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James Bridie (1888–1951)

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One of the instigators of the Edinburgh Festival. See more trivia »

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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)
 1960 There Was a Crooked Man (play "The Odd Legend of Schultz")
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
  BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode, 1959) (play "Jonah and the Whale" - 1 episode, 1950)
- A Sleeping Clergyman (1959) ... (play)
- Jonah (1950) ... (play "Jonah and the Whale")
 1957 Mr. Gillie (TV Movie) (play)
 1956 The Anatomist (TV Movie) (play)
 1953 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)
 1947 The Paradine Case (screenplay - uncredited)
 1939 The Anatomist (TV Movie)
 1939 The Switchback (TV Movie)
 1938 Tobias and the Angel (TV Movie)
 1937 Storm in a Teacup (Anglo-Scottish version - Anglo-Scottish version)
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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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