James M. Cain

James M. Cain

writer, additional crew

James M. Cain was born on Jul 01, 1892 in USA. James M. Cain's big-screen debut came with She Made Her Bed directed by Ralph Murphy in 1934. James M. Cain is known for Passion directed by György Fehér, Ildikó Bánsági stars as The wife and Djoko Rosic as The husband. The upcoming new movie James M. Cain plays is Buai laju-laju which will be released on Sep 09, 2004.

James M. Cain was a 'Film Noir' author. His father was a professor, and president, of 'Washington College'. His mother was an opera singer in Maryland.James graduated from the same college in 1910, and became a writer for 'Baltimore American', then 'Baltimore Sun' [still being published] by 1914. He was drafted in 1916, and spent 1918 in France as a writer for the 'Army Times'. When released, he did writing for various publications, and by 1934, his first novel,"The Postman Always Rings Twice", was published. Of Course, a very popular movie in 1946.With adaptations of his novels[credit only as 'story contributor'],he was much in demand in the 40's in the 'Film Noir' category. But, in 1946, he formed a 'Cain Plan' ["American Authors' Authority"]whereby The writers would have authority of copyrights, and be the representative for them in negotiations with the movie producers and court disputes. Resembling 'S.A.G.', it was opposed by an org. called, "The American Writers' Assoc.". There was a debate carried on in the 'Saturday Review'. He was married 4 times.

  • Birthday

    Jul 01, 1892
  • Place of Birth

    Annapolis, Maryland, USA