William Slavens McNutt

William Slavens McNutt (September 12, 1885 January 25, 1938), was an American screenwriter. He wrote for 28 films between 1922 and 1939. He was nominated for an Academy Award on two separate occasions. At the 5th Academy Awards, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Story for Lady and Gent. In 1936, he was nominated for Adapted Screenplay for the film The Lives of a Bengal Lancer. He was born in Urbana, Illinois and died in San Fernando, California.

William Slavens McNutt
Born(1885-09-12)September 12, 1885
DiedJanuary 25, 1938(1938-01-25) (aged 52)
Years active1922-1938

Selected filmography


  • McNutt, William Slavens (1918). The Yanks are coming!. Boston: Page.
  • (April 25, 1925). "Too bad!". The New Yorker. 1 (10): 20–21.
  • (May 2, 1925). "Sam Drebin". Profiles. The New Yorker. 1 (11): 13–14.
  • ; Jones, Grover (1930). Derelict : a stirring, dynamic rRomance. New York: Jacobsen-Hodgkinson.[1]
  • There Were Giants, a Story of Blood and Steel (A novel with Grover Jones; M.S. Mill, N.Y. (1939))


  1. Novelization of film of same title.
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