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Horace McCoy Biography

  • Profession: Screenwriter
  • Born: Jan 1, 1897
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

After briefly entertaining the prospect of becoming a professional tennis star, Horace McCoy pursued a short acting career, then headed to the Southwest, where he worked as a newspaper journalist. Inspired by W. R. Burnett's crime novel [[Feature~V29504~Little Caesar,~littlecaesar]] McCoy switched to writing hard-boiled detective fiction. In Hollywood from 1933, he wrote or co-wrote several entertaining (if unmemorable) programmers. By the 1950s, he was typed as a specialist in "outdoor" melodramas like [[Feature~V12176~Dangerous Mission~dangerousmission]] (1954) and [[Feature~V40087~A Rage at Dawn~rageatdawn]] (1955). Horace McCoy is best-remembered as the author of the unrelentingly pessimistic Depression-era novel [[Feature~V49427~They Shoot Horses, Don't They?~theyshoothorsesdontthey]], which, after several false starts, was finally filmed in 1969 thirty-four years after its publication, and fourteen years after McCoy's death. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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