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James Bridie (1888–1951)


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Known For

The Paradine Case
Folly to Be Wise
Under Capricorn
Storm in a Teacup


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 1980 The Anatomist by James Bridie (TV Movie)
 1978 Daphne Laureola (TV Movie) (play)
 1975 Jonah and the Whale (TV Movie)
  ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1973) (play - 1 episode, 1957) (play "The Anatomist" - 1 episode, 1956)
- Tobias and the Angel (1973) ... (story)
- Mr. Bolfry (1957) ... (play)
- The Anatomist (1956) ... (play "The Anatomist")
 1967 Colonel Wotherspoon (play)
 1965 Daphne Laureola (TV Movie) (play)
 1962 Daphne Laureola (TV Movie) (play)
  BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode, 1962) (play - 1 episode, 1960)
 1960 There Was a Crooked Man (play "The Odd Legend of Schultz")
 1959 Meeting at Night (TV Movie) (play)
  BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes, 1955 - 1959) (play "Jonah and the Whale" - 1 episode, 1950)
- A Sleeping Clergyman (1959) ... (play)
- The Black Eye (1955) ... (play)
- Jonah (1950) ... (play "Jonah and the Whale")
 1958 The Black Eye (TV Movie) (play)
 1958 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Dr. Angelus (1958) ... (play)
 1958 Daphne Laureola (TV Movie) (play)
 1957 Folio (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Mr. Bolfry (1957) ... (play)
 1957 Mr. Gillie (TV Movie)
 1957 The Dragon and the Dove (TV Movie) (play)
 1956 What Say They? (TV Movie) (play)
 1956 The Anatomist (TV Movie) (play)
 1954 Encounter (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Black Eye (1954) ... (play)
 1952 Folly to Be Wise (play "It Depends What You Mean") / (screenplay)
 1952 Black Eye (TV Movie) (play)
 1952 You're Only Young Twice (play)
 1951 Flesh & Blood (play "A Sleeping Clergyman")
 1950 The Switchback (TV Movie) (play)
 1950 Mr. Gillie (TV Movie) (play)
 1950 Stage Fright (additional dialogue - uncredited)
 1949 Under Capricorn (screenplay)
 1949 The Anatomist (TV Movie) (play)
 1948 Dr. Angelus (TV Movie) (play)
 1947 The Paradine Case (treatment in consultation with)
 1947 Tobias and the Angel (TV Movie) (play)
 1946 Mr. Bolfry (TV Movie) (play)
 1946 It Depends What You Mean (TV Movie) (play)
 1939 The Anatomist (TV Movie)
 1939 The Switchback (TV Movie)
 1938 Tobias and the Angel (TV Movie)
 1938 The Tragic Muse (TV Short) (by)
 1937 Storm in a Teacup (Anglo-Scottish version - Anglo-Scottish version)

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His play, "The King of Nowhere," was performed at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Laurence Olivier, Stephen Murray, Alexander Knox, Vivienne Bennett, Marda Vanne, and Sylvia Coleridge in the cast. Esme Church was director. See more »

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James Bridie wrote mainly comedies, but comedies that dealt with oftentimes fearsome themes. His play "The Sunlight Sonata", for example was subtitled The Seven deadly sins, and the plays that followed it focused on such harsh realities as death, damnation, disease, and drunkenness

James Bridie's famous biblical plays are Tobias and the angel, Susanna and the Elders, and Jonah and the Whale. James... See more »

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