Peter Milne - Bio and Creative Works

Peter Milne

SCREENWRITER
Born
1896-08-15
Died
1968-03-29
Age (at death)
71
Citizenship
United States of America
Place of Birth
New York City, New York, USA
Full TV/Movie Credits
Bio

Peter Milne was an American screenwriter, who wrote for more than 50 films. Prior to this, he wrote reviews for the Motion Picture News, and was the author of Motion Picture Directing: The Facts and Theories of the Newest Art (1922). - Wikipedia

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MOVIE • 1952 • Screenplay

Shapely burlesque dancer Hot Garters Gertie aka Angela Gardner meets her future drama professor. Her new landlady proves to be the professor's wife. Angela helps breath life into the annual school stage show...but someone has discovered her secret past.

MOVIE • 1951 • Screenplay

The story of three gold-digging ladies searching for millionaires. A loose remake of Gold Diggers of 1933.

MOVIE • 1950 • Screenplay

An Irish horsecar driver's daughter meets New York showman Tony Pastor and goes into vaudeville.

MOVIE • 1948 • Writer

A married couple who have a song-and-dance act in vaudeville are in trouble. Their struggling act is going nowhere, they're almost broke and they have to do something to get them back on top or they'll really be in trouble. They decide to put their young son in the act in hopes of attracting some new attention. The boy turns out to be a major talent, audiences love him and the act is on its way to the top. That's when an organization whose purpose is to stop children from performing on stage shows up, and they're dead set on breaking up the act.

MOVIE • 1947 • Screenplay

Musical biography of Irish 19th century tenor Chauncey Olcott.

MOVIE • 1946 • Screenplay

After an innocent man is executed in a case he was responsible for, a Scotland Yard superintendent finds himself investigating the murder of his key witness.

MOVIE • 1945 • Screenplay

Robert L. Scott has dreamed his whole life of being a fighter pilot, but when war comes he finds himself flying transport planes over The Hump into China. In China, he persuades General Chennault to let him fly with the famed Flying Tigers, the heroic band of airmen who'd been fighting the Japanese long before Pearl Harbor. Scott gets his chance to fight, ultimately engaging in combat with the deadly Japanese pilot known as Tokyo Joe.

MOVIE • 1944 • Screenplay

Fly-by-night producers dodge bill collectors while trying for one big hit.

MOVIE • 1943 • Story

A native boy plays Cupid for a shark fisherman and a South Sea Islands princess.

MOVIE • 1941 • Screenplay, Story

Dr. Christian takes time out from his appointed rounds to help clear a bank teller of embezzlement charges.

MOVIE • 1940 • Screenplay, Story

A ranch foreman (Gene Autry) helps three youngsters protect their inheritance from foreclosure.

MOVIE • 1939 • Screenplay

A detective goes undercover as a producer to investigate an actor's murder, which occurred during the performance of a play...

MOVIE • 1939 • Screenplay

In Puerto Rico to investigate a glut of contraband diamonds that are flooding the world's jewel market, Mr. Moto and his sidekick, a wrestler, find themselves involved in murders by thrown daggers, the frame-up of an overstressed Army colonel, and a pirate gang led by an unknown boss who has inside knowledge of the ensuing investigation.

MOVIE • 1937 • Screenplay

Ex-Army officer Jameson takes a job a prison guard at San Quentin. Joe, the brother of his new girlfriend May, is sentenced to the prison for robbery. When Jameson tries to separate lawbreakers from hardened criminals, badguy Hansen tries to stir up trouble by telling Joe about Jameson's interest in his sister.

MOVIE • 1937 • Story

Hard-nosed Jefferson Russett runs a logging company; his brother, Steve, is the prodigal son. Steve becomes stranded on the competition's property and slowly learns the business and of his brother's dirty tricks.

MOVIE • 1936 • Screenplay

Musical about dingaling millionaire businessman Cedric Ames and his various employees

MOVIE • 1936 • Screenplay

Down-on-his-luck John Ellman is framed for a judge's murder. After he's convicted and sentenced to death, witnesses come forth and prove his innocence. But it was too late for a stay to be granted and Ellman is executed. A doctor uses an experimental procedure to restore him to life, though the full outcome is other than expected.

MOVIE • 1936 • Screenplay

A young doctor is determined to expose the killer when a surgeon is found stabbed to death in a hospital elevator.

MOVIE • 1935 • Screenplay

A down-on-her-luck showgirl sets her eyes on the cash prize that comes with winning the title "Miss Pacific Fleet".

MOVIE • 1935 • Screenplay

A deserter (Guy Kibbee) saves his wife (Aline MacMahon) from gangsters out to ruin her newspaper.

MOVIE • 1935 • Screenplay, Story

Romance strikes when a vacationing millionairess and her daughter and son spend their vacation at a posh New England resort.

MOVIE • 1935 • Writer

A polo player's wife becomes the mystery woman in a Long Island horsy-set murder trial.

MOVIE • 1934 • Screenplay

In this sudsy hospital melodrama, a married nurse finds herself falling in love with one of two surgeons when her husband goes mad and needs an operation. One of the surgeon's regards his pursuit a lark, while the other harbors genuine affections for the nurse.

MOVIE • 1933 • Screenplay

Philo Vance, accompanied by his prize-losing Scottish terrier, investigates the locked-room murder of a prominent and much-hated collector whose broken Chinese vase provides an important clue.

MOVIE • 1933 • Writer

A fledgling producer finds himself at odds with his workers, financiers and his greedy ex-wife when he tries to produce live musicals for movie-going audiences.

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