Al Martin (screenwriter)

Al Martin (January 1, 1897 – October 10, 1971) was an American screenwriter and TV writer known for his work on B-movies across a wide range of genres.

Al Martin
Albert Harry Martin

January 1, 1897
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
DiedOctober 10, 1971 (aged 74)
Studio City, California, USA


Martin, a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, got his start writing scenarios and titles for silent films, first at Mascot and then at Republic.[1]

In the 1940s, he started working for Hal Roach, Monogram, Columbia, and Paramount. By the 1950s, he was working on various television shows, in addition to writing sci-fi films for Roger Corman. His final feature was 1958's In the Money, a Bowery Boys film.

He had a son, Harvey Martin, with his first wife, Mildred Seib. After Mildred's death, he married Helen Abrams, who he co-wrote Invisible Ghost with.

He once held a party for his dog at the Knickerbocker Hotel, and invited notable A-listers like Joan Crawford and their dogs.[2]

Selected TV credits

Selected filmography


  1. Maltin, Leonard (2018-07-02). Hooked on Hollywood: Discoveries from a Lifetime of Film Fandom. Paladin Communications. ISBN 9781732273504.
  2. Meares, Hadley (2015-06-19). "Off the Boulevard of Broken Dreams: The Knickerbocker Hotel's Haunted History". KCET. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
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