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BORDEN CHASE - CONTRACT SIGNED 09/22/1944 - HFSID 178223

 

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BORDEN CHASE
The Hollywood actor signs an agreement between RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. to complete a screenplay based in his original and unpublished story "That Man Alone" using both his birth name and professional name. The actor also and responds a questionnaire
Contract Signed: "Borden Chase" and "Frank G. Fowler" in black ink.13x8½. 28 pages. No place, September 22, 1944. Agreement between RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. and Borden Chase to complete a screenplay based on the original and unpublished story entitled That Man Malone, written by him at a salary of $10,000.00 dollars ($1,000.00) a week. The term of employment commencing not later than January 2, 1945. Borden Chase (1900-1971) was an American writer who went through an assortment of jobs, including driving for gangster Frankie Yale and working as a sandhog on the construction of New York's Holland Tunnel, before turning to writing, first short stories and novels, and later, screenplays. When 20th Century Fox produced Under Pressure (1935), his screen adaptation of his novel, Sandhog (based on his Holland Tunnel experience), he moved to Hollywood and changed his name to Borden Chase, apparently getting his nominal inspiration from Borden Milk and Chase Manhattan Bank. Borden provided the story for Anthony Mann's first film, Dr. Broadway (1942), but his screenplays for the director's 1950s westerns, Winchester'73 (1950), Bend of the River (1952) and The Far Country (1954), along with his Academy Award nomination for Howard Hawks' seminal Red River (1948), were his crowning achievements. Chase was an active member of the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals, an anti-Communist group which was active in Hollywood during the years of the Hollywood blacklist. When 20th Century Fox produced Under Pressure (1935), his screen adaptation of his novel, Sandhog (based on his Holland Tunnel experience), he moved to Hollywood and changed his name to Borden Chase, allegedly getting his nominal inspiration from Borden Milk and Chase Manhattan Bank. The Borden Chase cocktail is named after him. Sealed. Staple holes at upper blank margin. Pin head holes (last page). Lightly toned and wrinkled. Ink slightly faded. Otherwise, fine condition.


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BORDEN CHASE
Born: January 11, 1900 in New York City, New York
Died: March 8, 1971 in Los Angeles, California




Film Credits
The Virginian (Writer), The Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Show (Writer), The Detectives (Writer), Bonanza (Writer), 1988 Red River (Writer), 1972 The Bull of the West (Writer), 1969 Backtrack! (Writer), 1968 A Man Called Gannon (Writer), 1967 Winchester 73 (Writer), 1966 Branded (Writer), 1964 Gunfighters of Casa Grande (Writer), 1964 Daniel Boone (Writer), 1962 Route 66 (Writer), 1962 Mutiny on the Bounty (Writer), 1961 Whispering Smith (Writer), 1960 The Tall Man (Writer), 1960 Overland Trail (Writer), 1959-1960 Tales of Wells Fargo (Writer), 1958 Ride a Crooked Trail (Writer), 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (Writer), 1957 Night Passage (Writer), 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (Writer), 1956 Backlash (Writer), 1955 Man Without a Star (Writer), 1955 General Electric Theater (Writer), 1954 Vera Cruz (Writer), 1954 The Far Country (Writer), 1954 Rails Into Laramie (Writer), 1954 His Majesty O'Keefe (Writer), 1953 Sea Devils (Writer), 1952 The World in His Arms (Writer), 1952 Lone Star (Writer), 1952 Bend of the River (Writer), 1951 Iron Man (Writer), 1950 Winchester '73 (Writer), 1950 The Great Jewel Robber (Writer), 1950 Montana (Writer), 1948 The Man from Colorado (Writer), 1948 Red River (Writer), 1947 Tycoon (Writer), 1946 I've Always Loved You (Writer), 1945 This Man's Navy (Writer), 1945 Flame of Barbary Coast (Writer), 1944 The Fighting Seabees (Writer), 1943 Harrigan's Kid (Writer), 1943 Destroyer (Writer), 1942 The Navy Comes Through (Writer), 1942 Dr. Broadway (Writer), 1942 Blue, White and Perfect (Writer), 1938 The Devil's Party (Writer), 1937 Midnight Taxi (Writer), 1935 Under Pressure (Writer)


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