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Harry Brown (I) (1917–1986)


Novelist, poet and screenwriter. Prior to working in the film industry, he wrote for The New Yorker and Time magazines. Upon induction into the U.S. Army in 1941, he contributed a regular weekly column to the army publication Yank, featuring a goldbricking private named Archie Greengroin. See more trivia »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Ocean's Eleven
Sands of Iwo Jima
A Place in the Sun
El Dorado
El Dorado Writer


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 2001 Ocean's Eleven (1960 screenplay)
 1967 El Dorado (novel "The Stars in Their Courses")
  Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1966) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1965)
- Perilous Times (1965) ... (teleplay)
 1965 Diamond Jim: Skulduggery in Samantha (TV Movie) (written by)
 1965 Sea of Souls
 1963 Combat! (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Squad (1963) ... (written by)
  Ben Casey (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1962) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1962)
- Mrs McBroom and the Cloud Watcher (1962) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1962 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- A Sound of Hunting (1962) ... (play)
 1960 Ocean's 11 (screenplay)
 1960 Five Fingers (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Search for Edvard Stoyan (1960) ... (story)
 1959 The Third Man (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- A Question of Price (1959) ... (teleplay)
 1958 The Fiend Who Walked the West (screenplay)
 1958 Wagon Train (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Marie Dupree Story (1958) ... (written by)
 1958 The Deep Six (writer)
 1956 Between Heaven and Hell (screenplay)
 1956 D-Day the Sixth of June (screenplay)
 1955 The Virgin Queen (story "Sir Walter Raleigh" - uncredited) / (written by)
  Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (play "A Sound of Hunting" - 1 episode, 1955) (previous screenplay - 1 episode, 1954)
- Eight Iron Men (1955) ... (play "A Sound of Hunting")
- A Place in the Sun (1954) ... (previous screenplay)
 1955 Many Rivers to Cross (screenplay)
 1952 Eight Iron Men (play "A Sound of Hunting") / (screenplay)
 1952 The Sniper (screen play by)
 1952 Bugles in the Afternoon (screenplay)
 1951 Only the Valiant (screenplay)
 1951 A Place in the Sun (screenplay)
 1951 Apache Drums (from "Stand at Spanish Boot")
 1950 Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (screenplay)
 1950 The Man on the Eiffel Tower (screenplay)
 1949 Sands of Iwo Jima (screenplay) / (story)
 1948 Wake of the Red Witch (screen play)
 1948 Arch of Triumph (screenplay)
 1947 The Other Love (screenplay)
 1945 A Walk in the Sun (by)
 1945 The True Glory (Documentary) (uncredited)

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Novel: "The Stars in Their Courses" (filmed as El Dorado (1967)) See more »

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Personal Quote:

I liked "The True Glory" because it was made when I was in the army, by a crazy outfit known as the Anglo-American Film Unit, which had about 109 officers (from 2nd Lt. up to chicken Colonel), six sergeants and two, repeat two, private soldiers. I was the American private; Peter Ustinov was my British counterpart.


Moved to Mexico in the early 1960's to write several novels, living for almost fifteen years in Guanajuato. See more »

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