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|Also Known As:||James Maxwell Anderson||Died:||February 28, 1959|
|Born:||December 15, 1888||Cause of Death:||stroke|
|Birth Place:||Atlantic, Pennsylvania, USA||Profession:||Writer ... playwright screenwriter librettist teacher print editor|
A noted playwright who occasionally wrote directly for the screen, Maxwell Anderson also wrote original film scripts. His credits include the adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque's "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930, with Del Andrews and George Abbott) and Hitchcock's "The Wrong Man" (1956); of his numerous plays adapted for the screen by others, "What Price Glory?" (1926; written with Laurence Stallings), Michael Curtiz's "The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex" (1939) and John Huston's "Key Largo" (1948) stand out.
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