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James Costigan

James Costigan


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Also Known As: Died: December 19, 2007
Born: March 31, 1926 Cause of Death: heart failure
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: Writer ...


Writer (feature film)

Mr. North (1988) as Screenwriter
Based on Thornton Wilder's last novel, a young man changes the lives of several inhabitants of Newport, Rhode Island during the summer of 1926.
King David (1985) as From Story
The biblical story of David's involvements with Saul, Goliath and Bathsheba.
King David (1985) as Screenwriter
The biblical story of David's involvements with Saul, Goliath and Bathsheba.
S.O.S. Titanic (1979) as Screenwriter
A story about the sinking of the Titanic in 1912.
Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977) as Screenwriter
A further look into the lives of F.D.R. and Eleanor Roosevelt during their twelve-year residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, reuniting most of the cast and technical crew responsible for the multiple-award-winning first film (1976). Equally as honored (with seventeen Emmy nominations), this film wa
F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood (1976) as Screenwriter
A drama dealing with the famed novelist's two markedly contrasting stays in the film capital: first in 1927, at the height of his popularity with the widespread acclaim for "The Great Gatsby", when he and Zelda dazzled Hollywood; then in 1937, with Zelda in a sanitarium and expenses mounting, when a
Love Among the Ruins (1975) as Screenwriter
An outstanding, multi-award-winning romantic comedy, written especially for Hepburn and Olivier, acting together for the first time and each winning an Emmy Award. Hepburn plays an aging actress being sued for breach of promise and Olivier is a blunt barrister, her one-time lover, who must destroy h
In This House of Brede (1975) as Screenwriter
A sophisticated London widow renounces a successful business career -- and the man who loves her -- to become a cloistered Benedictine nun. Diana Rigg won an Emmy Award nomination for her performance in the lead role.
F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Last of the Belles (1974) as Screenwriter
A dramatization intertwining a part of the lives of the famed American writer and his flamboyant wife with one of the author's short stories, a semi-fictional account of their first meeting in Montgomery, Alabama, while he was a soldier in 1919.
War of Children, A (1972) as Screenwriter
This Emmy Award-winning drama, chosen the Outstanding Program of the 1972-73 TV season, depicted two middle-class Belfast families -- one Protestant, one Catholic -- that discovered themselves engulfed in the surrounding violence that turned their years of friendship to bitter hatred which ultimatel

Writer (special)

Little Moon of Alban (1964) as Screenwriter
The story of the close relationship between a naive young Irish nurse and her cynical patient, a gravely wounded British officer.
Doll's House, A (1959) as Screenwriter
The story of Nora Helmer, a childlike woman who one day recognizes that her husband treats her like an ornament, a "doll" for his house, and finds she has no choice but to leave him.
Little Moon of Alban (1958) as Screenwriter
The story, set in Ireland in l9l9, relates the experiences of a desperate young woman who enters a convent and becomes a nurse to wounded soldiers. She develops a very close relationship with one cynical patient, a gravely wounded British officer.
On Borrowed Time (1957) as Screenwriter
The story of a grandfather, not yet ready to meet his maker, who chases death away, seeking more time to raise his orphaned grandson.
Lark, The (1957) as Screenwriter
An adaptation of Jean Anouilh's play about Joan of Arc, the young girl who led the French to victory against the English in the Hundred Years' War, only to be tried for heresy and witchcraft by the Inquisition and burned at the stake.
Cradle Song, The (1956) as Screenwriter
The story relates the comical and touching reactions of several nuns to the prospect of what to do with a baby left at their convent gate, accompanied by a note asking them to care for it.

Writer (TV Mini-Series)

Eleanor and Franklin (1976) as Screenwriter
An acclaimed, multi-award-winning production based on Lash's Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller, with the story of the Roosevelts, from early youth to FDR's death in 1945, told through the recollections of the widowed Eleanor. Chosen Outstanding Special (1975-76 season) in the Emmy Awards ceremony,

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