Thomson Burtis (1896–1971)was an American writer.
Burtis worked as a newspaper reporter before becoming a writer.He wrote more than two hundred stories for pulp magazines such as Adventure . In Old Oklahoma was one of several films that were adapted from his short stories.
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In Old Oklahoma is a 1943 American Western film directed by Albert S. Rogell starring John Wayne and Martha Scott. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards, one for Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture and the other for Sound Recording.
In the 1920s, Burtis also began to write aviation fiction for children. Many of these stories appeared in The American Boy .
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