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Born: August 20, 1919 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Writer ...
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Director (feature film)

1.
Women & Men II (1991) as Director ("Return To Kansas City")
A trilogy of three short dramas broadcast as a presentation of "HBO Showcase." Carson McCullers' "A Domestic Dilemma" follows a businessman who confronts his wife because her drinking is a threat to their children's safety. Henry Miller's "Mara" is about an American writer living in Paris and the Po
2.
Little Miss Marker (1980) as Director
Set during the Great Depression, a precocious little girl is left as an I.O.U. with an irascible bookie.

Cast (feature film)

3.
Indignation (2016)
In 1951, as Marcus Messner, a brilliant working class Jewish boy from Newark, New Jersey, travels on scholarship to a small, conservative college in Ohio, thus exempting him from being drafted into the Korean War. But once there, Marcus's growing infatuation with his beautiful classmate Olivia Hutto
4.
Hollywood Contra Franco (2009)
A portrayal of how the Spanish civil war was used in Hollywood between 1937 and 1975.
5.
Trumbo (2007)
Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo's remarkable journey from Hollywood royalty to blacklisted writer to Academy Award winner is told through the writer's own indelible words. Combined are performances of some of his extraordinary letters, clips from his films and archival and contemporary interviews with t
6.
Annie Hall (1977)
A comedian and an aspiring singer try to overcome their neuroses and find happiness.
7.
Hollywood On Trial (1976)
John Huston narrates this documentary about the government investigation of alleged Communist infiltration of show business. Includes interviews with Ronald Reagan, Dalton Trumbo and Gale Sondergaard.

Writer (feature film)

8.
FAIL SAFE (2000)
Adaptation of the 1962 novel by Harvey Wheeler and Eugene Burdick, in which Cold War tensions climb to a fever pitch when a U.S. bomber is accidentally ordered to drop a nuclear warhead on Moscow, due to a transmission blunder. The President and U.S. military leaders must take drastic measures to sa
9.
FAIL SAFE (2000)
Adaptation of the 1962 novel by Harvey Wheeler and Eugene Burdick, in which Cold War tensions climb to a fever pitch when a U.S. bomber is accidentally ordered to drop a nuclear warhead on Moscow, due to a transmission blunder. The President and U.S. military leaders must take drastic measures to sa
10.
Durango (1999)
Coming-of-age drama set in 1939, focuses on a blooming romance set against the backdrop of an Irish cattle drive. Follows the journey of young Irishman Mark Doran, a cattle farmer who decides to walk 40 miles with his cows to the village of Trallock to get a fair price for his herd rather than sell
11.
Miss Evers' Boys (1997) as Screenwriter
Drama about the controversial Tuskegee, Alabama, syphilis experiments of the 1930s and 1940s, performed on unknowing black men. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play by David Feldshuh. The story centers on nurse Eunice Evers who works at Tuskegee Hospital in 1932 to assist in caring for poor black men with syphilis. Government funding becomes available to study syphilitic African-American men who will receive no medical treatment as a way to establish whether the disease affects blacks and whites differently. Evers reluctantly goes along, lying to the men while giving them only vitamins and tonics. As the years pass, the afflicted men never receive treatment. Eventually all the men die and the full truth of the inhumane experiment is revealed in a U.S. Senate hearing decades later.
12.
Affair, The (1995)
Black American troops stationed in war-torn England prepare to fight the Germans in Europe. One young black soldier, Travis befriends Maggie, an English woman whose husband, Edward, is fighting overseas. Lonely and confused by her husband's infidelities, Maggie soon finds comfort in the arms of Trav
13.
Doomsday Gun (1995)
The true story of Canadian Gerald Bull, whose obsession with building the world's largest gun led him into a deadly agreement with Saddam Hussein.
14.
Women & Men II (1991) as Screenplay ("Return To Kansas City")
A trilogy of three short dramas broadcast as a presentation of "HBO Showcase." Carson McCullers' "A Domestic Dilemma" follows a businessman who confronts his wife because her drinking is a threat to their children's safety. Henry Miller's "Mara" is about an American writer living in Paris and the Po
15.
House On Carroll Street, The (1988)
A romantic thriller about a woman who inadvertantly uncovers a government conspiracy to smuggle Nazi war criminals into the United States six years after World War II has ended.
16.
The Legend of Billie Jean (1985)
A Texas teenager becomes a local hero when she takes on local bullies.
17.
Little Miss Marker (1980) as Screenwriter
Set during the Great Depression, a precocious little girl is left as an I.O.U. with an irascible bookie.
18.
Yanks (1979)
19.
Almost Perfect Affair, An (1979)
When aspiring filmmaker Hal Raymond goes to the Cannes Film Festival, he meets the beautiful Maria Barone. Hal learns that she is married to the powerful Italian producer Federico Barone and begins an affair with her.
20.
Betsy, The (1978)
90-year-old Loren Hardeman is the head of an American car manufacturing dynasty. He has given his grandson control of the family business, but still has one project that he desperately wants the company to complete for him. Loren''s dreams of an efficient, economical car to be called The Betsy after his great-grandaughter, and he hires injured race car driver Angelo Perino to design it in secret. But Loren doesn''t know that Angelo is also seducing Betsy, as well as having an affair with his grandson''s mistress, and that his project is not a secret from rest of the auto industry who are determined to sabotage it.
21.
Semi-Tough (1977)
Two football players both love the boss'''' daughter.
22.
The Front (1976)
A bookie agrees to put his name on scripts by blacklisted writers.
23.
The Molly Maguires (1970) as Writer
Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish emigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company with sabotage and murder. A detective, also an Irish emigrant, is hired to infiltrate the group and report on its members. But on which side do his sympathies lie?
24.
The Money Trap (1966) as Screenwriter
A cop with financial problems turns crooked.
25.
The Train (1965) as Screenwriter
French resistance fighters try to stop the Nazis from taking a trainload of art treasures to Germany.
26.
Fail Safe (1964) as Screenwriter
A failure in the U.S. defense system threatens to start World War III.
27.
Paris Blues (1961) as Screenwriter
Two jazz musicians deal with romantic problems in Paris.
28.
A Breath of Scandal (1960) as Screenwriter
A European princess jeopardizes her crown when she falls for an American millionaire.
29.
Heller in Pink Tights (1960) as Screenwriter
Touring actors in the wild West brave Indians and outlaws.
30.
That Kind of Woman (1959) as Screenwriter
A kept woman falls in love with a young paratrooper during the final days of World War II.
31.
Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948) as Adaptation
Bill Saunders, disturbed ex-soldier, kills a man in a postwar London pub brawl. Fleeing, he hides out in the apartment of lonely nurse Jane Wharton. Later, despite misgivings about his violent nature, Jane becomes involved with Bill, who resolves to reform. She gets him a job driving a medical supplies truck. But racketeer Harry Carter, who witnessed the killing, wants to use Bill's talents for crime.

