Talbot Jennings, the screenwriter for the film, was born in Shoshone, Idaho in 1894. He attended high school in Nampa and, after serving in World War I, attended the University of Idaho. There he edited the yearbook and an English department publication before graduating Phi Betta Kapa in 1924. He got a master’s degree from Harvard and attended the Yale Drama School.
Jennings is best known for his screenplay for the 1935 movie Mutiny on the Bounty. He wrote or co-wrote 17 in all, receiving two Oscar nominations. His last screenplay was The Sons of Katie Elder, which came out in 1965.
Talbot Jennings died in 1985 at age 90.