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Also Known As: Died: March 24, 2003
Born: April 1, 1914 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: Writer ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Writer (feature film)

1.
Unholy, The (1988) as Screenwriter
A new priest is assigned to a parish where his predecessors have met violent deaths.
2.
Bloody Wednesday (1987) as Screenwriter
3.
Cry Wilderness (1987) as Screenwriter
4.
Night Train to Terror (1985) as Screenwriter
5.
Savage Journey (1983) as Screenwriter
The story of the hardships endured by the early Mormons as they settled in the West.
6.
Captain Apache (1971) as Screenwriter
7.
The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969) as Screenwriter
The Spanish explorer Pizarro captures the Inca god-chief Atahualpa and promises to free him upon the deliverance of a horde of gold. But Pizarro finds himself torn between his desire for conquest and his sense of honor after friendship and respect develops between captive and captor.
8.
Battle of the Bulge (1965) as Screenwriter
A crack Nazi unit holds off the Allies during World War II.
9.
Circus World (1964) as Story
Circus owner Matt Masters is beset by disasters as he attempts a European tour of his circus. At the same time, he is caught in an emotional bind between his adopted daughter and her mother.
10.
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) as Orig scr
A mad emperor's excesses leave the Roman Empire open to barbarian invasions.
11.
55 Days at Peking (1963) as Screenwriter
An American major leads the defense against Chinese revolutionaries in 1900 Peking.
12.
The Day of the Triffids (1962) as Screenwriter
A shower of meteorites produces a glow that blinds anyone that looks at it. As it was such a beautiful sight, most people were watching, and as a consequence, 99% of the population go blind. This chaos results in the escape of some Triffids: experimental plants that are capable of moving themselves around and attacking people.
13.
El Cid (1961) as Screenwriter
Epic film of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz ("El Cid" to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense of honour, still succeeds in taking the initiative and driving the Moors from Spain.
14.
King of Kings (1961) as Screenwriter
Epic retelling of Christ's life and the effects of his teachings on those around him.
15.
The Bramble Bush (1960) as Screenwriter
A doctor commits euthanasia on his dying friend and then pursues an affair with the latter's wife, causing a small New England town to suspect him of plotting it as a murder.
16.
Studs Lonigan (1960) as Writer
(Dra '60,BW). Christopher Knight, Frank Gorshin, Venetia Stevenson, Carolyn Craig, Jack Nicholson, Dick Foran. A young man attempts to break away from his ghetto existence in this adaptation of the controversial James T. Farrell novel about Chicago's South Side district during the 1920s. Scripted and produced by Philip Yordan. Jack Nicholson stands out as one of Studs' cronies.
17.
Day of the Outlaw (1959) as Screenwriter
Rival cattlemen join forces to fight off outlaws.
18.
Anna Lucasta (1958) as Screenwriter
A reformed streetwalker falls in love with the man her family wants her to fleece.
19.
The Bravados (1958) as Screenwriter
Jim Douglas has been relentlessly pursuing the four outlaws who murdered his wife, but finds them in jail about to be hanged. While he waits to witness their execution, they escape; and the townspeople enlist Douglas' aid to recapture them.
20.
God's Little Acre (1958) as Screenwriter
A dirt-farmer lets his family fall apart while he hunts for his grandfather's buried gold.
21.
Island Women (1958) as Screenwriter
22.
The Fiend Who Walked the West (1958) as Screenwriter
23.
Men in War (1957) as Screenwriter
Two enemies join forces to save their men during a retreat from the North Koreans.
24.
Street of Sinners (1957) as Based on a Story by
25.
Four Boys and a Gun (1957) as Screenwriter
26.
No Down Payment (1957) as Screenwriter
The marital difficulties of four couples living in a southern California housing development become intertwined. Among the unhappy couples are ne'er-do-well Jerry Flagg and his long-suffering wife Isabelle, flirtatious Leola Boone and her sadistic husband Troy, hard working Herman Kreitzer and his understanding wife Betty, and newlyweds Jean and David Martin.
27.
The Last Frontier (1956) as Screenwriter
A backwoodsman signs on as scout for a remote Army fort.
28.
The Harder They Fall (1956) as Screenwriter
A cynical press agent exposes inhuman conditions in the boxing game.
29.
Joe MacBeth (1956) as Screenwriter
The classic Shakespearean tale is set inside a gangster's story.
30.
Conquest of Space (1955) as Adaptation
