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Robert Leslie Bellem (1902–1968)

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Former journalist, movie bit player and author of detective pulp fiction, specifically as creator of Hollywood detective Dan Turner.

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 1990 Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective (Video) (creator Dan Turner character)
 1973 Superman (writer)
 1967 Iron Horse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Four Guns to Scalplock (1967) ... (writer)
  The F.B.I. (TV Series) (teleplay - 5 episodes, 1965 - 1967) (story - 2 episodes, 1966 - 1967) (written by - 1 episode, 1966)
- The Hostage (1967) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- The Death Wind (1966) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- The Hiding Place (1966) ... (written by)
- The Man Who Went Mad by Mistake (1966) ... (teleplay)
- An Elephant Is Like a Rope (1965) ... (teleplay)
  Death Valley Days (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 1965) (writer - 2 episodes, 1965)
- Dry Water Sailors (1965) ... (written by)
- A City Is Born (1965) ... (writer)
- Temporary Warden (1965) ... (written by)
- Fighting Sky Pilot (1965) ... (writer)
 1964 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- No Way Out (1964) ... (story)
 1961-1964 Perry Mason (TV Series) (written by - 5 episodes)
- The Case of the Nautical Knot (1964) ... (written by)
- The Case of the Stand-In Sister (1962) ... (written by)
- The Case of the Counterfeit Crank (1962) ... (written by)
- The Case of the Brazen Bequest (1961) ... (written by)
- The Case of the Malicious Mariner (1961) ... (written by)
  77 Sunset Strip (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1963 - 1964) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1963)
- Alimony League (1964) ... (writer)
- Paper Chase (1963) ... (teleplay)
- Bonus Baby (1963) ... (writer)
- Deposit with Caution (1963) ... (writer)
 1963 Temple Houston (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Toll the Bell Slowly (1963) ... (writer)
 1963 The Third Man (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Man in Power (1963) ... (writer)
 1961 The Case of the Dangerous Robin (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tin Caper (1961) ... (writer)
  The Texan (TV Series) (1 episode, 1960) (writer - 1 episode, 1960)
- Presentation Gun (1960)
- Town Divided (1960) ... (writer)
 1959 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Chain Gang (1959) ... (writer)
- Reckless (1959) ... (writer)
  Man Without a Gun (TV Series) (1 episode, 1957) (story - 4 episodes, 1958 - 1959) (written by - 3 episodes, 1958 - 1959) (writer - 2 episodes, 1959)
- Hangtree Inn (1959) ... (written by)
- Accused (1959) ... (story)
- The Shaving Mug (1959) ... (writer)
- Daughter of the Dragon (1959) ... (story)
- Witness to Terror (1959) ... (writer)
 1959 Behind Closed Doors (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Gamble (1959) ... (writer)
- Mightier Than the Sword (1959) ... (writer)
 1957-1959 The Millionaire (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The William Courtney Story (1959) ... (writer)
- The Roy Delbridge Story (1957) ... (writer)
  Mackenzie's Raiders (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 1958 - 1959) (writer - 1 episode, 1959)
- Death Road (1959) ... (writer)
- The Poisoners (1959) ... (written by)
- Deadly Mirror (1958) ... (written by)
 1958 The Restless Gun (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Way Back (1958) ... (writer)
  Broken Arrow (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1958) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 1957)
- Bear Trap (1958) ... (writer)
- Panic (1958) ... (writer)
- Escape (1958) ... (writer)
- White Savage (1957) ... (teleplay)
- The Bounty Hunters (1957) ... (teleplay)
  Adventures of Superman (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes, 1956 - 1958) (written by - 1 episode, 1958)
- All That Glitters (1958) ... (writer)
- The Perils of Superman (1958) ... (written by)
- Superman's Wife (1958) ... (writer)
- The Atomic Captive (1958) ... (writer)
- The Mysterious Cube (1958) ... (writer)
  The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1957) (writer - 1 episode, 1957)
- A Hamlet in Flames (1957) ... (teleplay)
- The Patient in Room 21 (1957) ... (writer)
 1957 The Web (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kill and Run (1957) ... (writer)
 1956-1957 The Lone Ranger (TV Series) (screenplay - 6 episodes)
- Blind Witness (1957) ... (screenplay)
- The Banker's Son (1957) ... (screenplay)
- Dead Eye (1957) ... (screenplay)
- Breaking Point (1957) ... (screenplay)
- Avenger (1957) ... (screenplay)
 1956 General Electric Summer Originals (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blizzard Bound (1956) ... (writer)
  Captain Midnight (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode, 1956) (writer - 1 episode, 1955)
- Million Dollar Diamond (1956) ... (written by)
- Mountain of Fire (1955) ... (writer)
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- This Man for Hire (1954) ... (writer)
  Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 1953 - 1954) (writer - 1 episode, 1953) (original story - 1 episode, 1953) (original story and teleplay - 1 episode, 1953)
- Blizzard Bound (1954) ... (teleplay)
- Man from Outside (1954) ... (teleplay)
- Storm Swept (1953) ... (writer)
- Knave of Hearts (1953) ... (original story) / (teleplay)
- Pursuit (1953) ... (original story and teleplay)
 1953 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Hands Across the Border (1953) ... (writer)
- Wagon Wheel Trail (1953) ... (writer)
 1953 Chevron Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Pattern in Algiers (1953) ... (teleplay)
  Boston Blackie (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1953) (original screenplay - 1 episode, 1953)
- The Motorcycle Kid (1953) ... (original screenplay)
- Keys to the Killer (1953) ... (writer)
- The Deadly Payoff (1953) ... (writer)
  Dick Tracy (TV Series) (written by - 9 episodes, 1951) (additional dialogue - 7 episodes, 1950 - 1952) (story suggested by - 4 episodes) (writer - 2 episodes, 1950)
- Dick Tracy and Influence (1952) ... (additional dialogue)
- The Egyptian Mummy Case (1951) ... (written by)
- The Case of the Dangerous Dollars (1951) ... (written by)
- B.B. Eyes: Part 2 (1951) ... (written by)
- Junior and the Sapphire Mystery (1950) ... (writer)
  Front Page Detective (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 1951) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1951)
- Dead Wrong (1951) ... (written by)
- Murder Can't Win (1951) ... (written by)
- Murder Rides the Night Train (1951) ... (teleplay)
 1947 Blackmail (original story)
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Other Works:

(1/50) Story: "Terror on the Doorstep" (in "Hollywood Detective" magazine). See more »

Alternate Names:

Ellery Watson Calder | Harley L. Court | Jerome Severs Perry | John A. Saxon
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Trivia:

Former journalist, movie bit player and author of detective pulp fiction, specifically as creator of Hollywood detective Dan Turner.

Star Sign:

Cancer

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