James Poe


Screenwriter

Biography

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Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (1958) - We Occupy the Same Cage The drunk and injured Brick (Paul Newman) rejects his wife Maggie (Elizabeth Taylor) in director Richard Brooks' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1958, from the Tennessee Williams play.
Summer And Smoke (1961) - It's A Civic Duty After a childhood prologue and credits, Mississippi spinster Alma (Geraldine Page) with her dotty mother (Una Merkel) and minister father (Malcolm Atterbury), sings a Spanish song (“La Golondria”) at holiday festivities while her dashing neighbor Johnny (Laurence Harvey) arrives home, in Summer And Smoke, 1961, from a Tennessee Williams play.
Summer And Smoke (1961) - Hello, Cavalier! Minding her needy mother (Una Merkel), Mississippian Alma (Academy Award-nominated Geraldine Page) finds cause to visit her dashing if reckless neighbor Johnny (Laurence Harvey), a young doctor home for the summer, finally managing an invitation, in Summer And Smoke, 1961.
Summer And Smoke (1961) - Come Watch The Birdie Motivated partly by guilt for standing her up days earlier, fun-loving Mississippi doctor Johnny (Laurence Harvey) brings his neighbor, patient and life-long admirer Alma (Geraldine Page) to the casino (run by Thomas Gomez), where his paramour Rosa (Rita Moreno) dances, in Summer And Smoke, 1961, from the Tennessee Williams play.
Summer And Smoke (1961) - Unless Maybe I Trap You! Hard-partying young Mississippi doctor Johnny (Laurence Harvey) has skipped an engagement with his neighbor (Geraldine Page as Alma), for a night at the casino, for gambling, cock-fighting and the owner’s fiery daughter Rosa (Rita Moreno), in Tennessee Williams’ Summer And Smoke, 1961.
Lilies Of The Field (1963) - God Sets A Mighty Poor Table We still don’t know much about Homer Smith (Sidney Poitier), maybe an itinerant handyman in Arizona, except that he wanted to be paid, rather than be asked to stay to dinner with the band of European nuns, led by Lilia Skala as Mother Maria, early in Lilies Of The Field, 1963.
Scandal Sheet (1952) - Stop The Presses! Audience knows but reporter McCleary (John Derek) doesn't, that editor Chapman (Broderick Crawford) is the killer in the murder story he's pitching in Phil Karlson's Scandal Sheet, 1952, from a Samuel Fuller novel.
Lilies Of The Field (1963) - "Vee Build A Shapel" Morning after his impromptu overnight stay with the immigrant nuns in Arizona after he did some work for them while passing by, Homer (Sidney Poitier) figures he’s outa there, but Mother Maria (Lilia Skala) has bigger plans, in Ralph Nelson’s Lilies Of The Field, 1963.
Lilies Of The Field (1963) - My Skin Is Black Handyman Homer (Sidney Poitier) starting to enjoy after dinner, when he sees that Mother Maria (Lilia Skala) and the nuns (Lisa Mann, Isa Crino, Francesca Jarvis, Pamela Branch) are learning English from a record player, still on the first evening, in director Ralph Nelson’s Lilies Of The Field, 1963.
Lilies Of The Field (1963) - You Don't Fuss With Your Contractor Homer Smith (Sidney Poitier) was leaving but agreed to drive Mother Maria (Lilia Skala) and Gertrude (Lisa Mann) into the nearby Arizona town, leading to an encounter with contractor Ashton (played by director Ralph Nelson), and a un-premeditated commitment, in Lilies Of The Field, 1963.
Lilies Of The Field (1963) - He Has Sent Me A Big Strong Man From the opening, Sidney Poitier is somewhere in Arizona and needs water for his station wagon, and comes upon a group of presumably German nuns at a previously deserted ranch, Lilia Skala their chief, in director Ralph Nelson’s Lilies Of The Field, 1963.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) - High Hurdles Opening credits, and former Mississippi high school football star Brick Pollitt (Paul Newman) hears voices as he attempts a drunken run at the high hurdles in the opening scene from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1958, from the Tennessee Williams play.

Companions

Barbara Steele
Wife
Actor. Divorced.

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