Alan Rivkin

Biography

American screenwriter Allen Rivkin was steadily employed in Hollywood from 1932 to 1958. Hopscotching from Fox to Columbia to Warners to Republic and back again, Rivkin specialized in rapidly paced newspaper and crime yarns. During the early '40s, he scripted two of MGM's most celebrated B-pictures, Kid Glove Killer (1941) and Joe Smith American (1942). His later A-efforts included RKO's...