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Jerome Odlum (1905–1954)

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 1968 The Strange Affair (uncredited)
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (original screenplay - 1 episode)
- Cover-Up (1955) ... (original screenplay)
 1954 The Fast and the Furious (screenplay)
 1954 Highway Dragnet (screenplay)
 1951 Never Trust a Gambler (screenplay) / (story)
 1949 Song of India (story)
 1949 Cover Up (original screenplay)
 1947 Last Frontier Uprising (story)
 1946 In Old Sacramento (original story)
 1944 Strange Affair (screenplay)
 1944 Marine Raiders (contributor to screenplay construction - uncredited)
 1943 A Scream in the Dark (novel "The Morgue is Always Open")
 1943 Crime Doctor (adaptation)
 1942 I Was Framed (story "Dust Be My Destiny")
 1941 Nine Lives Are Not Enough (from the novel by)
 1939 Dust Be My Destiny (novel)
 1939 Each Dawn I Die (from the novel by)
 1939 The Oklahoma Kid (uncredited)

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Novel: "Mirabilis Diamond". See more »

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Odlum was a one-time managing editor of the Minneapolis News who became a successful author of stories chiefly about crime and corruption.

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