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Walter Bernstein

Blacklisted writer in the 50s, a victim of the HUAC (House Un-American Activities Committee), he still continued to write under pseudonyms as did many other blacklisted writers such as Ring Lardner Jr. and Dalton Trumbo, and his biggest contribution during that time was probably his writing work with other blacklisted writers Arnold Manoff & ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Fail-Safe
Fail-Safe Writer
(1964)
Fail Safe
Fail Safe Writer
(2000)
The Front
The Front Writer
(1976)
Miss Evers' Boys
(1997)

Filmography

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 2011 Hidden (TV Mini-Series) (creator - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (2011) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... (creator)
 2000 Fail Safe (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1999 Durango (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1997 Miss Evers' Boys (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1995 The Affair (TV Movie) (story)
 1994 Doomsday Gun (TV Movie) (written by)
 1988 The House on Carroll Street (written by)
 1988 The Couch Trip (screenwriter)
 1979 Yanks (screenplay)
 1979 An Almost Perfect Affair (writer)
 1978 The Betsy (screenplay)
 1977 Semi-Tough
 1976 The Front (written by)
 1970 The Molly Maguires (written by)
 1964 Profiles in Courage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Richard T. Ely (1964) ... (writer)
 1964 The Train (uncredited)
 1964 Fail-Safe (screenplay)
 1962 Something's Got to Give (Short) (screenplay)
 1961 Paris Blues (screenplay)
 1961 The Light That Failed (TV Movie) (script)
 1960 The Magnificent Seven (uncredited)
 1960 A Breath of Scandal (adaptation)
 1960 Heller in Pink Tights (screenplay)
 1959 The Wonderful Country (uncredited)
 1959 That Kind of Woman (screenplay)
 1958 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1958) ... (: for script - uncredited)
 1953-1955 You Are There (TV Series) (15 episodes)
- The Tragic Hour of Dr. Semmelweis (1852) (1955) ... (uncredited)
- LaFitte and Jackson at New Orleans (1954) ... (uncredited)
- The Vote That Made Jefferson President (1954) ... (uncredited)
- The Decision of Robert E. Lee (1954) ... (uncredited)
- The Death of Rasputin (1954) ... (uncredited)
 1951-1952 Danger (TV Series) (11 episodes)
- Death Signs an Autograph (1952) ... (uncredited)
- Murder Takes the 'A' Train (1952) ... (uncredited)
- The Hands of the Enemy (1952) ... (uncredited)
- Passage for Christmas (1951) ... (uncredited)
- The Killer Instinct (1951) ... (uncredited)
 1951-1952 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Rich Boy (1952) ... (writer)
- By-Line for Murder (1951) ... (writer)
- The Spur (1951) ... (writer)
 1948 Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (adaptation)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I remember Marty Ritt saying [of Elia Kazan] that he started writing the kind of novels that he would have sneered at directing.

Trivia:

Four wives include Judith Braun (1961 - 84) and the literary agent, Gloria Loomis, his present wife.

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