Talbot Jennings (August 24, 1894 – May 30, 1985) was an American screenwriter.

He was born in 1894 in Shoshone, Idaho, his father was an Episcopal archdeacon for Idaho and Wyoming. He attended Nampa High School before World War I in which he served. After to war he went to University of Idaho and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1924. He followed it up with a masters degree at Harvard University, then attended Yale Drama School.

Talbot wrote and co-wrote 17 screenplays including Mutiny on the Bounty, Romeo and Juliet, Anna and the King of Siam and Northwest Passage. He wrote many screenplays for television also.

He was nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Writing and Screenplay, for Mutiny on the Bounty in 1935 and Anna and the King of Siam in 1946. A story he wrote became The Sons of Katie Elder (1965), and was his last film.

In the 1940 B-movie The Devil's Pipeline, Richard Arlen and Andy Devine play characters named Talbot and Jennings, apparently an inside joke by one of its writers.

He died at East Glacier Park, Montana.

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"Friend"Mthe finest word in any language.
Talbot Jennings (1896-1985), U.S. screenwriter, Jules Furthman (1888-1960), U.S. screenwriter, and Carey Wilson (1889-1962), U.S. screenwriter. Byam (Franchot Tone), Mutiny On The Bounty, after hearing the Tahitian word for friend from Hitihiti (William Bambridge) (1935).
I've never seen a better seaman, but as a man he's a snake. He doesn't punish for discipline, he likes to see men crawl. Sometimes I'd like to push his poison down his own throat.
Talbot Jennings (1896-1985), U.S. screenwriter, Jules Furthman (1888-1960), U.S. screenwriter, and Carey Wilson (1889-1962), U.S. screenwriter. Fletcher Christian (Clark Gable), Mutiny On The Bounty, speaking of Captain Bligh (Charles Laughton) (1935).
I ain't seen the king's face on a shilling for so long I've forgotten which George it is.
Talbot Jennings (1896-1985), U.S. screenwriter, Jules Furthman (1888-1960), U.S. screenwriter, and Carey Wilson (1889-1962), U.S. screenwriter. Muspratt (Stanley Fields), Mutiny On The Bounty, as he's about to board the Bounty (1935).

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