Charles Beaumont


Screenwriter

About

Birth Place
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Born
January 02, 1929
Died
February 21, 1967
Cause of Death
Spinal Meningitis

Biography

Through his amazing knack for storytelling, screenwriter Charles Beaumont brought to life many memorable worlds and characters for the big screen. Beaumont also worked in film and wrote the script for the Zsa Zsa Gabor sci-fi flick "Queen of Outer Space" (1958). Nearing the end of his career, Beaumont wrote the Vincent Price adaptation "The Haunted Palace" (1963), "The 7 Faces of Dr. ...

Biography

Through his amazing knack for storytelling, screenwriter Charles Beaumont brought to life many memorable worlds and characters for the big screen. Beaumont also worked in film and wrote the script for the Zsa Zsa Gabor sci-fi flick "Queen of Outer Space" (1958). Nearing the end of his career, Beaumont wrote the Vincent Price adaptation "The Haunted Palace" (1963), "The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao" (1964) and "The Masque of the Red Death" (1964). He also appeared in the Robert Mitchum dramatic adaptation "Mister Moses" (1965). Beaumont was most recently credited in the fantasy "Brain Dead" (1990) with Bill Pullman. Beaumont passed away in February 1967 at the age of 38.

Life Events

Photo Collections

7 Faces of Dr. Lao - Pressbook
Here is the original campaign book (pressbook) for MGM's 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964), starring Tony Randall and Barbara Eden, and produced and directed by George Pal. Pressbooks were sent to exhibitors and theater owners to aid them in publicizing the film's run in their theater.

Videos

Movie Clip

Queen Of Outer Space (1958) - We Have No Life Here Worrying that the queen of all-female Venus will proceed to execute them and attack earth, astronauts Patterson, Walker, Konrad and Cruze (Eric Fleming, Patrick Waltz, Paul Birch, Dave Willock) are pleased when their ally Talleah (Zsa Zsa Gabor), with friends (Lisa Davis, Barbara Darrow) offers an escape, in Queen Of Outer Space, 1958.
Queen Of Outer Space (1958) - Maximum Acceleration, Credits Joining a special effects sequence, said to have been borrowed from another Allied Artists color sci-fi feature, after opening on earth, our crew, Cruze and Turner, scientist Konrad and captain Patterson (Dave Willock, Patrick Waltz, Paul Birch and Eric Fleming) yield to the credits, then a crash, about 15 minutes into Queen Of Outer Space, 1958.
Queen Of Outer Space (1958) - You Heard What The Babe Said The Earth-based crew, with Cruze (Dave Willock) on watch, scientist Konrad, Turner and Patterson (Paul Birch, Patrick Waltz, Eric Fleming) snoozing, confident they’ve crash landed on Venus but thinking it’s unpopulated, are surprised when they’re surrounded by sexy, armed females, in Queen Of Outer Space, 1958, starring Zsa Zsa Gabor.
Queen Of Outer Space (1958) - Your Undeniable Charm Summoned by the masked queen of Venus, Ylana (Laurie Mitchell, title character), who plans to have his earth-based crew executed, and encouraged by his colleagues to try to seduce her into changing her mind, captain Patterson (Eric Fleming) finds the going rough, in Queen Of Outer Space, 1958, starring Zsa Zsa Gabor.
Queen Of Outer Space (1958) - Beautifuler And Beautifuler Captured by the ruler of all-female Venus, earth-based space crew Cruze, Turner, Konrad and Patterson (Dave Willock, Patrick Waltz, Paul Birch and Eric Fleming) are pleased when they’re visited by top-billed Zsa Zsa Gabor, as Talleah, a scientist type who takes a softer line than the masked queen, in Queen Of Outer Space, 1958.
Masque Of The Red Death, The (1964) - Demon Lover Being conducted away from chambers where her captive father and brother are being tortured, hostage Francesca (Jane Asher) tries to keep up with proud devil worshipper Prospero (Vincent Price), while his incumbent lover Juliana (Hazel Court) works to enhance her own credentials, in Roger Corman’s Masque Of The Red Death, 1964.
Masque of the Red Death, The (1964) - Shouldn't You Be On Your Knees? Cruel Prince Prospero (Vincent Price) discovers the humble Francesca (Paul McCartney's then-girlfriend Jane Asher), looking out for the interest of her village, lover and father (David Weston, Nigel Green, early in The Masque of the Red Death, 1964.
Masque Of The Red Death, The (1964) - I Will Do What I Must Snatched from her people by the leering Prince Prospero (Vincent Price) who aims to make her choose whether he’ll kill her father or her lover, ravishing peasant Francesca (Jane Asher, Paul McCartney’s girlfriend at the time) holds her own with her captor and his paramour (Hazel Court), in Roger Corman’s Masque Of The Red Death, 1964, from the Poe story.
Haunted Palace, The - Honoring Her... Charles Ward (Vincent Price) is possessed by his great grandfather and therefore planning to sacrifice his wife Ann (Debra Paget) with support from Lon Chaney Jr., Milton Parsons and Cathy Merchant in Roger Corman's The Haunted Palace, 1963.
Haunted Palace, The - My Appetites... Peter (Elisha Cook) looks worried at a funeral, which seems justified when he's tracked down by Charles Ward (Vincent Price), who later explains his motives in The Haunted Palace, 1963.
Haunted Palace, The - My Will is Too Strong! Charles (Vincent Price) deals with his frightened wife Ann (Debra Paget) and with the talking portrait of his evil grandfather who's possessed him in Roger Corman's The Haunted Palace, 1963.
7 Faces Of Dr. Lao, The (1964) - Smile When You Say That School-marm Barbara Eden challenges the evil speculator (Arthur O'Connell) at a town meeting, the local editor (John Ericson) pleads the case of an Indian (Eddie Little Sky), then Tony Randall, title character, takes out some thugs, in director George Pal's The 7 Faces Of Dr. Lao, 1964.

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