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Albert Maltz (1908–1985)

Oscar-nominated screenwriter Albert Maltz was born on October 28, 1908 in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from Columbia University in 1930, he attended the Yale School of Drama for two years as a tyro playwright. After striking out on his own as a dramatist, he developed sociopolitical plays which were destined to be produced by the left-wing... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Broken Arrow Writer
(1950)
(1948)
The Beguiled Writer
(2017)
(1945)

Filmography

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 2017 The Beguiled (and the screenplay by)
 1986 Ordinary Heroes (TV Movie) (based on the screenplay "Pride of the Marines" by - uncredited)
 1975 Egy nap Jersey szigetén (TV Movie)
 1974 Hangup (as John B. Sherry)
 1973 Cerná jáma (TV Movie) (play "Black Pit")
 1973 Peg Leg, Musket & Sabre (co-writer)
 1971 Dlouhý den v krátkém zivote (TV Movie) (novel "A Long Day in a Short Life")
 1971 The Beguiled (screenplay - as John B. Sherry)
 1970 Two Mules for Sister Sara (screenplay)
 1967 A Morrison-ügy (TV Movie)
 1964 Bebo's Girl (screenplay - uncredited)
 1963 Putování Simona Mac Keevera (TV Movie) (novel "The Journey of Simon Mac Keever")
 1962 Moneta (TV Movie) (story)
 1962 Studio 4 (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- The Cross and the Arrow (1962) ... (novel)
 1960 Dlouhý den v krátkém zivote (TV Movie) (novel "A Long Day in a Short Life")
 1958 Television Theater (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Opowiesci amerykanskie (1958) ... (story)
 1957 Short Cut to Hell (originally uncredited - 1942 screenplay This Gun for Hire)
 1955 Hotelboy Ed Martin (play "Merry-Go-Round")
 1953 Nejstastnejsí clovek na svete (Short) (short story "The Happiest Man on Earth")
 1953 The Robe (screenplay - originally uncredited)
 1950 Broken Arrow (screenplay - front Michael Blankfort)
 1948 The Naked City (screenplay)
 1947 The Red House (uncredited)
 1946 Cloak and Dagger (screenplay)
 1945 The House I Live In (Short) (written by)
 1945 Mildred Pierce (contract writer - uncredited)
 1945 Pride of the Marines (screen play)
 1943 Destination Tokyo (screen play)
 1943 Seeds of Freedom (writer)
 1942 This Gun for Hire (screen play)
 1940 The Happiest Man on Earth (Short) (original story)
 1932 Afraid to Talk (play "Merry Go Round")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Wrote (w/George Sklar) "Peace on Earth", produced on Broadway. Drama. Directed by Robert B. Sinclair. Civic Repertory Theatre: 29 Nov 1933-17 Mar 1934 (126 performances). Cast: Abner Biberman (as "Ensemble"), Donald Black, John Boruff (as "Stephen Hamill" / "Max" / "Radio Announcer"), Halliam Bosworth (as "President Howard"), ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

John B. Sherry
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Personal Quote:

I also read the Marxist classics. I still think it to be the noblest set of ideals ever penned by man... Where else in political literature do you find thinkers saying that we were going to end all forms of human exploitation? Wage exploitation, exploitation of women by men, the exploitation of people of color by white peoples, the exploitation of colonial countries by imperialist countries. And ... See more »

Trivia:

In 1938, his story "The Happiest Man on Earth" (published in Harper's Magazine) won 1st place in the O. Henry Awards. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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