Oscar Saul


Screenwriter

Biography

Life Events

1974

Published novel, "The Dark Side of Love"

Videos

Movie Clip

Major Dundee (1965) - The Major Ain't No Lawyer Now in Mexico, chasing the Apache and short on supplies, Charlton Heston (title character) with Graham (Jim Hutton) on artillery and scout Sam (James Coburn), enters a village loosely occupied by French imperial troops, where Senta Berger (as Teresa) makes her first appearance, and Tyreen (Richard Harris), head of the consrcripted Confederate troops, takes a different approach, in Sam Peckinpah’s Major Dundee, 1965.
Major Dundee (1965) - Open, I'm A Long Way From Gettysburg Intense tones of racial hatred, subject matter that would have spoken to director and co-writer Sam Peckinpah, narration by Marvin Miller, and an introduction to Charlton Heston, the title character, and James Coburn as his scout, opening the generally-panned Major Dundee, 1965, also starring Richard Harris.
Affair In Trinidad (1952) - I Asked Him To Pass The Salt Right after her hot opening number, Howard Wendell as the new American consul in Trinidad, with Torin Thatcher as the Brit cop Smythe, with some tactics applied, tells dancer Chris Emery (Rita Hayworth) her husband has been found dead, in Rita’s box-office hit comeback, Affair In Trinidad, 1952, directed by Vincent Sherman, co-starring Glenn Ford.
Affair In Trinidad (1952) - Not In The Tropics Not his first scene but his first with the star, Glenn Ford as just-arrived American Steve is angry with Rita Hayworth as night club star Chris, widow of his artist brother, whom he’s never met, thinking he committed suicide, not realizing she’s helping the cops solve his murder, followed by a typical powerful entry into the plot by Juanita Moore as servant Dominique, in Affair In Trinidad, 1952.
Silencers, The (1966) - I Haven't Seen All Latest Models Fleeing an Acapulco night-club assassination, Matt Helm (Dean Martin) and Tina (Daliah Lavi) hustle back to the hotel to interrogate Gail (Stella Stevens) who turns out to be wearing a tear-away dress, in The Silencers, 1966.
Joker Is Wild, The (1957) - All The Way The movie is maybe unfairly known mostly for this song, the Academy Award-winning instant classic by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen, Sinatra as showman Joe E. Brown in 1920's Chicago, threatened by a gangster (Leonard Graves), reassuring pal Eddie Albert, in The Joker Is Wild, 1957.
Joker Is Wild, The (1957) - I Cried For You Director Charles Vidor's opening, rival speakeasy owners Bliss (Harold Huber) and Parker (Ted de Corsia) facing off as leading man Frank Sinatra performs, playing entertainer Joe E. Brown, the song credited to Arthur Freed, Gus Arnheim and Abe Lyman, in the 1957 bio-pic The Joker Is Wild.
Joker Is Wild, The (1957) - Heinz And The Tomato At a Miami engagement, hottie Martha (Mitzi Gaynor) emerges as a competitor to Letty (Jeanne Crain), who that moment gets an on-stage proposal from comic Joe E. Brown (Frank Sinatra), pal Austin (Eddie Albert) on piano, in Charles Vidor's flattering bio-pic, The Joker Is Wild, 1957.

Family

Richard Saul
Son
Survived him.

Bibliography

"The Dark Side of Love"
Oscar Saul (1974)