Cain, James M. (James Mallahan), 1892-1977

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1892-07-01
Death 1977-10-27
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Author, journalist, and screenwriter.

From the description of Papers of James M. Cain, 1901-1978 (bulk 1925-1978). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71060813

Journalist and author of crime novels, plays, and short stories.

From the description of Oral history interview, 1975. (Maryland Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 32822016

Biographical Note

  • 1892, July 1: Born, Annapolis, Md.
  • 1910: A.B., Washington College, Chestertown, Md.
  • 1917: M.A., Washington College, Chestertown, Md.
  • 1917 - 1918 : Reporter, Baltimore American
  • 1918 - 1919 : Served with Headquarters Troop, 79th Division, American Expeditionary Forces
  • 1918 - 1923 : Reporter, Baltimore Sun
  • 1919: Editor-in-chief, Lorraine Cross, official newspaper of the Seventy-ninth Division, American Expeditionary Forces Published with Gilbert Malcolm a history of Headquarters Troop, 79th Division, American Expeditionary Forces
  • 1920: Married Mary Rebekah Clough (divorced 1923)
  • 1923 - 1924 : Professor of journalism, St. John's College, Annapolis, Md.
  • 1924 - 1931 : Editorial writer, New York World
  • 1927: Married Elina Sjöstedt Tyszecka (divorced 1942)
  • 1930: Published Our Government. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, a collection of satirical essays that first appeared in the American Mercury
  • 1931: Managing editor, New Yorker Moved to Hollywood, Calif.
  • 1931 - 1948 : Magazine writer, syndicated columnist, and scriptwriter for motion picture studios
  • 1934: Published The Postman Always Rings Twice. New York: Alfred A. Knopf
  • 1936: Began "Double Indemnity" (published in book form in 1943) as serial in Liberty
  • 1937: Published Serenade. New York: Alfred A. Knopf
  • 1941: Published Mildred Pierce. New York: Alfred A. Knopf
  • 1944: Married Aileen Pringle (divorced 1947)
  • 1946: Published Past All Dishonor. New York: Alfred A. Knopf
  • 1947: Married Florence Macbeth (died 1966)
  • 1948: Moved to Hyattsville, Md. Published The Moth. New York: Alfred A. Knopf
  • 1953: Published Galatea. New York: Alfred A. Knopf
  • 1962: Published Mignon. New York: Dial Press
  • 1965: Published The Magician's Wife. New York: Dial Press
  • 1976: Published The Institute. New York: Mason/Charter
  • 1977, Oct. 27: Died, Hyattsville, Md.

From the guide to the James M. Cain Papers, 1901-1978, (bulk 1925-1978), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Journalists--Interviews
  • Authorship
  • Authors--Societies, etc
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion picture plays, American
  • Screenwriters
  • Journalists
  • American newspapers
  • American periodicals
  • Authors, American--Interviews
  • Censorship
  • Periodical editors--Interviews
  • American newspapers--New York (State)--New York
  • American literature
  • Obscenity (law)
  • Universities and colleges
  • Universities and colleges--Maryland--Chestertown
  • Screenwriters--Interviews

Occupations:

  • Authors
  • Journalists
  • Screenwriters

Places:

  • Maryland--Chestertown (as recorded)
  • California--Los Angeles (as recorded)
  • New York (State)--New York (as recorded)
  • Hyattsville (Md.) (as recorded)
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) (as recorded)
  • New York (State)--New York (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)