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Allen Vincent
Allen Leffingwell Vincent

(1903-08-28)August 28, 1903
DiedNovember 30, 1979(1979-11-30) (aged 76)
OccupationActor & Screenwriter

Allen Leffingwell Vincent (August 28, 1903 – November 30, 1979)[1] was an American actor and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter.[2] He started as a stage actor in New York City before moving to acting in motion pictures in the late 1920s, then transitioning to screenwriting in the early 1940s. His last credit is as a co-screenwriter for the 1952 film The Girl in White, which starred June Allyson and Arthur Kennedy.[2]

Early years

Vincent was born in Spokane, Washington, the youngest of the two children of William David (1866-1935) and Mary Eva (née Allen) Vincent (1867-1907).[3][4][5][6] Additionally, he had an older half-brother, Harold Allen Speidel (1892-1971), by his mother. His father served as the president and vice chair of Spokane's Old National Bank and Union Trust Company [7] and following the death of his first wife married Neen Hawley McVey (1872-1959) in 1910.[8][9] Vincent was raised in the Episcopal church, being baptized on November 1, 1903, and confirmed on March 17, 1918, in Spokane's former All Saints Episcopal Cathedral.[10] From 1920 to 1923 Vincent was a student at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.[11]


After leaving Dartmouth, Vincent started his career as a stage actor, with his first role in Vanity Fair with Doris Keane in New York City in 1921,[12] followed by serving as an understudy to Noël Coward in The Vortex.[13] His first credited film role came in 1929's Mother's Boy starring Morton Downey.[2] He would appear in more than 25 films in the next decade, with his most notable role in 1933's Mystery of the Wax Museum, where he played lead actress Fay Wray's love interest.[2] His last known acting appearance happened in 1939 in the noir film Missing Daughters.[2]

Due to the development of a hearing impairment,[13] starting in 1941, he transitioned to screenwriting and editing, his first credit being for The Face Behind the Mask, a noir crime film starring Peter Lorre about a fire-scarred watchmaker who turns to a life of crime to survive.[2] The film initially had poor reviews,[14] but since that time has received increasing praise from more contemporary critics like Leonard Maltin[15] and Dennis Schwartz.[16] His greatest success as screenwriter came with Johnny Belinda, the 1948 film starring Jane Wyman.[17] The screenplay he wrote with Irma von Cube was nominated for a 1949 Academy Award, but lost to John Huston for The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.[18]


Vincent died on November 30, 1979[9] at Canoga Terrace Convalescent Hospital in Canoga Park, California.[19] He is not known to have married or had any children, with his sister Josephine Vincent Cowin Gilbert (1901-1987) surviving him.[20]



Year Title Role Notes
1929 Mother’s Boy Dinslow
1930 The Still Alarm Short Film
1932 This Reckless Age Phillip (Pig) Van Dyke
1932 Street of Women Clarke Upton
1932 Thrill of Youth Jack Thayer
1932 Crooner Ralph – Band Member
1932 Two Against the World Bob Hamilton
1932 No More Orchids Dick
1933 Mystery of the Wax Museum Ralph Burton
1933 Broadway Bad Bob North
1933 Daring Daughters Edgar Barrett
1933 I Have Lived Warren White
1933 Carnival Lady Tom Warren
1934 Hi, Nellie! Nick Grassi
1934 Success at Any Price Geoffrey Halliburton
1935 Old Man Rhythm College Boy Uncredited
1935 The Return of Peter Grimm Frederik
1935 Bad Boy Bob Carey
1935 It’s a Bet Norman
1936 Chatterbox Mr. Harrison
1936 Sutter’s Gold Juan Bautista Alvarado Jr.
1936 Easy Money Eddie Adams
1937 A Family Affair William Booth “Bill” Martin
1938 Ladies in Distress Spade
1938 Army Girl Capt. Bradley
1939 Missing Daughters Slinky Uncredited



  1. ^ California, Death Index, 1940-1997
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Allen Vincent".
  3. ^ 1910 United States Federal Census: Census Place: Spokane Ward 4, Spokane, Washington; Roll: T624_1671; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0185; FHL microfilm: 1375684
  4. ^ National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington D.C.; NARA Series: Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925; Roll #: 2286; Volume #: Roll 2286 - Certificates: 330350-300849, 31 May 1923-01 Jun 1923
  5. ^ Washington, Spokane County, Probate Records; Author: Washington. Superior Court (Spokane County); Probate Place: Spokane, Washington
  6. ^ "Mary Eva Allen Vincent (1867-1907) - Find a Grave". Find a Grave.
  7. ^ "Allen Vincent," Spokane Chronicle, December 4, 1979: 10
  8. ^ “Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871–1920.” Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2010. Illinois Department of Public Health records. "Marriage Records, 1871–present." Division of Vital Records, Springfield, Illinois
  9. ^ a b State of California. California Death Index, 1940-1997. Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics
  10. ^ Episcopal Diocese of Spokane; Spokane, Washington; The Episcopal Diocese of Spokane Church Records, 1870-1947; Volume Number: 1
  11. ^ "U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012"; School Name: Dartmouth College; Year: 1925
  12. ^ "Screenwriter Allen Vincent Dies At Age 76," Santa Cruz Sentinel, December 3, 1979: 26
  13. ^ a b "Allen Vincent, Screen Writer, Visits Spokane," The Spokesman-Review, September 11, 1949: 66
  14. ^ T.M.P. (February 7, 1941). "At the Rialto". Associated Press. The New York Times
  15. ^ Maltin, Leonard; Green, Spencer; Edelman, Rob (January 2010). Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide
  16. ^ Schwartz, Dennis (February 4, 2008). "FACE BEHIND THE MASK, THE". Dennis Schwartz Reviews.
  17. ^ "Johnny Belinda".
  18. ^ "The 21st Academy Awards | 1949".
  19. ^ "Allen Vincent, screenwriter," The Akron Beacon Journal, December 4, 1979
  20. ^ "Josephine Vincent Gilbert (1901-1987) - Find A". Find a Grave.

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