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Ben Barzman (1910–1989)

Ben Barzman was an Anglo-Canadian best known as a screenwriter who was blacklisted during the post-World War II "Red scare" in Hollywood. Born on October 12, 1910, in Toronto, he moved to the United States, where he established himself as a screenwriter during the war. He is probably best known for The Boy with Green Hair (1948), his adaptation of ... See full bio »

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The Blue Max
The Blue Max Writer
Back to Bataan


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 1975 Normande
 1972 The Assassination (original scenario)
 1969 Z (uncredited)
 1966 The Blue Max (adaptation)
 1965 The Heroes of Telemark (screenplay)
 1964 The Visit (screenplay)
 1964 The Fall of the Roman Empire (screenplay)
 1963 The Ceremony (screenplay)
 1963 55 Days at Peking (uncredited)
 1962 These Are the Damned (original screenplay - uncredited)
 1961 El Cid (screenplay - originally uncredited)
 1959 Chance Meeting (screenplay)
 1957 Time Without Pity (screenplay)
 1955 Oasis
 1952 It Happened in Paris (written by - originally as S.B. Levenson)
 1952 The Faithful City (screenplay)
 1952 Stranger on the Prowl (screenplay - originally as Andrea Forzano)
 1949 Give Us This Day (adaptation and screenplay)
 1948 The Boy with Green Hair (screen play)
 1946 Never Say Goodbye (original story)
 1945 Back to Bataan (screenplay)
 1944 Meet the People (short story)
 1943 True to Life (story)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Meet the People. Musical revue. Music by Jay Gorney. Book by Ben Barzman [only Broadway credit], Sol Barzman [only Broadway credit], Mortimer Offner, Edward Eliscu, Daniel Dare, Henry Blankfort, Bert Lawrence, Sid Kuller, Ray Golden, Milt Gross, Mike Quin and Arthur Ross. Lyrics by Henry Myers and Edward Eliscu. Revised by ... See more »

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S.B. Levenson

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Father: Aaron Barzman; Mother: Bess G. Turoffsky.

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