Harry Brown


Screenwriter

About

Also Known As
Harry Peter Brown, Harry D. Brown
Birth Place
Portland, Maine, USA
Born
April 30, 1917
Died
November 02, 1986
Cause of Death
Emphysema

Biography

A novelist and scriptwriter whose "A Walk in the Sun" was adapted for the screen by Lewis Milestone in 1945 to great acclaim, Brown earned an Academy Award nomination for another war-themed film, "The Sands of Iwo Jima" (1949). He shared an Oscar with co-screenwriter Michael Wilson for George Stevens' "A Place in the Sun" (1951). Brown worked on several other notable films, including "Ei...

Notes

Served in the army during WWII.

Biography

A novelist and scriptwriter whose "A Walk in the Sun" was adapted for the screen by Lewis Milestone in 1945 to great acclaim, Brown earned an Academy Award nomination for another war-themed film, "The Sands of Iwo Jima" (1949). He shared an Oscar with co-screenwriter Michael Wilson for George Stevens' "A Place in the Sun" (1951). Brown worked on several other notable films, including "Eight Iron Men" (adapted from his play), the Bette Davis vehicle "The Virgin Queen" (1955) and "D-Day the Sixth of June" (1956). His last screenplay was for the crime comedy "Ocean's Eleven" (1960).

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

City of Bad Men (1953)
Cashier
Ride, Vaquero! (1953)
Pianist
Young Man With Ideas (1952)
Salesman
Hit Parade of 1951 (1950)
Port of New York (1949)
Station master
Ringside (1949)
Manager
Massacre River (1949)
Piano player
Look for the Silver Lining (1949)
Joe, piano player
Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer: Boris Karloff (1949)
Medical examiner
A Dangerous Profession (1949)
Room clerk
The Noose Hangs High (1948)
Upson
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Photographer
Feudin', Fussin and A-Fightin' (1948)
Man in tree
Mexican Hayride (1948)
Businessman
Shoot to Kill (1947)
Jim Forman
Little Giant (1946)
Blonde Alibi (1946)
Clerk
Lawless Breed (1946)
Sanford Witherspoon
Inside Job (1946)
Pop Hurley
Little Miss Big (1946)
Dr. Rutherford
The Time of Their Lives (1946)
Sergeant
Her Adventurous Night (1946)
Neighbor
The Killers (1946)
Paymaster
Man Alive (1945)
Show boat character
Spellbound (1945)
Gateman
Wanderer of the Wasteland (1945)
Papa Mike Rafferty
Marine Raiders (1944)
Harry
Calling Dr. Gillespie (1942)
Orderly
H. M. Pulham, Esq. (1941)
Charley Roberts
Fast and Furious (1939)
The Housekeeper's Daughter (1939)
Taxi driver
Our Daily Bread (1934)
Little man
The Heart of Jennifer (1915)
Stephen Weldon

Writer (Feature Film)

Ocean's Eleven (2001)
From Story
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Story By
Three Weeks of Love (1965)
Screenwriter
Ocean's Eleven (1960)
Screenwriter
The Fiend Who Walked the West (1958)
Screenwriter
The Deep Six (1958)
Screenwriter
Between Heaven and Hell (1956)
Screenwriter
D-Day the Sixth of June (1956)
Screenwriter
Many Rivers to Cross (1955)
Screenwriter
The Virgin Queen (1955)
Writer
All the Brothers Were Valiant (1953)
Screenwriter
The Sniper (1952)
Screenwriter
Eight Iron Men (1952)
Screenwriter
Bugles in the Afternoon (1952)
Screenwriter
A Place in the Sun (1951)
Screenwriter
Only the Valiant (1951)
Screenwriter
Apache Drums (1951)
Story
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)
Screenwriter
The Man on the Eiffel Tower (1950)
Screenwriter
Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)
Screenwriter
Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)
Story
Wake of the Red Witch (1948)
Screenwriter
Arch of Triumph (1948)
Screenwriter
The Other Love (1947)
Screenwriter
The True Glory (1945)
Screenwriter

Music (Feature Film)

Forever Yours (1945)
Composer

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

Miss Tatlock's Millions (1948)
Screenplay clerk

Life Events

1945

Screenwriting debut, "The True Glory"

1960

Final screenplay "Ocean's 11"

