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Maxwell Anderson

Maxwell Anderson


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Also Known As: Died: February 28, 1959
Born: December 15, 1888 Cause of Death: stroke
Birth Place: Atlantic, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Writer ...


Cast (feature film)

American Lifestyles (1987) as ("On Stage" - "Show Business: The Postwar Years")

Writer (feature film)

Meet Joe Black (1998) as From Motion Picture Screenplay
The story of a media tycoon William Parrish, whose charmed life and orderly household are suddenly disrupted by the arrival of an enigmatic young man named Joe Black who suddenly insinuates his way into Parrish's life--both in his business and private affairs. Determinedly attached to Parrish's side
Bad Seed, The (1985)
This television remake of the 1954 Broadway stage hit and subsequent film two years later of Maxwell Anderson's play adapted from William March's tidy little horror novel (both starred Nancy Kelly as the horrified mother and Patty McCormack as the precious young daughter she discovers to be a murder
Ben-Hur (1959) as Contract Writer
While seeking revenge, a rebellious Israelite prince crosses paths with Jesus Christ.
Vertigo (1958) as Contract Writer
A detective falls for the mysterious woman he''s been hired to tail.
The Wrong Man (1957) as Story
A musician is mistaken for a vicious thief, with devastating results.
The Wrong Man (1957) as Screenwriter
A musician is mistaken for a vicious thief, with devastating results.
A la sombra del puente (1948) as Argumento original [Orig story]
Joan of Arc (1948) as Screenwriter
The life and campaigns of the Maid of Orleans.
So Red the Rose (1935) as Screenwriter
SO RED THE ROSE is King Vidor's quietly affecting Civil War romance, starring Margaret Sullavan as a Southern aristocrat, the mistress of a Southern plantation, whose sheltered life is torn apart by the War between the States. During the war's darkest days she is sustained by her love for a distant cousin, a Confederate officer, played by Randolph Scott.
We Live Again (1934) as Scr adpt
A Russian nobleman discovers the peasant girl he once seduced has turned to crime.
Death Takes a Holiday (1934) as Screenwriter
Death goes on vacation to learn about mortal life -- and love.
Washington Merry-Go-Round (1932) as Story
A young congressman tries to rid Washington of corruption while courting a senator''''s daughter.
Rain (1932) as Scr adpt
A missionary tries to reform a streetwalker trapped on a Pacific island.
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) as Adpt and dial
Young German soldiers try to adjust to the horrors of World War I.

Music (feature film)

My House in Umbria (2003)
Based on the story by William Trevor about a romance writer who lives in Italy, survives after a terrorist's bomb in her train in Italy. She finds solace by inviting the survivors to stay at her home in Umbria to recover. One of the victims is a young girl who is severly traumatized by the explosion
Pink Lightning (1991)
A young woman coming of age in a small town in the mid 1960s faces the loss of her friends and her fiancee as she questions the value of the role society has asked her to play.
Ray's Male Heterosexual Dance Hall (1989) as Lyrics ("September Song")
The off-beat tale of a man in search of a good job.
Radio Days (1987) as Song ("September Song")
A young boy's coming of age is mirrored by his favorite radio shows and the lives of their stars.
Lost in the Stars (1974) as From Musical Play ("Lost In The Stars")
A black South African minister goes to a big city to find his son who has become a criminal.
I Could Go On Singing (1963) as Composer
An American singing star in London tries to reclaim the son she gave up for adoption.
Pepe (1961) as Composer
When is beloved horse is stolen and sold to a movie star, a young man travels to Hollywood.
Midnight Lace (1960) as Composer
A young woman can't get anyone to believe she's being stalked.
Never Steal Anything Small (1959) as Composer
Jake MacIllaney will do just about anything to win the presidential election of longshoreman union Local 26. When he encounters young upright attorney Dan Cabot and Cabot's attractive wife, Linda, MacIllaney breaks up their marriage, pursues Linda, and pins a grand larceny rap on Dan. And all set to music!
September Affair (1951) as Composer
An industrialist (Joseph Cotton) and a pianist (Joan Fontaine) meet on a trip and fall in love. Through a quirk of fate, they are reported dead in a crash though they weren't on the plane. This gives them the opportunity to live together free from their previous lives. Unfortunately, this artificial arrangement leads to greater and greater stress. Eventually the situation collapses when they come to pursue their original, individual interests without choosing a common path.
Knickerbocker Holiday (1944) as Composer
It's 1650 in New Amsterdam, and Brom Broeck, a young outspoken newspaper publisher is arrested for printing advanced opinions on the undemocratic rule of Govenor "Peg-Leg" Stuyvesant. While Brom is in prison, old "Peg-Leg" goes on the make for Brom's sweetheart. But, when "Peg-Leg" is forced to release Brom... Watch-out!

Writer (special)

Winterset (1959) as Play As Source Material
The story of a man and his attempts to clear the name of his father, who was executed for a murder he did not commit.
Christmas Carol, A (1954) as Writer
A musical version of the Charles Dickens story in which the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge comes to see his faults one Christmas Eve.

Music (special)

Music of Kurt Weill: September Songs, The (1995) as Lyrics ("Lost In The Stars" "September Song")
Teresa Stratas, Elvis Costello and Lou Reed are among the singers who perform the songs of Kurt Weill, the classically-trained, socially-conscious, German-born composer who fled the Nazis and became one of Broadway's most creative talents.
House I Live In, The (1989) as Lyrics ("Lost In The Stars")
A musical special presented before an invited audience that includes the President and the First Lady. This program celebrates Columbus Day, with ethnic music reflecting the arrival of all immigrants to the United States. This is the second of three programs entitled "The House I Live In."
Christmas Carol, A (1954) as Lyrics
A musical version of the Charles Dickens story in which the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge comes to see his faults one Christmas Eve.

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