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Charles Bennett (I) (1899–1995)

Born just before the century turned, Charles Bennett made his writing debut as a child in 1911, fought in France during World War I while still a teen and resumed his acting career after the war's end. In 1926 he dropped acting to concentrate on being a playwright, later turning one of his most famous plays, "Blackmail," into a screenplay for ... See full bio »

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 1968 Land of the Giants (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Terror-Go-Round (1968) ... (written by)
  Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1967 - 1968) (written by - 2 episodes, 1965) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1967) (story - 1 episode, 1967) (from a screenplay by - 1 episode, 1966)
- Terrible Leprechaun (1968) ... (writer)
- The Deadly Dolls (1967) ... (writer)
- The Heat Monster (1967) ... (writer)
- Death from the Past (1967) ... (screenplay) / (story)
- The Sky's on Fire (1966) ... (from a screenplay by)
 1966 The Wild Wild West (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Night of the Eccentrics (1966) ... (writer)
 1965 City in the Sea (screenplay)
 1962 Five Weeks in a Balloon (screenplay)
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Clocks (1962) ... (writer)
 1961 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (screenplay)
 1960 The Lost World (screenplay)
 1959 The Big Circus (screenplay)
 1958 Behind Closed Doors (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Brioni Story (1958) ... (writer)
 1957 Curse of the Demon (screenplay)
  Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (adaptation - 4 episodes, 1955) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1957) (previous screenplay - 1 episode, 1956)
- The Softest Music (1957) ... (teleplay)
- Ivy (1956) ... (previous screenplay)
- Not All Your Tears (1955) ... (adaptation)
- The Creaking Gate (1955) ... (adaptation)
- The Suspect (1955) ... (adaptation)
 1955-1957 The Christophers (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- Gentle Warrior (1957) ... (teleplay)
- The World Starts with Jimmy (1955) ... (teleplay)
 1956 Conflict (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- Captain Without a Country (1956) ... (teleplay)
- Condemned to Glory (1956) ... (teleplay)
  The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series) (teleplay - 5 episodes, 1956) (story and teleplay - 1 episode, 1956)
- The Pen and the Sword (1956) ... (teleplay)
- The Black Death (1956) ... (story and teleplay)
- The Barefoot Empress (1956) ... (teleplay)
- The Art of Terror (1956) ... (teleplay)
- The Texas Affair (1956) ... (teleplay)
  Cavalcade of America (TV Series) (1 episode, 1955) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1955 - 1956)
- Who Is Byington? (1956) ... (teleplay)
- Disaster Patrol (1955)
- The Palmetto Conspiracy (1955) ... (teleplay)
 1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much (based on a story by)
 1954-1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 7 episodes)
- An Argument with Death (1955) ... (teleplay)
- A Ring for Nell (1955) ... (teleplay)
- The Failure (1955) ... (teleplay)
- Our Son (1954) ... (teleplay)
- The Mural (1954) ... (teleplay)
 1954-1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- Underground (1955) ... (teleplay)
- Volturio Investigates (1954) ... (teleplay)
  Climax! (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1954) (written for television by - 1 episode, 1954)
- Nightmare in Copenhagen (1954) ... (adaptation)
- Casino Royale (1954) ... (written for television by)
 1954 Dangerous Mission (screen play)
 1953 No Escape (writer)
 1952 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series) (screen play - 1 episode)
- Edge of the Law (1952) ... (screen play)
 1952 Un principe de la iglesia (adaptation)
 1952 The White Road (screenplay) / (story)
 1951 Kind Lady (screenplay)
 1950 Where Danger Lives (screenplay)
 1949 Madness of the Heart (screenplay)
 1949 Black Magic (adaptation and screenplay - as John H. Kneubuhl)
 1948 The Sign of the Ram (screenplay)
 1947 Unconquered (screenplay)
 1947 Ivy (screenplay)
 1944 The Story of Dr. Wassell (screenplay)
 1943 Forever and a Day (writer)
 1942 Reap the Wild Wind (screenplay)
 1942 Joan of Paris (screenplay)
 1940 Foreign Correspondent (screenplay)
 1939 Balalaika (writer)
 1938 The Young in Heart (adaptation)
 1937 The Girl Was Young (screen play)
 1937 King Solomon's Mines (uncredited)
 1936 Sabotage (screen play)
 1936 Secret Agent (screenplay)
 1935 All at Sea
 1935 The 39 Steps (adaptation)
 1935 Night Mail
 1934 Gay Love
 1934 Warn London
 1934 The Clairvoyant (by) / (screen play)
 1933 Hawley's of High Street (writer)
 1933 Matinee Idol (writer)
 1933 Mannequin (writer)
 1933 The House of Trent (writer)
 1933 Paris Plane
 1932 Partners Please (Short)
 1931 Midnight (Short) (play) / (screenplay)
 1931 Deadlock (story)
 1931 Number, Please (Short) (story)
 1930 The Last Hour (play)
 1929 Blackmail (from the play by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Playwright: "Blackmail" (filmed as Blackmail (1929))

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | See more »

Alternate Names:

John H. Kneubuhl
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Trivia:

Interviewed in Tom Weaver's book "Attack of the Monster Movie Makers" (McFarland & Co., 1994).

Nickname:

Charley

Star Sign:

Leo

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