Carl Foreman


Screenwriter

About

Also Known As
Pvt. Carl Foreman, Derek Frye
Birth Place
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Born
July 23, 1914
Died
June 26, 1984
Cause of Death
Brain Cancer

Biography

Wrote several outstanding screenplays for producer Stanley Kramer, including "Home of the Brave" (1949) and "The Men" (1950), before refusing to co-operate with the House Committee on Un-American Activities in the early 1950s. Subsequently blacklisted, Foreman went to England and worked uncredited on "Bridge on the River Kwai" (1957), before beginning his producing career in 1959. His so...

Family & Companions

Eve Foreman
Wife
In 1992 established a foundation in London to award two $20,000 fellowships each year for young scriptwriters to study in the USA.

Notes

Named a Commander of the British Empire in 1970.

Biography

Wrote several outstanding screenplays for producer Stanley Kramer, including "Home of the Brave" (1949) and "The Men" (1950), before refusing to co-operate with the House Committee on Un-American Activities in the early 1950s. Subsequently blacklisted, Foreman went to England and worked uncredited on "Bridge on the River Kwai" (1957), before beginning his producing career in 1959. His sole directorial effort was "The Victors" (1963), an admirable WWII drama.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

The Victors (1963)
Director

Writer (Feature Film)

High Noon (2000)
From Screenplay ("High Noon")
High Noon (2000)
Screenwriter
When Time Ran Out (1980)
Screenplay
Force Ten From Navarone (1978)
From Story
Force Ten From Navarone (1978)
Story By
Young Winston (1972)
Written for Screen by
Mackenna's Gold (1969)
Screenwriter
The Victors (1963)
Screenwriter
The Key (1958)
Written for Screen by
A Hatful of Rain (1957)
Screenwriter
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Writer
The Sleeping Tiger (1954)
Screenwriter
High Noon (1952)
Screenwriter
Cyrano de Bergerac (1951)
Screenwriter
The Men (1950)
Story and Screenplay
Young Man with a Horn (1950)
Screenwriter
Dark City (1950)
Contract Writer
The Clay Pigeon (1949)
Story and Screenplay
Champion (1949)
Screenwriter
Home of the Brave (1949)
Screenwriter
So This Is New York (1948)
Screenwriter
Dakota (1945)
Original Story
Rhythm Parade (1942)
Original Screenplay
Spooks Run Wild (1941)
Original story and Screenplay

Producer (Feature Film)

The Golden Gate Murders (1979)
Executive Producer
Force Ten From Navarone (1978)
Executive Producer
Living Free (1972)
Presented By
Young Winston (1972)
Producer
Living Free (1972)
Executive Producer
The Virgin Soldiers (1970)
Presented By
The Virgin Soldiers (1970)
Executive Producer
Otley (1969)
Presented By
Mackenna's Gold (1969)
Producer
Born Free (1966)
Executive Producer
The Victors (1963)
Producer
The Guns of Navarone (1961)
Producer
The Mouse That Roared (1959)
Presented By
The Key (1958)
Producer
The Key (1958)
Presented By
High Noon (1952)
Associate Producer

Music (Feature Film)

Remembrance (1981)
Song

Sound (Feature Film)

Mackenna's Gold (1969)
Sound Supervisor

Production Companies (Feature Film)

Mackenna's Gold (1969)
Company
The Victors (1963)
Company

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Storm Over the Nile (1956)
Script Consultant
The Constant Husband (1955)
Consultant
Richard III (1955)
Script Consultant
The Man Who Loved Redheads (1954)
Script Consultant

Writer (Short)

Let's Go to the Movies (1949)
Writer (Uncredited)
Know Your Enemy: Japan (1945)
Writer

