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DeWitt Bodeen (1908–1988)

Bodeen started out as a stage actor and playwright. In his latter capacity, he enjoyed a moderate amount of success with "Escape to Autumn" and "Thing of Beauty", before finding work as a reader in Hollywood. One of Bodeen's plays, "Embers at Haworth" (about the Bronte sisters), came to the attention of Val Lewton, who was at the time working for ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1982 Cat People (story)
 1962 Billy Budd (screenplay - as Dewitt Bodeen)
 1960 12 to the Moon (screenplay - as De Witt Bodeen)
 1958 Panic! (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Hear No Evil (1958)
 1954-1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (teleplay - 13 episodes)
- An Old Spanish Custom (1957) ... (teleplay)
- No Trial by Jury (1955) ... (teleplay)
- Three Months to Remember (1955) ... (teleplay)
- O'Brien (1955) ... (teleplay)
- Visitor in the Night (1955) ... (teleplay)
 1957 The Girl in the Kremlin (story)
  The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1956) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1956)
- Stranger in the Night (1956) ... (writer)
- Child of the Regiment (1956) ... (teleplay)
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Every Man Has Two Wives (1956) ... (writer)
  Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1956) (writer - 1 episode, 1956)
- The Fleeting Years (1956) ... (teleplay)
- A Letter from the Past (1956) ... (teleplay)
- Deborah (1956) ... (writer)
  The Star and the Story (TV Series) (1 episode, 1956) (screenplay - 2 episodes, 1955 - 1956) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1955)
- The Senora (1956)
- Payment in Kind (1956) ... (screenplay)
- The Blue Landscape (1955) ... (teleplay - as DeWitt Bodeen)
- The Treasure (1955) ... (screenplay) / (teleplay)
  Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (adaptation - 2 episodes, 1955) (original screenplay - 1 episode, 1956)
- Night Song (1956) ... (original screenplay)
- The Two Dollar Bettor (1955) ... (adaptation)
- No Sad Songs for Me (1955) ... (adaptation)
  Climax! (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1955) (adaptation - 2 episodes, 1955)
- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1955) ... (adaptation)
- The Healer (1955) ... (writer)
- Wild Stallion (1955) ... (adaptation)
- The Dark Fleece (1955) ... (writer)
- The Deliverance of Sister Cecilia (1955) ... (writer)
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- The Deceiving Eye (1955) ... (screenplay)
 1955 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- Stuffed Shirt (1955) ... (screenplay)
 1953 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Bronte Story (1953) ... (writer)
 1953 Cavalcade of America (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- New Salem Story (1953) ... (teleplay)
  Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 1952 - 1953) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1952)
- Beauty Prize (1953) ... (written by)
- The Nobles (1952) ... (written by)
- Weekend Murder (1952) ... (screenplay)
 1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- Mrs. Mike (1950) ... (screenplay)
 1949 Mrs. Mike (writer)
 1948 The Miracle of the Bells (additional dialogue - uncredited)
 1948 I Remember Mama (screen play)
 1947 Night Song (adaptation)
 1944 The Curse of the Cat People (screenplay)
 1943 Yellow Canary (screen play - as De Witt Bodeen)
 1943 The Seventh Victim (written by)
 1942 Cat People (written by)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Biography, w/Gene Ringgold: "The Career and Films of Maurice Chevalier" See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

De Witt Bodeen | Dewitt Bodeen
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[1975 comment on Clive Brook] He had that physical presence and a certain masculine charm that enhanced any actress' presence. Just as he, a gentleman, was a man who always made a woman feel like a lady, he also, as an actor, made any actress playing a scene with him feel like a star. See more »

Trivia:

In his later years, Bodeen was a regular contributor to "Films in Review" magazine. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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