Michael Blankfort



Life Events


Elected president of the Writers Guild of America


Governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences


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Broken Arrow (1950) -- (Movie Clip) I Am Cochise Having spent a month learning Apache language and customs, and a big riding-in sequence from director Delmer Daves, Arizona scout Jeffords (James Stewart), having decided on his own to negotiate with Cochise (Jeff Chandler) to permit mail service, meets the imposing chief, in Broken Arrow, 1950.
Tribute To A Bad Man (1956) -- (Movie Clip) Saved By A Grocery Clerk Joining the opening narration by Don Dubbins as tenderfoot "Steve Miller," meeting the titular James Cagney as "Jeremy Rodock," southeast Wyoming, 1875, in Tribute To A Bad Man, 1956, directed by Robert Wise, photographed by Robert Surtees.
Tribute To A Bad Man (1956) -- (Movie Clip) Don't Pretend With Me Stranger Steve (Don Dubbins) awakens after having brought the injured title character (James Cagney, not seen) back to his ranch, surprised to meet Greek Jo (Irene Papas, her first scene), in director Robert Wise's Tribute To A Bad Man, 1956.
Tribute To A Bad Man (1956) -- (Movie Clip) You Get Hanging Fever First a shot with Don Dubbins which director Robert Wise surely grabbed just for the rainbow, then ranch hand McNulty (Stephen McNally) and boss Rodock (James Cagney, title character) prepare to dispense frontier justice, his live-in Jo (Irene Papas) objecting, in Tribute To A Bad Man, 1956.
Broken Arrow (1950) -- (Movie Clip) Apaches Playin' Fair? In Tucson after an encounter with Apaches, Jeffords (James Stewart) turns down an offer from ambitious Col. Bernall (Raymond Bramley), and tangles with aggrieved rancher Slade (Will Geer), Arthur Hunnicutt, Joyce MacKenzie among the spectators, in Delmer Daves’ Broken Arrow, 1950.
Broken Arrow (1950) -- (Movie Clip) White Painted Lady Received into the Arizona stronghold of Apache leader Cochise (Jeff Chandler), scout and former soldier Jeffords (James Stewart), seeking negotiations over mail service, observes tribal customs and meets young initiate Sonseeahray (Debra Paget), in Delmer Daves’ Broken Arrow, 1950.
Texas (1941) -- (Movie Clip) Rebel Riffraff Opening introduces young leading-men to be, cowhands Dan (William Holden) and Tod (Glenn Ford) in a Kansas court, sentenced by Raymond Hatton, sprung by George Bancroft, from George Marshall's actioner Texas, 1941.
Texas (1941) -- (Movie Clip) Texas Ain't That Big Dan (William Holden) is off roping dinner when buddy Tod (Glenn Ford) gets grabbed by lawmen, not buying his true story of having robbed the bandits, so they wind up parting on their first night in the new territory, in Texas, 1941.
Caine Mutiny, The (1954) -- (Movie Clip) There Ain't No More Strawberries Executive officer Maryk (Van Johnson) narrating from his diary, recording concerns about Captain Queeg (Humphrey Bogart), who launches his famous inquiry about fruit, alarming Keefer (Fred MacMurray) and others, James Edwards as Whittaker, in The Caine Mutiny, 1954.
Broken Arrow (1950) -- (Movie Clip) This White Man Is My Friend James Stewart as scout and ex-soldier Jeffords narrates, having rescued an injured Arizona Apache teen (Robert Foster Dover), when badder guys, led by his father (J.W. Cody) and Goklia (Jay Silverheels, later “Geronimo”) turn up, early in Delmer Daves’ revisionist Western Broken Arrow, 1950.
Caine Mutiny, The (1954) -- (Movie Clip) You're A Sick Man Desperate to save the ship, executive officer Maryk (Van Johnson) seizes command from Captain Queeg (Humphrey Bogart) in a storm, the critical scene from The Caine Mutiny, 1954, from Herman Wouk's novel.
Caine Mutiny, The (1954) -- (Movie Clip) A Ship Is Like A Family Ensign Harding (Jerry Paris) with a ditty about Captain Queeg (Humphrey Bogart), who summons Keith (Robert Francis), Keefer (Fred MacMurray) and Maryk (Van Johnson) to a tense meeting, after a cock-up at sea in The Caine Mutiny, 1954.