo (1950)
  • Red Poppies and White Marble (1962)

Plays

  • Children of the Moon (1923, produced on Broadway 1923)
  • Emergency Case (1923)
  • Caleb Stone's Death Watch (1923, produced on Broadway 1924)
  • Achilles Had a Heel (1924, produced on Broadway 1935)
  • Lady of the Rose (1925, produced on Broadway 1925)
  • Service for Two (1926, produced on Broadway 1926)
  • Brains (1926, produced on Broadway 1926)
  • The Criminal Code (1929, produced on Broadway 1929), the basis for several motion pictures: the Columbia Pictures film of the same name (1931), the Spanish-language version El Código penal shot simultaneously on the same sets, the 1933 French film Criminel and two Columbia Pictures remakes: Penitentiary (1938) and Convicted (1950).
  • Broken Dishes (1929, produced on Broadway 1930), the basis for the 1931 motion picture Too Young to Marry, the 1936 motion picture Love Begins at 20 (a.k.a. All One Night), and the 1940 motion picture Calling All Husbands; adapted for television in 1951 episode of Pulitzer Prize Playhouse
  • Crossroads (1929, produced on Broadway 1929), the basis for the 1932 motion picture The Age of Consent
  • Tapestry in Gray (1935, produced on Broadway 1935)
  • Around the Corner (1936, produced on Broadway 1936)

Screenplays

  • The Big House (1930) (additional dialogue)
  • Passion Flower (1930) (adaptation of novel by Kathleen Norris)
  • Laughing Sinners (1931) (dialogue) (uncredited) ... a.k.a. Complete Surrender (USA)
  • Three Who Loved (1931)

References

  1. ^ "Guide to the Martin Flavin Papers 1902-1966". Retrieved 1 January 2015. 

External links

  • Martin Flavin on IMDb
  • Martin Flavin at the Internet Broadway Database
  • Photos of the first edition of Journey in the Dark
  • "Monterey Shore Scoured for Writer's Wife". Santa Cruz Evening News. 7 December 1937. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  • "Prominent Carmel Woman is Missing". Madera Tribune. 7 December 1937. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  • "Carmel Hopes Waning for Mrs. Martin Flavin". Santa Cruz Sentinel. 8 December 1937. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  • "Fears Woman Fell in Ocean". Madera Tribune. 8 December 1937. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  • "No Trace of Mrs. Flavin Is Found". Santa Cruz Sentinel. 9 December 1937. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  • "Find Body Missing Woman". Madera Tribune. 6 January 1938. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  • "Playwright And Legion Of Carmel Deadlocked". Madera Tribune. 19 October 1940. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  • "Pulitzer Winner Remarries Wife". Madera Tribune. 2 February 1949. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  • "Flavin, 80, Makes Speedy Recovery After Accident". San Bernardino Sun. AP. 7 May 1964. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 


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