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John C. Higgins

John C. Higgins



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Writer (feature film)

Daughters of Satan (1972) as Screenwriter
After a man buys a painting of a witch that resembles his wife, his wife is possessed by the spirit of the witch and plans his murder.
Impasse (1969) as Screenwriter
World War II veterans brave the Philippine jungle in search of buried gold.
The File of the Golden Goose (1969) as Story
An American agent teams with Scotland Yard to tackle a counterfeiting ring.
The File of the Golden Goose (1969) as Screenwriter
An American agent teams with Scotland Yard to tackle a counterfeiting ring.
Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964) as Screenwriter
Cmdr. Draper and Col. McReady are astronauts who are nearly smashed to smithereens by a passing meteor. McReady is killed, but Draper is able to abandon ship. He lands on the dusty, desolate surface of Mars with Mona, the test monkey. Draper befriends an escaped slave named Lundin and eventually learns how to breathe the Martians'' oxygen, eat their food, and drink their water.
Untamed Youth (1957) as Screenwriter
When they''''re put in a small-town jail, two sisters fight to expose prison corruption.
The Broken Star (1956) as Writer
A deputy sheriff defies local ranchers to investigate a Mexican''''s murder.
Hold Back the Night (1956) as Screenwriter
The Black Sleep (1956) as Screenwriter
A brain surgeon''''s experiments create a race of deadly freaks.
Quincannon, Frontier Scout (1956) as Screenwriter
A young woman hires a frontier scout to help her discover if her brother died in an Indian attack.
Big House, U.S.A. (1955) as Writer
Convicts escape prison to uncover hidden loot.
Seven Cities of Gold (1955) as Screenwriter
Catholic priest Junipero Serra accompanies a group of Spanish soldiers into the land north and west of Mexico. Reverand Serra, however, intends to establish missions there, while the military men want to find the fabled "seven cities of gold."
The Diamond Wizard (1954) as Screenwriter
U.S. Treasury Investigator Joe Dennison (Dennis O'Keefe) is sent to England on the trail of a gang of thieves responsible for stealing a million dollars from a U.S. Treasury vault. One of the crooks is on his way to England to spend the money on phony diamonds. Scotland Yard Inspector McClaren (Philip Friend), assigned to work with Dennison on the case, is also working on the disappearance of Dr. Eric Miller (Paul Harmuth), an atomic scientist. Dennison discovers while interviewing Miller's daughter Marlene (Margaret Sheridan) that she is wearing a brooch containing a phony diamond, and the brooch had been made by her father.
Shield for Murder (1954) as Screenwriter
A crooked detective masterminds a robbery then fights to keep his money.
Pony Soldier (1952) as Screenwriter
In 1876, Duncan MacDonald joins the new, 300-member Mounted Police in western Canada, just in time for a dangerous mission. It seems the Cree Indians, raiding across the border in Montana, took two hostages for their safe return to Canada. But MacDonald, with only scout Natayo to help, will need all his diplomacy and then some to extract the captives from the midst of a thousand Cree.
Border Incident (1949) as Screenwriter
Police try to crack down on the illegal immigration racket.
Border Incident (1949) as Story
Police try to crack down on the illegal immigration racket.
The Checkered Coat (1948) as Screenwriter
Psychiatrist Dr. Michael Madden (Tom Conway) is visited by a man, Steve "Creepy" Bolin (Hurd Hatfield), wearing a weird checkered coat, and when Madden learns that Creepy is subject to death-like trances and the fear of being buried alive, Madden concludes Creepy is obviously a psychopath (at least, until a real one comes along)with possible criminal tendencies. When leaving, Creepy tells Madden he is a friend of the doctor's no-good brother Fred (Marten Lamont),while also throwing a few sinister-and-leering glances in the direction of Madden's wife Betty (Noreen Nash.) Madden wastes no time in notifying the police to pick up Creepy, evidently on a general nuisance charge of looking like Dorian Gray. But Creepy is also sneaky and eludes the police and, when next seen, he and Fred are robbing the Anson Jewelry store across the street from Dr. Madden's office and he shoots and kills both the owner (John Hamilton) and his son (Fred Browne) in the process. Dr. Madden hears the shots and rushes over but is slugged by Creepy and he and no-good Fred carry off Madden in their get-away. The police show up and immediately tab Dr. Madden as the prime suspect based, evidently, on him having an office across the street.
T-Men (1948) as Writer
U.S. agents infiltrate a deadly counterfeiting ring.
He Walked by Night (1948) as Screenwriter
After killing a cop, a burglar fights to evade the police.
Raw Deal (1948) as Writer
When the gangster for whom he took the rap welches, a convict breaks out of prison to get revenge.
Railroaded! (1947) as Screenwriter
A two-bit hood sets out to rob his boss''''s illegal gambling operation.
Main Street After Dark (1945) as Original Story
A police clean-up campaign could put a family of pickpockets out of work.
Main Street After Dark (1945) as Screenwriter
A police clean-up campaign could put a family of pickpockets out of work.
The Adventures of Tartu (1943)
A British spy sets out to sabotage a Nazi gas factory in Czechoslovakia.
Sabotage Agent (1943) as Original Story
An undercover agent battles Nazis to save an aviation plant.
Kid Glove Killer (1942) as Screenwriter
A police scientist investigates the mayor''''s murder.
Kid Glove Killer (1942) as Original Story
A police scientist investigates the mayor''''s murder.
The Penalty (1941) as Screenwriter
Federal agents use a gangster's son to catch him.
They All Come Out (1939) as Orig story and scr
A young man sentenced to jail, attempts to reform himself and his fellow inmates.
Murder Man (1935) as Screenwriter
A hard-drinking reporter specializes in murder cases, until he becomes a suspect in one himself.

Music (feature film)

The Broken Star (1956) as Composer
A deputy sheriff defies local ranchers to investigate a Mexican''''s murder.

Writer (short)

Plan for Destruction (1943)
This short documentary takes a look at Nazi Germany''s plans for geographic expansion.
For the Common Defense! (1942)
This short film shows how cooperation among all the nations of the Americas assists the war effort.
Money to Loan (1939)
This short film looks at the criminal lengths that loan sharks go to get individuals to pay back their loans.
They're Always Caught (1938)
This short film shows the role a crime laboratory plays in the solving of criminal investigations.
Give Till It Hurts (1937)
This short film focuses on charity fraud.
It May Happen to You (1937)
In this short film, mobsters convince a meat packing company employee to help them hijack a truckload of beef.
Torture Money (1937)
In this short film, the police track down a fraud operation that stages automobile accidents to collect insurance money.
The Public Pays (1936)
In this short film, a protection racket preying on milk distribution is broken up.

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