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Agnes Christine Johnston

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Occupation  Screenwriter
Years active  1915–1948

Name  Agnes Johnston
Role  Screenwriter
Agnes Christine Johnston
Born  January 11, 1896 (1896-01-11) Swissvale, Pennsylvania, United States
Died  July 19, 1978, San Diego, California, United States
Spouse  Frank Mitchell Dazey (m. ?–1970)
Movies  The Patsy, Forbidden Paradise, Life Begins for Andy Hardy, Janie, Andy Hardy's Blonde Tr
Similar People  George B Seitz, Fay Holden, Sara Haden, Lewis Stone, Thomas H Ince

Agnes Christine Johnston (January 11, 1896 – July 19, 1978) was an American screenwriter.



Johnston was born in Swissvale, Pennsylvania. She wrote for 84 films between 1915 and 1948. She had intended to go to college, but was sufficiently proficient in writing scenarios for films following graduating from high school that she ended up taking just a single course in writing plays at Harvard in 1918. When Vitagraph Studios gave her an assignment to write a scenario for a James Oliver Curwood novel God's Country and the Woman, she completed the scenario for the William Duncan and Nell Shipman 1916 film within 24 hours.

A number of Andy Hardy films starring Mickey Rooney were written by Johnston, among them The Hardys Ride High, Life Begins for Andy Hardy, The Courtship of Andy Hardy, Andy Hardy's Double Life and Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble. Her other films included the coming-of-age comedy Seventeen, the romantic comedy Janie and its sequel, Janie Gets Married, plus the 1946 adaptation of the classic Black Beauty.

She also wrote the screenplays for a 1946 musical comedy, The Time, the Place and the Girl and the 1948 film Stage Struck.

Johnston died in San Diego, California in 1978.

Partial filmography

  • How Could You, Caroline? (1918)
  • Daddy-Long-Legs (1919)
  • Her Husband's Friend (1920)
  • Forbidden Paradise (1924)
  • Proud Flesh (1925)
  • Don't (1925)
  • The Denial (1925)
  • Lovey Mary (1926)
  • The Enemy (1927)
  • The Patsy (1928)
  • The Shannons of Broadway (1929)
  • The Divine Lady (1929)
  • Lucky Devils (1933)
  • Headline Shooter (1933)
  • Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (1944)
  • Mickey (1948)
  • References

    Agnes Christine Johnston Wikipedia