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Borden Chase (1900–1971)

Prior to his career as a writer, Chase was employed as chauffeur for notorious prohibition-era gangster Frankie Yale -- until Yale was 'rubbed out' by Al Capone's mob in July 1928. Chase, then still going by the more prosaic name Frank Fowler, as well Yale's other regular driver, James Caponi, were lucky to be alive: Yale, having received a ... See full bio »

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Known For

Red River Writer
(1948)
(1950)
(1935)
(1952)

Filmography

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 2018 The Forsaken Westerns (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Russell (2018)
 1988 Red River (TV Movie) (screenplay) / (story)
 1972 The Bull of the West (TV Movie) (based on the screenplay by)
 1969 Backtrack! (written by)
 1968 A Man Called Gannon (screenplay)
 1967 Winchester 73 (TV Movie) (earlier screenplay)
 1966 Branded (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- McCord's Way (1966) ... (writer)
  The Virginian (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1965) (story - 1 episode, 1964) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1963)
- We've Lost a Train (1965) ... (writer)
- Smile of a Dragon (1964) ... (story)
- Duel at Shiloh (1963) ... (teleplay)
 1964 Daniel Boone (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Ken-Tuck-E (1964) ... (written by)
 1964 Gunfighters of Casa Grande (screenplay) / (story)
  The Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Show (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes, 1962) (written by - 1 episode, 1962)
- Knotts Berry Farm and Ghost Town (1962) ... (writer)
- This Is Our Country (1962) ... (writer)
- Western Hit Parade (1962) ... (written by)
 1962 Mutiny on the Bounty (uncredited)
 1962 Route 66 (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Ever Ride the Waves in Oklahoma? (1962) ... (story)
  Bonanza (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1962) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1962) (written by - 1 episode, 1962)
- Blessed Are They (1962) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Gift of Water (1962) ... (written by)
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Stake-Out (1961) ... (story)
 1960 The Tall Man (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- One of One Thousand (1960) ... (written by)
  The Detectives (TV Series) (1 episode, 1960) (writer - 2 episodes, 1960)
- The Other Side (1960)
- Cop on Trial (1960) ... (writer)
- Longshot (1960) ... (writer)
 1960 Overland Trail (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Fire in the Hole (1960) ... (written by)
- All the O'Mara's Horses (1960) ... (written by)
- The O'Mara's Ladies (1960) ... (written by)
  Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series) (1 episode, 1959) (writer - 3 episodes, 1959 - 1960)
- Forty-Four Forty (1960) ... (writer)
- The Governor's Visit (1960) ... (writer)
- Home Town (1959)
- The Jackass (1959) ... (writer)
 1958 Ride a Crooked Trail (screenplay)
 1957 Night Passage (screenplay)
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Lady Was a Flop (1957) ... (story)
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- High Air (1956) ... (story)
 1956 Backlash (screenplay)
 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Windmill (1955) ... (teleplay)
 1955 Man Without a Star (screenplay)
 1954 Vera Cruz (story)
 1954 The Far Country (story and screenplay)
 1954 Rails Into Laramie (uncredited)
 1954 His Majesty O'Keefe (screenplay)
 1953 Sea Devils (story)
 1952 The World in His Arms (screenplay)
 1952 Lone Star (screenplay)
 1952 Bend of the River (screenplay)
 1951 Iron Man
 1950 Winchester '73 (screenplay)
 1950 Montana (screenplay)
 1948 The Man from Colorado (original story)
 1948 Red River (from "The Saturday Evening Post" story) / (screenplay)
 1947 Tycoon (screenplay)
 1946 I've Always Loved You (screenplay) / (story "Concerto")
 1945 Flame of Barbary Coast (original screenplay)
 1945 This Man's Navy (story and screenplay)
 1944 The Fighting Seabees (original story) / (screenplay)
 1943 Destroyer (screen play)
 1943 Harrigan's Kid (novel)
 1942 The Navy Comes Through (story "Pay To Learn")
 1942 Dr. Broadway (novel)
 1942 Blue, White and Perfect (story)
 1938 The Devil's Party (novel "Hell's Kitchen Has a Pantry")
 1937 Midnight Taxi (based on the story by)
 1935 Under Pressure (screenplay) / (story "Sand Hog")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Wrote the pilot episode of a proposed anthology series using the paintings of Charles B. Russell as the starting point for stories. The pilot episode was called "The Night of the Wrangler," starred Fess Parker and was directed by Arthur Hiller. See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I simply don't like the idea of a change of government. I like the government we now have. I admit it is not the best of all possible governments, and I certainly am not an admirer of Mr. Nixon. But I do know about life in Russia and I don't want to exchange a life that will allow a hack driver who went to work when he was fourteen to make enough money to buy this house.

Trivia:

The Chase family lived on a horse ranch in Encino in the 40s in what was an undeveloped San Fernando Valley. They all rode well and liked to show off the garter snakes living in the barn. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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