Videos

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Sniper, The (1952) - Find Me And Stop Me Digging into the psycho material now, Arthur Franz as Eddie (title character) seems to know he’s finding it too easy to get away with killing women with his rifle, makes a cry for help then goes after sexy May (Marlo Dwyer), whom he met the night of the first murder, in The Sniper, 1952.
Sniper, The (1952) - They Said I Was Looking In Their Windows Big set piece by director Edward Dmytryk, Ralph Peters the snarky cop at the podium as suspects John Pickard, Byron Foulger and Ralph Smiley are shredded, then Richard Kiley’s first scene as shrink Kent, discouraging chief cop Anderson (Frank Faylen) and Lt. Kafka (Adolphe Menjou) in The Sniper, 1952.
Sniper, The (1952) - Getting Tough With Women Kind of chance meeting at San Francisco Chinese joint, cop Kafka (Adolphe Menjou) meets getting-jaded criminologist Kent (Richard Kiley) who holds forth what we already know is spot-on reasoning about the thus-far unsuspected perp, in director Edward Dmytryk’s The Sniper, 1952.
Sniper, The (1952) - Young Fool! Continuing the initial solo scenes profiling the title character, Arthur Franz as troubled Eddie, whom we’ve seen taking aim at strange women with his rifle, cruising his neighborhood, Danni Sue Nolan the cashier at the soda shop, in The Sniper, 1952, from Harry Brown’s script and story by Edna & Edward Anhalt.
Sniper, The (1952) - I Think It's Brandy After burning himself on the stove in a bid for attention, and mostly failing, we join Eddie (Arthur Franz, title character) at work for the first time, a delivery man (working on location) in San Francisco, Marie Windsor his benevolent and alluring customer, in Edward Dmytryk’s The Sniper, 1952.
Sniper, The (1952) - It'll Turn Out To Be Her Boyfriend Second appearance for Adolphe Menjou as Lt. Kafka and Gerald Mohr as Sgt. Ferris, after the crime scene, now at the home of the victim, terse chat even as the perp Eddie (Arthur Franz) calculates whether he should deliver the cleaning for the gal he murdered, in The Sniper, 1952, shot on location around Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, Paul Marion the debriefed boyfriend.
Ocean's Eleven (1960) - Eee-O-11 Jerry Velasco is one of the uncredited accompanists for ex-ballplayer, WWII vet and garbage man Josh (Sammy Davis Jr.), knocking out specialty tune by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen and visited by fellow vet Vince (Buddy Lester) about the heist their buddy Frank Sinatra is planning, in the original Ocean's Eleven, 1960.
Ocean's Eleven (1960) - Tell Your Mother Hello Among the best scenes carried by actors other-than Frank Sinatra (title character Danny Ocean), as WWII buddies Sam (Dean Martin) and Jimmy (Peter Lawford) catch up, the latter chatting with his mother (Ilka Chase), considering the heist, before the ringleader joins, in the original Ocean's Eleven, 1960.
Place In The Sun, A (1951) -- It's An Eastman Director George Stevens’ opening, re-setting Book Two of Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy, published in 1925, in current times, introducing Montgomery Clift, whom we will learn is George Eastman, in A Place In The Sun, 1951, with Elizabeth Taylor and Shelley Winters.
Place In The Sun, A (1951) -- Misspent Youth Not the first encounter but the first chat, sparked by his not-faked pool shooting, between factory worker George Eastman (Montgomery Clift) and jet-set Angela (Elizabeth Taylor), with her host, his uncle and employer (Herbert Heyes) cutting-in, in George Stevens' A Place In The Sun, 1951.
Place In The Sun, A (1951) -- You're Not In The Same Boat Director George Stevens’ details the progress of George Eastman (Montgomery Clift), now employed by his factory-owning relatives, pining for socialite Elizabeth Taylor and, though warned not to fraternize, getting friendly with co-worker Alice (Shelley Winters), in A Place In The Sun. 1951.
Place In The Sun, A (1951) -- It's More Like Social Work The prosperous Eastmans (Herbert Heyes, Kathryn Givney and kids Keefe Brasselle, Lois Chartrand), who own a factory in fictional Carthage, receive poor relation George (Montgomery Clift), before all are swept away by Angela Vickers (Elizabeth Taylor) early in George Stevens’ A Place In The Sun, 1951.

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Notes

Served in the army during WWII.