31.
The Man from Laramie (1955) as Screenwriter
A wandering cowboy gets caught in the rivalry between an aging rancher's sons.
32.
The Big Combo (1955) as [Wrt] by
A police detective tries to convict a mob boss by going to the man's girlfriend.
33.
Johnny Guitar (1954) as Screenwriter
A lady saloon owner battles a female rancher out to frame her for murder.
34.
Broken Lance (1954) as Based on a Story by
Cattle baron Matt Devereaux raids a copper smelter that is polluting his water, then divides his property among his sons. Son Joe takes responsibility for the raid and gets three years in prison. Matt dies from a stroke partly caused by his rebellious sons and when Joe gets out he plans revenge.
35.
The Naked Jungle (1954) as Screenwriter
A mail-order bride faces the perils of life in the Amazon jungle, including a horde of soldier ants.
36.
Blowing Wild (1953) as Writer
37.
Man Crazy (1953) as Writer
Three girls (Christine White, Irene Anders and Coleen Miller) living in a small, dull town dream of glamour and excitement. They think this becomes a reality when they discover some illegal money hidden by one of their employers. They take the money, go to Hollywood, buy a car and clothes and rent an elaborate house. There, they each meet a boy, one of whom eventually proves to be their downfall. And the man who was robbed finds them, and he isn't very happy.
38.
Houdini (1953) as Screenwriter
The famed magician and escape artist rises to stardom while haunted by the loss of his mother.
39.
Mara Maru (1952) as From Story
A salvage diver is accused of murder while hunting a mysterious treasure.
40.
Mutiny (1952) as Screenwriter
Early in the War of 1812, Captain James Marshall is commissioned to run the British blockade and fetch an unofficial war loan from France. As first mate, Marshall recruits Ben Waldridge, a cashiered former British Navy captain. Waldridge brings his former gun crew...who begin plotting mutiny as soon as they learn there'll be gold aboard. The gold duly arrives, and with it Waldridge's former sweetheart Leslie, who's fond of a bit of gold herself. Which side is Waldridge really on?
41.
Drums in the Deep South (1951) as Screenwriter
Best friends Clay Clayburn and Will Denning graduate from West Point only to soon find themselves fighting on opposite sides of the Civil War. When the two men meet each other in combat, neither knows it as each is in an artillery position hundreds of yards from the other. However, the love of Clay's life, Kathy Summers, does know and tries desperately to save her two good friends from killing each other.
42.
Detective Story (1951) as Screenwriter
A rigid police detective accidentally uncovers his wife's illegal past.
43.
No Way Out (1950) as Contract Writer
A racist gangster forces a black doctor to tend to his injuries.
44.
Edge of Doom (1950) as Screenwriter
A priest sets out to catch the man who killed one of his colleagues.
45.
Panic in the Streets (1950) as Contract Writer
A killer evades the police not knowing he has a deadly plague.
46.
House of Strangers (1949) as Screenwriter
Max Monetti is consumed with vengeance for his brothers after their betrayal of his father Gino. But after remembering his past, especially his relationship with Irene Bennett, Max realizes that his father had caused all the tension within the family and makes peace with his brothers.
47.
Anna Lucasta (1949) as Screenwriter
48.
Bad Men of Tombstone (1949) as Screenwriter
49.
The Black Book (1949) as Story and Screenplay
Opponents plot to bring down Robespierre during the French Revolution.
50.
The Chase (1946) as Written for Screen by
Returning a lost wallet gains unemployed veteran Chuck Scott a job as chauffeur to Eddie Roman, a seeming gangster whose enemies have a way of meeting violent ends. The job proves nerve-wracking, and soon Chuck finds himself pledged to help Eddie's lovely, fearful, prisoner-wife Lorna to escape. The result leaves Chuck caught like a rat in a trap, vainly seeking a way out through dark streets. But the real chase begins when the strange plot virtually starts all over again...
51.
Whistle Stop (1946) as Wrt for the scr by
52.
Suspense (1946) as Orig scr
The new manager of an ice show plots to steal the owners business and his wife.
53.
Dillinger (1945) as Orig scr
The legendary gunman plots a series of daring heists.
54.
Johnny Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1944) as Screenwriter
A young woman sublets a Marine's apartment not knowing he's handed out keys to several of his friends.
55.
When Strangers Marry (1944) as Screenwriter
56.
Unknown Guest (1943) as Screenwriter
57.
Syncopation (1942) as Screenwriter
A young trumpeter rises through the jazz world and finds love.

