Paul Monash


About

Born
June 14, 1917
Died
January 14, 2003

Biography

While Paul Monash is accurately remembered as a writer and producer of terrific entertainment, he also strived to bring social issues to light, and to push the artistic boundaries of film and television. His early career included work on anthologies such as "Studio One in Hollywood," which made the jump from radio to television in the late '40s. During the mid-to-late '50s, he received c...

Biography

While Paul Monash is accurately remembered as a writer and producer of terrific entertainment, he also strived to bring social issues to light, and to push the artistic boundaries of film and television. His early career included work on anthologies such as "Studio One in Hollywood," which made the jump from radio to television in the late '40s. During the mid-to-late '50s, he received critical acclaim for his writing on these shows, and subsequently scripted and produced the pilot for "The Untouchables," which became an influential crime show, followed by the wildly successful drama "Peyton Place" in the '60s. Both "Peyton Place" and Monash's legal series "Judd for the Defense" touched on controversial topics such as teen pregnancy and blacklisting, although the latter was never very popular. By decade's end, he was turning his attention to producing feature films, and throughout the late '60s and '70s worked with George Roy Hill and others to get classics such as "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "Slaughterhouse-Five," and "The Front Page" up on the big screen. He closed the '70s with a critically lauded television adaptation of the novel "All Quiet on the Western Front," which he wrote, and his output slowed afterward (although he was a consultant on the sci-fi series "V" from 1984 to 1985). However, during the '90s he won praise for screenplays about political figures Joseph Stalin and George Wallace, winning the Humanitas Prize for the latter, which presented its title character in a more complex light.

Filmography

 

Writer (Feature Film)

Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Couples (1998)
From Story ("Aart And Johtje Vos")
Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Couples (1998)
Screenplay ("Aart And Johtje Vos")
Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995)
Screenwriter
Killer Rules (1993)
Screenwriter
Stalin (1992)
Screenwriter
All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)
Screenwriter
The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)
Screenplay
The Scarface Mob (1962)
Screenwriter
The Lawbreakers (1960)
Screenwriter
The Gun Runners (1958)
Screenwriter
The Safecracker (1958)
Screenwriter
Bailout at 43,000 (1957)
Writer
Operation Manhunt (1954)
Screenwriter

Producer (Feature Film)

Carrie (2003)
Consulting Producer
Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)
Producer
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Executive Producer
Child Bride of Short Creek (1981)
Producer
The Day the Loving Stopped (1981)
Executive Producer
Carrie (1976)
Producer
The Trial of Chaplain Jensen (1975)
Executive Producer
The Front Page (1974)
Producer
The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)
Producer
Slaughterhouse-Five (1972)
Producer
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Executive Producer
Deadfall (1968)
Producer
Murder Men (1961)
Producer

Production Companies (Feature Film)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Company

Writer (Special)

The Lonely Wizard (1957)
Writer

Producer (Special)

Braddock (1968)
Producer

Special Thanks (Special)

The Lonely Wizard (1957)
Writer

Writer (TV Mini-Series)

The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000)
Screenplay
George Wallace (1997)
Screenplay
George Wallace (1997)
From Story
Salem's Lot (1979)
Screenplay

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1973) - How Good Are You? From director George Roy Hill’s rotogravure style opening, first scene for Robert Redford as one title character, joined by Paul Newman as the other, in a card game and challenged by another player (Paul Bryar), cleverness from writer William Goldman, in Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid, 1969.
George Wallace (1997) - People Are Gettin' What I'm Talkin' About On the morning of his fateful campaign trip to Maryland, May, 1972, the title character (Gary Sinise) at the governor’s mansion, with brother Gerald (Tracy Fraim), aide Watson (Terry Kinney) and others, with some exposition, early in John Frankenheimer’s made-for-TV feature George Wallace, 1997.
George Wallace (1997) - He's Not Gonna Die In Laurel, Md, May 15, 1972, the aftermath of the assassination attempt, Angelina Jolie as Cornelia, the 2nd wife of the title character (Gary Sinise), with his brother (Tracy Fraim) and others, getting the bad news from the doctor (Michael Harrington) in the made-for-TV George Wallace, 1997.
Gun Runners, The - Revolutions Cost Money Worried Sam (Audie Murphy) finds Eva (Gita Hall) in the night club, then we follow singer Pepito (Steven Peck), who's also a Cuban revolutionary, upstairs where Papa (Eddie Albert) is cutting a deal, in Don Siegel's The Gun Runners, 1958.
Friends of Eddie Coyle, The - Stand-Up Guy Eddie (Robert Mitchum) complains about his sentence to ex-con barkeep Dillon (Peter Doyle), who then meets federal agent Foley (Richard Jordan) outside the Government Center train station in Boston, in The Friends of Eddie Coyle, 1973, directed by Peter Yates.
Friends of Eddie Coyle, The - Extra Set of Knuckles First appearance as the title character by Robert Mitchum, meeting gun seller "Jackie Brown" (Steven Keats) in a metro-Boston cafe, exchanging dialogue from George V. Higgins' original novel, in The Friends of Eddie Coyle, 1973.
Friends of Eddie Coyle, The - Open, Ten Singles Understated and oddly fascinating opening sequence, featuring Alex Rocco casing a bank, from the Boston-based crime drama The Friends of Eddie Coyle, 1973, from George V. Higgins' novel, starring Robert Mitchum.
Friends of Eddie Coyle, The - Helping My Uncle Informant Eddie (Robert Mitchum) in a secret meeting featuring oblique dialogue with shady federal agent Foley (Richard Jordan), from Peter Yates' The Friends of Eddie Coyle, 1973.
Friends of Eddie Coyle, The - Give Them The Time Mesmerizing robbery scene featuring the bank manager (Peter MacLean), his family held hostage, executing instructions from masked thieves (Alex Rocco, Joe Santos), from director Peter Yates' The Friends of Eddie Coyle, 1973.

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