Producer (feature film)

32.
FAIL SAFE (2000)
Adaptation of the 1962 novel by Harvey Wheeler and Eugene Burdick, in which Cold War tensions climb to a fever pitch when a U.S. bomber is accidentally ordered to drop a nuclear warhead on Moscow, due to a transmission blunder. The President and U.S. military leaders must take drastic measures to sa
33.
The Molly Maguires (1970) as Producer
Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish emigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company with sabotage and murder. A detective, also an Irish emigrant, is hired to infiltrate the group and report on its members. But on which side do his sympathies lie?

Cast (special)

34.
The Tramp and the Dictator (2002)
A fascinating comparison of the parallel lives of Charlie Chaplin and Adolph Hitler. Includes never-before-seen color film shot by Chaplin''''s brother.
35.
Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days (2001)
Documentary about the final days of Marilyn Monroe, including an account of the making and eventual abandonment in 1962 of the last film on which Monroe worked -- "Something's Got to Give" The program includes the world television premiere of a 37-minute reconstruction of the footage shot for this u
36.
On Cukor (2000)
Profile of director George Cukor (1899-1983). In 1939, Cukor suffered what many considered the largest setback in the history of Hollywood. After 18 days on the set, he was fired as director of "Gone With the Wind." Yet, despite being discharged from the biggest production the film industry had ever
37.
Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream (1998)
Documentary based on the book by Neal Gabler about the Jewish men who founded the Hollywood studios, including Adolph Zukor, Carl Laemmle, Louis B Mayer, William Fox, Harry Cohn and the Warner brothers.

Writer (special)

38.
Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days (2001)
Documentary about the final days of Marilyn Monroe, including an account of the making and eventual abandonment in 1962 of the last film on which Monroe worked -- "Something's Got to Give" The program includes the world television premiere of a 37-minute reconstruction of the footage shot for this u
39.
Sparrow (1978)
The exploits of Jerry Sparrow, a private investigator with a large detective agency in New Orleans. In this second pilot for a potential series, Jerry attempts to recover the valuable missing bird of a wealthy woman.
40.
Sparrow (1978)
The exploits of Jerry Sparrow, an insurance company clerk turned detective. In the first of two unsold pilots, Sparrow attempts to solve a series of seemingly senseless and unrelated murders.

Producer (special)

41.
Sparrow (1978)
The exploits of Jerry Sparrow, a private investigator with a large detective agency in New Orleans. In this second pilot for a potential series, Jerry attempts to recover the valuable missing bird of a wealthy woman.
42.
Sparrow (1978)
The exploits of Jerry Sparrow, an insurance company clerk turned detective. In the first of two unsold pilots, Sparrow attempts to solve a series of seemingly senseless and unrelated murders.

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