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Eric Ambler (I) (1909–1998)

Eric Ambler was born on June 28, 1909 in London, England as Eric Clifford Ambler. He was a writer and producer, known for The Way Ahead (1944), A Night to Remember (1958) and Topkapi (1964). He was married to Joan Harrison and Louise Smith Crombie. He died on October 22, 1998 in London. See full bio »

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(age 89) in London, England, UK

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Known For

The Way Ahead
The Way Ahead Writer
(1944)
A Night to Remember
(1958)
Topkapi
Topkapi Writer
(1964)
The Cruel Sea
The Cruel Sea Writer
(1953)

Filmography

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 1990 The Care of Time (TV Movie) (book)
 1989 A Quiet Conspiracy (TV Mini-Series) (story - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... (story)
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... (story)
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... (story)
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... (story)
 1984 Eine Art von Zorn (TV Movie) (novel)
 1980 Ricatto internazionale (TV Mini-Series) (novel "The Intercom Conspiracy" - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... (novel "The Intercom Conspiracy")
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... (novel "The Intercom Conspiracy")
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... (novel "The Intercom Conspiracy")
 1975 Journey Into Fear (novel)
 1971 Love Hate Love (TV Movie) (screenplay) / (story)
  Journey Into Fear (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode, 1966) (written by - 1 episode, 1966)
- Seller's Market (1966) ... (novel) / (written by)
 1964 Topkapi (based on the novel "The Light of Day")
  Epitaph for a Spy (TV Series) (1 episode, 1963) (novel - 3 episodes, 1963)
- Episode #1.4 (1963)
- Episode #1.3 (1963) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1963) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (1963) ... (novel)
 1962 Mutiny on the Bounty (uncredited)
  Checkmate (TV Series) (creator - 68 episodes, 1960 - 1962) (created by - 2 episodes, 1961)
- Side by Side (1962) ... (creator)
- Down the Gardenia Path (1962) ... (creator)
- Will the Real Killer Please Stand Up? (1962) ... (creator)
- The Bold and the Tough (1962) ... (creator)
- Rendezvous in Washington (1962) ... (creator)
 1962 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Act of Faith (1962) ... (teleplay)
 1959 The Wreck of the Mary Deare (screenplay)
 1958 A Night to Remember (screenplay)
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Eye of Truth (1958)
 1957 The Schirmer Inheritance (TV Series) (novel - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1957) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.5 (1957) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (1957) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1957) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1957) ... (novel)
 1957 Battle Hell (screenplay)
 1954-1956 Climax! (TV Series) (novel - 2 episodes)
- Journey into Fear (1956) ... (novel)
- Epitaph for a Spy (1954) ... (novel)
  Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1956) (writer - 1 episode, 1956)
- The Magic Box (1956) ... (adaptation) / (writer)
 1956 Casablanca (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Satan's Veil (1956) ... (story)
 1954 Lease of Life (screenplay)
 1954 The Purple Plain (screenplay)
 1953 Shoot First (screenplay)
 1953 Epitaph for a Spy (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 6 episodes)
- Epitaph (1953) ... (novel)
- All Men Are Liars (1953) ... (novel)
- Ultimatum (1953) ... (novel)
- Violence (1953) ... (novel)
- Go Spy the Land (1953) ... (novel)
 1953 The Cruel Sea (screenplay)
 1952 The Promoter (screenplay)
 1951 The Magic Box (screenplay)
 1951 Encore (screenplay - segment "Gigolo and Gigolette")
 1950 Highly Dangerous (written by)
 1949 The Passionate Friends (screenplay)
 1948 Oliver Twist (contributor to screenplay - uncredited)
 1947 The October Man (novel) / (screenplay)
 1944 The Mask of Dimitrios (novel "A Coffin for Dimitrios")
 1944 The Way Ahead (screenplay) / (story)
 1944 Hotel Reserve (adapted from the novel "Epitaph For A Spy" by)
 1943 Background to Danger (novel "Background to Danger")
 1943 The New Lot (Short) (writer)
 1942 Journey Into Fear (novel)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Developed and wrote the pilot for an NBC adventure series pilot, "Journey Into Fear, with Jeffrey Hunter, produced by William Dozier's Greenway Productions. See more »

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Personal Quote:

International business may conduct its operations with scraps of paper, but the ink it uses is human blood.

Trivia:

British author of espionage thrillers, often set in unglamorous locations and featuring anti-heroes. His work served as inspiration for later specialists in the genre, notably Len Deighton and John le Carré. See more »

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