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Philip MacDonald

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Also Known As: Michael Porlock,Martin Porlock Died:
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Philip MacDonald's talent for screenwriting gave him a Hollywood career. MacDonald worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "Charlie Chan in London" (1934) starring Warner Oland, "Charlie Chan in Paris" with Warner Oland (1935) and "The Last Outpost" with Cary Grant (1935). He also contributed to "The Lost Patrol" (1934), "The Mystery of Mr. X" (1934) and "The Princess Comes Across" (1936) starring Carole Lombard. Toward the end of his career, MacDonald wrote the Sylvia Sidney adaptation "Love From a Stranger" (1947), the William Holden adaptation "The Dark Past" (1948) and "The Man Who Cheated Himself" (1951). He also appeared in "Ring of Fear" (1954). MacDonald more recently wrote the suspenseful adaptation "The List of Adrian Messenger" (1963) with George C Scott.

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