Screenwriter at Columbia who did sparkling work for directors including Frank Capra, Leo McCarey, George Cukor and Joseph Mankiewicz. Buchman had begun a successful climb up the studio's corporate ladder when, in 1951, he was called to testify before HUAC. He admitted to having once been a member of the Communist Party but refused to "name names" and was blacklisted. Buchman moved to France in the 1960s.
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Debut as story writer, "Matinee Ladies"
Signed three-year writing contract with Paramount
Wrote first screenplay, "If I Had a Millon"
Screenplay for "Whom the Gods Destroy" for Columbia led to studio contract
Producing debut, "She Married an Artist"
Began supervising Columbia's production; later became vice president and assistant production chief
Cited for contempt of Congress by House Committee on Un-American Activities for refusing to co-operate; fined $150 and given one-year suspended sentence