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James Agee (1909–1955)

James Agee, Pulitzer Prize winning author, was born in Knoxville in 1909. The intense writer was to enjoy little real success in his lifetime, but after death won accolades. In 1958 he won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for his uncompleted biographical novel A Death in the Family. Agee also wrote the classic Let Us Now Praise Famous Men with Walker... See full bio »

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 2002 A Death in the Family (TV Movie) (novel)
 1981 All the Way Home (TV Movie) (novel "A Death in the Family")
 1971 All the Way Home (TV Movie) (novel "A Death in the Family")
 1963 All the Way Home (and the novel: "A Death in the Family" by)
 1955 The Night of the Hunter (screen play)
 1953 White Mane (commentary: english-speaking version)
 1952-1953 Omnibus (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Mr. Lincoln: Part 5 (1953) ... (writer)
- Mr. Lincoln: Part 4 (1953) ... (writer)
- Mr. Lincoln: Part 3 (1952) ... (writer)
- Mr. Lincoln: Part 2 (1952) ... (writer)
- Mr. Lincoln: Part 1 (1952) ... (writer)
 1952 Face to Face (adaptation - segment "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky")
 1951 The African Queen (adapted for the screen by)
 1948 The Quiet One (commentary and dialogue)
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 1952 Face to Face
Frank ("The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky")
 1950 Genghis Khan
Narrator (US version) (voice)
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 1948 In the Street (Documentary short)
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 1948 In the Street (Documentary short)
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 1953 Green Magic (Documentary) (narration author - US version)
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 1998 Histoire(s) du cinéma: La monnaie de l'absolu (Video documentary short) (dedicatee)
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 1988 The American Experience (TV Series documentary)
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 1980 Agee (Documentary)
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Book: "Agee on Film" (published posthumously) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 9 Print Biographies | 4 Articles | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on Judy Garland] How good she is! She is no Venus, let us admit -- but how delightful is her smile, how genuine her emotion, how sure her timing, and how brilliantly she brings off her effects. See more »

Trivia:

He never lived to see "The Night Of The Hunter" (1955), the film of perhaps his best screenplay. He died in the back of a New York taxi some four months before its opening. After his death, the director of the film, Charles Laughton, sent his widow a telegram simply saying, "I loved him". See more »

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