Life Events

1965

Elected governor of British Film Institute

1968

Elected president of Writer's Guild of Great Britain

Videos

Movie Clip

Clay Pigeon, The (1949) - They Should've Let Him Die That’s the old Long Beach Naval Hospital at East 7th St. and Bellflower (site of the VA Hospital now), as we meet Bill Williams as hospitalized Seaman Jim Fletcher, Harold Landon a blind comrade, Ann Doran the nurse and Frank Wilcox the doctor, opening The Clay Pigeon, 1949, from director Richard Fleischer and writer Carl Foreman.
Clay Pigeon, The (1949) - Only Man In The Navy As TCM’s Eddie Muller has noted, just about all viewers would have known that Bill Williams (as Jim, the partial-amnesiac hospital-escapee and suspected traitor sailor) and Barbara Hale (as Martha), who meet here, were husband and wife off screen; good thing and well-played by director Richard Fleischer, in The Clay Pigeon, 1949.
Clay Pigeon, The (1949) - A Shock Of Some Sort The two goons, motives unknown, have just run fugitive amnesiac sailor Jim (Bill Williams) and Martha (Barbara Hale), his hostage, and the widow of the fellow POW who’s death he’s suspected of causing, off the road, and ensuing events incline her to reconsider his story, in The Clay Pigeon, 1949.
High Noon (1952) - They're Making Me Run Ex-Marshal Kane (Gary Cooper) is riding out of Hadleyville, ahead of the return of outlaw Frank Miller, and just married to young Quaker Amy (Grace Kelly), when he has a change of heart, early in Fred Zinneman's High Noon, 1952.
Young Winston (1972) - My American Mother First Simon Ward as the young adult, then Russell Lewis as juvenile Winston Churchill, introducing his mother Jennie (Anne Bancroft) and father Randolph (Robert Shaw), in Richard Attenborough's Young Winston, 1972.
Young Winston (1972) - My Early Life Beginning with the title of the source volume, young Winston Churchill (voiced and portrayed by Simon Ward), begins his narrative of the Northwest Frontier of India, opening Richard Attenborough's Young Winston, 1972.
Home Of The Brave (1949) - Human Coyote Continuing the flashbacks detailing events leading to the mental breakdown of army surveyor Moss (James Edwards), we join him with TJ (Steve Brodie), cartographer Finch (Lloyd Bridges) and Mingo (Frank Lovejoy) on their secret mission on a Japanese-occupied island in WWII, in Home Of The Brave, 1949.
Home Of The Brave (1949) - All Right For A White Man Army psychiatrist Jeff Corey is attempting narcosynthesis, which was a real experimental hypnosis technique, to try to help amnesiac paralyzed soldier Moss (James Edwards), recalling high school, where he first met comrade Finch (Lloyd Bridges), whom he doesn’t realize is dead, in producer Stanley Kramer’s Home Of The Brave, 1949.
Home Of The Brave (1949) - I Wouldn't Care If He Was Purple In flashback, Major Robinson (Douglas Dick) briefing his team (Steve Brodie, Lloyd Bridges, Frank Lovejoy) about a difficult survey mission in the Pacific during WWII, when they meet their new man Moss (James Edwards), prompting a call to the colonel (Cliff Clark), in producer Stanley Kramer’s Home Of The Brave, 1949.
Bridge On The River Kwai, The (1957) - Colonel Bogey March The British prisoners led by Colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness) enter the Japanese prison camp in Burma whistling the jaunty Colonel Bogey March, in a famous early moment from David Lean's The Bridge On The River Kwai, 1957.
Bridge On The River Kwai, The (1957) - They Might All Run Away We meet American prisoner Commander Shears (William Holden) and a fellow grave-digger (Harold Goodwin) schmoozing Lt. Miura (Keiichio Katsumoto) for sick-list time, before the Brits arrive at the Japanes prison camp in occupied Burma, in The Bridge on the River Kwai, 1957.
Bridge On The River Kwai, The (1957) - Is It The Sun? One of the momentous cuts for which director David Lean is known, British and Japanese officers Clipton and Miura (James Donald, Keiichiro Katsumoto) lament the conflict between their superiors, then the climax of the escape attempt by American prisoner Shears (William Holden), in The Bridge on the River Kwai, (1957).

Trailer

Family

Jonathan Foreman
Son
Attorney.

Companions

Eve Foreman
Wife
In 1992 established a foundation in London to award two $20,000 fellowships each year for young scriptwriters to study in the USA.

Bibliography

Notes

Named a Commander of the British Empire in 1970.