John PaxtonJohn Paxton (May 21, 1911, Kansas City, Missouri – January 5, 1985, Santa Monica, California) was an American screenwriter. He was married to Sarah Jane, who worked in public relations for 20th Century Fox.
Some of his films include ''Murder, My Sweet'' in 1944, ''Cornered'' in 1945, ''Crossfire'' in 1947 (an adaptation of the controversial novel ''The Brick Foxhole'' that earned him his only Oscar nomination). He helped adapt the screenplay for the controversial movie ''The Wild One'' in 1953 starring Marlon Brando.
Paxton's work twice received the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay, for ''Murder, My Sweet'' and ''Crossfire''. Provided by Wikipedia