Producer (feature film)

58.
Cry Wilderness (1987) as Producer
59.
Bloody Wednesday (1987) as Producer
60.
Savage Journey (1983) as Producer
The story of the hardships endured by the early Mormons as they settled in the West.
61.
Captain Apache (1971) as Producer
62.
The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969) as Producer
The Spanish explorer Pizarro captures the Inca god-chief Atahualpa and promises to free him upon the deliverance of a horde of gold. But Pizarro finds himself torn between his desire for conquest and his sense of honor after friendship and respect develops between captive and captor.
63.
Custer of the West (1968) as Producer
The flamboyant Cavalry officer courts disaster when he fights the Sioux and Cheyenne tribes.
64.
Crack in the World (1965) as Executive Producer
Dana Andrews, Janette Scott, Kieron Moore, Alexander Knox, John Karlsen. While trying to drill through the earth's crust in hopes of finding a new source of energy beneath the molten rock, a scientist inadvertently creates a crack in the world, resulting in worldwide disasters.
65.
Battle of the Bulge (1965) as Producer
A crack Nazi unit holds off the Allies during World War II.
66.
The Day of the Triffids (1962) as Producer
A shower of meteorites produces a glow that blinds anyone that looks at it. As it was such a beautiful sight, most people were watching, and as a consequence, 99% of the population go blind. This chaos results in the escape of some Triffids: experimental plants that are capable of moving themselves around and attacking people.
67.
Studs Lonigan (1960) as Producer
(Dra '60,BW). Christopher Knight, Frank Gorshin, Venetia Stevenson, Carolyn Craig, Jack Nicholson, Dick Foran. A young man attempts to break away from his ghetto existence in this adaptation of the controversial James T. Farrell novel about Chicago's South Side district during the 1920s. Scripted and produced by Philip Yordan. Jack Nicholson stands out as one of Studs' cronies.
68.
Street of Sinners (1957) as Executive Producer
69.
Four Boys and a Gun (1957) as Producer
70.
Men in War (1957) as Producer
Two enemies join forces to save their men during a retreat from the North Koreans.
71.
The Harder They Fall (1956) as Producer
A cynical press agent exposes inhuman conditions in the boxing game.
72.
Man Crazy (1953) as Producer
Three girls (Christine White, Irene Anders and Coleen Miller) living in a small, dull town dream of glamour and excitement. They think this becomes a reality when they discover some illegal money hidden by one of their employers. They take the money, go to Hollywood, buy a car and clothes and rent an elaborate house. There, they each meet a boy, one of whom eventually proves to be their downfall. And the man who was robbed finds them, and he isn't very happy.
73.
Anna Lucasta (1949) as Producer
74.
Whistle Stop (1946) as Associate Producer

Production Companies (feature film)

75.
Bikini Paradise (1967) as Company
76.
Crack in the World (1965) as Company
Dana Andrews, Janette Scott, Kieron Moore, Alexander Knox, John Karlsen. While trying to drill through the earth's crust in hopes of finding a new source of energy beneath the molten rock, a scientist inadvertently creates a crack in the world, resulting in worldwide disasters.
77.
The Thin Red Line (1964) as Company
Dark tale of one man's determination to survive his tour of duty. Separated from his new wife after only eight days of marriage, private Doll suddenly decides that he will no longer blindly follow the orders of his superiors, following his own mind instead. What follows are a series of poorly planned attacks, in which Doll saves the day, time after time; eventually leading to the taking of the Elephant in the battle of Guadalcanal during World War II. Sgt. Welsh, Doll's immediate line officer grows an affinity for Doll, helping him through his first Kill, but never quite allowing himself to admit his admiration for the young soldier. The final scene of the movie brings home the true horror of war and the meaninglessness of it all.
78.
Four Boys and a Gun (1957) as Company
79.
Street of Sinners (1957) as Company
80.
The Wild Party (1956) as Company
A former pro-football player falls on hard times.

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