Ben Barzman



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Back To Bataan (1945) -- (Movie Clip) So Long Skinny Stirring fantasy, John Wayne the fictional Col. Madden is summoned by John Miljan as General Jonathan “Skinny” Wainwright who, months after the film was released, and after three years in a Japanese prison camp in the Philippines, would be celebrated across the U.S. as the returning “Hero of Corregidor,” preparing to surrender, in Edward Dmytryk’s very current RKO propaganda piece, Back To Bataan, 1945.
Back To Bataan (1945) -- (Movie Clip) Why Do You Fight? Joining news footage and narration from the script that was under constant revision due to events in the Pacific, back to 1942 where Fely Franquelli is Dalisay, the Philippine broadcaster working for the Japanese invaders, and John Miljan plays the real General Jonathan Wainwright, early in Back To Bataan, 1945, starring John Wayne.
Back To Bataan (1945) -- (Movie Clip) An Old Filipino Trick Lawrence Tierney has arrived as U.S. Navy Cmdr. Waite, briefing long-serving John Wayne as Col. Madden and Anthony Quinn as Filipino Scout Captain Bonifacio et al on plans to re-take key positions ca. 1945, precipitating another legit reference to local military history, in RKO’s Back To Bataan, 1945.
Back To Bataan (1945) -- (Movie Clip) Crude Native Cigarettes Corregidor,1942, John Wayne as U.S. Col. Madden, hears from General Wainwright (John Miljan), and Anthony Quinn as Bonifacio, ranking officer of the allied Philippine Scouts, whose girlfriend is now the radio propaganda voice for the Japanese, who made a reckless heroic decision earlier that day, in another gripping confrontation, in Back To Bataan, 1945.
Meet The People (1944) -- (Movie Clip) Title Tune In the first induction of the title song by Jay Gorney and Henry Myers, songwriter "Swanee" (Dick Powell) dreams it up on the train from Delaware, but his working class vision is not what Broadway star Julie (Lucille Ball) is doing with it on stage, in MGM's Meet The People, 1944.
Never Say Goodbe (1946) -- (Movie Clip) Here's Something Chic Opening scene in which the principals (Errol Flynn, Eleanor Parker) do not meet, first she then he visiting a Manhattan boutique shopping for a daughter it turns out they share, (both their salesladies not credited), in Never Say Goodbye, 1946, from I.A.L. Diamond's screenplay.
Never Say Goodbe (1946) -- (Movie Clip) Hunk Of Femininity Playing eight year-old Phillippa "Flip" Gayley, Patti Brady with S.Z. Sakall as restauranteur "Luigi," greet her divorcee dad, famous commercial artist Phil (Errol Flynn), early in Never Say Goodbye, 1946, co-starring Eleanor Parker.
Never Say Goodbe (1946) -- (Movie Clip) He Can't Turn Them Off The butler (Charles Coleman) welcomes Cozy (Hattie McDaniel) to the home of still-smitten divorcee Ellen (Eleanor Parker), who gets advice from mother (Lucile Watson) before her artist ex Phil (Errol Flynn) arrives with their daughter "Flip," short for Phillippa, in Never Say Goodbye, 1946.
Heroes Of Telemark, The -- (Movie Clip) Not Even Norwegian Director Anthony Mann shooting on the Norwegian tundra in the dark for a reason, resistance fighters awaiting British commandos, then Knut (Richard Harris) confronting fellow leader Rolf (Kirk Douglas), in The Heroes Of Telemark, 1966.
Boy With Green Hair, The -- (Movie Clip) All By Itself Getting to the heart of the matter, Peter (Dean Stockwell) in flashback explains to Dr. Evans (Robert Ryan) the main event, Gramp (Pat O'Brien) featured in his recollection, in The Boy With Green Hair, 1948.


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Screenwriter, journalist.


"Rich Dreams"
Ben Barzman and Nora Barzman, Warner Books (1982)
"Echo X"
Ben Barzman, G.P. Putnam's Sons (1960)